6.29.2009

Second Summer

There’s something about Stevie Nicks’ Edge of Seventeen that reminds me of a Second Summer. Her strong, yet oftentimes hushed voice seems to echo through your brain in the same fashion that the warm breeze accompanying a Second Summer rustles the crisp leaves as they morph from green to yellow to brown to orange to red with the changing of the seasons; while at breathy pauses of the song, images of feathers being ruffled, and blowing in the wind flow through your mind. Perhaps that’s why I instantly thought of her when I laid eyes upon Alex and Ani’s Moonlit Mile Feather Necklace.

While just a tiny whispery, whimsical feather laced through a delicate gold chain and topped with an elegant rhinestone bead, there’s something so undeniably lovely about this piece that simply takes my breath away. The truffle is dark and delicious; but it’s the amber-colored offering, which is offset by fluffy bits of white, that has truly caught my eye.

Ethereal is perhaps the word best fit to describe this particular piece, as it invokes images and thoughts of fringed and beaded moccasins; of wide-open plains; of cutoff denim shorts; of loose-fitting tanks and tees in neutral colors; of hippie headbands; of bohemian beauty; of earth-loving goddesses. There’s an effortless spirituality found within this tiny gem that is utterly impossible to resist. Topping a plain white tee all by its lonesome, it would stand front and center; but even if combined with draping gold chains, there’s something about it that would still bring its beauty to the forefront.

Soft, sultry, angelic...I’m desperate to have one of my own!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Alex and Ani for the pictures.


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29 comments

Couture Carrie said...

Do you remember in the 80s when we used to wear feathers in our hair?

Fun post, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Keith said...

That is very beautiful. I love Stevie Nicks. I hope your week has started off well. Cheers!

The Haute-Shopper said...

Gorgeous pieces... definitely the perfect summer accessory! They would look so perfect with dresses and lighter tops. Thanks for sharing! :)

miriam said...

these feathers are so pretty, perfect for the indian summer heat!

fashiongrail said...

I LOVE Stevie Nicks and there's nothing like a feathered accessory to describe her style!

sherin said...

Wow. These are officially my accessory soulmates. I love feathers and can't wait for them to make a huge come back! The black one os amazing.

Join the Gossip said...

I def like these necklaces, especially the 2nd one. For some reason I have always been afraid of Stevie Nicks though. Haha, I know it sounds ridiculous!

polishedsense said...

Love those feather necklaces. Do you own one? Fabulous find!

Laura Gerencser said...

These are cool! I've been trying to find some feather earrings!

Savvy Mode SG said...

what fab find. : )

jayne said...

hmm i've never loved feather necklaces, but these are unique

clarewbrown said...

Oh beautiful! I love this! I just saw a preview for a documentary about Anna Wintour called September Issue (I believe, don't quote me, I honestly can't remember the actual title).
Anyhow, they made a reference to how chic feathers are in fashion lately.
So cute!
xo,
Clare

Adela said...

those necklaces are so pretty! =)

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Nikolett said...

Such a beautifully written peace ... I'm in the mood lately for feathers and anchors, which aren't fashionable together, but are beautiful nevertheless! Such pretty necklaces :)

And that's such a great giveaway you've got going on -- I just got the book and I love it!

E said...

I love these feather necklaces. I've actually been wanting one!

Danz said...

Ooh, I love these feather necklaces. Then again, I love feathers on pretty much anything hehe :)

Amelia said...

These are stunning! I've been kind of obsessing over feather jewelry lately.

Marian said...

love these! would wear them layered with other bits of jewellery.
muah x
Marian

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

So beautiful! I have peacock feather ear rings! I adore feathers!

xx

Alya said...

Your profile says "Without writing, fashion, caffeine, and music I would cease to exist." Add reading to that list and we could be soulmates!

Great blog!

By the way, I've got a Perricone MD product to give away at my blog. Contest ends tonight! Check it out :)

Kristin said...

So delicate. Love the first one!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

I feel like I'm somewhat allergic to feathers. Otherwise, they're great.

Charlotte said...

They are so cute!

neira said...

love love love love feather necklaces
it makes me feel like a hippie!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

so sweet!!

Tasha said...

Fun and cute necklaces!

proudly says, said...

i love those feather pendant necklaces!

Peter Breese said...

How fascinating, I seem to recall something similar from my youth, but can't seem to put my finger on it.

Jackie said...

I don't think I've ever wanted a necklace so badly. I love these!

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