People often ask me where I get my inspiration. Since I’m so often inspired by other women, I started the “Fuel My Imagination” series to share a little bit about women who inspire me and how each one wears my jewelry in her own way. This is the second in the series.
Who: Julia Farr, owner of Julia Farr boutique, which is THE place to shop in Washington DC if you need something to wear for a special event—or just because. She also has her own line of simple, elegant wardrobe staples. Julia has been carrying a carefully edited selection of my jewelry in the shop for a few years. When we first met, I was a little intimidated by her style, elegance, and impressive accomplishments (before making a career switch to open her boutique, she practiced corporate securities law for 17 years). But I soon learned that she’s warm, easygoing, and super-supportive of independent designers. We daydream that some day, when both of us are less busy, we’ll get together for leisurely coffee dates. I’m not sure that will ever happen, but, if it does, I’m sure we won’t run out of things to talk about!
What she’s wearing: My mixed pearl three strand necklace and cubic zirconia teardrop earrings, and the Capitol Hill dress from the Julia Farr collection.
My mom was 18 when she left Romania for Israel. Here she is at age 86 during a family Thanksgiving celebration last year in Bellevue, Washington, where she lives. (She's wearing vintage Ruth Barzel jewelry, of course.)