new jewelry collection: gypsy queen

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Gypsy Dreams necklace Savage Beauty necklace Gypsy Dreams ear cuff Gold Glitz necklace Bee Mine ear cuff Cubism earrings Reign it In hand harness For this collection I experimented with new ways of accessorizing such as ear cuffs and finger-to-wrist … Continue reading

what’s black and white and trendy all over?

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  Alright, I’ll admit that when I first noticed this trend I didn’t quite have a gotta-have-it-right-now love-at-first-sight reaction. To me the bold black and white stripes looked more like a discounted Halloween costume referee outfit than chic streetwear. It just seemed … Continue reading

holographic intergalactic: a dose of inspiration

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  Marios Schwab Du Abu Poetic Cosmos of the Breath, Tomas Saraceno nymag.com prettyyouth.tumblr.com Chanel Sportmax Manik Mercian Andras Horvath Your Eyes Lie scarf ASOS Subodh Gupta Sportmax pshiiit.com chicwish.com Madame Figaro constellation earrings Bjoern Ewers Lacoste From brilliantly bold holographic … Continue reading

picture perfect pastel: an etsy exclusive

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Even with winter jewel tones running rampant, it seems I just cannot shake my passion for pastel. There’s something about a soft pastel pink that is just oh-so-lovely. Sure rubies and sapphires are delightful, but pastels are the very essence … Continue reading

auld lang chic: 7 ways to make your New Year’s Eve outfit stand out

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Tis the season for sparkle and shine, especially on New Year’s Eve. But when everyone around you is dressed their best in shimmering shifts and marvelous metallics, how can you possibly stand out? Try one (or all) of these 7 … Continue reading

bright blooms: a pretty petal lamp DIY

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Pretty up an average white paper lantern with soft, playful petals. You’ll need: And this Petal template to help you cut precisely if you’re a perfectionist like me. *(Specifics: To cover my 8″ diameter paper lantern — about $10 including the hanging … Continue reading

high tea: a collection inspired by Marie Antoinette, London socialites, and macarons

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D&G via Cretus D&G Recipe via Raspberri CupcakesPPQ Spring 2012 via Chic Genre Miu Miu Applique BagLouis Vuitton ad via Keep in Touch with Fashion Cream Ice Cream Embroidered Cardigan By KTZ**Kate Middleton via mirror.co.ukOscar de la Renta TiaraSera Park “The Dessert Lady” … Continue reading

artsy fartsy discovery: a fanciful zoo just for you

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“Watering Hole” “Six Whales Stacked” “Dove Diamond” “The Neighbors” “Zebras and Guinea Fowl Watering Hole” “Bison Herd” “Deep Sea” “Bee Hive” “Feathers” “Botanical Nest” “Watering Hole No. 2″ “Northern Bobwhites” “The Collector” If I could, I would buy every last … Continue reading

eight squared: 8 charming new necklaces for 8 dollars each

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Introducing the new “stalagmite necklace” — the perfect combo of tough and pretty for any outfit. At seventeen inches, these beauties sit right below the collarbone. In eight fashionable shades for fall: Mint Julep, Gold Glitz, Lilac Dream, Gunmetal Glitter, … Continue reading

drumroll: introducing items from my shop (oh, and a special coupon, too)

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I’d like to introduced four new pieces to you, handmade by yours truly – 1. The Mint Julep necklace: Fierce, feisty spikes in everybody’s favorite color — mint green. $8 2. Razzle Dazzle tassel earrings: Whimsical swinging tassels bounce around … Continue reading

weekend wishlist: mermaid material, an eternal summer sweater, and toothy jewelry

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1. Shine on. Very rarely does “iridescent” shout “chic” and “polished”. Fabric of the shiny, rainbowlike sort is often reserved for little girl’s pageants and mermaid costumes sitting in the 50% off rack at the Halloween store. However, this oversized clutch … Continue reading

how now Moscow: the Russian-inspired trend

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Get your passport ready — this season we’re all aboard to Moscow. The Fall runways were abound with opulent, majestic fabrics; dark, mysterious makeup and pale porcelain skin; and adorably kitschy accessories all fit for a Russian princess. Check out … Continue reading

when styles collide: preppy stripes + boho bags

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Once you become settled in your own personal style niche — whether it be sophisticated minimalism, sporty chic, laid-back beach babe, etc. — it can be hard to break free from your own mold that you’ve created yourself. Your closet … Continue reading

bag lady: top-notch toppers

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While there’s no arguing that a larger handbag is more practical when it comes to toting around your belongings (whether it be the bare necessities or the not-so-bare mess of makeup brushes), there’s something so elegant and sophisticated about a … Continue reading

trend blend: dark florals + metallic oxfords

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Just when you thought you’d seen enough flowery, petalled patterns on the shelves, the classic floral dress gets a much needed makeover. Lately, some of the finest labels (D&G, DKNY, Alexander McQueen, to name a few) have been trading up … Continue reading

weekend wishlist: paper jewelry, cage purses, and writing on the walls

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1. Cage match. This Anndra Neen bag is the perfect motivation I need to clean out my purse. Not only that, but it’s incredibly stylish too. I’ve seen see-through, bare-it-all bags before, but this hardware handbag is one-of-a-kind. The toughness of … Continue reading

dare to wear: over-the-top collars

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As the embellished collar trend grows, so does the flashy factor. With so many brands out there that are offering collars nowadays, designers are striving to create wilder, funkier, more over-the-top collars to make theirs stand out in a sea … Continue reading

style crush: six chic ideas inspired by Hello it’s Valentine

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Valentine is a Parisian-dwelling graphic designer with a style blog filled to the brim with gloriously colorful ensembles and playful, whimsical self-photoshoots. It’s impossible to visit her blog without feeling inspired. Upon discovering this chic Parisian fashion enthusiast, I immediately … Continue reading

weekend wishlist: gravity-defying elegance and floor-sweeping florals

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1. Jolly green jewels: While it may not apply to portion sizes or phone bills, the Texan motto “Bigger is always better” does have its place. For instance, when it comes to an Erickson Beamon emerald and gold-plated statement necklace, bigger … Continue reading

trend blend: painterly prints + pleated skirts

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The starving artist look is in this season. But luckily, you don’t have to actually give up your rent money for tubes of paint. Instead of developing a brooding mysterious personality paired with an affinity for felt berets, all you … Continue reading

weekend wishlist: shades of denim, popsicle makeup, and lost treasure

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1. Handy dandy: When it comes to fashion, it’s all about the details. A single piece of jewelry harbors the potential to make or break the outfit. In this case, these delicate collar tips are definitely on the “make it” end … Continue reading

why didn’t I think of that? the genius of Henry Hargreaves

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Photography is a unique  art form – using natural elements of light and shadow play, coupled with the manmade structures of lens and tripods. And not to mention the necessity of a good eye. But while it certainly is a beautiful … Continue reading

a tale of three necklaces: part II

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In lieu of my recent post “Do What You Love: A Tale of Three Necklaces” — in which I detailed my return to jewelry-making, fueled by a growing exasperation with the finicky job market — I have found myself spending … Continue reading

trend blend: floral print + chunky heels

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With the arrival of summer comes the inevitable arrival of floral sundresses in all shapes, sizes, and shades. But instead of joining the herd of flowery frocks, why not rock the pattern elsewhere. Floral print shoes are the perfect way … Continue reading

fancy pants: the new tuxedo

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Tuxedos have long been a staple of masculine elegance, a crisply tailored and starkly contrasting black and white ensemble reserved for events where the people are dignified and the champagne is plentiful. But slowly this handsome costume has worked its … Continue reading

accessories report: no-hassle tassels

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Evoking the glamour and sensuality of the 1920′s, tassel earrings are a great way to make a style statement this season. Fringe is all over the fashion world lately, mainly in the from of bohemian trimmed vests and dresses, but … Continue reading

etsy crush: scout & catalogue

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Today as I was browsing through the handmade haven that is Etsy.com, I discovered a little gem of a shop. I had initially been searching for a blue snakeskin clutch, but what I found here was much, much better. What … Continue reading

wednesday wishlist: all that glitters

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Ok so I may have missed the usual weekend wishlist post. So this week it’s the “Wednesday Wishlist” — still an alliteration, therefore still ok with me. 1. Fabulous is in the eye of the beholder. Fendi’s latest Spring/Summer runway … Continue reading