Inspired

Mood Board: Mercedes Salazar

February 28, 2017

Colombia-based jewelry designer Mercedes Salazar is the queen of festive earrings. The handmade styles are based on artisanal techniques and feature traditional Latin American materials. If you’re looking to add a pop to your outfit this is the way to do it – and you can get the earrings at our Madison Avenue store! Here are a few things inspiring the designer right now...
Our Birds
A new scientific publication in 2013 has confirmed that the official number of birds registered in the country of Colombia has for the first time exceeded 1,900 species. This represents a new world record and firmly establishes Colombia as the world’s most biodiverse country.

In the Rain Forest
The flowers found in the rain forest surrounding our farm in Tenjo, Colombia.

Now Reading
Isabel Allende’s book, The Japanese Lover.

The Market
Bogota’s Paloquemao Market.

Colombia's Artisans
The ancestral artisanal techniques that I discover traveling around Colombia.

Oaxaca City
Walking around Oaxaca City in Mexico.

Clouds
The endless forms that I see in clouds. See more on my Instagram @mercedessalazar.


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