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Just In: Jessica Biales Signet Rings

I’ve long considered my friend Jessica Biales to have impeccable taste. I learned to cultivate the art of minimalism from her, back in college. She had almost nothing in her closet, yet she always had everything she needed. On the walls hung posters of architectural renderings by Frank Gehry and Phillip Johnson, mounted on foam core rather than taped to the walls. And her duvet was plain black.

Hardly the stuff of college dreams. When I need to cull, I channel that dorm room, which only one year before was laden with images of Monet’s Giverny, an inspiration board laden with Calvin Klein’s ponytailed models and Christy and Linda in Chanel, and a double mattress topped with a floral comforter; home to moi. Jessica was the New York City sophisticate incarnate. And now, reigning queen bee of the style world, Jenna Lyons, has confirmed what I always knew—Jessica Biales has style. 

J.Crew, which has been experimenting with collaborations with all sorts of cool kids—including CFDA winners and other under-the-radar labels—has picked up two rings by Jessica Biales. It’s the company’s first offerings in fine jewelry. They are carrying a limited run of two solid 18-carat gold signet styles—one yellow gold, and the other rose gold bedecked with pavé emeralds.

I gave the collab a shout-out in Sunday’s Boston Globe, as “The One Thing” in the  paper’s new “Enthusiast” section. Jessica’s work has gotten a ton of press over the past six months. Let’s have a look.

Jeassica Biales Candy Signet Ring J.CrewJessica Biales “Candy” Signet Rings
Available at Hu’s Wear in D.C.,  Good in Boston, and online at  J.Crew
All pieces also available at JessicaBiales.com

Jeassica Biales Candy Signet Ring J.Crew

 The Boston Globe, June 16, 2013

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 Vogue, February 2013

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Jessica Biales Rose Gold Slice Rings

Jessica Biales “Slice” Rings
available in white gold, rose gold, and yellow gold
plain or with pavé white or black diamonds 

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Harper’s Bazaar, February, 2013

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Jessica Biales “Slice” Rings
in rose gold with tsavorites,rubies, sapphires


[I have the slice ring with tsavorites. I wear it between two rose gold rings by Melissa Joy Manning that my husband gave me for my birthday a few years ago; also from Good.]

 

Jessica Biales Sterling Signet Ring

 

Jessica Biales Block Signet Rings
in sterling silver at Good and 18-carat yellow gold at J.Crew

Jessica Biales Gold Wave Rings

Jessica Biales Wave Rings
small and large in rose, white, and yellow gold

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Hu’s Wear in D.C.   |    Good in Boston
online at  J.Crew |   and 
at JessicaBiales.com

See my Instagram photos of Jessica’s rings here:
Shopping Trip: Good Boutique 


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Summer Style: Shopping the Memorial Day Sales

It’s supposed to rain all weekend in Boston and on the Cape. Bummer. We had planned to head to Truro for the first time since last fall. We still may go; there’s dead bug vacuuming to be done. However, like on all holiday weekends, there are sales galore. I may just be able to get some summer shopping accomplished online. I pulled together four sets of clothing and accessories I found. Everything shown is on sale. Not sure what to buy first. Oh, well actually I already picked up the stripey tote from Gap this week. What have you guys been buying for summer?

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SHOP 1 Sleeveless Hazy Dot Shirt at Madewell ||| 2 Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses at Les Nouvelles ||| Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Oxford Shirt Dress at Les Nouvelles ||| 4 Jessica Biales Block Signet Ring at J.Crew ||| 5 Surf Stripe Board Shorts at J.Crew ||| 6 Coach Henley Espadrille Wedge at Coach ||| 7 3.1 Philip Lim 31 Second Snakeskin Pouch at Shopbop ||| 8 Printed Multi-Stripe Canvas Tote at Gap

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SHOP 1 Rag & Bone Graphic Tank at Rag & Bone ||| 2 Rag & Bone Easy Stretch Silk Pant at Rag & Bone ||| 3 Armani Collezioni Short Dress at Yoox ||| 4 Joie Jordyn B Blazer in Caviar at Joie ||| 5 Fort Standard Cage Necklace 8 at Need Supply Co. ||| 6 Lucy Folk Watermelon Pip Stud Earrings at Steven Alan ||| 7 Marcy by Marc Jacobs Marc’D & Check’D Small Satchel, Shopbop ||| 8 Joie Grenada Sandals at Joie

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SHOP 1 Stripe Rash Guard at J.Crew ||| 2 Monique Péan Mwanza Warthog Tusk Shell Earrings with Diamonds at Barneys New York ||| 3 White Linen V-Neck Tee at Madewell ||| 4 Steven Alan Elliot Pant at Steven Alan ||| 5 Timex Round Mesh Strap Watch at Nordstrom ||| 6 Bag’n’Noun Nylon Muffin Bag #210 at Steven Alan ||| 7 Strawberry Lip Glaze at Stila ||| 8 Tory Burch Catalina Espadrille at Tory Burch

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SHOP  1 Whale Of A Tale Intarsia Sweater at C.Wonder ||| 2 Rag & Bone/Jean Mint Mid-Rise Legging at Intermix ||| 3 Shimmer Scarf at Gap ||| 4 Arrowstack Necklace at Madewell ||| 5 Anya Hindmarch Studded Heart Pouch at Shopbop ||| 6 Rag & Bone Dana Dress at Rag & Bone ||| 7 Vince Lara High Sandal at Nordstrom ||| 8 Chevron Cosmetic Bag at Furbish Studio 

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Sale Alert!
NORDSTOM’S half-yearly sale is going on now!

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Shopping Trip: Good Boutique

Good is the best boutique in Boston for jewelry and gifts. It is absolutely the most beautiful and well-curated; owner Paul Niski has impeccable—impeccable—taste. Some of my own favorites come from there (and Barneys, and The Tiny Jewel Box in D.C., and, ok, Tiffany’s too.)  When my best college friend, Jessica Biales, showed me her jewelry, I knew it belonged at Good. I stopped in yesterday to see it in situ, and also to check out the new store (they moved across the street, to a larger space this fall). I hope you love Jessica’s work; I suspect you will love most everything here. (And sorry, I didn’t actually take as many photos of other jewelry as I would have liked. Next time!)

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ARTmonday: Elephants in Art

The elephant is the season’s “it” animal in interiors and the arts. I’m seeing them everywhere, from the stage to indie films, in shelter mags and in the shops. The elephant is not new to the style scene. Iconic examples of the beast have been around a while. Here’s a quick look at select elephants  in the arts. Tomorrow I have a montage of elephants incorporated in decor, and on Wednesday, some cute pachyderms for sale. If you’re eager for an immediate glimpse of rooms and items, check out  “Trendlet Alert: Elephants” on The Inside Source.

Richard Avedon  •  “Dovima With Elephants”  • Harper’s Bazaar •  1955

Didier Massard • “Elephant” • 2008

Carlsberg Elephant Beer print ad  •  1950

Shepard Fairey  •   “Obey Elephant”

dekaAnimals  “A Little Elephant” •  $18  •  Etsy

Banksy  •  Exit Through the Gift Shop


Jessica Biales •  “Elephants in Central Park” •  2009

Elephant Parade •  London

“Elephant.”  •  The New Victory Theater •  New York City

Sketchbook  •  Lee Essex Doyle

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ARTmonday: Jessica Biales Photo Collage

I just reconnected with a dear friend, Jessica Biales. Last we spoke, she was a single attorney in New York City. Multiple years, guys, and cities (even countries) later, she has a super husband, beautiful daughter, and has turned her passion for photography into a full-fledged pursuit.  Her photo collages, many aimed towards children, are playful but not babyish, with crisp images depicting whimsical images (calico elephants anyone?) in realistic settings. These are my favorites:

Elephants in Central Park, 2009
photo collage – archival digital c print (limited edition)

Ducks in Central Park, 2009
photo collage – archival digital c print (limited edition)

Train, 2008
photo collage – archival digital c print (limited edition)

Flower Boats, 2008
photo collage – archival digital c print (limited edition)

Lanterns, 2009
photo collage – archival digital c print (limited edition)

Bunny in Tucket, 2008
photo collage – archival digital c print (limited edition)

Duck and Birds on the Choptank, 2008
photo collage – archival digital c print (limited edition)

Storm King, 2007
photo collage – archival digital c print (limited edition)

Bunnies in a Row, 2010
photo collage – archival digital c print (limited edition)

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