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They're the designers, boutiques, and artists who put a twinkle in your eye.
Jen Gotch and Jamie Coulter Ban.do
When pals Jen Gotch (a prop stylist/photographer) and Jamie Coulter (a wardrobe stylist) discovered they had simultaneously made themselves festive headpieces for special events, they realized they had a business on their hands. And Ban.do was born. Read more
The Bold and the Beautiful
Floral in the air.
Girls like to wear in their hair.
Don’t quit our day job.
We’ll leave the haikus and their accompanying headpieces to Ban.do, a brand new line of hair goodness from two L.A. stylists. Not for the demure wallflower, they’re big and bold in both size and color. The result: Complete and total awesomeness.
Jewel-tone peacock feathers and sparkly sequins are paired with bright tulle, silk flowers, and rhinestone brooches. The girls have wrapped, stitched, and glued the materials together for some serious va va voom.
Wear one on the anniversary of your birth, when you walk down the aisle, or 24-7.
Or, in their case, 5-7-5.
Available online at shopbando.com.
Liz Carey Bird Handbags
Model-cum-comedienne-cum-actress-cum-designer Liz Carey has succeeded at everything she gives a whirl, but her handbag line, Bird, goes above and beyond with classic styles in exotic skins and ethnic fabrics. Read more
Give ’Em the Bird
Seems like everyone around you has baby on the brain.
Show them bird brains are equally as fun (and poop a lot less) with Bird Handbags. The brainchild of ex-model Liz Carey, the line is named after the British slang term for “girl,” which she picked up during her stint in London.
And the carryalls are truly wonderful. Crafted from a wide range of fabrics, each is unique (and most can be customized). Over-the-shoulder numbers for every day come in a bevy of colors both bright (yellow, purple, red) and neutral (slate, cognac, pearl), as well as a variety of skins like ostrich, snake, and lamb. But the most special are those made from vintage Guatemalan wedding shirts (go, rich hippies, go).
Due to the American craftsmanship and attention to personal preferences, each bag takes up to six weeks to get after ordering.
Which sure beats nine months.
Alison Woodward Reverie
Alison Woodward studied Interior Design and Architectural Preservation, and her discriminating eye is apparent in her one-of-a-kind jewelry and belts made from antique and vintage items. Inspired by found treasures, each creation shows off the best qualities of its source. Read more
GORGEOUS Necklace made from vintage JAPANESE beads from the ’40s or ’50s
5d 14h 21m
This is a one-of-a-kind gem. A bluish white plastic rose w/ rhinestone stems and green metal leaves sits asymmetrically on red and clear glass beads. Must-have piece for any jewelry junky. Don’t miss this one!!!
3d 6h 46m
Serious craftsmanship went into this looker: Handmade shell art clusters from the ’30s are backed with aluminum-rimmed paper tags and hang from a vintage brass chain. This statement piece is not for the delicate flower!!! One of a kind. NO RESERVE.
Vintage cool Bright Blue Collector’s Piece!!!!!!
1d 11h 54m
This beauty is a mixture of stone and glass. The smallest beads are dyed soft stone, and the bigger circles are ’40s glass. A kitschy shooting range medal, also from the ’40s, dangles from the center. Shows off cleavage — SUPASEXY!
Green w/ envy vintage Tiered Necklace - ONE OF A KIND
3d 17h 33m
Condition: Like new
Japanese glass and plastic in various shades with old sterling chains for added structure and a handmade ceramic leaf pendant make this a keeper! A statement piece for any fashionista! Authenticity guaranteed. RARE!
Available online at reverienyc.com.