Monday, February 20, 2012
I’m doing some collaborating with gorgeous London blogger Marian Kihogo and her model friend Tolula. I’ve loved Marian’s style for a long time. Her pattern-mixing, fondness for bright colors (especially in lipstick!), and trademark turban make her stand out, as does her height — she’s 6’1″ without shoes!
Marian wears a lot of chunky rings, so when she told me she was coming to New York for Fashion Week, I decided to make her something special. I took my regular sterling silver Evelina perma-stacked stacking ring, seen here …
… and here, on my own hands …
… and jazzed it up by setting two square-cut amethysts in it. Because Marian breaks all style rules, I set the amethysts upside down to symbolize her unique take on fashion.
I also loaned Marian other rings for her week in New York, and, of course, she put everything together in fascinating ways. I particularly like Hannan Saleh‘s close-up photo of Marian wearing her Evelina ring and my silver Fulvia ring over fingerless gloves.
I happened to have a silver Boleyn “M” initial necklace hanging around, so Marian wound up with that too. If you look closely — right under Marian’s chin — you can see it in this photo I took at Lincoln Center.
I dressed up in my finest black t-shirt and jeans to meet Marian that day.
Marian was more impressively dressed. Here’s her head-to-toe look.
I like that Marian doesn’t shy away from wearing heels. If you’re going to be tall anyway, why not be supa-dupa tall?
I hope you’ll see a lot more from Marian and me in the future. In the meantime, remember that you can always ask me for customized jewelry. I’ve shown a lot of custom pieces that I made from scratch or heavily redesigned, but I can also do smaller tweaks like the Evelina ring I did for Marian. Holla at me at wbjewelry at hotmail dot com if you want to chat about the possibilities.