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Trendy Assorted Oranges

Out of all the bold shades that are trending for this autumn, my favourites are the shades of orange and saffron that are too beautiful to pass up. Whether I’m whipping up a batch of Parisian macarons or set of enameled bangles, it seems like warm citrus tones just have a magnetic draw.  It seems like the perfect color for mixing – it plays so well with mocha, pink, blue, and purple . . . is there a single color that isn’t set off by an accent of orange?

Top left to right : Orange Blossom Parisian Macarons with Milk Chocolate Ganache Filling; New for Fall – Enameled and Textile Necklace

Bottom left to right : Orange Blossom Water from Nielsen Massey; Mumford Wallpaper in Rust and Pearl from Thibaut; New for Fall – Teal Cape with Embellished Eternity Scarf from SecretGardenApparel.Etsy.com

 

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>Swan Lake Winter Scene

>This lovely hand-colored swan print from the 1850’s caught my eye while browing through Etsy the other day – and suddenly inspired a whole winter scene of elegant clothing, chilly hues and ruffled finery.

Circa 1850 Bewick’s Swan, Black Necked Swan Art Engraving

Norma Sequin Headband

Gray Ballerina Series – Part 2

Dreamscape Fine Art Photograph

She-Shells Giftbox

Vintage 1970’s Gold Fringe Necklace

Black and Brown Cloche with Two Vintage Buttons

Spiral Pleats Dress

I had to include this custom bangle set designed by Kitty – she asked for a mixture of sage and cream shades, and the result was lovely!

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>Artist Collaboration with Unabashed Apparel!

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Poor, neglected blog! Here’s a post that should reflect how I’ve been spending my time (because it’s probably too clear that those extra hours haven’t been devoted to writing on here)! Just in time for Autumn, I was invited to create some new bangles to pair with a line of Fall fashions from Unabashed Apparel.

Circe Crossover Top shown in Quill paired with Nimbus Skirt shown in Heron / Citron Spice Bangle Set

Sarahbeth Larrimore is the creative, color addict responsible for designing a collection of clothing that is saturated with rich tones and sumptious details. Her designs are certainly inventive – and not without a bit of bohemian flare – but still give a nod to the classic lines and forms that make each piece feel timeless.

Circe Crossover Top shown in Smoke / Ribbon Candy Bangle Set

The images of this Autumn line are laced with a gilded type of Gothic beauty – and a haunting touch of mystery. So perfectly suited for the time of year and my personal favorite of all the holidays: Hallowe’en! When described to me, Sarahbeth summed up her vision as:

The general theme is a very magical – rich, saturated colored affair. I’m thinking some deep ink bottle green, midnight blue, orchid, raspberry, pumpkin – and some steel blue/grey with a bit of gilt for golden measure.”

Lyra Top shown in Ink

Steel City Bangle Set

Cobblestone Pullover shown in Quill / Emerald Bangle Set

I met this marvelous artisan through Etsy, where I got my first sampling of her work: a lovely raspberry colored layering top with lacey accents. That top has such a supple, delicious feel against the skin – it has made it’s way into some of the photos of my other jewelry.

Making these bracelet sets to pair with Unabashed Apparel’s Fall clothing has been such an enjoyable and inspiring project. Please take a look at our hard work – and share your thoughts here!

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