OBA Designs by NJE – S/S 2016

The spring is always a time for refreshing your wardrobe. What better way to add a little freshness to your wardrobe than to add some unique and creative pieces that not many people will also have. Look no further, because we have just the brand for you – OBA Designs by NJE!

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Inspired by global trends and especially African fashion, OBA Designs by NJE uses African textiles, known as ankara, in trendy clothing designs and home accessories. Oba Designs caters to all women’s shapes and sizes. It embraces the boldness, confidence and vibrancy in each woman.

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Rocky Mountain Style – DENV3R.CO, Colorado Inspired Apparel

 

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Quick fact about me… I am originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado. I am also currently in the process of moving across the country from New Jersey to California, with a pit stop where? You guessed it Colorado. I never used to like to represent Colorado that much because all people would seem to think of was skiing and hiking and since I do neither I always felt like I shouldn’t represent what I don’t feel like I belong to.
Other than the recent legalization of weed, my home state had also always been known for the beauty in the natural surroundings, fresh (but thin) air, Vail/Aspen/Breckenridge and the most majestic mountains of all Pikes Peak. When visiting here you could find your typical souvenir apparel that represented Colorado as a nice place to visit, but most recently a new fashion apparel line is seeking to make a statement that Colorado is also a cool place to be from! It’s also cool that two things that are inherent in me (being from Colorado and loving fashion), are now tied together in one smart brand – DENV3R.CO Continue Reading

Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue – An Emerging Fashion Hotspot!

On Wednesday, October 23 the Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District held two walking tours for members of the press. One tour focused on home decor/design and the other focused on fashion apparel/beauty establishments along Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn located between Barclay’s and Brooklyn Bridge Park. I had the pleasure of being invited on the “fashion” walking tour. I have to say I was really excited to see why “many shoppers now come from other boroughs to check out the fashion and design trends that are converging here”, as noted by the AABID Executive Director Josef Szende.

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Sophia Webster Shoes + Revlon Lipstick = Fun and Flirty Footwear

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Suede, it’s a material more commonly associated with shoes than with make-up. However, that was not that the case when shoe designer Sophia Webster was inspired by Revlon’s latest lipstick collection for a new line of footwear. Suede by Sophia is fun and flirty heels based off of lipstick shades.

So why, then, was I so shocked to hear of Webster’s, latest collection, named Suede by Sophia? Well, for starters, the shoes in the collection are not made exclusively from suede; there is plenty of glossy patent leather and vinyl involved too. Webster, who happens to be the shoe designer of the moment, has collaborated with cosmetics giant, Revlon, to produce a capsule collection inspired by the rich and sumptuous colors of Revlon’s ColorStay Ultimate Suede lipstick range. Confused? Well, allow me to explain.

The Suede by Sophia collection in all its glory.  Image courtesy of www.adorngirl.com

The Suede by Sophia collection in all its glory.
Image courtesy of www.adorngirl.com

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May Blog Review!

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Another month has gone by in the blink of an eye… we are literally halfway through 2013! Can you believe it?  We had some fun and exciting blog posts during May, so here’s my list of the top 10 highlights of last month.

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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

Classics Unite: Levi’s x Liberty

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I first found out about this collaboration via a good ‘ol facebook promoted ad. A simple image of a Volkswagen Beetle and an English Taxi with small purple logos rolled into my newsfeed, and I immediately wanted to find out more. (those smart marketing guys) 😉

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Shop Charmant x B Bella Giveaway!

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It’s a family affair in fashionable accessories!

The co-owned (brother&sister), chic yet affordable online boutique Shop Charmant, is collaborating with sisters Brenda, Brittani and Brooke Dobirstein to launch their very own custom jewelry line “B Bella”. Their new line of semi- precious gemstone accessories will include pieces for both men and women to be sold exclusively on Shop Charmant.

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House of Shoena has a new home!

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Back in December, we shared the news that Sheena Isokariari had launched her House of Shoena boutique. Well, now you can shop HOS on the new home website!! Complete with a new collection, more items, and more images…

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Spot the next fashion trend – Trend Prediction

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If you have been reading this blog for awhile you will remember the interview we did with Vicky Nicholls of Twisted Angle. She has created a membership based website portal for all things “knitty fashion” for the independent knitter or professional designer. Vicky recently launched a new website – Trend Prediction,  which offers a platform to learn the professional way to predict colors and themes for all seasons. I have to say, it’s pretty cool and innovative.

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