New Year, New Pantone, New Possibilities

Here at J’Adorn Designs, one of our favorite New Year traditions is the announcement of the Pantone Color Of The Year.

The new year is a time to embrace certain rituals and traditions of looking back and looking forward.  Last week, we reminisced about our favorite editorial collaborations of 2018.  But this week is about anticipating all that is to come in 2019!

2018 was royally vibrant with Ultra Violet.  But this year, we are so excited about LIVING CORAL!

“An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge”

Pantone 2019 Living Coral

The warm, playful beachy vibes in Living Coral are GIVING US LIFE.  And we are so ready to fast forward to summer.  Or, at least to hop on a plane and jet set to the Caribbean!

However, it’s the meaning behind the color that really has us dreaming about all the potential 2019 holds.

Pantone 2019 Living Coral

This year, Pantone is seeking to capture the real-life warmth of human connection and intimacy with their 2019 choice.  Here’s what they have to say about Living Coral:

“In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy. Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression.”

 

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Ummm… did they just say: PLAYFUL EXPRESSION?!

Pantone, we must be vibing on the same frequency because Playful Expression is our middle name!  Well, at least  it’s the middle name we’d give ourselves.  Especially when we’re talking TASSELS and GEMSTONES.

And, “enabling connection and intimacy” is basically our mission statement with every special piece we make here at J’Adorn Designs!

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Living Coral feels like a day on the beach with your besties.  Fruity drinks, straw hats, oversized sunnies, loose braids and vibrant tassel earrings.

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We love the way aquas, blues and greens compliment Living Coral and help it pop.  So, if you’re wearing a coral swimsuit or sundress, pair it with our blue-hue tassels for a playful expression of your own!

But, if you’re wanting a Living Coral look that’s a bit more refined, we say:

GIVE US ALL THE GOLD!

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Rose Gold has been in the spotlight for a few years now, and we’re certainly not ready to see her go.  However, yellow gold is the perfect warm metallic to compliment Pantone’s 2019 choice.

And if yellow gold is what you want, yellow gold is what we’ve got!

And lots of it, too.  Beyond our Gold Leaves and Pearl Necklace and our Pink Crystal Spike Necklace we’ve got warm golds in just about any way you’d want to wear them.

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In addition to Living Coral, we are forecasting the 2019 trend of HAIR ADORNMENTS!  Not just for bridal wear, we are seeing an increased demand for beautiful hairpins and combs to be worn day-to-day.

(And especially you babes with the mermaid hair!  Twist up all those stunning colors and add some sparkle.)

So, fill your wardrobe with Living Coral and then swing by the Jewelry Shop and stock up on all the warm golds and playful tassels your little heart can handle.  We’ll just be here, in a coral daze, waiting for beach weather!

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Best Fashion & Jewelry Collaborations of 2018

This season has us reflecting on the past year.  And, what a great year its been!  We had so many opportunities to collaborate with other local creatives.
Scroll on for a look back at five of our very favorite editorial collaborations from 2018 with a style tip to take away from each one!

(also, be sure to follow the links to get to the full-posts of any of these glimpses that catch your eye!)


1. Modern Much Ado About Nothing

This editorial shoot was like something right out of a (midsummer night’s) dream.  And we never wanted to wake up from it!

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The style elements for this look centered on the marriage of vintage and modern. Our jewelry added lovely flourishes of botanical and feminine details amidst an industrial setting. 

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Initially, Photographer Katherine Callahan dreamed up this Modern Much Ado About Nothing wedding style idea after she rescued a beautiful edition of Shakespeare’s works from a garage sale. (And we’ve got a beautiful photo of the book in our original post.)

Inspired by the juxtaposition of elements from this shoot, our Style Tip Takeaway is:

Add delicate botanical details to soften a harder industrial setting


2. Rose Gold & Baby Goats

This was quite possibly our CUTEST collaboration of 2018.

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The style elements for this bridal style emphasized the warmest tones, crowned by the bride’s red hair and rose gold accessories. And the soft pink and white color palette was the perfect accent. (But did you even notice it next to the baby goats?)

We learned in 2018 that ROSE GOLD is here to stay.
What may have started as a trend is now firmly planted in our hearts.  And this year, we were thrilled to add the warm metal color to our selection of hair adornments.
Our rose gold hairpin with freshwater pearls and paper millinery flower was quintessential to this look!

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This collaboration was featured earlier this year on the Annapolis Wedding Blog.  Of course, we felt very honored to be in the mix of local vendors and artisans… and baby goats!
Inspired by the warmth and pure JOY of this collaboration, our Style Tip Takeaway is:

Accent your complexion with your accessories!

(*no goats were harmed in the making of this editorial… just snuggled a whole bunch!)

3. A Very Baltimore Bachelorette Party

Featured by Baltimore Bride, this bachelorette party collaboration showcases the best of 2018’s fashion trends in a love letter to the city of Baltimore.

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The style elements for this collaboration centered on a youthful exploration of Baltimore. The bridal party chose jumpers over dresses for their traipsing about the city – a practical choice for summer on the Chesapeake Bay.

However, one of our favorite (& most unique) features of this collaboration is that they used our (custom made) Pink Druzy Ring as an alternative to the traditional diamond engagement ring.

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Bright colors, playful styles and ALL THE ROMPERS!  This feature is definitely one for all you fashion lovers.  If you need a winter dose of summer style, be sure to check out our original post for all the stunning shots.

Inspired by the fun, laughter and CONFIDENCE this collaboration exuded, our Style Tip Takeaway is:

The bride doesn’t have to wear white to stand out at her bachelorette party (…and also, #rompers4lyfe)


4. Springtime Bridal Style Among the Cherry Blossoms

We’ve mentioned that in 2018 we saw a growing demand for hair adornments (a trend we don’t see fading away any time soon), and the delicate floral focus of this collaboration called for our Dusty Blue and Opal Bridal Headpiece.

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It’s no surprise that the style elements for this look centered on the early spring bloom of the cherry blossoms in our native state of Maryland. From the bride’s floral inspired accessories to the botanical lace of her dusty blue wedding dress, it’s all about the flowers! 

Certainly, when floral elements take center stage, there’s no need to over-style.  We love how the little details enhance the natural beauty captured by these photos.

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These pastels and petals have us swooning as we eagerly await Spring’s return.

Keep an eye out for hair adornments to make a big impact in 2019 (and beyond).  And, mark our words, this won’t just be bridal trend!
Inspired by the soft and delicate features of this collaboration, our Style Tip Takeaway is:

Take advantage of your hair vine’s flexibility to help it stand out (and up) from your thick hair


5. Boho Bachelorette Party

Finally, it may be the middle of winter, but we’re all about the warm look of this styled boho bachelorette party! It was featured on The Mid-Atlantic Bride.

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Laid back and easy, this glamping inspired editorial made us want to pitch a tent, kick off our shoes and relax.  Also, we LOVED the Blue Photo Bus.  We’ll take one for our next bash, please!

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In this style feature, our nature-inspired jewelry enhances the hippie chic style.  Skip on over to the original post for close ups on all the colorful gemstone goodness.

Inspired by the relaxed elegance of this collaboration, our Style Tip Takeaway is:

Even a casual weekend getaway to nature can be stylish. Also, jewelry makes the BEST bridesmaids’ gift!


So, that’s our 2018 Featured Collaborations Roundup!

We are looking back on this year with the warmest memories and looking forward to 2019 with aspirations for beauty and joy… and HAIR ADORNMENTS!

You know that’s our prediction for 2019 style.

What are yours?  What would you like to see in the Jewelry Shop to style your new year?

For a complete list of all the Collaborators involved in each editorial, click through to the original posts.  The full list, with links, are at the bottom of each.

 

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