Ralph and Duchess Ear Cuff; $120.00
For some reason, I never thought about the possibility of ear… adornment (err?) aside from actual earrings. Call me old fashioned.
But these “ear cuffs” from jewelry line Ralph and Duchess are… pretty awesome, I must say. The brand’s brain is that of Rochelle Goldberg (and its muses, Ralph and Duchess, the names of her pet rabbits. Aw! ♥) and from what I can tell, this gal knows her stuff.
I like how the cuff incorporates just enough of an edge to intrigue, sans the whole trashy-biker-chick twinge (are you picturing the ear cuffs with the chains? Yeah…). Love. Goldberg gets it right by incorporating feminine flowers into her design, rendering her pieces more Midsummer Night’s Dream than motorcycle. I’d certainly wear one of these!
It looks like the official site for the brand may be experiencing some technical difficulties at the moment (it won’t load for me), but I’ve linked these to another online store where you can purchase (in bronze, not silver, however). But I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before it’s back up and running. I am also sure that there are cheaper versions of the same thing floating around out there (these go for around $120.00)… ETSY anyone?
I could see this trend sticking around for a while… ! ♥
Posted in Accessories, Trends
Tagged Ear cuffs, ETSY, ETSY jewelry, Fashion blog, Fashion expert, Jewelry trends, Ralph and Duchess, Rochelle Goldberg, Spring 2010 trends, Style blog, Style expert, Trendy jewelry
And they said it couldn't be done...
I usually shy away from posting pics of myself, but I had to share my latest find. Harem pants that:
1. Don’t cost a fortune (they are now on sale for only $29.00, to be exact!)
2. Can be CUSTOM-MADE to fit your bod (yes, ETSY is behind all this)
3. Don’t make you look like an ass
The trick here is that these are actually leggings. That’s right: I’m wearing booties in this pic! Incroyable, non? Behind this awesome creation is Francesca of Babooshka Boutique. She’s got all SORTS of stuff to whet your whistle. Yeah, that Gold Studded Black Turban? You KNOW I snagged that sucker too.
And this mini (in garnet)…
SOMEBODY STOP ME.
Posted in On a budget, Trends
Tagged Affordable trends, Babooshka Boutique, ETSY, Harem pants, Mini, Mini-skirt, On a budget, Trends, Trends on a budget, Turban
I am taking a break from sifting through Fashion Week craziness to plug a friend’s fantastic handiwork. My friend Stephanie Kao creates beautiful pieces of all sorts. Amongst them: ceramics, hair ornaments, and toys. You simply must stop by her website and/or ETSY shop to purchase a unique item for a price that is kind of unbelievable.
Stephanie’s original designs and collaboration projects with Robert Siegel Ceramics are beautiful—delicately intricate yet wonderfully modern. Plus, since when can you get a handmade, hand-painted, originally designed item for in and around 35 bucks? Hmm, probably since never, so what more do you want–breakfast in bed?
Yellow Daffodil Fish Scale Headband; $12.00
MTO Art Nouveau Yellow Lace on Black Porcelain Bowl; $35.00!
Stocking stuffers, anyone? Paloma the Prairie Panda with Spotted Feathers/Yellow Rose; $12.00
And yes, that appears to be me donning some of her adorable hair ornaments. Take my expert advice when I say they are as cute in real life as they are here. Would I lie to you? I think not!
So you think you can model? Flamingo Pink Floret Band; $14.00