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Nicole Murphy Launches FLPbyNicoleMurphy Jewelry

Launched in Spring/Summer of 2010, FLPbyNicoleMurphy Jewelry (FLP stands for Friendship, Love Peace), was created by best friends Nicole Murphy (Ex-wife of Eddie Murphy) and Yolanda Braddy. This unique collection of jewelry sprang from the designers’ desire to create beautiful pieces inspired by nature. Finding their inspiration from their experiences in the fashion industry, traveling around the world, family and friendship, passion for jewelry-making and Yolanda’s extensive career as the head costumer on hit movies, tv shows and a celebrity stylist have come to create a unique collection.

 
 


The collection’s pieces are comprised of lava stones, Bali beads, Chinese crystal, smoky topaz, ebony wood, bone, turquoise and highlighted pave diamond stonework.

 
 

FLPbyNicole Murphy Jewelry features a mix of textures, stones, and metals that offer understated luxury and has been worn by several celebrities including Russell Brand, Adam Lambert, Sharon & Ozzy Osbourne, etc. Enjoy a few more photos of the collection below

Raquelle Bianco Jewelry Giveaway

Strongly influenced by Italian classic jewelry, the Raquelle Bianco  Jewelry Collection combines love for vivid materials crafted into modern shapes with a nod to family history. Named after the designer, Eddie Weiss’s, great grandmother who herself was a jewelry designer in 1910 when there were not many female designers, the Raquelle Bianco Collection utilizes traditional icons, classic ornaments and modern symbols which are translated into contemporary and fun jewelry with imaginative details. You’ll immediately notice the heirloom aspect of each piece, they certainly look like pieces I would want passed down to me.


Since its commercial launch at the 2010 JCK show in Las Vegas, the Raquelle Bianco brand has developed into one of the fastest rising brands in the jewelry world with over 200 USA retail stores clamoring for the vivacious colors, excellent price points and versatile collections. The JCK Show even voted Raquelle Bianco the best line for 2011. You can get to know the nine different collections – Blossom, Delice, Euphoria, Instinct, Nocturnal, Radiant, Rapture, Romantica and Serenity  which features bold colored necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings with Swarovski embellishments and a youthful personality on their newly launched website – http://www.raquellebianco.com; the design touches such as animal print, pucci-esque color inspirations and intricate design structure make these pieces a must have (I’m dying for the Red ring featured above from the Rapture Collection and the Black Spinel ring (also featured above) from the Euphoria Collection).

So in honor of Mr. Weiss’s bold and talented Great Grandmother (it took a lot of courage and strength for a woman to be a designer in the 1900’s), I am offering two very lucky readers their own Raquelle Bianco Jewelry piece. That’s right, two of you will win this gorgeous Raquelle Bianco Black and White Topaz Pendant

To enter this must have giveaway:

Leave a comment on this post stating one fact about Raquelle Bianco Jewelry.
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RAQUELLE BIANCO JEWELRY GIVEAWAY
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be legal U.S. and Canada resident, 18 yrs or older to enter. Sweepstakes to commence on April 3rd, 2011 at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and end on April 11th, 2011 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. My Life on and off the Guest List will determine (2) two winners by random drawing from all eligible entries to each receive a Raquelle Bianco Pendant. Limit one prize per household. Odds of winning are dependent on the total number of eligible entries. Approx estimated retail value of prize $79.00 each. Winners will be notified by email. Offer valid while supplies last. Giveaway sponsored by My Life on and off the Guest List; Prize provided by Raquelle Bianco.

Style Soiree with PNKElephant.com and Ginger + Liz Colour Collection

You guys may remember my coverage of a very cute and affordable accessory line called PNKElephant from owners/designers, Blair Sandlain and Kijafa Frink. You can refresh your memory HERE. Well the ladies are back to bring you more affordable and adorable jewelry.

The line is filled with fun, feminine, charming and bold jewelry that’s perfect for any Recessionista. It features classic feminine details like bows and classic round hoops to on trend styles like leaves, multi-lengths chains, three and four finger rings to dramatic embellishments like studs, big chains, pyramids, spikes and leather.  My favorite is the Silver Big Bow Ring featured in the photo directly below which retails for a very wallet-friendly $11.00

 

 

 The ladies also provided manis from the fun and colorful celebrity nail line Ginger + Liz

 

I spoke to Blair Sandlain about their new collection and what’s going on with PNKElephant. See the video interview below

Blair and Kijafa are also hosting a great contest on PNK Elephant.com. One aspiring fashion blogger will get the chance to guest-blog on PNKelephant.com for three months as they cover the latest trends. The winner will receive $100 worth of PNKelephant.com merchandise while three runners up will each receive $25 of PNKelephant.com merchandise. All applicants will receive a promo code offering them 10% off their next PNKelephant.com Accessories purchase. All you have to do is submit a 300 word fashion blog post featuring three PNK Elephant.com accessories by November 13th, 2010. The winner will be chosen the week of November 15th. You can get more information PNKelephant.com.

PNK Elephant Accessories New Collection Launch

A friend who knows my love of Accessories informed me of a hot new line and said I had to check it out, so when they announced a launch event – I had to be there – thus sharing my up close and personal experience with PNK Elephant Accessories to you dear readers.

The funny thing is, this is not the first time I have met with PNK Elephant Accessories co-owner, Blair Sandlain. If you just happened to find yourself at the Pamela Anderson/Richie Rich fashion Show during this past season of Fashion Week, then you may have noticed one of the jewelry designers was PNK Elephant Accessories. The collection is filled with bold jewelry; chunky and robust materials and textured are put together to create fun and eye-catching jewelry.


Even with models dressed in neon pink with rainbow brite colored wigs, the jewelry pieces had no competition in getting attention. The first necklace was my favprite but take a look at the other accessories – the bracelets, rings – oh the rings!!! The two and three finger rings are so chic, so out of this world – quirky, fun and a very nice addition to any outfit (please note the second photo below is of one of her male staff, not a model – before you guys start attacking lol)

Let me introduce you to designer/owner Blair Sandlain with some of her models below giving us the deets on her hot new line of accessories – you’ll be shocked on how affordable everything is.

About PNkElephant:

PNkElephant has been featured in: Creme Magazine, Right On! Magazine, SMOOTHGirl Magazine and EZO Magazine among others! High profile celebs such as: Richie Rich, Tinsley Mortimer, Pamela Anderson, Teyana Taylor, Olivia, Va$htie Kola, and top stylist are fans! Most recently, PNkElephant was tapped by Richie Rich himself to provide the accessories for his fall 2010 fashion show during New York Fashion Week. They were also the feature jewelry designer for the Marco Hall Fall 2010 fashion show.