Featured Jewelry Designer: Carol Marie

Our featured jewelry designer this month is Carol Marie, a line launched by designers Jennifer Carol Kramer and Heather Marie White based on their love for statement pieces and belief that a certain piece of jewelry can transform your look. Their pieces are strong enough to be worn on their own, but designed to be layered together. Their Ethiopian Double Cross Necklace is featured throughout our August catalog, along with the gorgeous Sapphire Tiered Jewel Necklace, Hinged Studded Cuff, Studded Enamel Bangle and Large Amulet Pendant.

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on the left – a more layered look; on the right – stunning simplicity.

Even amidst the beautiful Venetian scenery and clothing, these pieces stand out and certainly do make a statement. Antique metals, romantic details, glowing jewels and architectural elements make them the perfect pieces to be featured in this book as they reflect the characteristics of the city of Venice itself.

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August in Venice with Guy Aroch: Catalog Sneak Peek!

Our August book was shot in Venice, Italy by the one and only Guy Aroch, featuring models Marloes Horst and Darla Baker. It is romantic, dreamy, sophisticated and full of intrigue – everything I imagine Italy to be. The book drops next week, and here’s a little preview!

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The catalog drops on Tuesday, I can’t wait to show you more!

hot hair tip!

so last month we made a little video showing you how to do a fishtail braid – and this month we have a kickass way to spice up your fishtail braid! our stylists and hair/makeup artist are loving this look right now – colorful streaks woven into the braid!

Now this can be done many ways- you can do one color or three, you can actually dye streaks in your hair, or you can put in colored extensions.

for the braid in these images our hair/makeup artist used extensions. she mixed blond, blue, purple and pink extensions together and spread them out before braiding them into a fishtail, which she then clipped into the model’s hair. simple enough, right?

here it is on a larger scale in our august catalog:

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i love it and i am definitely going to try it!

shooting our august catalog

when our team returned from morocco after shooting our latest catalog and shared all of their photos, i was completely blown away. the desert setting in the photos almost looked unreal – like something out of a dream. their experience shooting this book must have been incredible and these behind the scenes photos give you a glimpse of what it was like…

our team flew into marrakesh, and from there they traveled to morocco’s “hollywood town” of ouarzazate.  they then drove seven hours into the desert, arriving in the dark of night.  when they woke up, this is what they saw:

they had the option of sleeping in the tents, or outside!

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the dressing room.

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clothing takes over…

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our senior stylist gets model klara wester ready for the shoot.

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photographer benjamin alexander huseby at work in the sand.

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pretty set.

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camels in the background.

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from afar.

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models klara wester and hind sahli step out in another look…

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…and up the hill they go.

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the team.

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getting klara ready for another shot.

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tired from a long day.

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footsteps.

big thanks to our producer for these photos :)

shop the catalog here.

camel time

our august catalog is here! i’ve already told you about two of the models in this book, klara wester and hind sahli, but i failed to mention the other model – the camel!

our team named the beautiful “free people” camel who graces the cover and pages of our catalog janis joplin :)

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i think the name suits her, don’t you?

the reason they thought to call her that is because the other two camels, who our team got to ride, were named jimi hendrix and bob marley!

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i believe that’s jimi on the left and bob on the right :)

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