It's easy to have mixed feelings about this time of year. The weather becomes uninviting, the sunlight seems to vanish hours before it's supposed to, and the time change has everyone confused for at least a few days. But there's highlights too! Holidays mean special time with the family plus an excuse to decorate like crazy, and winter fashion finally comes out to play! With this in mind, I'm thrilled to introduce my newest collection, La Madriguera.
La Madriguera translates from Spanish to English in several ways, meaning of the earth but also meaning lair. Both of these translations are perfect for this collection - and this time of year - as it's the time when you spend so much time inside, indulging in the comforts of your own home and the hospitality of others' homes. But this collection also brings for so many elements of the earth - metals and stone especially.
Jeans have endured as a fashionable and practical staple of our wardrobes because they deserve to! A huge variety of colors and styles means there's no end to the kind of look you can achieve. And what better way to complete a great pair of jeans than with a hipchain? I've designed hipchains for men and women that range from formal and elegant to casual and fun. Of course, my inspirations for these designs come from my own tastes as well as the tastes of the very stylish men in my life.
My husband is especially fashionable, so I often seek his opinion for my Men's Collections. While designing my newest collection, La Madriguera, I really wanted to keep men in mind. The earthy tones of copper and antique silver spoke to me, reminding me of the rich fertile soil laying dormant beneath the winter frost.
I wanted this collection to have very natural overtones, bringing a much-needed dose of vitality to this time of year. One item that was missing from my own wardrobe was something to add a touch of that elegant rock-n-roll flare I'm so fond of, so I designed a few boot-chains based on those same natural aesthetics. I drew great inspiration from the metals, designing many pieces to feature elaborate chain-work and filigree ornamentation.
I strive to bring my vision to both men and women, including everyone in my inspirations. I sincerely hope you get as much pleasure indulging in these pieces as I had designing them.