Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Woven Glamour

High Style Weaving

Weaving is the art of interlacing two distinct sets of threads with each other to form a fabric.  The designer behind Glamorosi, a couture jewelry brand, has taken the craft to another level.  Producing not clothes, but jewelries.

What's not to love?  This necklace is hand-woven in an open lace-like design and features two cuts of turquoise: rounds and drops. The drops are accented with sterling silver rounds and bead caps. 

The luxe collar is expertly finished with crimp covers and wire guards, and is secured by a box clasp inlaid with turquoise.

Every inch of this piece is definitely woven with style.

Available online at Glamorosi.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Lulu in Notting Hill

British-American Design

In the north-western corner of Hyde Park, in West London, England, you'll find Notting Hill.  The cosmopolitan district known for it's affluence.  That is where the designer of Une Petite Etoile* found her inspiration in creating the Lulu Dress for girls.

Now in Florida, Shelagh Nichols Traill, shows off her British roots with her modern designs that are uniquely practical and whimsical.  All designs are tested in her British-American household, ensuring that each product withstands the rigors of little people.  

Next time you stroll out with your little miss, do it 'Notting Hill' style.

Available online at Une Petite Etoile.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Human Factor

Chromosome Shirts

Chromosomes are pieces of coiled DNAs - the blueprints of our humanness.  It contains the genetic information that allows us to function, grow and reproduce.  

Xenotees' designs are as unique as the chromosomes they print on their apparel.  Each shirt is hand-screened with their own blueprint of utmost care.  So, get ready for a 'chromosomal crossover', known to be the time when chromosomes interact or recombine.  

Wear one and you'll soon be headed to the throne of casual fashion eminence.

Available online at Xenotees.

Monday, April 20, 2009

An Apple a Day

Fruity Earrings

Apple, the most cultivated tree fruit.  You can eat it raw, bake, juice or ferment it.  Perhaps dip it in chocolate, then sprinkle with crushed nuts.  Sounds delicious.  I recently found out, you can even mix it with chamomile tea to make tea.

It is loaded with nutritional benefits too.  We heard it million times, 'An apple a day keeps the doctor away'.  That famous proverb dates way back in 19th century Wales.  Apples are packed with anti-oxidants, vitamin C and fiber.  Research also suggests that it reduces cancer.

If those are not enough reasons to make you eat the crunchy produce, maybe you can start by wearing a pair in your ears.  Did I mention it's a great stress reducer too?  

You can't help but cheer up wearing these slices.

Available online at Diffraction.etsy.com

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Stellar Day

Spinner Rings
Stellar Day, known as the earth's rotation period relative to the fixed stars. Approximately 86,000 seconds of mean solar time.  Quite impressive isn't it.

And here's another notable find, 360 Jewels' Spinner Rings.  These rings have spinning mechanisms. Comprised of two rings where the inner one rotates.  Follow its turn and you'll see 20 carats of 132 precious stones in rhodium plated fine sterling silver.

There's no denying.  Your day will be more than stellar when you wear one of these.

Available online at 360jewels.com

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Meet Zoe

Bent and Beautiful
She's edgy but don't be mistaken.  In every curve, she is oozing with femme fatale.  Quaint as the historic state she hailed from, which is Pennsylvania.  She is fearless but fun loving.  Rock and roll is her cup of tea but she doesn't mind dressing up for an afternoon tea at all.

Always up for the challenge, she can adjust in whatever angle.  If you desire her to be a bangle, so be it she says.  Yearning to fancy that neck?  She'll dangle daintily as you wish.  Be honest, for she is not a fake.  Genuine sterling silver is her make.

Her name is Zoe.  Amy made her to last forever.

Available online at EsmaStudios.com

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Silver Linings

Atypical Crochet

Crochet, one of the world's earliest and most popular craft.  History dates it way back before the 1800s.   With a single hook, a fabric is created from threads of fiber.  Scarves, mittens, , afghans and doilies are its common end-products.   

Young designers today have appropriated their modern take on this ever evolving craft.  The medium no longer remains restricted to traditional yarns.  The outcome are not just the usual fiber accessories.  

Welcome to the 21st century crochet - where the hook does more than 'throws'.  We're seeing crochet's silver lining even brighter.  

In the meantime, let me have those silver earrings.

Available online at UrArtist.