City block after city block, event after event, work drinks after round of work drinks, pretty face after really pretty face…. After a while, it all seems to bleed into one long blur. Another gallery opening, another round of air kisses, another taxi dash to make that meeting on time. Don’t get me wrong – i LIVE for this life. It makes me grit my teeth with lust and the insanity, the impossibility of it keeps me up all night long and drives me from bed at the earliest hour I can justify bolting from the sheets. I can’t get at it fast enough. But there are aspects of it that can leave a girl to wonder, who is real in all of this?
And then you meet someone like Jennine. She is the brilliance behind The Coveted.
She is a rare find in this Gotham City. She’s what I like to describe as “pretty on the outside/pretty on the inside”. We all know a special character that fits this detail, and when we get to spend time with them, it feels like we are receiving a blood transfusion. Renewed and inspired, we walk away remembering what we adore in the surprise of the genuine ones.
I met Jennine this Summer through a mutual friend (Ann, from Holier Than Now, who is also a GEM!) She invited me to come share an afternoon with her at her office in Soho. After arriving 15 mins late to our meeting (taxi problems, so I jumped out & sprinted the last 12 blocks from the LES over to Crosby St.), I was so upset about my tardiness. Jennine was completely understanding and made me feel right at ease. We talked about our work, our families, our favorite things about NYC, and then wandered out into the cobblestones of Soho. She shared with me a little about her mother, who was adopted as a child, and her indigenous roots. Jennine commented on how native inspired jewelry was meaningful to her, and it immediately sparked an interest in me. I wanted to create some pieces for her that captured the essense of my style blended with an indigenous look. After much thought, I hand wove and braided different leathers together with brass chains and findings to create a bold breastplate pendant featured on a long detailed chain. I LOVE this necklace! And Jennine has been amazing enough to wear it in many of her latest blog posts on The Coveted. She even recently took it with her to her beach vacation in Hawaii. I can help but admit a glow of happiness and a lil envy when my jewelry gets to travel to far away places. I put together a lil montage of images of Jennine wearing the necklace. All of these photos are from her beautiful blog, so hop over there to check out these lovely pictures and to see tons more of her gorgeous style. With one virtual dose of The Coveted you too will discover how special and talented Jennine is, and why I find her uniquely “pretty on the outside/pretty on the inside”.