Room for Style

If you know me well, you know that I love interior design. I’m the girl who walks into a store and instead of noticing the clothes or merchandise, I pick up on all of the design elements and fixtures of the space (and the jewelry of course). It’s no surprise then that interior design also serves as an inspiration for me when I design jewelry. I believe that we can draw inspiration from the most unlikely of sources, so today I wanted to do something different and create a Room for Style — a post that will pull together a wardrobe based on a room I love.

When I first saw this bedroom from Live, Laugh, Decorate, I almost fell out of my chair. Everything about this room makes me feel happy and giddy, yet still maintains a quality of femininity and sophistication.

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The coral/peach walls to me are the showstopper. – perfect for the spring!  To balance out such a stunning pop of color, it’s best to stick with neutrals like beiges, blacks, and white and metallics (yes – metallics are neutrals). Add some  accessories like our Mel Earrings and Manhattan Statement necklace to add some hints of green and sparkle!

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White Pants: J.Crew / Necklace: Confetti by Annette / Earrings: Confetti by Annette
Heels: Top Shop / Blouse: Macys / Tote: Michael Kors

 

Our Mel Earrings Worn Three Ways this Spring

Although it’s only the beginning of spring, it’s been heating up here in Los Angeles recently.  The promise of warm weather and extra long days has got me thinking about new ways to add some fresh color into my wardrobe.  And since I never leave home without some sparkle, here are three looks paired with our colorful and versatile Mel earrings. (Pssst… these earrings have been so popular that we’re introducing new color variations in our next collection coming out in April-May 2014.)

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It’s spring now! Say “goodbye” to dark, stuffy suits, and “hello” to pretty pastels by matching our Mel earrings with  a pink classic blazer, a pair of white jeans, a pair of light turquoise pumps and a matching prismick bag. Top it off  with a silver watch and peach nail polish and it’s time to show them who’s boss. 

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Who doesn’t love the California sunshine? I’m loving this look with our Mel earrings —  a playful white blouseprinted flower shortsmint flats and a royal blue bead bracelet. Want to add some more fun? Grab a wicker camera-like handbag and put on a light yellow crème nail polish for your fun in the sun.

Photo Apr 06, 3 44 06 PMI love wearing a white dresses during the springtime. It’s fresh and clean and looks great against some sun-kissed skin. Here, we paired our Mel earrings with a simple dress with rhinestone embellishment and a pair of fine blue pumps.If you still need more sparkle, try a Rococo bracelet and a halo ring, with some blue-gray shimmer nail polish for your fingertips.  Finally, fetch your gold clutch and off you go! 

Behind the Scenes at the Confetti by Annette Jewelry Photo Shoot

Yesterday,  I revealed a few sneak peeks into the photoshoot for our first ever  jewelry lookbook.  Today, I’m inviting you in on some behind the scenes photos to introduce you to the lovely team that made it all happen.

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First off, Mandy Forlenza Sticos of Little Vintage Rentals was the creative director and styling genius behind the shoot.  I could not have pulled it off without her!

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Our photographer was Deasy of Paper Ban Studios. And that’s Brooklyn, one of our sweet and stunning models.

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Sevan K. of Makeup by Sevani and Christine Lee of Billion Dollar Hair were the dynamic duo that translated our visions into beautiful hair and makeup for our models.

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That’s Melody Nazarian of Snappy Style jujjing and prepping the wardrobe styling for Melanie, one of our other stunning and kind-hearted models.

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Last, but not least Franklin our videographer — was our honorary Confetti man!

A special thank you also goes out to Ruche, Paper Fox LA, and Peace Love & Tulle for some of the wardrobe and props.

Thank you to the whole team who brought their A-game and made magic happen. There were moments where I stood back and was completely overwhelmed with gratitude for being surrounded by such talented and kind folks. Thank you for being a part of this confetti girl’s dream.

Sneak Peek of the Confetti by Annette Jewelry Lookbook

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Hard to believe that it was only last week  that we pulled together a team of some of the most talented and creative people I know to shoot pictures for the first Confetti by Annette jewelry lookbook.

We found inspiration for the shoot from you — the Confetti Girl.  Who is the Confetti Girl? Well, she is smart, sophisticated, bold, friendly and feminine. She walks confidently towards her dreams and is not afraid of looking and feeling her best on her way there.  She is your best friend, your sister, your colleague.   I believe that there is a Confetti Girl in all of us and we wanted to capture her versatility and optimism in this photoshoot.

Here are a few sneak peeks from the shoot. There are oh so many more that we’ll just have to save for the lookbook (coming soon!)

Tomorrow, I’ll show some great behind the scenes shots and introduce you to the team!

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Save the Date – Join Me at Unique LA

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What a fun-filled and busy week I had last week. I wrapped up my first big photoshoot for the upcoming lookbook (more behind the scenes posts coming soon), attended an inspiring luncheon with fellow LA-based entrepreneurs, and received an invite to join the spring event of Unique LA.  Mark your calendars lovelies for May 3-4, 2014 and join me and over 300 local artists and designers at the largest Made-in-America event in the country.

Here are more details about the show – but make sure to sign up for our email list for reminders and other details.

Date: May 3-4, 2014
Cost: $10 at the door (cash only), Kids 12 and under are free.
Where: California Market Center, 110 East Ninth St.
Hours: 11am-6pm (both Saturday & Sunday)
Parking: There is secure, underground parking at the California Market Center for $6 during Unique LA. There are also numerous outdoor parking lots surrounding the building.

For more info, click here

I would love to see you!

Getting Crafty

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The crafty folks over at BRIKA have pulled together an exclusive e-book inspired by their community of artisans and designers.  (You can find me on page 4!). Download your free copy here.

Getting creative is really all about finding something you love.  Because when you love something so much — whether it’s your craft, someone, or yourself — you won’t give up on it.  Happy making!

A Love Letter to Yourself

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This past weekend, I was chatting with one of my BFFs about how hard we can be on ourselves. We sometimes say things to ourselves  by way of our thoughts that are so harsh and judgmental, yet if a friend came to us with those same concerns we would be so much more loving and considerate in our choice of words.  This conversation got me thinking about how we could learn to treat ourselves with the same love and compassion we so often offer to others.

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We’re Hiring Interns!

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Confetti by Annette is looking for talented, enthusiastic, and reliable folks to join the team.  Learn more about the internships by clicking here.  If you know someone who may be interested, please pass on the information. Positions will be considered on a rolling basis, so hurry up and apply!

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