Open Call at Free People!

Free People is looking to add to their design team! Think you got what it takes? All you have to do is send in a submission showcases your god-given talent. No prior experience or education is required – just a love and understanding of the Free People aesthetic.

For more info, check out the Free People blog (aka Bldg 25).

Good Luck!

*image taken from http://blog.freepeople.com/

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Gilt on the Go!

Gilt Apps on the Go!I used to have anxiety attacks about missing my Marc by Marc Jacobs sales on Gilt.com. Now you can catch your Gilt sales wherever you are. Gilt have apps you can download for just about EVERY device. Android, iPhone, desktop, Blackberry – shop and purchase on the spot.

In case you are not familiar with Gilt.com, Gilt is an online community where you can shop private designer sample sales. Gilt offers great exclusive designer and luxury product at incredibly reduced prices. To shop, you must be a member – gain access here.

Now on Sale! Embellished Pieces

Whether it’s a cute charmed mini dress, art-deco clutch, or 20s Flapper inspired shift, we love embellished pieces… especially when they are on sale.

Sass & Bide Tell Me a Story DressSass & Bide Tell Me a Story Dress DetailSass & Bide: Tell Me a Story Dress $470 $329 on Net-a-Porter

BCBG Beaded Gold Clutch

BCBG: Beaded Gold Clutch $148 $81.40 on Endless

French Connection Isabella Beads Dress

French Conenction: Isabella Beads Dress $248 $199 on FrenchConnection.com

Nina Headbanger

Love your hair accessories? So does my great friend Nina Headbanger. Check out her custom made headbands and make sure to add her to your favorite Etsy shops!

Nina Headbanger Daisy Buchanan HeadbandThe Daisy Buchanan

Nina Headbanger Sacajawea HeadbandSacajawea Headband

Nina Headbanger Nagligivaget Eskimo Kiss HeadbandNagligivanet Eskimo Kiss Headband

New Years Toast!

Wishing our followers a Happy New Years! Follow your heart and make 2011 one for the history books! Cheers!

What to wear to an interview

Today I have a meeting with a high-end jewelry designer whose pieces retail in the thousands. Needless to say, nothing in my personal collection holds a candle to this specific jewelry designer’s work.  Now, the typical rule of thumb when meeting with a certain fashion brand you wish to make a good impression on is to wear their product… not happening.

So what does one wear?! I’ve thought about it and came to the conclusion that one should wear her best vintage pieces.  Reason being:

1) Although you are not wearing the brand, you are also not wearing any competition.
2) Vintage pieces tend to be eye-catching and have personality.
3) Wearing vintage is environmentally AND socially sound. Therefore, if the particular brand you were meeting with emphasizes eco and socially friendly production methods, you wouldn’t be offending them by wearing something that potentially came from dirty or conflict oriented mines.

With that said, I’m sharing some lovely pieces with you that I feel would make excellent impressions under the given circumstances.

Vintage Boucher Bird EarringsVintage Miriam Haskell Bracelet

Vintage Hobe Pendant Necklace

re-collect by Katcha Bilek

re-collect by Katcha Bilek - Bike Clutch1st: Made from an old bike tire! How cool is that?!

2nd: If you own a bike, you know how this bag will easily come into play!

Re-Collect.com features the upcycled designs of Katcha Bilek. I love these pieces because they are brillantly designed AND at first glance, I truly thought I was looking at a cool hand-crafted leather bag.

re-collect.com by Katcha Bilek - Imma Bag

This one is made from a tire as well!