The Of a Kind founders have unquestionably impeccable taste—a huge reason we love having their designer picks on our blog. Today’s featured designer, Elizabeth Thompson, creates ladylike jewelry for her line, Elizabeth Knight, named after her two grandmothers. We’re already picturing unlimited outfits that would benefit from these oxidized silver and rose gold Athena earrings. Thompson also has a penchant for fragrances, an addiction we share. Read on to find out her favorites.
Having started her training at SCAD in Savannah, it’s really no surprise that Elizabeth Thompson has a thing for all things old and stately. When it comes to her jewelry designs, that means casting a lot of amazing found objects and creating pieces that would look as good on you as your great aunt—take the oxidized silver and rose gold earrings she created for Of a Kind, for example.
In the beauty realm, she has a fascination with fragrances. “Jo Malone’s Wild Fig & Cassis and the Soaked Earth scent from CB I Hate Perfume have long since been competing for my heart—all in all, I usually won’t deviate too far from my earthy-musky go-to scents,” she explains. “Lately there has been a new one in the running: Bal D’Afrique perfume by a Stockholm-based line Byredo Parfums. The fragrance is inspired by Paris in the 1920s and by African dance music. It is still too hard to decide which is my favorite, but what I can say is the Bal D’Afrique bottle has come and gone in the time that the other two have sat on my vanity.” If that isn’t a hard sell, well, we don’t know what is.
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