Monday, April 1, 2013

my jewels today


this morning i woke up and thought turquoise! its a bright color and it makes me happy. i work with this color a lot. it reminds me of water or sky very mother earth. this is the direction i want my jewelry line to go, eclectic, and collected. lately i have been making a new board on pintrest collecting images color pallets. i have been designing a lot and cant wait to make it and share my progress here. to see more of my pictures follow my instagram
xo
jes





Saturday, March 16, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

My Jewelry: couture and ready to wear


school has started and I was ready to make some new jewelry pieces! The first project was angle raising which I already had a few ideas about what i wanted to do and i was ready to get started but because our class was so big our teacher split the project in half. Half of the class is doing angle raising and the other half is doing die forming, and because I already had my project figured out for angle raising chances were I was doing die forming (Murphy's law and all).


I was right and ended up in the die forming group. I had a few ideas but none that i really wanted to commit to. on top of that I also wanted to make two projects, because I'm an over achiever ;) the reason why is that I wanted to make two projects is I'm in intermediate 2 and i feel like I need to show more.  more skills, more time management, more pieces.

Thanks to project runway (that inspired what I did for my project) I decided to make a "couture" necklace, as well as a "ready to wear" piece because in fashion that is what designers do.  I knew that I wanted the couture piece to be big and the ready to wear to be more easy to wear.
I enameled the die formed pieces. I wanted the colors to be bright. I made a lot of samples of which colors I wanted to use. I also wanted the colors to fade in to each other. I also hand made the chain. I used foxtail weave and a double loop and loop.  I love these pieces and wanted to share them with you because I always talk about showing you guys what I'm doing so here they are! i hope you love them as much I do!
xo
jes

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

band of outsiders pre-fall 2013



I always love band of outsiders. They always have interesting patters, and prints. In this collection i love the use of navy. I like the possibility of a new neutral. This is a classy quirky girl style I'm in love!



check out more of band of outsiders
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xo
jes

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

model obsession

Coco Rocha

Coco Rocha by Arthur Elgort

I have loved Coco Rocha ever since I can remember but seeing her commercial for black house white market just solidified it. Now since she is on the face as a coach made me obsesses just a little bit more. she has the best style I think I have seen in a very long time! which I see a lot of though her instagram feed. here are a few examples of that style.



 oh dear oxygen please make some team coco shirts!
images via pintrest and coco rocha instagram feed
xo
jes

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

style icon

lykke li

Lykke Li
A really great friend suggested that I would love lykke li's music and did not give up un till I gave in and heard it. my first thought was how did I not get in to her sooner! her music is amazing, and she has amazing style. For those of you who don't know a lot about her she is a Swedish singer-songwriter. her music has been featured on pretty little liars. my favorite song of hers is I'm good i'm gone on her youth novels album. here is a look at her amazing style.
lykke li!
lykke li
Lykke Li
Lykke Li

images via pinterest
xo
jes

Monday, February 4, 2013

funny girl

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling

she is the star and writer for the Mindy Project. The funniest sit com I have seen in a very long time. she is a self proclaimed chick flick junkie which I love because I too am a chick flick junkie. Her writing is so funny! every time i watch the Mindy project I am left laughing at every comical break and even more so when its over! below is the promo check it out.


Mindy Kaling

you might recognize her from her stint in the office. which she mentions in her book is every one hanging out without me (and other concerns). this book is on the top of my book list! just because i love her on her show why not in her book.  not only is she funny she have pretty awesome style too!
update: I finished her book and it's amazing I might reread it! 

mindy kaling
Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling
Mindy



hope you enjoyed! and watch the mindy project tuesday nights! you'll be glad you did!

images via pinterest

xo
jes

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2013




every fashion week I always look forward to Alexander McQueens collection. This year it's no different. I really enjoyed the mostly black and white color platte. This made all of the details even more important. From the embellishment at the shoulders in the white dress below, to the carefully chosen accessories from jewelry, to belts, to shoes, and capes they bring this collection together. 



i love this acorn necklace! its simple but still a very strong statement piece. I especially love the length of it! 


The white "gown" dresses are I think my favorite of the whole collection. I love the detail of the round studs around the collar. Its like an elevated spiked collar attached to this amazing lace dress. 


tell me what do you think? do you like this collection? can't get enough of it? wanna see more? let me know in the comments.

images via 
xo 
jes


Monday, January 28, 2013

style icon

lana del ray 

Lana Del Ray
I have resisted liking her for a very long time but alas i've been sucked in too! Though her campaign with H&M, and her music being on every popular tv show, as well friends in the studio playing her music non stop for three hours. See if you could resist.  i think not. 
Lana Del Ray
lana del ray
Lana Del Ray for H
Lana Del Ray for H I LOVE her!!!!
Lana Del Ray for H Fall 2012 Ad Campaign

images via pintrest
xo
jes

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

spring cleaning

Get a peek inside Grimes' makeup bag

I know that on the east coast its still winter considering the winter storm we have moving though right now but for some reason I'm spring cleaning. blame it on wishing it was spring or feeling like I need to organize everything but I have been going though my house and getting rid of things i no longer need or want. this also goes along with this blog. i spent a few hours going though the archives of this blog and getting rid of post that no longer worked ie. images that no longer came up or post that had no substance. I may no longer have a large number of posts but the ones i do have contain more than just pictures that I found and liked. I want to have a blog that has substance and a strong point of view about fashion, jewelry, and style. so here is to moving forward and growing this blog into what i wanted it be. its heading in the right direction and i have come along way from when I started and look forward into growing in to a better blogger. 
image via pinterest

xo
jes

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

stuck in a style rut? part 7 the cherry on top

yes we have come to my favorite part! accessories! jewelry is my favorite part of dressing, because its like adding a whole other personality to my outfit. i know all the fashion magazines say you can change your entire outfit with a few accessories, they say it because its true. i love mixing my harder pieces (like my studded cuff) with a girly dress. i feel like jewelry makes dressing fun and an outfit complete. and you don't have to spend a lot of money, and you can do trends with jewelry.

necklaces
Erickson Beamon necklace
i love big statement pieces that when you wear them you don't have to wear another piece if you don't want to.
layered necklaces.    We have some great small necklaces of all different lengths to layer for an awesome look.
i also love little necklaces that you can stack them together to make a unique pile. don't be afraid to mix metals ex: silver and brass or gold. it makes it more eclectic.

bracelets
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for me because my writs are so small i can only wear stretchy bracelets which limit me, though i can't wear so many of them i love them! you can wear one or stack them up. thick or thin, mix metals with leather, friendship bracelets or keep it clean with one. but when i wear one i make sure its a statement but that's just my personal opinion.

rings
need YSL Arty Oval Ring
i love statement rings like the ysl arty ring that make you whole hand look good.
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but on the other side i love stacking rings and having multiples on my hand.

earrings
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i love love love earrings. maybe because no matter what they will always fit.  I'm a fan of door knocker earrings i think its because i can feel them move around my ears so i don't lose it.
i love how they brighten your face and add color to your outfit.

12 Earrings So Good, You'll Build Your Whole Outfit Around 'Em
now that i have talked to you guys about jewelry i will break it down and do a separate post for each. like how to layer jewelry, when is less is more appropriate.
images via pintrest
xo
jes