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

Find Of The Month: Modernist Malachite Ring

I like big rings and I cannot lie. I also love green stones like malachite. Oh, and I love crazy studio jewellery (aka, jewellry that is made by independant silversmiths and artisans). This… Continue reading

Blame It On The Rain

Ah the rainy weather of the past few days has turned to snow. And since we’re talking about the weather anyway, please enjoy this video I found on the internets.

Vera Bradley’s Girly Bags

Whenever I’m in an airport or train station in the States, I’m always struck by the number of young ladies confidently swinging their brightly patterned, quilted Vera Bradley tote bags though the check… Continue reading

Organic Objects: Coral

Let’s do coral today. Pictured above is a detail of a Victorian Branch Coral Necklace. Coral is created from the exoskeletons of marine organisms that grow in branch or antler-like formations. Like pearls,… Continue reading

Do Over: Framing Ephemera

I like a nice art. I do like to go to the galleries and take in all the beauty I can. When you go to galleries, artists often leave behind postcards and posters… Continue reading

Organic Objects: Butterfly Wings

This is one of the more unusual organic materials in my jewellery collections. It is a sweater clip. It was made in the 1950s or early 1960s. Back then, the way to wear… Continue reading

Organic Objects: Scrimshaw and Amber

This week, I thought I’d chat about jewellery that’s made out of organic materials. You see, mining metals like gold or gemstones like diamonds can be a nasty business — environmentally and for… Continue reading

Making A Statement

Did you watch the Golden Globes last night? Did you see Julia Roberts? Her vintage short, black Yves Saint Laurent dress didn’t seem formal enough for the event, but I loved her statement… Continue reading

Sounds Good. Looks Good. Feels Good, Too.

Music and musicians are inherently chic, right? I am totally gonna start a band that will change the course of musical history and become a style icon at the same time. But don’t… Continue reading

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