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[14 Jan 2008 | Comments Off on Jewelry Makes Learning Fun | 2,368 views]

This weekend, Mr. Spork and I went to the Griffith Observatory, one of the biggest, most technologically advanced public observatories in the world. I may be a fashionista, but I am also a little bit of a science nerd (just a tiny bit). So I was enjoying my time there from a purely educational standpoint. We walked down one hallway and I was confronted with an orgy of celestial costume jewelry. “The sparkling ribbon of time,” starting with the Big Bang, was illustrated by nearly 2,200 …

-Tops, Emerging Designers »

[8 Jan 2008 | One Comment | 8,388 views]

I have been called a lot of things, but preppy has never been one of them. I’ve never worn a polo shirt; never had a sweater tossed jauntily around my shoulders. But Attus Apparel’s polos are different. You won’t find a crocodile stitched over the breast. Instead, Attus Apparel stitches each of their polos with emblems that speak to their target 20-something audience: the finger, a skateboarder, a 40 of beer. Along with their rugged, destroyed edges, no one will mistake you for a prep.
These …

-Loungewear + Intimates, -Shoes »

[4 Jan 2008 | Comments Off on Sock Monkey Madness! | 14,206 views]

I love monkeys. A while back, a knitted a sock monkey hat. When I saw a friend of mine had a pair of sock monkey slippers, I had to have a pair! I am normally not one to run out and buy the same stuff my friends are wearing, but c’mon, how cute are these? And for $12.99 (made by Nick & Nora), you can’t go wrong.

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-Jewelry, Emerging Designers »

[3 Jan 2008 | 2 Comments | 5,416 views]

She Beads might not exist today if it hadn’t been for Michael Jordan. Yup, the Michael Jordan. While She Beads designer Sandy Rueve was working as an X-ray tech for the Chicago Bulls, Jordan spotted her stringing beads in the locker room and asked for his own set. Sandy wasn’t making her own beads at the time, but was motivated to do so, and thus She Beads was born.

She Beads are hand-rolled clay beads incorporating a technique called caning. Sheets, wedges, and rods of clay are …

Fashion Round-Up »

[2 Jan 2008 | 2 Comments | 4,816 views]

Welcome to 2008! Before we get going in the new year, let’s take a look back at some of the best posts of 2007.

Viva Woman finds out how to read the secret batch codes of beauty products and determine their expiry date.
A Touch of Blusher brings you highlights from 2007.
Makeup and Beauty Blog brings you 5 Makeup and Beauty Tips from Paris Hilton.
Savvy Skin tells you the Top 10 Signs You’re A Beauty Junkie.
Just in time for you to ring in the New Year, makeup loves me teaches you the …