October 13, 2012

Black chandeliers

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October 13, 2012

I saw the sun!!!

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June 11, 2012

50 Shades of Blue

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These dangling earrings from Hand Picked on King Street in Charleston are my new favorites. It was love at first sight when I saw the pearls and cameos. They looked especially cute with a layered, blue, lace tank I bought from Jane Norman in London. Price: $12

June 7, 2012

Grape Juice

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This magenta Juicy Couture charm bracelet was a great find at the Juicy store on King Street in Charleston, South Carolina. Price: $28. I plan to add gold charms to it.

March 3, 2012

My latest obsession: Leather Earrings

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These feather earrings are actually not made of feathers at all. They are black leather and a distressed tan leather with gold feather-shaped chains. The designer is Melissa Johnson and her Etsy shop is BackwoodCreations.

January 13, 2012

Jewelry buys of the day

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From left to right:

Gold Empire State Building lapel pin ($5 at gift shop), jade and silver costume ring from H&M ($3), and golf and brownish amber costume ring (also $3 at H&M)

January 13, 2012

5 Facts about Showtime at the Apollo!

                            

  1. Billy Mitchell aka Mr. Apollo conducts the tours at the theatre, and has been working there for 40 years. He started out as a an errand boy and credits the godfather of soul James Brown with instilling the importance of education in him. In fact, Brown and soul singer Marvin Gaye paid Mitchell’s way through college.
  2. The Apollo was originally an all-white burlesque theatre
  3. Amateur night was derived from actor Ralph Cooper’s Amateur Hour Radio Show. He was one of the only black actors to have a radio show at the time. Amateur night has taken place every Wednesday night at 7:30pm for 78 years.
  4. The Tree of Hope, pictured above, is a tree stump on a gold pedestal. It has been touched by artists from Billie Holiday to Beyonce, and is a symbol of luck at the Apollo. The stump is from a tree that was outside of another theatre that people believed brought fortune to artists. Over time people started taking bark from the tree, the Apollo took the whole stump 🙂
  5. The chandeliers in the lobby and house were designed especially for the Apollo Theatre. These chandeliers were made in the 1930s and imported from Italy. The light fixtures were made from Venetian Crystal and shipped to the theatre. They have been kept in original condition.

 

January 10, 2012

Turn on the lights

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These crystal table lights act as table partitions at Qi Thai restaurant in New York City. The restaurant, located at 675 eighth Ave at 42nd Street is the epitome of swanky, classy, downtown dining. The rest of the restaurant contrasts ornate white details with crystals and striking light fixtures that float like bubbles. The rows of these crystal lights give the effect of a miniature hall of mirrors.

December 26, 2011

My Christmas Gifts

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I just thought I’d show off a couple of necklaces my friends gave me for Christmas. The necklace on the right is purple and bronze by Liz Claiborne and the one on the left is bronze and brown by Betsey Johnson. I’ll definitely be rocking these soon…maybe New Year’s Eve.

December 21, 2011

Trend Alert: Beads for the holidays

Okay so beaded necklaces like this are definitely on trend and on time for the holiday season, but there are some do’s and dont’s to wearing the full, beaded necklace. This necklace is by c.A.K.e. by Ali Khan, $90, sold at Macy’s. Do not spend $90 on a necklace like this. Go somewhere like Charming Charlie, New York & Company, or a website like Shop The Look and save yourself $70.

  1. DO NOT wear a a necklace like this with chandelier earrings. DO wear studs
  2. DO NOT wear this as a full set. Often these necklaces come with matching bracelet and earrings. Don’t be that person, save the dramatic ornamentation for the tree.
  3. DO wear this trend with solid turtle necks, crew neck shirts, strapless or simple dresses, and to dress up a casual piece that does not have a dramatic neckline.
  4. DO NOT wear this everyday. Though these are everyday colors, this is not an everyday piece. There’s nothing worse than that person wearing pearls with sweatpants.