NEW boks & baum for H*O*T EARRINGS!
I first met Sylvie Boksenbaum many years ago when I had the incredible good fortune to live in Paris. Our good friend, who happened to be her cousin, brought her along to the first big dinner party we hosted and I'll never forget her arrival - she swept into the apartment with an arrangement of exquisite gold and yellow flowers bigger than my entire foyer! She was beautifully dressed, warm and engaging. And she was the epitome of the chic French woman I was so eager to befriend. We bonded immediately over all things style and although we've gone years where we haven't seen one another, we feel an instant camaraderie when we do!
Sylvie is one of those amazingly creative souls who is always making something you're dying to get your hands on. When I met her in Paris she designed and sold luxury knitwear from a charming little boutique in the Marais, a neighborhood in Paris which was becoming the place to shop at the time. Soon Sylvie began her peripatetic expatriate life with her journalist husband and two sons which took them to South Africa, Brazil, and Mexico.
It was during one of these postings that Sylvie came up with the concept for her brilliant boks & baum jewelry line. Being allergic to metals, she was always searching for a way to wear stylish costume jewelry without breaking out. She invented a technique of wrapping pieces with cotton and silk threads while incorporating semi-precious stones, crystals, and pearls in the designs, the result is a lightweight, colorful work of art that absolutely makes an outfit!
Today boks & baum is handmade in Mexico City and sold all over the world -- France, USA, Spain, Italy, Greece, Libya, Israel, Morocco, Japan, Switzerland, and of course Mexico. And now on HOUSE OF TERRANCEtoo! We've partnered with Sylvie to produce a pair of stunning earrings only available on H*O*T. They are immensely wearable, light as a feather, in a beautiful combination of gold and red (the color this fall). They're just the thing to take an outfit from blah to bam!
As Sylvie's beautiful pieces are handmade in Mexico City, we are donating 50% of the proceeds from the sale of boks & baum for H*O*T earrings to the victims of the recent earthquake which has devastated this vibrant and remarkable city. Our hearts go out to all those affected!
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