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Collaborations have always been my thing. Now, during the lead up to my book, I’m excited to announce the debut of my first design collaboration! Yes, I usually take on illustrations for luxury brands, but in the past few years I’ve been spending a lot of time behind the scenes with designers. I’m excited to be lending my personal style to a few pieces off-paper this year. For the first, I’ve teamed up with Jennifer Dawes Design to create a custom three-piece diamond ring set.
I came across Jennifer Dawes’ Design jewelry via Instagram– and it was love at first sight. When her PR rep reached out to see if I might be interested in a design project — Y E S andwhencanistart — was my answer.
Jennifer calls these “lifestyle stacks”. Each is inspired by a different one of her clients. I’m proud to announce that the aptly named “fashion illustrator” stack features a gorgeous 1.40ct radiant cut diamond from the Diamond Foundry.
If you’ve been following on instagram you most likely saw the sketches right from the beginning, as I shared the entire process online! I know some of you voted for silver, but I chose up-cycled, warm hues of rose and yellow gold paired with ethically sourced, brilliant, sparkling diamonds. I designed with my usual tools — watercolor, pencil and paper — and Jennifer brought the design to life flawlessly.
I love the idea of stacking your wedding ring. It’s a ring you wear for your entire life, so it should suit all of yours days – even the indecisive ones. You can wear all three rings stacked, just two, mix them up, or some days opt to wear only a single band. When I’m on the beach I like to keep things light, but when I’m at an event, I like to make sure I’m making a statement. Those times I pile on all three.
This is the first of 4 scheduled design collaborations for me in the coming months. FOUR! If you haven’t been following recent projects with lifestyle brands (Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Victoria’s Secret, Ralph Lauren, Four Seasons and many more) on social – you might want to catch up.
While I haven’t yet shared a ton about my book with you- I can tell you this: it’s full of all of my favorite things. Artwork- check. Shoes- check. Birds- check. While researching for this style book I came across thousands of amazing designers and I’d love to share some of my favorites with you on this blog.
Derya Aksoy is the designer of Jewelera. Years ago, I saw one of her necklaces on a friend’s blog and saved her site because her winged creations are so whimsical and delicate that I just find them inspiring. She takes inspiration from, well you can see–butterflies. These pieces are so unique, and so interesting. Pair it with a simple v neck and ripped jeans. It’s the perfect addition, and completely transforms any look with this fun feminine style. I have this necklace here in office and I can’t decide whether I want to wear it or frame it. I think it would be beautiful framed in my bedroom or handing from a masculine iron hook on a plain wall. If you are getting married just imagine how much fun this would be around one of your bridesmaid’s collars?! Or for NYFW paired with an amazing mixed print and a sweet shoe.
Because I like them so much, I’ve asked Derya if we could give one of my super stylish readers a pair of her earrings! They are the pair I’ve pulled to shoot for my book, so they are 100% DS approved. And- oh why not- I’ll send you this sweet little illustration too (of a pair of shoes I’ve been drooling over by Charlotte Olympia (link) psst: It’s an original mini illy, not a print.
To enter, follow @jewelradesigns and @dallasshaw and leave a comment on the DS insta posttelling me how you’d wear them. You have until July 8th to enter! Good luck friends. x
When I hosted the COACH re-opening event last month, I stumbled upon a bag that I had to have. This is rare for me with bags, but my gut was right – I’ve been wearing it non stop.
It’s the Coach ACE Satchel. The design pairs luxe, velvety hair-calf with the nostalgic charm of a prairie floral print. And it’s so teeny!!! Only 6″ (L) x 4 1/4″ (W)–which I normally don’t gravitate too–but I absolutely love.
Design collaboration announcement!
Dallas Shaw x Elisa Solomon
So you loved the Jennifer Dawes Design collaboration right? Here’s the fun news. That was the first of FOUR design collaborations on the schedule!
The second? Elisa Solomon Jewelry.
I’ve been a long time fan of Elisa’s work since stumbling across her rings at abc carpet and was delighted when I met her last year in NYC. We had been hoping to collaborate when things settled down a bit and since things only got crazier, we decided to force some time to make it happen.
While we are in early design stages, I can’t wait to see where this one goes. We’ll be sharing all behind-the-scenes steps of this collaboration with you, because of course I’d love your input. Here are a few bts snaps from our short breakfast pow wow a few weeks ago.
Can’t wait to share what’s coming next! Follow along on instagram to see the ideas unfold!
Now that summer’s just around the corner, I’ve been leaning towards a south western-vibe. This can be tricky because you don’t want to over-do it. I’m finding great new subtle ways to feature some of my favorite pieces, like these below. It’s easy to get the look with a little fringe, high waisted jeans, or a pop of turquoise!
Mixing an array of trends seem to be a constant in my personal style. It has to be. No one theme can limit your style–mixing it up helps to create a brand of your own. It’s all about give and take! If I find a look I love (like these pants for example) but don’t want to take on a total hippie look (because thats so not me) I mix it up with a classic Chanel oxford and some diamonds!
The other week, I got the chance to host Coach‘s Event at the King of Prussia Mall! The event was celebrating the Coach King of Prussia location’s re-opening as 1 of only 2 Coach Craftsmanship Bars in the US. My good friend (and Men’s Style Pro Blogger) Sabir came by, along with many other friends and fans! (It was so great to meet you all!)
The event highlighted Craftsmanship, personalization, and the Coach 1941 Saddle Bag. I’m obsessed with their “Prarie” vibe in the new line–You’ll definitely be seeing me in a lot of their pieces.
One of my favorite parts–any guests who posted on social media during the event took home polaroid print outs of their photos! They had tasty chocolates in the shape of monogramming letters and a Sangria Bar. (Yum!)