Those of you who've shopped the site since our Fall Collection launch might have noticed a fun little something extra enclosed with your jewels upon arrival. We hope you've loved the unexpected gift with purchase--we loved planning the surprise!
Here's the full story on the fun: With each purchase over $100, we decided to include one of four limited-edition art prints exclusively created for our Fall 2011 Collection. Two are prints of watercolors (one pictured above) designed and painted by Deborah Wheat--yes, sweet mama of Deb Collection fame! (Though we think she's most famous for a multitude of other things...among them being a fantastically talented and creative artist.) She came up with a couple of paintings this season and has MUCH more in store to see...but more on that soon.
The other two prints are of beautiful photographs (one seen above) taken by the immensely gifted photographer Jessie Kriech Higdon of Kriech-Higdon Photography during our Fall Collection photo shoot last spring.
Without sounding too much like a cereal commercial, we do hope you'll collect all four of these beauties...we won't circulate them again, and we'll have a whole new round of inclusions come Holiday time...enjoy!
Our latest Friends & Family photographer feature takes us West amongst the gorgeous deserts of Arizona. (We love all of the fun and far-flung places our jewelry enjoys traveling!) Though Lauryn Bushman currently makes her home closer to our neck o' the woods here in Kentucky (more on that front in a bit) her life takes her hither, there, and yon, and we loved that she took time out of her wedding countdown this month to shoot a few pics of our Art Deco glass drops from the Fall Collection.
Lauryn's love of beauty (she's a self-declared seeker of beautiful details...whether finding symmetry in nature, a colorful pattern, or the way light bounces off of different surfaces, no matter how gritty or pristine the surroundings) and her international adventures (childhood in Asia, travels around the globe, education in California, and a career in New York) contribute heartily to her passion for capturing this beauty on camera. A few of Lauryn's images below...and more gorgeous glimpses on her website.
Though trained as an industrial designer (and following a stint with Michael Kors Eyewear) her most recent adventure in the Bluegrass State is allowing her to explore her photographic pursuits and interests, as her fiancé Tyler, a chef, will be opening Rye, a restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky later this fall. Throughout the menu tasting process, Lauryn has documented the recipes (with both camera AND stomach!) and the results for both food and art are bound to be fantastic.
Until we can make a reservation, we're loving Lauryn's interpretation of a favorite earring style amidst the desert beauty out West...the lush, rich colors of succulents and gorgeously textured surfaces suit the Art Deco glass beautifully, a feast for the eyes! Many thanks to Lauryn for her beautiful pictures, and happy wedding weekend soon!
It's both formal and casual, on-the-go and laid-back, polished and rustic...all of these dualities are at play in both our lives and in fashion. The juxtaposition of a little bit of uptown and a touch of country living exists in us all.
So here's the situation...our Second Annual Super Awesome Sale will start next week (we'll let you know, but let's just say it starts on a day that rhymes with Shoesday) and, based on last year's excitement, it should be a rockin' good time. Not only will (almost) everything currently on the site be featured at fantastic prices, we'll also add a handful (well, more than that, really) of new designs specifically for the event. Think of it as a sale AND an outlet. (Hence, the Super Awesome name.)
In the meantime, we'd like to give our fans, friends, and followers a heads-up on the awesomeness. Starting now and ending Sunday August 14th (yes, promptly at 11:59:59 p.m. EST) you'll be able to use a special pre-sale promo code to get in early on the goods. This is your chance to snag that Elva necklace you've been eyeing all summer...or perhaps to stock up on some early Christmas gifts for the girls. In any case, the entire world (the entire Elva-loving world, that is) will have access to the sale next week, so you best be getting shopping now before the chaos--I mean, awesomeness--begins.
Live it up and thanks so much for being so fantastic!
PRE-SALE FUN BEGINS NOW!
to enjoy 20% off site-wide...now through Sunday.
What a thrill and honor to be part of Design*Sponge's Behind the Bar feature by Ryan and Alissa Walker (co-owners of the amazing online shop, HORNE...more on that front to come.) We loved sharing a refreshing cocktail, especially using some of our favorite Kentucky ingredients, and hope you'll enjoy some back-deck, southern-inspired sipping, too. Enjoy! (See the full feature and recipe here!)