More please+thankyou

This past Thursday was downtown New Bedford’s monthly AHA! Night, and Calico hosted a trunk show for our in-house accessories designer (and my BFF), Cody Nowell.

Cody’s line, please+thankyou, has experienced many incarnations and concentrations: She has created a series of clutches from her own handwoven textiles, hand-printed and embroidered a small collection of lingerie, and fashioned one-off hair pieces and “hatlets” incorporating vintage wool, feathers, and lace.

Her obsession du jour? Gorgeous, statement-making necklaces made of reclaimed vintage.

Cody with please+thankyou set-up.

Some new please+thankyou pieces.

Each please+thankyou piece is completely one-of-a-kind, individually-assembled from hand-picked vintage materials. These necklaces are sturdily constructed and backed in soft, recycled vintage hat felt–so they won’t irritate the skin or snag your clothes!

I love to wear these necklaces with a totally casual jeans and tee look, but they’re also perfect paired with a favorite little black dress for a fancy night on the town!

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I just HAD to weasel this one, after the event was over! LOVES IT!

I also made a little video of Cody working on some of her designs. This is my first video-editing project in a loooong time, and it was lots of fun to make! Enjoy!

To inquire about any of the pieces you see here or to receive more info about please+thankyou, custom orders, or bridal accessories, contact cody@shopcalico.com.

Look for more of please+thankyou when Calico’s webshop launches this spring! Til then, you can follow @please_thankyou on Twitter–and be sure to follow @shopcalico, too, for TONS of behind-the-scenes peeks at in-process please+thankyou, freshly-scored vintage goods–and MORE!

xoxo,
Elissa

Elissa

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Elissa founded Calico in downtown New Bedford, MA in 2005. She can usually be found at Calico HQ snapping pics for Instagram and heading up photoshoots with the team!

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Rockin’

Currently obsessing over jewelry made of rocks and crystals.

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Pendants and Brooches from Leslie Shershow.

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Raw diamond engagement ring by Leslie Shershow

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From ZulaSurfing on Etsy

What’s your fave jewelry of the moment?

xo,
Elissa

Elissa

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Elissa founded Calico in downtown New Bedford, MA in 2005. She can usually be found at Calico HQ snapping pics for Instagram and heading up photoshoots with the team!

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Remembering Chanel

I’ve been doing some New Year’s-inspired computer organization, and I just found a few shots of this amazing Chanel exhibition I saw at The Met, back in 2005. Of course, photography was strictly prohibited, so I had to be really sneaky and didn’t snap too many! It was a really spectacular exhibit–The lighting and installation was gorgeous, and everything was arranged chronologically and accompanied by quotes from Coco Chanel.

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I am pretty much freaking out over this strapless gown with GIANT gold cuff.

I also saw a retrospective of Tim Hawkinson at The Whitney, during that trip–probably the most wonderful art shows I’ve ever seen. Wish I had pics of that, too! Here are the friends who accompanied me, instead:

DSC02237My lovely Amelia, Al, and Matt. We had SUCH fun.

Wow! Can’t believe it’s been five whole years since then!…

xo,
Elissa

Elissa

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Elissa founded Calico in downtown New Bedford, MA in 2005. She can usually be found at Calico HQ snapping pics for Instagram and heading up photoshoots with the team!

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