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iddopolgara.jpg Twinkling cornflake pearls are the focal point of this luminous bracelet by Iddos. It’s just one of many masterful creations by designer Aden Angier, who draws inspiration from an eclectic blend of sources - think science fiction and Peranakan art. The results are impressive: This exquisite piece of arm candy, for example, is so versatile - bold enough for a dressy party, understated enough for low-key affairs. You can’t go wrong.

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olgaard1.pngEmerging designer Sofie Ølgaard may be a newcomer to the fashion scene, but she is already snagging the attention of editors and fashionistas. Her year-old namesake line was selected for GenArt’s Fresh Faces in Fashion in October 2008 and has been featured in Us Weekly, Lucky Magazine, Daily Candy and more.

Ølgaard’s collection is inspired by her Scandinavian roots (she grew up in Denmark and now resides in San Francisco). Her designs are simple, but with playful details. She incorporated an extra-long jumper, knee-length dresses, high-waist pants and skirts, and feminine silhouettes in to her first collection. Her second collection for fall 2009 contains more drapey, universally-flattering dresses. Select pieces are available online at

Ølgaard’s spring 2010 line will launch in March. This third collection features aspects seen in her past works (draping and neutral tones) but is slightly more classic and feminine. Here is a sneak peak of what we can expect:

Photos courtesy of Sofie Ølgaard.

Emerging designer KahriAnne Kerr creates stylish ensembles that are anything but “generic mall clothes.” 

KahriAnne grew up and attended college in Iowa, where she taught herself how to sew and design before going on to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Now her funky designs are carried by a number of online retailers and boutiques across the US, England, Scotland and Israel. Plus celebs like Fergie and Paris Hilton have worn her clothes in music videos and out. 

Here are some of the pieces from Kahri’s spring 2010 collection:

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Jill Italiano Floral Multistrand Chain Bracelet Boasting resplendent beauty that will undoubtedly turn heads, this delicate bracelet by designer Jill Italiano is a stunner. Its centerpiece is a flower arrangement made with mandarin garnet and citrine, and a smattering of peridot and tourmaline buds. With substantial gold chains completing it to perfection, this is the kind of piece you can wear anywhere and with anything to add a polished finishing touch.

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alexraruffleskirt.pngALEX&RA designer Alexandra Cipparone added eye-catching ruffles to this wardrobe staple, making it into an edgy, stylish piece. Tuck a white blouse into this form-fitting pencil skirt for a day at the office, or wear it out at night with a loose black tank. The skirt is available for $98 at

About ALEX&RA: Cipparone lives in San Francisco, where she designs her handmade skirts and dresses. Her feminine yet understated looks are influenced by vintage finds, architectural elements, and modern art. While ALEX&RA pieces do come in standard sizes, Cipparone will also customize items so they fit the wearer perfectly.

The Marina collection is Cipparone’s second. 

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