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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 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)


Jenny C


NYFW SS 2012: Pamela Love

13 Sep

As I’m sure you already know, it’s fashion week. If that’s not really your bag you can go ahead and ignore my posts for the next week or two. I’ll try to sneak in some other subject matter – but I’m not making any promises. Having said that, let’s move on to Pamela Love’s show that took place September 10th at Milk Studios in NYC. Pamela is an insanely talented jewellery designer based out of New York. I could go on about her designs, but what I really loved about this most recent presentation was the makeup, nails, and styling (done by Pamela herself, she even made the back drop). Inspired by Morocco, Love toned down her edgyness and softened up the feel. The vibe here is a slightly rugged world-traveler one, girls with smokey eyes, and fishtail braids sticking out from their leather Panama hats standing on piles of carpets.


How much fun would it be to play in those boxes?? (above photos from stylecaster)

Definitely making a trip to Sephora asap..

LOVE those nails

And then, at this VERY show, something rare and amazing happened..


Anna Wintour is laughing.

(above photos from Refinery29)


Speaking of Anna: I died cracking up when I saw this picture –

HAHAHAHA Nicki Minaj sitting next to Anna Wintour at Carolina Herrera. I mean, come on Nicki, just be normal already. Tone that shit down, you’re sitting next to Anna Wintour for Christ’s sake.


Jenny C

Loborious Labor Day

7 Sep

What a weekend! (yes I realize it’s Wednesday, it’s been rather hectic..)

On Friday we attended our friends’ BEAUTIFUL wedding in South Jersey at the Mill

The bride wore a gorgeous PINK Vera Wang gown. My brother got ordained just so he could marry the two of them, and I’ve got to say, he really did a wonderful job. I finally got to wear my new All Saints dress – here I am looking fancy and over-exposed

The rest of the weekend was spent having a lovely time with Brian, and prepping for a photo shoot. Here’s Lotus the dog trying on a floral headband I made-

I’ve been extremely busy working on re-launching my new jewelry line which will include a style blog and a brand new Etsy shop. On Monday I headed to Brooklyn to do a look book shoot with my friends. They are so talented and helpful – I can’t wait to see the whole thing come together. I had a few concepts in mind – one of which I wanted to have  a simple “back to school” feel to. Luckily Gill had a fantastic prop on hand –

Then we transformed a corner of Gill’s apartment into an altar and shot some looks with a “day of the dead theme”. Jenessa did an amazing job with makeup, and Gill shot the entire thing. Here are some random shots the three of us took throughout the day-

Stay tuned!!

As my classes begin and summer comes to an end I’m sad to see it go, but I can tell it’s going to be a very productive and exiting fall.


Jenny C

PS. Remember my summer list? I finally learned how to fishtail braid. Bring on Fall.

Work Flow

25 Aug

If you live in NJ you’re probably noticing how dark it’s getting outside right now. After our Earthquake scare and with  hurricane Irene approaching, I think we should all take a little advice from Iron Maiden…




I’ve FINALLY been making some progress at my work bench. It feels so good to break out of a creative rut.  I’m planning for a September launch (fingers crossed) which will include a style blog and an Etsy store. Here’s a sneak peek at some work I’m finishing up-



A grown-up friendship bracelet with a heart locket. (nice scar right?? thanks CAT)


Hand-sawed, long acrobat necklaces. Stay tuned!



Jenny C


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