For the designer Sammy-Jane Hughes, jewelry is as much about philosophy as it is fashion. Her brand, Jane&Rye, is evidence of her free spirit and strong desire to encourage people to be themselves. “I’m mainly designing for fearless women,” she says. This attitude, the young Canadian designer always had it. As far as she can […]

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Noa Sadé, designer of Lionette, never studied fashion or jewelry design. In her native Israel, Sadé studied music, though working with her hands always came naturally. She came to New York after traveling in Australia, Africa and Asia for two years, where she discovered an insatiable attraction to stones. The designer began her career at the […]

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Guitar player and drummer Gilber Gilmore, 42, moved to New York to pursue a career in music. In 1995, along with his then fashion designer girlfriend, he worked at a flea market in SoHo and soon discovered his input on fabric-choice, cuts and fits significantly boosted up their sales. The artist decided then to open […]

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Flavie Lechat is a young promising fashion designer from Montreal, Canada. She started sewing when she was a little girl, graduated from Marie-Victorin’s Fashion Design program and in 2010, participated to the “La Collection” reality show (inspired by the concept of Project Runway). She has strong opinions on the fashion industry and truly believes in Montreal’s […]

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by Elian Zach [vsw id=”BKH6zbiZNWg” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] Saar Yahav, 32, the mastermind behind SY Risqué Fine Jewelry, a brand specializing in high-end body piercing made of white/yellow gold and platinum, diamonds, precious stones and pearls, moved to New York from Israel on a whim in 2001. He had no idea his initials would […]

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Soledad Proaño is an engineer turned jewelry and accessories designer who has a life story that spans from South America to the United States. Since moving to Los Angeles Soledad has started her design business ‘Sol del Sur’ where she designs stunning jewelry and accessory pieces that often play with the juxtaposition of soft and […]

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by Morgan Tien Two friends, Monique Aquino and Karen Marley (Bob Marley’s daughter), started the downtown Los Angeles designer resale boutique Buttons and Bows earlier this year after the concept began from blogging. Monique, a fashion, music and dining blogger, met Karen and began doing some high-end designer consigning for her on eBay. With the […]

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by Hélène Deconinck There are designers who see fashion as something more than shoulders, waist and hips. Among them, the artist and designer Bisa Benett and her daughter Tijana, are determined to prove that quality fashion can be affordable ($20 for tops, from $100 to $150 for dresses and up to $350 for coats) with […]

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by Maude Bourcier Spring is on its way, yeah! But switching your whole wardrobe to spring clothing overnight would be too drastic. You have to choose your own way to gradually integrate spring trends in your daily apparel. Personally, I love bags. Purses, clutches, bucket bags, shoulder bags, tote bags, handbags, cross-body bags, briefcases, duffle […]

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By Ryan Wallace Searching the streets for those 1 in a million fashion finds is no longer necessary to get some individuality into your wardrobe. With sites like Etsy at your fingertips, unique and handmade pieces are yours in a click. With mass consumerism and malls at every corner, it seems that everyone dresses alike. […]

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