Melissa Pochete: This Season’s Must-Have Accessory

You may have noticed that fanny packs have been enjoying a major resurgence this year. No longer is it the dreadful accessory of unstylish tourists or uncool dads. And while we’re seen a few that have caught our eye, the one fanny pack that we’re totally in love with is the Melissa Pochete (also known as the Melissa Bum Bag). The returning trendy bag makes its debut this season in the Melissa Shoes Fall/Winter 2017 collection, the Flygirl Collection. The Fall/Winter 2017 from Melissa Shoes looks to inspire girls and women – of all genders – to fly with freedom. Women and girls that celebrate their uniqueness, and are more self-confident and self-affirming……a message we wholeheartedly agree with.

The Melissa Pochete is Melissa Shoes’ version of the fanny pack, but in a cool, modern shape and availability in bold, and interesting colors, such as black, neon green, neon pink, antique gold, and silver with glitter. The Melissa Pochette joins the growing list of the brand’s must-have bags, including the Melissa Sac Bag, Melissa Satchel + the Cambridge Satchel Co (which we’ve highlighted on this blog), and the Pupila + Vitorino Campos Bag. We love our Melissa Pochette. We fell in love with the silver with glitter and receive compliments whenever we rock it.  The best part, the Pochete coordinates wonderfully with several styles of Melissa shoes, including boots, sandals, and heels.

Our silver with glitter Pochete pairs perfectly with the Melissa Flox Unisex Sandals, the Melissa Stellar Boots, the Melissa Aranha Quadrada, the Melissa Grunge + Vitorino Campos Shoes, all of which are from the Fall/Winter 2017 Flygirl Collection. As with all their products, the Pochete is made from Melissa’s signature Melflex plastic, you a cool a vegan alternative to leather fanny packs.

Are you a fan of the returning fanny pack trend? Will you be rocking the Melissa Pochete bag? Which color would you go for?

Freeze Frames Cool Eyewear: Eliminate Tired, Puffy Eyes in Style

When it comes to our writing, you can find us up late almost every night updating our blog, setting up drafts, or editing our photos. This nightly ritual comes at an expense of course……..tired and puffy eyes. Naturally, we try to combat this with eye creams, cold compresses and cucumber slices on our eyes, and of course, a chic pair of sunglasses. Ever wonder how effective it would be if you could combine two of those solutions, without looking silly of course. We’re here to let you know, you can eliminate tired, puffy eyes while looking stylish, with Freeze Frames Cool Eyewear. Freeze Frames provides the benefits of an ice eye mask through the ease and stylish look of sunglasses.

Say goodbye to tired, puffy eyes through this, innovative and never-before-seen unisex range of sunglasses. Freeze Frames Cool Eyewear, invented by LA-based specialty nurse Alison Read, is the first conceptualized fashion accessory that is a dual-purpose device providing both 100% UVA-UVB protection, and cooling eye therapy. Boasting reusable Gel-Pads that magnetically clicks into place on the Freeze Frames Cool Eyewear casing, you are free to discretely target zone-specific problematic eye areas while looking as chic as ever.

Up until the introduction of Freeze Frames Cool Eyewear, the only solution for “puffy eye” days left you limited to messy ice packs and dripping compresses. No longer will swollen eye sufferers forced to remain indoors, cowering out of sight, feeling unattractive and unable to do anything else. The patented Gel-Pad attachments that come with the Freeze Frames Cool Eyewear soothes your puffy and tired eyes with a gentle cooling compression similar to how a nurse might apply ice to swollen, symptomatic eyes.

The Gel-Pads first go in the freezer or a cup of ice for a recommended 20 to 60 minutes before use. Place each gel-pad attachment in the designated areas of your Freeze Frames targeting your lower, upper eye and/or nose-bridge areas. Freeze Frames Cool Eyewear are ideal to wear after a spa or medical treatment to decrease pain and bruising while also increasing the healing. Use them to soothe allergic puffiness, PMS inflammation, computer and dry eye strain, or revitalize your eyes after a long flight. Our favorite benefit of Freeze Frames Cool Eyewear is the fact that it works wonders in relieving headache and migraine symptoms.

The Gel-Pads remain cool for 15 to 20 minutes and can be repeated throughout the day at 20-minute intervals. Be advised that cold therapy applications to sensitive tissue areas should be limited to 15-20 minutes at a time. Freeze Frames Cool Eyewear is available exclusively online at www.FreezeFrames.com for $89.95, with more styles and colors to follow soon.

BudStraps Earbud Straps and Earhoox Earbuds Silicone Attachments

We have a love hate relationship with earbuds and in-ear headphones, especially during the hot summer months. We love earbuds because our ears won’t be over heated on those extra hot and humid days like they do with over-the-ear headphones, we won’t suffer from the telltale signs of over-the-ear headband hair, and we’re still able to hear what’s happening around us. What don’t we like about earbuds and in-ear headphones? They don’t fit securely in our ears and always end up feeling loose, they always fall out, and they always end up falling on the dirty ground where they usually accidentally get stepped on. Luckily there are two get products that eliminate earbud and in-ear headphone wearing issues, BudStraps Earbud Straps and Earhoox Earbuds Silicone Attachments.

Say goodbye to struggles with unruly in-ear headphone cords. When you wear the combination of the BudStraps Earbud Straps and Earhoox Earbuds Silicone Attachments you keep your earbuds and in-ear headphones safely out of your way. We promise these two small tech accessories will make your active life a whole lot better.

Earhoox Earbud Silicone Attachments

Forget about earbuds falling out or being uncomfortable, Earhoox will make you forget you’re wearing earbuds at all. Earhoox will provide a perfect fit no matter how much you move (and that includes running). What is Earhoox exactly? Earhoox is a silicone attachment specifically designed to fit and enhance Apple EarPods and AirPods. (although we tried them with our Beats in-ear headphones and they worked perfectly). They fit comfortably in your ears and ensure a secure fit for any activities. The Earhoox are compatible with EarPods that come with iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 7. Each set of Earhoox come in two sizes, large and small. Just stretch them on and enjoy a secure earbud wearing experience.

BudStraps Earbud Straps

Forget always have to corral the cords of your earbuds, BudStraps keep your earbuds conveniently hanging on. BudStraps keep your earbuds and in-ear headphones around your neck (and not the floor). Whether you’re working out at the gym, running outdoors, or just hanging out, BudStraps eliminate cord tangles, prevent your earbuds and in-ear headphones from getting accidentally yanked out of your ears, and keeps your earbuds and in-ear headphones nearby if they’re removed temporarily. If you’ve ever seen someone with glasses keep their eyewear around their neck with eyewear retainers, then you know what BudStraps will do for your earbuds and in-ear headphones.

What are your thoughts on these BudStraps Earbud Straps and Earhoox Earbuds Silicone Attachments? Could these tech accessories cure the common earbuds, in-ear headphone, and airpod issues?

Fall 2017 Accessory Preview: Knomo London Smart Bags and Tech Accessories

There are many cool, innovative, and fashionable cases for your smartphones but when it comes to your bags and cases for your laptops, the selection isn’t as impressive. Knomo London is changing that with their very stylish offering of smart bags and tech accessories. We had the opportunity to check out the British accessory brand’s Fall 2017 collection of stylish, high-quality bags and accessories; a collection which brings classic elegance together with bold new colors and designs, offering maximum utility and digital convenience features.

Personally, we’re bored of the basic black nylon laptop bags and welcome some fun with our function, in the form of bold colors and prints such as hot reds and formal grays, and of course, luxury materials. The Knomo London Fall 2017 Collection has design options for both men and women, with styles that challenge traditional gender roles with a slightly androgynous look.

Geared towards the traveling “Digital Knomad,” each Knomo London bag from Fall 2017 collection offers modern style, simplicity, and utility. Style-conscious users, sophisticated city dwellers, and globetrotting backpackers will have everything they need to stay organized and prepared. Thanks to the addition of more organizational compartments and pockets, you’ll be able to keep all your mobile devices secure, charged and organized.

The specially designed pockets on the Knomo London bags not only organizes your belongings, it protects your tech devices thanks to its RFID blocking feature to safeguard your digital information, the uniquely valuable Knomo ID, so you can register your bag and if it’s lost, the founder, Howard Harrison, can return it to you through Knomo’s portal.

We’re really excited about Knomo London’s collaboration with the world-renowned Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The graphic collection uses an original 1920’s print from the Museum’ s archives. The unique 5-piece collection of accessories comprises 3 bag styles: a Totepack, a Backpack, and a Briefcase, along with a Carry-all Pouch, and a Foldable Shopper. Each design is available in two colors, Night Forest, which boast tones of blue and green described by some as an “abstract camo” print, and Monochrome, shades of white, gray and black.

Inside each of the Knomo London x Victoria & Albert Museum collection bags, there are a number of organizational pockets and compartments, ready to hold all travel essentials such as your passport, Knomo portable battery, and Knomo travel adaptor, your laptop or tablet, and other belongings.

Both the regular and Knomo London x Victoria & Albert Museum collections are available in the UK, Europe and USA stores in August 2017.

Meet Costume Designer Dan Lawson at the DL for PONO Fall 2017 Event

Calling all fans of The Good Wife, it’s sequel series, The Good Fight, BrainDead, and all things jewelry and accessories. Emmy-nominated Costume Designer Dan Lawson, the man behind the fabulous fashion for these three tv shows, is hosting a special event to launch his DL for PONO Fall 2017 Collection of handcrafted Italian resin jewelry and accessories……..and you’re invited!!

If you love the fashion from his shows, this is the perfect time to preview the stunning DL for PONO Fall 2017 Collection with Jewelry Designer, Joan Goodman (before they make their television debuts), and perhaps pick his brain on all thing fashion and costume design. This event, which will be held next Thursday, June 15th at the Museum of Art & Design in Columbus Circle, promises baubles, bubbly, and even appearances by Good Wife VIPs. The event also allows you to shop the pieces from the luxury jewelry collection, available at the Museum of Art & Design.

There are many inspirations that help to forge the beautiful pieces from DL for PONO Fall 2017 Collection such as the stunning dark green hue of malachite, represented in an eye-catching two-sided necklace, the cool blue, white ice hues, and raw look of an iceberg, and metal etched by fire. The bold jewelry collection is not for the timid fashionista, DL for PONO loves wearers who love to make a bold statement with their style. We love the mix of colors and textures (many times this mix varies from piece to piece, making the jewelry pieces one of a kind), and love the idea that they embrace those of us who love to stand out. We promise you’ll love it too.

So if you are free next Thursday, June 15th and want the chance to see some gorgeous jewelry, speak with a renown Costume Designer, and Jewelry Designer, and enjoy a glass or two of wine, head over to the Museum of Art & Design in Columbus Circle between 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Hope to see you fellow jewelry lovers there.

 

Kapten & Son Limited Edition PRIDE Watch to Celebrate LGBT Pride Month

In case you didn’t know, tomorrow, June 1st, marks the beginning of LGBT Pride Month.  This month honors the Stonewall riots, which happened in Greenwich Village, at the end of June 1969. This month commemorates all who celebrate, fight for, and love the LGBT community. To celebrate this impactful month, Kapten & Son, the affordable luxury brand that offers adventurous and stylish accessories, is launching a Kapten & Son Limited Edition PRIDE watch to support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.

Each Kapten & Son limited edition PRIDE watch features a custom rainbow nylon band and stylish stainless steel 316L casing (rose gold or silver), a white or black watch face, and is available in two sizes – Campina at 36mm and Campus at 40mm diameters. This limited-edition watch not only looks very fashionable, it does great work as well (and we’re not referring to its precision timekeeping). 15% of proceeds from the sale of each watch benefiting Heritage of Pride, the non-profit organization that produces New York City’s official LGBT Pride events each year.

“We are grateful to Kapten & Son for their support of our efforts and community,” said Chris Frederick, Managing Director of Heritage of Pride. “The Pride watch is a great way to show your pride and support, through continued visibility for the community, and the funds raised will help support our programming.”

Other features of the Kapten & Son Limited edition PRIDE watch include 7 MM case size,  Ronda 762 quartz movement, and 5 ATM ~50M water­proofness.

Founded in 2014 by three college friends, Artjem Weissbeck, Fabian Deventer and Johannes Theobald, Kapten & Son offers watches and sunglasses designed to be the perfect companion for the global wanderer, celebrating today’s generation and each individual’s unique journey.

The Kapten & Son Limited edition PRIDE watch will be available exclusively online at www.kapten-son.com, ($149.00 for Campina, $159.00 for Campus) starting tomorrow, June 1st. The rainbow watch strap by itself is available for only $19.00 and easily fits other Kapten & Son watches. More than 700 global retailers, including Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Need Supply, and more carry Kapten & Son watches.

SHOPPING NYC: PONO by Joan Goodman Spring Jewelry Sample Sale

If you didn’t get a chance to be gifted with, or grab some of the PONO by Joan Goodman spring jewelry collection for yourself for Mother’s Day, now is your chance to get some of their gorgeous pieces for yourself, at a great discount. You may remember we highlighted some of our favorite PONO pieces in our Spring 2017 Accessories and Mother’s Day Gift Ideas blog post. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the spring sample sale season has arrived. Why not treat yourself to one or several of PONO by Joan Goodman’s amazing jewelry pieces.

What savings can you expect from the PONO by Joan Goodman Spring Jewelry sample sale this season? Score all the gorgeous baubles you can imagine when you pop into PONO’s Spring Sample Sale, where all the pretty things and statement pieces are 50-80% off. Get to know more about the brand and this stunning collection as you review the line with PONO’s designer, Joan Goodman. After you’re well acquainted with the pieces, select from PONO’s exceptional array of items like the utterly divine Dream Catcher Necklace once $365.00, now yours at the reduced price of $150.00; collect a cool choker or two, like the Paulina Arctic Resin Choker, originally priced at $225.00, now yours at an easy $100.00; or go galactic with The Stardust Ana Choker, a steal at $60.00, from the original price of $215.00.

If arm candy is a must-have for you this season (and it should be), why not top off your trip with a big win at the PONO bangle bar, where three pieces are only $25.00, five bangles go for $30.00, and ten bangles are yours for only $50.00. You’ll be saving a bundle, as all of these beautiful bangles are originally valued at $30.00-$45.00 apiece. the PONO by Joan Goodman Spring Jewelry sample sale runs June 5th -June 9th, from 9am–6pm.

 

We must note that PONO has a new address.  You can now find the ladies and their gorgeous jewelry pieces at 224 West 30th St. suite 304, conveniently located between Seventh and Eighth Aves. Access can be found with the following Subway lines: B, D, F, M, N, Q, R to Herald Square, or the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E to Penn Station. For more information, call (212) 216-0044 or visit www.ponobyjoangoodman.com.

Roberson Bow Tie Collection: Raiding His Accessories Closet

Menswear inspired women’s fashion isn’t going anywhere. Season after season, we see a new resurgence of masculine elements and silhouettes in women’s fashion. Thanks to raiding his closet, fashion staples like boyfriend jeans and jackets exist. Women have also been wearing men’s boxers, watches, and shirts for years. We even have a current battle of the sexes regarding “his” sweatshirts, with boyfriends desperately trying to reclaim possession of their beloved sweatshirts (sorry guys, you’re losing that battle as well). What’s next on the shop your guy’s closet list? His bow ties of course! Today we’re highlighting fashionable men’s bow tie label, Roberson Bow Tie Collection. A distinctive men accessory label which offers exclusive and unique, double-sided Paisley, Stripe, and Custom, 100% handmade silk bow ties.

Well, okay, women have been wearing men’s ties for decades but the trend hasn’t stuck around like the others have. Of course, in today’s fashion landscape, with tuxedo looks for women and the Androgynous look being hot fashion trends, and women like Janelle Monáe and Rihanna showing that women wearing bowties are indeed very cool, adding a chic bow tie to your look, whether it’s for work or play, is a fashion must.

It is true the bold, elegant and stylish silk Roberson bow ties are made for distinctive men, but that doesn’t mean the stylish and fashion-loving women can’t wear them, especially when they are available in the very chic, non-traditional colors and prints you see above. The handcrafted, 100% silk ties from the Roberson Bow Tie Collection are up 24 inches in length, which should accommodate any neck size. Not sure how to tie a bow tie? Roberson offers quick and easy instructions with a step by step video on How To Tie A Bow Tie (see it below):

The Roberson Bow Ties range in price from $45.00 – $60.00, with the Paisley Bow Ties retailing from $50.00 – $60.00, and the Stripe, and Custom Bow Ties from $45.00 – $60.00.