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13 Oct

I’ve been making jewelry for a couple of years now, and have been entangled in the very drawn out process of re-branding. Branding can be difficult, I went through a slew of different names before I finally committed to one. To be honest, I think that was the most difficult part. The next challenge I was facing was getting decent product shots with the equipment that I have. My camera is an old Canon power-shot digital elph, which is still a great camera, BUT I’ve gotten a scratch on the lens through the years. I was considering sucking it up and finally buying a digital slr, but my purse strings are tight these days. I recently bought my iphone and have since fallen head-over-heals, particularly with the Instagr.am app. Yesterday I began messing around with using my iphone to photograph some of my bracelets, and was pleasantly surprised with the results. I’ve downloaded the basic Adobe photo editor onto my ipad which is perfect for the small amounts of editing I need, such as cropping and brightening. In addition to that, I grabbed an app on my phone itself called BeFunky which does the same things. Both are free. Here’s what I got:

 

 

 

Not too shabby.

I’ve officially launched my other site, Las Charolastras. Check it out!

And stop by the shop and show me some love

 

 (Product shots taken by me, other photos taken by Gill at Denim Ninja)

xoxo

Jenny C

Soundcloud Souvenir – Favourite Sons

11 Oct

I am pleased to be sharing this group with you for my very first SC Souvenir.

Favourite Sons is based out of Brooklyn, NY and is made up of Justin Tripp, Matthew Werth, A.J. Edmiston, and Ken Griffin (formerly of Rollerskate Skinny). They have recently released their sophomore album, the Great Deal of Love which has been on HEAVY rotation here at Cardillo & Co. Griffin is no baby. His voice is nothing short of fantastic and perfect for this lovely pre-winter transition. You can snatch up the album on itunes, but in the mean time pop over to their soundcloud page to give it a listen. Here are some of my favourites:

1. The Great Deal of Love

2.  Safe for all Seasons

3. Pretty Young Blood

 

But seriously, I love them all. Enjoy ❤

xoxo

Jenny C

It’s oh so quiet

10 Oct

WHAT A WEEKEND!!! Perfect weather, an amazing visit with friends, some GREAT rummage sale finds, and tons of food and drinks. I’ve got lots of catching up and studying to do, so today’s post is short and sweet.

Cruising around in my convertible with my girlfriends (photo c/o Denim Ninja)

One of my favorite Bjork songs and videos (directed by Spike Jonze) :

And some bonkers 70’s interiors. Enjoy!

(This one isn’t really 70’s, but it’s pretty bonkers none-the-less)

Happy Monday 🙂

xoxo

Jenny C

Go Outside

6 Oct

Two days ago it was cold. I brought my boots out of the closet for the first time, and bundled into a sweater, jacket, AND a scarf. But now it seems as though we’re getting one whole week of the most perfect fall weather. The kind where you can still get away with wearing no socks and a good chunky sweater instead of a jacket. Fall is hands down my favorite season, and I can remember not really having a decent one for the past couple of years. I remember being able to wear shorts almost into November, and then seeing snow about a week later. So I’m thrilled and will be taking advantage of this gorgeous time of year to the fullest.

Yesterday I took Lotus the dog exploring

Pardon the random gray stripe going on at the left, not really sure what’s going on there.

The Canadian geese are beginning to migrate.

 

A dirty dog is a happy dog.

Go outside.

xoxo

Jenny C

C’mon, it’s the 90’s

5 Oct

Remember butterfly clips?

(everythingisterrible!)

xxxo

jenny C

Mondaze

3 Oct

It’s finally fall!! My favorite season of all! I got to pull my Ralph Lauren boots out of storage, and had a lovely weekend filled with horseback riding, thrifting, apple picking, and eating. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Here are some randoms from yesterday

My new favorite ap, cat paint.

A new vintage bracelet, my favorite watch, and a heart-locket woven stacking bracelet made by yours truly (will be available to purchase very soon)

Clinton, NJ

Beautiful home-made sausage ravioli at Nino’s in Clinton

My brother has lived in NJ for a very long time and told me yesterday he’s NEVER gone apple picking before.

Necessary.

A white turkey!

A three-horned goat!!

Wow, living in the country is just…fascinating -___-

I came across this amazing star projector online. How perfect would this be on a rainy night?

Romantical and shit

xoxo

Jenny C

Gwen

30 Sep

We’re going to my favorite thrift store of all time later on today. It’s fall and last year’s wardrobe is extremely sub-par. I need a lot of new clothes, i need them cheap, and i need them now. So i’m dicking around on the internet looking for some inspiration when i got sucked into looking at pictures of Gwen Stefani’s street style…for the passed 30 minutes? Feelin’ good feelin GREAT

  

 

Her L.A.M.B. spring 2012 collection is BONKERS. Pop on over to my brandy new site (as in literally just made my first post) to see it  here.

 

XOXO

Jenny C

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