happy holidays and happy 2016!

happy holidays and happy 2016!

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Work It Wednesday: Fashion Miracles

Work It Wednesday: Fashion Miracles

Friends,

I’ve been in the retail and styling biz for a while now–I celebrated my four year anniversary as a personal stylist this July–but nothing of this sort has happened before.

While shopping with one of my clients (Hi Kathryn!), I found her a great pair of boot cut AG denim for ONE CENT. You read that correctly. Turns out the fashion stars aligned!

fashionmiracle

Fearless Fridays: Please Print

Fearless Fridays: Please Print

miramar3dpicThanks to Fashionista.com, I learned about Danit Peleg, the recent design graduate who used 3D printers to create her five piece collection.

I’m always excited to hear of a fashion designer that is interested in taking risks with new technology. I love Peleg’s philosophy behind her work. She states:

“I believe that technology will help democratize fashion and give designers more independence in the creation process.”

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Fearless Fridays: Alexis Bittar (aka my lucite love)

Fearless Fridays: Alexis Bittar (aka my lucite love)

More than four years ago when I worked as a Nordstrom personal stylist, I was introduced to Alexis Bittar’s jewelry. His fondness for vintage baubles (no doubt influenced by his antique collecting parents) is reflected in his use of lucite.

Alexis Bittar sword earrings

I was taken by the sculptural element of Bittar’s jewelry, and the use of color.
And in one of my first blog posts I showed how I liked mixing my vintage jewelry with his square bangles.

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My love for his aesthetic has expanded recently. Bittar used style icon Iris Apfel for his recent spring campaign. Using the ninety-four-year old aligns with his effort to broaden the fashion industry’s often narrow view of beauty.

Iris Apfel and Alexis Bittar

Who is your favorite jewelry designer?

Fearless Fridays: Treat Yourself

Fearless Fridays: Treat Yourself

Dear Friends,

We all deserve a little reward…  Why not indulge in something you wouldn’t normally gift yourself?

Also, don’t forget that Mother’s Day (May 10th) is right around the corner.

This is a great excuse to forward this to a loved one who never knows what to get you for the occasion. And make sure you mention which of the trio is your favorite. I’ve been a longtime admirer of Clare Vivier’s designs, especially when it comes to her clutch purses.  I love the bi-colored stripe down the middle, which makes it easy to coordinate with both blue and black.


This Calypso dress may have a simple silhouette, but with its sequins and elaborate paisley detailing, makes it quite the treat!  If you want to temper the sparkle during the day, throw a denim jacket over the shift dress and pair with nude sandals.

Here’s an item you may not have thought to accessorize with–a gift certificate of my services! I’d be happy to help with your sartorial needs and help you be thoughtful about what clothing you put on your body and in your closet.

my gift certificate

Sending love to all the mothers,

Miramar

A Peace Treaty

A Peace Treaty

 

Friends,

Most of you are aware that I LOVE knowing about up-and-coming fashion lines…  I am especially excited to come upon the accessories brand, A Peace Treaty.

 

a peace treaty scarves

For Farah Malik and Dana Arbib, APT is a product of their shared philosophy of peace.  Their goal is to not only employ artisans whose ancient crafting techniques can continue, but also support harmony in areas of the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa.  It’s worth noting that the owners practice what they preach–Malik is a Muslim and Arbib is Jewish.

This union translates into a beautiful ornamentation of scarves and jewelry.  The Tavla collection is inspired by the Op-Art movement and has a particular mod look.

a peace treaty white circular necklaceThe clear Eserazade necklace is made of resin and brass, which is handmade in India.  I enjoy the sculptural element to the design.

I love the illusion of your ears being spiked by the Tekneci earring–the two pieces actually screw on.

My favorite scarf is the Aurora Neon.  Made of crepe silk, this generous scarf has a graceful drape and lightness.  It can easily be worn with denim, or as an evening shawl.

a peace treaty square scarf model

Why not shop for beautiful adornments that also have threads of social consciousness?  Visit apeacetreaty.com!