Designer Interview: Katie Whittemore of Haarstick Jewelry

Haarstick Jewelry is designed for that modern girl who has a bit of a rebellious side and some serious downtown edge. The clean, geometric-inspired designs are meant to accentuate the wearer’s strong independent style and always make a statement. Designer Katie Whittemore was born in NYC, went to school in Boston and made Los Angeles her home for years (a true city girl at heart) before moving back to the … Continued

Favorite Celebrity Halloween Costumes

Halloween is this Friday! We thought we’d show some of our favorite costumes worn by celebrities found in Elle magazine. Hopefully they will provide some inspiration for your costumes this weekend. For more on Halloween costumes keep reading. Nicki Minaj                             Cruella De Ville           Marie Antoinette     Minnie Mouse           … Continued

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National Color Day

Happy National Color Day! We are so grateful for our world of color because what would we do without it? We’d like to dedicate this blog post to color and show you some wonderful fashion items you can wear to show your appreciation for the colors in your life!     National Color Day is celebrated every year on October 22. Colors affect us in so many ways from behavior … Continued

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Designer Interview: Amanda Jordyn Designs

Amanda Jordyn Designs was created by two innovative and creative young girls, Amanda (age 14) and Jordyn (age 12). With the guidance of their mothers, Jacqueline and Rachel, Amanda Jordyn Designs blossomed into a business of creating and selling beautiful and unique jewelry. The women pair Ethiopian metals from a free trade company that employs women as well as using colorful gemstones to form elegant and original pieces. Additionally, Amanda … Continued

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October Birthstone – Opals and Tourmalines

To welcome in October, we’d like to inform you of this month’s two birthstones. To learn more, keep reading! There are two birthstones for October: Opal and Tourmaline. First we’ll start with the Opal. Opal is a soft stone that is easily reshaped by heat. They range in colors from white, black, orange, green, red, and blue. They are famous for their flashing of colors when moved – often showing … Continued

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Fall Fashion Trends

Fall Is Officially Here! Last week we wiped our tears and said goodbye to summer, but we are now so excited! For our favorite fall fashion trends and activities to do this season keep reading.   First, lets start off with our favorite fashion trends! As the weather cools down, cozy up by the fire in your favorite knits. Pick some up from our designer Mere Basics, whose beautiful layering … Continued

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Designer Interview: Joanna Morgan from Joanna Morgan Designs

Joanna Morgan is an independent jewelry designer, infusing her passion of art and design with creativity and fashion. Her attention to current fashion trends and main goal of providing women with versatile and stylish jewelry have lead her to create timeless pieces that can be worn everyday. Most of her work is created from silver or brass, and most are embellished with semi precious stones and cultured pearls. Joanna’s passion … Continued

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Sustainability in the Jewelry Industry

“When life gives you hands, make handmade!” To learn more about sustainability in the jewelry industry read more. First off, let’s define sustainability and what that means in the jewelry industry. Sustainability is a practice of not being harmful to the environment and not being wasteful of natural resources. In the jewelry industry, this entails using natural recycled materials to create pieces as well as being aware of the environment … Continued

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Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week

The Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week kicked off on September 4, 2014 showcasing the upcoming Spring and Summer trends from the most innovative and talented designers of today. Read more for how the week went and what trends we loved! Designers such as Aron Rose, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Francesca Liberatore, J. Mendel, Michael Kors, and Vera Wang among several others gathered in New York to show off their best designs of the … Continued

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The Maxi Dress: A Summer Must-Have

Only a couple more weeks of summer left, and we’re trying to soak it all in! Don’t let your beautiful summer maxi dresses go to waste, wear them out while you can! If you’re wondering where to get one of your own, or where to wear one, keep reading!     Enjoy the end of summer in an elegant and fashionable way – starting with your maxi dress of course.  … Continued

Designer Interview: ETSI, mother-daughter clothing line

The designer Interview, brand new feature on the Blog After portraying several designers here on the blog, we thought about a way to make it more creative and interesting for our readers. So, here is a brand new column of exclusive designer interviews to get to know each and every one of them in a more intimate setting and letting them do the talking. Who they are, what inspires them, … Continued

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Designer Interview – Louise Farnay, handbags designer from Hong-Kong

The designer Interview, brand new feature on the Blog After portraying several designers here on the blog, we thought about a way to make it more creative and interesting for our readers. So, here is a brand new column of exclusive designer interviews to get to know each and every one of them in a more intimate setting and letting them do the talking. Who they are, what inspires them, … Continued

Designer Focus: Tanya Scheer

You might have noticed a lot of new faces have joined the showroom lately. This period has been very flourishing for us, and we’ve taken on many new brands that we are glad to represent! Latest addition to our portfolio is Tanya Scheer, a ready-to-wear dress label. Tanya’s style is very simple yet playful. She uses various types of fabrics and colors, as well as fun prints and original stripes. … Continued

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The Closet Whisperer: World Travel Edition

After this 4th of July weekend, summer is really starting and we couldn’t be more excited! To celebrate the beginning of the season, we wanted to create a travel edition and illustrate what you should pick from your closet depending on your holiday destination. 1. A 100% American trip A classic boho fringe bag (Louise Farnay), a red necklace (Natalie Frigo), everything American-flag, a pair of classic Tom’s and some accessories … Continued

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The Color Edit: Pantone Aurora Red

Spring is all about colors, and color-block is our favorite thing… Today, we want to talk about a passionate and daring color: red. Red is the symbol of courage and passion, therefore it’s often worn by fiery women who are not afraid to make a statement and be themselves. It also symbolizes joy and happiness, so show off a little red sometimes, it can only be good for you! Now in … Continued

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The Closet Whisperer: Episode 2

The Closet Whisperer goes wild! Hello there! It’s been a while since we’ve done a closet post. Ok, so the last time, we’ve cleaned up our wardrobe for the arrival of spring. Now, let’s dig deeper into outfit choices and dresscode. Say you’re invited to a weekend getaway where you know there will be lots of nature, outdoor activities and probably very few fancy occasions to show off your glitter … Continued

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On the Agenda: New space Official Photoshoot

Bloom Showroom photoshoot It’s official, we’re at the Cooper Building, in our brand new showroom space, and we couldn’t be more excited! We finally unpacked, set up everything and we’re back to work, more motivated than ever to make our designers bloom and flourish! The new showroom has a very industrial look with pipes and lights on the ceiling and white concrete walls. With that in mind, we wanted to keep … Continued

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The Closet Whisperer / Episode 1- Spring Fashion

The weather is getting warmer and this reminds us that spring is starting. Like your body, your closet probably needs a serious fashion cleanse. Time to go back to the basics, and make a list of the Spring 2014 Essentials. Let’s talk colors, shapes and prints! Think clean, simple and casual. We don’t want to overdo it. Denim shorts, a white top and some boho accessories will do the trick … Continued

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Monthly Picks – September Favorites

Labor Day weekend and the beginning of September, as we all know, marks the end of summer.  It’s back to school for students and summer vacations are for the most part finished.  In some areas, it’s even starting to get a little chilly.  In Los Angeles, on the other hand, it’s just starting to get hot – like really hot! Therefore, starting to think about fall and new fall clothing, … Continued

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Handmade, Sustainable and Eco-Friendly

More and more we hear about how to help the environment, about products that are now eco-friendly, and how big name designers are creating eco-friendly collections.  There are lots of websites, blogs, etc. informing us how to live sustainably and environmentally responsible.  One of my go to sites is EcoSalon. In my opinion this is all great – whatever can be done to make our world a better place, I’m all for it! When … Continued

A Love Affair with Color

As I was walking to work the other day, all of my 3 minute commute to the showroom, I realized that I love what I do!  I love being able to work with new emerging designers and help them get out into the accessory world. And, for the most part the last few months have been great!  The showroom has opened some great new accounts and has also signed on … Continued

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It’s a wallet, it’s a cuff, it’s a wristlet!

We have two great new designers that have joined the showroom in the last month, so I’m going to try and post twice this week so everyone can see them quickly.  Today’s post is all about Miventi Wristlets.      What’s a wristlet you ask?  It’s a great new invention (patent pending) that combines fashion and function.  It’s a fashionable cuff with a pocket to carry some essentials  . .  . a credit card and id.  No … Continued