Time to shake up the land of everything must be the same…

Amber

While digging through the archives today, we came across this picture of the beautiful Amber, Class of 2016, shot by talented photographer KELLY WACHS. When we did the shoot, we wanted to convey that you can be the same and different all at once, and that is interesting. You can wear the blue uniform blazer, but you can also carry a great LOUIS VUITTON EPI BAG, and wear DOC MARTIN COMBAT BOOTS, and wear all of your jewelry instead of one bracelet, one necklace, one pair of earrings.

For us “girls of a certain age”– Tired of capris? Try a stretch pencil skirt in the NEWEST MIDI LENGTH. Can’t buy ANOTHER  pair of flip flops? Embrace the new “geek chic” look of BIRKENSTOCKS. Top off the look with new shades from WARBY PARKER in a traditional shape and nontraditional finish, and of course piles of MICHELLE RHODES JEWELRY, and you’re good to go.

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Spring has sprung

spring post 1Here in Atlanta, one minute it’s winter, then the next minute it’s 85 and sunny. So there isn’t much time to wear those great transitional pieces out there. IN THE REST OF THE WORLD, however, there’s plenty of time. Our new love of beautiful, simple luxury clothing is HUNKYDORY out of Sweden. Among our favorite outfits is this DRAPEY LACE TUNIC that we have paired with comfy, SLOUCHY SHORTS in a perfect length in a beautiful spring color palette. When we get some time to work creatively, we like to add layering necklaces made from labradorite, sea glass, pyrite and diamond to kick the luxury up a notch. (These one of a kind necklaces can be bought by emailing us at customerservice@michellerhodes.com)  Who is your favorite designer for spring??

To Market, to Market…

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If you aren’t going to be able to make it to the Atlanta Apparel Market next week, These beauties are available FOR SALE NOW. Prices are retail. Email us at info@michellerhodes.com if you are interested.

Pantone Color of the Year

marsalajan2015aIt’s always fun to see what happens in fashion each December/January when Pantone announces their “Color of the Year”. From Haute Couture to streetwear, this year’s color, MARSALA, is everywhere, and as wearable as ever. Put it on your lids, your nails, your shoes, your bag, your jacket, and, yes, your jewelry. We like it here in a just slightly pinkish tone in a rugged shape, but softened with brass bead chain. Worn long or short, this necklace is just the right amount of color for you non-color girls. OR, let your clothes stand out and just throw on one of our hand soldered crystal Y necklaces in silver or brass (or both!) Both necklaces are available HERE.

Connecting the inside and outside

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A lot of what we talk about here at Michelle Rhodes is how what we wear affects how we feel. We also talk about part of why we design what we do is so that this process is easy and as effortless as possible. Personally, we’ve discovered it’s also about connecting what we think and feel on the inside to what we look like on the outside. So that we live authentically if at all possible. So when my friend and (brilliant) photographer Kelly Wachs and I began discussing a collaboration involving the Michelle Rhodes brand ‘image’, her suggestion was that as owner of the company, my brand is ME, and that we should try to get some photos that embody this ‘connection’ idea. So this is the first of a few images she shot (www.kellywachsphotography.com) a couple of weeks ago. Kelly has made me feel natural and pretty and interesting, and has portrayed our jewelry in just the right way. And I think has connected how I feel on the inside with what I look like on the outside.

The top necklace has a hand stamped pendant with the quote “If you never try you never know”. Well, we’re trying at least.