We are excited to announce that the Chrysler earrings just landed in LUCKY’s december issue! Each month, the magazine features stylish staffers who share their tips on dressing for work. This month, Cynthia Elliott a Senior Planning Manager at amazon.com rocks a pair of JDS Chrysler earrings. Her mantra ? Quality over quantity. We’re glad she chose JDS!
Posts Tagged ‘art deco’
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.
lately, JDS jewelry is reveling in the limelight. i heart amazing stylists and editors. many thanks to all the awesome people who i have had the great opportunity to work with this Autumn. ♥♥♥
this last weekend the new Limelight Marketplace opened in Chelsea with much anticipation. for those of us that partied in this old cathedral as kids, it has been a long wait to discover the new fancy digs for this gothic NYC landmark. i am delighted to report – the place is amazing. every detail from the gorgeous black and white interior (my personal favorite choice of color palate) with sharp wallpaper and shiny tiled floors to the decision to keep the old stained glass windows gives this new shopping center a chic, modern atmosphere that will make you want to stay and linger in its beauty for hours. my favorite boutique in the market is Old Hollywood! operated by a great group of savvy, foxy ladies with owner Tiffany Porter at the wheel, Old Hollywood is the best shop in the market not only because they sell the most fabulous merchandise (locally made jewelry, including mine), but they are also the only independent shop in Limelight. so the next time you find yourself needing the perfect gift for yourself or someone you love, skip on over to the market and immerse yourself into a world of pretty decadence. and be sure to tell the girls at Old Hollywood that i say hello!
Guess which necklace is adorning the lovely window mannequin at Sir’s Williamsburg boutique? The Barclay! i was so excited to walk by and see one of my favorite pieces from the Roaring 10’s collection sparklin in the sunshine. if you haven’t been yet, Sir is a great place to shop while in Williamsburg. Right on Bedford Ave. and N. 10th, Sir is the brilliant creation of Joanna Baum. Stop in to find the full Roaring 10’s collection, as well as stunning dresses made by Joanna.
The Roaring 10’s line of jewelry pays homage to art deco and its artists who, partly to inspire hope in a time of struggle, created and emphasized beautiful design. Listening at my jewelry bench to newscasts this past year comparing today’s economic meltdown to Black Tuesday and the Great Depression, I heard, night after night, echoes of that past in the forecasts of our new economic future. My response, The Roaring 10’s Collection, recalls art deco’s enduring motif of intense design. Looking forward to the coming decade’s new, if unrealized, promises, we can still celebrate this legacy of past beauty.
Art deco design began during the 1920’s and remained popular into the 40’s. Artists responded to both the new industrial might of 1920’s America and the crushing hardships of the Great Depression by mixing strong geometric lines with shapes of graceful symmetry. Bringing this beauty into the country’s architecture, fashion, and jewelry helped give people a sense of hope and the opportunity to enjoy their surroundings even as they struggled.
The striking architecture of New York’s many art deco landmarks inspired the name of each design in the collection. As I walk through the streets of my home, personal favorites in this mix of intricate architectural masterpieces inspire and bring me a quiet joy. Elements of their magnificent design echo in the detailed, geometric pieces of the Roaring 10’s Collection.
The Roaring 10’s Lookbook
The Chrysler Earrings in Black Onyx and Green Onyx
The Paramount Necklace
The Dakota Earrings with Green Onyx & The Metropolitan Daggers
The Rockefeller Necklace
The Empire Earrings in Blood Carnelian & Black Onyx
The Carlyle Earrings & The Hudson Earrings with Black Onyx
The Barclay Necklace & The Helmsley Necklace
The Astoria Necklace with Black Onyx & The Gramercy Necklace with Rubilite Garnet
The Savoy Necklace with Black Onyx, The Dakota Earrings with Black Onyx, & The Osbourne Earrings