Morocco: and a tale of tribal jewelry

I have always admired those fine chains, those delicate bands, those feminine studs.  I have always thought pretty, pretty at the single diamond solitaire twinkling at the hollow of the neck.  I recognize the light-as-a-feather bangle paired with the watch, and understand the demure pearls clasped on the ears.  So discreet, so elegant, so mother-approved.  Evidence of sweet avowals of love on appropriate occasions.  Lovely, lovely. 

 Yes, I have always admired that approach.  Always.  

 But as for me…that is another matter altogether.  

The piles of bracelets, the multiple rings, the earrings that reach my shoulders.  The talismans, the amulets, the gris-gris purchased in Turkish boutiques or Yemeni outposts or in Lao online shops.  The chunky, the tribal, the mysterious.  That’s what I wear.  Yes, that’s what I wear every day.  




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Some of my favorite ethnic chic jewellers: 


Check out more of my large stash of jewelry here.  And see how I store my jewelry here and here.  

PS Tell me the tales of your jewelry. I'd love to hear. 

Marrakech: and a tale of my Moroccan vanity in House Beautiful Magazine

Oh my goodness.....So happy to be in the October House Beautiful, one of my favorite magazines!  I love the new global direction that Editor in Chief Newell Turner has taken this issue!

I'm flattered to be in the What's on My Vanity feature sharing my sculptural Barcelona basin and Xenon faucet, favorite jewelery from Bouvier and Azza Fahmy, as well as makeup tips:-)  The vanity itself was stenciled by former Peacock Pavilions staffer Todd Oberndorfer using a stencil from Royal Design Studio

House Beautiful vanity.

My shop Red Thread Souk was mentioned in the story and the hooks I designed were also  featured (yippee!). 

The jewelry hands in Red Thread Souk were also featured!

Jewery hands red thread souk

You can see the House Beautiful story in detail right here.  Many thanks to talented editor Lora Yoon.  This girl is so adorable it's ridiculous (and I was lucky enough to meet her in real life during my book tour for Marrakesh by Design).