THE COVET LIST
Thou shalt covet!
A list of beautiful things that I would sin for.
Art Deco Two Piece Stick Pin // St. Signora // $27
This beautiful stick pin is more evidence that the curators over at St. Signora are better than all of us. With a fan design and rhinestones, this pin echoes the styles of the 20s and 30s, and would be the perfect accent to a blazer or jacket.
Checked Wool Jacket // RUDNE // $227.76
Made with grey wool and accented with black buttons, this jacket from RUDNE is both functional and eye-catching. The looser silhouette elevates the classic checked pattern, and makes this jacket one hell of a number. I don't know that wool has ever looked cooler.
Figure 1: Noir Solid Perfume // Illuminated Perfume // $37
With notes of moss, earth, and nearly ripened fruits, Figure 1: Noir is as ethereal as a fragrance can be. The scent is described by the creator as "leaves, roots and woods thickly braided with enchantments..." and if that doesn't pique your interest, I don't know what will.
This scent and every other scent created at Illuminated Perfume is so clearly thought out and carefully crafted, and I really see that these fragrances are so much more than just perfumes, but rather, they are experiences, handcrafted and designed with a rare diligence.
Gold & Aquamarine Leaf Ring // The North Way Studio // $1,500
This ring from The North Way Studio is, not to be dramatic, the dreamiest use of aquamarine on the planet.
Aquamarine is really not my favorite stone. I kind of hate it. But in this setting? On this intricately hand-carved band? Nothing could be more beautiful.
The detail and work that went into both designing and crafting this ring is obvious. From the tiny leaves and striations that make up the band, to the small diamonds that look like morning dew, no detail was left out.
Grey Peplum Blouse // Mira Studio // $42
This peplum blouse from Mira Studio is dramatic but simple. The bottom of the blouse is a little longer and more flowy than most peplum blouses, and this allows it to drape in a really beautiful way.
I also love the construction. You can see from the picture that the bodice is comprised of multiple cuts of fabric, which should be, but isn't always the case with peplum blouses. It creates structure and makes the overall appearance that much more interesting.
Garter Snake Wet Specimen // The Sleeping Sirens // $75
This preserved garter snake from The Sleeping Sirens wins the award for the most aesthetically pleasing wet specimen. Featuring a stained wooden pedestal as a base and an antiqued lab label, this garter snake specimen shows that macabre decor can be stylish.
Demonic Heart Eye Embroidery // Rachel Dreimiller // $45
This embroidery from Rachel Dreimiller is a lovely, unique piece. Being only three inches, it is also a very flexible bit of decor that you can use as an accent anywhere in your house.
Rachel Dreimiller currently has other pieces available, as well as several patterns that are available for download, including a two-headed snake pattern and an evil eye pattern.
Black Linen Dress // Off On // $140.29
This handmade dress from Off On has a special kind of witchy beauty. Hitting just below the knee and equipped with hidden pockets, this dress is everything I dream of.
Watchers’ Society patch // Plenilune & Co. // $11
If you've got your eyes on the sky and are ready for abduction, this iron-on patch from Plenilune & Co. is for you.
Crescent Moon Hair Fork // Almanac For June // $94
These celestial hair forks from Almanac For June are hand-carved in wax and then cast in brass or white bronze.
They are elegant and unique, and I love the texturing across the prongs. The details that the creator, Jieun Reiner, adds to these hair forks, as well as all of her other pieces, is really quite special.
Embroidered Cashmere Coat (Vyshyvanka) // Folk Art Heritage // $399
This vyshyvanka is elaborately embroidered across the front and back, features tassels, and has an A-shaped silhouette.
A vyshyvanka is an embroidered piece of clothing, often a shirt or dress, from the Ukraine. The style and pattern varies from region to region, making them rather personal pieces.
The intricate needlework combined with the cut and color (or lack thereof) is what makes this vyshyvanka stand out. It is a meeting of modern style and ancient technique, and all I can say is wow.
Southern Moongarden // For Strange Women // $80
With notes of jasmine and gardenia, Southern Moongarden is an ode to white florals. And as its from For Strange Women, it is packaged in the most beautiful way possible.
For Strange Women's Moongarden series also includes Northern Moongarden and Midwestern Moongarden—equally atmospheric offerings—but I was raised in the South, so I'm afraid that I'm going to have play favorites.
Moonlight Ring // Sarah Brown Jewellery // $520.68
This dainty ring from Sarah Brown Jewellery (yes, that's how it's spelled) features yellow quartz and delicate "sea foam" details on both the top and bottom of the band.
I think stacking rings have a tendency to be boring, often being nothing but a thin band or only having a small crystal setting. The moonlight ring brings a lot of impact but remains a subdued and wearable style.
Vintage Bone Daddy Pot/Candle Holder // Gray Vervain // $40
This ceramic skull from Gray Vervain is the best vintage home decor item that I've seen all year.
I mean, look at this guy. He's great.
And though he can be used as a pot, personally, I like the way he looks as a candle holder.
Very spooky. Very cute. I love him.
Parlor Ghost Perfume Oil // SEANCE Fragrances // $22
I just recently learned about SEANCE fragrances, and honestly I love them with my whole heart.
They have fragrances like Parlor Ghost, a blend of black tea, bergamot, and lavender; The Medium, that smells of coconut, peach, and leather; The Witching Hour, a scent with notes of chocolate, cedar-wood, and saffron.
The perfume oils at SEANCE are beautiful, otherworldly delights.