Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Fingerless Gloves

My favorite of the season. Fingerless gloves. One of our new artists from Colorado uses reclaimed cashmere. So soft and colorful!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Listening to the new release of Amy Winehouse today.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Chan Luu on December 7th from 6-9 pm in Chester

Chan Luu wrap bracelets and scarves will be the feature for this Wednesday Evenings Full of Wonder.
From 6-9 pm you can sip River Tavern cocktails and try on some of these gorgeous pieces from Chan Luu. See what all the celebrities are talking about!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tonight at the shop from 6-9 pm

"Wednesday Evenings Full of Wonder"
You are invited to these events every Wednesday evening this season, Nov 30th - Dec 21st, from 6-9p.m. Dina will unveil her line of jewelry in sterling, gold and precious stones for the holiday and feature a new collection from the store. Delicious River Tavern cocktails will be served. Celebrate with us and the other shops in town.

A new shipment from Latico, one of our favorite leather lines, will be featured tonight. Made in New Jersey, fun prints on the inside and a colorful array on the outside. From wallets to over the shoulder bags, to clutch styles, you'll find the perfect one! 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Thankful Celebration this weekend, Friday Nov 25-Sunday Nov 27

Starting Friday, Nov 25th - Sunday, Nov 27th we will be celebrating SHOP LOCAL. As a Thank you for choosing our store we will be serving mimosas and having specials throughout the store!

Happy Turkey Day!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chester Halloween Celebration

Sparkly and Spooky! Friday evening in Chester, October 28th, 5-9 pm Diamonds and Pumpkins oh my! 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


A favorite. 'Letters to a Young Poet' always fills me with courage.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

RISD Sale this Saturday, October 15th

Come to Providence this Saturday! All along Benefit Street artists from RISD will be showing their wares.  Stop by and say Hi.  I'll be there with my new jewels!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Chester Night is this Friday!

Join us Friday, September 16th, from 5-9 pm. Come by for a toast and see the new treasures Dina has created and found for the store.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Alexander McQueen

 I was so moved seeing the Alexander McQueen show at the Metropolitan Museum yesterday.  His imagination, his vision, inventing and re-inventing, his spirit, his ability to take risks, to push an idea, to create such drama and fantasy coupled with superb craftsmanship.  I could go on and on.  When you stand there amongst his world that he created in such a short time, you are overwhelmed with how much he gave of himself to the project at hand.  He didn't compromise.  He went all the way.  Thank you, Mr. McQueen, I am so inspired and fueled by what you left us!

Of course I loved all of the accessories.  The shoes, the head pieces, the jewelry...
As I have always been fascinated by the spine, this was worn over the clothing and the tail moved.  Click to read and see more of the  spine corset

What a great performance piece! Read about this model being spray painted by robots on stage

He is quoted often of his influence from nature.  ..."I'm inspired by a feather but also its color, its graphics, its weightlessness and its engineering..."
This dress of duck feathers is so fantastic and has the details and hints to the beauty and subtleties of the body.
Romantic and macabre

Sarah Burton the creative director of the Alexander McQueen brand is quoted  saying,
"Often, Lee would tell me to read books, to look at artists, or to listen to a piece of music.  That was the thing about Lee, his mind was so active.  Every season, Lee wasn't just designing clothes.  He really was an artist.  He had to better himself, and it was just relentless.  But, in saying that, he loved doing it so much.  I'd never see him happier than when he was here, touching things, making things."

A must see, SAVAGE BEAUTY, it closes this Sunday

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Some words on the N E S T Show

See what  Susan from the  Daily Art Muse  wrote about the N E S T show...

"When Dina Varano invited me to the opening of NEST,  I was quick to RSVP.  What intrigued me most about the show was that this show marked a departure from the jewelry she has become known for. Varano spent months making sculptural objects – no jewelry – for NEST."

..."For several months the artists met weekly, expanding ideas and developing a shared vocabulary. The collaboration resulted in three separate bodies of work that are closely related, yet decidedly different – each aesthetically pleasing and compelling".

Thanks Susan!