One To Watch – A Chat With Emerging Designer: Satu Maaranen

Last Tuesday, I attended the Première Vision NY and Indigo NY (textile and print design shows), for Fall-Winter 14/15. I This was the first time the two shows have been combined into one big event. I had a great time checking out the predicted print and textile trends for next year.

Right before I left the shows, I noticed a “featured display” corner of fashion and photography work that was so unique and creative. It ended up belonging to the winning designer of this year’s Hyères International Festival of Fashion & Photography  competition, which partners with Première Vision. The designer was Satu Maaranen, who hails all the way from Helsinki! I was glad chat with her a little about her design aesthetics and the competition.

Designer Satu Maartanen

Designer Satu Maaranen

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Featured Post – Summer Gems Jewelry: The Colors Of Summer In Full Swing!

What would summer be without the ability to show some skin and go even further and decorate that skin on show with some fabulous accessories! Beach ready doesn’t need to mean sans jewelry either. Summer is a time when we can flaunt our natural colors and enhance our glow with complimentary colors, wherever the summer takes us.

I absolutely love mirroring the natural hues of the season in the jewelry that I wear. Think Tequila sunrises & the Caribbean like this floral bangle from Antik Batik! When wearing busy florals, be sure to choose an outfit that has solid colors and let the bangle be the focal point of pattern & color.

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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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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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Stones & Style: Bess Heitner Jewelry!

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Image courtesy of bessheitner.com

There are two things that top my “Summer Must Haves” list for maintaining great style when the temps start to rise. 1- Wearing maxi dresses as often as possible, and 2- Pairing them with great statement jewelry to complete the look. That’s where New York based Bess Heitner Jewelry Designs comes into the picture. This amazingly beautiful line of unique and creative jewelry items, are truly wearable pieces of art.

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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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Press Release: Lauren Luna – SCION Motivate

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We’ve been a fan and continue to show our support for the one and only Lauren Luna. Recently Lauren was among the finalists of the SCION Motivate Program, and we just want to share the great news…

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Congratulations Lauren!!

Shop her newest collection of shoes!

Website – http://www.laurenluna.com/

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