At the beginning of the month, I tweeted about a secret photo shoot in the windy city and now I am finally able to spill the beans - and I'm so excited! Jess from Jess LC Jewelry contacted me a while back about being a model for her first ever sterling cast pendant collection, named Division. I, of course, said absolutely! Brett and I made the hike out to Chicago for the best day ever. We stayed with Jess in her stunning apartment - and woke up to such an amazing day for both of us. Of course, Brett hit the record shops while I basked in the glory of fresh bagels, mimosas, photos, sunshine, the best cupcake in the world, adorable puppies, balloons and surrounded by the most amazing team ever. Could a girl ask for anything more?
We started our photoshoot at Jess's apartment and ventured around Lincoln Square to some of the most adorable places ever, including Molly's Cupcakes, Noble Tree Coffee and Pocket Puppies! If you live in Chicago and are able to visit Molly's Cupcakes - I'd so recommend the cookie monster cupcake. I died and went to heaven. Jess chose some gorgeous settings for the best day ever - perfect for her new collection. Not to mention, I loved her - she is so down to earth and insanely kind. Brett and I felt so at ease with her, staying at her place although we never met before! She was so wonderful to meet.
The Division collection is gorgeous. Jess had such wonderful ideas - and used pattern, repetition and interiors for her inspiration. I'm in love with the Chevron pattern - so I was so excited to see her use that in her jewelry designs. They fit perfectly with every outfit and are so light and darling for spring/summer.
We had such a wonderful team - Jess, the designer, of course. All of these amazing photos were taken by Jon Hamblin, videography (video to come!) by Erica Griffiths and the wardrobe styling was done by Megan Ksionda. It was so lovely wearing ModCloth clothes as well - I felt right at home! We had such a fun time styling the jewelry with such fun colors and spring elements!
If you'd like a chance to win one of Jess LC's gorgeous Division Chevron Rectangle Necklace's, head over to her new collection, Division, and tell me your favorite piece in a comment below! Also include your name and a way for me to contact you (if I can't reach you through blog link!) I know you'll adore her items - and her website, as I do! Also be sure to check out Jess' blog, Make Under My life, for tons of inspiration and ways to design a life with intention. I followed her "throw out 50 things" challenge - and honestly felt so much better afterwards!