Monday, June 5, 2017

Metallic Glamour + Tassel Details

Photo Credits to Matt Daniel // @mattjdaniel
Makeup by Savannah Schreiber @savannahschreiber_

After moving back to Houston from London, All Ze Details has been on a short-and-sweet hiatus. I partnered with fellow Houston blogger, Hey! Wendy Vanessa to relaunch All Ze Details with a summer kick-off to share our favorite metallic looks and statement accessories this season to serve as the perfect resort wear this summer; that can ultimately double up as wear-out-to-dinner in Houston ensembles. All of our pieces are readily shoppable in the Houston area, and are all suitcase-ready for your forthcoming travels. 

Hey! Wendy Vanessa has approachable style yet does not lack any attention to detail in how she styles everyday pieces on her blog. I partnered up with Wendy to show our favorite resort-ready looks, and we agreed on statement earrings as a must for the summer! Both metallic pieces - the pants and the dress - work well with a good pop-of-color. Wendy's neutral top balances out the metallic hues but the top does not lose the resort ready vibe. The knot is a fun yet chic way to change up the top. Without the knot the neutral top can certainly be worn over a bathing suit for pool-side elegance. 

I absolutely love the dress as well. I paired mine with a tassel earrings, in tassels I trust, and am almost always obsessed with any tassel details. My shoes are from Nine West Australia but I have linked similar shoes below. The bags we carry are both showcase brilliant detail from Houston designer, Elaine Turner. We fell in love with both of the pairs of earrings that we pictured from Peruvian & Houston designer, Alejandra Aspillaga. 

Meet up-and-coming jewelry designer Alejandra Aspillaga in this All Ze Details interview, and join me in welcoming her to Houston. I first came across her earrings at Elaine Turner, and immediately fell in love! 

All Ze Details: Are you from Houston/Peru? What do you love about Houston?
Alejandra: “I am Peruvian, but consider myself to have an inner-American side of me, because I have family in both Peru and in the US. I like it when I come to Houston because it is a calm, family-oriented city. I am an alumnus from St. Thomas University, where I met most of my friends, which are all still good friends of mine. Houston is full of great people, and I really appreciate and feel grateful for Houston being such a welcoming city.”
What inspired you to become a jewelry designer? Did you always want to be a designer?
“I have always been the “artsy” one in the family; I would always draw. I could not find jewelry that I liked in-stores, so I started doing it myself. People would ask me where I would get my earrings, and I started giving all of mine out, I’d say “You like them? Here, take them!” But then more-and-more people were asking me where I got my earrings from, and I started creating and designing more. I stopped jewelry for a bit and started designing swimwear, which I still do, but it is a completely different concept. I only design a limited amount from “scratch” so-to-say, and I only make a few so people do not get “uniformed” pieces. I like to design different and unique pieces.”
What type of woman do you see wearing your brand?
Personality takes a big part in this one; If say, someone enjoys life, is not afraid of fashion and statement pieces but yet can still be themselves with whichever piece of mine they may be wearing, personality takes a big part in this one.
Where are your earrings currently carried in Houston?
Elaine Turner carries most of my accessories. I am stocked in several countries as well, and in the US – surprise, surprise. But traveling around for all who like my pieces, brings a smile to my face from others appreciating my designs.
What is your current playlist for summer - what are you listening to? What songs inspire your collection?
Music, good one. I’m more of a classic old sould perhaps…jazz, blues, country, flamenco, or nature music. So, not the typical I’d say, but for me the best.
How do you start designing each pair of earrings, as each design is vastly different - is each pair inspired by a different place you've traveled (do you have a process of choosing the color & each design)?
You know, it just happens. I am very creative and my imagination goes beyond and beyond the expected. Whatever I see on a trip, at home, on TV, on people. Clothes or whatever it may be, it really varies. It brings something to my mind and from that…a collection comes along. Also, I try to make pieces for various tastes. It is like a piece of my own designs can be appreciated within all tastes. I design to inspire, and I adapt at times. It’s a pretty difficult technique but keeps me happy. Each piece is detailed, made by hand, and hard work – and that is added value that makes each design special.
Where do you hope to see your brand in 5 years?
Traveling earrings – they have had a very well welcoming in every country. To reach other countries would sound good to me.
Visit All Ze Details instagram @allzedetails (and follow while you're there) for a chance to win your very own pair of Alejandra Aspillaga earrings! Don't miss out. Contest ends Monday, June 10.  

Haili's Look 
Metallic dress Anthropologie | Earrings Alejandra Aspillaga Accessories
Seraphina Bag Elaine Turner | Shoes from Nine West Australia

Wendy's Look 
Metallic Pants Anthropologie | Knotted Tunic Anthropologie 
Earrings Alejandra Aspillaga Accessories | Byrdie Clutch Elaine Turner 

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