I always love to hear about all the great things happening with brands that I have a connection to through this blog. During my most recent scroll through Instagram I came across the cutest yet stylish stud fabric stud earrings. They happened to be designed by my friend June Cruz of ENAMOUR. I was so excited I had to share the news on here as well! Continue Reading
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.
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.
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.
One new company that seems to have created a truly “cool” vibe with their collections, is the Continue Reading
Meet Jake Bullough; the brain child behind super cool, ethical brand Beara Beara.
Beara Beara produce beautiful bags that will leave you swooning for hours. They work with a local families/communities in Bolivia to produce these beauties.
I will confess that I am a little bit in love with this brand, so you can imagine how pleased I was when Continue Reading
In 2009, French designer Manuela Biocca, created her unique “Gothic Chic Style” luxury fashion accessories brand Victorian Woman. Manuela’s designs are inspired by fashion from the past, art, gothic literature, underground culture, legends and historic mysteries. Similar to pieces worn by elegant women of the past, the line offers feminine, and sophisticated handmade fashion accessories, that can be worn in everyday fashion.
Victorian Woman is based in Cannes, France and all of the items are made there as well. The collection includes various: underbust corsets/corsets, hats, hair accessories, lace jewelry, belts, purses and bags, spats and cloaks. The signature of a Victorian Woman design, is the use of luxurious fabrics, beautiful laces and jewelry and genuine gemstone embellishments.Photo of Model Adrianna, who is also the muse for the collection.
Rich in vibrant colors such as Turquoise, Gold, Red, and shiny Black Laces and adorned with precious stones, Continue Reading
Edgy, Industrial Fashion that is Upcycled – TS Rubber Bags & Accessories line by Tanja Schroeder. Based in Denmark and inspired by the Steampunk genre/sub-culture, TS Rubber Bags makes handmade rubber bags, belts and accessories using industrial rubber. Every item is very unique, and some of them are adorned with military jewelry, gears and various recycled parts.
At A daily dose of vitamin F, we’re always on the lookout for innovative, creative and unique movements within the fashion industry. So it’s no surprise that we immediately got excited to learn more about this fashion forward and eco-friendly company. A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to have a Skype chat with Tanja, the founder and designer of TS Rubber Bags.
During the call we discussed her life, her line and what the future holds for TS Rubber Bags.
VF: Describe yourself using 4 words
TS: Creative, Designer, Passionate, Loves Life
TS: Well I always loved design and knew I wanted to design. At age 16 I started to make things and it all came very naturally. When I was young I would always mix things to keep my style affordable, so I would wear both new and old clothes and accessories. Not having a lot of money I wouldn’t buy a lot of designers, but I tried to create a look that was fashion forward by making my own things, using recycled items, buying clothes from the Salvation Army, etc.
VF: Who do you admire, or who inspires you within the art/fashion world (dead or alive)?
TS: Alexander McQueen is my favorite designer, I really like his designs. I am also inspired by Alex London, of Alex London Fashion House (a small couture house based out of NYC) who has a similar design aesthetic to McQueen’s.
VF: Where does your personal inspiration come from?
TS: I am personally inspired by the whole steam-punk scene and style, and so this bears some influence on my work as well.
VF: How did you get into this (business/industry)? How did the idea for these pieces come about? Continue Reading