Yesterday I spent the day in Providence, RI with a friend who is in medical school at Brown. When I visited her last fall she introduced me to an amazing cafe called Olga's Cup + Saucer. At my request we dined there again. The weather was absolutely perfect and we sat amongst the wildflowers on Olga's outdoor patio.
After brunch we headed to Thayer Street and on the way we made the most amazing discovery! It was just our luck that it was RISD parents weekend and as such, RISD was hosting an alumni craft fair. Hand made items from graduates of the best art school in the country? I'll take it!
The fair was about four blocks long and we had a blast checking out the jewelry, pottery, glass pieces, stationary and clothing. For me, it was love at first sight when I saw the pieces at artist Mollie Conlee's table. Mollie is actually a current RISD student and started her own jewelry line called Public Frenemy (obsessed with the name).
I was drawn to the bright colors of her pieces.
I also couldn't help but notice our shared love for hot pink! Mollie had old fashioned roller skates as part of the decor on her table. Too cute!
The pieces I coveted most were her heart necklaces. Yesterday she was showing three chain colors - blue, red and pink.
After trying on all three I decided I had to go home with the pink one!
Mollie packaged the necklace up for me in a wax paper bag. When I unwrapped it later in the day I discovered the necklace wrapped in hot pink tulle and accompanied by a candy necklace. Adorable! In fact, the necklace kind of looks like candy.
Mollie could not have been sweeter and I think she has great, fun, youthful style.
Her creations are definitely statement pieces that will garner a lot of attention. I can't wait to wear this to work tomorrow!
You can shop Mollie's pieces on her Etsy page. Go ahead, make a frenemy.