vc&a sparkle

we were in beverly hills and i was dying to go into the divine and ever so exquisite van cleef and arpels shop on rodeo. mr. hubbilicious looks for any excuse to enter spaces which ooze extravagance and glisten with very colorful 'sparkle'...although he claims it's for my sake that he likes to frequent these types of boutiques.
while there, we were surprised when we overheard a father trying to coax (if not beg) her 6-ish year old daughter to loooove a dainty little trinket-ish clover from the sweet alhambra collection. uuhmmmm...who does that??? his wife was decked out in vc&a ...while dressed in the typical southern california uniform of a tank top, jeans and flip-flops. anyone walking around rodeo with heels and head-to-toe haute-iness is definitely not from here. i love where i live.
anyway...so i decided to dedicate this space to estelle and alfred...without whom we wouldn't be able to spend thousands on trinket jewelry and wear it with pride. to arpels and van cleef...i will love you forever!

this piece was inspired by the textile below

chantilly lace shawl, 1860

vc&a...we feel eternally feminie in your presence...

dragonfly brooch in round diamonds and pink sapphires

sketch of a choker made for the duchess of windsor, 1934
btw...mr. hubby did surprise me with my very own trinket...thanks hubby!


  1. Le sigh...that store always seems so magical!

    And yay Mr. Hubby!! :)

  2. O...M...G.oodnesssssss. Big man has just gone up 100-fold in the ole impressed/jealous/can't-ever-compare meeter. nice.



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