Siamese Sterling Dream

Pictured above are some recent Siam Sterling finds. I have a mini collection of these pieces, because I like the play between their delicate etchings and the heavy, gunmetal backgrounds. This “niello” or… Continue reading

Cleaning Ouy my Closet: Camel Aquascutum Skirt

UPDATE: The skirt is spoken for. I picked up this lovely vintage Aquascutum skirt at a garage sale last spring. It’s in Fall’s most fashionable shade — Camel. And it’s in autumn’s most… Continue reading

Do Over?: Vintage Glasses

I’ve had these cool. 1960s vintage frames (pictured above) for a couple of years now. While they are kinda of close to my prescription, I’ve always meant to have proper lenses put in.… Continue reading

Classics of Design: Georg Jensen Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe Bangle Watch

What is the opposite of thrift? The amount of money I spent to win this watch in an eBay auction. But I have always wanted something from the iconic design house of Georg… Continue reading

More Irish: Irish Horn Rosary and Connemara Marble Bracelet

More Irishness: Another Commemara Marble souvenir piece. This time it’s a shamrock themed bracelet that I found at the St. Lawrence Market last Sunday. I also found this very old Irish Horn Rosary… Continue reading

Do Over: Mod Money Necklace

I found this necklace at the VV. I’m guessing its a 1970s-era artisan (or artisan influenced) piece because of the hard ware and the fact that it had blue ceramic cabachons set in… Continue reading

Thrill of the Find: Vintage Lanvin Dress

Here is some insight into my writing process. Specifically, how I keep writer’s block at bay. Sometimes when I am very busy work-wise (like I am right now), I need to step away… Continue reading

My Beauty Reboot

Hey everybody! My Beauty Reboot Makeover is now up at Thrill to the wonder of my transformation (courtesy of colorist Luis Pacheco and stylist Anthony Ingraldi of Hair on the Avenue, and… Continue reading

Do Over: Sterling Silver Cleaver Necklace

Sometimes you have two things that don’t quite work on their own. In this case, I had a nice, weighty vermeil necklace that at 16 inches was too tight around the neck for… Continue reading

1952 Gruen Bumper Auto-Wind

I’ve had automatic watches before, but this Gruen Precision is my first bumper automatic. Automatic watches uses the movement of the wearer’s arm to cause a semi-circular rotor to pivot back-and-forth and wind… Continue reading

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