The Art of Accessorizing with Jewelry: How to Create an Effortless Chic Street Style
Unlock the Secret to Harmonious Living with cShashona’s 5 Essences.
My Weekly Blog is designed to teach the secret behind cShashona’s 5 Essences for Harmonious Living.
While some people know how to dress up for an occasion, others struggle with creating a chic yet relaxed look for every day. Whether it is a brunch at the beach, traveling abroad or just meeting up with friends, you don’t have to forgo style to be comfortable. Knowing how to add the perfect touch of jewelry can take an ensemble from being boring to brilliant.
Celebrated author of Feng Shui Chic and world-renowned artist & style consultant, Carole Shashona will showcase how to wear the latest styles and accessorize, using her own signature style, Bobo, Buddha & Bling that fuses cutting edge designs with the powerful forces of Feng Shui to make a statement in anything you wear.
Artist Q & A
Why I Design: I was raised around fashion royalty and have always been involved in the arts. My mother was in fashion and we were surrounded by icons like Oscar De La Renta and Valentino growing up. My grandmother taught me about precious stones at a young age and I eventually started designing my own jewelry for myself. It caught the attention of a lot of people.
With a background not only as an artist but the first female American Grand Masters in Feng Shui, I have always integrated meaning into all of my pieces. I design jewelry as a compass for those that walk the road less traveled, using symbols of protection and empowerment that act as reminders that anything you want is possible in life, and to move forward without fear and live the life you want, by design.
What Influences My Designs: My inspiration comes from the world around me. I design based on the world I see through my eyes. I have had the opportunity to be painted by Andy Warhol and surrounded by artists most of my life and find that I see life much in the same way. It can be through my global travels, everyday life or even a memory of my past. My canvas is my jewelry.
My Medium: I have designed fashion, interiors, accessories and even gardens. I have always had a love for the arts and designing has been a way for me to express that. I grew up around designers in luxury and love working with the finest materials and felt there was a real need for luxury designs in jewelry that was stylish, but also spiritual. Being able to reach that audience that craves this kind of jewelry is powerful. My pieces are created to be a sustainable design that can be passed down from one generation to the next, providing blessings and good fortune.
Crafted of polished gunmetal-tone silver, Carole Shashona's necklace features a citrine stone pendant surrounded by black-diamonds. The citrine stone symbolizes a wanderlust and free spirit feeling for the wearer.
Favorite Summer Refresher
It’s very important to fuel your body for energy in Spring and Summer months. I always recommend my clients to have a cup of hot or warm water, to line their stomach before your first cup of morning coffee. You may also add a slice of lemon to warm water to begin your day. Remember to eat your protein in the AM to help fuel your bodies energy for the day’s events.
Until next week!