I stopped into the Aldo accessories boutique yesterday afternoon after scoring a serious shoe bargain next door at Century 21, and just fell in love this glittery pink handbag shaped like a pair of luscious lips! This beautiful bag is compact, yet roomy enough to hold a decants amount of your crap besides just a smart phone and wallet, and includes a slender shoulder strap for cross body accretion. OMG so cute. Get yours at Aldo, located at 470 Broadway (and other locations – Google them!) in Manhattan, or buy it online for $45.00 at This Link!
Summer is in full swing here in the city, and warm weather fashions mean you are showing off more skin. Maybe you are thinking that it’s the perfect time to enhance your summer looks with a few pieces of fine jewelry that you can continue to wear all year long. I know just the plce you should go: the John Hardy boutique on Prince Street in SoHo. Their jewelry is gorgeous and their sale staff is friendly an knowledgeable. Best of all, each piece of jewelry is handmade, so the quality is unmatched.
Established on the island of Bali in Indonesia in 1975, John Hardy is dedicated to the creation of ultimate beauty through artisan hand-crafted jewelry. Their master artisans honor original craft through the perfection of modern design, creating timeless one-of-a-kind pieces that are brilliantly alive.
Founder John Hardy, an artist and visionary, first visited Bali in the 1970s and was enchanted by the island’s sublime beauty. There, he founded an authentic collective with local artisans and, since inception, the company has remained passionately committed to community, artisanship and sustainability.
Each of John Hardy’s distinctive collections convey evocative symbolism and honor the transmission of creative energy from the artisan to the wearer. More than jewelry — an eternal connection to the source of inspiration. For the seekers, the explorers, the storytellers. Let’s take look at what a selection of the designs you’ll find at their store in SoHo.
Precious and Tranquil, each piece in the Bamboo Collection reveals elegance and adaptability, and gives back through John Hardy’s “Wear Bamboo, Plant Bamboo” initiative, which ensures the planting of bamboo seedlings in Bali with each sustainable, luxury jewelry purchase, celebrating respect of the earth.
With no beginning and no end, the textured and symmetrical spheres of the Dot Collection epitomize boundless love and infinite possibility. For these earrings, the ancient technique of hand-hammering metal produces lustrous, textured surfaces with a hint of the exotic
Assorted Silver Cuffs from the Dot Collection
Each tiny circle is applied by hand by dedicated artisans.
The Cobra shedding its skin is a powerful manifestation of the creative life force of reincarnation. Wear items in the Legends Cobra collection to invoke transformation, renewal and vitality.
The spirit of the Macan, or Tiger, is known for its ferocity and perseverance. Wear Legends Macan designs to be imbued with courage, strength and passion.
This unique clutch converts to a cross-body bag with an attachable chain strap, which is included.
John Hardy also makes variety of jewellery styles just for men.
There is really so much to see at the John Hardy Boutique, only a small fraction of which is shown in this post. It is almost like visiting jewelry museum.
Each friendly and informed associate can answer any question you have and is there to ensure that you choose a piece of jewelry that speaks to you. Why not plan to visit John Hardy today?
John Hardy Boutique is Located at 118 Price Street in SoHo, NYC. For other locations and more information on the Collections, please visit This Link!
Paco Rabanne was first known as an accessories designer and his work was regularly featured in the pages of magazines such as Elle and Harper’s Bazaar. This bag was likely made after the designer has started his clothing line. It shows how his idea of “futuristic armor” was translated into an eye-catching accessory
Photographed in the Museum at FIT
If you’ve ever attempted to take posed photos of young children, then you know how difficult it is to get them to look at the camera. Seriously, it is like trying to pose a worm. Fortunately, there are camera accessories called Camera Buddies or Lens Friends to assist you with keeping a child engaged and happy while you snap away!
While attending the recent PhotoPlus Expo in NYC, I just had to stop at the booth for Phoxi Tog, who make line of vibrantly-colored camera buddies called Phoxi Friends. They caught my attention right away!
Phoxi Friends Camera Lens Wraps are a line of insanely cute photography tools designed for those who shoot portraits of kids. These patented, eye-catching accessories are different from any other camera lens wrap or lens buddy on the market.
Phoxi Friends are designed to help you capture a child’s attention without having to waste your energy singing, dancing, waving your hands, and making strange noises. The patented design has a soft plush stuffed toy on one end (that also includes a built-in squeaker), with the other end serving as a flexible tail that can wrap around any camera lens you use. The tail can also extend the toy to interact playfully with the child. Kids do have a short attention span, and with a nice selection of critters available, you can switch it up and wrap a different Phoxi friend around your lens to keep the smiles coming. Some kids are very shy, and this tool is a great icebreaker!
See the full line of Phoxi Friends lens wrap designs, and purchase online, at This Link!
Splash Out Melly is the official name of this smart clutch bag designed by Kate Spade. Made of Hologram PVC and engraved with the Kate Spade New York signature, this fierce clutch has a frame closure (14-karat light gold-plated hardware) with Shark Fin bauble and optional chain shoulder strap that folds inside the bag. Features one interior slide pocket with detail that reads: “Beware of Sharks.” We love it.
Price: $278.00. What a bargain.
There are many things I love when it comes to vacation time, but mostly, I Love Not Camping! If you, like me, prefer a fancy hotel to sleeping in a tent and combating bugs with a survival knife and not having a bathroom or having to use survival tools to eat canned food, maybe you want to own this cosmetics bag that expresses your feelings? Own it for just $16.95 at This Link !
Hey what’s up. I want to talk to you about my new sneakers. Not too long ago, I was given a couple of pairs of Shwings ‘shoe wings’ accessories to write about for The Gig. And then, even more recently, my friend Heather gave me a new pair of Hot Pink Converse sneakers. So, that was pretty good timing, because it meant I could put the Shwings on the Sneakers and make with the blogging. Win Win!
These are the sneakers that Heather gave me. How rad are they? Heather is the best. Not only do they look great but they fit perfectly and feel like little clouds on my feet.
This is my right foot in the Pink Converse Sneaker with the black studded Shwing laced onto the shoe. Don’t I look like I could take off and fly around the room? Sure I do.
These Shwings make my new shoes look completely fucking insane. I love them.
But you know what they say: Shwings. Makes old shoes new. Makes new shoes fly.
I believe this statement to be true.
In the two years since its inception, the Shwings brand has expanded to worldwide distribution and has grown from just twelve wings to over 150 styles in an array of fun shapes and colors. Shwings accessories can now be found in a variety of retailers, from luxury boutiques and concept stores to your local toy shop or convenience store. Shwings has gained worldwide popularity as a fun, affordable brand for people of all ages. You can also shop online for Shwings at This Link! Shwings bring smiles to people’s faces and fill them with a warm fuzzy feeling — life is FUN.