When we discovered the New York-based vintage costume jewelry and python handbag line, Madame Mathilde, we were instantly obsessed. A graduate of Parson’s, designer Jennifer Kelling incorporates vintage rhinestone brooches, antique chandelier crystals and delicate chains into her statement-making pieces. We asked Jennifer to share what her current obsessions are, so please check them out below:
ONE. Madame Mathilde Small Bright Yellow Python Clutch with Deco Brooch – This has turned out to be the most versatile clutch and has become my favorite color. I have paired it with black, white, pastel pink, navy, lime green, and the list just keeps on going. And with a little sparkle coming from the vintage brooch it is the perfect bag to go from day to night.
TWO. Jack Rogers Shoes – A long time staple I can think of no other shoe that is as timeless and necessary for every woman’s closet. I pack a pair of gold and silver for each weekend and for every vacation. It’s that easy. They have also recently expanded their line to include clothing and accessories.
THREE. NARS Brightening Serum – In my opinion, the best product out there. Seeing as I go with a more natural look during the day, all I need to put on in the morning is this serum, and it gives me the glow I need. If I need to go a bit more formal, a touch of bronzer and some light eye makeup to accompany does the trick.
FOUR. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center – The quintessential summer date night. This converted old movie theatre is located right on Main Street of Westhampton Beach, a less than two hour drive from Manhattan. My fiancé and I have seen shows ranging from Ray Lamontagne and Taj Mahal to KT Tunstall, and hopefully are seeing Blondie at the end of the summer!
FIVE. Butterfield Market‘s Frozen Yogurt Window – By now, I know everyone is thinking we really don’t need another plain frozen yogurt place on the Upper East Side, but the reality is we need this! As a dog owner, I often pass by the long lines of Pinkberry and start to crave what everyone else is obsessing over, but realize I would have to walk home and drop the dog off first, then walk back – and the whole process just seems to be a bit much. Recently, the delicious gourmet Butterfield Market opened up a frozen yogurt window. Genius! Now while Henry and I are strolling around Manhattan, I too can enjoy a delicious frozen yogurt.