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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.

PONO by Joan Goodman

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.

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.

Spring/Summer 2016 Luxury: Must-Have Accessories for Women

When it comes to making a statement, you can’t go wrong with accessories. We’re happy to share some beautiful and striking luxury accessories that’ll make your spring and summer wardrobe stand out in unique and luxe style. Feast your eyes on some must-have, luxury spring/summer accessories for women from PONO by Joan Goodman, Suzi RoherStarling Jewelry, Dara Senders Jewelry, and Joanna Maxham.

PONO by Joan Goodman

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When it comes to statement jewelry, no one does it like the PONO by Joan Goodman collection. This season is filled with eye-catching patterns, modern shapes, architectural-inspired silhouettes, and of course color. There are so many favorite pieces to behold and so many amazing accessories for women from PONO. We love the dual, and triple-hued Paper Chain Chokers (the ebony and sailor….both featured above are gorgeous), the earthy tones of the Bamboo Island Choker, and the unique shape of the Opaline Feather Necklace are beyond mesmerizing.

Suzi Roher Scarves

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The Silvia and Christina scarves all contain original art and photography that beautifully dissolves into obscured forms, and exquisitely layered colors when it is worn as you can see in the Girl with the Pearl Earring scarf. The unique coloring combined with the incredibly high-quality fabrics make these Suzi Roher scarves a must have.

Suzi Roher Belts

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Looking for a stylish, eclectic, handmade belt? Whether you’re looking for a classic or cutting-edge belt, these stylish accessories will add the perfect final touch to your look. The Suzi Roher belts invite the wearer to embrace things that make them and their style unique. Each belt is lovingly crafted in the European atelier tradition for superb fit in the best fashion.

Starling Jewelry

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If a bold statement is not your style and you prefer a more subtle stylish statement, look no further than the timeless and affordable fine jewelry from Starling Jewelry. These delicate pieces are made by hand with reclaimed or recycled gold and gemstones from repurposed or vintage jewelry acquired from trusted gem dealers. This classic, seasonless range of everyday jewelry complements everything in your wardrobe and can be worn alone or stacked with each other.

Dara Senders Jewelry

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Another jewelry brand offering minimal yet eye-catching pieces is the Dara Senders Jewelry collection. The highly feminine brand focuses on handmade accessories, such as hair ties and headbands, bracelets, and necklaces, using only the finest precious and semiprecious materials including, fresh water pearls, agate, quartz crystal, and Swarovski crystals. We particularly love the raw edges, metallic and iridescent tones and textures of the Allison Necklace.

Joanna Maxham

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If you’re looking for a handbag that will seamlessly take you from season to season, the fine leather handbags and accessories from Joanna Maxham may be just what you’re looking for. This luxury bag collection boasts chic and wearable styles that combine an understate color palette and effortless style. Modern shapes, feminine and sophisticated details and statement closures are key factors in these stylish accessories for women.

Whether you’re purchasing for yourself or buying as a gift, these wonderful luxury accessories for women are a must for any stylish fashion lover.

Accessorize Yourself in Luxury

Accessories are to fashion what makeup is to the face, they enhance your look, so naturally we always want to surround ourselves with the most wonderful accessories…..we’re sure you feel the same as well, and of course, nothing beats draping yourself in luxury accessories. Today we share some of our favorite items from such luxury accessory brands in jewelry, handbags, belts, and scarves. Are you ready to accessorize yourself in luxury from Vram Jewelry, Soltek by Marie Odile, PONO by Joan Goodman, Glass Handbags, Suzi Roher, and Joanna Maxham? Then let the tantalization begin with these Fall/Winter offerings!

PONO by Joan Goodman

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We can’t begin to tell you how much we love this luxury jewelry brand, PONO truly holds a special place in our hearts. Of course, this is no surprise because you can’t help but fall in love at first sight. Their Fall/winter 2015 collection boasts statement pieces that celebrate those who love to stand out. It’s filled with rich seasonal hues, bold jewelry shapes and as always, all are incredibly lightweight. If you’re looking for jewelry pieces to add some “wow” to your look, you should get to know PONO.

Vram Jewelry

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Though we are not in the market yet, we couldn’t help but be mesmerized by the stunning engagement and bridal jewelry from Vram. The covetably timeless collection will set your heart aflutter and not just because they are exquisitely handcrafted. Vram offers classic and modern silhouettes that you’d want to own and wear beyond wedding season.

Soltek by Marie Odile

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Need a handbag that will last a lifetime and make you the envy of everyone? We recommend the timeless classics from Soltek by Marie Odile. From the luxurious skins to the elegant and stylish silhouettes, you can always expect a compliment when wearing a Soltek. This season, we are mad for the embossed Stingray envelope bag, the cheetah printed pony hair bag with gold chain strap, and the royal blue and white bucket bag with fringe. So divine.

Suzi Roher

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While handbags and jewelry are a given, sometimes a cool and edgy belt or standout scarf is needed to top your overall look. Luckily you can get both from Suzi Roher. We are in the midst of scarf season and fashionistas are taking note to stand out. Suzi Roher’ scarves are wearable art…literally, as each boasts astounding artwork that more than catches the eye. Don’t be surprised if it becomes a conversation piece. Her belts add the perfect amount of edge to any look. You can rock a belt made from watch faces, funky wide belts with vintage closure, or even something that look a bit futuristic. the possibilities are endless with this collection.

Glass Handbags

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You already know that all Glass Handbags come with a patented built-in lighting system, so today we fawn over the luxurious fabrications available for fall/Winter, including embossed hair calf leather,  embossed lizard, cow leather in rich glorious colors, and patent chrome leather. We wish we could show you all of what we saw and drooled over from Glass Handbags but we’d be here all night.

Joanna Maxham

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One thought came to mind when previewing the Joanna Maxham Fall/Winter 2015 handbag collection – CHIC! The line offers classic shapes with standout details – the extra long tassel, color blocking, mixed fabrications, bold hardware, and modern updates. No matter the season, these bags will take you far.

Take our advice, visit the websites for all these amazing luxury brands, and get to know them and the other products they have available. They are a great place to begin to accessorize yourself in luxury.

Spring Ahead | A Sneak Peek into Hot Accessories for Spring 2015

Today we’re jumping far ahead to Spring 2015 to highlight some of our favorite accessories and accessory brands whose pieces we’re looking forward to seeing. Whether you’re looking for your next hot handbag or small accessories to add the perfect finishing touch to your look, you’d do well to begin your search with Glass Handbags, Pono Jewelry, Anne Touraine, Joanna Maxham, and Suzi Roher. Below are a few of our favorite pieces from each collection.

Glass Handbags

The Glass Handbag is a new step forward in merging technology with the modern woman’s request for style in a package. Its “brilliantly” crafted with an inbuilt soft-glow light to illuminate the contents in the night. All you style-craving ladies reading this will love the range (satchels, clutches, shoulder bags, cross-body) shapes (tear drop, diamond, tote) and textures (croco, lamb skin, vegan, ruby, emerald, gold dust and Mustard pebble). Check out www.glasshandbag.com for more information.

PONO Jewelry

Pono by Joan Goodman has delivered on its promise of quality, design and consciousness once again with some stunning pieces. Resin, horn, crystal and shell are some of the materials she uses. If you like bold, swirling necklaces that catch the eye, PONO has laid out an amazing selection. We love the mix of patterns and colors, and how deceptively light they are.

Anne Touraine Scarves

Even if you thought that you had a great scarf collection, you’ll be excused for not knowing how much Anne Touraine loves her collection and all the knowledge that goes with it. Ladies, she’s got a book that shows how many different ways there are to tie a scarf. You can get sassy, elegant, discrete, naughty or even get super creative and tie it to your shoes to spice up your look. Her twill silk scarves have a distinct stamp of generosity woven with style. Prints are rich with detail or eye catching abstractions.

Joanna Maxham

If you have a well defined way about your life and tolerate no fluff, then Joanna Maxham’s handbag collection adds chic substance to your lifestyle, with no side effects. We find her purses, satchels, and clutches as being very precise in their design, as well as modern, yet classic in their silhouettes and color palette.

Suzi Roher

Suzi Roher’s factory is in Canada where they are made under her careful eye. We stumbled upon her scarves and belts, which were very trendy to say the least. We were awed by her jazzy scarf prints, which included images of Campbell’s chicken soup, vintage photographs, and book images. Her marriage of technology into her accessories with timepieces showcased on belts left an distinct impression with us. Authentic in her expression, we find her wild at heart designs very inspiring for daily use.

Contributing Writer/Photos – Sid Katoley

Edited by Glasgow Skinner