Colby Ware, For The Baltimore Sun
March 4, 2013
Jewelry designer Kirsten Rook, 44, shows that her creativity doesn't end with the baubles she makes. The Lauraville resident also shows what she calls a "classic eclectic" style in her outfits, like the one she wore to the Monday night Expressions fundraiser at Baltimore School for the Arts, where she is also an instructor and program manager. Rook started with black sateen bootcut pants from Old Navy, pairing them with a matte sequin H&M tri-color tunic, topped with a black wool Gibson blazer from Nordstrom. Her fun personality was reflected in the gray felt Deena & Ozzy wedge booties (she can't remember where she got them), a wooden bangle made from a hollowed slice of tree trunk from Trixie's Palance, the carved coconut shell spiral earrings from Paradiso and a vintage matte silver mesh purse that was a gift. She was also sporting a 3D-printed diamond-shaped ring of handpainted plastic by local jewelry designer Rachel Timmins. Her 18 kt. gold and diamond ring and her sterling silver and smoky quartz ring are her own creations. Among her fashion faves: vintage pieces, Christian Siriano designs, texture, and things that are, she says, "subtle but sparkly."