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

November 2011 Archives

You might not be able to say it ten times fast, but Kevork Kiledjian is sure to be a designer name you'll hear over and over again in the seasons to come. Kiledjian earned his stripes as the founder of Guilty Brotherhood, a line that was stocked by respected retailers such as Harvey Nichols, and recently launched his namesake collection after moving to New York from Paris. The Fall/Winter 2011 collection is edgy in a way that is so right now, with a plethora of fringe, leather, metallics, and fur to satisfy all your deepest fashion desires. Ready to splurge? Shop Kevork Kiledjian online at Shopbop.kevork_Kiledjian_thumb.jpg

It doesn't matter what the gift you give is - it's the thought that counts, right? Make your gift seem a little more thoughtful with one of these adorable tags from Etsy. It adds a touch of holiday cheer and shows that you made the effort to make your gifts look nice. Each gift tag is uniquely laser cut with snowflake detailing and made from 100% eco-friendly materials. Pick up a pack of three for $4.70.

bristol-1.jpgSo, you're really stuffed but thinking about heading out and hitting those amazing sales this weekend. Cover up your post-Thanksgiving bloat with a flattering, draped jacket like this style from Astars. The stripes, colors, and silhouette are all right on trend so you can be both stylish and comfortable!

Astars Bristol Jacket - $154 at


The latest addition to our holiday wish lists? Everything from the Elva Fields for C. Wonder collaboration. Combining C. Wonder's colorful, chic aesthetic with Elva Fields' bold, vintage style, the collection includes past "greatest hits" from the jewelry line, re-imagined with the C. Wonder woman in mind. The pieces are available for $18 to $298 at the C. Wonder flagship store at 72 Spring Street in Soho, NYC, and will be available online at when the store's e-commerce launches at the end of this month.elvafields_cwonder_thumb.jpg

Wear the tribal trend this fall with a chic, handmade bib necklace made of copper, coral, and turquoise. Pair it with everything from your LBD at holiday parties to a white tee on the weekends. 

Bead Embroidered Turquoise and Coral Bib Collar Necklace - $48 at Etsyetsy_handmade_bib_necklace_thumb.jpg
Jewelry designer Ester Delug's collection is inspired by her love of all things miniature and whimsical (let's face it - who didn't love The Borrowers? That doll house was amazing). Based in Los Angeles, Little Rooms is inspired by adventures that leave you wanting more - hence, the brand's signature keyhole designs, luring you to take a peek inside. We want them all! Shop away at

is truly an online shopping gem, stocked with unique designers at affordable prices. An amazing alternative to seeing yourself coming and going in the same Urban Outfitters sweater all winter! But what really drew us in was Koshka's extensive selection of funky socks and tights. These styles are perfect for jazzing up an otherwise basic look and making it a little quirky and fun. And most retail for $19 to $77, so you won't spend your entire holiday budget on one wardrobe update. Go shop now at!koshka_sock_boutique_thumb.jpg

obey_oljk148_exp-2.jpgWhile browsing around on 80s Purple (one of our favorite websites for scoring cool styles from up and coming brands), we came across this leatherette moto jacket by Obey that's so right now. The built-in zip up fleece hoodie will keep you warm and cozy during chilly fall weather, and the different color sleeves are right on trend. The price is also right - at just over $100 this style is a steal!

Obey Women's Jump Street MC Jacket - $103 at

Excuse the play on words, but we are quite enamored with the line Smitten NYC. Mixing retro  details with modern cuts, the collection is inspired by the intoxicating love found in 1940s romance comic books. The result is very wearable, with pieces like basic sweaters, vests, and dresses perfect for layering with all your favorite fall trends. Items cost around $30 to $200 at

Finding that perfect unique, personalized, and stylish gift for everyone on your list can be so difficult! But you can cross at least one lucky lady off your list after you check out these vintage bracelets from Washington D.C. based jewelry designer Libby Diamant

Made from 14k gold, the classic bracelets are available with a variety of names (just check out Diamant's online shop to see if she has yours). At $12, it's a steal for the perfect gift soon to become a staple part the receiver's look!personalized_affordable_gifts_thumb.jpg

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