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Holiday Gift Guide 2017 For All One-Of-A-Kind Jewelry Obsessed

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 For All One-Of-A-Kind Jewelry Obsessed

It's that time of year to start thinking about the gift worthy of a spot on your list and doing a little holiday shopping for friends and family.

Believe it or not, jewelry is always on the top five of thoughtful gifts to give and receive every holiday season. It's the perfect way to express your love and appreciation for that special someone in your life (and self-love to yourself).

From statement-making earrings for the woman who loves to live on the wild side, to simple, sleek and effortless chic rings for the woman who isn't about the glitz and glam, we've rounded up the coolest one-of-a-kind gifts for you and your most stylish friends and family so you can be just a tad less stressed this holiday season.

Keep scrolling down for our favorite holiday jewelry hand-picks:

holiday gift guide 2017 under $100

If you have set a budget and can't go over the $100 mark, there's still so much you can buy them. Fashion forward pieces in a friendly budget are always winners, so go for Bloom Embellished Cuff Bracelet that will be both functional and fashionable for the cooler season (and won't be regifted). But if you're about to hit a holiday party, consider this Fontage Bordeaux Zipper Choker Collar Necklace Gold to make an impression and standout. Think about getting something incredibly timeless that last beyond just the holiday, the Chain Link Statement Ring Gold and Chain Link Accent Band Statement Ring Gold will surely put a smile on anyone's face.

holiday gift guide 2017 under $200

For the trendsetter in your life who deserves one very special gift from you, opt for unique jewelry that she likely won't buy for herself. Marble Stud Earrings or Link Chain Two-Finger Statement Rings Gold are gifts that will feel thoughtful and make a mighty statement. Also back to you, dear readers. You worked hard all year, you deserve a standout addition to your growing wardrobe too, don't you think? A Sweet Tooth Collection, for example, is the perfect way to reward yourself for all the milestones you hit for the last year and spice yourself up for a more bright and colorful future. There're three luxe makeover rings; Cattleya Cocktail Statement Ring (Pink), Lunar Cocktail Statement Ring (Champagne), and Marble Cocktail Statement Ring (White marble), that will add a touch of confidence and fashion to any outfit and pull a look together.

Go on to shop the best one-of-a-kind gifts for your most stylish and jewelry obsessed friends (also yourself).


-SP Team xo

 

       Created by: Polyvore & Free Pik

'Tis The Season Of Gratitude: Introduce "Women Who Give Thanks Series"

'Tis The Season Of Gratitude: Introduce

Turkey's Day has already passed and while the focus of Thanksgiving was usually the food, most of us know know it's much more than just the turkey, it's really about being thankful for not just the food, but all aspects of our lives.

With the launch of my much anticipated brand; SiammPatra, I've been very thankful myself how far the brand has come and how many amazing friends and allies I've met along my journey.

This year, I'll take advantage of the Thanksgiving season to nurture a sense of real gratitude and reflect on all the love and support that I always give and receive back from my customers (and some of them become dear friends) and friends.

Renita Biddle, Yvette Lee and Chigozie "Chigi" Ohanele display the strength of creative mind as a woman entrepreneur, the courage to stand out in the world while most people tries to fit in and the hope that being true to themselves become a new norm as SiammPatra and I's mission to grow the brand and spread the message. 

Join us by listening the Women of SiammPatra using stories to reinforce the importance of gratitude in their lives:

Renita Biddle
Fashion Designer | Actress | Fashion Forward Extraordinaire

Yvette Lee
Talent & Marketing Professional | Street Style Star | Designer | Mentor
Chigozie "Chigi" Ohanele
Nurse Practitioner | Fashion Influencer | Brand Consultant | Social Media Super Star
Now, tell me your story; how you be thankful and celebrate your life. Remember your story may help someone else have a meaningful breakthrough.
With tons of love and gratitude,
Anita xo



Photographer: Michaele Ohanele & Anita Jacob

The 5 Unique Winter Outfit Style Guide When You Have Nothing To Wear

Winter season is right around the corner, and we all know the feeling: You are standing in front of your closet full of clothes and saying to yourself that "I have nothing to wear!" With the idea of buying more clothes might not be a necessary solution, sooner or later you would be trapped at the same paradigm again and again. To help you on this, we put together the 5 unique winter styling tips to guide you through the season. Perfectly pairing with jewelry from our statement making ordinary to extraordinary Collection. These fashion forward looks are full of surprises and eye-catching juxtaposition that will make you a statement for whatever an occasion brings.

Winter Outfit Style Guide
If you have a statement pants; for example high-waisted plaid pants, consider pairing them with a classic button-down collared shirt. Then top off with a long coat. The look is simple, understated, and chic when styled with a rock-star like handbag and unique jewelry such as our Gigi Black Choker Collar Necklace Gold, Chain Link Accent Band Statement Ring Gold, and Link Chain Two-Finger Statement Ring Gold.
Winter Outfit Style Guide
Pleated skirts always make a statement especially a silk or satin touch. Wear one with an oversized or chunky sweater (styled as so - off the shoulder for extra compliments), and finish off with matching accessories for a refined take at the social function or a date night. We love the artful jewelry like Bloom Embellished Cuff Bracelet and Crystal Mismatch Chain Link Earrings Gold for a modern twist. 
Winter Outfit Style Guide
Do you have any favorite maxi dresses from last summer? The beautiful thing about maxi dress is you can essentially toughen up a notch by top with a leather jacket, and a pair of combat boots. Them make the look more chic with some silver/rhodium jewelry such as our Flat Plate Chain Accent Choker Rhodium, Chain Link Statement Rhodium and Chain Link Accent Band Statement Ring Rhodium.
Winter Outfit Style Guide
It's so easy to fall back on jeans and a T-shirt, but while that classic combo never goes out of style, you can easily switch things up with a tuck of your favorite hooded sweatshirt over jeans. Keep it more cozy and warm for the season with a cool bomber jacket. Then finish off with pointy ankle boots and geometric jewelry such as our Mable Stud Earrings and Mable Cocktail Statement Ring.
Winter Outfit Style Guide
Now this is how you elevate your denim ensemble. Pair your basic denim with a pair of sleek red pants or any bright colored pants to be a statement piece, the eye-catching combination strikes the balance, and is effortlessly put-together. Just add some cool jewelry to polish things off and we love Large Chain Link Choker Gold and Fontage Black Bracelet Gold.

After all, allow yourself to be creative and playful by mixing from a basic to a statement ensemble. You would be surprised with how many new looks that you can come up without feeling undressed.
Now take those old clothes in your closet and make them feel new!

Happy reading!

Anita xo


Think Pink: October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Think Pink: October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to me it's very personal. I'm a daughter of a strong, kind, beautiful and courageous breast cancer fighter. My mom's story inspired and motivated people around her ever since she got diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in 1997. I began my secondary school that year. I remember when she came back from the hospital, she started crying uncontrollably and kept saying "Will I still be able to work? I have responsibilities." I was speechless. I couldn't do my best job to comfort her. Everyone in the household was shocked because we thought she was just in her early 40's and she was too young to be diagnosed with this kinda disease.

In the midst of her first 24 edge of dark hours, she grieved and faced her cancer. The next morning, she woke up at 5 and started her same routine of work (we had a laundry business - I often think this is one of the cancer stimulations that took my mom's life). I asked her "What're you doing? You don't feel well now. You should rest." Then she punched me with the line that I would never forget and I knew in that moment that my mom was not a victim of cancer, but she's a real fighter, "If I stop working, what will we eat?," she said. The warrior in her had been battling with this disease more than a decade alone by herself and family and friends supports without any medication. She only went to the hospital for the first day to check what was happened to her body and from that time she never looked back (medication in Thailand that time was not efficient yet and it was her own choice to heal with her own power). It was not easy for her along the journey and me who witnessed every step she had been through. The cancer over 15 years advanced to stage 4 - no one could tell that she diagnosed with breast cancer until she started telling her story and opened her blouse. She was proud that she was one of the unwritten Spontaneous Remission. Until in 2012, her body couldn't collaborate and fight with her warrior spirit anymore. She tragically passed away at the age of 59 as the result from her long battle with breast cancer.

In the honor and memory of my mother, Ranu and the love and support for all strong and courageous women out there who are dealing with or know someone dealing with this issue. I learned a lot from my mother. She didn't want to live as a victim and said that life was worth fighting for, as a precious gift of God. While this month is devoted for Breast Cancer Awareness, I'd like to pay respect and raise awareness to my society, family and friends. I'd like to invite you to show your support during the month of October with SiammPatra by sporting this Cattleya Statement Ring. For each one purchased, 25% of the profit will be donated to CancerCare, an organization that provides free holistic program of counseling, support groups, education and financial assistance.

I hope to see you taking part with us and showing off your #ShopForACause by snapping a picture and using hashtag #PutHandOnHeart and #SiammPatraMakesDifference. Post to our Facebook wall or tag us on Instagram (@siammpatra).


Happy shopping for a cause!

Anita xo

 

        Photographer: Jeff Jacob

Amanda Moore-Karim On Her Challenging New Role - And Why She Doesn’t Care What Other People Think.

Amanda Moore-Karim On Her Challenging New Role - And Why She Doesn’t Care What Other People Think.

SiammPatra has been very fortunate to receive lots of love and support from people along the journey. A wonderful aspect of this business is connecting with amazing stylists, jewelers and designers and bloggers through all aspects of the fashion world. Early on I had the great opportunity to meet Amanda Moore-Karim; she found SiammPatra from Notjustalabel.com and pulled out pieces for her dope styling. Amanda's sense of fashion, kindness and integrity was always been apparent and over time SiammPatra and Amanda Luxe (her styling brand) became so close collaborators. Amanda is not only a colleague but a beloved friend.

amanda luxe

Recently racial and cultural inclusivity has become a strong and polarizing issue throughout the United States. Our friend, Amanda has just launched a new revolutionary magazine "Luxy Haus" to highlight black creatives and racial politics. The magazine will focus on "the quality of black influence and empowerment [and] highlight the presence of minorities in the (fashion) industry.” We support Amanda and give a shoutout to these interesting thoughts and ideas.

Here's her interview with Blackamazing.com about her project that is still currently running on Kickstarter.com The campaign doesn't close until Oct 6th, so make sure you check her campaign, support and share to your loved ones.

1. Describe the ‘aha’ moment when you decided to produce Luxy Haus.

I started focusing on self-care things – taking Lavender and Wild Orchid baths, meditating on my creativity and restlessness, and reading The Secret (don’t laugh).

The Secret is something I keep on my nightstand and has been with me for almost 5 years. It’s a very useful tool to use in almost all aspects of your life. Re-reading the novel allowed me to entertain the idea of the ‘law of attraction’ and really allow amazing things to come to me.

krowd magazine inception issue shape of story by amanda luxe

So, I’d have to say the idea to produce Luxy Haus was attracted to me. During my time of reflection and reshaping, I just said out loud “I want a magazine.” It’s really the only explanation.

2. Has it always been easy for you to create exactly what you visualize?

Yes and no? I like to illustrate my visual concepts with mood boards and different color palettes so I can stay true to my original vision. So, for the most part, the visual concept always pulls through – the external factors are usually what redirects my perfect picture.

Things such as wardrobe samples not arriving on time, agency model availability being altered at the last minute, and booking space. Overtime, I’ve been able to adapt to change during the creative process so it doesn’t spark up my anxiety as much as it did in the beginning.

editorial mini lookbook sweet tooth

3. What are your thoughts on the representation of creatives of color in the fashion industry right now?

I think most designers and brands really do aim to be inclusive in the representation of creatives of color whilst other are more flagrant. For me, it’s more annoying how the industry poaches on our culture without recognition of our influence. It’s frustrating how much people of color have voiced their opinions on Bantu knots and cornrows being used on white models with no sense of credit to Africa and its Diaspora, and brands still continue to do it.

After Marc Jacobs used it in his show SS15, Valentino did it for Pre Fall 2016 and then Chanel for their Spring 17 campaign. Even indie fashion magazines accept stories with this and it’s baffling! At this point, it comes off as mockery and it’s just so unfair. "Why are brands and designers too prideful to acknowledge Black influence? What is it about our strong light that intimidates you?"

4. During your research on producing a fashion zine, was there anything that surprised you the most? Any new discoveries?

Well, we all know the traditional media industry is decaying. Most major publications such as Vogue and Allure are reshaping their platforms to solely digital and pushing their print issues out of circulation.

The cool thing I noticed is the renaissance of print publications with the independent magazine industry. People still long for the nostalgic feeling of collecting tangible artifacts – records, magazines, buying art and photography to hang in their homes. Indie publications recognize that so they give a new sense of what print is by giving us something unique and abstract. Something to collect!

Also, with the indie industry on the rise, there are a multitude of publications where readers can find the most relatable content and latch on to it. Mainstream media covers an array of topics while independent magazine have a niche they cater to. Creating small readerships is the key and that is something that ignited my interest to really dive into creating my own piece of work

5. Why is it important for you to make racial politics a focal point of this project?

"Most people are inspired by people and ideas – I’m inspired by experiences."

As a Black woman striving to find a name for myself in such a crass, cut throat industry, I tend to experience situations that all people of color in this field can relate to. I find that it is my responsibility to address these situations through art – giving something relatable to my fellow peers and let them know it’s okay to talk about it out loud.

6. What do you hope people will take away from Luxy Haus?

There are three potential consumers I want to target: the fashion fanatic, the conscious person of color, and the hidden minority. I want all of these types of people to look at this publication and feel. It doesn’t matter if they feel something different – the fashion fanatic may feel the visual presentation of the work being published while the conscious person of color and hidden minority are vulnerable to the aim of addressing underlying topics related to the racial construct of the industry. I want people to anticipate the topics and the stories I aim to produce and I want them to be satisfied every time.

I hope people see Luxy Haus as something thought - provoking, tear jerking, and something that they can collect every quarter to put on their nightstands.

Like the story behind this mission? Support by join the movement of Luxy Haus at Kick Starter or donate via PayPal today. 

PS. Our latest mini lookbook styled and created by her and amazing team, so you can read the story and check out mini lookbook for our "Sweet Tooth" exclusive collection HERE

 

Happy reading!

 

Anita xo

         Interview information courtesy of Blackamazing.com
         Photos courtesy of Amanda Lux

Pantone's Color Trend Report: Top 12 Color Palettes For SS 2018

Pantone's Color Trend Report: Top 12 Color Palettes For SS 2018

New York Fashion week has come and gone, while London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks are strongly lining up. As an emerging jewelry designer, studying trends and fashion analysis each season from the Pantone Color Institute and WWD have been a part of my designing process. That doesn't mean I necessary apply those color informations to my creation. I think it's helpful to understand the essence of colors and elements that will be involved and reflected into apparel and interior industries.

Fashion is more than just a beauty in one aspect. It evokes relations of different people in both the same and different industries. Recently fashion has become not just a form of individual self-expression but also a global communication celebrating diversity in terms of shape, background, age, and gender. Vogue's Editor in Chef, Anna Wintour shared her insightful information about the recent fashion shows and the colors in the collections: stating that designers intend to show more unexpected and bright colors because those fun colors are the symbols of joy and rule-breaking. While Leatrice Eiseman, Exclusive Director of the Pantone Color Institute recognized the more appreciation and embrace of colors among consumers. Consumers are expressing a desire to experiment with colors that give them more multi-dimensional hues to tell their fresh, optimal and confident stories.

Here's all about the spring/summer 2018 top 12 color palettes that we need to know now.

PANTONE 17-1563
Cherry Tomato
Impulsive Cherry Tomato is a tempestuous orangey red that exudes heat and energy. Demanding attention, this courageous, never to be ignored shade is viscerally alive.

pantone 17-1563 cherry tomato

PANTONE 18-4043
Palace Blue
Palace Blue sparkles with energy. Stirring and impressive, a brighter blue for the days ahead.

pantone 18-4043 palace blue

PANTONE 17-1514
Ash Rose
Sophisticated yet earthy Ash Rose introduces a new dimension; transforming this muted pink shade into a more grounded hue.

pantone 17-1514 ash rose

PANTONE 14-0121
Nile Green
Calm and composed Nile Green is a breezy light green that brings a breath of fresh air to the palette, working well as a serene base for a myriad of shades in the Spring 2018 palette.

pantone 14-0121 nile green

PANTONE 13-0646
Meadowlark
The bold and lively Meadowlark, a confident and outgoing bright yellow shade highlights the Spring 2018 season, glistening with joy and illuminating the world around us.

pantone 13-0646 meadowlark

PANTONE 15-1520
Blooming Dahlia
With its seemingly suggestive scent, the subtly alluring Blooming Dahlia beckons us with its understated appeal.

pantone 15-1520 blooming dahlia

PANTONE 18-3838
Ultra Violet
Conveying originality and ingenuity, the magical Ultra Violet is a distinctive and complex purple shade that fascinates and intrigues.

pantone 18-3838 ultra violet

PANTONE 18-1325
Spiced Apple
Brown with a red undertone, the warm, wholesome and engaging Spiced Apple adds flavor to the Spring 2018 palette.

pantone 18-1325 spiced apple

PANTONE 14-3207
Pink Lavender
Pink Lavender is a soft and romantic violet rose that charms with its soothing sense of quiescence.

pantone 14-3207 pink lavender

PANTONE 12-2103
Almost Mauve
With its gentle petal like touch, delicate and ephemeral Almost Mauve adds a sense of nostalgia to the Spring 2018 palette.

pantone 12-2103 almost mauve

PANTONE 17-1929
Rapture Rose
Romantic and affectionate Rapture Rose is an artful rosey red that brings a flirtatious charm to the Spring 2018 palette.

pantone 17-1929 rapture rose

PANTONE 13-0550
Lime Punch
Sharp and pungent, Lime Punch hits a chord with its strident and striking citrus like presence in the Spring 2018 palette.

pantone 13-0550 lime punch

And here's additional classic color palettes because the core classic shades can highlight the nuance of both classic and rich hues for the spring/summer 2018 season.

PANTONE 19-4034
Sailor Blue
The navy like Sailor Blue anchors the palette.

pantone 19-4034 sailor blue

PANTONE 14-4202
Harbor Mist
A mid-tone dove gray, Harbor Mist solidifies the Spring 2018 palette.

pantone 14-4202 harbor mist

PANTONE 15-1214
Warm Sand
Warm Sand is a comforting neutral shade that effortlessly connects the seasons.

pantone 15-1214 warm sand

PANTONE 11-0608
Coconut Milk
Coconut Milk represents the classic mainstay of a white and/or off-white for the Spring 2018 season.

pantone 11-0608 coconut milk

Which color do you find will be your favorite color of the season? Tell us in the comments below:

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Anita xo

     

         Trend information and color swatches courtesy of Pantone

Top 10 Things I learned From New York Fashion Week 2017

Top 10 Things I learned From New York Fashion Week 2017

NYFW season is officially here, and who doesn't love all the glam that the runway shows and presentations bring? If you remember I had my jewelry line on the Art Hearts Fashion runway on February 12th - New York Fashion Week 2017: House of Byfield x Dstyle x SiammPatra. It was an unforgettable experience to work with different brands. This time I chose not to participate on the runway, but I've chosen to connect with my fellow fashionistas who attend the shows. With different tasks to participate during the fashion week, I learned something new:

As a jewelry designer, I find it's quite important to get to know clothing designers and get inspired from them because we can't wear jewelry without beautiful clothes to complete a look.

Here's my biggest learning experiences from New York Fashion Week September 2017.

1. No one is you and that is your power.

Fashion to me is like self-expression, what you wear represents who you are. Moreover Fashion week is a kinda event that encourages both designers and guest attendees to be creative and innovative with their looks as well as feeling good from the inside. Don't let an outfit wear you, wear the outfit!

I simply wore my go-to any occasion uniform; bubble gum pink pantsuit is now my favorite piece. It's a classical look of masculine form, yet enhance the femininity with the soft and girly color like pink and floral print. I completed my outfit with my SiammPatra jewelry. I'm a big fan of mix & match - whether a little or a lot, I always aim for a dramatically chic look.

new york fashion week street style inspiration 2017

statement jewelry trend at fashion week

2. Fashion week is not all about the shows anymore, it's all about networking, networking, and networking.

As you know, you can watch every show live straight out from your computers or devices without appearing at the shows. But the beauty of attending the show never fades away. People still keep attending the shows, not just to see only the shows right in front of them, but they also hope to bump into celebrities, amazing fashion influencers, idols, buyers or the future partner-in-crimes. And it sure is fun just to dress up. I'm very fortunate to be able to connect with amazing ladies through the years since I moved to USA. I've learned so much and they’ve given me so much inspiration.. This year in New York Fashion Week, I got to meet Chigi from Chigisworld.com in person. We've met each other through Instagram about a year ago. She also had me featured on her blog under category: Behind The Magic - SiammPatra. I appreciated her enthusiasm to get to know me as a brand and the story behind the brand. Since then she has become a SiammPatra Brand Ambassador and a good friend. We finally met in person and had a very nice conversation spanning from anything and everything that came in to our minds. She didn't just bring her beautiful personality and appearance, she introduced me to her Houston bossbabe bloggers too. I made more friends, hallelujah!

meeting fashion blogger chigisworld.com at fashion week nyc

new york fashion week street style inspiration

3. Fashion shows almost always start late.

From my experience attending the runway last season, I can tell you that the backstage is not all the glitz and glamour that you see on the front. There is always and will always have last minute things that might not go as a planned and that could be a reason to effect the schedule (in my show that was exactly the case!) In general, most shows will be slightly about 30 minutes late.

4. If you can't find moments, make them!

I always want to make sure that my styling and my jewelry have been seen and recognized. I'm pretty much a billboard myself. Also I believe anything can happen in Fashion Week, so I was seeking an opportunity to get free advertising (nothing wrong about that, right?) Luckily I happened to get notice by a couple photographers. One of them is an IMG photographer that found fashion influencers to take photos with Lexus cars (I actually just learned that Lexus x NYFW #HowFashionTravels is a main sponsor of Fashion week instead of Mercedes Bez this year! - Where had I been? You might ask...LOL). I knew I was very stiff and nervous taking photos but I found the moments of myself. I found that people realized my identity.

sponsor shoot with IMG photographer for lexus campaign #howfashiontravels

sponsorship of new york fashon week 2017 lexus shooting campaign

5. Fashion raises Political Awareness.

In recent years, sexism, racism and human right have taken the world's attention. Fashion's always functioned as a reflection of the world at large and this season designers have taken the stages to talk about the issues that are really important for them. For some, many different designers make political statements on tees or jackets while Vogue-in-chief Anna Wintour, standing up for supporting rights with the pin for Planned Parenthood. At the mean time on Clarkson Sq, I spotted quite a few outstanding transgender fashionistas and It's not about sexism that make them different than the others because we share the same love of fashion.

6. The days are long and the meals are rare.

This is something that I learned from my fashionista friends who had lined up shows for the entire week of the NYFW. Each day my fellow fashionistas wake up very early to have photoshoots prior to each NYFW show they attend. This makes it less stressful for them when there is shooting in between the shows or presentation meetings. And if you don't really put your meals in your schedule, you will simply miss eating. Most of fashionistas that I talked with, they carried a couple fruit bars to snack in between the shows. They mostly have real meals just for breakfast and late dinner after the shows.

7. Gratitude is a key.

I'm going to be honest with you. NYFW can seem intimidating especially if you go there for the first time! I was overwhelmed by so many fabulous fashionistas and models at the shows. They seem to be so perfect in every essence of their details. As you can see, it's so easy to go down the rabbit hole of comparison trap. I did that last year and I felt terrible. This year I told myself to have fun with my wardrobe and play with the magic "Make it work." This way, I feel good to embrace my mistakes and strive to make an even better me and better experience next season.

gratitude is key

8. Models have become diverse.

Something that I adore especially in New York Fashion Week this year that designer brands who are super boisterous made super positive shifts by having more that just one-color models on the stage and the most exciting shows don't stop there. Calvin Klein sent a 16-year-old transgender model down the runway and fashion label Chromat outfitted two plus-size models with anti-chafing thigh bands, according to reports from The New York Times and Vogue. I'm so happy to see that the body positive movement has taken the runway this time and I hope to see more and more around the globe. Women should be proud and positive with their own body shapes and skins.

9. Stay humble, and be kind.

Either in the start-up world or the professional show-stopper, it can be easy to let things get to your hand. It's a big pool of opportunity and people from around the world hustle and bustle around fashion week. You will never know who is who and who those people know. Its important to be respectful, just for the simple fact that everyone deserves it, no matter who they are. Who knows, that quiet person you meet in the corner might be the person knows your idols or becomes a really big fish in the nearest future. Reality is, you're still a small baby fish (No matter level you are - Look at what Kanye West stormed the VMA's stage during Taylor Swift's speech years ago, the intension is still there and Taylor Swift can't let it go and make it to her latest album; "Look What You Made Me Do"! Oh, boy!) So stay humble and kind (If you don't get motivate enough, listen to my favorite song: Humble and Kind by Tim McGraw, LOL). Because if you think you know everything or above the others, you're probably missing out on a lot of things.

10. Don't go at the show alone. (Optional)

As I mentioned earlier that NYFW can seem intimidating - and you don't have to brave it alone. The point of going to the show is about meeting new people, making connections and having fun. Going with a roommate or someone that you know, can make some aspects easier. Why? If you don't book any professional photographers to walk with you, your bestie will have your back on that. I mean come on, NYFW is a perfect backdrop to take photos for every fashion influencer and you don't want to get a selfie with just your head and the sign of NYFW! I adore the group of my Houston fashionista boss babes that I ran into at the post-show. They hold each other accountable to get through each day.

No matter where and how you make it to the shows, be organized, be prepared and embrace every moment of it. And if you bump into an Asian lady with almost every finger fills with statement rings, a couple layers of zipper necklace and a final touch of a single dangling chained earring, here you go - that's ME! Say hi or simply connect with me on Instagram.

Have you been to NYFW? Tell me about your tips and experience below!

 

Anita xo

 

      Photographer: Jeff Jacob

Meet the Mini Exclusive Collection: Sweet Tooth

Meet the Mini Exclusive Collection: Sweet Tooth

Every season I always come up with a new collection that is either an inspiration from a trip where I went, things which I saw or people who I met. Strangely this time, my inspiration came from a few voices that surround me - customers and friends who appreciated my work and kept asking me if I could work with more colored stones.

The Cleo collection has been SP's bestseller collection from the moment we launched this line back in 2016. The Hemhem Cocktail Statement Ring was the most popular design among the others. This design has solidified the fashion statement piece and the deep green emerald colored stone makes it distinctly unique.

I received many requests about additional colors and that created a little challenge to meet everyone's needs. After revisions and pressing customer requests, I'm happy to announce that we've just launched our first mini collection. It's an exclusive collection in which I worked on a small quantity in each design. I will see if I want to expand my work and dedicate to adding more colored stones in the future.

Here are three themes of colored stones that I play around:

1. Fuchsia: Who wouldn't love pink? The bright pink is the season's must-try color. The solid pink combines with the classic black and gives a subtle edge look and reflect the power and confidence of femininity.

2. Marble: From a home-decor moment to a one-off i-phone case to a viral pattern in the fashion industry, marble is always eye-grabbing. The contrasting stripe and the saturated tone of black and white are a great alternative to classic black.

3. Champagne: There is just something magical about this color. I can't quite put an explanation to it. This elegant, sophisticated and tasteful shade is evocative of champagne which is the same as the category of Butterum from Color Palette New York by Pantone Fashion Color Report, Fall 2017 (What a lovely coincidence!).

View the complete of exclusive collection of rings and earrings in the "Sweet Tooth" lookbook below:

jewelry editorial lookbook fall winter 2017 2018

 

guilty pleasure editorial photography colorful accessories rings

Cattleya Stud Earrings + Cattleya Cocktail Statement Ring + Cattleya Link Statement Ring

fashion editorial magazine fruit and sweet

Lunar Link Statement Ring + Chain Link Accent Band Statement Ring Gold 

I know their arrival has been long awaited so I hope you enjoy. 

 

Anita xo,

 

          Photographer: Bruce Field @bofields 
          Visual Director: Amanda Moore-Karim @amandaluxe

 

 

Boss Babe Series: Remi Sabbah

Boss Babe Series: Remi Sabbah

We couldn't think of any more qualified to introduce as our boss babe series than stylist/fashion influencer and the founder of Mlle Epaulette, Remi Sabbah. Not only we huge fans of Mlle Epaulette's clothing line, but we've always been impressed with her savvy style and vision as a pioneer female entrepreneur. We've been deeply inspired by her and her brand ever since. 

See below for a Q+A with Remi and learn more about her take on summer, fashion and more.

Tell us a little bit about your background. Who's Remi Sabbah?

A Lebanese fashion designer, founder and creative director behind the fashion brand Mlle Epaulette, created to empower women everywhere. I also have a blog which serves as a platform where I share my wanderlust experiences, journey and style.

What were you doing before you started Mlle Epaulette and how you got into the fashion industry?

I was practically born into fashion from my childhood as my father was rooted in the field in Lebanon. My father was my stylist during my adolescence. I never felt independent away from his own taste. I walked in different paths in journalism until I moved out of Beirut to settle in Europe. I never thought the roads will take me back to the family business; but it did. At some point I needed to prove that I have my own taste, my own vision. I came up with the brand 5 years ago. The name came to me in a dream. It encompasses my personal worldview that women have a strong powerful stance in society. They can make decisions. They can build each other's up. They can be strong together...After all my dream came true. And every person involved in making this magic is a woman.  

Where do you turn for inspiration?

Women has been my ultimate inspiration. I derive my inspiration equally from the runways and couture fashion, as I do from what I see people wearing on the streets of London, Milan, Paris..and wherever my travels take me. My Lebanese origin is also another source of inspiration for my personal style.

Three things we don't know about you...

I love and precious privacy. I am a total Capricorn woman, very caring and passionate for every around me like a mother.

If you could choose any fashion era to live in, which one would you choose and why?

It would be the golden era of 1920's when Audrey Hepburn lived which it was the transition era between black and white and life in multicolors. People had huge sense of romance, class and Royal attitudes which unfortunately we lack of it now in our recent days.

how to wear white or monochrome outfits for summer

What is your styling advice to women? 

What I advise women is to be true to their style, if they want to look stylish. Confidence is the most alluring element on a woman and in order for a woman to be confident, she needs to be feeling comfortable in her own skin.

What's next for Mlle Epaulette?

Managing to get my brand a global outlook has always been one of my goals. I want the label to be recognized in Europe and around the world. I would love for people to know my signature looks and appreciate them. Getting prepared to be a mother is another big mission next to the career, and always focusing on my partnership in bio-ogalife company to help people stay healthy as much as possible. 

When and how did you first learn about SiammPatra?

Through Instagram, the app that is bringing people closer than ever from different part of the world.

Which are your favorite top three SiammPatra pieces and why?

I love everything gold, strong statement pieces as handcuff and rings with green stones. Simply it reminds me of Greek goddesses and life up any style or simple clothe piece when you add it to it. Beautiful job and creations always take my attention. 

Jewelry has the power to...

Make any woman feel bold. 

A woman's wardrobe has the power to...

Tell more about her personality and style. 

How can people follow you?

You can find my Mlle Epaulette's clothing line at mlleepaulette.com

And to get inspired by my journey and style at remisabbah.com

Also feel free to connect me on Instagram:

@mlleepaullette

@remisabbah

Thanks for reading!

 

-SP Team xo

 

              Photography provided by: Remi Sabbah

Swimwear as Daywear: How To Wear This Hot Summer Trend

Swimwear as Daywear: How To Wear This Hot Summer Trend

It's not something new, we all have done it - at least once. A dry swimsuit is essentially a breathable bodysuit that you can wear to stroll around in the heat and you can dive into any water in any moments (if you want to - of course!) What a good idea, and yes...technically we can wear our bathing suits all day long no matter occasion. 

Our inner beach babe is absolutely smitten with this trend! Here is how a model and fashion influencer of Modelandmaker.com, Amy Friel gives us an advice how to "Beating the Heat" by wearing her one piece swimsuit for a casual summertime look. 

"I personally love an open back with a long necklace draping over your back. The subtle touches of jewelry really elevate this casual look." - Amy Friel

Summer has never been better! 

 

-SP Team xo



                     Photographer: Jess Epstein

 

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