Archive for December, 2005
Do you dream in color? Mod paisley prints, bright strips and Tibetan flowers, perhaps? Pleasanton designer Amy Schwab certainly does. Check out her one-of-a-kind fabric belts, a secret among somewhat conservative fashionistas who want to add a splash of style to an otherwise bland jeans-and-a-tee ensemble. Bloggers fun fact: the colorful waist-cinchers were put inside goodie bags for Academy award nominees of the past, including the super-chic Charlize Theron. Not that she needs any help turning heads!
Oh, Sandra! M.Avery’s “Sandra” handbag is the perfect choice for women without hard edges. Sandra’s soft and slouchy bohemian silhouette is available in a delectable choice of fabric combinations; one customized fabric choice for the body of the bag and another fabric choice for the trim at the top. Sandra’s sensuous soft shape is quietly appealing and elegant in solid shades of blue or solid black with a contrasting print tie, and bohemian and striking when cloaked in “LOOK AT ME” chocolate retro fabric. This ingenious handbag has four belt loops to keep its super-feminine tie in place and customers even get to choose between a bow or belt tie. All of this and more, for under $100!! What are you waiting for? Go get it!
For nighttime glamour, there’s truckloads of blinding crystal bling, with white-hot CZ chandelier earrings and pendants, glitzy rocks of “ice” on the fingers and gorgeous beaded gemstone necklaces and bracelets cropping up here, there, and everywhere. FredaLa.com’s “We’re Hip and We Ship” “Super Bling Bling” page features Soixante Neuf’s gorgeous CZ and silver rings with oversized stones, Sharona’s blinding EXTRA-BLING supersized cocktail ring, sparkly CZ heart and LOVE pendants and a romantic CZ heart multi-strand bracelet. Want bling that won’t break the bank? FredaLa’s acrylic and rhinestone pastel rings can be had for a paltry $3!!!
As a perfect companion to all of your treasured wardrobe items, Drawer Sweets are perfectly pretty and keep all of your linens smelling delightful. Packaged as a terrific trio, these aromatic treats gently perfume drawers, linens, closets, or suitcases. With a delightful lavender scent, your favorite items will be protected against moths and provides an adorable visual accent anywhere you wish.
Inspired by her mother’s love of cameos, Teen Vogue editor Melissa Liebling-Goldberg created e 9th jewelry, a line of Lucite cuff bracelets and rings decorated with vintage and custom made cameos. We think they are the perfect accessories for a night out dancing. Edgy and romantic all at once, e. 9th Jewelry blends the new and the vintage to make a bold statement that couldn’t be more modern.
This cute Global Tank by Treepose will add a wonderful little punch of color and warmth to those cold, dreary winter months. Made sweatshop-free from 100% combed cotton, this super soft, fitted tank is great for layering or for lounging. Best of all, Treepose donates 10% of its Global Tank proceeds to World Vision, a humanitarian organization that sponsorsorphans in Africa. Marie loves fashion with a conscience. Available at Ravinstyle.
We’ve tried many candles, but D.L. & Company‘s just might be the very best money can buy. Douglas Little creates wonderful candles that radiate lush, opulent fragrance that’s never overpowering. That is, if you can even bring yourself to light them. Each candle is exquisitely packaged in large Victorian hatboxes, the candle held in a handcrafted glass vessel, nestled in the finest Burmese silk. Mysterious, dramatic and alluring, the seductive scents keep us coming back for more.
When cold weather creeps in, jet setters like us make our way to more balmy climes. Whether it’s Miami or preferably the southern hemisphere, totally hot swimwear by Stephanie Hoos is a must have. Show some skin in her sexy bikinis and one-piece suits with stellar cuts and eye-catching colors. With a few stowed in our suitcase, we can be sure to lounge by the pool in style.
Marie has always felt as if she should be treated as a queen whether part of a royal family or not. The 18-karat ring exudes a fierce and flirtatious air to its bearer and is perfect for day or evening. Designer Kimberly Baker is influenced by both punk and rock music as well as simple, geometric shapes reminiscent of 60′s modernist design. She produces her pieces with imagination and verve and sells her jewelry in the some of the most cutting-edge boutiques in the country. With this Crown Heart Ring by Kimberly Baker, others are sure to notice your royal presence.
Woodland creature iconography has been all over fashion world lately with owls, rabbits, and deer adorning jewelry, tee shirts, and home accessories. As a take on the popularity of these forest animals, we love the Forest Hobo by Paul Smith. Printed with a serene forest backdrop, the printed canvas hobo has a detachable pocket and contrast pink leather trim. Take it on a true outdoor adventure or any sort of adventure you wish.