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What is the IT color?

What is the IT color?

ALL OF THEM! Every where I look, COLOR, COLOR, and more COLOR! I’m finding color where once color wasn’t! First designer handbags, then watches, what’s next? Socks, tennis shoes, and sunglasses! Maybe in this cold, grey environment with all financial and global turmoil, we need to see sunshine and rainbows when we can’t find our spirit any where else? Well then, good for us!

Rolex, Cartier and even some amazing great colors on David Yurman cocktail rings!  These are fashion forward styles, but found a retailer on EBay that helps all of us everyday people. Check out this site:

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Rolex has COLOR!

http://stores.ebay.com/RLJ-Designer-Jewelry-and-Watches

Color everywhere!  I see color in shoes never seen before! Who knew florescent yellow could be such a great spring color to wear with something as casual as jeans! Almost anything goes!

Even in the luggage business! Something as laptop sleeves and carriers, they are not just black or brown anymore! When we want to make a statement, we don’t want to stop with our clothes or shoes, we take it all the way!!!

In the kitchen, we see color in knives, in our mixing bowls and in our Kitchen Aids.  I hope we never see this trend end, because I feel like my eyes just can’t get enough of COLOR!

Pink: But not just any pink! Honeysuckle pink (a bright, almost reddish hue) was voted the color of the year by Pantone

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Fashion, What is the IT Color? Pink
Orange: Fashion loves orange –  it sprung up in a bushel of juicy hues in the spring…. is it still worth “picking”
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Fashion, What is the IT Color, orange?
White: Yes. of course! Spring, summer… forever.
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Fashion, what is the IT color? White?

Earth Tones: In a sharp contrast to everything else, refreshingly, wearable earth-colored tones ranging from sand to a Santa Fe rusty red is a welcome trend.
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What is the IT color? Earth tones?
Blue: Blue is eternal, but is it the IT color?
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What is the IT color? Blue?

Yellow: Yellow isn’t easy to pull off, but if you can, you can rock your scene and pop in a crowd!
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What is the IT color? Yellow?

So next time you’re talking to your friends and discussing the next big color, let them know that their favorite color is “THE” color! Here’s what the refinery29.com reported about predictions for January… were they right?
Reported by Miyoshi K., for Raymond Lee Jewelers Blog. Raymond Lee Jewelers is Boca Raton’s premier Jewelry and Fashion Handbags Store!

Masculine Monday: A Vintage Village Guide to Men’s Fashion

Ruby Lane: Vintage Village

SWANK Vintage 1960s Mother of Pearl Cuff Links

Masculine Monday: What has Vintage Done For Men Lately? A whole lot of greatness! With 1930’s style vests, unlined blazers, throwback retro baseball caps and a Converse dedication to preserving vintage presentation, Men’s Fashion 2012 will be garnished with many more valiantly vintage garments and accessories.

To this, we celebrate!

These white Mother of Pearl cuff links are offered on Ruby Lane, Vanity Flair Vintage 

via Vintage Village!

Available at the Vintage Village Page of Callooh Callay

This sweet vintage travel alarm clock, made in Occupied Germany U.S. Zone by Welby, works wonderfully and folds up into a leather case that looks like a suitcase.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/77926703/vintage-1940s-occupied-germany-welby

One last modern man’s vintage must have….

The Skinny Tie.

Fleur-De-Lis Skinny Tie Circa 1940s

"A great vintage man's tie circa late 1940's. The design has a great pattern with a bit of funk. The background is a dark red, the fleur-de-lis design is ivory, gray and black. The material has an interesting texture and pattern of diamonds in the weave as well as a slight sheen. The photos were taken both with a flash and natural light-the tie appears more red with the flash,  the darker photos best show the overall color and the flash ones show the weave & texture. Condition is excellent, very clean and without wear, damage or stains. Measures 50" long and 3.25" at the widest. A wonderful vintage tie in amazing near mint condition."

Vintage Fashion is here to stay, gentlemen. And it's looking better now than even the first time around. Have some fun with these vintage accents in 
2012!

Why Don’t You Have These Headphones?!

These awesomely authentic Aerial7 Royale Headphones are made with genuine full-grain genuine leather, customized cushy ear cups and re-inforced aluminum outer ear housing.  Royale in every way, the isolated design blocks outside noise completely and speakers are equipped with superb 50mm drivers deliver the crystal-clear lows, mids, and highs. With precision sound quality, these radically retro looking headphones invite you to listen to music just the way it was intended! 

Powerful and plushy sound puppies, these headphones are seriously stocked with additional premiums for the snobbiest of music snobs. Included with purchase are a heavy duty, extendable coiled DJ cable, a lightweight cable with a mic for using with a cell phone, a 3.5mm to 6.3mm (1/4-inch) adapter, and a carry bag. For the amount of engineering and technical authority the Aerial7 Royale Headphones offer, the price of $399.99 is justified. (not Justin Timberlake ‘cry me a rive’ justified) Just… justified.

I personally wouldn’t be able to allow myself that kind of wallet leverage, as while I’m a music enthusiast, I do still rock my diskman and Sony walkman from the later 90’s.  My requirements for music quality are a little less… sophisticated. 🙂

For those of you that may feel the way I do, that these are simply totally rocking old school style headphones that I adore (and that my ears would love!), you’ve not been forgotten. WeAretheSuperlativeConspiracy, WeSC is at our rescue with retro unisex headphones fitting for vintage fashion and music enthusiasts with the Maraca seasonal headphones (picture below). Available for only $71!

Other awesome designs in accessories can be found in the recent collaboration collection of Bing Bang and WeSC (more at Refinery29.com)

Maraca seasonal: WESC

Alright, one more… These Aerial7 Tank Headphones in ‘Blizzard‘ are available on DogFunk.com for $79.95!

Aerial7 Tank Headphones

Why Don’t You Have These Headphones?!

Summer Coral and Turquoise Sale at Raymond Lee Jewelers!

Coral and Turquoise Summer Sale!

We have been covering these two hot summer colors for months, highlighting their increasing presence and popularity in fashion trends. The eternal optimism of both coral and turquoise seem to embody the freedom embracing, sunshine drenched months of Summer in colored excitement!

As a matter of fact, I was so in product love with Essie’s turquoise & caicos polish this weekend, that my fingers and toes are both now celebrating the terrific turquoise & caicos color with glee!

Essie... You had me at hello.

Here are a few quick links to past CORAL and TURQUOISE summer fashion entries:

   – Coral Inspiration for Summer Fashion

   – Totally Turquoise Summer Style

    – Featured Jewelry Items of Coral and Turquoise

Coral Crop Fringe Top: modcloth.com

Dress by Motel

Cool Coral Dress by NasyGal.com

Marc Jacobs Agrees... at least w/ the TURQUOISE!

Continuing our Celebration of Coral and Turquoise Summer Fashion Trends…

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Raymond Lee Jewelers

announces...

The Coral and Turquoise Summer Sale!

Now, save 10% or more off of our incredible vintage jewelry pieces of coral and turquoise! A few items that went on sale just this afternoon include such unique pieces, including an 18k yellow gold and turquoise sea urchin ring, an incredible 18K Yellow Gold, Sapphire and Turquoise Freeform Brooch, and an 18K Yellow Gold and Angelskin Coral Floral Filigree Ring.. just to name a few!

Here’s a visual sampling of our coral and turquoise jewelry ON SALE NOW!

Check out the Raymond Lee Jewelers ebay Store for the entire collection of sale items!

Beware of Shoes This Cute

Gilt: Irina I Laser-Cut Pump

Shoes This Cute.. You Should Have Gilt!

I mean, really. That’s just not fair. They’re a must have. These cute picnic blue beauties were found on gilt.com, available for $129, but hurry, sizes are starting to sell out.

If anyone just feels the urge to pick up an extra size 7 and send it anonymously over to Raymond Lee Jewelers, sent Attn: Alexandra.. Well, that would be totally radical, man. 🙂

Gilt.com Product Overview:

* High heel pump
* Patent leather upper with laser cut leather detail throughout
* Slightly padded leather insole and sole
* 4 1/4 inch heel; platform sole 1 1/4 inch

Brand: Pour La Victoire

Color: teal

Material: Patent leather

Origin: Imported

Gilt.com: also available in cream and charcoal~!

‘Converse ♥ Marimekko’ Make Sweet Sneaker Bliss With Spring 2011 Line of Radical Retro Kicks

Converse ♥ Marimekko

Shot in Helsinki, this short film tells the story of the collaboration between Converse and Finnish textile icon Marimekko. The cinematic portrait celebrates the timeless spirit that both brands are born out of and unveils the story behind the women’s focused Converse x Marimekko Spring 2011 collection. The film’s soundtrack features tracks by Finnish music artists Husky Rescue and Uusi Fantasia.

Not only is the Spring Collection of Classic Converse with a Retro Textile Twist CHUCK-full of awesome patterns and incredible details that have never been featured before in the Converse discography, but the packaging is totally original and creative… A Perfect Package!

Image via: coolhunting.com

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The partnership’s debut collection pairs Converse’s most popular styles—Chuck Taylor All Star High and Ox—with three of the Finnish design house’s signature graphic patterns; Tarha and Pikkusuomu by Annika Rimala, and Kirppu by Maija and Kristina Isola. Converse ♥ Marimekko collection; starting at $75; converse.com Info via ElleDecor.com

elledecor.com: Images Marimekko ❤ Converse Collaboration Collection

About Marimekko:

Marimekko, established in 1951, is a Finnish textile and clothing design company renowned for its original prints and colours. The company designs and manufactures high-quality clothing, interior decoration textiles, bags and other accessories.

Cool Collaboration: Image via coolhunting.com

“This enriching collaboration brings together two brands that both have a distinctive idiom and a unique heritage,” says Marimekko’s creative director, Minna Kemell-Kutvonen. “The two companies have always walked their own path, and we also share the same unpretentious and joyful approach to life.” -via designwear daily

From ‘Helsinki Vintage’: Marimekko’s Design Manager Noora Niinikoski stopped by AMERICANA’s shop for a chat about Converse ♥ Marimekko and the whole heritage trend with American & Finnish brands.  She amusingly recounted a similar adventure in Tallinn to find herself a pair of Estonian All-Stars, which also led her to the same back alley post office.

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The first partnership between the iconic companies, the women’s spring collection will feature classic sneakers like the Chuck Taylor paired with Marimekko prints created as far back as the ‘60s by designers including Annika Rimala and Maija Isola.

Pick your perfect pair at websites: Marimekko or Converse

Converse ❤ Marimekko Sneakers

Marimekko will be continuing their business partnerships in the United States The company is also collaborating with Crate & Barrel and have opened an exclusive shop in C&’s SoHo NYC location—offering bags, bed and bath, kitchen, dining, and more.

Welcome Guest Blogger, Clever Little Buttons: A Satchel Style Collage You Don’t Want to Miss!

This Guest Blog Entry is Courtesy of one of our Most Admired ‘Blogs We Love’ Authors,

Caz of Clever Little Buttons.

(Thanks again, C! These ensembles are incredible, can’t wait to do this again. xo-Alex)

Please check out the Clever Little Buttons Fashion Blog at http://www.cleverlittlebuttons.co.uk/

To Stand the Test of Time

I don’t know about you, but as a freelance writer I struggle to work from home. There are so many distractions that eventually end up pushing me to leave the house. This is when I hit a problem; as a writer I need all my things with me, books, magazines, laptop, it all has to come! Now I’m a vintage girl, always have been and always will be! I Love anything that has a story and history behind it, pushing it forward. So when contemplating this problem I decided to use this post to highlight the perfect bag, that is versatile, chic and the longest lasting style of bag in history.

All Herald the Satchel!

The Story
When I was six I got my first satchel, to use for school! It was brown leather and I covered it with stickers and embellishments, creating a rather artistic mess! Although it may have been a mistake to ruin the leather with stickers, it was my prized possession, and lasted me through to high school! My passion for a sturdy satchel has never left me, so when I decided to dedicate this post to the humble satchel I wanted to know more about its history. Here is the short version, but I think it may surprise you!
The satchel was first reported as being a functional accessory as far back as the Romans!

Oh yes that is correct, and they didn’t even look all that far removed from today’s designs! They were used for carrying food and survival kits by the Legionnaires, now that’s what I call a solid grounding in history! It wasn’t until the 17th Century that the Satchel began to be a fashion statement for men and women, this was the birth of the man bag! They were used by gentry and towns people alike, and were at one point the most common design of accessory.

Classic Satchel

In the 1940’s the satchel was known as the ‘evacuee bag’ as it’s where all your papers were kept, and this drove the bag towards its most well-known era, as the school bag – very geek chic!  This has not ended and today the shape and styles hold predominantly true to the original, with two fastening straps and a multitude on inner pockets, perfect for all! This season has seen the arrival of new, brighter and bolder satchels from all corners of the fashion world, from Mulberry to Primark, the colour block satchel is back!

Back!

Mulberry Satchel
The Colour Block

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So, whilst deliberating how I wear my satchels, I realised that I have two staple versions that give me a very differing look and feeling when I wear them! The first is my colour blocked satchel. It is the one that I wear when I am happy, confident and loud – I’m sure we all have something in our wardrobes that represents those days!
So I proceeded to pull everything out of my wardrobe and devise my perfect look, this is the outcome!
I have started with the amazing foundation of this beautiful, lilac satchel from Cambridge Satchel! This to me is a workable combination of S/S 2011 and the timeless, vintage shape – perfection! This bag is big enough for me to store all my stuff, and trust me there is a lot of stuff! I have a habit of never emptying my bags so they usually just fill up with rubbish, this bag will give me enough room to store my belongings and keep everything neat and tidy – finally there’s a method to my madness! Now, as a curvy girl I find long shoulder straps troublesome if they hit my hips, as it only widens them, this bag has adjustable straps, so that I can bring it up to my waist.
For an overall look I have chosen to style this bag towards a Geek Chic look. I have started with this belted, Ballerina skirt from my ever faithful Warehouse! The colour of this skirt works wonderfully with the bag and it’s quirky enough to ooze style. To complement the skirt I have added a plain white, sheer blouse from The Outnet, no geek look is complete without a pussy bow blouse!
This look is all about the accessories so I chose to start with these ankle socks and brogues both from TopShop. These are great for taller girls, but girls like me who were not blessed with long legs, swap these for wedges! Finally add in Geek glasses from Glassesshop.com and a classic Nixon watch, we all remember these in the 80’s! My nails are the completion of this running theme, I have chosen this slightly clashing shade from OPI.

The Hippy

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My other satchel staple is a vintage embroidered number that has been with me for over 10 years! It never goes out of fashion and is still practical – the perfect blend! When I use this bag I feel ethereal and earthy, it puts me back on the ground and celebrates my love of Mother Nature. So here is a similar bag, that I have found, that I feel will give you the same feeling!
This amazing and different example of the Satchel from TopShop, is not only a great example of the current 70’s trend but also a great staple that will last for years to come. Firstly I love the shape of this bag, it has a slightly Swedish feel to it that I simply adore. The floral printed leather is also chic and simple, it is noticeable but also adds textures – this can only add value to this investment!
As this is a smaller version, I can wear this at a longer length, it won’t hit my hips as badly as the larger version, and this would work great as a cross over.
I have styled this bag with a typical outfit that I would wear with mine, so I wanted to start with this seasons favourite Palazzo pant also from TopShop. The colour of these trousers are perfect for me, they ooze femininity and playfulness. These are also great for all sizes – yey! I have teamed these with this amazing denim number from
Miss Selfridge. To complete the look I have styled with these wedges from Sam Edelman, Miss Dior perfume, sweet and light like the outfit and necklace also from Miss Selfridge.

Go and invest in a Satchel this season, not only are you  investing in history but you are also grabbing a staple that will last through your history!

To my dear Alex,

Thank you for the opportunity to blog with you – it has been so much fun!
Your support means the world to me!

Love from your friend across the pond,

Clever Little Caz x


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