Friday, March 25, 2011

So In Love With - Chamilia - Custom Jewelry


                                    About Chamilia 

        I first stumbled on Chamilia in Louisville KY, when an friend and I were browsing for gifts. We walked into one of their licensed retailers by chance and noticed the beads. I am a huge fan of Swarovski Crystals and anything that has anything to do with them! So you can all guess what I was drawn to first! but what I found was an absolutely ingenious company!  For Chamilia, the principle is simple: design is different here, as the lady behind the counter so proudly stated... and indeed it is! 

         The company was founded in 2002 by Killian Rieder and Jeff Julkowski on the premise of putting design into the hands of the customer. Killian, a former designer with fashion icon Polo, wanted this brand to be personalized to allow women to change and customize it to fit the mood, moment or occasion, like a chameleon that changes in its environment.

They launched Chamilia with a line of handcrafted beads of Italian Murano glass, colored stones, 14k gold and sterling silver that pair with beautifully designed companion bracelets, bangles and necklaces. The result is a fresh, contemporary twist on the richly remembered charm bracelet.

Today, Chamilia is fast becoming the “it” brand in the rapidly growing customized jewelry category. The company has a growing collection of 600+ beads and a successful Disney® partnership with an exclusive collection of authentic Disney beads not available anywhere else!

Chamilia supports communities and causes across the globe by introducing limited edition beads and donating a portion of the proceeds to support causes like Breast Cancer, Autism and world peace programs.

For those of you who are wondering! Yes, we did end up buying a beautiful bracelet for the lucky lady!

                                                                                                                          ~ S

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Altuzarra Fall 2011 Show

                                            Altuzarra Fall 2011 Show

Altuzarra Fall 2011 Show
Time: February 12, 2011 at 8:00pm
Location: Milk Studios, 450 West 15th Street, 2nd Floor
Stylist: Melanie Huynh
Hair: Paul Hanlon
Makeup: Tom Pecheux
Casting Director: Kannon Rajah
Models: Toni Garrn, Jourdan Dunn, Mirte Maas, Fei Fei Sun, Daria Strokous, Britt Maren, and Kasia Struss

             Joseph Altuzarra has fast become one of my favorite New York designers. His aesthetic changes so dramatically each season and yet maintains his inimitable tough-chic touch. Like star London designer Christopher Kane, Altuzarra is all about shedding last season’s skin and revealing something completely new — and it is so exciting to see what his vision for the new season is going to be. For fall ’11, the look was downright cool. Reworked motorbike jackets, zippers, and straps were rife throughout the collection, which was conceived principally in charcoal, black, and burgundy, broken up with a classic argyle print. Boots were knee-high and intimidating, with fur jutting out along the tongue, and unusual heels featured silver sparkly toes with fur ankle straps — no doubt just the thing for avant-garde magazine editorial shoots in the months to come.


Joseph Altuzarra:An Over night fashion sensation!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Balmain Fall 2011 Show

                                                 Balmain Fall 2011 Show

Balmain Fall 2011 Show
Time: March 3, 2011 at 3:00om
Designer: Christophe Decarnin
Stylist: Melanie Ward
Models: Natasha Poly, Carmen Kass, Kasia Struss, Britt Maren, Cameron Russell, Isabeli Fontana, and Iselin Steiro





Monday, March 7, 2011

Jimmy Choo Spring Summer 2011

Jimmy Choo SS11

A few Jimmy Choo Items We love! 

This 70s inspired sleek roomy day bag in sophisticated nude leather with minimal hardware and practical front pocket is perfect for sultry summer days

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This intricately woven Aztec clutch from this season's Catwalk Collection is an ecletic mix of wonderful textures with stud and swinging pom pom embellishment.

This super soft handbag in biker leather and elaphe trim is the perfect day bag for Spring Summer.

A gorgeous array of exquisite materials and colours ensure the only decision you have to make, is which pair to wear for the ultimate summer staple for beach glamour.

These wooden based pumps with leather straps are sexy and perfect for almost any summer look.

These exotic snake print sandals are a safari style classic.

Add some sparkle to any outfit with these iconic glitter fabric shoes.

Chic and luxurious in superfine printed cashmere, gauze and silk, the scarves reference the iconic brand signatures of animal prints, jacquard, camouflage and striking stars.
This luxurious cashmere scarf is now available in safari style zebra print.

Stand out in this striking Wool and Silk Blend Scarf available in Turquoise, Coral and Natural.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Hider Ackermann SS 2011 & FW 2011

Haider Ackermann’s lyrical collection began in Trappist silence, moved through stately seventeenth century chords, and ended on a strident modern note—and to a ringing crescendo of applause. 
The superbly paced show opened with austerely beautiful ensembles that layered different elements of black. Watteau-backed jackets or coats swung over satin-collared dressing gowns and hip-slouched pants, or skirts cut in artful spirals. These monochromatic looks were subtly punctuated with single elements of white, building to an all-white outfit, and eventually with elements of amethyst or mallard, until Ackermann sent out looks colored in extraordinary tonal nuances—layerings of teal green, forest green, kingfisher blue, and deep jade, for example—that proved him a master colorist.  - Vogue Magazine 

I loved several of the pieces, very dramatic I must say... Over all very seductive collections and Ackermann use of color combinations is absolutely B.r.i.l.l.i.a.n.t.... Although some of the pieces I had mixed feelings about I would defiantly wear most of what went down the run way! Great ideas for both your Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter wardrobe!