California Babe

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We can’t help but dig the care free California West-Coast style.  We’ve created two looks which are sure to get you through a sunny day on the town and are perfect for a bonfire at the beach.

California Babe

Forgotten Hollywood Beauties

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One day you’re hot the next you’re not.  Hollywood has come a long way since the first motion picture was created on March 10, 1910 (that’s almost 103 years ago to date).  Since then the film industry has been the cause and result of a demand for on-screen entertainment.  We can’t help but fall in love with classic hollywood beauties, where in their day they had the world in the palm of their hand.  To these gals there was no such thing as too much fur or too many diamonds- at any time of the day.

Judy Garland 1922-1949

Judy Garland 1922-1949
Played Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz classic that we all have seen.

Betty Davis (1944) 1908-1989

Betty Davis (1944) 1908-1989

Vivien Leigh 1913-1967

Vivien Leigh 1913-1967
Gone with the Wind, Ceasar and Cleopatra

Gloria Swanson1899-1983 The most famous silent movie actress of all time

Gloria Swanson
1899-1983 The most famous silent movie actress of all time

Gene Tierney 1920-1991

Gene Tierney 1920-1991

 

Viva Las Vegas….MAGIC in the air

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Two weeks ago we had the pleasure visiting Las Vegas for the first time, a trip which consisted of business but mostly pleasure (what do you expect, it’s Vegas). It was very hard not to be amazed by how large of a scale everything was, after all it’s go big or go home in every sense of the word when your in the Las Vegas playground.

We attended the MAGIC trade show along with the other shows that are occuring at the same , PROJECT, ENK, The TENTS, POOL, and PLATFORM.  Each one carefully curated with some of the best selections of clothing, footwear and accessories that we have ever seen.  The booth set ups were out of this world and one thing is for sure, a lot of thought and design goes into a shows of this size.

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POOL

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Sail Away…

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Sail Away...

Sperry Top-Sider halter top swimsuit / Sperry Top-Sider leather pumps / Sperry Top-Sider colorful shoes / Sperry Top-Sider colorful shoes / Betsey Johnson / Sperry Top-Sider sperry top sider / Topshop nail polish, $7.53 / Women’s Authentic Original 2-Eye Boat Shoe / Sperry Top-Sider Bahama Boat Shoe

Blown Glass Amazement

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Blown glass is a technique which has literally been used for centuries.  It was first discovered in The Middle East in 20 B.C changing the use of glass from jewellery and ornaments to into functional pieces like bowls.  It’s an ancient technique which has remained highly respected, with consumers paying well into the thousands for a one-of-a-kind a small blown glass piece of art.  The founder of Fredrick Prince Jewellery recently won a blown glass bowl at a silent auction during a charity event.  When it was brought into the office, we were all amazed at how beautifully shaped and coloured it was (pastel blue, pink, yellow, green and purple mixed).  This peeked our curiosity and had us researching about the craft.  A medium-sized blown glass piece can take anywhere from a couple of hours to days to complete depending on how intricate it is.  We can only imagine how long the pieces below took.

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A functional blown glass tea pot, not sure how this works but would definitely be scared to use it.

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Peacock sculpture 19″x10″ by Mike Wallace $1,700

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“Fenice” by Lino Tagliapietra

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“Birds Of Paradise” by Jeremy Cline

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High Side Wave by Paul DeSomma and Marsha Blaker

 

By Jeffrey P'an

By Jeffrey P’an

Could Mathew Williamson's S/S 2013.... inspired by blown glass?

Mathew Williamson’s S/S 2013…. inspired by blown glass?

 

Water Colour Tattoo

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If you’ve been reading the blog you already know that we love watercolour fashion illustrations (just look up to the left). Something we’re seeing more and more of lately are watercolour tattoos.  This technique is absolutely stunning and for those who have a high appreciation for art in any form, this style of tattoo might just be for you.  We love how realistic these pieces are making your body a canvas in every sense of the word.  If you’re thinking of getting a watercolour tattoo, beware of inexperienced artists. This technique isn’t easy to master and it’s well worth the extra money you’d have to spend getting an experienced artist to do it for you.  After all, it’s going to be on your body forever.

By Artist Julia Rehme

By Artist Julia Rehme

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By Artist Ondrash

By Artist Ondrash

By Artist Ondrash

By Artist Ondrash

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By Artist Ondrash

By Artist Ondrash

The Evolution of Eye Glasses

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Through conversations with friends, we realized that there are many inventions used in modern-day which we don’t know the origin of.  This inspired us to start a new series on the blog called “The Evolution Of..” As our first post we decided to dig up information on eye glasses and came across this infographic (by the way, we love infographics).  Be sure to read the entire post and scroll down for images which correspond to each era.

I Am Blue…..

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We’re seeing more and more of one of our favourite hues this season, cobalt blue.   We love this colour because it can ber very masculine, but is also very pretty and feminine appealing to both sexes alike.  In home decor we’re seeing it in pillows, glasses, vases and just about everywhere, and it sure does looks extra sharp when accenting black.  In fashion is screams confidence and is a great colour to mix with pops of neon.  This season we’ve used heaps of Lapis Lazuli in a few of our pieces and we have to admit, this is what has made us fall in love with the colour.  We just can’t help it, we’re feeling blue.

I Am blue.....
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