This week we had the pleasure of working with Jess Ann Kirby from Prosecco & Plaid. With outfits that mix high-end glam with casual cool, Jess’ style is perfect for showing how to rock LH pieces with different looks. For this shoot, we took to streets of downtown Providence to style the Emerson Collar Necklace and show how you can dress it up or down. Stay tuned for future style posts from Jess on the LH Blog! Style tips from Jess: The beautiful blues and iridescent hues on the Emerson Collar inspired me to choose colors and textures that would play off of the necklace. It’s such a beautiful statement piece I really wanted it to be the focal point of each outfit. One of my favorite things about the Emerson is it’s versatility. Styled with a plaid shirt or a sequin skirt, the necklace elevates any look. For daytime, I paired it with distressed denim, burgundy booties, flannel and a wide brim fedora. The borrowed from the boys look is edgy and chic with rich jewel tones that pair so well with the cooler hues in the necklace. For nighttime, I couldn’t resist pairing it with this sequined skirt and bright blue blouse. What’s better than sparkle and cobalt? Don’t be afraid to match hues in the same outfit. Along with the necklace, the pumps and blouse really make the outfit pop, and add a sophisticated playfulness to the look. Outfit Details The Jewels: Emerson Collar Necklace // Hex Cuff in Iridescent // Marley Cuff in Brass // Devon Cuff in Blue // Mara Bracelet Nighttime: Sequin Skirt // Silk Blouse // Cobalt Pumps Daytime: Plaid Flannel Shirt // Skinny Jeans // Booties // Sunglasses // Leopard Clutch // Hat
Over sixty years have passed since Christian Dior teamed up with Swarovski to create a new generation of stones, a new generation of fashion for women. Their partnership yielded crystal AB, named after the shimmering Aurora Borealis. Dior took inspiration from nature and the crystal AB’s sparkling iridescence shone like the Northern Lights. The stone’s ability to turn a ray of sunlight into a myriad of colors has made its application timeless, popping up in our jewelry here at Loren Hope whenever we feel a piece needs that certain sparkle, that certain flair that only nature can conjure up. Every artist struggles with their craft, but Dior was onto something when he said, “You can never really go wrong if you take nature as example”. During the challenging process of designing a new line, I tend to find that the world around me lends me the most inspiration and the best advice. The open night sky and the shimmer of the Atlantic near our home have all worked their way into the jewelry in one way or another. The new line is meant to be an ode to that feeling, the joy that comes with the change of season, when everything seems to become a little brighter. Summer days are right around the corner, and we can’t wait to see you shine.
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Last week we had the pleasure of exploring the famed Brimfield Antique Show and meeting collectors from across the country.