Iwona Ludyga Tiny Skull Earrings
very dainty earrings, rings and necklaces from a talented Brooklyn lady, Iwona Ludyga. Her line is full of beautifully made pieces that are feminine, perfect for everyday and well made – I can attest, I wear my petite larme rings, thread and chain bracelets and triangle studs daily. Within the past few months, she launched an assortment of skull pieces and I’m dying for these tiny skull earrings. Way more classy and a lot less creepy than a lot of the other options out there.
Photos: Iwona Ludyga
Loving this label..
Lazy Oaf Pom Pom Jumper
called Lazy Oaf. The bold colors and happy graphics are fresh and really fun. The company, based out of East London, was started by Gemma Shiel in 2001 and has exploded onto the scene ever since. Beyond reasonably priced clothing, accessories and jewelry, they’ve also got a really cool collection of stationary, art, and gift wrap. Here are just a few things that I’ve added to my wishlist..
Lazy Oaf Big Cat Tee Dress
Lazy Oaf Apache Necklace
Lazy Oaf Fast Flowers Giftwrap
Lazy Oaf Yippee Card
Photos: Lazy Oaf
Still a fan..
Rowena Sartin Silk-Wrapped Bangle, $30 (each)
of jeans, tees and adding interesting details to an outfit through accessories. These bangles are wrapped in vintage silk fabric, offered in two shapes – a round, tubular shape or a thick, flatter version, and are a pretty cool way to add some individuality to some easy everyday items like a denim jumper or a t-shirt dress. Wear stacked or layer with other bracelets and a watch, either way you can’t go wrong. They’re available at Ooga Booga, a store out of LA. With all of the amazing options, the only question is deciding which one?
Photo: Ooga Booga
Return To Me
necklace from Return To Me. That’s right, you do the work to create your own design, whatever that may be. It’s available in two finishes, and comes with all of the extras like yarn, cord, thread and a needlepoint needle. In addition to necklaces, Return To Me has customizable totes and wristcuffs – a collection that makes expressing your individuality easy.
Photos: Return To Me
Amethyst Cluster Necklace by NALLIK
of semiprecious natural stones with contrasting metals makes for a beautiful collection of jewelry. NALLIK is designed by Jean Balke, and can be found at a few shops like Catbird and Urban Alchemist. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the necklaces were all under $100, and each piece is unique because the stones are all one of a kind. Something of a phenomenon.
Photo: Kim Ohrling
So fond of..
Bloesem Kids Wear Neon
these charming necklaces from Bloesem Kids Wear Neon. I have long been a fan of the blog Bloesem Kids, so I was really excited to hear about their new project. A collaboration between Irene Hoofs and Vivien Fayet, all necklaces are handmade with neon threads and Swarovski crystals. I think my daughter may be a little too young to wear these just yet, but the Baroque Olivine Green style might be calling my name.. until I can pass it off to her.
Baroque Olivine Green Necklace
Photos: An Van Daele for Bloesem Kids
Giles & Brother Twisted Rope S-Hook Bracelet $85
of the braided rope bracelets we’d get as kids in the summer. These nautical theme bracelets are from Giles & Brother, a company in New York that was founded by Giles and her brother – thus the name. Much like the do-it-yourself hex bracelets from Honestly…WTF, these updated styles are made from twisted rope wrap and have beads, nuts and a brass s-hook closure. The knot is adjustable, so unlike it’s predecessor, this one’s easy to take on and off.
Giles & Brother Twisted Rope S-Hook Bracelet $85
Photos: Giles & Brother
Billy Bride Attica Ring $390
the Attica Ring from Billy Bride, the entire collection is quite stunning actually. Each piece is handcrafted in Australia from natural materials indigenous to the region, so no two are alike. Perfect with jeans & a tee.. maybe some red lipstick too!
Photo: Billy Bride Jewelry
Jeans, Tee &..
Genevieve Jones Harvest Moon Safety Pin Earrings, $275
safety pin earrings from New York based jewelry and accessory designer, Genevieve Jones. She was showing her collection at the Accessories BAZAAR last Fall and loved the simple, but unique design – so versatile.. I finally broke down and bought a pair in yellow gold today, but they come in a ton of different variations – white gold, rose gold, black diamonds, white diamonds, the list goes on! A great way to make a somewhat subtle statement.
In the mood..
Love & Victory Decanter Set $98
for an old-fashioned? This undeniably cool Ours Decanter Set from Love & Victory includes two glasses etched with his & hers (also available in his & his, or hers & hers), so you can personalize it to whoever your “ours” may be. The company was created by Brooklyn based designer Meg Moorehouse, who designs classic glassware, custom jewelry and cheeky onesies all found at her online shop.
Love & Victory
2 oz bourbon whiskey
2 dashes Angostura® bitters
1 splash water
1 tsp sugar
1 maraschino cherry
1 orange wedge
Mix sugar, water and angostura bitters in an old-fashioned glass. Drop in a cherry and an orange wedge. Muddle into a paste using a muddler or the back end of a spoon. Pour in bourbon, fill with ice cubes, and stir.
Photos: Love & Victory