Gorgeous blogger Fabulous Girl and I met up for drinks at Butter on Thursday so she could show me a diamond ring that needs repair. However, I became distracted by a J. Crew ring she was wearing. After I commented on it (“Oh my God!”) two or three times, she asked me if I wanted her to take it off. I pulled myself together but gave the ring the side-eye all through drinks and our shared risotto ball appetizer.
Here’s the J. Crew ring.
Here’s my Mia Scent Locket.
See why I was distracted? This isn’t the first time I’ve wondered “which came first?” with regards to the Mia, which I made in 2006. But I’m not so distracted that I would forget to give you your daily reminder to vote for me for Best Fashion Blog of 2008. Click here to vote and remember you can vote every 24 hours. Even if we can’t take the lead, at least we can make an impressive effort!
UPDATED TO ADD: Thanks to gorgeous blogger/campaign volunteer Tessa Scoffs for mentioning my campaign!
UPDATED YET AGAIN TO NOTE: I’m very open about my designs being inspired by vintage and historical pieces. That’s pretty much the whole reason for my line. As I’ve pointed out, I try to make the execution of the idea unique to me, which is why my Boleyn necklace doesn’t look the way an exact copy of the original does. The Isabella Wolf-Fang necklace is based on a very old idea, but I doubt you’ll find any others that look like mine. What I don’t do is walk into J. Crew or Tiffany or wherever and think, “I’ll do my version of that.” I do believe that ideas crop up in different places at the same time, but that doesn’t mean I like to see the proof of that while drinking my Amstel Light.