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Current Spring Faves

Spring is finally here, which means it's time to say goodbye to chunky sweaters and hello to breezy tops for most of you.  For us here in Austin we never really got into our chunky sweaters! While I tend to keep my wardrobe minimal, this season seems to be all about making a statement. I choose to keep my statements focused on my accessories with bold earrings, colorful glasses, and urban footwear.  Here are some of my favorite things I'll be wearing all season.

  1. tienda ho - super comfy heavy fabric and a classic shape make this my new go-to spring top.
  2. join earring - Spring is all about the gigantic statement earring, and my Join Earring is definitely the new start of the new Level collection.
  3. toms sunglasses - These frames in emerald add just the right pop of color to my generally black white and gray wardrobe.
  4. imogene + willie - I am dying to find a pair of vintage-like military pants like these from imogene + willie.  Unfortunately, these are too short for my 6’ self.
  5. eminence SPF - Trying to pay more attention to my sun exposure and excited to try this translucent on the go SPF.
  6. fit flop - Fun street style with the most comfortable shoes, ever!

Level, Spring 2017

  
I am thrilled to debut the new Spring 2017 collection, Level.  The Level collection ushers in a return to simple geometry in the form of the rectangle. Hand cut and hammered pieces of bronze and brass are again the stars of this minimal yet striking collection.  From tiny Flush Earring to the artistic asymmetry of the Balance Earring, there is a little something for everyone.  
  
Those of you who follow my designs, know that I pushed myself out of my comfort level with the statement making Join Earring. Measuring a whopping 4" in length, they turned many heads on the streets of New York & Austin!  I know they will do the same for you!
 
  
  
Photos by George Barberis

fail Spring 2014

I am please to present my spring 2014 collection, PecosBorn in West Texas, this collection takes its cues from the rugged landscape and soft dusty hues seen in the remote Texas desert.  I was once again inspired to use semi precious stones in unique ways, and I was also excited to incorporate bronze, along with the addition of Sunstone, Magnasite, Moss Agate & Pyrite.  Not a typical “pink girl” I found myself drawn to the dusty pinks of the desert sunset and it has quickly become my go to color for spring.  It blends in perfectly with my closet stocked full of neutrals and navy!

Browse our lookbook below, and shop the entire Pecos collection on the brand-new failjewelry.com!  Enjoy!

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photographer: Jackie Lee Young
model: Laura Burnette
styling: Leigh Patterson


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Introducing Fortune

I am so proud to present my newest collection for spring 2013, Fortune!  For this collection I expanded on the new techniques and details introduced in Giza, but with a softer and less geometric approach.  I was excited to combine bezel set stones with the addition of new colors green onyx and rainbow moonstone {which will be arriving in the studio soon}.  You also see the introduction of 14k gold-fill sheet which beautifully stands the test of time and wear.

While designing Fortune, I was inspired by the symbol of the horseshoe, and specifically by a Native American squash blossom necklace that I haven’t been able to take off for months now!  The horseshoe when turned upwards signifies receiving and retaining good luck, and when positioned downward signifies releasing good luck for the people around you.  I couldn’t think of better symbolism for my new collection!

The beautiful images below were taken by Austin photographer Jackie Lee Young with model and designer Chantel Stull last weekend in South Austin.  They absolutely capture the feeling and mood of the collection {a little dark and mysterious while still being light and delicate}.  You can see the complete lookbook below and view the entire collection online here.

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