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Be Beautiful. Silver by JAYE.

Silver by Jaye is the jewelry label for The Cotton Pod. With playful contemporary designs to suit the clothesline, the jewelry is made from sterling silver and semi precious stones.
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A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to a friend's new home out in the Chilanga farm areas of Lusaka. The trip there was an interesting one as I had to navigate through some funny turns following instructions on a text message. Luckily combining my great sense of direction and his straight forward explanation was good enough to get me there safely in time to help prepare the food and drinks before the rest of the gang arrived.


His new home was located on top of a hill with lovely wire fencing that showed off everything that was around the property. There was a beautiful breeze blowing. The type that immediately gets one imagining oneself living there.

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Designer Feature: Tom Ford

When I fly, I love to pick up a magazine and peruse the glossy, shiny images of the fashion world. Do you ever wonder where it all began? People just don’t wake up one morning and say “I think I will start designing clothes”! These images have a story to tell in and of themselves, but even deeper, there is an initial thought, a spark, a moment where it all started in the mind of one person.

One of those great minds is Tom Ford. He is a great example of a designer with a huge imagination, an eye for beauty and luxury yet full of hard work and collaboration. Ford grew up in New Mexico, but left for New York after dropping out of his first college. He started school again at New York University and dropped out of there as well to go after his acting and modeling career. Later, he went back to school again for a third time to Parsons The New School for Design, but interestingly enough, he didn’t graduate with a degree in fashion. He got his degree in architecture!

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