Tuesday, November 30, 2010

On my Radar



Made Her Think:

MEREDITH KAHN'S BEAUTIFUL, WEARABLE PIECES WERE INITIALLY INSPIRED BY DIA DE LOS MUERTOS AND FRIDA KAHLO. ALTHOUGH FORMALLY TRAINED IN APPAREL AND DENIM DESIGN, SHE WAS ALWAYS MAKING JEWELRY ON THE SIDE. ALL OF HER EXPERIENCE HAS ULTIMATELY LED TO A SIGNATURE STYLE OF SOFT AND TOUGH ELEGANCE. MEREDITH USES ELEMENTS FROM ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT FORMS OF INSPIRATION INCLUDING MOST RECENTLY, VICTORIAN MOURNING JEWELRY AND ART NOVEAU ELEMENTS. Made Her Think is located in Brooklyn, New York.


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Gold foil rhinestone




Crystal rhinestone




also pictured Jet black rhinestone




Widow' peak chain ring









Chie Mihara





The Catame




The April




The Clotilde (my fave)





The Veranito





The Rotonda





The Catame



The Apreton




The Fabiola (also my fave)




Spanish line Chie Mihara, named after its founder, makes beautiful shoes, made specially for women and each shoe even has an anatomical foot bed. Chie herself worked in an orthopedic shoe store and Charles Jourdan culminating in her finally creating her own shoe line. Check her cute shoes out, they're unique and feminine and perfect for mommies like me not looking to teeter on high heels as I chase after my 4 year old or run quick errands or car pool, but I still want to look like I made an effort!:) You can find her footwear in Bergdorf's and Neiman Marcus. 













The King's Speech


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I'm usually not one to run to the Cineplex when a movie comes out, unless it's one I know I will want to see. The King's Speech is one such movie that is getting enough buzz to persuade me to see it and I think it just might sweep come Oscar time.  It's about King George VI, younger bother of King Edward who abdicated the throne in 1936 for one Mrs. Wallis Simpson. George, or Bertie, as he was known, was plagued with stuttering and had to address the people of England when duty called as events led up to the Second World War. The film highlights the relationship between Bertie and his speech therapist, played by Geoffrey Rush. Two men of different social classes, working through their differences and learning to get along for an ultimate purpose. I love the tale of the underdog in this story and who doesn't want to see the underdog triumph, nowadays? Definitely a go see.