Time Out recommends the JDS Breastplate

October 13, 2011

Hot off today’s press – Time Out gave a great Shout Out to new boutiques in NYC today. They featured one of my favorite East Village shops – Still House, owned and ran by my friend Urte. She’s this incredibly creative person who has curated the most pretty pieces of home decor and jewelry to fill her lovely space on East 7th. In their feature, Time Out suggested my Brass & Leather Breastplate. They think it’s perfect for your Fall wardrobe, and I couldn’t agree more. Thanks TONY, y’all rock my world. Go visit Still House to snag one of these necklaces and other svelt pieces for Autumn.

Because I love boobs… who doesn’t?

October 7, 2011

My friend Molly, from Guest of a Guest, invited me to attend a party last night hosted by Ralph Lauren and Glamour Magazine to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month – October, and to celebrate Lauren Pink, a new collection for Fall 2011. I had a lovely time sipping on sparkling blush rosée and donating to a great cause. I made a donation and won 2 prizes, a gift certificate to Lord & Taylor, which I promptly spent on a seeexxxy pair of black stockings, and a year subscription to Glamour. cool.

I also met Christina from Trop Rogue. Check out her blog http://troprouge.blogspot.com/. Girl has great style and perhaps we can blend our fashion powers to collaborate together on a project soon….

If you like boobs and would like to donate to stamping out breast cancer once and for all, skip over to the National Breast Cancer site to throw them a lil cash… or credit… http://www.nbcam.org/

if a girl gives money to saving boobs, can she be forgiven for looking like a bobble head?

Did you know….

June 29, 2011

i started a tumblr page? yep, i bit the bullet. mm hmm. pretty pictures abound.

http://jenedespain.tumblr.com/

 

 

Working Class Magic

June 29, 2011

Have you ever seen so much JDS jewelry in an editorial!? Very excited to announce Working Class Magazine’s Summer issue, which chose lil me for its cover story, has launched! It’s such a huge honor to be a part of this magazine and to be the cover feature of The Om Issue is beyond words. A massive thanks to Marcel Dagenais, editor in chief, for asking me to come along on this rad project. I had the pleasure of styling this shoot with Marcel, while Susie Sobol rocked the makeup for our model Yael Greenberg, with this incredible set design created by the ladies of Domestic Construction. These gorgeous photos were shot by the super talented, Tracy Morford. This woman knows how to take a photograph. The story itself was written by my friend Danielle Sipple, whose words flow from her with such beauty, it’s astounding. She flew all the way from Vancouver BC to spend a week with me in NYC to write this story. We wandered through the streets of the fashion district together, soaking in the beauty of my muse, Gotham City, both us of reveling in her majesty. You can read her piece about me and Jené DeSpain Jewelry on the Working Class Magazine website, and scope the entire issue online. http://www.workingclassmag.com – I can’t recommend it enough.

Bright Young Things: Jené DeSpain

In the meantime – enjoy Tracy’s photos for the story. Um, this is some seriously holy bling. Woah.

JDS Black Leather & Brass Collar and The Rockefeller Collar w/ Amethyst Swarovski

JDS Barclay Necklace as Headdress, Blood Carnelian Empire Earrings, & Barrymore Necklace with Green Onyx

Gunmetal Sugarcomb Earrings, Hexagon Stacking Rings, Multi-Ribbon Necklace, & Assorted Ribbon Bracelets

June 29, 2011

It’s been a busy start to Summer 2011. Well, let’s be honest, it’s been a busy year. I obviously blow at keeping up with this blogging thing, but it’s on my list of things to focus on, so here I go. Jené DeSpain Jewelry has been getting some awesome press lately. I’m so incredibly appreciative of all the amazing bloggers that rock my work on their blogs. Just to highlight a few of these lovely ladies, check out these stories about JDS jewelry on ShoppingsMyCardio.com and at CaliVintage.com.

http://www.shoppingsmycardio.com/2011/05/17/currently-coveting-jene-despain-jewelry/

http://www.calivintage.com/2011/05/a-very-blustery-day.html

Courtshop is now online!

January 6, 2011

So excited to announce that my favorite NYC soho boutique, Court, just launched an online shop. Nicole and Lisa are my total go-to whenever i’m in need of a new article of clothing. they have impeccable taste in clothes and always carry things that you can’t find anywhere else in NYC. they recently launched their own Court label jeans, and they are hott hott hott.  i am very proud that Jené DeSpain jewelry has been a part of Court since the beginning and i am so excited that it’s now available through their website. Check out this story that Styled On wrote about the new shop: http://www.styledon.com/fashion/features/articles/for-cool-girls-only-court-gets-digital

and revel in the wonder of their new online shop at: http://www.courtshop.com

January 6, 2011

in complete procrastination of 1021 things i am supposed to be doing today, i thought it completely important to post a photo of the new scarf that my friend Alyson just sent me! she actually sent me 2 amazing scarves, but i’m holding out on showing you the second one because i’m going to rock it during Spring and show it to you then!

Alyson is hands down one of my favorite people on this planet. She is an incredible designer with a soul so bright, i can feel her awesomeness 3000 miles away (she lives in Portland). Her clothes are stunning and should you fancy some new items, which i know you do, check out her website: http://www.alysonclair.com to scope her pretty, pretty new collection.

i can't decide what i love more, the charming print or its perfect shade of hermes orange?

The other object that i am completely smitten with this week is this gorgeous, shiny Stag’s head that my “mother-in-law” gave me.

Wait… what do you call your sweetheart’s mother if you’re not married? your “lover’s mother”? your “hunny’s mummy”? is there a term for this? with the amount of peeps in committed relationships that aren’t married, i feel like we need a new term for one another’s parents…. just a thought.

ok, back to my obsession – this amazing Stag, which i do believe needs a name, is now grandly adorning my dining table, along with the matching snowflake platters that Glennis (my lover’s mother) also gave me. how awesome is she!? i can’t stop smiling every time i walk past my table. it’s just so pretty.

i hope you are enjoying this beautiful winter afternoon somewhere cozy with lovely things to look at.

xx

a winter's table

Black Honey in entirety…

December 3, 2010

The Black Honey Collection is a collection of urban inspired jewelry with lots of edge. Created in the Spring of 2011, pops of 14k gold are highlighted with flashes of shiny gunmetal, while constructed pieces of raw brass are accented with black leather.

hey San Francisco, let’s brunch!

November 22, 2010

So where would I rather spend Black Friday than on a early flight to San Francisco? I’m heading out west to throw a party! This upcoming Saturday, you are invited to brunch with the best of SF, while getting a first grab at the Black Honey collection. Spend your first Holiday Party of the season celebrating the power of Jené DeSpain bling. See you there. xx

Jené DeSpain jewelry now available at Refinery 29!

October 21, 2010

in the land of the world wide webosphere, there are so many fashion blogs and online shops that it can feel a lil daunting. where is one to find the latest news, and which boutique has the hottest stuff?

um, hello.

Refinery 29.

if it’s happening in NYC, LA, or anywhere in the fashion world, Refinery 29 will tell you about it first. i adore the tidbits they share with their readers all day long and love all of the gorgeous designer pieces they sell through their shop. i’ve been a big fan for years. i hate to admit it, but i probably read Refinery 29 as much as i read the NYTimes, which is pretty much all day, every day.

so with all of my adoration, i was super excited to wake up this morning to discover that Refinery 29 has started selling my new Black Honey collection!!! they feature Thistle and Clover, a pretty pretty pretty boutique in brooklyn, on their site and are carrying JDS through Thistle and Clover’s shop!

all my thanks to the amazing team at Refinery 29 and a very special thank you to the lovely ladies of Thistle & Clover. ♥♥♥

Now start your shopping!

Refinery 29 Designers: Jené DeSpain