| Indie Spotlight and Designers on the Rise Guide: January 2011 Archives

January 2011 Archives

Orange_ClairDress_Ivory_1.jpgYou've worn your LBD to one too many functions this winter, and it's time to break the habit and wear something else - like a LWD (little white dress)! Think you can't wear white in the winter? Think again! This dress is great because it has stylish long sleeves and will look chic when it's below freezing and in the spring. Pair with opaque tights and a colorful bib necklace for your new go-to party outfit.

Orange Claire Dress, $220 at
These adorable shoe clips by Sunshine & Carousels are perfect for updating your old basic pairs of shoes. They can go anywhere on the shoe, and come in an array of bright colors perfect for spring. At $14 each, they're definitely a great alternative to purchasing new pairs all the time!

Left: Miss Kristina Fuschia Pink Ruffle Flower Shoe Clips, $14 at
Right: Miss Charlotte Cute Heart Print Bow Shoe Clips, $14 at etsy.comsunshoeclipsthumb.png
Ava-mindre.jpgJannie Baltzer is the designer of these amazing headbands, all handcrafted in her Copenhagen studio. Inspired by the Hollywood glamour of the 1920s and 1930s, Baltzer uses luxurious materials such as French lace, silk, Swarovski crystals, ostrich feathers, glass beads, and vintage finds in her pieces. Perfect for any formal occasion, Jannie Baltzer hair accessories are available at

Shown: Ava Headband, $275
This necklace/scarf would be so chic with a jacket and white blouse. The ruffles and deep olive color are right on trend this season, and the style of the piece emulates a classic old-school collar. This accessory and others in the designer's repertoire are inspired by the wild west and rustic prairie fashion. You can also dress this collar up with a sparkly brooch or adjust it to be worn in several different ways. 

Wild West Series Fringe Bustle Collar - $48 at
13_1_deepsea.jpgIf your new year's resolution was to get in shape, now you'll have even bigger motivation to spend more time in downward dog: fitness apparel brand Zobha is donating 10% of the sales of its popular Grace Tank to Headstand

Headstand is a non-profit organization that brings yoga to at-risk youth in San Francisco. They help students and teachers at local schools lower their stress levels through yoga, which results in higher academic scores, better physical fitness, and emotional maturity. The Grace Tank is one of Zobha's best-sellers, with a flattering, feminine cut, a shelf bra with removable cups, and high-performance fabric. 

Visit to buy one for yourself!zobhagracethumb.png

yhst-29499468329874_2139_2925594.pngThe designers of Sublet, an eco-friendly clothing line based in New York, actually met on Craigslist in 2005. As roommates, they became friends and eventually business partners, they were inspired to launch their collection. Sublet consists of sustainable clothing inspired by simple, refined silhouettes balanced by thoughtful details. Shop the fall collection online at or visit for a full list of stores.

Shown: Sublet Scamper Skirt in Galaxy Print, $155 (originally $259) at Kaight.ecosubletthumb.png

These great statement necklaces by Stil are all under $30 at They are the perfect accessories for sprucing up a basic dress or jeans and a tee. If you're going for a classic look, one of the multi-strand options will be simple yet chic. But if you want to get a little funky, we are loving the elephant and mini spoon necklaces!stilnecklacesthumb.png

AW10_12023_Priestess_Knit_Top_ivory.jpgWe love the vibe of the Kal Rieman collection for its simplicity. Based on the vibrance of the contrast between black and white, the collection consists of menswear-inspired shirts and suit separates with uniquely feminine details. New York-based designer Cally Rieman was inspired by various aspects of culture for her winter collection, including 19th century English gentlemen, YSL circa 1968, and vintage fencing attire. For more information or to shop the collection, visit

Shown: Priestess Knit Blouse (Raglan Sleeve Top with Double Scarf Front, Button Back Neck, and Shaped Cuff) - $325kalriemanthumb.png

This cozy oversized sweater from Stewart Brown is just what we wish we were wearing today. Made with silky 100% merino wool, the cardigan is super warm and luxuriously soft. The slouchy grandpa fit makes it perfect for lounging around the house on snow days and weekends. We also love that this sweater meets fair trade standards and is sustainably produced!

Stewart Brown Cardigan Sweater, $320 at
spratters_jane_ss11_thumb.pngFor their upcoming spring 2011 collection, Spratters & Jayne has switched out their beloved chunky knit scarves for easy cotton gauze and ultra-fine bamboo jersey options. As much as we loved their cozy winter styles, we're super excited to try their new pretty scarves woven into braids and chains. Here's a preview - the full collection will be available at this spring!


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