Catching Up with Music Festival Fashion 2014

Music festival season is back in full swing and with that comes major fasion statments. Hair accessories, stacked bracelets, crossbody bags, and over the top sunglasses are just some of our favorite looks!

Check out some of the looks we love for this year’s fesitvals!

 

Coachella Street Style

 

Photographed from left to right (Top): Eric Javits ‘Squishy Hat’ Fedora, Ela Rae ‘Morah’ Necklace, and Electric Picks stacking beaded bracelets; Middle: Charming Charlie ‘Jessa Checkered’ Crossbody, Ela Rae assorted bracelets and handchain, and Rebecca Minkoff ‘Barb’ Sandal; Bottom: Ray-Ban ‘Wayfarer’ Sunglasses, Deepa Gurnani ‘Blush’ Headband, and assorted Kate Spade crossbody bags.

 

What will you be wearing this year?

Alex Woo Collaborates with Disneynature’s “Bears” to Benefit the National Park Foundation!

Accessories Council member, Alex Woo, and Disneynature‘s “Bears” have collaborated to benefit the National Park Foundation!

Alex Woo and Disneynature "Bears" Collaboration

In her third collaboration with Disneynature, Alex Woo has designed a gorgeous pendant featuring the franchise’s three newest stars, Sky, Amber, and Scout; a mother bear and her twin bear cubs, from the big-screen adventure, “Bears”. According to Woo, “As a mother myself, I instantly bonded with the theme and story of Disneynature’s new film “Bears.” I was really touched by the universal symbolism and significance of the relationship between mother and child. And in an effort to help preserve our national parks, I designed a special pendant that captures the true beauty and essence of American wildlife. The mother bear Sky watches over her twin cubs Amber and Scout while they look up to her for a shield and protection from the dangers of the wild. All mothers share a common bond of wanting to protect and nurture their child as best they can. So that was the story I wanted to tell through my design. The final element that I wanted to incorporate was the three snow-capped mountains at Katmai National Park that represent a different goal that Disneynature and the National Park Foundation hope to achieve: wildlife protection, habitat restoration, and conservation research. What is exciting about the National Park Foundation is that they are the gateway to everyone’s lives in experiencing nature; its goal is to connect people to the parks, protect them, and inspire people to learn more about them. I hope that you like it as much as I enjoyed designing it!”

The pendant is available in a variety of metals, including sterling silver and 14kt gold, and retails from $218-$1098. 20% of the proceeds from the piece will go towards the National Park Foundation’s efforts to conserve and preserve our National Parks, and allow visitors to continue to enjoy America’s national park system. The necklace will be available at www.alexwoo.com and other fine specialty retailers.

Alex Woo Disneynature Bears Collaboration

To purchase visit www.alexwoo.com and for more information on the National Park Foundation visit www.nationalparks.org.

Swarovski Shines at Fall/Winter 2014 Press Preview

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of visiting the gorgeous Swarovski showroom for the  Fall/Winter Press Preview and we were completely enamored by the amazing colors that we encountered!

Swarovski Fall/Winter 2014 Preview

The focus of the season’s collection is to truly bring together and experiment with art and light. Newly designed custom cut crystals, exclusive to Swarovski’s Fall/Winter 2014 line, assist in allowing light reflect so that each piece sparkles perfectly. Rich jewel tones set in black metal and silver add a little edge to otherwise ultra-glamorous statement pieces. Rose gold and mixed metals are also prevalent throughout the collection, and offer a fresh take on many of Swarovski’s classic pieces. And once overpowering, classic statement watches have been redesigned to offer a slimmer, more delicate look.

Overall, the Fall/Winter 2014 collection offers a fabulous balance of femininity and edge. It was difficult to walk through without taking mental notes of each and every piece that we are dying to get our hands on!

The Accessories Council and 92Y Jewelry Center Join Forces!

The Accessories Council and the 92Y Jewelry Center have joined forces to bring a series of conversations with some of the greatest jewelry designers of our time! The series kicked off last October with an entertaining and in depth discussion with Kenneth Jay Lane.

92y jewelry center alexis bittar

The 92Y Jewelry Center serves 1700 students each year with over 60 classes each term. The Center also offers weekly workshops in 4 studios, and is the largest program of its kind in the United States. Classes and workshops range from beginner introductions to advanced courses for those looking to refine their skills. Classes include gold and silversmithing, stone setting, wax carving, enameling, and the only Judaica metalsmithing program in the nation.

Most recently, the Accessories Council and the 92Y Jewelry Center had the pleasure of hosting two time ACE Award Honoree, Alexis Bittar, as he discussed his incredible journey as a jewelry designer with writer and producer Rima Suqi infront of a sold out crowd of over 200 guests! What started as “hawking his wares on the streets of New York” has turned into an immediately recognizable eponymous jewelry collection that is sold in 34 countries around the globe. Today, Alexis Bittar has been regarded as “one of the greatest jewelry designers of the 21st century.”

Stay tuned to see who our next featured designer of the series will be!

Spring is in the Air

Mother Nature has finally given us a little taste of spring, and we cannot wait to officially be able to break out our favorite Spring 2014 accessories!

From fun prints to vibrant colors, the handbag and small leather goods assortment this season is to die for! As for jewelry, we’ve transitioned from large statement pieces to delicate, pretty layering necklaces, bracelets, and rings for a softer more polished look.  And while we’ll always love our sky high heels, we are so excited to see a fabulous assortment flats and mid-height stacked heels!

Take a look at some of the looks we’re coveting this season:

Spring 2014 Satchel

Photographed from left to right: Henri Bendel ‘Carlyle Blocked Barrel’; Rebecca Minkoff ‘Cupid Satchel’; Tory Burch ’797 Medium Satchel’. Photos courtesy of Henri Bendel, Rebecca Minkoff, and Tory Burch.

Spring 2014 Sandals

Photographed from left to right: Valentino ‘Rock Stud’ Sandal; Jack Rogers ‘Liliana’ Sandal; Kate Spade ‘Fab’ Sandals. Photos courtesy of Valentino, Jack Rogers, and Kate Spade.

Spring 2014 Wallets

Photograhped from left to right: Rebecca Minkoff ‘Mason’ Wallet; Kate Spade ‘Cobble Hill Lacey’ Wallet; MCM ‘Mina’ Wallet. Photos courtesy of Rebecca Minkoff, Kate Spade, and MCM.

Spring 2014 Rings

Photographed from left to right: Jennifer Zeuner ‘Double Band’ Ring; Matterial Fix ‘Lace Stacking Rings’, Jennifer Zeuner ‘Celine’ Ring. Photos courtesy of Jennifer Zeuner and Matterial Fix.

Spring 2014 Small Crossbody Bags

Photographed from left to right: Henri Bendel ‘West 57th’ Crossbody; Vince Camuto ‘Julia’ Crossbody; Tory Burch ‘Robinson Perforated’ Crossbody. Photos courtesy of Henri Bendel, Vince Camuto, and Tory Burch.

Spring 2014 Barely There Bracelets

Photographed from left to right: Jennifer Zeuner ‘Stacy 3 Diamond’ Bangle; Sydney Evan ‘Yellow Gold & Diamond Dream’ Bracelet; Pico Designs ‘Open Kiss’ Cuff. Photos courtesy of Jennifer Zeuner, Sydney Evan, and Pico Designs.

Spring 2014 Flats

Photographed from left to right: Kate Spade ‘Gabe’ Flats; Valentino ‘Rock Stud’ Espadrilles; Rebecca Minkoff ‘Frankie’ Flats. Photos courtesy of Kate Spade, Valentino, and Rebecca Minkoff.

Spring 2014 Totes

Photographed from left to right: MCM ‘Shopper Project’ Tote; Kate Spade ‘Capris Espadrilles’ Tote; Henri Bendel ‘E/W ‘ Tote. Photos courtesy of MCM, Kate Spade, and Henri Bendel.

Spring 2014 Barely There Necklaces

Photographed from left to right: Alex Woo ‘Elephant’ Necklace; Sydney Evan ’14k Gold Pure Love’ Necklace; Jennifer Zeuner ‘Mia’ Necklace. Photos courtesy of Alex Woo, Sydney Evan, and Jennifer Zeuner.

Spring 2014 Large Crossbody Bags

Photographed from left to right: Tory Burch ‘Jane’ Crossbody; Kate Spade ‘Cobble Hill Little Minka’ Crossbody; MCM ‘Elda’ Crossbody. Photos courtesy of Tory Burch, Kate Spade, and MCM.

Spring 2014 Heel Sandals

Photographed from left to right: Tory Burch ‘Carolyn’ Wedge; Rebecca Minkoff ‘Ian’ Sandals; Vince Camuto ‘Medow’ Sandal. Photos courtesy of Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff, and Vince Camuto.

 

How will you be accessorizing once spring is in full force?

 

 

 

A Little Green Goes a Long Way!

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve decided to pick out our favorite green accessories. With so many different shades to choose from, we will definitely be having fun mixing and matching green into our wardrobe this season!

St. Patrick's Day Accessories 1

Photographed from left to right: Ela Rae ‘Sofi Peridot Earrings’; Kate Spade ‘Charles Street Kensington Handbag’; Charming Charlie ‘As the Romans’ Watch. Photographs courtesy of Ela Rae, Kate Spade, and Charming Charlie.

St. Patrick's Day Accessories 2

Photographed from left to right: Echo Design ‘Garden Paisley’ Silk Scarf; Rebecca Minkoff ’5 Zip’ Clutch; Isharya ‘Mohawk’ Ring. Photographs courtesy of Echo Design, Rebecca Minkoff, and Isharya.

St. Patrick's Day Accessories 3

Photographed from left to right: Matterial Fix ‘Floral Statement Necklace’; Valentino ‘Rock Stud Ballerinas’; Andrew Hamilton Crawford ‘Scroll Bangle.’ Photographs courtesy of Matterial Fix, Valentino, and Andrew Hamilton Crawford.

 

What accessories will you be wearing to make your friends green with envy this St. Patrick’s Day?

Purchase Your Tickets for the Accessories Council and Henri Bendel Shopping Soiree and Silent Auction Now!

 

Join the Accessories Council and Henri Bendel on Tuesday, March 4th for a night of shopping, bidding, and mingling!

Accessories Council and Henri Bendel Shopping Soiree Items

This year’s auction items include the ‘Little Vegas Club’ Necklace and “Little Vegas Spade and Heart’ Earrings by Alex Woo, the ‘Exotic Silver Metallic Ring Lizard Clutch’ by Monica Rich Kosann, the ‘Cupid Satchel’ by Rebecca Minkoff, a surprise hatbox filled with fabulous Henri Bendel accessories!

Other brands to be on the look out for at the silent auction include John Varvatos, Echo Design Group, Minnie Rose, Boy Meets Girl x Roman Luxe, Vince Camuto, Swarovski, Stella and Dot, Soxxy, Vita Fede, Sydney Evan, Kara Ross, Kenneth Jay Lane, Eric Javits, Bulgari, Alexis Bittar, Edie Parker, Gerard Yosca, John Wind, One Love Organics, Nancy Gonzaelz, MCM, and many more!

Where: 712 5TH Avenue, New York, NY 10019

When: 6pm-8pm

RSVP: rzeiger@lb.com.

 

2014 Fall RTW Fashion Week Round Up

We know it’s only February and it’s still brutally cold outside, but after seeing what’s in store for fall fashion, we can’t wait for the newest styles to hit stores!

Fall accessories seem to be all about variation this year. Expect to see bags of all shapes, sizes, colors, and textures—including fur! For the girl that loves to accentuate her waist, you’re in luck. Big belts are back and better than ever.  Also, with the multitude of fabulous hats that sauntered down the runway, having a bad hair day will be a worry of the past! As for jewelry, gone are the days of chunky layering. Instead, experiment with layering dainty pieces or wearing a single statement piece that gives off a cleaner, fresher look.

Check out some of our favorite looks from the past week!

Clutches:
Clutches Fall RTW 2014

Photographed from left to right: 2013 ACE Award honoree, 3.1 Philip Lim; Accessories Council member, Kate Spade; 2013 ACE Award honoree, 3.1 Philip Lim. Photos courtesy of Style.com.

Fur:

Fur Trimmed Handbags Fall RTW 2014

Photographed from left to right: Accessories Council member, Kate Spade; Accessories Council member, Tory Burch; Accessories Council member, Kate Spade. Photos courtesy of Style.com.

Shoulder Bags:

Shoulder Bags Fall RTW 2014Photographed from left to right: Accessories Council member, Rebecca Minkoff; Accessories Council member, Kenneth Cole; Accessories Council member, Kate Spade. Photos courtesy of Style.com.

Satchels:

Satchels Fall RTW 2014

Photographed from left to right: Accessories Council member, Rebecca Minkoff; Accessories Council member, Tory Burch; Accessories Council member, Kate Spade. Photos courtesy of Style.com.

Belts:

Statement Belts Fall RTW 2014

Photographed from left to right: 2013 ACE Awards honoree, 3.1 Philip Lim; Accessories Council member, Tory Burch; 2013 ACE Awards honoree, 3.1 Philip Lim. Photos courtesy of Style.com.

Hats:

Hats Fall RTW 2014

Photographed from left to right: Accessories Council member, Kenneth Cole; Accessories Council member, Kate Spade; Accessories Council member, Rebecca Minkoff. Photos courtesy of Style.com.

We know what styles we’ll be experimenting with come September, do you?

Join the Accessories Council and Henri Bendel For A Night of Shopping and Fun!

Join the Accessories Council and Henri Bendel on March 4th for a night of shopping, bidding, and fun at our annual Shopping Soiree and Silent Auction! This year’s Silent Auction will feature fabulous items from BulgariSwarovskiMCMNancy GonzalezVince CamutoAlex Woo, and more..!

2014 Shopping Soiree Invitation

We can’t wait to bid on some of our favorites! Be sure to purchase your tickets so you can too!

Check Out Catherine Canino Jewelry on HSN Just in Time for Valentine’s Day!

Be sure to catch Catherine Canino Jewelry on HSN just in time for Valentine’s Day! The HSN exclusive collection will be feature on February 11th at 2am and 2pm.

Catherine Canino Jewelry

As a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Catherine Canino has been designing jewelry for 20 years. Catherine’s eponymous line, sold at Barney’s and other high-end retailers and boutiques, launched in the early 90’s. After gaining recognition through Catherine Canino Jewelry, Catherine was named Designer of Ralph Lauren Jewelry. Her tenure at Ralph Lauren Jewelry allowed Catherine to learn how to build saleable collections, and gain invaluable industry experience. In 1999 Catherine re-launched Catherine Canino Jewelry, this time incorporating aesthetics such as gorgeous leathers, pearls and classic designs. The new line saw heavy influence from equestrian and nautical hardware, and gorgeous metal smith clasps became the focal point of each individual piece of jewelry.

Catherine Canino Jewelry’s latest collaboration with HSN will include 20 pieces, with a focus on “outfit changing” necklaces. The goal of the line is to allow women to update and enhance their wardrobe with a single piece of jewelry.  The line features 14k and 18k gold over brass closures, neutral tones and rich blues that will work with any wardrobe, and of course her signature pearls. With quality being of the utmost importance, each piece is hand inspected to ensure that only the best product is available to clients. With the line retailing for under $350, we are happy to say that there is the perfect piece for every woman!

When Catherine isn’t selling on HSN, you can find her collection at Oscar Blandi and in boutiques and fine specialty stores. You can also shop Catherine Canino Jewelry online at www.caninojewelry.com or www.hsn.com, keyword Catherine Canino.

Winter Weather Blues No More

Blistering cold weather is being experienced all across the US, but that doesn’t mean that fashionistas can’t look fabulous while dressing in numerous layers to beat the cold! Check out some of our favorite Winter Weather Accessories that will keep you warm while still looking chic.

 

Cold Weather Accessories 1

Photographed from left to right: Eugenia Kim ‘Lula Head Wrap,’ Johnston’s Cashmere ‘Paisley Print Scarf,’ and Isotoner ‘Leather Stretch Phone Friendly Gloves.’ Photos courtesy of EugeniaKim.com, JohnstonsCashmere.com, and Totes-Isotoner.com.

Cold Weather Accessories 5

Photographed from left to right: Johnston’s Cashmere ‘Women’s Cashmere Socks,’ Eugenia Kim ‘Felix Knit Hat’, and Johnston’s Cashmere ‘Houndstooth Gloves.’ Photos courtesy of JohnstonsCashmere.com and EugeniaKim.com.

Cold Weather Accessories 6

Photographed from left to right: Echo Design ‘Cashmere Skull Cap,’ Echo Design ‘Nostalgic Stripe Infinity Scarf,’ and Isotoner ‘Chunky Cable Knit Flip Top Mittens.’ Photos courtesy of EchoDesign.com and Totes-Isotoner.com.

Winter Weather Accessories 2

Photographed from left to right: Eugenia Kim ‘Carmella Newsboy Hat,’ Echo Design ‘Lace Stitch Infinity Ring,’ and Isotoner ‘Micro Suede Gloves.’ Photos courtesy of EugeniaKim.com, EchoDesign.com, and Totes-Isotoner.com

Winter Weather Accessories 3

Photographed from left to right: Isotoner ‘Women’s Irish Cable Lined Beret,’ Johston’s Cashmere ‘Block Panel Scarf,’ and Isotoner ‘Stretch Fleece Fur Cuffed Gloves.’ Photos courtesy of Totes-Isotoner.com and JohonstonsCashmere.com.

 

What accessories will you be wearing to keep warm on frigid winter days?

Thale Blanc Helps Bring a ‘Flutter of Hope’ to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Thale Blanc Flutter of Hope Clutch for Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Help support Deborah Sawaf, designer of Accessory Council member, Thale Blanc in her family’s ongoing support of children’s cancer research when you purchase from the gorgeous ‘Flutter of Hope’ collection. The ‘Flutter of Hope’ collection is meant to symbolize a new beginning just as the extensive research conducted at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the collection’s donation beneficiary, allows its patients to gain a new beginning.  According to Deborah, “this bag is intended to reflect the beauty of the woman carrying it with her significant contribution and support towards pediatric cancer research.”

The recently launched inaugural bag is a beautifully embellished clutch, adorned with three dimensional and engraved butterflies. 20% of the proceeds from the collection will be donated to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. As an inspiring reminder of how greatly appreciated your donation is, the side panel of each clutch is engraved with “my endorsement to find a cure.”

For more information on the ‘Flutter of Hope’ collection or to purchase, visit www.thaleblanc.com.

Bling In the New Year!

Make a statement this New Year’s Eve by adding a little sparkle to your look! What other night of the year do you have an excuse to get decked  out in a chic dress and over-the-top accessories?  Remember, once the clock strikes 12 a new year will have arrived. A new year for firsts and a new year for making unforgettable memories. Start 2014 off the right way with a fabulous look that no one will forget!

Here are some of our favorite looks for one of our favorite days of the year!

 

NYE 2013 Look 1

Photographed from left to right: Alexis Bittar Hyperion Fancy Hemetite Ring, Kate Spade All That Glitters Emmanuel Clutch, and Alexis Bittar Moonlight Pavo Fancy Chandelier. 

NYE 2013 Look 2

Photographed from left to right: Melinda Maria Cody Cuff, Kotur Margo Embossed Clutch, and Andrew Hamilton Crawford Snake Ring.

NYE 2013 Look 5Photographed from left to right: Charming Charlie Cosmic Clutch, Kate Spade Clink Clink Statement Earrings, and Kara by Kara Ross Pave Cuff With Mother of Pearl Resin.

NYE 2013 Look 3

Photographed from left to right: Kate Spade Grand Parade Alouette Clutch, Alexis Bittar Pavo Ruthenium Crystal Hinged Collar, and Alexis Bittar Moonlight Pavo Faux Stacking Ring.

NYE 2013 Look 6Photographed from left to right: Kotur Rockefeller Clutch, Kara by Kara Ross Braided Crystal Bangle, and Melinda Maria Lauretta Earrings.

 

How will you be accessorizing this New Year’s Eve?

Pre-Fall 2014 Accessory Trend Report

Expect to be making a bold statement with your handbag next year! Pre-fall 2014 collections have been strutting down the runway since the first week of December, and we are loving the overwhelming presence of gorgeous bags in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Intricate patterns, rich colors, stark white, and structured crossbodies, satchels, and clutches were designer favorites for the season.

Although handbags seemed to be the main accessory focus this season, we can’t help but mention the gorgeous pieces that debuted in Dallas at the Chanel show. Fingerless gloves and fringe played into the country western theme of the show and collection. Chunky multi-strands of pearls and statement necklaces, bracelets, and rings in rich jewel tones set in dark metal tied each of the ensembles together so perfectly that they gave the illusion of being a part of the actual clothing.

Take a look at some of our favorite looks to come down the Pre-fall 2014 runway so far!

Clutch Love

Pre-Fall Clutches

Photographed from left to right: Gucci, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Opening Ceremony. Photos courtesy of Style.com.

Satchel Chic

Pre Fall Satchles

Photographed from left to right: Jason Wu, Alice and Olivia, and Burberry Porsum. Photos courtesy of Style.com.

Chanel: Western Meets Glamour

Pre Fall Chanel Accessory Favorites

Photos of Chanel Pre-Fall 2014 Runway courtesy of Style.com.

Top Handle Perfection

Pre Fall Top Handle Bags

Photographed from left to right: Alice and Olivia, Opening Ceremony, and Gucci. Photos courtesy of Style.com.

Crossbody Craze

Crossbody Bags Pre Fall 2014

Photographed from left to right: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Tory Burch. Photos courtesy of Style.com.

What styles will you be wearing next year?

Holiday #ACTOPPICKS 2013 Part 3

Still searching for the perfect gift? Check out the last of our top Holiday gift picks!

MANUEL RACIM: Premier, French Made-to-Measure Shirts- $125 and up

ManuelRacim is the premier purveyor of French made-to-measure shirts in New York. Each shirt is tailored to the individual specifications of the client, taking full advantage of an effortless customization process and the exquisite craftsmanship of our century old atelier. Sumptuous Italian fabrics meet refined styling to achieve timelessly elegant design.

Manuel Racim

Available on www.manuelracim.com.

 

RANDOLPH ENGINEERING: Rose Gold Concord Sunglasses- $169

The classic Randolph Concorde is plated in a new luxurious 23k Rose Gold. AGX polycarbonate lenses offer lightweight comfort for all-day wear.

Size: 57mm (medium)

Finish: 23k Rose Gold Plated

Temple: Skull

Lens: AGX PC

Randolph

Available on www.randolphusa.com.

 

ROTENIER: POTHOLE CUFFLINKS- $495

Treat the man in your life to something special with these sterling silver Pothole Cufflinks. Doubled sided, black obsidian & mother of pearl.

Rotenier

Available at Bergdorf Goodman.

 

SARA DESIGNS: The Editor Wrap Watch- $330

Feel the power of this men’s inspired design. Bold persuasion and chic detailing merge to create an exquisite statement. This iconic piece has become a classic in the Sara Designs collection. Gradient textures are created with layers of varying gold chain.

Sara Designs

Available in Gold, Silver, Rosegold at Shopbop.com.

 

THALE BLANC: Flutter of Hope Clutch- $985

Butterflies are a symbol of new beginnings. Designer Deborah Sawaf created ‘The Flutter of Hope’ collection as a symbol of her family’s ongoing support for pediatric cancer research. With 20% of proceeds going directly towards research at children’s hospital Los Angeles (www.Chla.Org), Deborah hopes she can create a new beginning.

The inaugural bag in the collection is a beautifully embellished clutch with a flight of three dimensional brass butterflies and masterfully engraved butterflies.

As an inspiring reminder, the side of the clutch reads ‘my endorsement to finding a cure’ so every time a woman steps outside with the flutter of hope, she is helping take a step for finding a cure.

Thale Blanc

Available on www.thaleblanc.com.

 

TRELLIE: Phone Call Light Alert System- $49.99

Trellie is for the busy woman who doesn’t want to miss connecting with the people and calls that are important to her. Trellie is the stylish, easy-to-use device that, through its light alert system, assures she’ll never miss another incoming call even if her phone is buried in her purse or briefcase and she doesn’t hear it ring.

Unlike other wireless phone devices that focus more on male purchasers or become complicated with too many fancy “bells & whistles”, Trellie is designed solely to solve this single frustrating problem experienced by so many women today.

Trellie Close-up

Available on www.trellie.com.

 

VEVLODYNE: vBold Headphones- $349

Our wireless headphones offer Bluetooth connectivity compatible with your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or any Bluetooth capable device. Wireless sound reproduction is accurate and true thanks to aptX coding. A direct connect audio cable is included for optional wired connection.

Velodyne vBold1

Available on Amazon, velodyne.com, bestbuy.com, brookstone.com, and in airport wireless stores.

 

What are you favorite gift picks for the Holiday season?

Holiday #ACTOPPICKS 2013 Part 2

If you still haven’t found the perfect holiday gifts, don’t worry. Today we have even more of our top gift picks this season and you won’t be disappointed!

 

EVITA PERONI: Holiday Gift Set- $271

The Evita Peroni Holiday Gift set includes three stunning pieces from the Gold Collection, made with Swarovski Elements. The Esther Hair Band is a tribute to old world opulence; style with accessories of similar style.  The Eugenie Hair Clip makes a chic day-to-evening piece; wear with a messy chignon or a sleek updo. Sparkling with Swarovski glass & Hotfix stones, the Fernanda Bobby Pin is a chic addition to any hairdo; style with anything from jeans to a LBD.

Evita Peroni

Available on www.evitaperoni.com.

 

HOLY BAUBLE: Saint Christopher Cuff Links- $98

Saint Christopher Cuff Links, patron saint for safe travels.  Hand pressed and hand enameled in sterling silver.  Available in a variety of colors.   Proud to be USAmade.  Perfect gift for the gentleman in your life, keeping them safe in their travels!

Holy Bauble

Available on HolyBauble.com.

 

ILORI OPTICAL: Black and Gold Chanel Noir Sunglasses- $590

The BLACK AND GOLD CHANEL NOIR, Karl Lagerfeld has harnessed the power of black and the allure of gold for an elegant combination that intrigues and attracts. In the exclusive “collection in the collection”, gold-toned metal outlines and details add a subtle but striking contrast. To further heighten the senses, the temples are hand covered in exotic stingray skin, known as galuchat. The stingray skin, soft and smooth to the touch is considered one of the most durable leathers in the world.

Ilori

Available now at ILORI Soho, 138 Spring Street (212) 226-8276.

 

IX STYLE: Haurache Sandals- $89

Ix Style’s mission is “to provide clean drinking water to children. While their focus and heart is in Guatemala, some of their partners help children worldwide. No child is more important than the other.” IX Style sells affordable, high quality shoes that are handmade by artisans in Guatemala. The shoes are a take on the typical Mayan shoes called Huaraches that are sold at the marketplaces surrounding the lake. Although huaraches are known for being a simple style and lasting only a few wears, IX Style has recreated these shoes with durable materials such as leather, cotton, and rubber in order to make a shoe that will allow for wear through many seasons. For each pair of shoes that is sold, fifteen percent of the profits will go to the charities that IX Style is affiliated with.

Ix Style Shoes 2

Available at www.ix-style.com and Anthropology, Asos, and Holt Renfrew February 2014.

 

JACK ROGERS: Navajo Sandal Charm Necklace- $38

Navajo sandal charm necklace. Charm is 1 inch long. Adjustable lobster clasp closure. Chain length is 16-19 inches. Chain drop is 8-9½ inches. Ships in our signature jewelry pouch and box. Available in silver, gold, and rose gold.

Jack Rogers

Available on www.jackrogers.com.

 

JING AI:Sierra Glow Duo with Kabuki Brush- $35

Jing Ai which means “pure love” in Mandarin Chinese is an eco – chic beauty brand inspired by the timeless memories of the love shared between founder Donna Cristino and her grandmother Rose who passed away of breast  cancer.  To honor her grandmother’s life all of the Jing Ai products are named after different roses from around the world.  The brand is made with USDA  certified  organic ingredients and is gluten free, vegan and we are certified by the Leaping Bunny because we would never test on our furry friends.  Our fiber board packaging is made in the USA and is 100% biodegradable and recyclable because we love the earth.  When you purchase a Sierra Glow Duo it comes with a little piece of wildflower seed paper in the component.  If you plant the seed paper into the earth and water daily for someone you love it will grow you a beautiful bouquet of wildlflowers.  So not only does Jing Ai make you look beautiful but it makes your heart smile too!  We give 5% of our proceeds to breast cancer charities year round.

Pure Love_Duo_8-6-12

Available on www.jingaiskin.com and HSN.

 

LEIGH ANN BARNES: Cuff Change- $45

Hand-painted Italian leather reversible cuff bracelet with cufflink & our signature good fortune coin charm. Made in America.

Leigh Ann Barnes

Available online at online at leighannbarnes.com and in stores at Nicole Miller Boutiques in Philadelphia, Chloe’s Closet Boutique in Florida, and Checkmate Shoes in Canada.

 

Be sure to check out the rest of our holiday gift picks tomorrow!