KICKING OFF NYFW with Victoria Justice

Seen on the scene at W Magazine IT Girl Luncheon. The beautiful Victoria Justice on her way to the luncheon wore the “Roxy Belt” by Lovestrength. The luncheon was filled with amazing ladies as they all gathered around admiring one another being served appetizers from the waiters. Laughter and love shown on their faces. Victoria Justice attended the IT Girl luncheon and shows us a wonderful way to portray one’s self … Continued

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Pre-Fall Trend: Hardware, Studs & Grommets

According to Accessories magazine, this fall we’ll be seeing metallic studs and grommet hardware accents on everything from handbags to hair clips. You can find a variety of pieces representing this trend to stock up on your own with examples from our stunning belt line by Lovestrength!      Everest Belt- 100% genuine embossed leather with antique brass finish hardware and charms     Drifter Belt- 100% genuine leather front, roller buckle … Continued

La Vie En Rose

“I love you, you are heavenly, you are my secret love,” Is what a Rose would say if it could speak. The month of June celebrates the rose as its birth flower. For the longest time, Roses have been the most popular flowers in the world for gift giving purposes. The favored rose is known as the flower of love and comes in a variety of colors ranging from red … Continued

Best Innovative Looks At Met Gala 2016

This year’s theme at the Met Gala- Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology- was a tough theme to dress for, however there were some standout celeb looks who made it work. While wearable tech is not making Met Gala worthy gowns just yet, that doesn’t mean there can’t be cross collaborations with designers and tech companies to bring about new innovative gowns. Karolina Kurkova The designers of Marchesa … Continued

Flower of the month – Water Lily

As the beautiful month of July is close to its end, it was impossible for us not to talk about the birth flower of certainly one of the most favorite months of the year: the water lily!     The water lily refers to eloquence and purity of the heart. Others will tell you the water lily stands for perfect beauty. This water plant often blooms at night, its perfume … Continued

Be a Gypsy Queen

She had the soul of a gypsy, the heart of a hippie, the spirit of a fairy… You may have spotted since the beginning of 2015 that the gypsy look is still this summer’s hot trend! Before getting into detail on what the gypsy look is, let’s have a quick look at history to see where the term comes from and what the gypsy philosophy consists of.     Gypsy … Continued

The Hottest Summer Vacation Destinations

You’ve been working your butt off all year and now it’s time to take a break and go on that vacation you’ve been saving up for. Whether you want to relax on the beach, go on an adventure or party, we have the perfect destinations for you to choose from! Beaches For so many people, summer equals beaches. What better way to get away from the real world than with a margarita in … Continued

Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day 2015 The smell of BBQ’s fills the air, families lay out picnics wherever they can find a free spot of grass and there is a steady flow of alcohol thorughout the day. However, let’s take a second to pay our respects and remember the real reason we get the day off from work and school.   A Little Trip Through History… On the last Monday in May we celebrate the lives … Continued

Hosting the Perfect Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving coming up next week, we thought we’d share some tips on being the perfect host and how to do it in style! Valentino Garavani shared 6 tips on how to be the perfect dinner party host: Getting the right crowd – For Thanksgiving, surround yourself with friends and family to spend the day with. Dress up the table – Set the mood with your fancy kitchenware, napkins, and … Continued

November Birthstones: Topaz and Citrine

As we welcomed November last week, we thought we’d tell you about the month’s two birthstones:  Topaz and Citrine. Topaz comes in a variety of colors. It is often confused with quartz, although they are made up of different minerals. The archetype of a prized topaz is called Imperial Topaz, which embodies an orange color with pink undertones. This stone also comes in shades of yellow, pink, purple, orange and … Continued

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On the Agenda: the Brazil Fifa World Cup

I think everyone can say for sure, we’re well aware of the World Cup going on right now in Brazil. We’ve seen the games, we’ve heard the crowds. It’s on! But let’s focus on the country more than the game itself. Brazil is a very interesting and rather unique country in terms of culture, population and traditions. And one thing is sure, beauty and fashion are celebrated every day over there! … Continued

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The Stone of the month: The pearl

The June Birthstone: the pearl “Who comes with summer to this earth And owes to June her hour of birth A pearl should wear against her skin Who’s innocence many a heart shall win.” The pearl is very different from other birth gems because it’s not technically a stone. It’s the only jewel that results from a living organism. The word Pearl is derived from the Latin word “pirum” which means … Continued

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On the Agenda: The Cannes Film Festival Report

Cannes Film Festival: Red Carpet and Behind the Scenes It’s been a week of movies, red carpets, fashion statements and glamorous beach parties… Yes, the Cannes Film Festival is happening. The 67th edition of this legendary event has kept its promises. Fashion and glamour are everywhere, and we’ve selected a few of our favorites moments from the past 7 days. After this review of what’s been happening on the red … Continued

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Culture of Jewel – ‘Berber Women of Morocco’ Exhibit in Paris

The Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent in Paris is dedicating its 21st exhibition to Berber Women of Morocco and showcasing the different types of adornment and their evolution. The mission of the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent is to conserve garments, haute couture accessories and sketches that testify to Yves Saint Laurent’s creativity, organize exhibitions: fashion, painting, photography and drawing among others and support artistic, cultural … Continued

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The Flower of the month – Sweet Pea

Spring is in full bloom The April flower is the sweet pea. Sweet pea is a flowering plant, native to Sicily in the south of Italy and the Aegean Islands. It first appeared in the 17th century. The sweet pea is an annual flower that appears in a wide range of pastel colors and also blooms in two-tone varieties and symbolizes blissful pleasure or departure which explains the message “Thank … Continued

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The Stone of the Month – Aquamarine

From Ancient times, men and healers have believed that gemstones have mystical powers which affect our physical or emotional well being. Birthstones, or gemstones, and their attributes are related to signs of the Zodiac and months of birth. The Aquamarine is the traditional birthstone for the month of March. The Aquamarine can usually be found in countries like Brazil, Nigeria, Zambia, Madagascar and Ukraine. The word Aquamarine is derived from … Continued

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Our Designers at the Grammys

Just before I dash off to Vegas for Accessories the Show, I wanted to post some exciting news.  The last couple of weeks were busy for us here at BLOOM. First we met with Brandon and Savannah, the teen brother / sister pop duo.  Savannah fell in love with one of our designers Liz Henry Jewelry and ended up buying two great necklaces to wear all the time, the Toni necklace and the Bent Bar … Continued