Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Shop Cisthene: This Is Your Chance To Make Up With Mother Nature

  1. Begin Slideshow
    opener

    146

    SHARES

    comments
    See All Slides

    We have to admit, winter's harsh weather conditions have left us on pretty bad terms with Mother Nature. But, if there ever was a perfect time for forgiveness, well, this would be it. The temps are rising, the sun is shining, and we've just discovered a gorgeous boutique filled with handcrafted jewels and accessories inspired by Earth's genuine beauty.

    Cisthene, named for the mythical island on which Medusa dwells, is owned and curated by professional photographer Jennifer Altman, whose passion for style extends to her adorable daughter Eve. (Seriously, this fashionable "almost" 7-year-old can perhaps out-dress us all). The online shop is home to collections by Brooklyn-based indie designers, whom Altman has personally selected for their delicate craftsmanship.

    From hand-carved cuffs and thin, raindrop-shaped bangles to delicate chain necklaces that wrap around a quartz crystal like vines of ivy, we think wearing these trinkets would feel incredibly intimate. The same goes for the line of crêpe de chine silk scarves, which are interpretations of Altman's own snapshots of natural terrain and exquisite stones (think marble turquoise, amethyst, and pearls).

    Click over to the site and choose your own talisman, and then head outside to bask in all of spring's glory.

    Photo: Courtesy of Cisthene

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

Entertainment

Thanksgiving Advice From 9 Cool Cats

By Lindsey Robertson If you are caught up in Thanksgiving mania, take a deep breathe and relax. Boy do we have the advice — and the cats — for you. Ahead are some solid Thanksgiving tips from nine of the cutest cats out there. read

The No-Brainer Guide To A DIY Pedicure

The thermostat’s dipping, and we’re pulling on our winter boots. We’re practically jumping with glee over playing in the snow. But, our tootsies? Not so much. Gone are the summer months of regular pedicures to keep you constantly sandal-ready, but you don’t have to shell out a ton of cash or even leave your read