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Fashion Fix

Fashion Fix: Gold

October 1, 2010

For this week’s fashion fix it was time to bring out the shine, the glitz, and the glam!  The designers have spoken, and the hot new accessory for this fall is everything, and anything gold.

Hope you enjoy!

Photo Credits:
left column (from top to bottom):
Pnina Tornai | Bonnie Tsang via Once Wed | Faraone Mennella via Saks Fifth Avenue | Devi Kroell Booties via Goddess Tasha

right column (from top to bottom):
Favor Jewelry via Once Wed | Taylor Swift via Be Monogrammed | SJP Costume via Couture in the City

Fashion Fix

Fashion Fix: Leather and Lace

September 16, 2010

I’ve decided to add a new category to the blog. As the name suggests, it’s where we plan to get our little fix for all things fashion… gowns, shoes, accessories… whatever we’re lusting for at the moment. Since my new intern Samantha has a passion for fashion, I’ve decided to hand it over to her for the next few weeks. I’m loving today’s post – leather and lace can be so chic when it’s done well!

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Many designers, such as the late Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, and Project Runway’s Casanova, are all branching out and combining two different types of fabric together for this fall season.  Mixing the hard, rough side of leather, and the soft, elegant side of lace, to create an existential combination that pushes tradition aside.  It is cutting-edge, and lighthearted at the same time.

Below you will find an inspiration board that illustrates the two fabrics, and the way they work together.

Hope you enjoy!
– Samantha

fashion trends: leather and lace

Photo Credits:
row 1: Jasmine Star Photography via Style Me Pretty | Alexander McQueen via Style.com | Cosmopolitan
row 2:  Kirsi Nisonen | GUESS, Giorgio Armani, and J.CREW via Marie Claire | Tara Donne Photography via RealSimple
row 3:  Sex and the City cast via InStyle | Forever 21

Vendor Love

Nest Pretty Things

July 19, 2010

vintage handmade jewelry

Let’s start the week off with a little vendor love, shall we?

Although this little shop has been around for a while now, I’ve only recently discovered Nest Pretty Things and I’m so glad I did! I’m completely smitten by the vintage-inspired lovelies created by Tamar, a former Creative Director and Stylist who now devotes her time to jewelry design. I love that her pieces have a vintage feel but still manage to look fresh and modern. Her colorful flower necklaces (above) would be perfect accessories for bridesmaids, don’t you think?

handmade necklaces and rings

…and these headbands would be absolutely darling on a bride:

vintage wedding tiara

I wanted to learn a little more about Tamar and her pretty things so we recently had a little chat:

Q: What made you decide to switch careers from Stylist/Creative Director to jewelry designer?
A: 5 years ago we moved to Vermont looking to leave the big city life behind us and change gears, both my husband and I really needed a  change and we both loved the idea of living in a small New England town, being close to nature, gardening and growing our own veggies, and enjoying a much quieter life. Vermont is such a special place, we’ve been loving it! Once we got here I knew I needed to start my own business, I started doing interior decorating but the market was too small and I ended up crafting while waiting around for clients… slowly I got into it more and more, using my long career as a Creative Director and Photo Stylist to enhance my business.

Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Feminine, colorful, eclectic, romantic – it’s hard to say. I think I have  a few styles going on that I fuse together. Having 3 boys, I crave for everything girly….

Q: What inspires you most?
A: Textiles (especially vintage and ethnic), art, interiors, movies, nature, and I love flowers… every week during the summer I make giant bouquets of flowers from my garden and they can inspire a whole collection.

Q: Do you ever create custom pieces?
A: I have a few customers that love my work and have great taste, if they want to make some changes to a piece and I like the idea I am happy to oblige, but I need to love it.

handmade vintage-inspired jewelry

Thanks Tamar for creating such pretty things!

Be sure to check out her shop to score a few goodies of your own. Tamar also has a great blog where she  hosts exclusive discounts and giveaways, shares her latest inspirations and chats about life in general… be sure to check it out!

Photo Credits:
All images © Nest Pretty Things