Thursday, September 22, 2011

Orchid Grey & ModCloth Jewelry Collaboration!

Frock Band Dress c/o ModCloth
That Ain't All Folks Heel c/o ModCloth
Belt: Vintage

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to announce this collaboration with ModCloth! A few months back they contacted me about creating a vintage inspired piece of jewelry for their site, I was so excited, I immediately set about scouring northern New England's best vintage and antiques shops to find something amazing. I had all but given up hope when I finally found my muse: An amazing gold bangle with lion heads. Lion heads! I mean, you all know how cat-crazy I am, it was the perfect inspiration piece. I loved the power represented by the two lions, juxtaposed by the femininity of the bracelet.

I'm so proud of the final product, I've been wearing my bangle in secret since I received it in the mail. Well, today is the big reveal! You can check out the ModCloth blog post here and snag a bangle of your very own here!


Funny story: When Chris and I went to take these photos in the park, what I expected to be a quiet and quick photo session turned into mayhem. When we arrived at the walled garden-in-the-park, there were pre-teen boys everywhere! It was like Lord of the Flies. Seriously, they were playing some kind of insane running game and screaming their heads off and jumping out of trees. Miraculously, and to my astonishment, one of the boys told his brethren "Hey, don't run over here because there's photography happening". Surprisingly considerate! Anyways, that's why I look a little grumpy, it was the most awkward blog-photo experience I've ever had.

You can grab a bangle for yourself here!

39 comments:

Elegantly Academic said...

Congrats Julie. It looks lovely. My mum would love this (she loves lions)! And I like that you took inspiration from a plait to create the body ...
Kelly xo

Laura said...

gorgeous bangle! congrats! xoxo

Savannah said...

That is so exciting! I love the bracelet, it's so perfect. You look amazing too, that dress belt and shoes are to die for!
That sounds like such an awkward photo session. I made the mistake of taking photos across the street from a high school football field. So of course they all stared, then laughed, then a few cat calls. It was pretty annoying haha!

blue roses said...

i recently bought a pair of vintage earrings: golden ramsheads that curve around into hoops, with red ruby eyes. your design is definitely very evocative of other various pieces from the era; i would never have kept it secret!

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Julie said...

Wow! Congrats!! That must have been so much fun. I love, love it. And your dress, and your belt, and your hair.. All of it. You look supah terrific, lady.

andrea k (blonde bedhead) said...

LOVE! And that is sooo so exciting, congrats!

charity @ c'est la belle vie said...

I love it! It's badass, but pretty. I also love the shoot you set up for it--from the styling to the location. Really wonderful.

Rhiannon said...

your hair looks gorgeous!
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Christa aka The BabbyMama said...

Hey! That's my park!

jenloveskev said...

Yay! Congratulations my dear. I am so excited for you, it came out just perfect!! Love the styling of the outfit as well. Now I just need to be hiding in the bushes of these pictures in my matching bright red and leopard print.

Meanz (Koi Story) said...

i love your hair and that gorgeous red dress!

Frannie Pantz said...

Congrats, congrats, many congrats to you. Your bracelet is so cool! As for your outfit, your dress is superb and I love the leopard belt!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

you look lovely - and i love your modcloth piece! it's so pretty!

Kara McKenzie said...

Man, I love any accessory with an animal involved! Throw a lion or ram's head on something, and I'm there! That was a great direction to take. Good work!

Also, those platforms are killing me. So awesome.

Cheers,
Kara of
www.fancythatvintage.blogspot.com

Rae Veda said...

So pretty! Congrats on the collaboration. xo, rv

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Ally,The Vintage Valley said...

So pretty!!!! your dress is perfection X

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triskelos said...

These pictures are so beautiful! Nothing can beat leopard and red)))

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HollyDolly said...

Congrats, Julie! The bracelet is fantastic.

Abby said...

You look awesome in these pictures, as usual! And your hair is so pretty. Great job on the bangle!

Ashley said...

Congrats! I love the piece - it's really cool.
I also love the picture of you sitting on the lion because you definitely look like you're thinking to yourself "grumble grumble dang kids get off my lawn!" Which is precisely what I would imagine myself thinking, too!

wildchild said...

so pretty. congratulations :)

Little Lo Hood said...

wow congrats! I love it! I'm so happy to see all you lovely bloggers getting a chance to colab. with modcloth on another level. Genius! :) -Lo

photosandspace said...

This is so perfect! I'm very excited for you! Congratulations!

A Stylized Hysteria said...

Congrats on the collaboration! It's a very pretty bracelet.

Spinner's End said...

i am in love with this bangle! as soon as i scrape together the money i'm gonna have to get one of my own. i love seeing the behind the scenes dreamboard inspiration, you really translated those images into a beautiful, modern, wearable piece. congratulations!
ps: as a big sister to a 13 year old brother, i know first hand how ridiculous boys at that age can be. they can also be super sweet and thoughtful (when they're not too busy being cool) so i'm not surprised by that comment - he must have an older sister. ;)

spinnersendvintage.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

Wow that's so awesome, congrats! I really like the finished product as well, so timelessly elegant.

Hilary Grace said...

Wow, it's pretty perfect!!!
Congrats :)

kelly (unremittingly kel) said...

congrats julie!
it's a wonderful piece :)
you look lovely and i bet are smiling like silly...just not with these boys running around!

www.unremittinglykel.blogspot.com

herecomesthesun said...

What an amazing thing to be a part of! Congrats, I'm really happy for you and the design is lovely :)

cakesandshakes said...

That is such a gorgeous piece, so nice to see a personal touch on designs, makes all the difference!

Cakes
http://www.cakesandshakes.wordpress.com

Kristina said...

That's great! Congratulation! And I love your shoes and dress :)

Thepinupgypsy said...

The bangle is beautiful! Congratulations! I'm a Leo, so I've always loved things with lions on them. I definitely will be snagging this puppy up!

lauraa said...

Really love this, it looks very vintage. Also, love the photos you took. Styled to perfection!
xxx

House Of Jeffers said...

Congrats Julie! The bracelet is so chic! And I can totally relate about taking pictures in the park with other people around... It makes me feel a bit self-conscious when there's other people round, too!

Jen
houseofjeffers.com

Anonymous said...

So funny...I laughed out loud when you wrote that the park was like "Lord of the Flies". Nice one. I also like how you have applied the same wit to designing your bracelet. Gorgeous!

Carla
chasingcakes.wordpress.com

Hope said...

Congrats on the collaboration!! That is huge news. I just might have to snag one up... :)

-Hope
www.aflatteringtale.com

Sherri said...

You have a lovely blog! I love your hair and your big top knot!

sherri fromSHERRI AMOUR

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