Lara Stone Jewelry in The Black Keys Weight of Love Music Video

A few months ago, I received an exciting email from stylist Karen Langley -- she wanted an assortment of my Thin Gold Rings for a top secret music video shoot! All I knew was that it was for The Black Keys (whom I love), starring supermodel Lara Stone (gasp), and directed by Theo Wenner (top fashion photographer who comes from Rolling Stone royalty and is rumored to be Miley Cyrus' new man). WHAT?

Only a few days after sending out my package of handmade rings I received the items back, some missing due to the "vigorous shoot". Okay, no problem. Then, it became a waiting game... 

Finally, this week the music video for The Black Keys song "Weight of Love" from their Turn Blue album was released and its um, titillating content will either leave your head shaking in confusion or admiration.

Lara Stone plays a beautiful but demanding cult leader of some ephemeral nymphs living out in isolation. They craft, do calisthenics and do whatever Lara tells them to do. One acolyte in particular bothers Lara -- played by fellow supermodel Lily McMenamy. Their faceoff provided this great shot of my rings in the shoot!

The video is up for viewing, but be forewarned -- there is some topless action going on. Artful, of course!

Loved the opportunity and am proud to have been a part of the production! Full credits:

Director: Theo Wenner
Director of Photography: Bobby Bukowski
Producer: Chris Kublan
Art Director: Anthony Asaro @ 11th Street Workshop
Editor: Marlo Nespeca @ Spot Welders
Colorist: Tom Poole @ Company 3
Production Company: Good Company

Shop the Thin Gold Rings and other handmade jewelry at my website,
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Do you love The Black Keys or Lara Stone (this was before Lara Stone got even bigger, posing with Justin Bieber for Calvin Klein ads)? What did you think of the video? Let me know in the comments!


Nina Dobrev in Peggy Li Creations Earrings

Actress Nina Dobrev posted a sarcastic selfie from the set of The Vampire Diaries season 6 promo photoshoot recently, joking about tabloid rumors about who she is currently dating (which, according to the tabloids, is just about everyone).  Pictured here left to right are Steven R. McQueen, Zach Roerig, Joseph Morgan and Matt Davis.

Nina Dobrev Vampire Diaries season 6 photoshoot earrings

Photo is adorable and also exciting for me, because in it Nina is wearing my Cornered Geo Earrings! I love the edgy look on this gorgeous woman (you can check out her Instagram here). Can't wait for season 6 of The Vampire Diaries. Are Damon and Bonnie gone for good? Who are all the new characters coming to Mystic Falls? Will Elena go back to college? So many questions and only a few weeks to find out.
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Cornered Geo Earrings in 14k gold-filled.
In the meantime, check out the many Peggy Li Creations jewelry pieces seen on TVD, worn by Elena, Katherine, Bonnie AND Caroline!

UPDATE: See the finished picture of Elena Gilbert in this follow up post (and get ready, it's GORGEOUS)


Wear Jewelry Like Olivia Pope

The world has been taken by the intrigue, glamour and downright bananas storylines of TV show Scandal. Created by the queen of dramatic television Shonda Rhimes, Scandal is about PR fixer Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) who is having an affair with the President (Tony Goldwyn). That's the simplest way to describe it!  Along the way, the show has introduced catchphrases into the social media lexicon, including #gladiators #shutitdown #poped and #scandalfashion, which is led by the amazing Lyn Paolo. Lyn has created a stylish wardrobe for Olivia that re-imagines what a woman's working wardrobe should be. Olivia's clothes are her armor, her camouflage, her heart on her sleeve. She very literally wears the "white hat" in the show and into the workplace!  It also doesn't hurt that star Kerry Washington is a stunning beauty.

What I love about Scandal, from a Peggy Li Creations point of view, besides the enormous privilege of having my jewelry used on the show, is watching the influence the show has on how women are approaching jewelry for the workplace!  Olivia has a few go-to pieces:

1) An amazing watch (on the show, Movado)
2) Long layered necklace
3) Ring of sentimental value
4) Classic pearl or simple earrings
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The many fashion looks of Olivia Pope - beautiful jacket, sharp accessory details.
Here are some Peggy Li Creations jewelry picks that I think are quintessentially Olivia -

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Post Pearl Earrings, freshwater pearls and sterling silver.

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A long necklace which you can wear but it doesn't distract from the overall outfit, only highlights it.

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Deco Ring, a ring that looks handcrafted and personal.

Can't wait to see how Olivia's fashion continues to evolve and speak for her character in a new season of Scandal. And hopefully PLC jewelry will be there as well! See all the Peggy Li Jewelry looks seen on Scandal so far.