Wednesday, July 13, 2011


To see more of this amazing pictures of Lisanne de Jong in “In Bloom” photographed by Viviane Sassen and styled by Katie Shilingford for Dazed & Confused July 2011 check the blog Notorious

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Opernball necklace

If you're looking for the perfect necklace to wear at Vienna's Opernball or any other ball around the world, here's my suggestion:

18k gold necklace with pearls and rutile quartz
Design: Christine v. Schönburg

Rutilated quartz, is a type of quartz with needlelike rutile (a titanium dioxide mineral), embedded in it. The rutile needles can be reddish, which is what rutile means in Latin, or they may be golden, silvery, or on very rare occasions, greenish.

Rutilated quartz is reputed to be an energizing stone that helps get energy moving on all levels. It is also said to attract love and stabilize relationships. Rutilated quartz is said to be particularly effective for getting things moving energetically.

Emotionally, rutilated quartz is reputed to diminish fears and to be excellent at assisting with decisions. It is said that it can also ease loneliness and relieve guilt thereby bringing happiness. It is used metaphysically to help one get out of a rut with their life as well as for stabilizing emotional and mental processes, clarifying thought patterns and emotional reactions. Rutilated quartz is also said to increase one's self-reliance and ability to find one's own way.