20 Below: Croc Style

Texture and pattern are big draws for people like me who embrace the (mostly) monochromatic life. Today I’ve turned to two brands to bring you some texture in the style of crocodile skin.

silver plated mail tray, 250 Euro, Christofle

Botkier Quincy mini embossed leather crossbody, $333

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The Friday Five: Christofle

I’m ending the week with gorgeous pieces from one of my favourites – Christofle (you can see my Christofle circle ring in just about every one of my style photos).

tray, $420

ashtray, $110

Rivage ring, $140

cuff, $600

vase, $430

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Design: Christofle

Keeping up with the French theme, today I’m featuring some absolutely impressive items from Christofle. Why are beautiful French objets so darn pricey? Luxury doesn’t come cheap, right?

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butter dish, $400

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set of four butter spreaders – Malmaison, $495

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pastry stand – Jardin d’Eden, $1160

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rectangular tray – AG47, $370

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magnifying glass – Alibi, $215

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candelabra, $1950

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bowl РTransatlantique,  $1750

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necklace – Onde d’argent, $1650

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necklace – Palmaceae, $2400

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bangle – rivage

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champagne cooler, $1700

 Gorgeous, right? Oh, just so lovely!

Fashion: Finding the Perfect Circle Ring

People. People. Remember when I said that I was on the hunt for a beautiful circle ring? I had bought a few cheap versions over the years to test things out while I looked for a real one in silver or gold. Then I discovered the Elsa Peretti Sevillana and I wanted it! Needed it! Remember all of that?

I went to buy the Sevillana when I was in Toronto last month, but Tiffany & Co. was out of stock in my size. What!? I was quite disappointed, yes, but I knew it wasn’t the end of the world. (I was also pretty surprised that the Sherway location only had one – one – in stock!)

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 Elsa Peretti Sevillana ring, Tiffany & Co., $470

Well, my friends, it might have been a good thing that the Sevillana was out of stock because I recently discovered that the Sevillana now has some serious competition! Surprised? I was too. You see, I was browsing the Christofle site (I’m in a French frame of mind these days), ¬†when I came across this beauty:

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circle ring РCollection 925, Christofle, $380 

Gorgeous! French! Oui, oui!

So, here’s the plan. Since I¬†am going to Paris in a couple of weeks (eek!), I’m going to check out the Christofle¬†circle ring¬†in person and, if I love it, it’s coming home with me. If not, then I’ll head back to Tiffany’s. I just love both of them so it’s a pretty tight competition.

What do you think? Which one do you like better?