Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Year -- 1998

You might remember, the day I got my iPhone I was fiddling with the camera and out of nowhere, I discovered this Bergdorf Catalog circa 1998 in a stack of catalogs in the studio. Today I had some time to sit and leaf through it. With the exception of two silk charmeuse dresses, out of the eighty-seven pages, there is not one thing I wouldn't buy today.

Monday, October 24, 2011

L'interruttore è Completa!

Yes...I survived the "do-it-myself" switch from BlackBerry to iPhone 4s over the weekend. And, I lived to tell the story! By now you pretty much know that I love to figure out and do things on my own...even when it might not be the most efficient way to get things done. It's in my genes and so it's how I roll.

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Most Wonderful Time

It's true -- it's the most wonderful time of the year. At least for me. Fall -- always marks a time for new things, new beginnings, of sorts. School, new clothes, new friends, new studies, and new adventures. Even that new perm my mom insisted on giving me before the start of every school year couldn't put a damper on my anticipation of the exciting new things coming my way. Although, I do still wonder what in the heck she was thinking, since my hair is naturally why the need for the Tip Toni totally escapes me. But...back to the wonders of fall and the glorious pre-holiday time.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Unexpected Delights

Even after years of the being in the creative flow of things, I am always surprised when the unexpected happens. Well, maybe I need to qualify that...the unexpected in jewelry design is what delights me, not so much as in the unexpected like in a BlackBerry outage. So, now that we are clear on that point -- yes, I love it when an unexpected thing happens in the jewelry studio.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Dreaming in Chocolate

It's that time of year again when the aisles in the grocery stores are lined with bags, and bags, and bags of orange and black treasures busting with all kinds of chocolate-laden treats. Oh so tempting. I have learned over the years not to bring those treats home too early...under the guise of preparing for the cherubs knocking on the door and holding out bags to be filled. Why? Well, for's just too darn tempting and before the end of the first day I have managed to rip open a bag or two and start my own kind of trick-or-treating.