studio flowers: amaryllis ‘Dragonfly’

Desk photo from Wraptillion's studio with a black metal tree with Wraptillion's Bold Wisteria Ornament, Bold Trellis Ornament, Long Wisteria Ornament, and an opening flower and two more buds on light green and red striped amaryllis (hippeastrum) 'Dragonfly' (from the Sonatini collection), growing in a tall terracotta rose pot.

It’s feeling festive in my studio these days…in a pared-back sense that suits my style, anyway! My favorite modern holiday decorations are the ones I enjoy year-round, like this amaryllis ‘Dragonfly’ and these Wraptillion ornaments.

Desk photo from Wraptillion's studio with a black metal tree with Wraptillion's Bold Wisteria Ornament, Bold Trellis Ornament, Long Wisteria Ornament, and an opening flower and two more buds on light green and red striped amaryllis (hippeastrum) 'Dragonfly' (from the Sonatini collection), growing in a tall terracotta rose pot.

Whether I’m hanging them individually in a window or grouping them on a tree for winter, I love the modern botanical style these ornaments bring. After all, art should be enjoyed year-round, don’t you think? And although theoretically I could force my amaryllis (it’s really a hippeastrum, if you want to be proper about it) to bloom at a particular time, it suits me better to let them bloom when they’re ready. This miniature ‘Dragonfly’ is the first this year, and the light green petals and wine-red stripes are so lovely in the gray, rainy light from my window!

Closeup of the side view of an opening flower and two more buds on light green and red striped amaryllis (hippeastrum) 'Dragonfly' (from the Sonatini collection).
Closeup of the inside of the flower of light green and red striped amaryllis (hippeastrum) 'Dragonfly' (from the Sonatini collection).

If that isn’t winter magic, I don’t know what is!

Full height photo of the side view of an opening flower and two more buds on light green and red striped amaryllis (hippeastrum) 'Dragonfly' (from the Sonatini collection), growing in a tall terracotta rose pot.
Desk photo from Wraptillion's studio with a Macbook, small jewelry stand with Wraptillion's Trellis Earrings and Garland Earrings, and an opening flower and two more buds on light green and red striped amaryllis (hippeastrum) 'Dragonfly' (from the Sonatini collection), growing in a tall terracotta rose pot.

Can you see the resemblance to the Trellis and Garland Earrings from my botanical-inspired Mechanical Garden collection? Or is that just me??

Back to work now…or as soon as I can tear my eyes away!

Want to see more sneak peeks into my studio and what’s growing and/or blooming here? See the studio flowers tag.

studio flowers: spiky, architectural sea holly

A hand holding a brown bud Heath Ceramics bud vase of sea holly (Eryngium), wearing Wraptillion's intricate modern chainmaille Scarab Bracelet..

Sea holly (Eryngium species — I think this one might be Eryngium amethystinum?) is one of my favorite flowers to cut and enjoy in my studio workspace in summer. It’s so spiky and architectural, thistle-like without actually stabbing anyone — isn’t it perfect with my Scarab Bracelet? It’s an easy perennial to grow in my garden, and looks great without any fussing (always a goal for me.) This one hasn’t reached its full electric blue coloring yet, but I love it in all stages. Here it is last summer too, in the same Heath Ceramics bud vase. Why mess with something that works so perfectly in my everyday life? Maybe vases are like earrings: as long as you have a few to choose from that fit your style perfectly and go with everything, they’ll continue to bring you joy.

Sea holly (Eryngium) in a brown bud vase by Heath Ceramics on a desk next to Wraptillion's Delicate Scarab Necklace, Delicate Lotus Necklace, reading glasses, and a laptop.

Sneak peek into my studio — here’s the Delicate Scarab Necklace and Delicate Lotus Necklace I’m working on, from the Delicate Botanicals collection.

Sea holly (Eryngium) in a brown bud vase by Heath Ceramics on a desk next to Wraptillion's Delicate Scarab Necklace, Delicate Lotus Necklace, reading glasses, ruler, pliers, and a laptop.

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Sea holly (Eryngium) in a brown bud vase by Heath Ceramics on a desk next to a jewelry stand with Wraptillion's spiky floral Trellis Earrings.

Up next: the Trellis Earrings, from the Mechanical Garden collection.

Sea holly (Eryngium) in a brown bud vase by Heath Ceramics on a desk next to a jewelry stand with Wraptillion's spiky floral Trellis Earrings.

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Want to see more sneak peeks into my studio and what’s growing and/or blooming here? See the studio flowers tag.

Compiled image of four photos featuring a small floral arrangement of sea holly and Wraptillion's jewelry in the studio.

style sketch: Breakfast at Tiffany’s goes Goth

Style sketch of a loose black mini dress with short sleeves and a high collar, paired with Wraptillion's spiky chandelier Garland Earrings. Text on image reads: + sleek black mules + huge sunglasses (or cat eyeliner) + messy updo = Breakfast at Tiffany's goes Goth.

I’ve never really seen mini dresses as part of my personal style… but sketching out this floaty little black one is making me wonder if it could be! I always like something spiky and edgy to balance out a softer, sweeter look (the Garland Earrings here), and something sleek and modern (simple, classic black mule slides would do the trick for summer.) That took this style sketch in kind of a Mod + Goth direction, leading me to… Breakfast at Tiffany’s goes Goth! (I kind of love it.) So many possibilities… Classic wine nails, the Trellis Bracelet, cuban-heel stockings or a great ankle tattoo… Sometimes it’s so fun to play outside my personal style lane and try something new!

Inspired by this Shirred Mini Dress from Everlane, though I’d prefer shorter sleeves.

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Looking for more outfit ideas? See more of my style sketches here!

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easy summer style sketch: 1 dress, 2 colors, 6 ways

Style sketch of Everlane's Luxe Cotton Side-Slit Tee Dress in brown and black, with 6 styles of Wraptillion's modern chainmail earrings.

Decisions, decisions… Sometimes I just can’t decide which outfit ideas inspire me most! Classic Circling earrings, or botanical-inspired Mechanical Garden chandeliers? Rich mahogany brown, or simple black? For this style sketch, I kept things simple with one cap-sleeve modern tee dress, in two easy-to-wear neutral colors (similar to Everlane’s Luxe Cotton Side-Slit Tee Dress)…and then went wild with earring choices! (Let’s not even start with shoes… I really think you could wear anything from sneakers to heels with these!)

Style sketch of Everlane's Luxe Cotton Side-Slit Tee Dress in black and brown, with Wraptillion's Laburnum Earrings (modern chainmail chandeliers).
with the Laburnum Earrings

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Style sketch of Everlane's Luxe Cotton Side-Slit Tee Dress in black and brown, with Wraptillion's Small Cascading Circles Earrings (delicate short linked circles dangles).
with the Small Cascading Circles Earrings

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Style sketch of Everlane's Luxe Cotton Side-Slit Tee Dress in black and brown, with Wraptillion's Ivy Earrings (small spiky modern dangles).
with the Ivy Earrings
Style sketch of Everlane's Luxe Cotton Side-Slit Tee Dress in black and brown, with Wraptillion's Laburnum Earrings (modern geometric circles dangles).
with the Tripled Baseline Earrings
Style sketch of Everlane's Luxe Cotton Side-Slit Tee Dress in black and brown, with Wraptillion's Laburnum Earrings (modern delicate chandeliers).
with the Long Fuchsia Earrings
Style sketch of Everlane's Luxe Cotton Side-Slit Tee Dress in black and brown, with Wraptillion's Large Clustered Circles Earrings (modern overlapping circles statement earrings).
with the Large Clustered Circles Earrings

Tough choices, right? Maybe all of the above would be best…

Looking for more outfit ideas? See more of my style sketches here!

Style sketch of Everlane's Luxe Cotton Side-Slit Tee Dress in brown, with 6 styles of Wraptillion's modern chainmail earrings.
Style sketch of Everlane's Luxe Cotton Side-Slit Tee Dress in black, with 6 styles of Wraptillion's modern chainmail earrings.
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studio flowers: Begonia sutherlandii

Photo of a hand holding a small potted plant with orange flowers (Begonia sutherlandii), wearing Wraptillion's intricate modern chainmail Scarab Bracelet.

Say hello to this new little plant, Begonia sutherlandii! I grew this years ago and lost it, so I’m thrilled to try it again. This begonia is from Tanzania and parts of South Africa (it’s a botanical species, not a hybrid, and grows wild there in shady areas) and it’s pretty hardy (for a begonia), so I’ve got a couple outside too, at least for now. I’m hoping to enjoy this one as a potted houseplant in my studio for at least a while longer, though. My begonias came from Digging Dog Nursery, I have no idea how long I’ve had that pot or where it came from, and I’m wearing the Scarab Bracelet from my Mechanical Garden collection here. (Always one of my favorites!)

Photo of a hand touching a small potted plant with orange flowers (Begonia sutherlandii), wearing Wraptillion's intricate modern chainmail Scarab Bracelet, with the corner of a closed laptop nearby..

The ones outside have brighter orange flowers so far, but I love this backlit pale orange here too! So, so good with that almost chartreuse green.

A small potted plant with orange flowers (Begonia sutherlandii) sits on a desk next to an open laptop, a pencil, and a fashion sketch of a dress.

Guess I’d better get back to the style sketches I meant to work on… At least I’ve got this happy little plant to keep me company!

Want to see more sneak peeks into my studio and what’s growing and/or blooming here? See the studio flowers tag.

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4 photos compiled into a collage of a hand holding a small potted plant with orange flowers (Begonia sutherlandii), wearing Wraptillion's intricate modern chainmail Scarab Bracelet, and a desk with the same plant, a laptop, and a fashion sketch of a dress. Text on image reads: studio flowers: Begonia sutherlandii, wraptillion.