When I buy jewelry, I buy pieces that I can wear for both special events and for everyday wear. Sometimes it’s hard to find such jewelry because this bracelet is too clunky for my LBD or this necklace is too glitzy. But jewelry from modestpeach is “not only capable of being worn once or twice, but will [also] become a collection piece that can be worn time and time again.”
This is the mantra designer, buyer and owner of modestpeach jewelry Catherine Cindy Leo upholds with each delicate design. Of Thai and Chinese descent, she grew up watching her father produce lovely sterling silver and gold jewelry for many different stores. With this memory and experience and her travels to Thailand as an inspiration, she established modestpeach jewelry in June 2009.
Her line of jewelry was named after a paint color swatch that stood out to her as “clean, crisp, and somewhat feminine,” a quality that resonates with all of her pieces. Hence, the timeless quality her jewelry has. Although not particularly a wedding jewelry based company, many of her pieces have been sought out by brides and people all over the country as wedding gifts and jewelry.
They have been also featured in wedding magazines, websites, and blogs such as Southern Weddings magazine, Clover and Bee, and Snippet and Ink. The demand for her pieces are due to the fine detail and beautiful work put into each piece. The care Leo artfully puts into her jewelry is evident in the naming of her jewelry. Each bracelet, necklace and ring is given a female name, while earrings are named for special events.
For this week’s giveaway, we have “The Cocktail Party” and “The First Date,” two pairs of exquisite earrings. “The Cocktail Party” has six freshwater black pearls threaded onto the slightest strand of sterling silver, perfect for any cocktail dress. “The First Date” is made of delicate sterling silver hammered into two textured, vermeil circles that dangle over each other, ideal for an evening out on a first, or 21st, date.
Sometimes the best things in life come free. Don’t miss your chance to get your hands on these earrings.
Comment below by July 28, 11:59 pm for a chance to win. (You must have a U.S. mailing addy.) Don’t forget to double your chances by retweeting for an additional entry! Good luck!
This eye cream is great. Before I went to bed, I squeezed a small dollop of it onto my fingers and gently applied it to the area around my eyes. The cream was silky and light and didn’t feel as though it was weighing down my skin or clogging any pores. The scent, though subtle and hard to place, had a very calming effect. Nothing noxious, but noticeable.
Waking up the next morning, I discovered that my skin was noticeably smoother and softer. My skin felt rejuvenated with moisture, and the area around my eyes was much more relaxed.
Lavere’s Anti-Aging Intensive Eye Cream will put the glow back into your skin without weighing it down with an oily compound. Another cosmetic necessity to add to your makeup bag.
I don’t care how old you are, Hello Kitty rules. It was fashionable when you were 5; it’s fashionable now. You can wear it as jewelry, on your bag, or as a shirt.
Like this “SO Cute” top and tank from Mighty Fine.
It comes as a 2-in-1 set, so you can either wear the pieces separately, together, or with something else. The racerback tank has black and colored hearts splattering the front and back with Hello Kitty’s cute face snuggled between them. You can pull over it a white crop top tee with Kitty chillin’ on your chest.
Cute, casual, fun.
I am such a kid sometimes. Even though I can buy myself a drink legally, drive a car with my elbows while eating Del Taco, and make the best batch of chocolate brownies you’ve ever sunk your teeth into, my wardrobe isn’t always necessarily “adult” appropriate. That isn’t to say I’m wearing my kid sister’s baby tee or squeezing into jeans for juniors, but my taste in clothing is youthful. And I absolutely love color.
Color pops and catches the eye. It can completely change a schlumpy outfit to a chic one if done with taste. The turquoise “Hamsa” scarf from Otrera has the right balance of crazy colors and texture to do just that. It can brighten up a daytime look or be the final touch accessory when going to an evening event.
Lunch with a girlfriend? Theatre premiere with a significant other? Done and done, and it’s hand sewn 100% silk with gold Hamsa charms.
Hobo bags rock. They are fairly spacious (and believe me, I need the room), and you don’t have to worry about throwing in too many things because they were made to carry lots.
And Chocolate Handbags does it just right with its pleated hobo in purple. Not only does it have a roomy interior, but it also has a detachable crossbody strap, making it versatile for your many outfits. It’s subtly crafted with light vertical lines that run down its side — a nice touch — and shiny baubles on the straps. This paired with the pleats give it an overall pleasing feminine look.
OMG it’s Friday. You know what that means.
I get to settle down at home with a nice book and chillax at home. Or I could go out and watch a comedy show. Shall I go dancing instead? Find a mysterious lover? The possibilities!
To help you start your weekend right, we’ve got a few goodies for y’all.
Two handmade multi-print silk scarves with fringe by Rachel Park Designs!!
This woman (and her designs) is a godsend for women. Why?
Because, women of the world, you no longer have to be bored or frustrated with your boyfriend, brother, father, boss, or ex-lover’s drab neckwear. Park was inspired by the lack of variation and excitement seen in men’s accessories and sought out a way to create something that would be tasteful, vibrant, and appealing to men.
But no worries homegirls, Rachel has you covered. For women, Rachel creates lovely silk scarves that are dynamic in color and tasteful in design. Rachel Park Designs knows how to accommodate every woman’s fashion accessory needs.
Each piece is made with precision, an eye for detail and the highest quality materials, and a bit of her Asian and New York flair is incorporated in every one of them.
And with this week’s TGIFree Friday giveaway, two of you will win one of these silk scarves, each originally marked at $60, for free.
You have until July 16, 11:59 p.m. to comment. And don’t forget to include your U.S. mailing addy!
PS: You can retweet for an additional entry.
In 2009, an estimated 80,000 visitors gathered to peruse the goods of 30 vendors. More than 10,000 product samples and 450 food samples were sold within four to six hours. Approximately 200,000 people partook in the shopping and food eating festivities. What was going on?
JapanTown was happening.
Due to the enormous success it had witnessed the previous year as the NYC Japan Street Fair, it was brought back under the new name JapanTown in hopes of continuing to give New York City a taste of true Japanese culture.
Bad luck comes in threes, but this summer, that isn’t the case.
To celebrate, in the next three months, three festivals will be held in the East Village, Midtown and Upper East Side, each focusing on a different aspect of Japanese culture: Japanese “cool” culture, Japanese healthy food, and Japanese soul food, respectively. JapanTown will bring together local businesses and common household brands, so that the people of NYC can truly experience and gain a better appreciation of the New York Japanese community.
The first of the three is the Cool Japan festival, which starts on July 17th in the East Village. NYC’s unofficial Japan Town, it will showcase the various aspects of Japanese culture that make it “cool.” Here, visitors can find anything from Japanese robots to antiques to yummy tidbits to eat while participating in the Japanese street fashion contest. Winners will receive a prize from a JapanTown sponsor.
Following that is the Healthy Food & Green festival on August 22nd in Midtown. A variety of wholesome dishes and organic produce can be sampled, which will be provided for by Souen Noodle restaurant, Suzuki Farm, Marukome, and Kikkoman.
Lastly, in the Upper East Side on September 26th, experience Japanese soul food. Authentic foods representing various parts of Japan will be presented. They range from Kyushu grilled tonton pork to Japanese curry to konjac. Regional produce from agricultural government Kyushu, Japan’s southernmost island, will also be available for taste.
Food to eat, stuff to buy, New York City. What more could you ask for?
For more information, please visit www.nyjapantown.org.
Cool Japan Festival
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Fourth Avenue between 8th and 10th Streets
Healthy Food & Green Festival
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Madison Avenue between 43rd and 45th Streets
Soul Food Festival
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Lexington Avenue between 93rd and 96th Streets
Just last weekend, I was with my girlfriend in search of a crop top. Although the day was fun, our search for a cute crop top worthy of the few bills we had managed to scrape together was a fail. We walked up and down Hollywood Boulevard like a pair of out-of-place, daytime hookers, but no luck.
Now, had I known about this crop top, I wouldn’t have spent so much time in Hollywood looking for it. This watercolor lace crop top by IZESX has a zipper back and is the perfect mesh (pun intended) of color and see-through. The “watercolor” effect on the lace makes it pop, but it doesn’t go overboard and turns it into a mess of colors. Paired with a pair of black leggings and stunning heels, you’ll be sure to turn some heads.
An ex-lover of mine once asked me, “I don’t get it. Why do girls like skulls so much?”
Because they’re friggin’ cute. Duh.
Skull Stud Earrings. What a clever idea. Fierce and totes cute.
Made by Emily Elizabeth, these 14-kt. gold plated skulls are a 1/2 inch in size, just big enough to show off your inner tough girl but small enough to not scare anyone off.
You go girl.
My mama always told me cotton products were the best because they were lightweight and breathable. But when I think of cotton clothing, I think of underwear. Or undershirts. Or marshmallows.
The “Dylan” off-shoulder dress in white from VAVA by Joy Han makes me reconsider my preconceived notions of cotton. Made from 100 percent cotton, this romantic dress is designed with careful attention to detail. The ruffled collar and sleeves showcase the quality of the dress, and it has enough detailing to make it stylish without going over the top, giving it a timeless look. The belted waist is an homage to the empire waistline from back in the day, but it’s proportioned just right to give it a modern feel.
I guess my mom knew what she was talking about when she said cotton products were the best.