Fun at the 11th Annual Retrofittings Event! Reply

Last night Krombholz Jewelers was happy to be a part of the eleventh annual Retro Fittings, a St. Vincent de Paul fundraiser. The event took place at Music Hall for the first time and was a great success. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe event features a live auction, silent auctions and a fashion show by DAAP fashion students. Each student is given $10 to shop at St. Vincent de Paul and then retrofit the clothes into completely new designs. This year, the theme of the show was “A Night at the Opera,” so students came up with show inspired outfits.

 

 

 

Pen_Retrofittings 2013 necklace aLee Krombholz retrofitted a mother of pearl pin into a magnificent 14 karat gold necklace with fleur de lis stations with mother of pearl inlays and bezel set diamonds. The necklace was a successful part of the live auction with all proceeds going to St. Vincent de Paul.

 

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Marsha of cincystyleedit.com working the audience

Here are some of my favorite outfits created by the UC fashion studentsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Brock of Cincystyleedit.com modeling the fur cape, designed by a fashion student and created by Kotsovos in Montgomery

Wrought Iron influenced jewelry Reply

If you have been following my designs in last few years, you would know that I am influenced by decorative wrought iron. I began photographing wrought iron fences and architectural elements in Charleston, South Carolina 10 years ago. While in Manhattan this past week, I collected some more inspirational photos.

I like this trellis style wrought iron with the centered ornament

I like this trellis style wrought iron with the centered ornament

Here is beautiful floral designed wrought iron fence

Here is beautiful floral designed wrought iron fence

I like this gilt element on the black wrought iron

I like this gilt element on the black wrought iron

Great repeated "iconic" shape

Great repeated “iconic” shape

Nice rounded flowing wrought iron

Nice rounded flowing wrought iron