Make Me Wanna Die

“I had everything, opportunities for eternity, and I could belong to the night.” — The Pretty Reckless

Prabal Gurung cocktail dress. Vivetta skirt. Lariat necklace from The RealReal. Flower brooch and ring from Moda Operandi. Lydia Courteille lips ring. Judith Leiber minaudiere.

Expensive Taste, Part III

Marni top. Dolce & Gabbana skirt. Jimmy Choo pumps. Repossi druzy earrings. Bulgari bracelet. Tiffany & Co. tennis bracelet and ring. Piers Atkinson headband. Chanel bag.

Expensive Taste, Part II

Dolce & Gabbana top and mary janes. Fausto Puglisi skirt. Mappin & Webb earrings. Cartier diamond necklace. David Webb brooch. Monique Pean diamond bracelet. Theodoros ring. Susan Foster headband. Hermes crocodile handbag.

Expensive Taste, Part I

Versace shirt. Fausto Puglisi skirt. Manolo Blahnik ankle boots. Van Cleef & Arpels diamond earrings. Blue Nile sapphire necklace. Cartier diamond bracelet and ring. Audemars Piguet chronograph watch. Theo Fennell emerald ring. Hermes handbag.

Et Paix

When I was in seventh grade, I started writing a fantasy saga about the world in the time of prehistoric humans, a place in which elves, fairies, giants, merfolk, sea serpents, and sorcerers reigned supreme. One land of the sorcerers, an island off the coast of modern-day France, was called Et Paix (which, unbeknownst to me at the time, means “And Peace”). It was a land inhabited entirely by witches who wore extravagant evening attire every day. Each year, a convention of all the witch princesses of the world was held. Below are looks inspired by my childhood dream.

Marchesa floral-embellished tulle gown; Marchesa feather-embellished tulle gown; Marchesa floral-appliqued tulle gown; Marchesa lace off-the-shoulder gown; Lydia Courteille “Scarlet Empress” ruby and garnet necklace; Lydia Courteille “Amber Room” opal and citrine necklace; Lydia Courteille “Topkapi” sapphire and tsavorite necklace