Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fashion Trends: Accessories III - Headbands  

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Ok... so headbands might not be in the sytlebook for this spring BUT! I just got a haircut and I can barely make a ponytail so... for the first time in my life (not including when I was a kid lol) I am going to wear a headband! Of course, I don't have any, so I turned my head to Etsy to see if I could find any I liked.
I am all for thin headbands that are not too obvious lol - no fascinators (at least not until I get used to wearing headbands).

Headbands and hair pins, the things I am gonna need most these days (and probably for a long time cause I love this new haircut lol)!

headbands


Sellers, left to right, top to bottom, are: branchaccessories, MGMart, dandyapple, TenThings, GaiaTroveChicago, adventuresofjr

So... any recommendations for me?
I might make my own headband of braided silk threads =)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Fashion Trends: Accessories II - Gloves  

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Gloves!
But not any kind of gloves... fetiche gloves are, as usual, leather gloves. This time, the extra long version with short sleeved tops, the more classic ones and the casual look ones, all of them are fashionable this season!
I know Spring is here and the cold is leaving.. but until it is really gone, why not wear a pair of super soft and lovely leather gloves? =)

And here is a small selection that I found in Etsy:

Gloves

Sellers, left to right, top to bottom, are: pafiberartist, CassiesAttic, BackThennishVintage, BackThennishVintage, sodear, riina6undesign

I hope you like them! I haven't worn gloves all this winter, only once or twice lol Not beacuse it wasn't cold, but because I kept forgetting them!!

Also, I have open dates for Giveaways from next week on if anyone is interested! If anyone wants to giveaway an item or gift certificate, please contact me (email at the bottom of left column)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Monday Giveaway - Springtime Necklace!  

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This week: Springtime Necklace by 6Carmen6


I love to see out of the ordinary beaded jewelry! =) Love this design. Really fresh.

With this necklace you can feel like it's spring already. The pendant has all the beautiful colors of spring: mauve, turquoise, purple and light pink plus all the beads are in a flower shape. Very hippi-like, isn't it?

I used perfect bohemian firepolished beads and japanese seed beads. The pendant is on a silver plated chain which closes with a heart shaped toggle clasp.

Size:
Pendant: 1.2"
Chain: 18.5

Rules to enter:

  1. Visit 6Carmen6' shop and pick a favourite item.
  2. Leave a comment in this post with your favourite item and a way to contact you (email or etsy link. Leave a contact or I won't be able to place you in the draft).
  3. I will select the winner from the comments with a random number generator.
This giveaway ends 22nd March at midnight EST. Good luck!




If you are a seller and want to offer an item for a giveaway, contact me (see contact details in last section of left column)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Fashion Trends: Accessories I - Bracelets  

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I'm back with much more fashion for you guys! And I think you will love this one. Or at least I will =)
I have always loved to wear all kind of bracelets, specially cuffs. In fact, I have tons of them (ehem, and even more earrings!!) and love to wear them in spring & summer.
But don't worry, you can also wear them in fall & winter. Just wear them over the sleeves of your turtle neck shirts. Fantastic look!

So what is in this season for bracelets? Basically: Rocker Cuffs. Big leather bracelets/cuffs with buckles, and metal. They are cool because they can be worn anywhere and with almost any trend or look. (well, probably they wouldn't match too well with a formal suit lol)

See a few examples I found in Etsy:

cuffs

Sellers, left to right, top to bottom are: sewlutionsbyamo, ShiStudio, urbanheirlooms, hollyhawk, fosterweld, AnvilArtshop, LeatherFromtheAbyss, RADCOW, prairiejeweler

Do you wear this kind of cuffs? I do! Believe me, they can make any outfit stand out. I really recommend them for the jeans and tshirt girls out there. ;)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Monday Giveaway - Winner's choice!  

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Hello!!!

I am back to blogging-life after an exhausting week and I bring you a new giveaway:

Winner's choice up to $20 from EarthsOpulence's shop


EarthsOpulence shop is full of fantstic earrings, necklaces and bracelets!
The winner will get an item of his choice up to $20 from EarthsOpulence's shop.

Rules to enter:

  1. Visit EarthsOpulence' shop and pick a favourite item.
  2. Leave a comment in this post with your favourite item and a way to contact you (email or etsy link. Leave a contact or I won't be able to place you in the draft).
  3. I will select the winner from the comments with a random number generator.
This giveaway ends 15th March at midnight EST. Good luck!




If you are a seller and want to offer an item for a giveaway, contact me (see contact details in last section of left column)

Friday, March 6, 2009

VivaLaModa Issue #2!  

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The new issue of VivaLaModa (the handmade fashion online zine) is out!!!

You can read it here: http://www.vivalamoda.co.cc

This second issue has 88 pages full of goodies picked by 20 collaborators.
Again, it focuses on handmade/vintage fashion and includes articles like Get the look of, decoration ideas, fashion trends, kids trends, makeup, tutorials, recipes and much much more!!

I specially love the designer spotlight (this issue the designer interviewed is Bonzie, also on the cover), get chuck's look (Chuck from Pushing daisies) and Queen of Cards (photoshoot made by Isis for the magazine with items from european etsy sellers).

I really hope you like it! Don't forget to check the amazing collaborators and advertisers that made this magazine idea a real thing.

If anyone wants to spread the word about the magazine, you can grab a banner at:
http://www.vivalamoda.co.cc/link.html

And if anyone wants to advertise in the next issue, find information and rates here:
http://www.vivalamoda.co.cc/advertise.html

So, do you like it? Any topic ideas for next issue?

If you like it and want to know when the next one is out, subscribe!

See a smaller version of the magazine here. Please visit the website to see the full version.





I know I have really neglected the blog these last days! I feel really bad about it lol I was so busy with the magazine... But expect lots of fashion from now on, starting with: accessories! Oh, and there will be more giveaways ;)