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Currently Coveting: Celine

Currently Coveting } Since we are displaced from our homes in the aftermath of the storm... we haven't been able to get back to normal or work at all. It's very eerie to see half of Manhattan shut down and blacked out. Maybe it's a sign for us workaholics to pause and rest our brains and remember to breathe. But I have to say... I can't wait to get back to normal and start working again. As a small business owner, you tend to live and breathe your business because at the end of the day, you have no one else to rely on but yourself. You're basically a mommy or daddy and your business is your baby. You have to nurture it, care for it, and if you don't... it suffers. It's so sad to see all our neighborhood small businesses shut down and not being able to open. We know the feeling... But New Yorkers are resilient and we'll be back on our feet in no time!!

For now... I guess I'll just drown myself in my sketchbook, fill in my Muji calendar and notebooks with notes and deadlines and dream of these beautiful (and simply perfect) Celine shoes to get my mind off this horrible storm!!!

Image via } Vogue.com

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Style: Black Swan

High fashion chic } I wanted to do a black version of our last style post "bridal chic" (see below). Our "bridal chic" post was so popular, that I had to do a non-bridal version! =) There's a perfect little black dress for everyone -- every body type, every style, and every age. This one is one of my favorites of the moment! This dress by Milly is the perfect black version of J. Crew's dress from our post below. I love the simple, yet elegant bodice with a combination of the high fashion feather skirt. The waistband cinches your waist in and all you need are classic black pumps!

Usually, I would go for a collar necklace with this neckline, but with stunner statement drops like our Triple Doily Drops in black, you don't need anything on your neck. I found the perfectly sleek gold clutch to go with this outfit by Serpui Marie. The gold plating from our Triple Doily Drops are a nice accent to the gold clutch. With this outfit, you'll be classic and high fashion chic!! ;)

1. Milly dress 2. Brandy Pham earrings 3. Serpui Marie clutch

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Style: Bridal Chic

The bride wore white & silver } Sometimes, keeping it simple is so much more beautiful & chic!! Case in point... I completely fell in love with this gorgeous, fun, and whimsical J. Crew "Victoria" feather-skirt linen dress. And at $895 for a wedding dress?!! What a steal!!

Our Triple Doily Drops in silver glitter and Jimmy Choo's "India" mirrored leather heels in silver are the perfect pairing for this dress. Our Triple Doily Drops pack a stunning statement while framing your face with the classic dress neckline perfectly. The shoes are simple, yet elegant but completes the look beautifully! Ahh... if only I had an excuse to wear this outfit... I would feel like a princess for a day ;)

Not a bride? You can apply these simple rules to another color scheme for the same look and feel! 1. Choose a dress with a similar & simple neckline; 2. Statement earrings that stand out all on it's own, no necklace required (it would be over kill); 3. Simple & strappy heels to complete the look and... voila! =D

1. J. Crew dress 2. Brandy Pham earrings 3. Jimmy Choo shoes

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Style: Everything is Illuminated

GOLDEN } The perfectly festive and chic outfit this fall and holiday season! Play up your gold tones and neutrals with a comfy neutral sweater, a beautiful shimmer pencil skirt and finish up your look with a pair of statement button earrings like our oversized Doily Stud earrings in gold glitter, an arm full of golden bangles like our Maddy Scallop Bangles, and a sparkly pair of sequin heels! As you can tell... the holidays makes me very happy =) Happy Friday and stay tuned for more and regular style posts!! ;)

1. J. Crew sweater 2. Brandy Pham earrings, or these 3. Just Cavalli skirt 4. Brandy Pham bangles, or these 5. Oscar de la Renta shoes

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Color Story: Emerald

Color Story } One of our collection colors this fall is Emerald. A bright, and beautiful shade of green, Emerald is always a Fall/Winter favorite to brighten up our fall and winter ensembles, specially for the holidays! It's just a no brainer. I'm currently coveting this gorgeous Joie "Arnie" sweater in this amazing shade of green... or what we like to call Emerald =D

Some of my favorite Emerald pieces I'll be wearing on repeat this season are the Doily Drops and the Mini Ribbon Bar Necklace(these styles have also proven to be a FAN FAV, yay!). These pieces in Emerald makes me so happy!! ;)

Have a happy & beautiful Monday loves XO

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Snapshots: A Week at Bendel's

A Week at Bendel's } We were so honored and happy to be asked to do a Pop-up Shop on the first floor atrium at Henri Bendel on 5th Avenue this past week. We were actually asked about a month before the event, so you can imagine our excitement and keeping it a secret was pretty hard! It's always a dream to be able to present your collection in a legendary store such as Bendel's and on 5th Ave nonetheless! Thank you to the wonderful and fun staff for all your help in setting up and breaking down.

During our week pop-up, we met such wonderful customers and amazing designers who were also doing their pop-ups on the floor and trunk shows upstairs on the 2nd floor. We were paired with a great group of designers and it was such a pleasure to meet and spend a week with everyone!

The music was also great at Bendel's, and I discovered Jasmine Ash there! They played a remix of her song "Let the Sunshine In" and I had to go home and search her on Spotify. Yay for a new amazing artist to listen to at work in our studio =)

We're taking a slight break from Fall/Winter/Holiday 2012 to wrap up our Spring 2013 collection. Fashion Week is right around the corner and our Japan show is creeping up quickly!! Wowza.... well, Happy Friday & have a wonderful weekend! More photos to come next week =D

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Brandy Pham x BaubleBar

We're so excited to announce our Designer Pop-Up Shop for BaubleBar!! Check it out =) Limited edition colors in their brand colors & our new styles. Get them while supplies last.

1. Lilac Arrow Ring 2. Pink Arrow Ring 3. Lilac Bow Studs 4. Pink Bow Studs 5. Gold Bow Ring 6. Lilac Bow Ring 7. Pink Bow Ring 8. Lilac Eyelet Ring 9. Pink Eyelet Ring 10. Lilac Bar Bracelet 11. Pink Bar Bracelet 12. Lilac Bar Pendant 13. Pink Bar Pendant

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Many thank you's...

GRATEFUL } I know I'm overdue for a major blog update, so here it is... =) Our first Trunk Show at the amazing Henri Bendel was a dream come true and a complete success!! We couldn't have asked for a better experience... Thank you so much to the super sweet staff for all your help and to the wonderful new customers we've met. We've met so many lovely customers from Brazil, South Africa, to Texas, and even my hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii!! You've all made our first trunk show experience a memorable one and we're ever so grateful =)

It's been a whirlwind of a summer and it's been so much fun!! We can't wait to share what we have in store for you for the month of August! It's going to be a super busy month so stay tuned... ;) Hope you're all having a wonderful summer so far!! <3

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Studio: Color Story, SS12 edition

COLOR STORY } Choosing each colorway for each season has got to be one of the most difficult tasks for me as a designer because I want to make everything in every pretty shade!! It's hard to narrow it down to just a few choices and I seem to always get in trouble for picking too much =D Hehehe. It's difficult because I come from a clothing background and it's just in my nature to always want to pair at least 4-6 colors together to make a "complete" story. Isn't it so fun to mix and match when you have options to choose from though?

Being a boutique brand on a "boutique budget", I've slowly learn to pick and choose my battles. Everyday is a learning experience and we get better and better with each collection! I'm slowly learning to edit, edit, and edit the line! As a designer, I want to produce every design and feel that we need everything because I think from an emotional stand point; but as a business person, you have to edit and think... do we really need that? Can we live without it? How much is this going to cost me to make? The business and production side is literally 90% of fashion, and design is only 10%. With this being said, sometimes it can just suck the creativity out of you as a designer, but you just have to keep on pushing your limits and think outside the box. =)

Okay, I'm babbling... Here's our colorway for SS12. White, because we love a good white hot accessory especially for summer! Apricot, because Orange is the color of the year and wanted to incorporate a nice, but warm shade of Orange. I fell in love with this shade of Aqua and how it looked against the Apricot and Denim Blue. I wanted to add a shade of Blue because there just had to be some sort of Blue for Spring and Summer! Last but not least, a pretty shade of Pale Pink because Pink is one of my favorite colors and I'm always in search of the perfect Pink!! This shade was just right, not too young looking, but more sophisticated in a way. It all paired so well together so I couldn't help it... In the end, I truly listened to my gut feeling and followed my heart with this collection and it turned out to be a success! Yay!!!

We have more exciting news to share and more sneak peeks at our new Fall 2012 Collection coming your way so visit us again soon. Hope you all have a lovely Friday!! =)

<3 B

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Silver on Gold

NOW IN STORES } How gorgeous is our new Ribbon Cut Cuff in Silver Glitter for Anthropologie? We're in love with how brilliantly the silver glitter looks on gold! Our Ribbon Cut Cuff comes in this pretty Silver Glitter + super fresh summer colors Mint, Apricot, and Pink. Each piece is 14k Gold Plated, handmade and diligently hand painted in New York with love =)

Now in stores } see list here

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Anthropologie: Featured Artist

FEATURED ARTIST } Anthropologie has been one of our favorite stores since we can remember and we're beyond excited to be Anthropologie's newest Featured Artist =) Check out their website and shop online! We also have a special capsule collection in stores featuring new designs exclusively for Anthropologie in beautiful & yummy spring/summer colors!! Not to mention, a glitter edition -- silver glitter on 14k Gold Plated pieces -- absolutely pretty and one of our favs!!

You can find our exclusive capsule collection at these locations:

Rockefeller Center-NYC 50 Rockefeller Center New York, NY 10020 (212) 246-0386

Chelsea Market 75 9th Avenue New York, NY 10011 (212) 620-3116

Upper East Side 1230 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10021 (212) 288-1940

16th & 5th-NYC 85 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003 (212) 627-5885

3rd Street Promenade 1402 Third St. Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 393-4763

The Shops at Wisconsin Place 5406 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite A Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (301) 654-1481

Images via } Anthropologie.com

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Style: Chilly Day

CHILLY SPRING } I guess April flowers brings May showers this year. The weather definitely has been a bit weird. We've had a mild winter and a pretty chilly spring. Counting our blessings though and we won't complain at all! Really hoping for a nice summer ahead... It was a bit chilly + raining off and on, so this has been practically my daily wardrobe -- simple tops with my Grandpa size cardi, skinny jeans, boots, and simple/easy necklaces like our "Charlotte" bow enamel necklace. Really love this Zara peplum-esque knit top! The navy blue stripes are perfect!

1/ Zara top } here 2/ Uniqlo skinny jeans } here 3/ Brandy Pham necklace } here 4/ H&M cardigan } old 5/ Loeffler Randall 'Matilde' boots } here

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InStyle: May 2012

CURRENTLY } We love our features in the May issue of InStyle magazine on pages 346 & 351! The features are so pretty with other bow lovely accessories & sweet pastel items perfect for the season.

For a limited time, we are offering InStyle readers 25% off our 'Charlotte' enamel and gold-toned necklace, $66 after discount (originally $88). Just enter promo code INSTYLE25 at checkout. Offer valid from April 16th to May 11th (hurry! while supplies last).

Get the May issue of InStyle on newsstands now =)

Images via } 1/ InStyle 2/ Brandy Pham