Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Jay Strongwater Christmas

I love the intricate frames created by Jay Strongwater, where, as you can see below, the backside is actually as beautiful as the front.

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When I met Jay back in April, he told me that he has a fascination with decorative textiles. Now the talented artist turns his eye away from the jewel-encrusted enamel collectors items that made him famous, just long enough to create more things that I crave.

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The oversized, highly-embellished Christmas stockings above, $595 at Neiman Marcus, combine his love for jewels with his love for opulent fabrics. Just look at the detail below on this plum-colored stocking. Fabulous, isn’t it?

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I think they are quite outstanding, but what I’m really lusting after is this Christmas tree skirt, $1,650, below.

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Made in India of cranberry crushed velvet, this would look quite impressive as a tree skirt, but I’m holding out for it to go on sale so I can wear it as a cape!

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Paired with gold lamé leather leggings or an all-black ensemble, it’s perfect for holiday parties. Trés chic. True style is the ability to think outside the box.

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