| Indie Spotlight and Designers on the Rise Guide: February 2012 Archives

February 2012 Archives

etsy-black-gold-earrings_thumb.jpgThese jet black earrings are very dramatic and elegant. Add that extra touch to your evening out look, or you could even wear them for glammed up style during the day. This piece is made with black square glass and 16k gold plated brass ear wires.

Black and Gold Earrings by poetryjewelry - $32 at Etsy
28033.jpgTangerine Tango is the must-wear color of 2012 according to Pantone, and we don't need another excuse to wear this fun spring shade! An orange blazer by Australian label Joveeba is the chic option for incorporating the hue into your look this season. Make any neutral outfit pop - and you can even pair it with another bright to make a louder fashion statement. 

Joveeba Forever Young Blazer - $239 at
One of the trends we've got our eye on for spring and summer is the high slit maxi. Obviously this look isn't appropriate for any type of professional environment, but for a fashion-forward and sexy date night? It's perfect! This silk dress from LA-based line The Reformation is loose fitting and low cut, making it the perfect comfortable yet fabulous option for throwing on poolside. For spring days that are still chilly layer it up with a chunky sweater and biker ankle boots.

The Reformation Citrine Dress, $255 at
Meredith_Wendell_circle_bag.jpgThis spring, the canvas circle style by Meredith Wendell will deliver the perfect punch of color to your look. We love how the designer, known for her modern designs and eye-catching color palette, mixed canvas with leather and gold hardware. A seasonal must-have for trendy fashionistas? We think so!

Meredith Wendell Canvas Circle - $595 at
Collar necklaces are so on trend right now, and they are such a fun way to jazz up something you already own, like a striped tee or high-neck dress. We love this felt option with metal pyramid studs by Etsy seller LionHairs. The necklace features a ribbon tie back so you can adjust it to fit your look perfectly.

Made-to-Order Pyramid Studded Collar - $25 at Etsy
We love brands that use eco-friendly, sustainable fabrics and design processes, but Los Angeles-based label Lavuk takes things one step further: for every garment sold, a tree is planted through American Forests as part of the California Wildlife ReLeaf program. And these pieces by young designer Natasha Gindin aren't just feel-good - they look good too! Below are some of our favorites - view the entire collection online at


KalReiman_Fall2012_thumb.jpgWe first discovered Kal Rieman last season, so we were super excited to get to take a peek at their Fall 2012 lookbook yesterday. Of course, it's amazing. There are so many styles we want! Too bad we'll have to wait until next fall (although designer Cally Rieman does promise that new spring/summer styles will be available at shortly).


Known for edgy jewelry and body chains, Luv AJ has expanded into turbans for this latest collaboration with UNH. Turbans have been popping up everywhere lately, from The Sartorialist throughout the rest of the blogosphere, but would you wear one of these? The collection seems to have something for everyone, at prices ranging from $58 to $108: mesh, perforated, studded, silk, leather and metallic. Shop online at


Cure winter weather woes with this chic pleated skirt by Carrie Parry. It's begging to be layered with sweater tights and a chunky knit! Plus the A-line silhouette is universally flattering, so you'll look amazing whether you're headed to work or out to play.

Carrie Parry Pleated Skirt - $295 at
This vintage-inspired lace shift dress by Etsy seller Ktjean is so versatile - you could wear it to the office with pumps, on a date, or on the weekends with some flat ankle boots for a totally different vibe. It could even be an alternative wedding dress. We adore the feminine details and flattering waist-emphasizing silhouette!

Vintage Inspired Lace Shift Dress - $125 at Etsy
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