| Indie Spotlight and Designers on the Rise Guide: scoop Archives

Recently in scoop Category

Los Angeles-based twin designers Kymberley and Alexis McClay design fun, flirty clothes in colors that pop for their line Naven. Naven has been spotted recently on celebs like Lauren Conrad and Kim Kardashian.

We love this line because Naven’s fall collection really makes neon wearable, whether it’s a hot pink mini or an electric bow on a blouse. The McClay sisters also try to keep their price points under $200, which is something everyone can appreciate. Here are some of our favorite pieces, available at

Naven Bow Blouse $160

Naven Pretty In Print Blouse $110 (on sale from $180)

Naven Ruffle Flock $70 (in sale from $200)

Naven Nautical Blouse $120

threads09.pngJewelry designer Asha Patel believes jewelry should mean something to both the designer and wearer. With this philosophy in mind, she launched her most recent collection, Threads, last month. Threads includes nine symbols that translate into different meanings from different parts of the world. The pendants are made of hand-cast sterling and hang on colored silk cords.

The necklaces ($45 each), including OM, Peace, Heart, Lotus, Clover and Ribbon are designed to bring the wearer luck, love, peace of mind and more. As if that’s not enough to ask from a piece of jewelry, a portion of sales from three of the styles, Ribbon, Peace and Lotus benefit charities of Patel’s choosing (the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Doctors Without Borders and Asha for Education, respectively).

For a full description of each pendant and to find the one that fits you best, visit
Dasha Boutique Amethyst Double Drop HoopsHandmade by San Francisco-based artisans, Dasha Boutique’s attention-grabbing jewelry is entirely customizable, so you can make each piece your own by selecting the elements of your choice. These delicate amethyst and textured sterling silver hoop earrings are a perfect of-the-moment option: they twinkle, sparkle and add a very necessary dash of purple to your fall wardrobe.

$55 at

Get 25% off sitewide through 12/25/09, use code: StyleBakery09.
Inspired by nature and the beauty of autumn, many Etsy designers have featured leaves in their jewelry and accessories. Here are our top picks from this trend:

il_430xN.98957585.jpgLittleWhiteDresser Golden Leaf Necklace ($28) - The contrast of white and gold is beautiful here, and this necklace would be just as chic paired with a t-shirt as it is with a formal dress.

il_430xN.86224333.jpgTheresaRose Hanging Leaf Necklace ($22.50) - This sterling silver necklace features a simple but elegant leaf pendant and a pearl bead.

il_430xN.98926951.jpgLiveInStyle Amber Headband ($20) - Deviate from the over-done bow and feather headbands with this shimmering leaf piece.

Peaches4me Lovely Leaf Earrings ($12) - These classic silver plated earrings are a great budget find.

This gold Keren cuff, named after the Egyptian sun goddess of strength and protection, is a beautiful additional to any outfit. While it is a splurge at $249, it is a very versatile piece that will be worn for years.

Keren Jewelry is an independent line of intricate creations inspired by designer Keren Peled’s travels around the world and ancient cultures. Keren Jewelry has been incorporated into several fashion week runway shows and featured in Harpers Bazaar,, InStyle and more.

For more information or to shop, visit

get the scoop

subscribe to our free weekly email! rss feed follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Pinterest!

like us on facebook!

subscribe + win


Around the Web: