Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Awesome Blossom!

Adriana Carador holds a very special place in my heart. The collection does, and also the designer. Every piece she comes out with blows me away.

I fall in love with a photo and then see the pieces in person and find that they are huge and glamorous. Now the Dark Blossom Ring is creeping up behind Lasik surgery on my "must have" list. I just got this image about five minutes ago, the price isnt even listed yet. You love this, I know you do! How could you not? Its goth, its dark, its glamour, its love its FABULOUS!!!

Just take a minute and stare at this. Ahhhhh, love. True love.

Friday, December 5, 2008

This Holiday Season Make it Crystal, Not Cristal.

The more I look through this collection of fabulous, hand crafted jewelry by designer Kirtsen Goede, the more I realize its just what I have needed for my jewelry box! This Citron necklace is by far one of my favorites. A simple sterling silver chain featuring groupings of vibrant Swarovski crystal makes this piece extremely versatile. Currently, I am wearing the Grape one and have been stopped many times with 'I LOVE this, where did you get it?" It comes in five colors and you can choose your own combo!

The thing about Kirsten's collection, Objets d'Envy, is that blends nicely with any style. It has a simplistic feel, but also glams up nice when paired for an evening out. I also am obsessed with the Parfum Drop Necklace. Its just awesome. One large crystal dangling down waiting to be coveted by all. It comes in three shades of crystal on a long sterling silver chain. This is for $245, but if you are looking for the same look but for less, she offers the Galaxie at $70, which isn’t set the way the Parfum is, but is still a gorgeous crystal drop.

Objets d'Envy is online at Click "new" for the new pieces ( as if you needed me to tell you that!).

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Invest in Students, Not Handbags.


Nonprofit Partners with Local Business Volunteers to Teach Kids

New York, NY - In a time when much of our nation's resources are directed at finding new solutions for an ailing economy, volunteers from New York businesses such as From Scratch, Spoon & Fork, W Magazine and Bank of America are working with Citizen Schools, a nonprofit organization that operates a national network of apprenticeship programs, to train the next generation on how to make a business thrive.

From this program came Project 116, created and taught by From Scratch Product Designer Shien-Ru Tsao and Spoon & Fork Creative Director, Chez Bryan Ong. The 11-week apprenticeship engaged students in hands-on learning that makes a direct connection to students' lives and is often missing from today's classroom. Students working with Shien-Ru and Bryan formed three companies- NARUTO, HARLEM X and T.L.L.J.- and each company has designed a set of fashionable, eco -friendly tote bags.

On December 4th, at the WOW! event, these students will unveil their tote bags and employ their recently-learned marketing and sales techniques to encourage attendees to vote for their favorite designs. The three designs that get the most votes will be produced and sold online. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Citizens Schools to support more hands-on learning projects for eager middle school students!

To RSVP for the WOW! event and meet the students and teachers, email and indicate "Project 116" in the subject line. Contact for further information on the programs.