Carleen Pop-up at Erica Weiner’s Brooklyn Locale

Carleen x Erica Weiner pop up lookbook (dragged)

Erica Weiner, vintage jewelry-maker extraordinaire, is going to be hosting a pop-up for Carleen, a vintage-minded women’s clothing line, created by Brooklyn-based designer Kelsy Parkhouse. This exciting venture began on Nov. 21st, but don’t fret, it is up & running until Jan. 1, 2015. Erica Weiner has 2 locations, but the one you need to know about for this exciting collaboration is her shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn — 360 Atlantic Avenue.
Carleen’s pop-up will host highlights from the Fall 2014 collection. In addition, there will be an exclusive version of her hit Utopia Sweatshirt, customized with the phrase “WEINER.” “Our shared obsession with historical ephemera and American manufacturing tradition made this event a no-brainer,” says Weiner of the partnership with Carleen.

Parkhouse has also exclusively created for this pop-up several one-of-a-kind outerwear pieces incorporating vintage quilts and textiles—a motif that has become a trademark of her three-year-old line. Weiner’s Brooklyn store will be the sole New York City retail outlet to showcase Parkhouse’s Fall 2014 collection!!


Designer Kelsy Carleen Parkhouse grew up in Long Beach, California. She later moved to NY where she competed a BFA in Fashion Design at Pratt. Afterwards, she founded Carleen, using the five looks from her thesis collection (which was built around quilts and vintage textiles) as the starting point for her line. In the mythology of the line, Carleen, like her ancestors, feels the “pull of the unknown and leaves home to experience new places; while simultaneously exploring craft, handiwork, and the meaning of the domestic space.”


Erica Weiner is of course being a gracious host in allowing the Carleen pop-up. After earning her degree in Art History at Vassar College, Erica Weiner toured the world as a theatrical wardrobe assistant and worked as a sample-maker in the New York City fashion industry, all the while making jewelry as a hobby. Her vintage-inspired earrings and necklaces caught on with friends and colleagues, and before long she had a her own business and a full-fledged cult following. She opened a store in Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood in 2010, where she began selling antiques alongside her collection. A second retail location in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, followed in 2012.


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Despite offering different products and price points, the two brands are so complementary—both have a focus on storytelling through their designs, and bring a touch of nostalgia and kitsch to modern, wearable products.

Additional Pop-up Details:

  • Store hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 7; Sunday 12 – 6
  • Phone: (718) 855-2555
  • Email:

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WCM’s Overstock Blowout Sale!

Huge sample sales and the like are all around NYC. And one such sale I’m excited to announce to my Fashion Nexus readers is from that of Roma Industries, with major brands on board such as WCM Belts, Nanette Lepore, Isaac Mizrahi, Kooba, Rochet, & more! This great sale begins today! The basics are all on the flyer below —
  • Location — 12 W 37th Street, 10th floor
  • Dates — Dec. 1 – Dec. 12
  • Times — 10am – 6pm
Overstock Sale Flyer
Roma Industries is a design, manufacture, and distribution accessory company for women and men. They work with a few major fashion brands such as Nanette Lepore, Isaac Mizrahi, & Kooba, as well as their own in-house line, WCM Belts.
So what’s in store for the masses at this major blowout — belts, bags, wallets, card cases, bracelets, scarves, gloves, jewelry, and other small leather accessories galore! Everything is up to 70% off. And if you have any questions, the # to contact is (212) 268-0723.
WCM continues to flourish as a design-based brand for the elegant, trend savvy, modern woman, cutting edge, yet maintaining a classic core. WCM is a niche of its own, tying trend to quality, uniting modern with classic, interpreting runway for the everyday.


Excited and can’t wait to check out this sale live and in person! I hope if any of you are in NYC that you can make a stop by this phenomenal sale.

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It’s Time Again for the PONO Holiday Sample Sale!!


Black Friday, Schmlack Friday! Here in NYC it is all about the Sample Sale. And Fashion Nexus is more than thrilled to provide the sample sale details for a fave jewelry brand of mine — PONO by Joan Goodman. All of the major details are right on the flyer above —

  • Location: 347 W 36th St., Room 405
  • Dates: Dec. 3 – 12
  • Times: Weekdays ONLY, 9 am – 6 pm


With this Sample Sale you can save 50-80% off bangles, cuffs, necklaces & more! You can collect stunning accessories like the Italian resin jewel-toned Ski Jump bangles at $20 a piece, originally $50. The sensational Sea Rope link necklace is on sale for $60, original price of $265. Or there is the new retro 70s style color-blocked Catamaran necklace, originally $200, now set at $50. A vast array of elegant, yet eclectic bangles are priced at $40, original price of $250. Designer Joan Goodman will be present. And I can attest that she is such a kind and creative spirit. You do not want to miss out on the chance to meet such a talent!


PONO offers so many options, lots of colors, varied styles, and there is so much you can do with these pieces to compliment your day to day outfits, or looks of a more special occasion. The pieces are truly statement-making, very eye-catching. You will not go unnoticed, whether at the office or for a night out on the town! Personally, I have had tons of fun styling my own looks for various occasions.




Attend this Sample Sale, find some just as amazing pieces, and trust me, no doubt you will find some jewelry you instantly fall in love with and will be so ready to incorporate into your own looks!


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And hey, it’s not just me! PONO is even seen on hit shows like The Good Wife. So getting a really phenomenal deal on top of now being able to accessorize in true style, this is the precise definition of a win-win!



PONO is a true friend of Fashion Nexus, a supporter since I launched my fashion blog. Check out my many other features on this dynamic brand — introducing PONO, 10th Year Anniversary, PONO at Accessorie Circuit, 4th of July feature, & collaboration with fashionable sports apparel brand Slater Zorn — just to name a few! There is plenty of time to hit the PONO Sample Sale, and if you are like me, hitting a sample sale twice is quite alright too!


More on Pop-up Shop Creeds Collective — A Fashionably Good Cause & Events Galore!


So last week I introduced a brand new NYC pop-up to my readers, Creeds Collective. They opened Nov. 1 and will be open until Dec. 28 — so just a short 2 months! I urge everyone to get there quick and often! But even with such a short time frame, the pop-up still had so much more to discuss so I thought it best to do a follow-up post. There are just so many details to go over — more brands, a charitable partnership with Global Citizen, and in-store activations and events! But first, once again, here are the shop basics —

  • The location, 54 Crosby St., between Broome & Spring Streets
  • Hours of operation, 7 days a week, 11 am – 7 pm


Moving on, I want to elaborate more on the pop-up’s work and involvement with Global Citizen, being that it’s such an admirable cause. Creeds Collective and the brands carried are of course all about top-notch, high quality fashion. But they too have a more mutual cause, giving back! Creeds Collective brands are selected not only for their superior talent,” explains co-founder and Conscious Consumerism expert, Phillips, “but for their social impact and motivation to shift the industry paradigm” she explains. Moreover, 10% of all net sales made over the entirety of the boutique’s presence will be donated to a specific charity working with the pop-up, once again, Global Citizen.


Global Citizen is a nonprofit organization that is building the movement to end extreme poverty by 2030. As Global Citizens, we stand against the greatest injustice of our time: extreme poverty. Global Citizen is a tool to amplify and unite a generation’s call for justice. It’s a place for you to learn and act, to bring an end to extreme poverty. We celebrate the efforts made to cut extreme poverty by half, but recognize more still needs to be done. We use Global Citizen to learn more about issues, so we can take effective action for change and find opportunities to support campaigns and organizations creating sustainable change. Global Citizen features new issues, with the latest information and action opportunities, so you can take effective action for change. Learn more about Global Citizen here.
Creeds Collective has a number of in-store events and activations going on throughout its 2-month time frame. Events that are open to the public are their “Sip & Shop” Trunk Shows, which are every Saturday & Sunday from 4-6 pm. Another fun event you might want to check out, “Pop Up Visionaries — The New Retail”, which will be on Dec. 8th from 7-9 pm.
Beyond clothing, accessories and beauty baubles, the seasonal retailer will further house a THANN Natural Hair & Skincare lounge, a Primp and Polish nail art bar, #hashtag photobooth, “new-tech” station, art exhibitions, and a speak easy menswear lounge entitled “Grotto de Homme.”
My intro post detailed only half of the brands Creeds Collective will be carrying. Here are the rest!
Angela&Roi meticulously designs minimalist handbags in a variety of silhouettes and colors. With a classic aesthetic and touch of modern every bag is then made with vegan leather and durable fabric.
Roman born designer Claudia Desideri’s background is Art and Drama. Her love of architecture and nature inspire her to create unique pieces that combine both “hard” and “soft” elements. Collections of rings, necklaces and earrings are made using Swarovski crystals, natural stones and fresh water pearls. These one of a kind pieces are a perfect combination of organic and futuristic materials.
Parme Marin necklaces arouse curiosity and each unique piece is made by hand. The designs are inspired by tribal art, African textile design, the architecture of the 1930’s and vintage fashion.

2312924_orig  Lauren Cecchi

Lauren Cecchi New York is a luxury leather handbag line that strives to inspire women to make the most of every day. Made from the finest Argentinean leather and crafted in New York City’s Garment District, Lauren Cecchi New York handbags are inherently elegant.


Lionette NY by Noa Sade

Lionette was born with the vision of creating a brand and a collection that was both glamorous and unique, that would stand out in the industry and be the perfect accessory for any occasion, day or night. Over the last 4 years, the brand has evolved organically and the designs have proven to be distinctive from the rest, leaving an indelible mark on the jewelry jungle. Every piece is handmade in NYC with a lifetime guarantee policy.

5685657_orig  Jess Rizzuti

Jess Rizzuti’s innate creativity and extraordinary artistic abilities allowed her to indulge in interests such as mural painting, which further encouraged her to unearth her many design influences – travel, art, history, nature, textures and exquisite colors. We now see that come to life with some gorgeous handbags & clutches!

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Founded by designer Gretel Going, the original concept came about two years ago when she came across an insightful fortune, shoved it behind a refrigerator magnet, and forgot about it. When the fortune kept falling on the floor, an idea was born. The resulting line relies on jewelry and accessories to bridge the gap between the value people place on fortunes and the lack of dedicated places to keep them. All signature fortune-holding and fortune cookie pieces come with an original fortune. Written by Going, the fortunes shy away from the prophetic and arbitrarily optimistic, and instead focus on the intersection of hardship and light at the end of the tunnel.

Reason to be Pretty


Inspired by everything pretty, designer Nophar Haimovitz captures her distinctive aesthetics of beauty, grace and delicacy with her unique line of handmade fabric jewelry. All hand dyed, handmade, crafted and plated in USA, Reason To Be Pretty aspires to create an exquisite, unique and comfortable day to night jewelry to prettify any outfit, from a T-shirt to and evening gown, so that the customer will feel and look pretty at any at given moment. As Haimovitz always say, there is always a Reason To Be Pretty…

Victoria Road  447855_orig

A luxury boutique with an eye for style and sustainability, Victoria Road works with socially conscious designers in emerging markets to bring you one-of-a-kind finds. Assisting small business owners in emerging economies by establishing sustainable avenues of trade and distribution to the U.S. marketplace. By empowering these driven entrepreneurs and the skilled artisans they employ with connections to new markets, Victoria Road is supporting a healthy global economy from the ground up. Victoria Road travels the world in search of exquisitely hand crafted luxury items, bringing together a carefully curated collection to complement your lifestyle.


 8869700_orig  Made by VOZ

VOZ empowers indigenous artisans and their craft through collaborative fashion design. The hand-made garments feature premium quality natural and ecological fibers, hand dyed and woven to celebrate ancient traditions. Voz works to empower women and their communities financially, creatively, and professionally.

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In 2005 Bridgette Morphew launched Paradox Designs where she sourced and curated an archive collection of 5,000 vintage prints and shapes that industry leading designers seek for design inspiration. Currently operating in the heart of the NYC fashion district she again revamped the industry with bringing MORPHEW to the forefront of the industry..

2219482  Romy & Ray

Romy & Ray is a new Parisian brand that designs high-quality knits that are innovative, comfortable, and perfect for every occasion. Romy was sourcing the finest quality yarns (wool, cashmere, silk, cotton…) and creating the best styles for the top French fashion brands for years.

Bela Criacao  350009

Portuguese for “beautiful creations” Bela Criacao is inspire by the sights, sounds, and cultures of South America coupled with a love for pace and intensity of the modern woman’s lifestyle. Designer Felicia Persaud speaks to today’s woman on the go with her distinctive contemporary sportswear collection where quality fit and fabrics are her priority. A collection of staples designed to seamlessly fit in to a woman’s wardrobe and take her from day to night, Bela Criacao is a collection for the woman not afraid to indulge in fashion among the demands of her daily life.

148473_orig  Sofia Roman

Made in Argentina with the best French and German silks, Italian brocades and Argentine Leathers. Designer Sofia Roman has created a line the speak volumes for females with a simplistic touch of edge and toughness.


Dharma Eyewear  4434972

Dharma creates high quality sunglasses and eyewear, inspired by classic vintage silhouettes. Every item is $99.00 and gives 5% back to Optometry Giving Sight. Helping underprivileged individuals globally to gain access to eye care and exams.


Enter Accessories

The Enter Accessories brand was born out of a love for vintage clothing and fabrics. Inspiration lies in the style and heritage of the golden ages of music, fashion and sport. Enter offers a range of products from simple everyday items featuring classic fabrics, to premium all-leather travel bags constructed using tradition methods and machinery. The more you use an Enter Accessory, the more unique it becomes.

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They believe that the world is changed by the small actions of many people. That’s why they created Conscious Step: Socks That Fight Poverty, so that the purchasing decisions everyone makes everyday could add up to big impact. Conscious Step was founded by three twenty-something social entrepreneurs – Hassan Ahmad, a medical doctor and past WHO intern; Adam Long, an industrial designer and marketing strategist; and Prashant Mehta, a finance major and microfinance expert. You will find their our team working in Sydney, Australia and in New York, USA, although you may also find us tracing our supply chain from the organic co-op cotton fields in India through to our Fair Trade Factory.


979580  Flickable

Flickable is putting the pop back in your pucker. This quirky themed sweet lollipop lux lip gloss won’t just give you the cool kitty cat badge of approval, but their non-sticky formula is moisturizing, provides volume, sparkle and shine. Flickable’s 5 choice colors are all a girl needs to perk up and pout out. Flickable is animal cruelty free and proudly Made in the USA.


CLEANSE by Lauren Napier

Over a decade has passed since Napier began her career. Her works have been seen in the world’s most recognizable publications and media outlets including Vogue, Vanity Fair, and on NBC’s long running Today Show and late night comedy institution Saturday Night Live. Lauren has worked with some of the world’s most famous celebrities, including: Academy Award winners, civil rights activists, Olympic gold medalists, indie film darlings, Billboard chart-toppers, silver screen royalty, a Beatle, and even an American President.



White Faux Taxidermy

WhiteFauxTaxidermy, strives to ensure clients are receiving a truly superior experience- from the time they add their new, name-brand faux taxidermy wall sculpture to your cart, to the moment you receive it and have it adorning your wall.  Each animal sculpture is completely special to them, which is why they make sure consumers are 100% satisfied.  They have developed numerous and professionally/artistically crafted sculptures to meet your wants and desires: recently, we have introduced faux unicorn head wall mounts, added a wide array of mini deer and moose heads, redesigned our elephant heads, more vivid gold bear and lions heads, and much more.

9769081  Libratone

Libratone is one of the most innovative audio companies in the world. We believe in design and we believe in freedom. Founded in 2009, in the age of streaming, our goal is to emancipate music from the slavery of stationary listening and to give it the freedom modern wireless technology allows. Quite simply, we are reinventing speakers for the 21st century. At Libratone we create all-embracing, high performing sound refined through organic wool for a warmer, brighter listening experience. We call it 360 Scandinavian. 360 alludes to their FullRoom technology, where sound is dispersed in all directions, like an acoustic instrument. It also refers to the Scandinavian design heritage.


I Love My Type

I LOVE MY TYPE is a cool typographical poster universe with posters that will inspire you to make a difference to others and benefit fully from what life has to offer. You will find positive and life-affirming statements that match your life and personal development as well as posters that you can offer to people who are special to you. I LOVE MY TYPE also produces posters that are quite unique and specially designed with you favorite quotations, personal greetings, names and remembrances etc.


The awesomely talented team behind this boldly innovative pop-up are as follows —


Partners of Creeds Collective


Get to Know Creeds Collective, a Holiday Pop-Up Shop


If you are familiar with NYC, retail spaces, various fashion brands, then I’m sure you know what a pop-up shop is! They are amazing gems you can find throughout different times of the year, such as summertime or the holidays. Well I have a brand new pop-up to inform all of my Fashion Nexus readers about, Creeds Collective. Creeds Collective just opened on Nov. 1st and is in Soho for 2 months, perfect timing with the holidays right around the corner! The basics —

  • The location, 54 Crosby St., between Broome & Spring Streets
  • Hours of operation, 7 days a week, 11 am – 7 pm

Creeds Collective is all about socially conscious fashion, beauty, lifestyle, art, and decor. This concept is represented from the brands carried to the set-up of the space. It is the love child of Creeds of Love and Concept Collective, which have now partnered to bring to the millions of NYC residents & tourists this socially responsible, interactive holiday pop-up shop!

Creeds Collective is an all encompassing experience that stimulates every sense, educates to break barriers in commerce and society, while spotlighting innovation and great design.”


There are 3 levels of retail & event space that make-up Creeds Collective, a great opportunity for all of the featured brands & activations to be able to access. Beyond clothing, accessories and beauty baubles, the seasonal retailer will further house a THANN beauty bar, a Primp and Polish nail art bar, #hashtag photobooth, “new-tech” station, art exhibitions, and a speak easy menswear lounge entitled “Grotto de Homme” “We want to bring “on the verge” designers to a highly trafficked retail district and space, executing events that both showcase their products, and connect them with their consumers on a whole new level,” explains Halphen, pop-up Founder.


Dedicated to locating and showcasing emerging excellence in fashion, beauty, lifestyle and wellness, the grand gift shop serves another “Special” purpose. “All Creeds Collective brands are selected not only for their superior talent,” explains co-founder and Conscious Consumerism expert, Phillips, “but for their social impact and motivation to shift the industry paradigm” she explains. Moreover, 10% of all net sales made over the entirety of the boutique’s presence, will be donated to charity. Collective will carry 45+brands ranging from fashion to footwear with prices ranging from $20 to $2000. And without further adieu, here are some of the various categories and brands, with some exciting details for you all to check out!


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LOVE THIS BRAND!! Can’t wait to see what exciting new pieces Creeds Collective has in store from nOir. Many of my own personal fave jewelry pieces I own are from this brand! The brand has also garnered a notable celebrity following over the years including that of Madonna, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Kate Perry, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker and Gwen Stefani. Here are some of my own pieces! MY RINGS!! —



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Love that light technology has finally advanced to the point that a lightweight, non-breakable, no-heat illumination system could be integrated into fabric and now you have GLASS Handbags committed to style and quality, as well as form and function. Love my own clutch from GLASS and can’t wait to gain another to add to my collection!

8497763  H. Williams

The unique styling of H Williams Shoes has been inspired by the architecture of designer Heather Williams’ two home cities: New York and Milan.

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Dharma creates high quality sunglasses and eyewear, inspired by classic vintage silhouettes. Every item is $99.00 and gives 5% back to Optometry Giving Sight, which helps underprivileged individuals globally to gain access to eye care and exams.

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Eva Shaw Designs is a Mother/Daughter design duo, part gemologist, part art historian. Drawing inspiration from gemstones, fine art, the tradition of adornment and eclectic cultural interests, their multifaceted and exclusive jewelry collections are handmade in New York City.

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Silk is a Luxury brand that takes original photography by Fine Art Photographer Bryony Shearmur and creates beautiful silk scarves. Each collection consists of 6 new images from a new series. Shot on film, the negatives are scanned and printed digitally using state-of-the art technology. Each scarf is 54 inches square, available in two weights of silk, hand finished and signed by the artist. Every Silk Scarf is to be something that lasts from this generation to the next. A timeless piece that will be treasured.

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The Coye Nokes collection is hand made with only the finest leathers to uphold their high standards of quality, fit and comfort. The brand boasts a signature style that resonates with fashionable women around the globe. They are known for their classic silhouettes, stunning details and unique material combinations. Years of searching for the perfect balance of style and function have yielded their wide range of colors, materials, and heel heights perfect to move from the boardroom to a cocktail party.


3248789_orig   Nicolino

Conceived from the aspiration of accessible, laidback luxury, NICOLINO brings a refined aesthetic to the world of contemporary womenswear. Crafted from globally sourced luxurious silk blends, supple, distressed leathers, novelty wools, and signature designed abstract prints, NICOLINO’s clean lines, functional details, and leather/mixed metal finishings manifest as a style that stands out with subtlety and simplicity. NICOLINO designs reflect a mash-up of classic sophistication, vintage soul, and youthful, urban edge, together achieving an inimitable balance of trend and tradition that is grounded in both elegance and timelessness.

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SNOWMAN represents New Yorkers’ character by prioritizing fashion, warmth and comfort, creating high quality down outerwear tailor-made for sophisticated city life.

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d.brand started out as a denim brand that was introduced as an alternative to overpriced designer jeans. At the core of d.brand’s philosophy are exclusivity, denim and affordability.

Victoria Road     2102305_orig

A luxury boutique with an eye for style and sustainability, Victoria Road works with socially conscious designers in emerging markets to bring you one-of-a-kind finds.

7879349_orig   Kriss Soonik

Since the first collection launch in 2009, Kriss Soonik has stayed true to her signature way of mixing fashion-forward lingerie with luxe loungewear. It´s about exploring your individuality and pushing boundaries. It’s not cute and sweet, it’s sexy, powerful and a bit cheeky!


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Breaking traditional watchmaking down to its elements, distilled the essence of both luxury and fashion design philosophy, and engineered a brand new watch from the ground up. As a result, HOH watches are beautiful and functional – they have luxurious components, a cutting-edge design, and a down-to-earth price.

2159686_orig   Soxiety

SOXIETY is proud to be the world’s premier source of high-quality, Italian-made socks. Established by—and created for—discerning dressers around the world, we at SOXIETY are committed to taking socks seriously.

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The Cuff is a simple, tangible product that brings added fashion versatility to your existing button up shirts. It is an attachable shirt cuff that covers the existing cuff on button up shirts. The Cuff attaches with just the shirt’s existing cuff button.


THANN   8070251 

THANN is a range of natural hair and skincare products formulated from botanicals derived by combining the art of natural therapy with the modern dermatological science.

4161547_orig    Primp & Polish

Specializing in decadent nail art, and with three locations nestled in the heart of Williamsburg & one in Greenpoint, Primp &Polish is quite simply reinventing the salon experience. Their focus on client satisfaction, along with wall to wall arrays of polishand tastefully designed space (also available for event hosting) transcend the norm. From classic mani/pedis to traffic-shopping custom nail art, these ladies consistenly provide a most excellent experience, whether it’s in-store or on the go through their discrete and efficient mobile service program.


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A range of fine quality aromatic tea carefully picked from renown plantations with superior craftsmanship to serve urban tea lovers.

1873500_orig   Feya Candles

Inspired by the love of family and the love of food – Feya Candles will buy a full meal for a child in need with every candle purchased.  This lifestyle of giving back has the power to continue throughout the life of the company as well as change thousands of lives – including our own. At Feya – we have a philosophy that if we make our living out of helping others then we’ll always have work to do! In June of 2014 we go on our first giving trip to Montrouis, Haiti with our friends at Jacob’s Well.  Click HERE to learn more about who we’re going with and what we’ll be doing!

The awesomely talented team behind this boldly innovative pop-up are as follows —


Partners of Creeds Collective


For the visionaries, the creatives, the lovers, the
peaceful fighters, the evangelists, the diligent, the no break takers,
the no nay sayers, the soft hearted and strong willed.
Those not after gold, but pursuing the golden opportunity to change a life,
change a mind, shape a situation, forge a bridge. Because it is true in deed that
a small group of citizens can in fact change the world, shift the paradigm,
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hearts so are we. We love without boundaries, give without
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We may wander, but we are not lost.
We aren’t elitists, we are a community.
Never for the sake of fortune or fame, but joined together to
produce legacies of love, advantages breed for those less fortunate.
Lives lived with humble hearts, motive and intention.
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validate virtue and advocate change.



Sydney Evan — Back at Bergdorfs — Custom Charm Bar!!

The stunning and unique jewelry brand — Sydney Evan — is back at Bergdorf Goodman this week for its annual Custom Charm Bar event. I’ve had the distinct pleasure of attending this event last year, meeting the kind and talented founder of the brand, Rosanne Karmes, and later fully featuring Sydney Evan on Fashion Nexus! I encourage all of my readers, if you are in NYC, to check out this event; there is still time to head over tomorrow to check out all of the brand’s wonderful charms!


Bergdorfs is located at 754 5th Ave. The event will begin at 12 pm and will end at 6 pm. The purpose behind the event is so that —  jewelry enthusiasts and Sydney Evan fans will have the opportunity to work alongside designer Rosanne Karmes to create their very own personalized Sydney Evan beaded bracelet and/or necklace. When I attended last year, Rosanne worked so patiently and attentively to each of her guests. It was truly a fun occasion! Here are some pics I took last year —

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The custom bead bar will offer a variety of 14k gold and pave diamond charms to choose from, including the brand’s signature spiritual styles like hamsas and evil eyes, lucky symbols, new zodiac charms, and Sydney Evan’s celebrity coveted “Love” word charms; paired with a rainbow of beaded bracelets or beaded lariats made from semiprecious beads or varying length chain necklaces.  Karmes will be on site to help customers create their very own custom creation that represents their personal style, which will be available for pick up within 24 hours of ordering. 




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And remember, even if you can’t make the event, Sydney Evan can still be purchased online or in various retailers across the U.S., or even international retailers. Sydney Evan is a true trend-setting luxurious jewelry brand. And you can rest assure that when purchasing any Sydney Evan pieces you are purchasing only the highest of quality. You can even check out the great deal of press the brand has rightfully received since its inception, from major editorial spreads in Nylon, Harrods, Cosmo, Bazaar, People, and more, to  a major celeb following and fan base — J. Lo., Mila Kunis, Emma Stone, Lea Michele, Bar Rafaeli, Hilary Duff, Kate Hudson, Lauren Conrad, & more!

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Sydney Evan really seeks to satisfy each and every customer. If you have any questions there are a myriad of ways to communicate, including on social media-Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. So enjoy the event if you attend or just browsing the Sydney Evan website!





Pono by Joan Goodman — Sample Sale is this Week!!

Do you ever see someone on TV wearing an article of clothing, or in this case, a piece of jewelry, & think — “Ooooo, I would love to have that!” Well if so, here is your chance!! If you are a fan of hit TV shows such as CBS’s “The Good Wife” or HBO’s “Girls”, or if you watch Good Morning America or The Today Show, you may have seen some stunning pieces from the bold, statement-making jewelry brand — PONO by Joan Goodman. And with their Sample Sale beginning this week, TOMORROW, now you can shop for some pieces to call your own!




PONO has not only been featured on hit TV shows, but can also be seen with some major features in popular magazines — Glamour (March 2014); InStyle (March 2014); Cosmopolitan (April 2013); & more!


Here are all of the details you need for this Huge Sample Sale —

  • It starts tomorrow, June 9th and goes thru June 13th
  • Cash & Credit Cards will be accepted
  • The location is 347 W 36th St., Ste. 405 in NYC between 8th & 9th Aves.
  • If you have any questions, call (212) 216-0022
  • The sale will be for a variety of bangles, cuffs, necklaces, & more — all 50 – 80% off!!


I can’t express to my readers how huge of a fan I am of this brand! It was one of the first high-fashion jewelry brands I was introduced to and covered on my fashion blog, Fashion Nexus! And since then, I’ve covered updates with the brand many times!

You can also check out how I’ve styled some of the brand’s hottest pieces into my own looks — My Fashion Diary & Fashion Week shows!

dsc00365 dsc00362 Resin Chainlink Necklace

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Ice Princess Resin Choker in Seaglow & Grey Glace Resin Cuff


Classic Resin Chain Link Necklace

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Golden floral bracelet & Alchemy Ana ABS Choker in Ginger

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Resin Buckle in Plum Ice

Here are even more examples of the many types of pieces you might come across at this week’s Sample Sale!!

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So remember, make some time this week to hit up this sale. And once again, here is all of the information you will need!!








Check Out M.M. Lafleur’s NYC Pop-up While You Can!

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I was first introduced to M.M. Lafleur earlier this year at Baublebar’s pop-up during a collaboration event. M.M. Lafleur is both a luxury fashion brand, but also, very much a high fashion label. You can always shop online, but until Nov. 3rd, you can also check out their pop-up in Soho, 91 Grand Street. Look below for their remaining upcoming events!

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There is a wide variety both at the popup and online, lots of cuts, fits, silhouettes, and colors. You can check out the full selection here and see just how amazing the styles are, from the Mae to Michaella to Yoko to Sophia. Also available at the popup are great selections of belts, blazers, cardigans, and scarves. With M.M. Lafleur you are getting amazing quality, but at a more affordable price, as compared to the high-end luxury designers.

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The design team is packed full of experience. You have a former head designer for Zac Posen, who also worked with major brands such as Jason Wu and Theory. The fabric is nothing but the best as it’s shipped from top mills in both Italy & Japan. The belts are high quality leather. M.M. Lafleur’s ethos, as they say, is simple: to make the purposeful woman look and feel beautiful. Learn more about the brand here!

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There is a lot rave about with this brand. There is so much versatility. The colors are very much on trend for the upcoming fall season, with options of lilac grey, peacock blue, oatmeal, aubergine, mayan red, charcoal, black, cinnamon and more. But what is great is that the colors are not just geared for the upcoming seasons, it will also work throughout the year. You can wear with or without tights/hosiery, dress up in heels or down with flats, and you could even pair with a light jacket or sweater if need be.

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There are a few specific upcoming events for the pop-up’s final days:

  • Friday, Nov. 1st, 6-8 pm: Shopping Event for Women in Law
  • Sat., Nov. 2nd, 1-3 pm: Keep Calm & Carry on with Hitha on the Go
  • Sun., Nov. 3rd, 2-4 pm: Building your Personal Brand

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So while it’s sad the pop-up vanishes after Nov. 3rd, it doesn’t mean there are not amazing opportunities to shop online. This team knows a woman doesn’t just try on one dress and tada!, that it’s the winner. When you shop online, you can select up to 4 dresses to have shipped. You then have 7 days to make your decision. Shipping is on Lafleur, both ways, how awesome is that?!? You only pay for what you keep! M.M. Lafleur is working diligently to find tailors to partner with across the nation. For now, in NYC, there is Beyond Bespoke. So if you need to make any tweaks, you can receive a discount from their tailor partners.

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If you have questions, you can easily contact the team or check out the FAQs page.

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The Must Go-To Retail Spot this Weekend: Chelsea Market-ID Pop Shop

For one week during each month of the summer, Chelsea Market will be home to a pop-up of various vendors for “ID Pop Shop” It started last month in May and is back until this Sunday for June. If you are in NYC make sure to go visit Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue. Here are just some of the vendors I met today and pictures of some of the great items being sold!

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Jason Laurits is the designer for this brand and his pieces are just in time for summer. He works with silkscreening and the prints and images are really unique so for my guy friends, go visit and I’m sure you will find something great to wear!

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This designer really has a lot of great pieces. As described on her website, they are very raw and handmade. There is a lot to chose from-bracelets, necklaces, rings, etc. The finish can be in bronze, silver or gold so there is something for everyone.

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These handbags are all made right in NY and are of the highest quality leather and other materials. There is everything from basics to great bold colors perfectly on trend for summertime. There is also a wide range of sizes to choose from.

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I am so amazed by all the great vendors at this pop-up and certainly of great recognition are the pieces from this jewelry designer. I saw a lot of great color and variety with the many pendants, charms, etc to select from.

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Sunglasses are sure enough one accessory you can go without now that its summertime. Its also something you can never have too many of! Lumete offers great color and size selection. The styles are very much modern and chic. It was such a joy looking around at the different pieces.

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I had the hardest time choosing what picture I wanted to take to accompany this tag. There were some great classic pieces on the top shelf of a more basic color. Then there were some that caught my eye with a pop of color for the summer. I finally landed on the above selections with bold prints. Many sizes and clearly many styles so that is great for any shopper.

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This brand is created by sisters, Patty and Christine Yoon. I decided to photograph the above selections for some great color options. There was a lot of black and grey, but some very unique designs that could be a very special piece for any woman. The designs were very feminine and with given consideration to the everyday modern woman-great work!

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Rings are probably my most favorite form of jewelry. Here, just like with every other vendor, there is so much to look at and choose from. There is some truly great thought and details given to each piece, no matter what the creation is. A lot of great color and great design-work, so I am very thankful to have stopped in today!

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Pamela likely has a miniature tote bag for every person. I would find it hard to believe that a shopper couldn’t pass this booth and not find a bag that is the epitome of their being! I had a great time reading all of the hilarious messages so there are literally just a tiny sample of what is there.

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I do get the brand name here, quality, eco-friendly materials, but not giving away the modern and fashion forward edge of the pieces. Take for instance the dress photographed above. This is a great color that can be worn year-round, the slit, the cut-outs, all on trend right now.

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Guru specializes in eco-friendly tunics, sandals and fine jewelry. Photographed above are just a few of the bold-colored tunics I saw. With it being summertime or if you are traveling, I think one could find some great pieces with this vendor/designer.

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The lithographed designs seen here were so moving and breathtaking. They are printed on a wide range of apparel form tees to maxi dresses. This is art coming to life in fashion-enjoy!

These are just some of the great vendors present. There are others, such as Iwona Ludyga. There is also more than just clothing and accessories so go check out and if you miss it, stay tuned for other upcoming dates!

BaubleBar + Godiva = A Perfect Shopping Experience!

Godiva Baubletini & Baublebar Shopping!

Godiva Baubletini & Baublebar Shopping!

Visit in person or online to learn more about BaubleBar now!! You can of course visit online and shop to find amazing pieces of jewelry. However, if you are in NYC, get to Soho, 131 Greene Street, ASAP. BaubleBar has set up a pop-up shop there thru August 13th. I guarantee you it will be one of the best shopping experiences you’ve ever had!

At the Soho pop-up, there is a great collection of jewelry to view, friendly sales associates, appetizers to snack on while shopping and even a chance to rest and chat with friends or fellow shoppers. The best part though is the connection BaubleBar has made with Godiva to set up a bar. So while you are shopping you can also sip on a free Godiva Baubletini made with Godiva liqeur.

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A pleasurable shopping experience and welcoming atmosphere aside, its also important to give focus and recognition to the great BaubleBar products as well. BaubleBar offers exquisite jewelry of several types-necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. You can also shop by featured designers as well, such as Shameless, Paige Novick, Sarah Chloe, and Bing Bang. And remember you can shop online as well and filter out your search just as with any other online shopping site. There are different boutiques of jewelry, you can sort by price, you can look for certain colors or you can filter by types of metal-silver, gold, etc. There really is a lot to choose from and the great aspect is that you are buying quality and fashionable pieces, but at a reasonable price.

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BaubleBar pieces can also be personalized with monograms, initials or the like. You can visit “The Fit Guide” page to learn more about lengths of the jewelry or information on ring sizes. Gift cards can also be purchased! There are great deals to find to further save upon future purchases so check that out here. BaubleBar headquarters is also in NYC and you can make  appointments to visit the Madison Avenue location as well. You can host events to showcase this amazing jewelry pieces as well. BaubleBar has so much going on and so much to offer with other pop-ups and events. The Soho pop-up also maintains a running calendar so make sure to visit that page as well!

I am excited to see more from this great company and I plan on visiting Soho again soon! But remember, if you are not in NYC, no worries, check them out online as well!! I hope you all enjoy!!

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