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Jewels

These are the Jewels I am wearing these days… Eclectic and fun, all the while maintaining a general theme. This applies to clothing as well. When I style myself, or anyone else, I like to create a thread, or story, to illustrate what is being worn. I also like to feel held by the power of the images I wear, and so I choose clothes and adornments  that are like a mantra, or daily reminder of what I envision for myself and the world! To surround yourself with positive images, words, and energies is to create a better space for yourself to feel more happy & free.

In this picture a few pieces from my all time favorite designer, Voce Keen, are on display. The Labradorite Pendant is worn for its harmonizing and healing powers while also having properties that help stimulate the imagination and improve memory. Being that I am an Aquarius, I also like that this stone is linked to the Water Bearing Star Sign. Voce Keen Eagle Talon earrings and Crystal FingerWand are also pieces on display that hold meaning and a special symbolism. With Eagle possessing a regal quality and power, I admire this beautiful bird of prey which symbolizes creation, healing, and the illumination of spirit. The Crystal FW is worn for clarity in thought and action.

Additionally, few new jewels by Chibi. I recently discovered this brand at a local boutique and fell in love. The Gold Crescent Moon Pendant and Gold Starburst Midi Ring are beautiful images that remind me daily to appreciate the yin (female) energies of the moon and to never forget that I too was once a bright, sparkling starburst in this expansive universe in which we are all blessed to live!

Fiat Lux SF is a darling little jewelry store on Church Street. They have some in-house specialties, of which I am a proud owner of two delicately made rings! One is their Lover’s Knot in a textured, hammered silver; a midi ring meant to be worn on the upper portion of the finger. My second beautiful bauble is the Hematite Pyramid with a lovely sterling silver setting. The triangle/pyramid shape is reflective of stability and a strong foundation with equanimity in support, while the hematite stone promotes regenerative powers.

Lastly, my Gold Triangle Bead Bracelets are by Free People. I love the chevron shaped beads and find the colorful wristlets add an edgy glamour. The Lapis Lazuli bracelet is adorned with a gorgeous amulet in Coral and Lapis stones that unites the seed bead strands together. This piece was a gift from my Mother and it is a handmade piece of art. Lapis increases our intuition and facilitates a clear understanding of reality. It is also associated with the throat chakra, thus strengthening the neck and vocal chords, elements essential in the practice of lucid communication.

Hope you have fun hunting new accessories for your up and coming stellar outfits! And maybe add a piece or two to the ensamble that has significance to YOU. Let it reflect you and the world you want to inhabit!

Lots of love, Stoner Chíc  x

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Photo Shoot with Voce Keen Jewels

Not too long ago I had a dear friend and photographer, Cynthia Harris of  Sol y Luna Foundation, take some fashion shots of me in a few outfits featuring gorgeous jewels by Voce Keen. It was a fun and challenging experience! Who knew having your picture taken could be such hard work… Since I am surely my own worst judge, I have only selected my 5 favorite shots from our daylong endeavor.

I wanted to do a shoot to highlight the beautiful work of Amanda Bassolino as metalsmith, designer and owner of Voce Keen. Voce Keen is a rare gem of a jewelry line… It is unique, creative, healing, magical, beautiful and bold! Meaning clear voice in Italian, Voce Keen strives to do just that, create empowering adornments that say to the world I AM HERE AND I AM CONFIDENT, STRONG, MAGICAL & BEAUTIFUL. When I wear Amanda’s gorgeous designs I feel assertive and ready to face whatever the day brings my way. As each item is custom made with love and care, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that her work is healing. Each gem is curated from a pure source so that it bestows the wearer with its medicinal properties. MYSTICAL. Obsessed with VK is an understatement… If I could own every handcrafted piece of hers, I would… Hopefully some of these images will conjure up a need to feel the love and healing benefits of the earth, thus possessing you to enter her website… and shop!!

In the gallery you will find that we have three looks going on: the first is a party look put together simply with a sexy sequined mini dress; then you will find a dramatic, bold look consisting of velvet leggings tucked into rich black riding boots worn with a bolero style blouse and a wide brimmed hat; finally, the last look is easy and striking as I am wrapped in a cocoon of luscious maroons with a fantastic tribal print. In all images I am wearing one or more pieces by Voce Keen. The fingerwand is featured in all shots and in various colors: crystal, aqua quartz, tiger quartz and tourmaline. Additionally, in a few of the images you will see long strands of feathers that were delicately made by VK as well.

Amanda’s creativity and stunning work never fall short so I encourage you to visit her website for more  fabulous finds at VOCEKEEN.COM.

Much Love, Stoner Chíc

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Pictures From Around The SF Bay!

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Enfant Terrible!

Isn’t it lovely when someone comes along and shakes things up!?!! Personally, I love it! Change is good.. it is the only constant and we must learn to embrace it and adapt…

A beautiful thing about fashion is it too is always changing– and as the lovely Heidi Klum of Project Runway states: One Day You’re In, The Next Day You’re OUT! 

However long your fashion stint may last, the power in the purpose of design is its ability to interpret society and provide a mirror reflection of what is being lived and worn at the time. World class couture fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier has embodied such talents and it is apparent in his eccentric, flamboyant, dramatic, and exquisitely crafted works. His artistry has had social and cultural implications as he has been among the few risqué fashion designers who has dared to use his profession as a means of making a bold social statement. Breaking boundaries and paving the way for many current and future avant-garde designers, an openly gay Gaultier has used the expansiveness of fashion creativity to bend the rules both forwards and backwards, playing with sexual nuances while tackling issues of gender and transgender orientations, androgyny, multiculturalism and even the darker elements of the sexual revolution.

At his recent exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco, 140 haute couture and prêt-à-porter designs created between 1970-2010 were on display. As well as sketches, short films, fashion photographs, and archival documents, all spotlighting his collaborative works with filmmakers, choreographers and musicians. Lastly, the fabulous exhibit features the design of 30 animated mannequins who talk and sing colorful vignettes. 

Here are some snapshots from the show, xoxo, SC

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Almodóvar

Pedro Almódovar is a Spanish filmmaker with international acclaim. He must be my favorite writer/director of films of all time! I absolutely can not get enough and am kicking myself for not yet seeing his latest, The Skin I Live In.

I appreciate his development of plot and character, he is magic at creating a beautifully complex story line with twists and turns that seem so bizarre they could only imitate the actual nuances and absurdities of everyday life. Additionally, I am entirely grateful for someone who is not afraid to push boundaries, especially when it concerns topics of sexuality, gender, crime, emotion and spirituality. To me Almódovar is a holistic filmaker, thinking through the entire picture and encapsulating every scene with rich detail and feeling. I get lost in his movies and feel pleasantly turned around after having seen one, asking all kinds of questions about the story and social commentary, the music or clothes, the location and the Spanish culture. What a fabulous eye!

Before I go ahead and wow you with a few pics of this dashing creator of film, a quote from Almódovar that resonates personally: Artists have inspired me and have inspired my characters, it gives them something to live… Art’s function is to help you survive, help you live.

Olé Almódovar! xxoo

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Sacred Rite!

Florence + The Machine released their new CD Ceremonials this week and it is smashing! Simply ah-mazing. Every track is gut wrenchingly beautiful with transcendental beats, while Florence Welch’s voice sounds exquisitely powerful and eerily divine. I can not just pick ONE track that I love– I want to hear them all, over and over again. But if I absolutely had to choose and make a few recommendations I would suggest to start with Shake It Out and What The Water Gave Me, from there move on to Only If For A Night, Never Let Me GoLeave My Body and Seven Devils. Each song has the magical Florence touch with its own range of darkness mixed with ever prevailing light! I kid you not, this cd is NTBM! (not. to. be. missed.)

Additionally, what is NOT to adore about Florence Welch?! She has stunning and pronounced features, gorgeous and fiery copper hair, fantastically dramatic style, and an outstanding, overwhelmingly intense voice. For sure a StonerChíc girl crush, hard core.

Kick back, play some Florence and peep her electric eccentricity! xxoo

Sexy Cut Out Dress.

Shine! Bling Blow!

LOVE the Lace Dress and Lilac/Grey Lace-Up Booties!

A Whole Lotta Leg…

Feathers!!!

Floral Hair Wreath. Hippie StonerChic.

MORE Feathers!!!!

DREAMY.

Love this Casual/Bad-Ass Look.

Sparkles! Need a Jumpsuit like this, F YEA.

Whimsical! Love the delicate look of pleats and ruffles…

 The Hat is SO Stevie Nicks. Magical Witchy Lady Loves!

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Mystical, Bohemian, Cali-Hippie StonerChíc.

Laid Back California Stylings influenced by nature, music, passion, magic, love, beauty, tribal, spiritual, sun, moon, stars, power!

The light, as well as antique feel to these images is delicate, as if a sun-kissed veil is draped over the lens of the camera to provide the softest of glows… xoxo

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Deerly Beloved

Continuing on with the Native American tradition and theme that is visited regularly on this blog, tonight I would LOVE to share The Way of The Deer. Graceful, swift, and elusive, the Deer is a magnificent creature symbolizing gentleness and innocence, with an Autumn and Spring cycle of power… No wonder I have been seeing SO many!

A tender soul, the deer is also associated with instinctual energy, regeneration and independence. Having pronounced yet delicate features, this precious animal has been bestowed with antlers which shed and re-grow each year, getting larger and more striking with more points for 5 years. The distinct antennae is said to have connections with higher forms of attunement, thus being able to relate to various perceptions, in which case, if you too have been seeing deer, then they are telling you to pay attention to your inner thoughts and consciousness. Additionally, legend has stated that it was the deer who lured Sir Gawain, of King Arthur, into the woods so he could begin his adventures. (See, it’s not only Native American lore, but also cross-cultural, the power of animals!) This is why deer are also believed to indicate new opportunities, stimulating gentle new growth increasingly over the next few years. (Yea StonerChic, you are my baby and I will nurture you until you grow, grow, GROW) Lastly, these are some other associations made with the deer; contact with past lives and acute senses, especially hearing and vision which is designed for clarity at a distance as well as to see contrasts and edges in dim light.

Here are some images that evoke the deer personality and spirit, both in form and fashion, xxoo SC

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