Do you know THERE are still EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE in our world?
DO YOU know a FEW of those people READ ME?!!!
It was a GREY DAY This past week when I received a TEXT from LYNN saying, she wanted TO GIFT ME a necklace SHE herself had CREATED.
belated BIRTHDAY GIFT were THE WORDS she used to describe her intentions!
I had never met LYNN nor spoken to HER on the telephone.
I had inquired about a few of her pieces and TOLD HER I WAS HER CUSTOMER!
SHE makes LARGE AND GRANDIOSE bits for the NECK which I ADORE!
I would have to TRY them on as they areNOT CHEAP.
SO, what do I do when I see on INSTAGRAM she is having a SHOW?
I send MY GOOD FRIEND,who lives down in LOS ANGELES to check HER OUT and the GOODS!
SHE does what I TELL HER TO DO!
NOT because I want to be BOSSY, but because I KNOW SHE WILL HAVE A GOOD TIME!
I sent HER to a HAT SHOP to meet up with another BLOGGER who was visiting from DENVER…….STYLE CRONE!
DO you read STYLE CRONE?
SHE has a HAT ADDICTION and is SO well versed in the English LANGUAGE!
PLUS, she is just plain GORGEOUS to LOOK AT.
SHE IS ONE OF THE ADVANCED STYLE LADIES too.
SO she is FAMOUS!
Sandra did BOTH STOPS in ONE DAY!
I doNOT know which ONE of us was MORE excited ME or HER with her REPORTS and PHOTOS!
SHE hit the HAT SHOP with JUDITH from STYLE CRONE.
THEN HAUTE COLLIER’s POP~ UP JEWELRY BOUTIQUE.
WHAT I AM SAYING IS I COULD NOT BE THERE AT THESE EVENTS SO I SEND ANOTHER WOMAN IN MY PLACE.
TO REPRESENT ME!
(Well, I know in my HEART these events will be my cup of TEA and ASSUME others will ENJOY too!)
BY the way SANDRA let me use this photo but it is NOT her FAVORITE!
Just SO you ALL KNOW.
LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!
A BIG BOX ARRIVES FROM FEDERAL EXPRESS.
SHE HAD ME HERE!
WELL, she really had me at THE SIZE of THE BOX.
NO PHOTO of THAT!
You could of heard my SQUEAL of DELIGHT!
THIS SEAL is BIGGER than a half a dollar coin!
Once LYNN sent me the TEXT message I immediately WANTED TO PHONE HER!
I opened the BOX very SLOWLY.
I took it ALL in!
THIS is black construction paper!
FOLDED to PERFECTION!
DESCRIPTION of what is in THE BOX!
VELVET FOAM BOARD!!!!!!!!!
Peeling the VELVET back and what DO I SPY?
(Note: Lynn I am wearing one of your FAVORITE colors on my NAILS!)
THE MALACHITE NECKLACE!
I had ADMIRED on her INSTAGRAM GALLERY!
NOT every DAY does FED EX ring MY doorbell!
I am still STUNNED by HER GENEROSITY.
STUNNED I have to SHARE HER with YOU!
As founder and creative director, Lynn is responsible for designing and creating each piece. “I was always creative and possessedan innate fashion sense. I graduated with a degree in Fashion Design, so I never envisioned myself designing jewelry, it was always about the clothes. But then I thought the most beautiful way to accentuate any piece of clothing is with a wearable work of art. So I began creating individual works of art that would showcase the nature and color of each gemstone, which is why no two necklaces are the same. Each piece has its own personality and is designed to stand on its own”.
Lynn’s words to live by have always been “more is not just more – it’s fabulous!”
I BEING THE CONTESSA that I AM COULD NOT AGREE MORE……………Besides I use the WORD FABULOUS as much as I use the words
MORE is MORE…………….
HERE are a few questions I tossed at Her so WE all could get to know HER a bit better.
1.Where did you grow up? I grew up in Los Angeles. Born in Niagara Falls, NY.
2.What was your favorite color as a child? It’s funny you should ask that. I was a lot more colorful as a child, but then again, aren’t we all?! I gravitated toward earth tones and red. WHY do you think that color spoke to YOU? I was very much influenced by my mother. She had impeccable taste and used to wear the more muted tones of the day, ie: olives, rusts, brown, black. I remember, she had an olive dress with whitish polka dots that was fitted dress through to the hips with I think a pleated bottom that she wore with matching kitten heel olive pumps. I will never forget that. WHAT is your favorite color NOW? Is it ok if I say I do not have a favorite color, but am drawn still to earth and jewel tones. However, the predominant color in my wardrobe is black. Easy to match! BLACK, Charcoals, DEEP blue reds, Malachite green, the perfect peacock blue, turquoise, and Hermes orange, of course! I could go on……
3.On your BUSINESS CARD you LOOK just like DAPHNE GUINNESS I would imagine she is an INSPIRATION for YOU………WHY? Thank you, what a compliment! Yes. She was definitely my inspiration for my hair. She is the epitome of ELEGANCE AND CHIC! Always!
4.Tell us about your background in FASHION & JEWELRY. Where have you worked? I have a degree in Fashion Design and spent the first half of my fashion career in the wholesale industry downtown Los Angeles. Then moved into luxury retail, and spent the latter part of my career in management for Neiman Marcus.
5.What was the AHA moment do you remember; when you thought to yourself I want to make my OWN JEWELS?
Where were YOU and WHAT were you wearing!!!!!?
The jewelry came about after I needed a piece for an event. I couldn’t find what I wanted, so I decided to make it myself, knowing nothing about jewelry. I was hooked from the minute I started shopping for the stones. I am self-taught on that front. My creativity and enthusiasm fuel the way, as I am constantly learning and experimenting. To be honest, it came very easily to me. The segway from clothing to jewelry was a smooth one, and felt like this was what I should have been doing all along.
I was at work..(I was always at work!!) Wearing my uniform of black. Straight skirt, white or black shirt with my black Wolford tights and my black Prada pilgrim buckle flats. Probably with a Hermes scarf. And then I thought to myself, “WOW, that black onyx necklace I am making would look fabulous with this!” Ding Ding
“One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art” — Oscar Wilde
I do BELIEVE OSCAR had a POINT here!
WHAT did I say in MY LAST POST on DRESSING?
“WE the PEOPLE are the ART WORK!
Let BEAUTY and CREATIVITY float about US!”
I AM FLOATING WITH MY NEW MALACHITE NECKLACE BELIEVE YOU ME!
THE PROPERTIES of MALACHITE ARE
It clears and activates all Chakras, and is especially helpful in the stimulation of the Heart and Throat Chakras. An extremely powerful metaphysical stone, Malachite is often called the “stone of transformation” and is used for deep energy cleaning, bringing healing and positive transformation to the wearer.
Malachite has a great number of attributes that make it a wonderful stone to be used for metaphysical purposes, in particular its power to protect you from negative entities.
Its action to protect you from negative energies is one of its most powerful attributes, as it creates a strong barrier around you energetically.
These green crystals have an excellent action to aid you to take action, and to make changes in your life where required. It aids creativity, enhances the development of your intuition, and is a strong stone for the heart, both for the physical heart and to aid your healing emotionally.
This green stone has an impressive energy that is very effective for psychic protection. It is known to embody a powerful attribute that conceals your energy field from negative entities.
SEEMS THIS STONE WAS MADE FOR ME.WHY?…………….I will tell YOU why.
“a strong stone for the heart, both for the physical heart and to aid your healing emotionally.”
IN September of 2010 I had HEART SURGERY!
YES, I DID and I do not think I mentioned it here on the BLOG.
It was a VALVE REPAIR and it took me a LONG time to RECOVER.
I had the LEAKY VALVE my entire LIFE.
At about age 40 they started monitoring me three or four times a year.
At age 50 they DECIDED it was TIME.
Time to do the surgery.
I was never SO SCARED in ALL my LIFE!
You see even for a valve repair they TURN OFF YOUR HEART!!!!!!
I MADE IT THROUGH…………all PRETTY GOOD.
HAD A FEW HICCUPS along the way, but WE got through the ordeals.
ITALIAN HUSBAND was an ANGEL.
He bought himself a laptop so he could WORK from the HOSPITAL room.
I have had a FEW GOOD YEARS……….also during this TIME I found out I have CELIAC DISEASE.
SO, between a HEART that has to work three times FASTER then yours and the fact; CELIAC makes you TIRED it was amazing to me I had the strength to do what I did.
Looking back at old photos I can SEE how TIRED I WAS in my EYES!
By the time bed time came around I was TOO Tired to READ STORIES to MY SONS when they were little.
I REALLY FEEL BAD ABOUT THAT as neither one has a LOVE for READING.
But I digress………….
This YEAR I felt the same SYMPTOMS coming back before I had the HEART surgery so I called my Doctors.
SEEMS THE LEAK IN MY HEART is BACK…………………after less than 6 years.
YOU can GUESS I am a bit ANNOYED, UPSET, ready to SCREAM as we picked the FIX over the REPLACEMENT as it should have LASTED the REST of MY LIFE!Verses the REPLACED VALVE one would of had the surgery again in one’s LIFETIME.Why would ANYONE want to go through HEART surgery TWICE!
LOOKS like I will be facing another SURGERY.
Just NOT YET!
WE need to wait for it to get WORSE.
BEEN there DONE that guess I can DO it AGAIN.
MALACHITE is MY STONE!
If we can believe it’s HEALING PROPERTIES!
“A STRONG STONE FOR THE HEART,both for the PHYSICAL HEART and to aid your healing EMOTIONALLY.”
I CANNOT THANK~YOU ENOUGH for YOUR GIFT TO ME.
Will YOU MY READERS DO ME A BIG FAVOR PLEASE?
Will YOU FORWARD this POST to a FRIEND or maybe TWO friends who you think might have a bit of INTEREST in her WORK!
A HUSBAND or PARTNER
With the HOLIDAYS coming UP I can ONLY WISH A BOX like this is UNDER MY TREE from THE ITALIAN!
HERE IS HER SITE…….https://www.hautecollier.com
TAKE A LOOK and just SEE if these Necklaces speak to YOU AS THEY DID TO ME!
I MAY NEVER TAKE IT OFF!
I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL
TRUELY YOU ARE A WOMAN IN GAMBA!
SEI UNA DONNA IN GAMBA
LOOK that UP in your ITALIAN translation!
YOU are the EPITOME of STYLE to ME!
Photo by SANDRA SALLIN
Photo by SANDRA SALLIN
THIS HAS CAUGHT MY EYE
JUST IN CASE YOU NEED HELP THIS YEAR!!!!
The LINK Is above!