Shhhh. Stay. Very. Still.
The winds howl, and a dark cloud hovers over the fall fashion season. You crouch low to the ground and hide in the shadowy forest. Your eyes scan the horizon as vultures circle overhead (okay, they’re pigeons). Your heart beats faster.
Then you see it: Digby & Iona, a sterling silver assembly of leaping stags, deer, and men poised with raised guns. The collection of delightfully moody unisex jewelry by designer, carpenter, and Maine native Aaron Ruff recalls the woodsy lifestyle of log cabin dwellers (who’ve been enjoying their fifteen minutes of fame on the runway).
You spot and stalk the miniature deer and hunter cuff links. Your eyes rest on earrings that look like tiny rifles. You make a move to slip the delicate gunmetal rings onto your fingers and vermeil buck head necklaces around your neck.
Quickly and quietly, you strike your prey.
And into the woods you go.
Available at Bblessing, 181 Orchard Street, between Houston and Stanton Streets (212-378-8005 or bblessing.com); Catbird, 390 Metropolitan Avenue, at Havemeyer Street, Williamsburg (718-388-7688 or catbirdnyc.com). To see styles, go to digbyandiona.com.