The Colors of Summer 2015 Are Out!

It’s almost time to place your winter warmers back in the attack and make room for this seasons summer shades! From glacier grey to scuba blue, we guarantee there is something for you, so look no further as we have the top 10 shades you don’t want to miss coming your way! This weeks shade guarantees to take you back to your childhood days of looking pretty in pink but here’s … Continued

Spring Back into Good Health!

Now that Spring Break is over and your body has had a week-long vacation away from the gym and healthy foods, it’s time to nourish you back to good health and shape for summer!  We know it’s tough to break up with carbs and sweets, but we’ve gathered a few tricks for you to get there.     BANANAS. Freeze and blend for a yummy soft-serve when you feel yourself … Continued

Pantone’s Color of the Month: Aqua

March is the month of aqua and what a beautiful hue it is for the season of spring! Carrying soothing vibrations of misty ocean air, aqua radiates peace, life, and tranquility. It is a color that recharges our spirits, relieves our stress, and promotes happiness. Being closer to green than blue, it is refreshing and cheerful while also being strong and independent. Being surrounded by aqua walls enhance creativity, focus, … Continued

Valentine’s Day

Ah, Valentine’s Day. We’re only 2 days away from the biggest love-fest of the year! Whether you’ll be staying in with a bottle of wine, some Chinese take-out, and a terrible rom-com, or succumbing to the cliche romantic candle-lit dinner with your significant other, we are throwing it back (it’s #throwbackthursday after all) to a few of our favorite red and pink dresses for your viewing pleasure in spirit of … Continued

Festival Fashion

Festival season is fast approaching in California and boy, are we excited! Each year, flocks of hundreds of thousands trek out to the desert for a weekend of incredible vibes and entertainment from top artists. But it’s not just about music under the desert sun. These festivals are a hotspot for fashion lovers to debut the boho-chic, summery outfits they’ve spent months putting together. As we are nearing April and … Continued

Women in Suits

What better way to stand out in a sea of elegant gowns and colorful frocks than to show up in a plain ‘ol pantsuit? We know “boring” and “masculine” come to mind, but red carpets are now seeing more of this business-casual look than the floor-length couture we’ve always expected. Women are borrowing from the boys and making it their own. With bold colors and silhouettes, this look has become chic … Continued

2015 Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala

Pantone has officially named Marsala as the 2015 color of the year! Inspired by the earthy wine, Marsala embodies sophistication and style. Its subtlety flatters a variety of skin tones. Pantone describes the color as “sensual and bold” and a “daringly inviting tone that nurtures…exuding confidence and stability while feeding the body, mind and soul.”       Marsala can be found in jewelry made of garnet, spinel, and tourmaline. … Continued

Solange Knowles’ White Wedding – Favorite Looks

We would like to congratulate Solange Knowles and Alan Fergusen on their marriage and thought we’d share with you our favorite looks from the white wedding. For more on looks of their wedding keep reading. The friends and family of Solange and video director Alan Fergusen gathered in New Orleans for the weekend of October 14 for the wedding ceremony. The entire family wore white, including Beyoncé, Jay Z and … 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

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

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Asters and Sapphires: September’s flower and stone

September is here and why not start the month off with the symbolic meanings of the birth flower, the aster, and the birthstone, the sapphire.   Let’s start with the flower.   The Aster symbolizes love, contentment, devotion and daintiness.  If you’ve been lucky to be born in September you are known to be devoted towards living a good life.  You like perfection in everything and you listen more and … 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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Bloom Showroom: The 6 month wrap-up

Bloom Showroom is changing! For today’s post, we wanted to get a little more personal with you and just talk about the life of the showroom, the direction we’re taking and the changes that happened in the past six months. A little wrap-up of the Bloom Showroom evolution, in a way… As you might have noticed, everything has been more active and high-speed. We’ve updated our logo and website to … Continued

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The Stone of the month – Peridot

The August birthstone: Peridot Every month, we present to you a different birthstone that’s characteristic and unique. The month of August actually has two stones: the peridot and the sardonyx. So today, we want to focus on the peridot but share a little bit about both of them. Let’s start with the main one, the peridot. The peridot is said to have magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares … 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