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clever girl.

delfina, delfina.

at 22, italian jewelery designer delfina delettrez continues to delight with her unique, macabre designs.

some of her work has been featured in this blog before, but apparently there’s more from where those came from.

"delirium heart" ring - what's in the center? a crucifix.

another version of the "delirium heart" ring.

skeleton hand belt - worn three different ways.

white resin skull ring; diamond skulls ring; "secret hands" ring.

frog cuff bracelet; "finger" ring; skeleton hand necklace.

assorted jewelery designed for opening ceremony.

*original images courtesy of various sources, including but not limited to: style.com, notcouture.com, and couturelab.com; created images property of g.cheng & imunlisted.wordpress.com

the golden fleece.

what great fortune!

who knew one my friends would play king midas tonight? while i was pleased enough to get the chance to wax poetic with mandy, jimmy, and will, i was even more ecstatic to receive an unexpected gift from jimmy – a long pursued, vintage kenneth jay lane for avon ram clamper bracelet, complete with green rhinestone eyes and clear rhinestone horns! (thankyouthankyouthankyou!) as evidenced in my past post, “animal farm”, i have been lusting after this exact bracelet for quite some time. the elusiveness of the piece + the unexpected giving of it + the thoughtfulness + great company made for a great night. jimmy also introduced us to anvil, where we began our adventure. after tasty cocktails, playing catch up, and spinning tall tales, we crossed the finish line at house of pies, chatting it up over burgers and, well, pies.

anvil: 1424 westheimer rd., houston, tx 77006; (713) 523-1622.

house of pies (2 locations): 3112 kirby dr., houston, tx 77093; (713) 528-3816.

at long last - kjl for avon ram bracelet from jimmy!

at long last - kjl for avon ram bracelet from jimmy!

back in bid-ness.

howdy doo-dee!

translation: “hello, how are you?” english; colloquial cartoonish southern-speak.

it’s been a while, and i apologize. as i stated before, my tri-city sweep was downgraded into an extended stay in austin, and an unexpected overnight layover in college station. thanks again to alex s., matt c., and jim for a) babysitting my couch, and b) letting me and jenga crash on it! (sorry again to jim’s uncle, who jenga greeted so warmly in the morning with growls…) of course, thanks also to andrew a., michelle, and jeff for keeping me company! finally, for those of you dying to know, david d. was not in austin, but i did meet up with him in college station, and he did love his shirt. sweet amateur success! sadly, i didn’t get to take clever photos as i had planned, but as usual, i did score some sweet…erm…swag (not a reference to flora).

my cup runneth over in retail luck lately – the post before last documented my being able to check off four potential pairs of shoes with the purchase of two, and this past weekend, i was able to check off several more wish list items in the same manner. recent purchase post: in austin, my biggest score was a brand-new-with-tags black lambskin a-line sheath dress. retail (a.k.a. what i did not pay): $150.00. i also landed a pair of barse sterling + turquoise earrings, and a smoky topaz sterling bracelet. back home in houston/sugar land, i nabbed two more sweet deals: 1) a vintage red silk dress with the most amazing pleated sleeves, and 2) my most recent ebay win, a native american sterling slave bracelet, with turquoise + coral accents. it just arrived today, and i was extremely pleased – i recently discovered slave bracelets, which are essentially a ring + bracelet combo, with chains connecting the two, usually with a decorative piece breaking up the chains in the middle. i’ve kept my eyes peeled on ebay for the last few months; these things run anywhere between $40.00 – $180.00 (not including shipping), depending on the size and intricacy. they are usually pricey due to the fact that most are handmade – obviously, one-of-a-kind pieces will run for more. of course, there are also peruvian slave bracelets, and gypsy slave bracelets – but the former are usually made of alpaca silver, which is lower-grade and lower-quality than standard 0.925 sterling, and the latter is also a cheaper, lighter-weight metal, and usually gold tone. in other words, if you are interested in getting your hands on one (pun!), i’d say the native american versions are more worth the coin.

in other news, i was unable to attend the summer-fest music festival going on in houston today and tomorrow – tickets are supposedly upwards of $20+/day now; should-woulda-coulda. damn. next year, next year. have fun without me, bryan, jim, and jaci (via twitter)

news that trumps all though, is that of my FINALLY receiving geena “the truth/honest abe” sisomphou’s long-awaited postcard from france. i felt more cultured the moment it was in my trembling hands. geen: it’s hanging on my wall! now all that’s left is to get yourself back here to the states…

short of wide, open spaces? come to texas! (but leave your silly city things...)

short of wide, open spaces? come to texas! (but leave your silly city things...)

my native american sterling slave bracelet.

my native american sterling slave bracelet.

vintage red silk dress - pleated sleeve detail.

vintage red silk dress - pleated sleeve detail.

greetings from mademoiselle geena!

greetings from mademoiselle geena!