Beautiful, Bold, Modern, Minimalistic: HEATHER LJØNES Jewelry NYC

hljones logoI had the pleasure of first meeting Heather Ljønes while attending The SET NYC’s Fashion Night Out event. I was immediately drawn to her displays, which were like pieces of art that had been formed into jewelry. Heather’s aesthetic is not only eye catching, it is also very innovative. I had the chance to interview the talented jewelry designer and get to know a little bit more about what makes her unique and creative. Read on to see what she had to say…

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SUM Company makes SUM (sun)glasses…


Wayfarers have been an iconic sunglass style for decades, with the most popular reference coming from the memorable pantless dance seen Tom Cruise did while wearing some in Risky Business.

To this day I remember the blue wayfarers that I lost while at a park picnic.. I accidently threw them away when i was finished eating. They were my favorite sunglasses of all time, I wished I could of found a new pair of the exact or similar style, but usually when you are shopping for something that is specific you can never find it. Even when I was younger I liked to find accessories that expressed my love for the color blue, while being unique and creative. This is where customized shopping trends come in handy. SUM Company can make SUM unique and creative sunglasses for you! Continue Reading

I Was There: Zero Power Smart Fashion

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This past Wednesday I had the pleasure of attending the Zero Power Smart Fashion event held at the Metropolitan Pavilion. The event was organized by the Zero Power Swiss initiative, Guardian Angels EPFL, swissnex Boston, and ETH Zurich.

The goal of this special, one-day exhibition and symposium is to showcase the latest innovations in wearable technologies, and to connect the fashion and high-tech industries with the research institutions and universities from the US and Europe.

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Rocks Delux Jewels

If you have been reading this blog for awhile, you know how much I love discovering unique and creative fashion/art/design/music…well, everything. Similarly, when I find out about up and coming creative entrepreneurs, I love sharing their work with the world… well, at least the “world’ of Dose of Vitamin F 😉

"Bringing a Sketch to Life". Credit: A still from Rocks Delux Design Secrets video.

“Bringing a Sketch to Life”. A still from Rocks Delux Design Secrets video.
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Today, I’m highlighting a few pieces from an exquisite jewelry line – Rocks Delux. Created in 2012 by a self-taught German- Brazilian jewellery designer, Gabrielle J. Weil, who’s unique artistic sensibility and mixed cultural influences blend to create sexy yet structural pieces that truly “adorn the body”. Continue Reading

Is that a “REAL” bag?

I love cartoons and I love all types of bags. So, you can imagine how excited I was to hear about a new line that has combined bothJumpFromPaper is a fun & quirky bag line by Taiwan-based designers Rika Lin and Chay Su. The global brand just turned 3 years old and shows no signs of stopping.

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BYOB receives a fashionable upgrade

Bringing boxed wine to a nice dinner party may usually seem to be tacky or taboo, but now fashionable dinner guests can feel secure in their “bring your own box (bag)” choices. This unique and creative “Bag-in-Bag” wine carrier, not only is a testament in good taste, but the contents are just as delicious!

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KS Saturday – “Color Me Custom” Shop

You may have seen the previous post on the launch of the new line from Kate Spade, Saturday where I showcased a few items available at their pop-up shop on Fab.com. The main collections are so fresh, easy, and fun but in their featured shops category you will find the specific unique and creative items being showcased. Most recently the shops highlighted include the option to color your own accessories or custom design one of their best sellers.

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Eco-Fashion Eye (Wood) Wear

Eco-friendly apparel and accessories are nothing new, but there has been an increased shift in taping into making items more fashion forward at the same time. There are designer clothing labels taping into this concept which many hope to make a “style, instead of just a trend” within the industry. (sidenote: check out www.fashionmegreen.com)

The most recent eco-fashion trend accessories movement that I have been noticing, has been to create sustainable and eco-friendly eyewear.

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Monochrome Manicures

The trend of wearing black and white color combinations in clothing trends has been everywhere these days. From bold stripes and graphics, to monochromatic solid combinations, to mixing of black/white prints in one look.. both ends of the color spectrum are getting a lot of “wear” by everyone.

All in one.. Houndstooth,, Zig Zag, Stripes and Graphic image. Photo courtesy of www.instagram.com/wahnails

All in one.. Houndstooth,, Zig Zag, Stripes and Graphic image. Photo courtesy of www.instagram.com/wahnails

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Gem Party Nails

Even though the idea of unique manicure colors, nail shapes, and DIY designs have been increasing in popularity over the past three years or so, there is always something more that can be done. I recently watched NYLON MagTV’s latest “Beauty Queen: DIY GEM PARTY NAILS WITH BUTTER LONDON”, Tutorial video by Katie Hughes really caught my eye.

DIY example on Nylon TV

In last year’s blockbuster movie The Hunger Games nail design lovers everywhere could not stop talking about Effie Trinket’s 3D embellishments on her nails. It is now Continue Reading