CURRENTLY OBSESSING:

sandal crushin’

 

Obviously if it has a tassel, fringe or a pom pom, I am in love! I own two of these beauties and wish I could have all of them! Could even do a little DIY with some hot glue and poms I’m thinking.

clockwise from top left: Antik Batik Alba sandal, Sam Edelman Gere sandal, Soludos Rope Flatform sandal and lastly “I have no idea but love it” sandal

 

FASHION FRIDAY

Currently Obsessed: (again!!!)

I came across this bracelet and went bonkers! Loved! Had to have! Lusting! OMG!

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And then I saw THIS one!

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They are by Gabrielle Frantzen.  Here’s a little bit about her:

Based in Munich, Frantzen has been captivated by the power and influence of well-chosen accessories all her life. Testing out her creations personally for months before, the ability to personalize how a woman wears Gabriele Frantzen pieces has become the cornerstone of her mission as a designer—giving the wearer a well-made, beautifully designed piece to truly make their own.

Over the past few years, her designs have been worn and personalized by some of the most unique and influential next-gen style icons around—from  Leandra Medine of Man Repeller to Olivia Palermo and Giovanna Battaglia. Frantzen’s ever-evolving collection is grounded in the designer’s love of premium materials—think Swarovski Crystal,  vintage pearls, and sustainably sourced fur—expert craftsmanship, and her own signature twist, cinch, or fray that has made Gabriele Frantzen pieces a modern must-have.

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FASHION FRIDAY

 

 

CURRENTLY OBSESSED:

I have been somewhat (completely) obsessed with Mexico for years! I even have an “Homage to Mexico” room in my house. Love the bright colors, the primitive feel, the whole Frida Kahlo/Day of the Dead/guac for breakfast thing, so was in awe of this artist I discovered on Moda Operandi.

MAGNETIC MIDNIGHT

The designer: Since 2015, twenty-five-year-old Lucia Echavarria—the Paris-born, New York-based, Colombian designer—has been outfitting It-girls round the globe with her head-turning pieces.

This season it’s about: Bright, tropical colors inspired by Mexico’s Day of the Dead. “During my trip to Oaxaca, I became fascinated with the beautifully intricate altars that adorned the city,” says Lucia. Made especially for Moda, most styles are one-of-a-kind. 

The piece to buy: Every girl needs a “bijoux de tête.” First-timers should start their collection with a rainbow crown.

Her designs do not come cheap but WOW, what a statement. All crowns are hand made and most are one-of-a-kind pieces, crafted from pom poms, velvet ribbons, Mexican tin and other unusual bits and pieces. Note the “earrings” on the headpieces are made of the painted tin so typical of Latin America. As much as I love them, I could never justify owning one of these, but wouldn’t it be FUN??? Maybe a future DIY!

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The Pink Stag

This week I am going to introduce the owner of The Pink Stag, Lindsay Kersh.

The Pink Stag is a beautiful little boutique under the same roof at Frillseekers. Yep, that’s right! It’s right here in Richmond!

Here is a little bit about Lindsay:

I was born in Charlottesville, grew up in Williamsburg and moved to Raleigh, NC to attend NC State (Go Wolfpack!). I have been involved with sales and marketing in one way or another since graduating. Owning a boutique has always been a dream of mine. The Shops at 5807 allow me to balance my other job and have a fabulous place in Richmond.

I am proud of being Southern and supporting companies from The South. When selecting brands I value quality the most. Finding items that are unique has been a learning experience.I’ve enjoyed working with smaller companies as well as some of those more established. I love bright prints, resort-ready wear and things with a touch country. I’m always on the hunt for “good gifts for men” and  anything that’s distinctly southern.

Lindsay runs a great Instagram account. It’s a great mixture of outfit inspiration, merchandise, and her own personality. Some of her outfits of them even feature Frillseekers merchandise – but that’s not why I enjoy it so much! Her style is very chic and colorful. I love how she accessorizes and the outfits she puts together are just so cute.

Frill’s flamingo necklace matches perfectly with this top:

 

I admire Lindsay for believing it is important to support businesses that have a place close to her heart – in this case, southern businesses both big and small.

 

It allows her boutique to reflect her style in an even more personal way!

Take a minute to check out The Pink Stag and support Lindsay!