Wednesday, July 9, 2014


This collection is for all you dreamers...
Sweet dreams are made of these...
If the world was mine...
In a wonderland we lie...
Soul deep in visions that rule our lives...
Spirits of truth were the birds that sang...
Spirits of love were the stars that glowed...
On a planet by ourselves...
Watching the earth come up with its golden sands...
Dreaming as the days go by.... 

Our dreams are an invitation to life… Allow yourself to be illuminated and dress yourself in brilliance. Your pulse quickens as you embark on a new adventure - the exploration of an undiscovered earth. You are an otherworldly dreamer, a celestial goddess roaming over soil and sand, allowing only the forces of fate to dictate your movements. Soul and spirit intertwined, the universe within you illuminated.  
We are pleased to introduce to you Vanessa Mooney's latest collection, "Illuminations". Created with the visionary woman in mind and photographed by Janell Shirtcliff, Mooney has crafted a collection that is universally intriguing. Striking arrowhead adorns gold chokers, delicate chains and rings; engraved cuffs emulate power while dangling earrings evoke antique nostalgia. With multiple series of jewelry in the collection that are all thoughtfully named, one is allowed to find their own sense of illumination - whether it is found through "The Existence", "The Waking Life", "The Empire", or "The Luminescence". "Illuminations" is a collection that is beyond its intricate craftsmanship - it is an extension of one's radiance to ignite brilliance within the soul.


Monday, July 7, 2014

Illuminations Launch Party

Last week at Vanessa Mooney's Farmhouse, Live FAST Mag teamed up with us to put on Vanessa Mooney's ILLUMINATIONS COLLECTION launch party! We invited all of our closest friends for a night of drinks, jewels & fun! Where we shared our newest collection and look book! Sangria, dancing and exchanges of inspiration filled the air, making a perfect Friday night. We snapped some photos and behind the scenes shots from the party for you to see. Keep on scrolling to check them out!

~Vanessa Mooney at the Farmhouse~

A peek at The Illuminations Collection
"I feel as if some of these pieces have an Indian feel, I started designing some of these pieces while I was in Bali last year. But also, New York had a lot to do with this collection…I wanted this collection to show a bit more sophistication, a bit more simplicity with a sexy edge. I wanted it to feel a bit more universal."
- VM

Each piece in this collection was inspired by LA natives. There are all sorts of people in Los Angeles with a variety of passions and interests. They love the mountains, they love the the ocean, but they also love to have a night on the town with friends. Vanessa enjoys designing jewelry that moves from day to night. She constantly mixes different cultures and styles into her designs in order to create these special pieces. 

~Vanessa Mooney's Studio~

~The New Vanessa Mooney Chokers Collection~

~Lil Pirate Dude hangin' out~


~Porch convos at the party~

~Vanessa Mooney, Feral Creature & Wicked Tides~

~Smiles all around!~

~Vanessa with her assistant designers~

~Drinks on us... the yummiest Rose!~

~Sassy Blogger babe Jennifer Humphrey~  

~Leore Hayon of The Girl Habit & Vivianne Lapointe of Live FAST Mag~

~Little Black Boots chatting it up with Wicked Tides & Feral Creature~

~Fire Pits at Sunset ~

~Dreamy Candlelit Fireplaces~

~Vanessa Mooney with the girls from For Love and Lemons Gillian Mahin & Laura Hall~

~Photographer Janell Shirtcliff, Vivianne Lapointe, Vanessa Mooney, Wasteland Owner Cheryl Cohen, Model Lily Del Rey & Make-up Artist Beatrice Sandoval cozying up by the fire pit~

~Had so much fun with these amazing ladies! Such a beautiful night at the Farmhouse celebrating!~  

The Illuminations Collection and Look Book will be released later this week! Stay tuned lovers, This collection was designed for all you dreamers! 

-Vanessa Mooney