When it comes to name necklaces, it’s hard to escape the pidgeon-holed image of a street confident Carrie from Sex and the City or the favorite gift at a Sweet Sixteen party. To me, name necklaces are fun, youthful and when worn with the right outfit, sexy. Name necklaces continue to trend high on the celebrity fashion scene, and I personally got mine at mynamenecklace.com, which specializes in hand-made name necklaces. Prices start at $24.95.
Congratulations Lauren and a big thank you to all of you who participated!
This week Fashiongrail features another incredibly talented artist, Anca Ariciuc, who opened her Etsy store Anca NY in 2007. “I only like to make one of a kind pieces,” said Anca, “because for me beauty is sprung from the act of creation.” Anca explains that the “Casual Friday’s” necklace was inspired by jewelry scraps that were taken apart and put together in other incarnations. Anca did have a specific muse in mind when she created the Casual Friday’s necklace: “The wearer is funky and young; funny and outgoing. She likes to mix and match, and her outfits always hold an element of surprise.” I love it!
Product Description: Casual Friday’s Necklace. Retail value $50. Two-strand asymmetrical necklace in antiqued burnished brass finish. The necklace is an eclectic mix of chains, a few charms and olivie green beads, and 19 mother of pearl coin beads. The necklace measures 20″ at the shorter strand and 23″ at the longer one. The tassel at the bottom is 4″ long (50 cm, 57 cm, and 10 cm respectively). Closes in the back with a lobster claw clasp. All metal is non allergenic (no nickel in the plating). The contest will run from Monday, June 29 to Friday July 3 winner will be selected on Saturday, July 4.
How to Play: Go to Anca NY and pick your favorite piece. Return to Fashiongrail and leave a comment to the following question: “What would you wear it with?” Make sure you name the piece you picked! The most creative answer will win! Have fun and good luck!
Update: The winner is Kristen with the following comment: “Push up cups for sure, this mama so need them after nursing my kiddo for so long!”
Congratulations Kristen and a big thank you to all of you who participated!
Bring It Up is offering one lucky Fashiongrail reader the perfect prize for summer: Five of their top selling products! Thanks to Bring It Up, you really can wear halters, low-cut tops and a host of other summer outfits with confidnece. Watch the demonstration video and see for yourself.
The Original Instant Breast Lift: Translucent adhesive breast lifts that lift from the top for an elevated, smooth natural looking, beautiful shape. The original breast lift design is the strongest holding, highest elevating lift in the breast collection. Disposable, hypoallergenic, & waterproof. Fits up to a D Cup.
Breast Shapers:These unique, comfortable, stretch contour shaping cups were specially designed to provide maximum lift by lifting the breast from the top using Bring It Up’s patented method, resulting in perfectly shaped, uplifted breasts. Totally smooth look under clothes. Ultra-Thin, Stretch Contour Shaping Cups, Can be Worn with a Bra for Added Support, no stick center can be used up to 25 times.
Smooth & Lift Nipple Cover:The world’s most advanced nipple cover. You will feel these Nipple Covers were custom made to fit your size and shape. Unlike other nipple covers, there is no stickiness in the center. These unique, comfortable stretch contour nipple covers were especially designed to provide maximum nipple coverage under form fitting clothing.
Fashion Stick Push Up Cups: Sticks to your clothing, self supportive, self adhesive and skin friendly. Add at least a full cup size. Can be worn 100 times, easy wash and wear, adhesive regenerates after each washing.
Don’t Come Undone Apparel Tape: Double stick strips and dots will hold up strapless tops, secure bra or spaghetti straps, position undergarments out of sight, set accessories. The possibilities are endless.
How to Play:
Go to Bring It Up and pick your favorite product. Return to Fashiongrail and leave a comment on which product is your favorite and what you would wear it with.
The contest will run from Monday, June 22 to June 26. The winner will be announced on Saturday.
As Star Trek ticket sales continue to smash box office records and Chris Pine’s fame warps to another galaxy, you can’t help but wonder what’s next for America’s hottest new hottie (The GQ spread alone will keep the pre-pubescent girls giggling all summer long). Rumor has it that comic book hero Green Lantern is on the horizon, which will no doubt prove to be a mistake of “Daredevil” proportion. Wouldn’t it be great to see Pine dig deep into his dark soul and unleash a tortured and conflicted character like the lovably complex Dexter? It could work – Dexter is supposedly having a child this upcoming season and using one of those flash-forward techniques, Chris Pine could appear as Dexter’s better looking son: Trekster. Now I’m starting to giggle like a girl! And, if you’re looking for further validation, just consider the following “strange but true” coincidences: Michael C. Hall, before his delicious Dexter role, was in the hit series “Six Feet Under.” It turns out that Chris Pine is “Just Over Six Feet.” Stranger yet, the Dexter character is a blood splatter expert for the Miami P.D. Chris Pine’s real life father played Sgt. Getaer on the 80’s series CHiPs. On the surface, not much of a coincidence there; but don’t you wish Ponch got Punched so badly a blood splatter expert as talented as Dexter was called in to analyze the mess?
It’s neither here nor there. An endless stream of cash from Star Trek sequels awaits and the constant popping of camera flashes will no doubt poison the fresh-faced Pine. Will he be bold and daring in his film choices to come? Who cares. As soon as Perez Hilton starts drawing circles around your crotch you’ve already reached the apex of stardom.
Demented Daddy Dexter and son Trekster. To get the “look for less,” simply hold a flashlight under your chin.
Who can forget the classic Friends episode where Joey discovers both the stylish allure and unmatched functionality of the Man Bag. Over a decade later, American men continue to struggle with their masculinity and more often than not clump the Man Bag in the same category as messenger bags, satchels and rucksacks. There’s a big difference, and the classic messenger bag is the perfect example.
David Beckham highlights how the brown leather messenger bag is both versatile and classy enough for the businessman on the move (ponytail optional). I have no idea why Beckham’s bag is completely empty in this picture, but it’s roomy enough to fit his balls (soccer). Consider the J Crew Artisan Leather Messenger Bag – $225 at Jcrew.com – Although a bit on the expensive side, it’s a worthy investment, it will never go out of style, and it provides the perfect glove for your beloved Macbook.
Hugh Jackman takes the opposite tack: a more refined black leather messenger bag plays perfectly against his more casual attire. Try the Tumbled Leather Messenger Bag – $198 at Bananarepublic.com
John Mayer underscores the biggest fashion trap that continues to befuddle men young and old: You don’t have to match everything! It’s a wonderful canvas messenger bag that no doubt contains racy and lurid pictures of former flame Jennifer Aniston. Unfortunately, it’s hard to let your imagination run wild because John was compelled to wear matching suede shoes and watch band. Sunwashed Canvas messenger Bag – $55 at llbean.com
Tribute to Joey: Patron Saint of the Man Bag. Click Here to watch the hilarious Man Bag Clip.
Popular with celebrities like Johnny Depp, soccer star David Beckham and Chris Daughtry of American Idol fame, leather cuff watches can be a great accessory if you’re looking to revamp your style or just add a little “trend” to your look. But not all cuff watches are created “equal,” and they come in a variety of styles and sizes.
Johnny Depp is clearly the “Accessory King of Hollywood” and his style perfectly blends with leather cuff watches. Fossil has a large and eclectic selection with the majority of pieces under $100 (style shown $75).
Chris Daughtry wears it well. Check out accessthatrock.com for well-priced and unashamed rockstar accessories (style shown: $64.99 )
For a more understated and “slimmer” leather cuff watch (like this classic version worn by Robert Redford in 1975’s Three Days of the Condor) try Diesel. $140 for this model.