Shopping Is an Experience

Some people say they would rather spend money on experiences than the accumulation of objects. To those people, I say that the act of shopping is a beautiful experience.

Model: Sasha Pivovarova

Jimmy Choo pumps. Stuart Weitzman heels. Chanel heels, handbags and clutches. Charlotte Olympia heels. Sergio Rossi shoes. Christian Louboutin heels. Dolce & Gabanna shoes and handbags. Salvatore Ferragamo heels. Versace shoes. Rochas pumps. Valentino platforms. Brian Atwood heels. Haider Ackermann shoes. ShopBop handbag. Judith Lebier handbags and coin purse. Kotur purse. Arunashi ring. Monique Pean ring. Bulgari bracelet. Pandora brooches. Buccellati brooch.

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 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.

Flower Fairy

Dolce & Gabbana negligee and coat; Pierre Hardy sandals; Wendy Yue earrings, necklace, bracelet, and rings; vintage brooches; Maison Michel headband; Miu Miu sunglasses; Hermes scarf; Judith Leiber handbag; Lalique turtle figurine.

Lord of the Rings

Nobody loved jewelry more than Tolkien. From the Silmarils to the Barrows, the hilt of Orcrist to the clasp of Elven cloaks, to yes, the One, Tolkien’s legendarium is dripping with priceless gems and ancient metalwork. Below, rings of power and splendor to rule our Age.

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