I have been a fan of ruanas and large scarves for many years. A ruana is a large wrap to drape over your shoulders. There are no sleeves. Capes and ponchos are a challenge for me since they make busty women appear to be wearing a tent.
My stunning silk and felted wool ruana was handmade and individually hand-dyed to achieve the delicate hues of color. The designer is Sibel Mallory, the owner of Cybele Boutique at 850 N Court Street in Lewisburg, West Virginia.
I am modeling my second silk ruana from Cybele Boutique. You may remember the blue one from the post here.
Styling tip: When I wear a voluminous piece, I balance the look with other more fitted garments.
A statement piece can turn an effortless black outfit into a stunning party look. I added a large antique silver ring with a pink crystal, polka dot sheer tights, and a burnished gold evening bag to complete the look.
I designed and made the earrings several years ago while I was earning a living as a designer of boutique jewelry for a decade.
Congratulations to the three winners of a lariat style necklace from Beauty In Stone! Katherine Allan, Gwen Ewing, and Donna Ingalls, you will get an email from Suzanne McKinney, the designer later today. I randomly chose winners from the comments on the blog post from Monday.