Around the World Wide Web III

1. Hippie High

1 My adoptive siblings grew up in these era. My mother kept their clothes in the closet located in the other bedroom, one weekend when I was in freshmen high, I got bored so I raided said closet. I still remember the overwhelming smell of moth balls and old clothes like it was yesterday. it was a treasure throw for vintage lovers. My favorite piece was my brother’s brown belly bottoms. I went to a catholic private school that has a ridiculous uniform policy so I only got to wear them on the occasional “civilian” event and on weekends when I go out with friends. This image makes me nostalgic. via Retronaut

2. This vintage Chanel image

1 I have a thing with old photos in any form. Vintage fashion snapshots are especially a plus. via Life

3. Illustration of Oscar Awards dresses worn by the Best Actress through out the years

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4. Another article on why everybody should make Audrey Hepburn their hero.

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5. This Parisian home away from home

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Super chic and charming, this is my kind of place. Paris here I come

via AirBnB

6. This art deco inspired wedding band

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The hubs and I are renewing our wedding vows this year, I am now in wedding preparation mode. We didn’t have a big church wedding 10 years ago so this year in commemoration of that big event in our lives, we are throwing a huge party. It will be non-traditional, indie close friends and family type. I am so excited.

via Katie Diamond

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The Mala Beads hunt

Last week when I attended Amber’s vinyasa flow II  class we did a little chanting. Not going to lie the whole thing was weird in the beginning a) because I am still a newbie and does not know what it would do for me b) I thought there was a religious aspect, and made me does not want to participate c) I really just wanted to get to the physical part already. But after she explained the purpose of it to the class and the actual chanting closed, it turned out to be fantastic!

Our chant mantra: SA TA NA MA which translates to birth, life, death, rebirth. After chanting 108 times, I felt so relaxed. I get the same feeling after a day spa or retail therapy. I also discovered that after that meditation I was able to do the harder pose. Amber also mentioned that this method also helps protect one’s mind. That over time it should help the practitioner to break habits, focus, clarity, memory, concentration and control of emotions. It all sounds very good to me. So now I am in search of really cool mala beads necklace to go with this practice.

Here are my choices:

$(KGrHqZHJDUE63ZSDFoTBPeI!8j3fQ~~60_12 via MasNeena

$(KGrHqZHJDUE63ZSDFoTBPeI!8j3fQ~~60_12 via Golden Lotus Mala

$(KGrHqZHJDUE63ZSDFoTBPeI!8j3fQ~~60_12via Mala Collective

$(KGrHqZHJDUE63ZSDFoTBPeI!8j3fQ~~60_12 via Poshmark app – LovePrayMala

More info about the chant:

  • SA TA NA MA is so primal that its impact on our psyche is like splitting an atom. The power of his mantra comes from the fact that it rearranges the subconscious mind at the most elementary level. It has the power to break habits and addictions because it accesses the level of the mind where habits are created. – Kundaliniyoga.org
  • Why chant a mantra 108x?  find the answer here

 

Elizabeth and James

Or really Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, women my age grew up with them and probably admire them as an actress and as the respected designer they are today. I on the other hand still couldn’t decide. But ever since I read an article of their store opening, The Row in Melrose, I started kin-of-liking them. The layout of the place is genius and the minimalist feel is always an A+ in my book. it looks like a big open walk in closet sans the clutter. Then the next factor is the Elizabeth and James, gorgeous designs on both the clothing articles and jewelry articles, their price is also not bad, I wouldn’t mind paying for a $95 ring as pretty at this with high quality plating.

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via Saks Fifth Ave

Dannijo Fine Jewelry

I love Dannijo ever since I bought my very first friendship bracelet when it became all the rage 2 years ago. I have to admit, I loathe them, friendship bracelet I mean, I do not like the idea of wearing an accessories made in any type of fabric, thread, yarn, etc. Not because I am a total snob but because they tend to get dirty. But yeah 2 years ago up until last summer I was wearing them. What changed? They added blings and spike beads then all of a sudden I couldn’t resist them.

There were other brands that made them but Dannijo’s was my favorite, the brand is even more attractive now since they added a fine jewelry collection. the designs are so beautiful. Simple, delicate looking but have a lot or personality. My favorite piece of jewelry right now is the earring jacket trend, Dannijo have one of those and they are perfect!!!

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they also sell other fashion accessories like these ones

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via Dannijo

Elena Votsi

One of the many things I look for in a jewelry is the design (don’t we all), if price is not an issue and I could have anything I want at this moment, I would definitely pick Elena Votsi, the Athens School of Fine Arts graduated must have excelled in all her classes based on her designs. Her collection is something that will haunt my dreams. I’ve never wanted such jewelry before, they are unbelievable chic, modern and definitely a very good conversation piece.

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via Stone & Strand

A little DIY

It’s been  a while since I made a jewelry. I didn’t even realize how much I missed it until I decided I needed a chain for a Chanel medallion pendant I got online. I bought it as recycled fashion, the authentic pendant with a necklace chain but the chain does not match the pendant at all, I tried looking for a ready made chain but could not find the best one, so I decided for a DIY, nothing fancy, simple and basic, see material used below

1 – 17″ brass chain

1 – Brass Trigger clasp 1 – Open jump ring

1 – Flat nose pliers and curve tip nose pliers

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I found these materials at www.houseofgems.com. Their prices are reasonable, they ship fast and hey they are located in Orange County, CA so just 1 day ship to me. I searched for the right color of chains and findings at the other local stores but couldn’t find exactly what I am looking for to make this chain.

They also have some really nice beads for my future DIY later.

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It’s the gift giving season

First major holiday is over, I know everyone is extremely busy and scrambling to buy gifts for friends and families. Here are some of my recommendations.

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<Slate – Don’t Leave Me hanging earrings $52> {Michael Kors ring – $50} <Jenny Bird – Flagstaff earrings $45> { Gorjana – Bali Three charm necklace $118} <Turkish crystal ring – $55> {Peace Love Flair – Bar cuff $20} <Gorjana – Mesa Ring $45>{House of Harlow – Reflector Bar ring $58}  <Vanessa Mooney – The Starlight cuff $120> {Gorjana- Tavi Pendant necklace $125} ,Urban gems – Emerald studs $40>

 

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