Looking good in Lamorinda

Posted on November 23, 2022
Looking good in Lamorinda
Healing ears by Lemonade. photo provided

Body Piercing is quickly becoming a fashion must have. Florence Pugh, who starred in Greta Gerwig’s hit film “Little Women,” recently graced the cover of Harper’s Bazaar wearing a nose ring. Actors like Zoë Kravitz and Demi Lovato regularly show off their latest looks on Instagram. Now the piercing has come to Lafayette.

In November 2020, Becky Dill and Pablo Perelmuter opened Lemonade, a specialty piercing and fine jewelry boutique located at The Forge on Mt. Diablo Boulevard. The married couple chose Lafayette for their first brick-and-mortar adventure because of its charm and location. “We love that Lafayette is such a quiet and accessible place in the Bay Area,” says Dill.

Dill and Perelmuter are piercing professionals with over 20 years of experience. Aside from the couple’s expertise, what sets Lemonade apart from other piercing businesses is its high-end jewelry offering. “We love products made right here in California, not mass-produced abroad,” says Dill. They only carry genuine stones set in implant-grade gold, platinum, or titanium from fashion brands like Body Vision Los Angeles. Also, for those who may be hesitant about piercing, it’s good to know that Lemonade is single use only. “Single use means that in addition to not reusing needles, we also don’t reuse clamps, pins, or other tools to perform the piercing,” Dill explains. “This not only makes the process safer for the consumer and for ourselves, but it’s much better for the environment.” Lemonade is one of the few drilling studios that disposes of its tools in medical waste recycling.

Clients come to Lemonade from all over the Bay Area and the most popular request is Ear Healing, which involves multiple piercings around the ear that create a certain look. “Ear healing appointments aren’t about getting a bunch of piercings in one go,” Dill explains. “It’s more about helping the client build goals and create a path forward so they can achieve their dream look!”

Piercings are popular with young and “older” customers, and Dill says it’s the unique self-expression people want. “People want to feel good, feel beautiful and empowered.” She says the reasons for piercings vary “but the days when piercings were exclusively for punks or the counterculture are over.”

Lemonade offers “drill parties” for groups of family and friends. Check the website www.lemonadepiercing.com or call the store for more information and appointments, (925) 385-7117.

To show off ear cures or to look glamorous at parties, how about an updo? Orinda Beauty Supplies and Beauty Supplies Plus in Lafayette have a selection of barrettes, combs, headbands and other hair accessories to add a little sparkle to any holiday hairstyle.

Did you know that November is Picture Book Month? Books make great holiday gifts. Katja Spizter’s new illustrated book, “Hair: From Moptops to Mohicans, Afros to Cornrows” (Prestel Press) is the most delightful read for children and adults alike. Hair is complicated, but Ms. Spitzer has tackled the subject head-on, discussing the history of hair and hairstyles from various cultures. The text is simple, aimed at young readers ages 5-7, and the fun, color-saturated illustrations appeal to all ages. I really enjoyed this book for the information, illustrations, and celebration of all types and styles of hair.

Winter temperatures have arrived, and Lafayette fashion stylist Francie Low says wide-leg pants with patterns, like checks or herringbones, are a great choice for both warmth and style. “Pair it with a fitted turtleneck sweater for a classic slimming look,” she advises. Fair Isle sweaters are in, as are cowboy boots. “Don’t be afraid to wear black denim with ivory ankle boots,” she says. “It’s a cool contrasting look.” We are really going crazy for the holidays this year. Low says they are sequined tops and pants, trimmed with ostrich feathers. Looking for something more conservative? Choose a velvet blazer in green, maroon or black. For more fashion tips, follow Low on IG. #ohsofancyfrancie.

Stay warm and head out in festive style!

Moya Stone is a fashion writer and blogger at www.overdressedforlife.com.

“Hair” by Katja Spitzer, Prestel Publishing. photo provided

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