| Indie Spotlight and Designers on the Rise Guide: November 2009 Archives

November 2009 Archives

piperclutch1.pngThis oversized faux leather studded clutch from indie line Deux Lux ($76 from is the perfect bag for women who want to make a statement. Add it as a "wow" piece to your little black dress or with jeans and a plain tank top for nights out. The Piper is also very functional, with inside pockets and a removable gold chain.

Deux Lux was launched in 2005 by bi-coastal mother/daughter team Fatemeh Mahdavi and Sara Naghedi. Their dream was to deliver "accessible style" all women, so their bags look lux but remain affordable ($38-160). 

This Sailor's Lover Blouse ($75) by Etsy seller Esoneofone is very soft and feminine with a trendy nautical vibe. This piece is a great investment because it is seasonless - it looks just as good with black skinny jeans and boots as it would with capris and sandals. You could also dress it up with a long necklace or by tucking it into a pencil skirt. Click here to read more about this top.
Kitty Pam Butterfly Party DressEmblazoned with a bold, multicolored butterfly print, this pretty silk dress stands out in the crowd and promises to earn you plenty of admiring glances. It features a simple tie waist, which helps create a flattering silhouette. Pair it with heels and a few sparkling accessories for the perfect holiday party ensemble.

$80 at

Get $20 off your order through 3/31/10, use code STYLEBAKERY1.
For Joseph is a stylish line of casual dresses, tops, denim, sweaters and jackets with most items retailing for less than $200. For Joseph has been spotted on celebs like Katherine McPhee and Audrina Partidge. We love these two feminine dresses because they can easily go from day to night with the right accessories:

Left: Berkley Dress $128
Right: Delilah Dress, $148

For Joseph is available at

Sora_prohibition-necklace-burnt-orange-poppy-dark-sapphire_1.jpgAdd a floral detail to your outfit with a pretty handmade necklace from Sora. Sora Designs (the name means "sky" in Japanese) was launched in fall 2008 by San Francisco-based designer Yueh-Wen Chang. Chang uses many recycled or environmentally friendly materials in her jewelry, like vintage buttons and beads. Her necklaces are also affordable, priced between $58 and $78 at This Prohibition Necklace with Burnt Orange Poppy Dark Sapphire Beads is $62.
Yumi Chen Dahlia Collection BraceletIncorporating the season's most brilliant hues, this meticulously crafted bracelet is a testament to the power of color. Bursting with Aventurina Venetian glass and Swarovski crystal charms in various shades of purple, wine and cream, it boasts endless shine and the potential to turn heads every time you wear it.

$140 at

Get 20% off your purchase through 11/30/09, use code STYLEBAKERY.
Archive is an affordable line of unique, eclectic jewelry that launched in 2005. Each piece is stylish and just trendy enough. Our favorite items include the continental pocketwatch, a vintage pocketwatch necklae on grosgrain ribbon ($297, left below), and the aristrocrat necklace, a black crystal necklace with mixed brass and gunmetal chains and ribbon detail ($99, right below).

For more information or to place an order, visit
Dustie Doll's chic tees are anything but basic - they're embellished with fringe, bows, ruffles and more. Here are some of our favorites:

Fringe Stud Long Sleeve Tee $78

Rope Military V Neck $78

Raw Fringe Tee $68

Dustie Doll is available at The line also includes leggings and dresses.

Allura Marie Topaz Cartesian EarringsThese absolutely dazzling handmade earrings are sure to complement the twinkle in your eye when holiday party season arrives. Their creative design marries light Swarovski crystals with sterling silver square beads, all but guaranteeing plenty of admiring glances and swiveling heads. Pull your hair back to allow them their moment in the spotlight!

$25 at

Get 15% off your first order, use code 501104444.
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

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