Facon Magazine asked a few of us on the DC fashion/style blogging scene whether we'd be a part of a "playing dress up" feature. Would I want to have jewelry gallery owner Keith Lipert read my blog blind, pick out a piece of jewelry, get a picture of it, then style an outfit for a photo shoot around it?
Vyque and I toyed with choices other than what Keith originally picked out for us, trying on Parisian, German, and Italian pieces, all of which somehow spoke clearly of their origins. Metals mixed, both gleaming and brushed, and stones glittered and shone. Keith's collection turns out to be a sweet little secret for nowhere-else-in-DC statement accessories that won't blow the budget - or at least blow it entirely.
In the end, the two of us stuck with the pieces Keith had pulled after reading our blogs, without meeting us in person. Vyque glowed like the pearls she draped across her glittery black top, and the strands were just perfect for her mix of current and vintage. I stuck with the
Parisian-found threads of almost ombre metal beads. I was flattered that Keith had read enough of my blog to find its origins and conjure up a modern Rene Russo.
The feature in the magazine is, well, cool, and does a wonderful job of showcasing 5 women with distinct styles and bodies. While waiting for the issue, I couldn't wait to see how everyone styled their ensembles. I wished we'd been able to match schedules up enough to all shoot the same night, so we could see the carefully selected outfits then.
Photographs is courtesy of Facon Magazine and Denisio's great shots of all 5 of us. You can check out the full issue - and feature online!