| Indie Spotlight and Designers on the Rise Guide: April 2010 Archives

April 2010 Archives

Old Soul, New Heart is an accessories line designed by mother-daughter team Tamara and Shea. Their inspiration? "Accessories never make you feel fat." So true!

The Still Plays Dress Up Necklace, $85, is adorable and perfect for dressing up a t-shirt. The collection also consists of longer pendant necklaces, earrings, hair accessories, and belts.

For more information or to shop, visit
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This lightweight cotton shawl is hand woven and hand dyed to a beautiful mix of red, purple, and orange. A great accessory for spring, it would make a great, affordable Mother's Day gift.

Hand Woven and Hand Dyed Pure Cotton Batik Shawl, $34 on
Lovely People summer sandals are both playful and chic. The bright colors will make your outfit pop, while the snakeskin sandals are the perfect complement to the season's nude basics. Lovely People was founded in 2007 by Patricia Kerrigan, and the collection focuses on luxurious materials, quality construction, and whimsical detailing. 

These three shoe options are available at for $110 to $140. (plus, get 15% OFF every purchase through 5/31/10 with code: MOXSIETHANKS)kjhh.png
In this spirit of Earth Day (which was yesterday, in case you missed it), we decided to check out our favorite eco-friendly fashion brands and see what was new. We were thrilled to discover that the always on-trend clothing line Loyale had teamed up with jewelry company Gemma Redux for an eco-fabulous collaboration. Their efforts resulted in two gorgeous necklaces named after sustainable-minded celebs Emily Deschanel and Natalie Portman. Each piece is handcrafted by Gemma Redux designer Rachel Dooley in New York City from reclaimed gold chains and vintage chandelier crystals. They're only available online until May 15, and since each necklace is made from recycled materials it will be one-of-a-kind.

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Left: Natalie Necklace, $368
Right: Emily Necklace, $398

To shop visit

asha bracelets 2.pngWe love these woven leather wrap bracelets from Asha Patel Designs. They're perfect for mixing and stacking, and will look great paired with a tribal-inspired tank, denim shorts, and gladiator sandals. They retail for $40 each and are made with eco-friendly leathers. To shop and view the rest of the new All Wrapped Up collection, visit
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girlygifties4.jpg puts an out-of-the-ordinary playful spin on the gifting experience. By offering themed giftboxes, big-girl favors and a la carte items as well, they ensure that there is something for every gal with an affection for retro-flavoured girly girl items. 

Gift boxes are themed with various occasions like "knocked up", "birthday girly", "gettin' hitched" and "hostess with the mostess", but custom orders are also welcome.

Gift items include retro inspired hostess aprons, pin-up girl flasks and martini glasses, and the fabulous Glamourflage bath and body line, to name but a few.  get free shipping on gift boxes and favor boxes through 7/15/10, use code: STYLEBAKERYGIRLY
skeleton keys thumb.pngVintage-inspired skeleton keys give your outfit an antique feel. We found tons of jewelry with keys on Etsy. Here are some of our favorites:


Key To My Heart Pendant by dayslonggone - $56


The Sentinel by CLoVeN - $22
lotta thumb.pngLotta Stensson's flowy, hand-dyed dresses are just what we want to wear this summer. The red maxi dress ($398) would be chic at a beach wedding. The shorter dress with chain detailing ($320) is perfect for nights out in the city. And the sheer gauzy poncho dress ($120) would be the perfect blend of sexy and trendy worn over your bikini.

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Lotta Stensson's collection is available at
It's almost Earth Day, which means it's time to get your green on! Vaute Couture's stylish and sustainable vegan coats make going eco-friendly seem a little more fun and fashionable. Even though winter is over (let's hope we didn't just jinx ourselves!), right now is the perfect time to buy a coat for next season at amazingly reduced prices. Here are some of our favorites:

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Bomono in Luxe Blue - $145 (from $506)

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El in Luxe Gray - $320 (from $581)

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Vaute Coat in Luxe Ivory - $366 (from $562)

For more information or to shop, visit

swarovski bracelet square.pngil_430xN.125357244.jpgWe love this glam Swarovski-filled tubular bracelet from Gr8 Jewellery. The designer is based in Malta (in southern Europe) and does all beading by hand. The bracelet is perfect for taking an outfit from day to night.

Gr8 Jewellery Swarovski Filled Tubular Bracelet, $144 at
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