Pearl Power

ZOE CHICCO 14K Gold Pearl & Diamond Bypass Ring

Like Prince sang, “If I gave you diamonds and pearls, would you be a happy boy or a girl??”—the answer to that question is a resounding YES! Growing up, I always saw my grandmother in her statement pearls. Whether it was a pair of stud earrings, a doubled up strand around her neck, or a dainty ring, she made sure to regularly incorporate them into her accessory rotation.

 Back in the day women used to reserve their pearls for a special occasion or when they wanted to feel pulled together and proper. But now, pearls seem to be popping up in a casual, louche way that screams Jane Birkin cool and preppy all at the same time. There are pearl adorned hair clips, bags, shoes, even this sexy 70s-esque tank from Donni.

Designers like Pearl Collective and State Property have modernized an otherwise staid classic by adding spikes and unique settings to toughen it up. Maya Brenner and Zoe Chicco have added their own twists too and I love these feminine earrings and rings that can be worn everyday. 

STATE PROPERTY Inversion Earrings

Pearls add texture and depth to that stack of fine gold chains that I know you wear everyday so I encourage you to look in your jewelry box, find your strand from 8thgrade, and give it a whirl!

SHOP PEARLS

Chatting with Sherri McMullen & Chloe Warner of McMullen

Sherri McMullen and Chloe Warner combined their knowledge of business and merchandising with their long-time passion for designing interesting window displays to create McMullen—now a favorite Oakland boutique offering wearable but chic garments and accessories from new and lesser-known fashion designers. We recently visited their boutique to learn more about their particulars.
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Chatting with Sorellina Sisters

The sisters Sorellina, nee´ Carosella, craft covetable, colorful art deco-inspired jewelry that has pizazz and punch. While the designs are bold, they are scaled so well which makes still easy enough to wear on the regular. We’re obsessed with their guitar pick earrings and their Tablet necklaces and just want to be cool enough to throw them on. Here’s to hoping (and shopping!).
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Chatting with Ariane Goldman

Ariane Goldman didn’t just get into the bridal or maternity game to repeat what’s long been the industry standard—she reinvented it. By truly understanding the market and capitalizing on missing needs, Ariane was able to successfully launch and scale two incredible lines, Twobirds and Hatch, to create apparel with a real point of view. Beyond the clothes, Goldman has fostered a true community centered around feeling and looking your best during life’s happiest moments.
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