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SHOPPING NYC: PONO by Joan Goodman Holiday 2017 Sample Sale

Raise your hand if you love receiving gorgeous things as gifts. Take, for example, the gorgeous jewelry from PONO by Joan Goodman, the statement pieces are conversation starters and always elicit compliments. What better to show how much someone means to you than to give them something beautiful. The best part, you get to save money on the gift.Pop into the PONO by Joan Goodman Holiday 2017 Sample Sale where baubles galore are 50-80% off. As you shop, take a tour around the tables with designer Joan Goodman, and learn all about the amazing jewelry you’re picking up.

What great deals can you get at the PONO by Joan Goodman Holiday 2017 Sample Sale? How about the Dancing Flower Necklace formerly $425, now available at a novel $150. Why not make the holidays glisten with a Petal Resin Choker in Stardust – originally $415, now all yours at an accessible $100. For those who fancy something fierce and fabulous, select a stack of Metallic Animal Print Bangles, originally priced at $80, currently collectible at only $25 apiece. Go bold with the Big “O” Choker reduced to $75, from its original price of $275. For your deal shopping finale, finish at PONO’s bangle bar, where 3 bangles are $25, 5 bangles go for $30, and 10 bangles can be yours for only $50. All the PONO by Joan Goodman bangles are originally valued at $30-$45 each.

The PONO by Joan Goodman Holiday 2017 Sample Sale takes place from Dec 6th – Dec 15th, from 9am–6pm (please note it is closed on Sunday). The sale is located at 224 W 30th St, Suite 304, between 7th and 8th Aves. To indulge in all the pretty things, get the following subways: B, D, F, M, N, Q, or R to 34th Street/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. Will you be stopping by the PONO by Joan Goodman Holiday 2017 Sample Sale?

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.

Spring 2017 Accessories: Mother’s Day Jewelry and Handbag Gift Ideas

We’ve seen many mothers receive numerous types of gifts for Mother’s Day over the years and one thing we’ve noticed is accessories are always a big hit with moms (including our own). Whether its handbags, jewelry, or even accessories for the home, moms around the world love them. If you’re looking for great accessories to give mom for Mother’s Day, we’ve got some great options for you from  PONO by Joan Goodman, Joanna Maxham, Carrie K Jewelry, Marie Odile for Soltek, and Very Very.

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Celebrate mom with a stunning statement necklace from PONO by Joan Goodman, we admit we’re completely biased when it comes to these gorgeous pieces, we love the jewelry pieces from PONO. Can you blame us? These luxury pieces celebrate originality in their design and fresh materials such as horn, wood, metal, shell and Italian resin. We’re loving so many styles from their Spring/Summer 2017 collection and we know moms will too. Notable pieces from the collection include the reversible Gemini II Resin Necklace, the versatile and springy Azores Resin Necklace, the Ice Angle Resin Bracelets,  their classic Granite Ana Resin Chokers, the bold Pietra ID Resin Chokers, the Dancing Flower Resin Chokers, and Reef Resin Chokers. When you gift mom a PONO piece, you can be sure she’ll be happy.

Carrie K Jewelry

If your mom’s sense of style is more on the playful side, she will love the playful and alluring artisan-crafted jewelry from Carrie K Jewelry. The provocative jewelry brand has a stunning collection that moms will immediately love. From its Morse Bling collection, a delicate morse code inspired collection, to its Disney-inspired Alice in Wonderland and Beauty and the Beauty jewelry collections that are perfect for the modern Queen in your life. Some of our favorite pieces for Mother’s Day are the ordinary items that are reborn into fantastic, extraordinary jewelry pieces, such as the Reborn Safety Pin Ring, and Hoop Earrings, the Nut and Bolt Earrings, and Razor Ring.

Joanna Maxham

Brought to you by a team of skilled artisans, this luxury handbag brand offers classically-styled handbags, totes, clutches, cross body bags, and clutches, that any mom, actually, any woman, would love to receive as a gift. The modern, sustainable leather Joanna Maxham handbags are designed in New York, handcrafted in Europe, and they make perfect Mother’s Day gifts. From her Spring/Summer 2017 collection, we think mom will especially love the structured and geometrical Saturday Mini Bag, the contrast textured Dew Drop Hobo, the chic and structured Runthrough Crossbody, and their Flapper Mini Crossbody, a mainstay in the collection.

Marie Odile for Soltek Handbags

Looking for more adventurous styles for Mother’s Day, then try the handbags from Marie Odile for Soltek. For the Spring/Summer 2017 season, Soltek offers elegant and stylish briefcases, shoulder bags, clutches, and wristlets such as the Isabella Cocktail Clutch, Calvi Shoulder Bag, and the Mathilda Satchel. The best part, Soltek is a collaboration between the designer and NYC area craftsmen from the heart of the Fashion District, so you’re supporting New York artisans with every purchase.

Very Very Accessories

Moms have always taught their children to be bold, brave and fearless, why not return the favor and celebrate how bold and epic your mom is with these cool accessories from Very Very. For those not in the know, Very Very is the go-to for both human and pet accessories; a brand that celebrates friendships, unique and the special relationships we have. They offer totes, pillows, mugs, and accessories, and if your mom has a furbaby, Very Very has great pet tags that coordinate with their super cute necklaces.

What do you think of these Mother’s Day gift ideas? We think your mom be happy to receive any of these, we know ours would. Until next post, see you soon.

Get Pinned: It’s Pretty Charming Lapel Pins and Other Cool Shit

We love discovering new brands, we find it a bit exhilarating to know about a new product or new designer before everybody else. We have many stories of our discoveries, many typical, many unique. Today we’re going to share one of our most recent discoveries. We joined a Facebook group because a friend of ours is a member, and through that group, we discovered Shantel Turner-Collins and her incredibly adorable accessories, the It’s Pretty Charming Lapel Pins. These very chic fashion pins prove that once again, good things do come in small packages. As we’re in February, Black History Month, and the month of love, it’s the perfect time to highlight the giftable It’s Pretty Charming Lapel Pins.

The adorable handmade lapel pins currently come in five options – Enamel iPhone, Enamel Parfum Bottle, Enamel Purple High Heel Shoes, Bucket of Flowers, and a Black and Red Coffee Travel Coffee Cup, and retail for $4.95 each on her Etsy page. All five It’s Pretty Charming Lapel Pins comes with a black backing for easing pinning. These perfect little accessories will make a big impact when you wear them on your favorite jacket, jeans, or handbag. The iPhone inspired enamel pin measures 21 mm x 25.4 mm; the Parfum Bottle enamel pin measures 25.4 mm x 20.17 mm; the Purple High Heels enamel pin measures 25.4 mm x 20.64 mm; the Bucket of Flowers enamel pin measures 25.4 mm x 20.17 mm; and the Travel Coffee Cup enamel pin measures 14.4 mm x 25.4mm in size.

Along with her must-have, It’s Pretty Charming Lapel Pins (seriously, we want them all), Shantel Turner-Collins also has some pretty cool tote bags, and coin purses available with some very blunt phrases. You can see them all on her site, www.shanieism.com.  They’re perfect for those times you’re forced to curb your language (raise your hand if you too want a “Saving My Coins for The Shit I Plan to Buy Retro Coin Purse?”.) As her slogan goes, her products are “creative shit for ladies who love swearing”.

Another cool accessory is the above gold-plated, 3 Piece Macaron Multi-Color Keychain, Purse, and Handbag Charm. These chic french favorites are available in four colorways and retail for $6.95 each. How freaking cute are they? We definitely need these delectable keychains in our accessories draw. What about you ladies? Any favorite items you must possess from It’s Pretty Charming?

 

Stuff Their Holiday Stockings with These Claire’s Christmas Gifts

It’s not too late, there’s still time to pick up those last minute Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers.  If you’re like us and hunting down some fun, last-minute holiday stocking stuffers, look no further than these Claire’s for some great Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers. This holiday season, Claire’s offers the coolest Christmas themed accessories. Gift your loved ones with phone cases, hats, jewelry, beauty products and quirky gifts like flasks, eye masks, et al. Check out some of the wonderfully festive Claire’s Christmas gifts available now

Get in the full Christmas spirit and indulge in a little holiday dress up with Claire’s Yuletide accessories like the Mrs. Santa Fingerless Gloves, Elfie Beanie, Ornament Necklace, Ugly Sweater Phone Case, Peppermint Candy Body butter, Glitter Brush Set, and so much more.

Quirky themed jewelry lovers will especially love holiday classics like the Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Earrings, Wreath Earrings, Christmas Ornaments Earrings, Candy Cane Earrings, and of course, the March of the Wooden Soldiers Earrings. Any of these Claire’s Christmas gifts will bring lots of joy to those on your nice or naughty list. And for those who prefer a more demure approach to celebrating the holidays, Claire’s has a vast amount of sparkling ad non-sparkling jewelry and accessory options.

Is someone on your list getting the latest smartphone? Why not add an extra gift with a fun phone case like the adorable Husky, Polar Bear, or Ugly Gingerbread Man Sweater phone cases. For those looking for a more traditional case, the above bejeweled Plaid phone case is perfect for the season of tartan. Beauty lovers can indulge in the makeup sets and bejeweled makeup tools (we are head over heels in love with the Eyelash Curler, Kabuki Brush, and Compact mirror, all of which perfectly compliments the Wine Opener covered in red stones.

Speaking of alcohol, you can’t celebrate the season without a little libation. Rounding out our highlight of Claire’s Christmas gifts is the cheeky holiday-themed Flask, like us, it too can be filled with the holiday spirit…….the choice of spirit is up to you. Now that you’ve seen some of the available Claire’s Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers, will you be making some last minute additions? What are you hoping to get in your Christmas stocking this year?

Defy Mother Nature with these Stylish Accessories

Thanks to Mother Nature’s some indecisiveness on the weather, we sometimes find ourselves unable to decide what exactly to wear. That tricky time when the weather transitions can be a frustrating one when it comes to clothing selections. Thank goodness that’s not the case when it comes to accessories. No matter the temperature or weather condition, you can just throw on a fab bag, or belt, or jewelry piece with nary a thought of mother nature’s shenanigans. We’re highlighting our fall must-haves from some of our favorite accessories brands, PONO by Joan Goodman, Joanna Maxham, Carrie K Jewelry, Moro Tran Luxury Bags, The M Bag, and Starling Jewelry. Join us as we indulge in some gorgeous jewelry and accessories.

CARRIE K

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It was love at first sight when we first laid eyes on the playfully, provocative artisan-crafted jewelry that is the Carrie K jewelry brand. The Singapore-based jewelry company offers stunning pieces, transforming ordinary items and ideas into fantastic, extraordinary jewelry. From the paint-dripping, Jackson Pollock-inspired pieces from the “A Beautiful Mess” collection, to the genius metallic-looking leather spokes and gears from the “Heavy Mettle” collection, you can’t help but be mesmerized. There’s so much to love from the Carrie K jewelry brand, you’re sure to find several gorgeous jewelry pieces to edge up your fall looks.

MORO TRAN LUXURY BAGS

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We were introduced to Moro Tran, a luxury range of handbags made in NYC, only this year and we’re already huge fans. The range of classic bags boasts premium aniline dyed Italian leather with fully lined leather flaps and pocket collars, as well as handmade, artisan hardware pieces made by the designer, Linda Moro, herself. The timeless silhouettes, crossbodys, wallets, and totes for women, can be found in short-haired Italian suede and Italian calf hair.

PONO by JOAN GOODMAN

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If you read this blog, then you’re very familiar with the jewelry brand PONO by Joan Goodman. We love the bold details, colors, and design aesthetic from this Italian Resin jewelry maker. The fall 2016 PONO by Joan Goodman collection blows us away like it does every season. We love jewelry that makes a statement, and every single piece from PONO could write a book. The colors, shapes and exquisite details from this jewelry brand say so much without you uttering a single word. Take your pick of any of the above necklaces, you won’t be disappointed.

JOANNA MAXHAM HANDBAGS

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Joanna Maxham is another luxury accessories brand we’ve highlighted on My Life on and off the Guest List. The brand doesn’t disappoint when it comes to classic luxury bags, especially since so much goes into making one bag. Did you know it takes seven people and 4-6 hours to make just one Joanna Maxham handbag? The stunning bags are hand cut to the smallest detail and assembled by a team of skilled artisans, assuring perfection from beginning to the end of the bag’s journey. This season, we’re loving the spacious convertible top handle Castaway handbag (pictured above) with the double zipper closure, and the oh-so-chic Flapper Mini (not pictured), a compact crossbody that doubles as a clutch and boasts fringe details on the front.

STARLING JEWELRY

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Delicate and sweet, Starling jewelry continues to offer pretty, barely-there pieces that celebrated subtlety. For those who love more understated jewelry that you can wear every day, no matter your outfit, the Starling jewelry brand is for you. The timeless and affordable fine jewelry is owned and operated by three women who use the highest quality materials to offer you the delicate jewelry pieces you see, without the standard markups.

THE M BAG

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Is your handbag a disorganized mess? Do you need help getting and keeping it from becoming a cluttered nightmare? The solution is one of the many bag options from The M Bag company, coming very soon. The M Bag is inspired by the organizational principles of Feng Shui and thoughtfully designed to foster a sense of peace, ease and beauty within you, and your handbag.