Thursday, September 27, 2012

Le Celebration ~ Con’t

A major stand-out at the soiree was this phenomenal, jeweled mannequin standing at the entrance who’s torso was completely covered in 1000’s of rhinestones and pearls. Fabulously bejeweled with layer upon layer of stones requiring hours and hours of hand placement, this magnifique work of art was created by our own Cecilia Hidalgo of Baroque Pearls.
Ceci is an amazing artist, who can do everything from elaborate floral paintings to high-styled jewelry design and when I asked her if she would take this on for me ~ she didn’t hesitate! (Always ask a busy person to do something, right?)
This, from a gal who has a full-time job and 3 children (!) but who uses every single minute of her spare time ~ creating fabulous works of art and unleashing her own brand of wild, creative abandon. She is a true artist.
She has a nook here at the shop and keeps it filled with ~ wherever her heart has taken her creations ~ but you’ll always find one-of-a-kind jewelry designs, rhinestone and pearl objets d’art and hand-painted floral and rose pieces.
For Christmas she’ll be adorning every inanimate object that she can get her hands on ~ in rhinestones and pearls ~ for the ultimate in bejeweled splendor.
Come in and take a peek into Ceci’s imaginative, sparkling universe where she proves that ~
Rhinestones ~ the more the better ~ are always a girl’s best friend!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Vignettes at 17 ~ Le Celebration!

Merci beaucoup to all who came yesterday to help us celebrate
Vignettes’ 17th anniversary and to each and every one of Vignettes’ dealers who took their spaces to all new levels of amazing tres chic.
Also, a huge thank you to Miss Jenny Doh who was beautiful, gracious and a huge hit. There’s no doubt about it ~ she has star power, not to mention ~ another 10 books in the works! Look for them!
There was vintage glamour which included a 1940 socialite's collection of black velvet evening gowns and couture hats, CHANEL advertising props from the 1980's, beaucoup faded French décor and completely over the top displays everywhere you looked.
And then there was designer Karen Lampard’s tent ~
OH MY! The details! The details!
If you missed it ~ come by soon to see the shop’s transformation.
17 never looked so French!
Enjoy the Show.

I think even Miss Coco herself may have been smiling down,
but I know for sure ~
my Mom was!