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Be one of the beautiful people in fine Jay Gatsby fashion
Tiffany created the jewelry seen in the new Gatsby movie. There's also a dreamy emerald green sofa and chair for that moneyed feeling. And a necklace that will make you feel pretty as a flower.
Pacific NW associate editor
AS WE CLOSE out Stress Awareness Month (real deal) let us feast our eyes upon beautiful things that make us say "ahhhh." Not the doctor-look-in-your-mouth "ahhhh." The "ahhhh" that is like a little vacation in your head. Perchance to dream. Let's go there.
The well-dressed Gatsby
"A fresh, exuberant attitude." Who couldn't use one of those? You can get that and see it, too. On the big screen in "The Great Gatsby," opening in May. In jewelry designed by Tiffany, debuting in May. All the "Gatsby" kids will be wearing it: Leonardo DiCaprio (Jay Gatsby), Carey Mulligan (Daisy Buchanan), Elizabeth Debicki (Jordan Baker).
Tiffany worked with Catherine Martin, the movie's costume designer, on The Great Gatsby Collection, pieces worn throughout the movie. Fancy schmancy: "statement pieces featuring platinum, diamonds, colored gemstones and pearls." Tiffany, being ever resourceful, then came up with an "inspired-by" group for us commoners, The Ziegfeld Collection. More affordable ($350 to $1,200) in sterling silver, onyx and freshwater cultured pearls in rope necklaces, rings, cufflinks, more. Repeating theme? The daisy.
Find at a Tiffany near you: in Seattle at Pacific Place and University Village, and at Bellevue Square.
Now, on with the show: "A single green light, minute and faraway, that might have been the end of a dock ... "
Green with ...
Perhaps you're nutty about Seattle's Emerald City nickname. Maybe you're really jazzed that this is the Year of Green (so sayeth Pantone). Or maybe you're just partial to the color of money (like Goddess!).
Then you might need yourself Room & Board's plush sit-right-here Murphy sofa or the hot-little-button-tufted-back accent chair, Chloe in a velvety emerald green so delicious as to make your heart go pitty-pat.
Marketing chatter says chair is "bursting with personality."
Marketing chatter says sofa has "delicate, sculpted frame, flared arms and low profile. Small scale fits in almost any space." Two sizes: 81 inches, 59 inches. Made in North Carolina. Velvet is 90 percent cotton, 10 percent polyester (or Poly Nester, as Goddess' grandmother called it). Chair is $799. Sofa is $1,299 to $1,399. Fourteen more colors, special order. Go & see at Room & Board, University Village. www.roomandboard.com.
Mother's Day loometh
Speaking of grandmothers, Samantha Lockwood's left quite the impression on her. Caused her to create an entire line of jewelry involving (Mother) nature, Fleurings: necklaces and earrings that hold real flowers.
"I love wearing flowers," Samantha writes. "Flowers offer happiness, beauty, color, fragrance and a sense of calm. Every day my Grandmother Betty wore a flower in her hair to work. She said, 'Wear a flower to bring good luck and nature's positive energy everywhere you go.' "
The mini vases hold a few drops of water, enough to keep flowers fresh for hours. Match to outfits! Great for bridesmaids.
Lockwood wears hers all the time. See Fleurings/Lockwood (also an actress) in action in the JT Hodges video for "Goodbyes Made You Mine": http://bit.ly/15ypkyP. $55 for the small in polished steel to $95 for the larger gold (brushed or polished); fleurings.com.