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Wish List Wednesday: The Final Luxe Touches To Your Oh-So-Fierce Holiday Outfit

We know what you’re thinking: “One of these go on my feet and the other on my wrist, how are you going to tie these two?”  Well, we’re not going to try too hard because these gorgeous pieces speak for themselves.  

These are the final touches that you’re going to need for your rocking, super hot holiday outfit.

  1. Alexander McQueen Black Suede Edwardian Buckle Peep-Toes ($1,345) - Let’s take a moment and let these beauties speak for themselves… Don’t worry, we’ll wait!  It was the gold crystal bar hardware found at the toe that got our attention.  This is the perfect piece to speak subtle sexiness and power — exactly what a fashionista like you already exhibits.
  2. In God We Trust Men’s ID Bracelet ($140) - This bracelet will do any arm party justice.  Not just for boys, this piece of wrist candy is made of a solid brass chain and a textured sterling silver ID plate. It’s perfect for customizing, and guess what— you totally can! 

Happy holidays, folks.

Wish List Wednesday: Luxe Gifting

The holiday season is now in full swing and we thought it’d be great to gather a comprehensive wish list of super chic gifts from our favorite fashionable do-good companies. What puts these 3 wishes at the top of our list? They’re beautiful, they’ve got immeasurable social value, and all these pieces can be worn around your neck for the world to see.

  1. Fonderie 47 Phoenix NecklaceFonderie 47 is committed to freeing Africa from the fear and hold of assault rifles. Their idea is to generate global attention regarding the injustices found throughout war zones by taking old, illegal weapons and reinventing them to become beautiful and captivating jewelry pieces. The price of this indulgent donation costs about $240,000 but is made of Fonderie 47 Steel, diamonds, 18K rose gold and platinum.
  2. FEED Kenya Masai Scarf: Super stylish and functional, this scarf is only going to cost you $55. The perfect gift for a friend or co-worker, this fashionable embellishment will help you fight in the war against hunger and will provide 10 school meals for a child in Kenya.
  3. The Never Ending Necklace: This unique necklace is made by The Giving Keys. The foundation of this company is exceptionally special because they’ve partnered up with United Way and PATH to employ those transitioning out of homelessness. They ask that you give these to someone special to keep the cycle of giving going. The best part? It’s only about $55 and can be personalized for $5 more. While you’re considering giving it away, though, be sure to nab one for yourself.
Happy 12.12.12, everybody!

Image 1 via FEED Kenya

Image 2 via The Giving Keys

Image 3 via Fonderie 47

Tech Crush Thursday: Josh BermanSince its launch in 2010, BeachMint has quickly become one of the hottest and most successful companies in Los Angeles. The e-commerce startup, which now includes six different “Mint” companies, lets customers subscribe to receive products hand-picked by celebrities each month. However, it’s no surprise BeachMint has done so well, seeing as the CEO and co-founder, Josh Berman, has quite the history of successful startups. Berman, who earned his undergraduate degree from UC-Santa Barbara and his MBA from University of Southern California, went on to serve as a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, before co-founding and managing multiple successful Internet companies including ResponseBase Marketing and Xdrive Technologies. Berman, however, is probably best known for his role as co-founder and COO of MySpace. After recognizing the lack of integration of social and e-commerce, Berman with co-founder Diego Berdakin started BeachMint, launching their first brand, JewelMint, with Kate Bosworth and celebrity stylist, Cher Coulter, in October 2010. StyleMint soon followed, with Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashely Oslen in July 2011, BeautyMint with Jessica Simpson and skincare expert, Nerida Joy, in October 2011, and ShoeMint with Rachel Bilson and celebrtiy stylist Nicole Chavez in collaboration with Steve Madden soon thereafter. More recently, HomeMint with Justin Timberlake and interior designer Estee Stanley joined the family in May 2012, and intiMINT with Brooke Burke-Charvet in June 2012. Each site offers a subscription service with personalized product recommendations from the respective celebrity and expert. Although Berman attributes the success of BeachMint to “being at the right place at the right time,” he cited four factors that made a great contribution in a recent interview. He said it is important to build a strong team, let customers serve as advocates, leverage social networks where customers maintain a presence, and keep focused on priorities, rather than trying to be all things to all people.  His number one piece of advice? From the outset, build a great team – “Have teammates, don’t just keep all the equity … You’re working 12+ hours with your teammates, and that’s critical to have the right team.”Josh, you are a man of many successes. The latest of which we happen to love!

Tech Crush Thursday: Josh Berman

Since its launch in 2010, BeachMint has quickly become one of the hottest and most successful companies in Los Angeles. The e-commerce startup, which now includes six different “Mint” companies, lets customers subscribe to receive products hand-picked by celebrities each month. However, it’s no surprise BeachMint has done so well, seeing as the CEO and co-founder, Josh Berman, has quite the history of successful startups.

Berman, who earned his undergraduate degree from UC-Santa Barbara and his MBA from University of Southern California, went on to serve as a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, before co-founding and managing multiple successful Internet companies including ResponseBase Marketing and Xdrive Technologies. Berman, however, is probably best known for his role as co-founder and COO of MySpace.

After recognizing the lack of integration of social and e-commerce, Berman with co-founder Diego Berdakin started BeachMint, launching their first brand, JewelMint, with Kate Bosworth and celebrity stylist, Cher Coulter, in October 2010. StyleMint soon followed, with Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashely Oslen in July 2011, BeautyMint with Jessica Simpson and skincare expert, Nerida Joy, in October 2011, and ShoeMint with Rachel Bilson and celebrtiy stylist Nicole Chavez in collaboration with Steve Madden soon thereafter. More recently, HomeMint with Justin Timberlake and interior designer Estee Stanley joined the family in May 2012, and intiMINT with Brooke Burke-Charvet in June 2012. Each site offers a subscription service with personalized product recommendations from the respective celebrity and expert.

Although Berman attributes the success of BeachMint to “being at the right place at the right time,” he cited four factors that made a great contribution in a recent interview. He said it is important to build a strong team, let customers serve as advocates, leverage social networks where customers maintain a presence, and keep focused on priorities, rather than trying to be all things to all people.  

His number one piece of advice? From the outset, build a great team – “Have teammates, don’t just keep all the equity … You’re working 12+ hours with your teammates, and that’s critical to have the right team.”

Josh, you are a man of many successes. The latest of which we happen to love!

Wish List Wednesday 
Hide your credit cards ladies—handbag, apparel, and shoe designer Rebecca Minkoff is launching a jewelry line! The line consists of gold, silver, and beautiful pavé pieces, perfect for dressing up your fall wardrobes. We are just dying to get our hands on the amazing Pavé Horn Necklace (above).
Shop the brand new jewelry line now at Rebecca Minkoff. 
Photo via Refinery29. 

Wish List Wednesday 

Hide your credit cards ladies—handbag, apparel, and shoe designer Rebecca Minkoff is launching a jewelry line! The line consists of gold, silver, and beautiful pavé pieces, perfect for dressing up your fall wardrobes. We are just dying to get our hands on the amazing Pavé Horn Necklace (above).

Shop the brand new jewelry line now at Rebecca Minkoff. 

Photo via Refinery29

Pop-Ups Monday!

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Pop-Ups Monday: Monday September 17

On this lovely Monday, we are featuring three of our recent fashion tech discoveries. We thought we should share them with the rest of the world—September secrets revealed!

Discover, explore, and enjoy! 

1. 1stDibs

“1stDibs offers the best antiques from all over the world in one place. I’m sorry the 1stDibs secret is out.”  Well, sorry to disappoint, but every shopper deserves to know about this fabulous site! More than 1,600 international dealers of antiques, furniture, design, art, jewelry, and luxury goods are featured on 1stDibs and then delivered to customers worldwide. With locations in Paris, New York, and Los Angeles and a weekly online magazine filled with interviews, the site has certainly evolved into an online luxury marketplace. Marc Jacobs himself says he can’t imagine living without 1stDibs, so it’s definitely worth checking out!

2. Boutine

Introducing a fantastic social shopping experience! Boutine collaborates with emerging fashion designers from around the world to bring unique products to online boutique sales exclusively for members. Currently, clothing, bags, jewelry, shoes, and accessories are available. As a Boutine member, you have the opportunity to become a stylist, creating and sharing your own virtual store. You can connect your personalized collection to all of your social media platforms including Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and ultimately earn a ten percent commission. Boutine truly is shopping and selling made simple! 

3. TheChapar

Don’t worry gentlemen, we didn’t forget about you! Never set foot in a department store again without TheChapar. As a member, you simply create a “Style Profile” online or over the phone. Your Personal Stylist will then put together a trunk filled with tailored selections and deliver it right to your door. Simply return the stuff you don’t want, and pay for what you love!

Thanks for joining us!

Get the total scoop by staying in the loop with Pop-Ups Monday!

Wish List Wednesday

Jewelry with a function!

Check out this new cuff from Maison Martin Margiela, both chic and useful. The brass cuff comes equipped with a 2in x 2in built in mirror for those mid-day touch ups.

Perfect for Fashion Week!

Images via FashionIndie.

Watch-Out Wednesday: JetWorthy 
Looking to spice up your jewelry box without breaking the bank?
Check out JetWorthy, a flat-rate borrowing service for designer jewelry. Think Netflix for the trendiest jewelry.
How does it work? JetWorthy has three plans you can sign up for: Jet, Jet Set, and Jet Noir. The more you pay for the plan, the more expensive the jewelry you have access to borrow. Users select items, creating a list of pieces they want to borrow. JetWorthy will send you your chosen piece of jewelry (always making sure they are sanitized in between uses). Once you are finished wearing the item, mail it back in the provided pre-paid packaging, and JetWorthy will mail you the next item on your list.
Think of it like borrowing jewelry from your uber-stylish BFF. Some of the brands JetWorthy carries include Lulu Frost, Kenneth Jay Lane, Rodrigo Otazu, and MAWI.
JetWorthy is a great way to always have the lastest in jewelry trends without making a huge investment.
Check them out on Facebook and Twitter!

Watch-Out Wednesday: JetWorthy 

Looking to spice up your jewelry box without breaking the bank?

Check out JetWorthy, a flat-rate borrowing service for designer jewelry. Think Netflix for the trendiest jewelry.

How does it work? JetWorthy has three plans you can sign up for: Jet, Jet Set, and Jet Noir. The more you pay for the plan, the more expensive the jewelry you have access to borrow. Users select items, creating a list of pieces they want to borrow. JetWorthy will send you your chosen piece of jewelry (always making sure they are sanitized in between uses). Once you are finished wearing the item, mail it back in the provided pre-paid packaging, and JetWorthy will mail you the next item on your list.

Think of it like borrowing jewelry from your uber-stylish BFF. Some of the brands JetWorthy carries include Lulu Frost, Kenneth Jay Lane, Rodrigo Otazu, and MAWI.

JetWorthy is a great way to always have the lastest in jewelry trends without making a huge investment.

Check them out on Facebook and Twitter!

Pop-Ups Monday!

Pop-Ups Monday: Monday July 9

It’s back to reality on this lovely Monday! Here are a few new sites to add to your ever-growing online shopping bookmark. Let’s face it, this July heat is making street shopping almost unbearable, and shopping malls are restrictive and redundant. We consider it our duty to share with you the new, innovative, and inspired sites popping up in the expanding fashion tech world.

Discover, explore, and enjoy!

1. BeSleek.com

The features of this website are numerous and varied. Services include Wardrobe Analysis, Style Strategy, Shopping in New York City, and Shopping Online. Is there anything they didn’t think of? BeSleek emphasizes the importance of the Wardrobe Analysis service with a frightening statistic. 80% of women wear only 20% of their wardrobe! The site recommends reviewing the contents of your closet twice a year, evaluating the function and usefulness of each piece. An expert stylist conducts a wardrobe examination, a fitting, mix and match options, and a personalized shopping plan. The Style Strategy service on the site involves an extensive interview, personal shopping, and fittings. There is also the opportunity to shop the streets of New York with a seasoned expert by your side, leading you to hidden shopping destinations and aiding you with your purchases. As if all of these services aren’t enough, BeSleek offers a Shape Calculator, Style Wisdom, and Tricks of the Trade!

2. FarFetch.com

Someone alert Gretchen Weiners—“fetch” has finally happened! And it’s in the form of a fabulous fashion-tech site! FarFetch connects with independent boutiques and businesses around the world.  Each boutique represented has an individual viewpoint, with over 1,000 diverse fashion labels for men and women.  Aside from the usual clothing, shoes, jewelry, and bags sold, FarFetch sells accessories and lifestyle items as well, so nothing you own has to be mainstream. One of the best parts of the site is something called The Playlist: “An international music and fashion celebration” connecting online music pop-up shops with fashion films and live performances. Definitely worth checking out!

3. Fabricly.com

Fabricly is all about collaborating with the best undiscovered designers striving to get to the next level – and we love it! The company sympathizes with us shoppers, knowing that in today’s world, it is nearly impossible to find original, unique pieces.  Fabricly hand-picks the designers and provides them with the tools to execute a killer collection.  Paired with PR support, Fabricly certainly boosts designers to the next level, simultaneously providing shoppers with new, distinctive clothing. Featured on NBC, Elle, Nylon, and WWD, we’re so happy to have discovered them! 

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Pop-Ups Monday: Monday, June 18

Now that Father’s Day is over, it’s time to get back to shopping for yourself! When shopping is this easy, how can you resist?

Discover, explore, and enjoy!

1. 99Dresses.com

We fell in love with this startup because there is no real money involved! Instead of spending your hard-earned dollars, there is a virtual currency called “buttons.”  Buttons are earned in the best way possible! Members can upload photos of clothes they no longer want into the “Infinite Closet” and earn buttons when the item sells. If an item costs too many buttons, shoppers have the option to purchase extras for the small price of $1.  For now, only dresses are offered but the company hopes to expand beyond dresses eventually. This really is the key to guilt-free shopping!

2. Boticca.com

As seen in Vogue, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle, Boticca is an online boutique for jewelry and fashion accessories from independent, unique, and emerging designers. Instead of just seeing the item to be purchased, Boticca provides “the culture, stories, and inspiration behind the collections on the site.” The collections on display are from all around the world, so you can be sure the items you purchase are one of a kind. Aside from shopping, you can also peruse style ideas, various designers, and a fascinating blog. The story behind the company is interesting and inspiring, so be sure to check it out when you visit the site! 

3. Bombfell.com

This one’s for you fellas! This site gives guys the opportunity to dress well without having to invest any time or energy. Through a simple survey, stylists on the site determine what a wardrobe lacks and subsequently ship one new item every month. Members have the opportunity to skip any given month and can choose to keep the item that was shipped to them for the small price of $69. Returns are always an option and shipping is free. Brands such as Ben Sherman and French Connection are available. “Girlfriend-approved clothes for the lazy man.” Sounds like a dream come true.

Thanks for joining us–get the total scoop by staying in the loop with Pop-Ups Monday!