Last weekend I was invited to the launch party for Sparkle and Sophistication, a small jewelry line from a local Chicago designer. As part of the event, I got to model several of their pieces for the S&S lookbook. It was a ton of fun. I’ll be sharing the official pictures with you when I… View Article

Photos from the Sparkle and Sophistication Launch

Last weekend I was invited to the launch party for Sparkle and Sophistication, a small jewelry line from a local Chicago designer. As part of the event, I got to model several of their pieces for the S&S lookbook. It was a ton of fun. I’ll be sharing the official pictures with you when I receive them, which should be sometime this week. For now, here are a few pictures I took at the event. Many thanks to my friend Brandon for accompanying me to the event and snapping many of these pics. You’re the best!

Sparkle and Sophistication launch.

I arrived and was ushered into the hair station.

Sparkle and Sophistication launch.

Next came makeup. I’m not much of a makeup artist myself, so I was amazed at the transformation! She started light…

Sparkle and Sophistication launch.

…then things got a bit heavier. I’ve never outlined my cheekbones before, so I had no idea this was how it’s done. She blended these harsh lines in later to make them less defined, but still, it’s pretty neat to see how these things are done.

Sparkle and Sophistication launch.

And finally she added the finishing touch–a bold lip the likes of which I’d never worn. I thought it looked great for a photo shoot, but probably too severe for real life. And that’s not to take anything away from her amazing work–I think she did a fabulous job (which I doubt I’d ever be able to replicate).

Sparkle and Sophistication launch.

These necklaces were my favorite pieces from the collection. I love the bows–very dainty and cute. I should note that they feel very much of quality–they are not light and chintzy like some necklaces I’ve seen in this style.

Sparkle and Sophistication launch.

I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to pick up one of these bracelets. I love the big heart charms–in the light, they were just gorgeous. I can’t decide if I like the silver and blue or rose gold and clear better. Decisions…

Sparkle and Sophistication launch.

These were probably my least favorite items in the collection. They were a bit too bulky and boxy for me. That said, they still looked fabulous in the bright lights.

Sparkle and Sophistication launch.

Sparkle and Sophistication launch.

Before the shoot, I had Brandon snap a few pics of my makeup and outfit.

Sparkle and Sophistication launch.

The setting for our shoot.

Sparkle and Sophistication launch.

Sparkle and Sophistication launch.

Sparkle and Sophistication launch.

I got to meet some fabulous Chicago bloggers at the event. From left to right, this is: Ashlei, Kristen and Jeana, moi, and Sarah.

Sparkle and Sophistication launch.

This is us shooting the cover of the lookbook. Nusrat, the owner of Sparkle and Sophistication, is to my left.

Sparkle and Sophistication launch.

One big, sorority-style shot of everyone who came. Thanks again to Sparkle and Sophistication for a fun Saturday afternoon!

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  1. Looks like you had so much fun! Love the contour they did on your cheeks <3

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  2. How fun! The jewelry looks adorable and youuuu look stunning. Miss Model! :)
    -Rach

    Rachel on April 11, 2014   /   Reply