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United States of ADORNIA

Style Profile: Julia Weber of Virgin Territory June 24, 2014 13:09

Julia Weber Root is a 22 year old designer, personal style blogger, esthetician/MUA, and founder of  DAZEY.  You can find her constantly creating with her Chiweenie on her lap and equal parts rock n' roll and hip hop streaming through the speakers.  She's a firm believer in spreading love, having fun, and being yourself...oh & mimosas. We met Julia via LUCKYFabb West and have been following her instagram style adventures ever since!

If you could wear only one gemstone for the rest of your life which would it be?

I would choose Amethyst, it's my favorite. My mother gave me an Amethyst ring when I was 18 and I've worn it everyday since! I also believe in all of its healing qualities.

How Would You Describe Your Style?

My style is a mix of things that have influenced me creatively. I love layering and mixing fabrics, I like things to be flowy and romantic but with elements of structure. I draw inspiration from almost every era- besides the 80's haha I never want my style to be able to be put in a box, defined as just one specific thing, so it's something that is always evolving. Comfort is really key to me, the footwear might not always be comfortable, but the outfit has to be.

Silver or Gold?


Who is your style icon?

My first style icon was Carrie Bradshaw, even though Patricia Field was the brains behind the operation, no one can wear the clothes as well as SJP did while playing Carrie. Then, of course, the queen- Kate Moss! I have always admired her effortlessly chic look with that rock n' roll vibe.

What is your process when you shop for jewelry? 

When I shop for jewelry I'm looking for something very unique, yet classic, I think of outfits I would pair it with and if it's something I would wear often. I started going to antique stores for jewelry when I was 13, I've always loved the idea of it having a story and experience, you can still find me scouring the shelves at any antique store looking for a killer find.

What is your go-to piece of jewelry in your collection?

My YSL Arty ring, it's gold with a turquoise stone, it's unlike anything I own. It was also a gift from my boyfriend, so it makes me smile just looking at it.

Sounds like you have quite the jewelry collection! Do you have a special way of storing it all?

I hang my necklaces from hooks, bracelets on a perfume tray, my important jewelry goes in a vintage green velvet lined jewelry box that my best friend gave me, and I also have small vintages dishes all around my house, so I can take my rings off at anytime and not misplace them.

Jasmine Doublet Necklace
Elena Ring Emerald

Style Profile: The Sisters of The Perennial Style June 10, 2014 13:15

Meet the Flowers sisters. Three lovely ladies  sharing a wardrobe while finding ways to express their individuality through their love of fashion. From small-town Alabama to the glitz and glamour of Dallas, these sisters’ lives are fast-paced, fashionable, and always exciting. Their blog The Perennial Style is a way for them to share their passions and interests with  friends and family in hopes of inspiring others. We first met these stylish siblings via the LUCKYfabb West conference and it is clear they have a unique style POV!

Who is your style icon and why?

We essentially grew up with Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, so they are our top pick- and obviously, we love a sister pair!

How Would You Describe Your Style?

Ellen is definitely the most daring- she loves body chains, ear cuffs, hand chains, and anything else new and trendy!  Blair and Janie tend to enjoy classic pieces that will last a lifetime.  It’s more of an investment for them, rather than following trends.

As sisters, do you covet each other's jewelry or do you share?

We absolutely share!  Why wouldn’t we want to triple our closets?

What is your process when you shop for jewelry? 

First, we try it on to make sure it fits well.  For example, if it’s a statement necklace we make sure it lays flat on our chest, or for earrings, they can’t be too heavy.  Next, we make sure the quality is nice and that it would jazz up our outfits- because jewelry is always the icing on the cake, right?! 

What is your go-to piece of jewelry in your collection?

We love big earrings!  We also think stacked rings are really cool and are trying to grow our collection! 

What is the one thing for summer you are lusting after?

The Prada Saffiano Tote or the Saint Laurent Sac Du Jour.

Style Profile: Melissa Rodriguez of MelRodStyle May 31, 2014 13:23

We first met Mel through the LuckyFabb West Coast conference (a glammed up gathering of the best blogging minds and instagram feeds across the country!). She, an attending blogger, us a part of the majorly coveted swag bag. Mel brings a touch of glam and a dash of DIY into her personal style blog MelRodStyle. We love her easy yet chic style sensibility and we know you will too!

How would you describe your style?

My style is a combination of many things. While I'm a t-shirt and jeans type of girl, I do love to get dolled up occasionally. I wear what I like.

Who is your style icon?

I would have to say Nicole Richie because she has made a huge transformation in her life and career. I admire her success with House of Harlow and hope to someday have my own accessory line as well… Perhaps shoes…

White diamonds or champagne diamonds?

That's a no brainer. I choose both. I mean, what girl doesn't love best of both diamondworlds, right?!

Silver or gold?

I love mixing metals so I have to pick both.

What is your process when you shop for jewelry?

I'm really into simple jewelry these days. Anything that won't go out of style that I can keep and wear forever.

What is your go-to piece of jewelry in your collection?

My go-to piece at the moment would have to be my rose gold watch. It's such a sleek and classic piece. It goes with everything!

Where has been the best jewelry shopping on vacation spot you've ever discovered?

When I visited mexico, I found beautiful pieces of jewelry. The artwork and designs put into each piece was just unbelievable and so incredible.

Style Profile: Kristen Philipkoski of Stylenik April 15, 2013 14:14

We first met Kristen during a recent trip to SF and we instantly fell in love with her hippie chic aesthetic and shared affinity for all things bejeweled. As the author of her own fashion blog Stylenik and the San Francisco editor of Racked SF Kristen really knows her stuff! Bex sat down with Kristen to get the inside scoop on her unique style icon, her love of jewelry, and her trick to staying stylishly warm in the winter. 

Who is your style icon and why?

Frida Kahlo. She dressed for herself and mastered a tough but feminine look.

Yellow gold or Rose gold?

Am I allowed to say both? Because honestly I love both. I actually have been wearing a stack of rings lately that include silver, rose gold and yellow gold!

How do you stay stylish in the chillier winter months?

Major layers! San Francisco weather is famously fickle, but it can get really cold. So I always bring a chunky pullover or cardigan sweater that will fit over anything.

What is your go-to foundation piece? 

It would be a tie between my engagement ring and a gold ring that was my grandmother's. I wanted my engagement ring to be different—I wanted a sapphire instead of a diamond and I wanted something modern and timeless at the same time. I also wanted a lighter-colored diamond. I saw this ring in the case and knew it was The One immediately. We looked around more but I knew I would go back to this one in the end. 

My grandmother passed away two years ago, and after her funeral my grandfather told me, my mom, my aunt and my cousin to go through her jewelry and take what we wanted. She didn't have a will, so we all just had to decide what each of us would take. When it came to her "mother ring," everyone said I should have it. I was the only one of us who was not a mother at the time, but they all knew I wanted a baby and I was really touched they wanted me to take it. It's a gold band with her own birthstone, a sapphire, and the birthstones of her two sons: my dad, a ruby and his brother, peridot. It's not over the top fancy so I can wear it anytime, though I'm terrified of losing it. Now that I'm a mother myself, I adore the ring even more. 

Those rings are amazing! And such a touching story. While we're on the subject of love and jewelry, and love of jewelry... which ADORNIA pieces are you lusting after?

1. Amelia Earrings $1395: I don't usually go for pink, but I love when it's paired with something tough. The black diamonds and the rough cut of the stones balance them out perfectly!

2. Carolina Earrings $1495: These are just drop dead gorgeous! They would be a go-to for every special occasion. 

3. Frannie Earrings $495: Can you tell I have a thing for big earrings? :) I adore Native American jewelry and turquoise, and it's great that these are made by Native American artists. And I love how big they are!

4. Lola Bracelet $795: I love the unexpected combo of black diamonds and yellow gold, as well as the art deco style.

You can follow Kristen's stylish adventures on her blog Stylenik.com and keep up with the latest SF style news via Racked SF 

Images of Kristen and her two rings via Stylenik.com, Frida Kahlo image via Fridakahlo.org

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