Tuesday, April 28, 2009

D' Luxe Designs Giveaway - Beaded Cuff

If you are like me, you are going "crazy for cuffs". To kick off the debut of my new beaded woven cuffs, I am sponsoring a giveway.

Each cuff has been designed by utilizing the herringbone stitch, also known as the ndebele stitch.

The Ndebele stitch is a traditional African beading stitch used by the Ndebele tribe of South Africa. The Ndebele beaders often work without patterns or instructions and produce stunning beaded collars, jewelry and dolls.

My cuff bracelets are designed with over a thousand tiny delica and firepolished beads which have been sewn together in some of this season's hottest color palettes. The cuff measures 1.5 inches wide and 7.5 inches in length.

Based on the reaction from friends and family to the new designs, I am happy to give a cuff to one of my blog readers. To become eligible, just submit a comment on my blog and leave your email address.

Don't wait too long, as this giveaway will end on May 5, 2009. US entries only.

For designs for purchase, please visit my online jewelry shop.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

D' Luxe Style - Push it to the Maxi

Maxi Mania continues this season and the options are endless.

Bold florals, tribal prints or even color block patterns make this simple dress style look totally put together. Opt for spaghetti straps, tank-styles or a strapless bodice to flatter your shape and flaunt your assets.

Finish your look with colorful flip flops or a jeweled flat sandal for "maximum comfort".

Thursday, April 16, 2009

D' Luxe Shopping - The Outnet is Here

TheOutnet.com has finally launched. The sister site to Net-a-Porter has become the new home for designer brands like Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Hervé Leger and Chloé at discounts of between 40% and 60%.

Net-a-Porter founder and chairman Natalie Massenet told WWD that the launch of theOutnet was not just “opportunistic” because of the current climate.

Massenet admitted there will be some overlap with Net-a-Porter customers but said that theOutnet will give the company the opportunity to “reach out” to a new customer base.

The site will host several consumer-driving promotions each month such as Limited time Pop-Up Sales, Giveaways and Going, Going, Gone Sales that will give you that 'get it before it goes' buzz.

If the 150,000 site registrations in the last couple of days are any indication of the following this site will have, bookmark it now and take advantage of the goodies theOutnet has to offer.

Register and start shopping now at www.theoutnet.com.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

D' Luxe Style - Put a Ring On It

D' Luxe Style - Put a Ring on it
D' Luxe Style - Put a Ring on it by dluxedesigns featuring Forever21 rings

In the words of Beyonce, "if you like then you shoulda put a ring on it".

I don't think she is talking about any ring, but bold, oversized, in your face, statement rings. This is definitely the time "to be done with dainty".

Whether you chose semi-precious stones, faux gems or crafted metals, cocktail rings are to be worn during the day, and the goal is to get noticed.

D' Luxe Style - Stand Out in the Nude

Standing Out in the Nude
Standing Out in the Nude by dluxedesigns featuring Jimmy Choo flat shoes

Ultra feminine. Romantic. Playful. The nude fashion trend this spring isn't about showing more, but working flesh-tone fabrics as a form of second skin.

Not all neutrals are created equal. Consider your skin tone when selecting your pieces. Opt for delicate pinks, nuzzly peach or creamy caramels. Mix and match your nude tone items to create texture and dimension.

Stand Out in the Nude with one item that adds the right splash of pop. For my D'Luxe Nude Look, I selected the Gucci Princy Tote as my "pop accessory.

Featured items: Jimmy Choo sandals; Calypso smock top; Filagree teardrop earrings; 2Pack chunky bracelet; Forever flower brooch; H&M slim skirt; Cube New York sandals; Subversive necklace; Gucci Princy Tote

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