Fashion + Jewelry

Tried and True Tunics

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Summer is the time when one sheds its tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit.
  A few of these days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world.”

-Ada Louise Huxtable

Summer is: lazy mornings, family afternoons at the beach, backyard barbeque’s and dining alfresco with friends during these endless sunny days.  It is my favorite time of year, and definitely my fave season of fashion.  One of the staples at our stores are tunics.  Quite possibly the most versatile piece of clothing, they require no effort to look good.  Throw them on with tights, leggings, skinny jeans, shorts or over a bathing suit.

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Pretty Pastels

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“You have taken Fester and turned him into your personal love slave. I respect that. But Debbie (gesturing at the decor around her)…PASTELS?” 
― Angelica Huston as Morticia Addams

Hand dyed eggs, paintings, vintage shoes…pastels remind us of springtime holidays and a romantic nod to the past.   Soothing and calm, they perfectly  lend themselves to food, art, and accessories.   Here is some of our fave inspiration with some decor ideas for your perfect Easter celebration!

French Cereal Bowls – D.L. Rhein | Venice, Italy | Pink Ombre Cake
Vintage Pastel Accessories | Pastel Chalks
French Macaroons | Ball Jar Chandelier | Hand-blown Glasses

What’s your favorite pastel inspiration?

XO,

D.L.

 

Bags and Baubles

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When accessorizing, always take off the last thing you put on.” – Coco Chanel

Accessories, the details of the painting  known as: The Outfit.  The most versatile pieces within the fashion world as they can take a t shirt and jeans to a whole new level or make that H&M cocktail dress look like it cost a fortune.   They are interchangeable and can transform garments you want to breathe new life into.

The term fashion accessories came to use in the 19th century, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the Parisians were using them for centuries.  Lucky for us, we got to go Cochon Wild on our spring buying trip to Paris. Coco knew what she was talking about, and less is more, does not have to equate to boring.

With some suggestions from the hip  boutique owner at Petite Braderie, and some scouting of our own, we hit  the jackpot of French accessories.  Here are some of our favorite new arrivals.

Shown above: Azure Python Clutch, Over sized Turquoise Silk Wrap, Semiprecious Stone and Bead Cuff.

Take a walk on the Wild Side.  Faux Croc Clutch in Carmel, Leopard Silk Wrap, Citrine Crystal Cocktail Ring.

Orange you dying to wear these?  Spectrum Medallion Earrings, Orange Leather Coin Purse, Geometric Silk Scarf with Tassels

Diamonds (and Rubies) are a Girl’s Best Friend

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 “These gems have life in them: their colors speak, say what words fail of.” – George Elliot

I have a love for natural objects, and gemstones are no exception.  When scouting for new finds, materials, and objects, often I will buy something as inspiration, with the knowledge that it will be used soon.  From vintage pieces to strands of gems, to one perfect pendant, I sit down in my studio with the treasure trove and start to play with different designs and patterns to make unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry.  The focal point of the collection above is diamonds and rubies.  Nothing has the sparkle of a diamond or symbolizes love greater than the color red.

Eyebobs + A Giveaway!

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At D.L. Rhein, we love giving things away… cheerful smiles, key chains, gift wrap, and Eyebobs!

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