I Heart You Pt. II

I am in mourning, so today’s heart is a black one. A black coral pendant and a nice gilt art nouveau chain that was a gift from the lovely Lynda Felton. For those… Continue reading

Alexander McQueen 1969-2010

I’m still coming top terms with Alexander McQueen‘s death. My skin is crawling and I feel near tears — all for a man I’ve never met but have deeply admired. Maybe this is… Continue reading

I Heart You Pt. 1

In honour of Valentine’s Day, I’m posting some pictures of heart-shaped baubles that I have owned. Here is a wee pin from Canadian-born, Bali-based designer John Hardy. Well, technically John Hardy didn’t design… Continue reading

Do Over: Brutalist Bracelet Turned Necklace

This was an easy one: Take one broken brutalist-inspired bracelet from the 70s and remove broken panels. Attach one end to a wire choker (available at any bead shop). Pry polished amethyst stones… Continue reading

My Enemy, My Moth

My nemesis — in fact, the foe of all right-thinking people everywhere — is the moth. I have fought against this pest valiantly in the past. I have bought cedar oils, cedar balls,… Continue reading

Lookbooks: Lillian Bassman: Women

I woke up with a weird feeling that I had met Lillian Bassman at the Bata Shoe Museum. Could this be true or just a dream? I’ve been Googling the iconic photographer all… Continue reading

Do Over: Sterling and Opal Ring

One of the skills I learned when I took a silversmithing course at Organic Metal Gallery was how to bezel set stones. I have reverse engineered this skill a couple of times to… Continue reading

Fashion Blogging Brouhaha

There’s a story on Jezebel about a recent Ann Taylor event where bloggers were promised gift cards in return for favourable reviews. Just so you guys know where I’m coming from, I do… Continue reading

Give Me More Liberty

You guys know I have a thing for Liberty of London, right? And you know I have a thing for Target. So when my friend Jessica told me about Liberty’s upcoming collaboration with… Continue reading

Interview With A Beauty Scientist: Dr. Rolanda Johnson

The folks at Olay were kind enough to send along some samples of the newest products from Regenerist and Pro-X. 10 years ago, I could not have imagined products like these. They feature… Continue reading

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