Nothing inspires a love/hate relationship like couture.
Of course you’d love to own that cashmere frock with hand-beaded sleeves and feather cuffs. But should you really have to choose between that and a down payment on a loft?
Step away from your 401(k), missy. Abraham, a new earring line from Chicago designer Joe Benarroch, features one-of-a-kind designs, perfectly tailored to your exquisite tastes. (And, mercifully, they won’t cause permanent damage to your pocketbook.) His whimsical creations are a mix of Swarovski crystals, gold-filled wires, and semiprecious stones.
Each pair is twisted and layered in combinations of delicate detail (hand-painted roses in glass-enclosed stones) and bold, modern edges. One of our favorites for fall, the Clementine, uses freshwater pearls dyed a rich copper color — the ultimate complement to the season. Whichever pair you choose, it’s sure to inspire the envy of your friends.
And so begins yet another love/hate relationship.
Available at Samantha, 64 East Walton Street, between Michigan Avenue and Rush Street (312-951-5383 or abrahamdesigns.com).