Remembrances of spring

I was looking through my iPhoto yesterday, and realized that I had a whole collection of gorgeous photos from a mini-shoot that I did with my friend, Dina Kantor, when I was in New York City this spring.  The shoot, which we did at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, was meant to showcase my jewelry collection, but we got some shots that are more portraits, too.

Although it was the beginning of May, the weather was freezing cold…ahhh….remember those days?  I loved being back in the park, too, because I lived nearby on Prospect Park Southwest several years ago, and as I’ve left New York and moved so far away, I’m very sentimental about it all; so the flood of memories provided some warmth on that unseasonably chilly day.  So, without further ado:



All photography by Dina Kantor.  You can find Dina’s spectacular work, which has been exhibited around the world, on her website here and on her portrait/engagement/wedding illustration and photography website and blog here.


All jewelry is from my own personal collection.  Most of it comes from the importing that I did for my previous business, gitane NYC.  photos 1-3: amethyst, turquoise and pearl set in gold-plated brass ring from istanbul.  photo 4: glass, coral and turquoise set in 14k gold vermeil earrings from istanbul.  photos 5-8: amethyst and pearl 14k gold vermeil necklace from istanbul.  ring, see photos 1-3.  photo 9: Chanel-inspired by H&M pin which I made into a necklace on sterling silver with faux pearls.  photo 10: from left, Natura pearl and gold bracelet from Corsica.  sterling silver and glass bead necklace from Morocco.  sterling silver pendant from Morocco.  sterling silver pendant from Morocco on s.s. chain.  photo 11: silver and gold pendant on multi-strand garnet necklace by Cesarée Paris.  photo 12: dyed bone necklace made in Nagaland, India and bought in New Zealand.  photo 13: s.s., lapis and crystal necklace from Essaouira, Morocco.  photo 14: pearl and glass set in 14k gold vermeil earrings from Istanbul.  photo 15: see previous photo.


Although this was clearly not a fashion shoot, I’ll tell you what I was wearing.  Ann Taylor Loft sleeveless top, J.Crew sweater, Pepe Jeans London jeans (bought in Paris), Target socks, Coco Rose fold-up flats (bought in London), AK Anne Klein jacket.


Hope you enjoyed a little trek through springtime…in the meantime, stay cool!

À bientôt,


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