Designer Spotlight – Rothy’s

January 11, 2017 / Uncategorized / 0 Comments /

Designer Spotlight – Rothy’s

After watching the same old tread walking around San Francisco, Rothy’s shines a new brilliant light with their versatile shoe: one with the ease of a sneaker but with the polish of a dress shoe. All done with low-waste, low-impact materials, hand-assembled for high quality and durability. A shoe you’d be happy to keep on all day! Oh and did I mention LOW MAINTENANCE…

Rothy’s sophisticated patterns on the 3D printer knit recycled plastic water bottles that have been transformed into a comfortable yarn that produces one luxurious and beautiful shoe. When needing a freshen up, simply throw your Rothy’s in the wash and let them air dry.


Designer Spotlight – Regalia Designs

January 4, 2017 / Uncategorized / 0 Comments /

Regalia Designs, Seattle Headdress Designer/Jewelry

“Nicole Carter, founder of Regalia Designs and lifelong fashion maven, has been designing beautiful and unique hair clips since 2009, when she recognized her deep desire to fill the world with embellishment and color.

I had seen other hair clips before, but I wanted something brighter, more sophisticated… not so festival- furry- over-the-top, just pretty…” Drawing inspiration from such fashion influences as Cleopatra, Heidi Klum, David Bowie, Frida Kahlo, Andre 3000, and Audrey Hepburn, Nicole crafts each original adornment with a gypsy-wedding style flair, where natural elements and luminous qualities unite. Using delicate combinations of vintage rhinestones, unique feathers, fabric flowers, silk, Swarovski crystals, pearls, lace and other delights, each accessory is guaranteed to complement any event, outfit and style.

In addition to the hair clips, kitty ears and top hats already available for purchase, patrons are able to order custom designs for their special occasions, such as weddings, holidays, festivals, as birthday gifts, or for specific ensembles, such as wedding and bridesmaid dresses, burlesque and belly-dancing costumes, or for circus, theater and dance performances. After gathering important information about the person and event, Nicole will create a personally tailored piece to add a touch of class and sass, a pop of color, and an elegant finish to any look.

Nicole has include wire-working, leather-working, and jewelry-making into her repertoire for new ways to dazzle and excite!”

Photography: Catrina Hall
Model: Stephanie Miller
Hair/Makeup: Rachel Jordan
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Designer Spotlight – Dorhout Mees

December 9, 2016 / Uncategorized / 0 Comments /
NUBIVAGANT by Dorhout Mees

‘ Nothing is more revealing than movement ‘
– Martha Graham

The gathering of birds, and other animals alike, moving in groups as one.

Their movement uncontrolled, yet feels like breathing in and out and looks like a well choreographed dance..

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They form bold silhouettes together and become a compact solid, only to fall apart in transparency in many different directions without ever touching.

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Techniques inspired on many unities forming one silhouette, like tactile 3 dimensional hand knits, together with animalistic trades like

Split paws, open slits on joints, so movement of a shoulder blade is accentuated when in movement. Gold earpieces accentuating the ear itself, and shiny tight arms, contrasted next to rough or woolly textures.

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Prints inspired by organic shapes like a flock of birds, hand woven fabrics that where woven with 6 different yarns that work together to create certain textures, in a way that the print becomes 3 dimensional, after adding heat. As a reference to animal skin..

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‘ The movement of so many different entities in this specific way, while becoming one all together is fascinating to me…, and so became the essence of this collection. ‘

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-Esther Louise Dorhout Mees


Designer Spotlight – Me&Ro

November 16, 2016 / Uncategorized / 0 Comments /

Me&Ro is at the front of the line when it comes to modern jewelry design! For the past 25 years, Robin Renzi has been creating a style of jewelry to express herself through the art of making jewelry and that couldn’t ring truer. inspiring a movement of personal, handcrafted fine jewelry. Robin Renzi, designer and founder, has been passionate about jewelry since childhood, with early memories of dressing up with her grandmother’s rings. This love blossomed into making jewelry since high school, an art she continued to perfect while studying dance. Performing in avant-garde theaters such as The Kitchen in New York City, and in a number of music videos including Steve Winwood’s award winning Higher Love video. And was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in 2008!

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Me&Ro is known for its unique designs, including bohemian chains, stackable rings, whimsical trinket necklaces, and fantastic corded bracelets, whose originality redefines the meaning of personal jewelry. Since its inception, the company’s symbolic multisex amulets have revolutionized the art of layering, embodying the wearer’s personal style.

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All our diamonds are conflict free and are in compliance with resolutions set forth by the United Nations (UN) and the Kimberly Process certification scheme, a joint initiative to stop the flow of conflict diamonds worldwide. Me&Ro uses only the finest recycled and ethically sourced materials.

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Mammoth or Mastodon Ivory that is 10,000 to 40,000 years old has been used in our fine jewelry designs; however, we no longer sell ivory and fully support the New York State legislation banning the sale and purchase of ivory in New York in order to prevent the trade of illegal elephant ivory.

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Me&Ro passionately believes in giving back. Supporting a number of charities by creating custom pieces of jewelry where 100% of the net proceeds are donated. Also showing support by donating to the cause and giving their time to help with their fundraising efforts. These include The Joyful Heart Foundation, BlinkNow, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Kageno, NewYork-Presbyterian Sloane Hospital for Women, The Tibet Fund, and The Charlotte and Gwenyth Gray Foundation to Cure Batten Disease among others. To date, Me&Ro has donated over $1 million to charitable organizations.