If you follow me on Instagram (which you should because I post a lot there that doesn’t make it here!) then you saw my post about on This That & Moore last month. It am excited to share the work of my friend Shelley Moore with you here today. We have known each other for a long time and met while volunteers for the Junior League of Dallas.
This That & Moore was born from a mutual passion for and desire to create classic luxury staples that transcend age, time and style. Product lines in the rookie collection emerged from the “I wish I had a” dilemma, and evolved into current interpretations of classic alpha pieces that aim to look and feel as relevant in a decade as they do in this moment.
She is offering The Lush List readers a special 25% discount online through Mother’s Day. Use the code thelushlist25% at check out. I great reason to get a head start on Mother’s Day gifts. I hope you enjoy learning “Moore” about her designs…
What is your background?
My degree is in Finance and my career (pre-babies) was in Private Banking. I understand numbers and I’m fanatical about details, which has been a plus in this venture!
What is your philosophy on jewelry?
I have always loved jewelry, however my collection is extremely limited! I own little to no “fashion jewelry,” with the exception of my new additions of a plethora of multi colored alligator cuffs! I prefer to invest in fewer pieces that I plan to wear non-stop and own forever. This is how I’ve treated the limited pieces in my debut collection. My aesthetic lends itself to timeless, classic, well-made pieces that can be worn across the spectrum, from super casual (which is my daily uniform) to evening chic . . . at any age. The most gratifying thing for me thus far is seeing my uber-fashionable 20 something cousin wearing the pieces alongside my mother/mother-in-law and their friends. My aim is to always create something that I would personally love to own, and to strive to keep it unique . . . something custom made that isn’t available everywhere.
You’ve said you liked the name your mother-in-law used for her antique business and adopted it. How does that fit your business as well?
High-end jewelry is not my end game. I love the moniker ” This That & Moore” because it’s a broad umbrella that allows me to develop any ideas I want to explore. I’m obsessed with American alligator (timeless, classic yet modern, heirloom pieces), and I am so humbled to be working with the “best of the best” when it comes to specialty manufacturing of exotic skins. I cannot wait to broaden my portfolio of offerings with these materials. I’m currently working on an earring collection that excites me to no end! Quirky, with an air of sophistication . . . like nothing I’ve seen.
The Brandy Collection, inspired by and named after her sister-in-law and original co-collaborator on This That & Moore, is designed with a detachable bead chain tassel that can be worn in multiple positions with any (or many!) of the 50” bead strands. This collection is manufactured in Dallas with the finest karat gold metals and gemstones including emeralds, amethyst, lapis and turquoise.
I am obsessed with her Saturday Bracelets. They are the ultimate EVERYDAY staple….not just for Saturday! The Saturday Bracelets, handmade in the U.S. with genuine American alligator skins, are offered in 2 widths and a variety of colors in both glazed and matte finishes. The cuffs, lined with supple lambskin in This That & Moore’s signature purple, are designed to fit the smallest of wrists, but can be manipulated to accommodate all sizes.
Like the other offerings, her newest design, The Serpent Standard, is designed to be a wardrobe staple. The custom serpent clasp, complete with your choice of ruby or emerald cabochon eyes, is paired with a variety of stones and gold beads, and offered in multiple lengths and sizes. This is beautiful layered with the Brandy necklace.
This That & Moore sought out and established relationships with premier suppliers and manufactures who have earned the reputation as the best in their respective markets, from exotic skins and hides, to precious gemstones and metals. “I am humbled by the opportunity to work alongside these lovely people who are willing to share decades of specialty expertise, and ultimately support our vision of bringing a few of our favorite things to life,” says Shelley.
Her jewelry is truly beautiful and an point. Tassels are a “trend” now but a staple of this collection. What is your favorite design?
Photos courtesy of This That & Moore