One is told that the only jewelry acceptable in the corporate setting are strings of pearls or dainty little chains with the smallest possible pendants. I’ll challenge that and contend that designer Christina Brooke’s La’ Mod scarf necklaces will look fantastic at the office.
These unique and stunning pieces are a mix of semiprecious stones, metal chain, and luxurious-feeling fabric. I did not need to look up the designer’s education to figure she probably has a background in architecture. The construction of her scarf necklaces are impeccable.
That architectural sensibility is part and parcel to Christina Brooke’s designs. Add a Miami flair to the pot and you’ve got La’ Mod. I’m so in love with her line I don’t know what to do with myself. And typically I’m the farthest thing from Miami style one can get.
I’m only able to take full-length shots with the webcam; hence the grainy quality. (In the hand hidden from view, I’m holding a wireless mouse. That’s how I’m taking the pics with the webcam from so far way. Ridiculous, or resourceful? Not so sure.)
And ooh! This is officially my first OOTD post! Exciting. Well, not really. The most exciting thing I have on is the Black Elegance scarf necklace by La’ Mod, from its Lady Bold collection. Check out Christina’s website and blog for more details.
Rest of my outfit: Shirt is from Express. I didn’t even buy it myself. I picked it out of my sister’s closet. =) Oh– the pants are kind of special. I designed them. When I was 19 years old. 10 years later, I still fit them! Pumps are Franco Sarto. Clutch is the Ambitionist clutch (Taryn Zhang, of course).
Yay for bathroom pics! These I could take with the digicam. And in the above one, earrings are a gift from the husband back when he was still just a boyfriend, and the sunglasses on my head are Oscar de la Renta.
Now that Christina Brooke has established herself as a jewelry designer (she also makes amazing headbands), she’s working on launching her first line of handbags. If La’ Mod isn’t already on your style radar, then it needs to get on it now. Like the scarf necklaces, her handbags will definitely be unique in construction, sassy, edgy, and not an accessory that will let you go unnoticed!
That’s what I love most about Christina’s work. You’ve got to be a confident woman with presence to pull off La’ Mod, or else her sensational headbands, scarf necklaces, and now handbags will overpower your look. La’ Mod designs compel you to up your own ante and match the vim and strength of her pieces. They’re like talismans. I feel awesome when I wear her accessories!