Friday, January 27, 2012

things I adored this week

I clearly have sugar on the brain this week:

one of my favorite iPhone apps is the sprinkles app, which allows you to stay informed about the latest flavors. don't miss out on german chocolate and s'mores this month!

nothing beats a warm cup of marie belle's dark hot chocolate (speaking of hot chocolate, the City Bakery Hot Chocolate Festival kicks off february 1. the menu is divine.)
completely obsessed with this kate spade cosmetic bag

Friday, January 20, 2012

things I adored this week

ever since a friend gave me agate coasters for christmas, I have been obsessed with using gemstones for home decor. here are a few items that I adore:

1. pop rock diamond ring bottle opener from fred flare // 2. amethyst bottle stopper from Zhush // 3. agate coasters from Zhush

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

what jackie wore: india

as I prepare for my upcoming trip to India, I've been busy working on my wardrobe (pretty minimalist: kurtas, leggings, cotton scarves, and simple jewelry) and looking for ideas of what to bring. I came across these photos of Jackie Kennedy's 1962 trip to India. I absolutely adore the colors and prints she chose and wish I could pack such amazing dresses.

Monday, January 16, 2012

golden globes: color+sparkle

I love colorful gowns and sparkly jewels so awards season is heaven for me. last night at the golden globes celebs did not disappoint with the glamour. here are my favorite jewels and dresses of the night:

julianne moore looks radiant in her fred leighton emerald earrings
(photo, lionel hahn/ABACAUSA)

adore the green/purple combination in debra meetings earrings

heidi klum glows in this amazing turquoise and diamond necklace from lorraine schwartz
(photo, gilbert flores/

by far my favorite silhouette of the night was piper perabo's theysken's theory gown
(photo, getty images)

stunning pink lanvin gown worn by natalie portman
(photo, jeff vespa/wireimages)

OBSESSED with the color of this monique lhuillier gown worn by paula patton
(photo, steve granitz/wireimage)

valentine's day

valentine's day is right around the corner and my valentine's collection is now available online! this collection features a variety of gemstones and organics in the red-pink color palette. unlike chocolates and flowers, these lovely pieces last forever!

Friday, January 13, 2012

things I adored this week

I was very excited when I first learned that Iris Apfel and MAC were collaborating on a line of cosmetics. and the colors are just as vibrant as I expected! click here to purchase. totally adore!


another beauty find that I adore this week is traffic-stopper copper, a top coat from the sephora by O.P.I collection (from their jewelry top coats collection)

looks fabulous with a hunter green or deep purple base (or even neon orange for some spark!)

and last but not least, one of my favorite nail polish brands (Butter London) just announced their new spring/summer 2012 colors! I'm especially obsessed with the green polish, Slapper.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

colors of maui

I'm back in nyc and have started going through all of the photos I took during my trip to Maui. here are a few images I found very inspiring because of the vibrant colors (don't be surprised if you see some jewelry with a similar color palette soon!).

gorgeous red-orange

one of my favorite photos--love this green!

who can resist orange and pink?!

stunning sunset

Monday, January 9, 2012

images that inspire

I'm pleased to announce my brand new tumblr blog! I am constantly searching the internet for images and colors that strike my fancy to put on the inspiration wall in my studio. I decided to also create a virtual inspiration wall to share with others. I will update the blog almost daily. enjoy!

Friday, January 6, 2012

things I adored this week

totally adore these new neon nail polishes I found in Maui.

adore these statement necklaces from my summer 2012 collection (available in may!). while on vacation in maui, my "tropical uniform" has consisted of stripe shirts paired with my wood and coral necklaces.
wood and coral necklace with j.crew maritime dress

wood and coral necklace with marimekko stripe shirt, SALT sunglasses

Thursday, January 5, 2012

snapshots from hawaii

I've been vacationing in maui for the past week with my family and I thought I'd share a few snapshots from the trip thus far (fortunately we have a few more days in paradise before I return to chilly nyc). I've gotten a lot of inspiration from the vivid colors of the islands and have made lots of sketches of pieces I'll put together when I return home to my studio. more photos to come!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

drink more color!

I try to avoid overly-ambitious new years resolutions and to be honest I live a pretty healthy lifestyle (minus the cupcake addiction...) so I never feel the need to change too much. but one thing I am going to make a real effort to do more is drink green juice! green juice makes a good snack in between breakfast and lunch, its a good replacement for sugary coffee drinks in the afternoon, and it looks really pretty with a blue and white stripe straw (naturally, how I must drink it!). so, cheers to a happy and healthy 2012!

in nyc I get my green juices from elixir, blue print cleanse (found in Whole Foods), one lucky duck, and liquiteria

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Monday, January 2, 2012

these are a few of my favorite things...for january!

I often find myself wearing the most colorful accessories during the month of january because when its cold and dark outside, the world needs more color. this january, you will find me wearing lots of neon :)