Sunday, November 12, 2017

HOLIDAY SHOPPING GUIDE

By Eva Fydrych

Gift Ideas For Her & For Him

Christmas mood (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)



Our exclusive Holiday Shopping Guide is officially here! Carefully selected gift ideas for Her and for Him, stylish accessories that will put a smile on everyone's face - what's not to like? :)

This year, we went through a large selection of look books, websites, and catalogues to bring you the most trendy items for your family and friends. As usual, we tried to get off the beaten path and find the products that are not only beautiful, but also affordable, timeless, and unique. Majority of brands featured in our gift guide were founded by very talented and determined individuals so we are sure you are going to hear more about them very soon.

With e-commerce becoming not only more popular, but also much easier and more reliable than ever before, we strongly recommend shopping online, in the comfort and convenience of your own home. 

Have a look at our selection below and enjoy your holiday shopping in style!



DM Jewelry Designs
www.dmjewelrydesigns.com


ELENA Earrings (Photo courtesy of DM Jewelry Designs)



It's not a secret that women love jewelry. Receiving it makes them feel and look special. ELENA Earrings by DM Jewelry Designs will make an unforgettable gift for someone who appreciates high quality, artisan products and timeless chic. 

Made with imported Black Onyx which beautifully accents the sterling silver filigree beads and finished with sterling silver earring findings, this beautiful piece of jewelry is an accessory staple in every woman's wardrobe like the LBD.


"The best part of gifting jewelry is that whatever it costs, once gifted it becomes a piece on which you simply can’t put a price tag. It works like a photograph, the memory associated with the gift will carry through with the person for life," says Urban Cocktail and we couldn't agree more.


About

Based out of New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, DM Jewelry Designs was established as a result of a life-long enchantment of manifesting visions of radiant jewelry including custom bridal designs. Their mission is to create exquisite pieces of jewelry that celebrates every aspect of a woman.

Debora Ann Malouf, owner and creative designer of DM Jewelry Designs, explains, “I will design and re-design a piece until it perfectly captures not only my vision, but also the vision of the client who is involved in the entire custom design process. I refuse to finalize a piece until each one of us experiences what I term as the “WOW” factor.” She continues to state, “Nothing excites me more than manifesting the visions of designs that capture the essence of a woman.”



LaBante London


Red Kiss across body bag (Photo courtesy of LaBante London)



Red is officially the hottest colour for Fall/Winter 2017. This gorgeous handbag by LaBante London, a Peta-Approved Vegan Brand, will brighten up gloomy winter days and add a touch of glamour to even the most simple outfit.

This elegant and compact bag is perfect for a day (wear it with a casual jacket or coat) or evening out (as a striking addition to an all-black ensemble). Finished with a bow detail to give an extra twist of femininity, it comes with two handy inner compartments to help you stay organised. The shoulder strap can be detached so that the bag can be used as a hand held clutch. Two in one, how smart!


About

Established in 2009, LaBante London designs and produces accessories with an ethos of 'Fashion With Respect.' What do they mean by that? Their bags and jewellery are not only covetable but also veganenvironmentally friendly, and ethically produced. The brands wants to give consumers the experience of luxury, of the finest craftsmanship, of a timeless aesthetic, while respecting the world we live in. 



The Jewelry Junkie
Photos courtesy of The Jewelry Junkie (Click to enlarge)



Where Boho meets Elegance...


The Jewelry Junkie offers an eclectic mix of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings that will satisfy every woman's inner fashionista. Some of their bestselling products include: Champagne Faceted Beaded Necklace with Rhinestone Pave Pendant, Pyrite Slab on Metallic Dusty Leather Cuff Bracelet, Silver Oval Hoop Earrings With Gray Druzy Drops, and Hematite Seed Bead Choker Necklace with Druzy Pendant (all pictured above).

Make sure to visit their website as well as Instagram account. You will be spoiled for choice!


"Ever wondered what to gift someone, remembering they have nearly everything? Well, that is never happening to you while opting for jewelry. You could choose among a range of varieties like pendants, rings, brooches, necklaces, pendants, or even go for the entire package containing all of them. And you could also choose between gemstones, crystals and precious metals. The choice is endless, just like the star-studded sky!" - Urban Cocktail


About

The Jewelry Junkie is a Texas-based company. They strive to provide fashion forward, handcrafted jewelry that offers high quality at affordable prices. The brand offers handcrafted Boho Jewelry that incorporates many unique elements such as leather fringe, handmade leather tassels, leather cuffs, handstamped personalized jewelry, and long beaded necklaces.



Heart’s Desire Jewelry
www.heartsdesirejewelry.com


Lunar Halo Earrings (Photo courtesy of Heart's Desire Jewelry)



This gorgeous trio of sparkling labradorite squares by Heart's Desire Jewelry will satisfy even the most demanding tastes. The multi-colored labradorite not only looks amazing, but it is also a very unusual mineral and a powerful crystal for healing.

As part of the Night Sky Collection, these stylish earrings can be combined with the Lunar Halo Necklace and worn as a set.


About

Established in 2004, Heart’s Desire Jewelry is an New Bern-based boutique design studio single-handedly run by award-winning artist Ann Marie Hodrick.

Using responsibly-sourced, high-quality natural stones and rare organic elements, Hodrick creates necklaces, earrings, and bracelets that not only look good, but they make you feel good, too.

Featuring one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces, as exceptional as the rare materials used in their creation, each accessory is hand-crafted to be functional, wearable, enjoyable art, so that you feel comfortable, confident, and creative when wearing your jewelry.





Clutch Champagne (Photo courtesy of Ilanit)



Metallic leather collection by Ilanit comes at the right time. It includes statement clutches in silver, champagne, bronze, and bright red as well as an interesting selection of unique bracelets. Perfect for the holiday season!

Super elegant champagne clutch (pictured above) features removable handle, an invisible magnet for easy closing, zipper pocket for lipstick, and credit card pocket. It is fully lined inside and finished with unique fused glass pendent. 


About

Founded by Ilanit Shalev, a glass artist originally from Israel, Ilanit focuses on statement jewelry and accessories for a modern, sophisticated woman who is looking for one-of-a-kind pieces.

"Jewelry allows me to combine a myriad of materials with my passion for working with glass. Combining leather and metal with glass allows me to create unique wearable art. I feel that the organic nature of how glass reacts in the kiln combined with my eye for color and the Mediterranean influences I bring from my background, makes for some very unique, one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry," says Ilanit Shalev.



Assouline


Orient Express: The Legend Of Travel (Photo courtesy of Barneys New York)



For those who like to travel. 

A masterpiece of Belgian engineer Georges Nagelmackers, the Orient Express is a landmark for long-distance travel. Presenting a nostalgic array of photographs, this book explores the rich history and culture of the famed rail line, including its notable passengers and literary influence.

Art direction by Camille Dubois and Paola Nauges. Editorial direction by Esther Kremer. Edited by Lindsey Tulloch. Photos edited by Hannah Hayden. Published by Assouline.


About 

Barneys New York is a luxury specialty retailer renowned for having the most discerning edit from the world’s top designers, including women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, fragrances, and gifts for the home. Barneys' signature sense of wit and style is manifested in its creative advertising campaigns, original holiday themes, and celebrated window displays. 

Today, Barneys New York operates flagship stores in New York City, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, Las Vegas and along with a preeminent luxury online store, Barneys.com, as well as 16 other full price stores and warehouse stores across the United States.



Claycult Cambodia


Rudraksha Seed and Ceramic necklace (Photo courtesy of Claycult Cambodia)



Bring back those holiday memories and a carefree beach mood with a limited edition of Rudraksha Seed and Ceramic necklace.

This stunning long, slightly chunky style necklace, uses three silver capped Nepali seed beads in combination with the specialty ceramic beads. This unique item of jewelry, featuring a beautiful palette of earthy colours, makes a memorable gift which will be treasured for years.


About

Claycult Cambodia brings the culture of the Khmer people and the colours of Cambodia into their designs. The brand offers a range of exquisite necklaces, bracelets and earrings in addition to ceramic beads. All items are handcrafted at their studio / workshop in Siem Reap, home to Angkor Wat and the great Angkor temples. 

They employ mostly women and adapt the workplace to their lives as much as possible, outsourcing to those who are unable to come to the workshop because of family commitments. Claycult Cambodia encourages education and their staff is paid a fair wage, many of them being the sole supporter of an extended family. 



For Him


Story Spark
https://storyspark.com/collections/tshirts-mens


Story Spark Cap with LED Lights (Photo courtesy of Story Spark)



Fun T-shirts and accessories are always a good idea!

Story Spark offers a large selection of unique designs that will satisfy even the most demanding men. Each of their fashion fitted T-shirts is printed on super soft ring-spun cotton or cotton/poly blends. All technology-inspired illustrations were created for a unique one-of-a-kind statement. You can choose from chic and funky designs such as bar codes, hashtags, Yin Yang, and much more!

Our favourite product, an innovative low-profile LED cap, is sure to impress every gadget-loving friend. With three lighting modes, adjustable sizing with velcro closure, and a simple, sleek Story Spark logo, you simply can't go wrong.


ABOUT

Story Spark is a lifestyle brand for the tech moderate - those who appreciate balance between life and technology. The brand strives to provide designer products that aspire and enhance an individual's story.



SVØRN
www.svorn.net


Fenrir Pendant (Photo courtesy of SVØRN)



A trendy piece of jewelry will be highly appreciated by your boyfriend, best friend, brother or dad.

Fenrir Pendant, created by SVØRN, is an archetypal, mystical and avant-garde accessory which goes well with almost every style: from a simple T-shirt worn with a leather jacket; a sporty, street style look; to something more formal as well.

Fenrir Pendant is SVØRN’s take on one of the most primal shapes, a predator’s fang. Its luxurious Chrome Noir finish gives this pendant a unique, shiny dark hue which is not only elegant and eye-catching, but also makes it easy to wear with a variety of colours. The pendant comes with a beautiful black box, so you don't have to worry about wrapping it up. How convenient!


About

SVØRN is a design house which transforms the mundane objects that we use in our daily life into stylish lifestyle necessities. For more information, visit: www.svorn.net.



M Ference & Co.


S stands for Style / Monogram Collection (Photo courtesy M Ference & Co.)



M Ference & Co. has recently released a new collection of fashion pendants. The Monogram Collection, made from half hard 1/2" and 3/4" diameter brass blanks, features chic unisex designs which are carefully surface engraved for depth and appearance. All items are finished with your choice of 14K, rose gold or antique sterling, and come with with a 18" chain and gift box.

And for all astrology fans out there, their best-selling Zodiac Pendants are an excellent choice as well!


About

M Ference & Co. is a small business established in 2010 with the desire to manufacture special surface engraved traditional style jewelry products, which are aesthetically pleasing to the eye and gorgeous to wear. Their products reflect the commitment of providing quality jewelry that is not easily found or made today. Find out more at: www.mferenceco.com.



Happy Shopping!


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