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PONO 2018 Holiday Jewelry Sample Sale

Shopping NYC: PONO 2018 Holiday Jewelry Sample Sale

The gifting season is almost upon us and we all know one gift that’s always a hit for the ladies – jewelry!! What’s better than giving the great gift of jewelry? Saving on those holiday jewelry gifts. We’re happy to once again share the upcoming PONO 2018 Holiday Jewelry Sample Sale. As you know, we are obsessed with the stunning Italian Resin jewelry (which you may remember Rihanna rocked in the June 2018 issue of Vogue). Well, here’s your chance to score some of the gorgeous PONO jewelry at wonderful sample sale prices.

PONO 2018 Holiday Jewelry Sample Sale

Get gorgeous gifts galore with a stop into the PONO 2018 Holiday Jewelry Sample Sale where the bold and beautiful baubles are all 50-80% off.  Shop and save to your heart’s content while you meet PONO’s Creative Director, Joan Goodman and feast your eyes on gorgeous goods from $5.00 – $500.00.

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Go big with a posh pair of oversized Moon Resin Earrings – once $100 and now all yours at a fantastic $55.00. Score the sensational hand-sculpted, beaded Italian resin Allegra Necklace, previously $600.00 – now available at an amazing $250.00.

Steal the crystal-clear multilevel geometric Sea Glass Necklace for $175.00 down from a former $415.00, or own the Angle Bangle, a fusion of poetry and geometry – regularly $65.00, now yours for only $25.00. For the finish, indulge your wrists at the bangle bar, where 3 pieces are yours for only $25.00, 5 go for $30.00, and 10 can be taken for $50.00. All bangles are originally valued at $30.00 – $45.00 each.

How do you get to the  PONO 2018 Holiday Jewelry Sample Sale? Head over to 224 W 30th St., Suite 304, between Seventh and Eighth Aves. Hop on the following subways: B, D, F, M, N, Q, R to Herald Square, or the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E to Penn Station. The sample sale runs from Monday, Nov 26th through Friday, Dec 7th, from 9am–6pm. Please note the location is closed on Sundays. For more information on PONO and the upcoming sample sale, call (212-216 0022).

What are you looking forward to buying at the PONO 2018 Holiday Jewelry Sample Sale?

Kent Stetson Handbags: The Artistic Side of Fashion

While attending an event during the winter season, we spied one of the event’s attendees with a clutch so fabulous, we had to stop her and inquire.  We found out that fabulous holiday designed clutch (it was accented with working small c7 Christmas lights) is from Kent Stetson Handbags. Although it took some time, we’re happy to bring you more of the stunning collection from the fun, whimsical, and extraordinary handbag label.

It will come as no surprise that Kent Stetson’s background is in art. His signature asymmetrical and non-asymmetrical clutches (they all come with a handy crossbody strap), and larger day bags are fun conversation pieces. As we previously stated, the clutch we saw was so eye-catching, we were compelled to find out more about it.

The Kent Stenton Handbags has a wonderful variety of design options made from luxury-quality coated canvas, and we wish we could highlight them all but this would end up being extremely long. We are, however, sharing our favorites with you today.  The shoe addict and those who love adult beverages will love the following clutches, the Heels Clutch ($208.00), Cosmopolitan Clutch ($205.00), Rosé Clutch ($205.00), and the White Wine Clutch ($205.00).

For you metal heads, and by that, we mean metallic fashion; you’ll love the following rich metallic and textured styles: the Disco Ball Clutch ($298.00), Ivory & Gold Paillette ($198.00), Gold Paillette Clutch ($198.00), and the Silver Paillette Clutch ($198.00).

For those looking for bold and memorable color and prints, you’ll love the Peacock Clutch ($198.00), Cherry Blossom Clutch ($212.00), Celestial Clutch ($208.00) –  complete with battery powered lights, and the Dripping in Gold Clutch ($198.00).

Last but certainly not least, for those of who loves the natural beauty of geodes, the Kent Stetson clutches featured above are perfect for you, most of which are accented in crystals and agate. Going clockwise, we have the Black Geode Clutch ($230.00), Aqua Geode Clutch ($230.00), Topaz Geode Clutch ($230.00), and the Tropical Geode Clutch ($230.00).

All Kent Stetson handbags come with a removable cross-body chain, logo dust bag, clear vinyl inner pocket, and are individually signed by the designer artist himself. So there you have it, your new bag obsession. To get to know more about Kent Stetson and their amazing collection of bags, visit www.kentstetson.com.

 

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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.

 

Purse First: Chinyere Ugoji Fall 2016 Handbag Collection

In honor of the epic words of Bob the Drag Queen, we’re heading into the fall season, “purse first”! What better time than National Handbag Day to celebrate the wonderful handbag collection from a friend of ours. You’re well aware we love spotlighting upcoming designers and indie brands on My Life on and off the Guest List, so it’s only natural that we introduce you to the Chinyere Ugoji Fall 2016 Handbag Collection. We first introduced you to this high-end, indie leather handbag designer back in February when she held an introductory handbag trunk show. Now all the bags we saw are available and ready to chic up your wardrobe with their elegant silhouettes.

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As we stated back in February, the Chinyere Ugoji Fall 2016 Handbag Collection is an accessible luxury brand that features a range of chic handbags focused on quality, modern design, and innovation. The handbag collection boasts minimalist designs, and classic silhouettes with an incorporated higher function. Thanks to its interior LED touch light system which is integrated into each handbag, you will no longer go blindly digging into your purses. Chinyere Ugoji wonderfully combines fashiona nd function with her luxury leather bag collection and if you think you can choose a favorite, think again. I’m currently in love with the Mackenzie Tote in Azure Blue, the Veronica Signature Laptop Bag (shown in the first photo), the Soho Satchel, and the Claudette Portfolio Clutch (pictured below).

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There are several styles from the Chinyere Ugoji Fall 2016 Handbag Collection to love. Whether you go for a travel bag, hobo, clutch, crossbody, or tote, you’re sure to find a bag to fit your needs.

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Each carefully crafted leather handbag has a built-in touch light to illuminate the contents of your bag in dark or dimly lit areas. The LED touch light is encased in a small leather pocket on the upper interior of the bag (get an upclose look in the photos below). This innovative pocket light can also be positioned to illuminate exterior objects like your front door lock, a menu or check in a dimly lit restaurant.

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The LED light is flexible to both the inside and outside of the bag and only requires a simple tap or swipe of the finger to switch it on and off. The LED light is powered by a small watch battery that is easily replacable and turns off automatically after 30 seconds to conserve power.

Whata re your thoughts on the Chinyere Ugoji Fall 2016 Handbag Collection? Do you have a favorite style?

Affordable Luxury for a Limited Time: High-End Watches at Kmart

Just in time for Graduation, and Father’s Day, Kmart is giving you the gift of luxurious time at shockingly affordable prices. If you’re a fan of high-end timepieces such as Bulova, Invicta, Red Line, TechnoMarine, ToyWatch, Racetrack, Swiss Legend, Lucien Piccard, and much more, then run, don’t walk to Kmart. Why? Thanks to an amazing one-time deal you can score all these high-end watches at Kmart. These luxury watches are available at up to 90% off of their listed retail price for a very limited time. In other words, once they’re gone, THEY. ARE. GONE. What better gift to give than the luxury of time?

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Imagine paying only $50.00 for a $500.00 Invicta watch, or snagging a $900.00 Swiss Legend watch for only $89.00! Starting today, Saturday, June 11th at Kmart…..YOU CAN!! You will never find another great deal or the opportunity to get your hands…er…wrists on some of these incredibly high-end watches. Thanks to Kmart amazing continuous insight into offering members and customers unique deals, you can take advantage of this one-time inventory buyout, which will feature more than 180,000 different luxury watches available for sale, to get the perfect watch for dad, your grad, or yourself, and because this deal is limited, no one will know you got these amazing high-end watches at Kmart, unless you tell them.

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This is sure to be the biggest watch blowout sale ever! You’d be remiss to not take advantage of this. In a time when we all want luxury without paying the luxury price, this once in a lifetime savings opportunity is the perfect time to do so. These watch brands are known for their craftsmanship, brand history, and legacy, and innovation. Every style is an investment and a classic that will last you for years to come.

Will you be taking advantage of the very low prices of these high-end watches at Kmart?

Martella Bags Welcomes a Distinctive New Collection

Two years ago we were introduced to a new bag line, Martella Bags, and instantly fell in love.  Two years later, we’re still getting compliments on our Martella Bags Rotondo Convertible Backpack, one of the many unique bag styles from the innovative brand. You can refresh your memory on our Handbag Heaven | The Luxurious Debut of Martella Bags post. Today we’re sharing the newest gorgeous styles from Martella’s latest collection, filled with the details we fell in love with and lots of color.

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The new Martella Bags collection offers many new and fascinating interpretations of the most basic shapes: a perfect circle, an isosceles triangle, and a sharp-edge rectangle that are transformed into stylish, high-end leather bags under the hands of designer Idan Yosefov. The idea of detaching and re-attaching elements that were so prominent in the first collection is continued in this collection, with added details such as concealed pockets, and zippers with double functionality. As with their first collection, these new Martella Bags are made from quality leathers imported from Italy and Turkey. Get ready for more cool backpacks (including the LBP – Little Backpack, the next “it” bag), bucket bags, chic totes, crossbody, frame handbag (our favorite style from this new collection is the Tres Tricolor Mint handbag).

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The collection is divided into three main groups:

  1. Classics: geometric cut calf leather bags in the timeless hues of black, and white
  2. Blues: a perfect combination of the cool-hued calf leather in standout colors of mint, gray, and blue
  3. Punk: classic black meets metallic leather skins in edgy shades of silver, and gold

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The new Martella Bags collection offers a wide range of sophisticated yet trendy, chic yet functional, and inconceivably beautiful bags that ranges in price from $255.00-$449.00. What are your thoughts on the newest bag collection from Martella Bags? Which styles are your favorites?

 

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.

The Season of Style: Zenzii Jewelry and Accessories Collection

As you may or may not have recently heard, the bi-annual fashion weeks are headed towards being an in-season event. While the fashion and accessory industries have several items that are seasonless, there are many stylish things we have to patiently wait for to be in season. Luckily the jewelry and accessory label we’re highlighting today is not one of those. Zenzii Jewelry has always been way ahead of the game, offering seasonless pieces that you can enjoy year’ round. We had the pleasure of being introduced to the Zenzii Jewelry and Accessories Collection by a very stylish friend of ours, and to say it was love, at first sight, is an understatement.

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The stunning range of jewelry is the brainchild of very stylish couple, Shawn and Jenny Li, who combined their individual design ideas (her fashion, him analytical) to create this beautiful collection of striking and impactful jewelry.  Zenzii is teeming with bold, statement jewelry that screams of regality, and celebrates the woman that is confident in her beauty and style. We see each Zenzii piece as a crown, a spotlight on the details that shows off a women’s personality, whether she’s into bold, bright pieces, neutral or classic tones.

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You can’t help but be enamored and completely under the spell of these pieces fashioned in metals, pearls, resin, and fabric, many with beads and gemstones adding even more to their stunningly ostentatious design details. The true beauty and reason for the success of the  Zenzii Jewelry and accessories brand is, it does not rely on just one design aesthetic, instead focusing on what makes a woman happy……we love to be noticed of course, and to celebrate our distinct style.

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The line does a fantastic service of offering women a choice of statement, and more delicate pieces. It also absolutely has a great selection for the women who fall somewhere in between those two style personalities. We’ve personally tried to select our favorite pieces but that is an impossible feat when every piece of jewelry is a standout.

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What’s even more amazing about Zenzii Jewelry and Accessories’s is its price point. Their classic collection ranges from $20.00-$150.00, and their high-end, luxury collection ranges from $75.00 – $300.00. Both collections are available on www.zenzii.com. Are you ready to enjoy seasonless style?