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

November 2010 Archives

These minimalist unisex watches make the perfect gift for everyone on your list. They slip on with a silicon band and are water resistant. Plus the removable face makes cleaning easier. Pick from multiple fun colors for $40 each at

O'Clock Watch Apple Green - $40 at
If the thought of wearing a taco around your neck weirds you out, take another look at Lucy Folk's "Taqueria" collection. The Australian designer creates molds of food and then casts them in solid silver and 18 ct gold. The result is surprisingly amazing! She's done everything from pretzels to pasta, and her latest collection is inspired by Mexican food, primarily tacos and corn chips. For more information, visit
If you've ever said that you "can't" walk or stand all night in heels, then you obviously haven't met wedges. Wedge heels are one of my favorite things, especially when they come in the form of booties, like these 6.5" platform Yotam Solomon shoes. They are comfortable, sturdy, and available in a variety of colors. So worth the splurge!

Yotam Solomon Triya Wedge, $449 at
kscuffs.pngEvery girl needs some arm candy for holiday parties, and we're craving these bright statement cuffs from Kendra Scott. Spice up a little black dress with one of these bright and bold pieces, or buy them for your fashionable friends and family members. Prices start at $105 at
possenyc.pngOn my holiday wish list this year? A handbag from our newest discovery: Posse. Launched by designer Andrea Posse in 2007, the line offers quality luxury bags for every occasion. Posse handbags encompass everything from glam clutches and drool-worthy cross-bodies (that fringed option is a must-have) to boho-chic carryalls and day-to-night pieces. Prices range from $195 to $600, and the collection is available online at

item-71544-4b218f09bb4b7-m.jpgWe love discovering new designers, so naturally we got excited when we discovered indie shopping destination Smashing Darling. The website boasts more than 300 emerging designers and fashion brands from all over the country. The site is similar to Etsy in that each designer has their own boutique, but the layout and shopping experience is more visually appealing, the selection is curated, and the designer profiles are more in-depth (but don't be mistaken - we still love Etsy!).

One piece we're lusting over: Oyster Duster Earrings With Artisan Glass Accents in Gold - $138

Visit to shop!
kimberite.pngEtsy designer Kimberite's (real name Kim) shop is stocked with adorable handmade dresses. The 25-year-old Korean talent designs, creates, and models each piece herself. Then she sells them for surprisingly affordable prices! Here are some that we love:

generationloveteethumb.pngLooking for a flattering, comfortable, and fashion-forward top for nights out? This leopard burnout tee from Generation Love fits the bill, with a keyhole cut out in the back and gathered sleeves. This piece is made with 50% organic cotton and 50% recycled polyester, making it both sexy AND sustainable!

Generation Love Leopard Burn Out Keyhole Tee, $88 -
Designer Nicola Yoon selects each gemstone, crystal, and component of her jewelry herself, and crafts each piece to be beautiful, unique, and affordable. She has some gorgeous earrings that cost less than $100 available on her website, Here are some styles we love:

A pair of sky-high black heels are as essential to your wardrobe as your little black dress. They match most dresses and give denim an instant glam factor. These velvet heels by Cri De Coeur are a whopping 5 inches tall, but a 1 inch platform makes them walkable. And if you needed another incentive to pick up a pair, they're made with all eco-friendly materials and cost just $98!

Cri De Couer Glamour Platform Pump, $98 -
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