Beautiful Handmade Jewelry at Boticca.com

May 8, 2012 by  
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Looking for some super-chic unique Jewelry by an independent designer? Look no further than Boticca.com – check out what’s new from my personal fave India-based designer, Eina Aluwalia.

If you haven’t been there already, you NEED to go and check out the beautiful handmade jewelry on Boticca.com. It’s all from amazing independent designers, each of them with their own profiles and collections on the site. In a sea of ‘handmade’ Boticca.com is a cut above the rest because it’s curated, which means a team of expert fashionistas get to decide what goes on the site based on quality, style, and the reputation of the designer themselves. Eina Ahluwalia is hailed as India’s first conceptual jewelry artist. Firmly believing in the importance of making a concerted move away from factory-designed products to those made by real artisans with real passions and stories, Eina now sells her collections through Boticca:

“The creative process begins with a lot of coffee and angst. I have to reach within myself and sift through a lot of thoughts and ideas to find the one strong story that needs to be shared.” – Eina Ahluwalia

Eina is one of more than 250 designers from 40+ countries all over the world now selling her pieces through Boticca, which is actually the only place on the net that you can feel that amazing sense of discovery you get when you find a rare, one-off trinket on your travels. Check out my favorite piece below!

Traditionally, a Kirpan is a small symbolic sword worn on the body by Sikhs – a warrior race that acted to protect oppressed communities from Mughal rule in India. Amazingly, this piece, which can be worn at several different lengths, is 100% handcrafted, featuring intricate fretwork on brass with 22-karat gold plating.

There are so many beautiful and very different pieces on the site, too. More than 6,000 items, in fact! Feast your peepers on these stunners, for example:

 

 

  1. Malaga necklace – Jolita Jewellery
  2. Clemence woven necklace in pink/orange – Jennifer Loiselle
  3. In a Sentimental Mood Necklace – Maria Zureta

Visit Boticca’s homepage and be sure to browse the site properly –the blog, style ideas and designer stories are a good read, too!

Celebrity Copycat: Nicole Richie’s Look for Less!

March 15, 2012 by  
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Nicole Richie continues to inspire me!  Love how she nonchalantly blends her personal style with today’s trend. The combination of blazer and pumps with the floral dress is both breezy and sexy in equal measure – definitely a must-have spring look!  Get Nicole’s look with pieces from Kohl’s, Urban Og and more!

LC Lauren Conrad Blazer – $49 at Kohls.com

Floral Dress – $36.99 at Shopruche.com

Peep Toe Pumps – $26.90 at Urbanog.com

Sunglasses – $9.99 at Fredflare.com

Quilted Cross Bag – $18 at Yesstyle.com

Ring – $3.80 at Forever21.com

New Members Get Half-Off At Jewelmint

September 30, 2011 by  
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If you”re anything like me, then the word ‘jewelry’ instantly brings a smile to my face and a tingle down your spine.  Which is why I’m a total fan of Jewlmint, the membership site founded by actress and fashionista Kate Bosworth and style maven Cher Coulter.  Jewlemint has an incredibly gorgeous selection of affordable pieces tailored around your personal style (check out the ‘how it works’ video here).  To get you started, Jewelmint is offering Fashiongrail fans 50 percent off their first purchase from 9/30 – 10/7 just use code FASGRJM50 at checkout.

American Idol In Jewelmint

March 28, 2011 by  
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What did three American Idol contestants all have in common last week?  They were wearing custom pieces from Jewelmint.  Jewelmint is a monthly jewelry membership created by fashion icon Kate Bosworth and her stylist Cher Coulter.  Jewelmint members can pick one piece of jewelry designed by the actress/stylist duo every month that is catered towards their style profile for only $29.99 a month.  Prior to subscribing, each member completes a style personality assessment that helps Jewelmint customize it’s monthly jewelry selection to each person.

Jagger Earrings

Eros Earrings

Mumbai Bracelet

Krishna Diamond Earrings

 

 

 

 

 

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