Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Romance of Winter

Periodically I'm asked to share my thoughts or ideas, however obscure and random, on blogs authored by my clients, friends and various artists throughout the design community. I was particularly interested in the opportunity to expound a bit on this blog, authored by well known jewelry designer, Laura Gibson, because I truly love the fact that she spends so much time with her family at their second home in Nova Scotia. I personally have not had the grand pleasure of visiting this wonderland of peacefulness and scenic splendor, but as someone who 'once upon a time' hailed from the regions of New England, I long each day for the changing leaves, the snap of the crisp cold winds that invariably kick up this time of year, and the snow... ah yes, the blankets of thick, billowy snow.

These photos are by Nova Scotia photographer Peter Rachman and each one evokes the very emotions I feel this time of year, the yearning for comfort reminders so beautifully captured in each frame. I know Laura speaks of her lovely Nova Scotia and travels there as often as her schedule allows... maybe someday I too will have the shear joy of romping through the mounds of white splendor and can sit back on the banks of the river and relish each special moment this glorious land provides.

Remember, Laura is now on Facebook as; Laura Gibson Jewelry, she's Twittering courtesy of @lauragibsongems and you can take advantage of some amazing discounts this holiday season on her gorgeous collection at;

Guest Post November 29th, 2009
Lisa Pool
creative client representation

Friday, November 13, 2009

Simple is Simply Stunning

When asked (and I often am) what pieces of my bridal collection go best with certain dresses and gowns, my reply is always the same; "simple, clean lines are the most elegant and will be remembered for years." I really mean this. Designers that can take exquiste fabrics and blend them to create garments that make every woman feel gorgeous, is much like how I combine my pearls, stones gold and silver - the concept is to enhance the bridal ensemble and bring out every beautiful feature of the special female on her special day...

These remarkable gowns by Adele Wechsler, Monique L Huillier and Ulla Maija all express exactly what I mean when I say simple is simply stunning.

My collection pieces shown here combining pearl, rose quartz, labradorite and moon stone are seasonal favorites of many brides and are currently available on my website.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I love how these designers use the fall colors...

My husband and I went with our two girls to Nova Scotia a few weeks ago (I think I mentioned earlier we have a little place there) for Canadian Thanksgiving and the fall colors were so gorgeous and vivid. It reminded me that the site outside my window there four years ago had inspired my Autumn Collection – rich greens, saffron yellows, carnelian oranges, ruby reds and deep, chocolate browns, mimicking the heady fall colors in the leaves. We only had a chance to stay few days, but we had such a great time building fires every day and all day... So funny to have that experience and then come back to the crazy Tucson heat!

And now, as fall winds down and we move into winter (well, we're supposed to be in winter by now), I think of all of the organic earth tones that I like to wear at this time of year and started to go hunting for some choice designers out there thinking the way I do; I can just see all of my Earthly Collection pieces on any one of these stunning creations - Diana Von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Eileen Fisher, even the hip design house Rebecca Minkoff is doing all their fall lines in the rich colors I've loved for years.

You can find a wonderful selection of my designs currently on sale too, just check the website for all the details.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Gorgeous Fall Colors on Sale Now

I've got to take some time this week to elaborate on my passion for the fall season and all the gorgeous colors that remind me of this beautiful time of year, but for the moment, here are a few pieces from my collection that are currently featured on my website. They are 60% to 70% off retail which is such a wonderful incentive to add these stunning colors to your wardrobe!