Remember when you’d never wear silver earrings with a gold necklace? Then all the chic girls started to mix their jewelry, and now it’s stylish and on point. Fortunately, fashion rules relaxed, and we can safely break all of those old rules. So I got to thinking, why not do the same thing in our homes? Who says you can’t mix nickel and brass hardware? What is hardware but jewelry for our house, after all?
In this home, I love the way the brass and silver hardware harmonize. To ensure it looks purposeful and interesting, the owners extended the mixed metals to their accessories, like the brass mirror. (After all, we don’t want anyone to think we just forgot to update the hardware.)
Don’t be afraid to question the old rules, whether in your
I love fashion week! I love seeing the runway shows, I love the street style photography -- it's one of my favorite times of year. And I love that fashion is finally catching up and celebrating diversity, whether it’s body, age or ethnic differences. Last week, at New York Fashion Week, plus-size models were a regular feature. Ashley Graham (she is so gorgeous!) opened (I mean, she opened!) for Christian Siriano, who has helped propel the body positive trend in fashion by including women of color and plus-sized models in his shows.
Body shape wasn’t the only diversity on the runway. Chromat designer Becca McCharen-Tran featured Viktoria Modesta, an amputee singer-songwriter, who walked in her prosthetic leg, and breast cancer survivor, Ericka Hart,
Coco Chanel famously said to take off one piece of jewelry before you leave the house each day. I’m the opposite. I look in the mirror and think, “Can I add one more thing?” And the answer is always, “Yes. Let’s do it.”
I love piling on jewelry, all different styles and metals. Each piece means something to me, and I adore vintage. My husband gave me this gorgeous bracelet that used to be a shoe buckle! And my mantra bands keep me inspired. For maximalist jewelry inspiration, check out the amazing bangles at Bourbon and Boweties.
You can make any outfit fabulous by throwing on mounds of jewelry and a great pair of shoes. Some day I’ll be an old lady in a turban, with tons of rings on, driving around in a golf cart. Can’t you see it?