Catbird. Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Catbird is a charming little boutique filled with the work of talented jewelry designers from the area. They carry anything from small conservative earrings to wedding bands and bigger statement pendants. Everything in this shop has the handmade and unique touch of independent designers. All the jewelry is displayed in these vintage glass cases that brings you back in time and makes you feel right in your grandmother's jewelry case.
The quartz pendants on the picture is from the Brooklyn based studio Fort and it is only $92. Catbird is located on Bedford Avenue between North 4th and North 5th street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. If you are an online shopper like me you can click here to visit their website.
Task in Williamsburg. Brooklyn, NY
Task is a fairly new shop located on North 3rd street between Berry St. and Wythe ave. in Williamsburg. This shop wins "The Most Welcoming Shop" award in Williamsburg from Putucos. The selection of homegoods, jewelry and clothing is elegant and contemporary. Shopping for a gift for mother's days or x-mas doesn't have to be so intimidating anymore, Task has the exactly what you need when if comes to gift shopping. I highly recommend everyone to stop by Task and I'm sure you are going to find something you want for yourself or a loved one. Finally, for all the out of town readers you can shop online!
Jewelry at Mini Minimarket. Williamsburg, NY
I just got back from my wonderfully inspirational trip to the city of New York. As always I had to go to visit my old neighborhood, Williamsburg. My first stop was at Mini Minimarket where they sell clothing, accessories, shoes and jewelry. What caught my eye in this shop was the jewelry variety and quality. All these pieces are under $100 and they are great statement pieces. The bicycle pendant is from the Australian label Polli made with recycled brass. The other three pieces are from Brooklyn based Sasha Nash. These and many other great and affordable designers can be found at Mini Minimarket on Bedford Avenue between N 4th and N 5th street in Williamsburg.
The Blue Hound Project
These are my favorite bracelets from The Blue Hound Project, they are from the very missed Brooklyn, NY. I was able to meet the founders and designers Joe Ieraci and Oncu Arslan at the Unique LA show this past weekend and their collection is amazing.
Their industrial inspired collection mixes and layers different metals with leathers and casted pendants. It is really hard to decide between so many good pieces but today I finally made a decision and I got it down to three, trust me, when you see their collection in person it becomes really hard to choose between them. To view the full collection from The Blue Hound Project click here.
My Jewelry Wish List
Here are some great pendants I found in the Grand Social website last night and fell in love with. The one on the left is appropriately called "Killing Time" by ZM925 and Shock Mansion. The one on the left is a 35mm antique sterling silver film pendant by Toby Jones. Click here to see more.
Melanie Auld Designs
Affordable is the theme of the week, you no longer need to be wealthy to have an updated closet. This is the perfect time to keep your eyes open for deals, sales and even sample sales. Nowadays even online stores offer great discounts and promotions to find the perfect piece for you. Here is a place where you can find some good jewelry pieces. The designer is Melanie Auld and she works on rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. She also offers a beautiful bridal line for those looking to accessories their wedding dress. To see the whole collection click here.
Here is a website that you MUST check, Need Supply Co was established on 1996 in Richmond, Virginia. They started as a store that sold vintage Levi's but they are now known to be one of the best denim stores in the world. Lucky for us we can visit their online store and take advantage of their whole collection for men and women. They carry a good variety of really affordable fashion, here are some images of my favorite items. Take a peak and check the rest out here.
I am Dorkas
The people from I am Dorkas travel the world and always bring back the goods for our kitchens. They make every napkin and dish towel in Brooklyn and ship it to your house, so you can feel international without ever getting on a plane. These four are my favorite ones, great colors and beautiful patterns. I am Dorkas also offers vintage style aprons and modern jewelry for the ancient soul. The crew of I am Dorkas makes a beautiful team and their work shows their harmony. For more click here.
I am not a big jewelry person but if I am on the hunt for a new piece, I try to find things that are unique and easy to wear with anything. All of these pieces are from CC Skye and as you can tell, they have character and lots of blink. These pendants are super cute and the hanging chain ring and bracelet are super interesting. I like when pieces are eye catching and these ones do it for me. Visit CC Skye for more.
These are some of the new rings from Stephen Webster coming to stores soon. They are eclectic, rich and full of precious stones. They are simply stunning.
I like the simplicity and effortless elegance on these pendants. This duffel bag made out of paper comes as part of collection of award winning paper bags. These are all by Saskia Diez.
The 11th Moon. Laguna Beach, CA
The 11th Moon is a really charming women's boutique in Laguna Beach. The selection of brands have a few things in common, good quality, comfortable fits and timeless designs. The 11th Moon is the type of store you go to find your favorite t-shirt, sweater or accessory, that piece of clothing you will wear forever and only gets better with time.
When I went in the store I was greeted by Gillian, who was one of the nicest persons I've met that day. We talked about the brands she carries and how important quality standards are to her store and costumers. I love that they stand behind the smaller brands, they support their work and are proud of it. This store is not only a beautiful place to shop but also a place where you learn about other designers doing beautiful work.
The store is located 1259 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA. I'll keep you posted when their website is up and running, their selection of brands is not to be missed.
Macalistaire. Laguna Beach, California.
Vintage stores are always a good place to find home goods, clothing and accessories. Macalistaire is Vintage shop located on 1950 South Pacific Coast Highway and is a spacious space filled with precious little treasures for yourself or for your home. They have furniture, decorative pieces, lighting fixtures, clothing and so much more. The home goods section was my favorite, because of the vintage furniture and accessories. If you are in the area stop by, their clothing offering is pretty generous and ready to be worn on your next night out. Click here to visit their website.
Elle H Boutique. Laguna Beach, California.
I took a trip to Laguna Beach this weekend and finally got you the scoop on the newest and best boutiques in the area. Here is my first stop, Elle H Boutique. They are a woman's shop with a great selection of brands such as Mike and Chris, Pleasure Doing Business, Black Halo and a bunch more. Elle H is a good store to find the most up to date trends at a reasonable price. They are having a really good sale right now so if you are in the area be sure to stop by 1833 S. Coast Highway, #110, Laguna Beach, CA. For the out of town gals here is their online shop.
Accessories by LAS
Accessories are a great way to finish an outfit, they show that you care about your style and how you look. Sometimes you can get away with a simple necklace, bracelets or earrings but there are other times when a more elaborate accessory is a better choice. These necklaces above are from LAS, a company based in Los Angeles.Their look book photography fits their romantic style perfect. Check them out here.
Online Goodness On Ssense
I came across Ssense this week and I found so much goodness that I had to share it. For example these Pedro Garcia boots made in Spain, or this Kris Van Assche leather messenger bag which I LOVE. There are also accessories and small leather goods like this Chrishabana gunmetal rosary necklace and this Maison Martin Margiela texture leather wallet.
There is so much more on this website to be inspired by, you should check them out here.