Anyone else have a major girl crush on designer Rebecca de Ravenel?
Her collections of jewelry, accessories, and ready-to-wear are all inspired by a childhood split between the Bahamas and Paris (aka: the. most. fabulous. childhood. ever.). This developed, in her words, an "innate aesthetic which remains deeply rooted in the old sensibilities of the tropics, with a touch of urban flair"...le sigh.
Sound right up your alley? Mine too. I've had a crush on all things R de R for the last six months. Her apartment (see top image and her LA + NYC home tours) is my current inspiration for my finally decorating mine own and these oversized earrings inspired my entire wedding aesthetic*.
WHAT'S TO LOVE
Ms. de Ravenel manages to do the impossible: create ultra-feminine, larger-than-life designs that compliment any outfit rather than overwhelm it. In other words, done differently, these pieces could be cartoonish, more the Little Mermaid than Old World Tropics.
While all her designs are devastatingly fashionable, it's her sea inspired jewelry that speaks to me the most (maybe it's because I'm a Pisces?!). Do you have a favorite?
HOW TO STYLE
Almost all her jewelry comes in every shade of the rainbow, making it an easy addition to anyone's wardrobe.
WHERE TO WEAR
These pretty baubles fit into anyone's island lifestyle, town and country included.
UPDATE: *Sadly, I decided last minute that these earrings were just too much for an already very expensive day. I ultimately went with this more affordable, smaller pair. If you're in the same boat, purchase those instead. They're just as great! I get multiple compliments on them literally every day that I wear them. Don't worry though, those floral earrings are on my Christmas list...