FASHION

Fairytales

Currently drooling over } It's like she stepped out of a fairytale... jaw-dropping, breathtaking, and incredibly beautiful gown by Elie Saab (Spring 2013). Obsessed with Elie Saab and his amazing designs season after season!! A man after every girls heart... *sigh*

Image via } Style.com

FASHION

Designer Love: Carven

COVETING } I look forward to viewing Carven's collections every single season! Like a little girl the night before Christmas, I anxiously await for Style.com to post up Carven's collection each fashion week... and Pre-Fall did not disappoint. I'm obsessed with Carven's effortlessly cool and chic Pre-Fall 2013 collection. Completely drooling over every piece in this collection! Love, love, love.

Images via } Style.com

COLLECTION

New Packaging

Patience is a virtue } We've been working on packaging for a long while now, but wanted everything to be just right for our brand. We've designed, re-designed, colored, re-colored, and debated over and over again... Pouches or boxes, pouches or boxes?!!

Finally... we're absolutely & insanely excited for our new keepsake packaging to arrive!! We chose a Pale Pink with a touch of Gold Foil for our logo. Our goal was to be simply sophisticated, feminine, luxurious and of course CLASSIC. You'll want to collect these boxes for display and storage use. We also paid homage to our love for RIBBONS, which inspired many and countless designs.

Our new packaging is arriving this Spring! We can't wait to get these into the hands of our lovely & wonderful customers!! Each order will come with our new keepsake jewelry box. Thank you so much for all your love and continued support. You guys are the best!! <3

XO, Brandy

FEATURED

Lucky Magazine: February 2013

FEATURE } We couldn't be more excited about the beautiful and talented designer Katie Ermilio wearing our Lela Cuffs in the newest issue of Lucky Magazine! "I wear a lot of neutrals and add brights through my makeup jewelry, bag, and shoes."

We absolutely love her and her gorgeous collection! Also, check her out in Forbes 30 under 30: here

Lucky Magazine February 2013 On the Cover: Katharine McPhee

COLLECTION, SHOP

We heart DKNY

NEWS } We're so excited and happy to share this with you. Our collection is now available at DKNY stores in New York and UK. There are a few exclusives so you don't want to miss it! Also, our newest style the "Lela Wrap Ring" (as pictured above & inspired by my fisherman Dad; my take on a shark tooth that's refined & linear, versus literal) is available in 3 colors so go check it out! The selections at DKNY are staples you'll love and will wear for a very long time, we promise! =)

LIFESTYLE

Cheers to a New Year, 2013!

THANK YOU 2012 } This past year has been absolutely amazing! We're so grateful for all the great opportunities + love and support that was shown to us and our collection. It means the world to us so thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

This has been the best year of my design career and I'll never forget it! We were a "Featured Artist" in Anthropologie (one of my favorite stores) and Bauble Bar (we love BB and the beautiful BB team), picked up so many great accounts, met wonderful buyers, were featured in so many of our favorite fashion magazines that we read on the daily and met so many great friends along the way! We're super excited for what 2013 has to offer and can't wait to make our first big 2013 announcement next week!

Wishing you and your family a very Happy 2013!! Stay inspired and keep on keepin' on! Have a safe and a super fun New Years Eve! Cheers!

SHOP, STYLE

Perfect Pairing: Crazy for collars

Instant Stunner } Dressing up this season can be so much fun! This is still one of my favorite necklaces and how perfect is it for this time of year? There's so many ways to wear this Crystal Scallop Collar and you'll find yourself having lots of fun wearing it over and over again!

1. Why not pair it with a fun print? I love the contrast! 2. It will always go so perfectly with any LBD as well! 3. Try pairing it up with a sweater dress this season. 4. This necklace also works with a more casual fabric such as denim and chambray. One of my favorite things to do is to style this necklace under my collars! (These pairings work for dresses or tops in similar fabrication.)  Happy Monday & have fun dressing up!

1. J. Crew dress 2. Milly dress 3. Club Monaco dress 4. Anthropologie dress

SHOP

Gift Guide: Golden Girl

Gift Guide, Edition 01 } For the girl who loves gold! I admit, I've come to love gold more and more as I grow up. I remember being in middle school vowing to only wear all things silver... boy has that changed! Here are my picks for all things gold! I had my Baby Sister in mind when selecting all these items, these would be perfect for her (and me)! =D

1. Anthropologie set 2. Brandy Pham earrings 3. Club Monaco socks 4. Kate Spade iPhone case, and here 5. Brandy Pham earrings

SHOP

Tonight: Haute Bride Shopping Event

RE-POST } Tonight's the night ladies!!! Hope you all join the Haute Bride shopping party tonight at 6pm!!! (see below for more details)

We're super excited for Haute Bride's upcoming Holiday Shopping Party!! Cocktails, beautiful jewels, gorgeous atmosphere, what more can a girl ask for?!! Thank you Haute Bride for having us!! <3  Read below for more info. XO, Brandy.

RE-POST FROM HAUTE BRIDE } "Join us for some girl time! Sushi, Wine, Champagne & Devotion Vodka Cosmos!

A very talented friend in NYC has a jewelry line and is carried in amazing stores such as Henri Bendel. (one of my guilty pleasures!) We have just recently picked up her amazing line to carry in our boutique as we feel it's perfect for our brides and her friends. She's sending EXTRA pieces from her latest collection for a one night only pop up shop at our boutique in Los Gatos! To see her designs, visit www.brandypham.com All jewelry is handmade in NYC and portions of the evening's sales will be going towards Brandy's hurricane relief fund of choice. Hope you can make it!  Space is limited so please make sure to RSVP to lindsie@hautebride.com "

Orignal Post via } www.hautebride.com/blog

INSPIRATION

Wednesday Inspiration

Wise Words } Now isn't that the truth... I really, really love this!! It's pretty crazy how people (and today's society) focuses on the negatives more than the positives. We should all try to change our mindset and learn how to change our reactions. I admit... it's a big task and a challenge from day to day, but it's still achievable! The next time you come across a disappointment, reflect on it for a little bit, figure out how to overcome it and move on! There's no use dwelling over past mistakes and issues. It's definitely not productive. Keep moving onward and upward! Love always, B.

INSPIRATION

Oprah says...

Oprah knows best } There comes a time in everyone's life where you have to decide to grow up, move on, or remain the same. Everyone's definition of happiness and success varies and differs from one another... and that's completely okay! My wish for everyone, especially my loved ones, is to continue to grow as an individual and to go beyond their greatest potential... because everyone has that sparkle inside to become great!

Happy Wednesday and stay inspired!

SHOP

Spring 2013: Here kitty, kitty

Online exclusive } As seen in Nylon's November issue, you can now pre-order these Spring 2013 pieces before they even hit stores! For a limited time only that is! You can order these pieces from now until November 30th, so hurry up before it's too late!! They also make amazing gifts =D

My inspiration for Spring 2013 - My dad used to be a fisherman and I wanted to design my version of a shark tooth dedicated to him. The Lela's are a baby shark teeth adorned with Swarovski Crystals and the Long Lela has a solid gold tip. I wanted to create my version with more refinement, sleekness, and use clean lines. Nothing too harsh or gritty. As for the Kitty Ring, I was playing around with my sketches, and thought of all my cat & kitty loving cousins!! It was so cute and I knew they would love it!! Super cute right? ;) I'm so happy we added this style into the collection. We can't wait to show you the rest of our new Spring/Summer 2013 Collection in the weeks/months to come!! =)

Check out this month's issue of Nylon!! On newsstands and bookstores now. We already got our copy ;)

Shop our pre-order now!

BEAUTY

In My Make-up Bag

BEAUTY MUST HAVE } A friend asked me to give her a make-up tutorial and I thought it would be fun to do a make-up post. I spend more money and time on my make-up than dressing myself up or buying clothes! I'm really weird... I guess it's because I was always insecure about my body. Shopping for clothes actually gives me anxiety and I've learned to only shop when I need something or have a wish list of classic pieces I need to invest in (like a winter coat). Shopping for make-up is definitely easier and less stressful for me!

1. What's in my make-up bag? These three favorite and basic items. I seriously hardly ever leave home without using these three items. Obsessed much? Yups! I've tried other liquid liners and cream liners, but I always always go back to MAC's Fluidline cream liner. My eye lids are oily and not normal, and MAC's Fluidline stays on without smudging for a full day! I can have a full face of make-up on from 8AM to 12AM the next morning, and my eye liner is still in tack!! I'm constantly amazed by how good it is and how much I love it. I use Fluidline in BlackTrack with a thin flat brush and draw/paint it on my lids as if I'm sketching. I start from the inner lid, work my way outward, and then slowly create my cat eye.

2. I feel like every girl can use a little blush... every single day! I hate feeling like I look pale. I'm pale enough, but a little blush can go a long way! It really breathes life into your face. I love MAC's blushes, and I use a combination of Well Dressed, PeachyKeen, and sometimes Dolly Mix.

3. A friend introduced me to YSL's Touche Eclat 4 or 5 years ago, and I'm still using it 'til this day! It has a slight sheer coverage for your dark circles and bags under your eyes, but what I love about it is that it instantly brightens up your face! I feel wide awake when I put this on... or I just look like it ;)

So what's in your make-up bag? Please share! I'd love to hear about your beauty must haves. I always love trying new make-up products =)