The Witty Designs Of Alison Lou


Love Jemima Kirke rocking Alison Lou!

Alison Lou is one of my favorite brands at the moment, the creative director and designer is Alison Chemla. Their designs are extremely fun and cheeky. From what I remember, Alison Lou became famous with her line of emoticon pieces. I remember I first saw her work on Man Repeller’s Instagram account about 3 years ago and I was dying for one of the necklaces. This emoticon series are necklaces, rings and bracelets featuring several icons from the phone’s emoticons. What I found really fascinating about this line is that it is a commentary to the change of a style of communication 719ca1afb60d6da728e9ec6b062528f8in modern society that has been brought forth by social media and technology. Now a days with the “lol”s and the “omg”s you can say so much with only three letters or a simple emoticon icon!

I think that Alison Lou’s emoticon line is not for everyone, it is for the people who understand her humor and wittiness. Like the poop face ring.. one of my favorites!

Alison Lou’s new line is the oysters, champagne and caviar designs that are only coming out this year. I talked about this line previously in another post. I can’t wait to see the pieces in real life, I’ve seen so many pictures already.

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I bought the bashful necklace and I wear it all the time, it is so easy to wear with other pieces and it really looks amazing… I always get compliments! She also has a series of  “Screw U” earrings and bracelets and I bought the earrings where it is a small screw with a sapphire on the tip for one ear and a “U” for the other side.


Check Alison Lou’s or Chunks of Coal’s Pinterest for more images of AL’s designs! I got all pictures from their Pinterest account.


What’s in My Jewelry Box: Silver

Rings left to right: Peter Marino sterling silver skull, Zoe Chicco snake black diamond ring, Tiffany’s Metro Ring in pink gold, stacked on top is a mother pearl band, Pamela Love cage ring.
Necklaces: Mexican plastic choker and crystal necklace (not sure of the designer)

Amazing designs by Joomi Lim

Joomi Lim makes great unique, chunky playful designs that help you make a statement.  What is great about these designs is the combination of materials and forms, from spheres and spikes, to crystals and pearls… it all just works. Like they say in their bio, they create the perfect balance “their jewels are hard yet soft, sweet but tough, punk yet glam-”.

There are pictures of their pieces featured in this post (all images via but make sure that you go to their Instagram account ( joomilim) so you can see their jewelry on people because it looks even better when worn.



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Lydia Courteille is the Top of the Top and Over the Top


What can I say… Jaw dropping, over the top, one of a kind designs. Lydia Courteille is a designer with a store in Paris; I’ve had the opportunity to go there with my mom because she bought a couple pieces from her and that is why I know of her as well. She is one of the most creative designers whose things I’ve actually had the opportunity to see and try on. The gemstones she chooses for her pieces are the top of the top. I think that her pieces are so special and unique that they are exceptionally precious. I hope that a Lydia Courteille piece one day becomes part of my little treasure box of jewelry… Obviously not anytime soon unfortunately :(.

I’m going to post pictures of her jewelry here but if you love jewelry like I do, make sure you follow her on Instagram (lydiacourteille). The pieces she posts make my heart stop, she’s a great person to follow because her pieces are very entertaining.

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The Talented Jacquie Aiche


Jacquie Aiche, an American-Egyptian designer, is one of the best jewelry makers I’ve seen these days. Although she is a fairly new designer you can already see her jewelry in many celebrities including Rihanna and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Her pieces are expensive, but very beautiful. I think her designs are a breath of fresh air in fashion you can see the middle-eastern style but with a modern and young twist (especially because of the gemstones she uses). I still haven’t bought anything from her but I hope to do so in the near future.





Two of my favorite pieces of her collections:

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