Thursday, October 18, 2012

Kyler By Joy O: Mixed Metals

Close up of Anode collar necklace in mixed metals
Underside of Anode collar necklace in mixed metals

As those around me will be quick to agree, I'm all about anything and everything BUT simplicity. Packed into this absolutely ahhhhmazing necklace by San Francisco-based jewelry brand "Kyler by Joy O" is an intricate design that seems so futuristic yet reminiscent of the interlocking pattern found across many styles of architecture. I was so very excited to have won this necklace because this piece is not just structurally beautiful, it is also created in conditions that try to limit any negative impact on the environment.  

Additionally, this necklace really reminds of the style of Gustav Klimt, one of my favorite painters.  Though best known for his painting The Kiss, you can see from the painting above that this abstract style, almost like a mosaic, permeates many of his works.  The fact that my new Kyler necklace is so thematically similar is just the icing on the cake! 

You can find your own dream necklace here

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Up Clothes and Personal: Street Fashion

Walking up to someone to take their photo can always be a little nerve-wracking. However, since I moved to Davis, every person I have approached has not only let me photograph them, but has been super friendly as well. Today's featured King of Fashion was no exception. I loved his preppy "I'm ready to hit the books at anytime" look. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Holding Onto Summer

I'm a little picky when it comes to choosing my favorite season. It can't be so hot that when I go outside my head bends like a sad sunflower. Then again, it can't be so cold that it forces me to pile on clothes waddle around. But what I am sure of is that I always crave my Vitamin D. But as much fun it can be in the sun you do need to protect yourself from el sol and sunglasses are a fun way to protect your beautiful eyes. 

And sunglasses don't have to be just sunglasses. As the fiercely beautiful and alluringly strange Grace Jones said about her own look, sunglasses can serve as makeup on the go. With retro wing-tipped sunglasses or John Lennon circle shaped sunglasses, there are styles for every kind of woman or man. 

Let's just say I have erhmmmm....10+ sunglasses. These are my current favorite. These are the least inconspicuous shades of the bunch and I think they express my zest for fruit accessories superbly. 

No matter how high the sun decides to pull the cover's over herself to conceal her shine, I'll always have these kooky sunglasses. I've said this before, but I like to think it's sort of a "retro gangster" thing to wear your shades both at night and in your house. Why not? 

I feel that when it's cloudy and especially when it's rainy, you should always wear your brightest colors to brighten your mood. The sun will always be in and out of our lives but no matter what, I always try to cheer myself up through my clothing and accessories. It's the least I can do. 

Some songs I listened to while making this post: 
Sweet Transvestite - Rocky Horror Picture Show
Chica Chica Boom Chic- Carmen Miranda
Nowadays - Chicago Soundtrack 
Feeling Good - Nina Simmone