Monday, March 30, 2009

Katrina Kelly Jewelry in Spring Issue of Elegant Bride

Fleur de Lis Collection, Fleur Cushion Petal Drop Pavé Earrings 18-karat white gold, white and champagne diamonds, pavé cushion style drop,total carat weight 2.78. Available at Soho Gem.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Katrina Kelly’s Newest Inspiration, Cabaret, Chanteuse

My senses are on fire this week. I had an unexpected weekend of sounds and sensations. It started off with a random spontaneous lunch Saturday at a place in Soho called Antique Garage. They had a Jazz trio playing who were phenomenal. Then I had the pleasure of going to The Carlyle that evening to see Ute Lemper perform cabaret or Kabarett. How is is that I have never seen a Cabaret Performance? This is my newest love. I was not quite sure of what to except going in. I never saw Liza Minnelli in Cabaret and simply just have not been introduced to this form of entertainment. I did envision a woman singing sultry sounds on top of a piano in an intimate setting. I did not envision a bandoneón, an opening song in Yiddish or such a beautiful array of storytelling. It was sexy, romantic, clever, comic and just sensational. If someone in the crowd was watching me they would have seen a woman in awe, laughing with delight and amusement. I am hooked. After the show we went to The Bemelman’s Bar to be entertained again by Loston Harris Trio who has been playing there for 7 years, understandably. They even came to everyones table to greet them. So nice to meet people that relish their jobs. Please economy pick up! We cannot lose these artists and musicians. They bring so much joy to our lives. Another KK entered my life that night. We sat next to Karen Kohler, another Cabaret performer, or chanteuse. She called me a cabaret virgin. Hmmm, I suppose I am for now. She has no idea that I will become her groupie-I have already dove into her website and listened to her music on YouTube. I will be going to see her Little Death show. I have a feeling that I will be writing more about Cabaret soon, it has entranced my soul and already inspired some jewelry designs! I have been truly seduced by Cabaret; it is my kind of show.