|Jewelry has a way of making people stop & take notice...No matter how tough the audience is!|
So when it comes to jewelry, there are just some staple pieces that every woman needs to have in her jewelry box to compliment her full cadre of looks! And, when it comes to showing off amazing jewelry looks, who better than these stunning Olympians from the Special Olympics of Missouri!
So sit back and enjoy these one-of-a-kind looks from Inspired Antiquity and our sponsors / donors: Laurie Kaiser Jewelry, Chinchar/Maloney and Marla Aaron Jewelry! (Be sure to click the photos to make them larger.)
|The amazing models are (from left): Tanya, Tiffany & Danielle...plus a few new friends |
that we found hanging out at the Nelson-Atkins Museum here in Kansas City, Missouri!
The "New" Classics
Some things never go out of style and are the basics that every woman needs for a sophisticated, yet casual, jewelry look. These 'classics' are the crisp, white tee and LBD of every jewelry wardrobe. They look good with everything. They are the go-to pieces of your jewelry collection.
|Tiffany is modeling one of my favorite, "new" classics - stacked birthstone braceletsin sterling silver by Chinchar/Maloney.|
Tiffany would like everyone to know that she is a fun, fun, fun person who likes meeting new people.
A Statement Piece(s)
Just like every jewelry box should have some classic, goes-with-everything pieces, it should also include those big, bold baubles that make a statement. Those eye-catching pieces that not only make you smile but also make a big impact. They show off the fun-loving side of your personality.
Because you're worth it. Yup, you heard me - You. Are. Worth. It. You know how you have one pair of jeans or an outfit that can immediately change your mood from 'meh' to 'yea!' instantly? You should also have a pieces of jewelry (or two...or three...) that immediately transforms your mood and makes you just feel decadent. As a woman, you are a superhero! And, you are worth it!
Because you're not a pumpkin...or a fairy godmother. You won't turn into a pumpkin at midnight and sometimes you just don't have enough time to change every part of your outfit before heading out. These are those pieces that can take a simple sheath dress and push it over-the-top for a black tie affair. Or, turn a simple date night dress into something a little more formal, perfect for a business dinner.
Personally, one of my favorite types of jewelry is anything unique and artisan-made. Those one-of-a-kind pieces make me feel like I could stand out in a crowd. As if I have my own little secret about this amazing designer that I am just not ready to share with the rest of the world yet. Well...I guess I'll give it up and share this "secret!"
|Tanya is wearing a complete set (earrings, ring & necklace) by Chinchar/Maloney featuring a |
large, rose-cut lapis & Bohemian garnet wrapped in yellow gold.
Born in Missouri, Tanya's favorite subject in school was reading & she loves dogs!
|Tiffany is wearing a 50-inch aquamarine strand with a sterling silver baby lock by Marla Aaron.|
Tiffany's favorite subjects in school were history & math.
So what's your jewelry box missing?
Did you see a look that you're dying to get your hands on from our photo shoot? All of these looks are available through any of our sponsors and donors. Be sure and visit their websites to get the look for yourself!
Our Sponsors & Donors
Jewelry:Marla Aaron Jewelry
Laurie Kaiser Jewelry
Liz Ogle Photography - all the photos in this post
Nick Atwell Photography
Styling, Hair & Make-Up:
Salon Ami & Day Spa - hair and make-up
Janay A. Handmade - styling and accessories
Independence Limo Service - limousine service
Widow Sons Motorcycle Club - props & support
Marla Aaron Jewelry
And, I would also like to say "Thank You!" to the dozens of volunteers who participated in the shoot by either donating dresses or volunteering their time to help out. It would not have been possible without you.
*Stay tuned for a future post with behind-the-scenes footage by Nick Atwell Photography and my thoughts on the amazing time that we had shooting all these looks with these stunning Olympians.