My first day at Lulus.com, a few months ago, I kept noticing all the girls wearing these rad gold painted leather feather earrings. Funny thing is, I was too shy to ask them where they got them.

I finally got the answer to my earrings question when I was given a new style leather fringe earring to describe and put up online (the Out of Sight Fringe Earrings). I found out that the wonderful earrings, which remind me of some kind of urban warrior woman, are made by Claire Fong of Chico, California. Chico is where LuLu*s was born and is still located. How sweet is that?!

Soooo, then the other night, I was hanging out with my cousin, Kyle Delmar, who is also a local photographer, and who showed up but Claire Fong! I got to see her in action and snapped this picture while she was making the most recent shipment of Sequoyah Double Feather Earrings and Tiger Lily Earrings for Lulus.com.

I was talking to them for a little bit when I realized that Claire also makes these really cool oversized bows to wear in your hair and bow earrings (which she is wearing in this picture). They reminded me instantly of the trend pictures that Kristin Knauff sent me from L.A. and that I used in a blog last week. My cousin recently shot some of Claire’s accessories and this is my favorite picture of her work yet. Here the model is wearing one of Claire‘s bows and the Out of Sight Fringe Earrings.

How much fun is that?! Accessories to really, actually brighten your day!