| Indie Spotlight and Designers on the Rise Guide: March 2010 Archives

March 2010 Archives

Allura Marie

Allura Marie creates handmade inspiring unique jewelry for one-of-a-kind women. Limited Edition Collections, Bridal & Bridesmaids Collections, and Custom Requested Designs all using arrays of semi-precious gemstones, freshwater pearls, swarovski crystals, sterling silver and gold vermeil.  

From simple classy styles, to big and bold designs, they have you covered.  Be sure to check out their NEW ITEMS link for the newest jewelry designs that have been added.  get 15% off through 7/1/10, use code: STYLEBAKERY
We love NYC-based Lyell's spring 2010 look book. The girl is hanging out in her room dressed in the brand's effortlessly stylish clothing, and the vibe is cozy and casual yet sophisticated. Lyell is designed by Australian-born Emma Fletcher and sold at her shop located at 173 Elizabeth Street (at Spring Street) in New York. If you're not in the city, you can shop the collection online here. Take a look at the spring look book:

For more information, visit
These soft jersey scarves make for easy, casual outfit updates. Pair them with a tee and leather jacket this spring for a trendy yet laid-back style. They come in multiple colors and can be wrapped around three times.

Purple Triple Wrap Jersey Lovey, $40 on
The Harbinger Company is a product design workshop based in San Francisco founded by Yvonne Hung. Hung launched the company when she needed escape from her creativity-limiting office job. She designs artful products that are both interesting and beautiful, as well as made from sustainable materials through socially responsible practices. She uses biodegradable and rapidly renewable materials and all products are designed, made, and packaged in the San Francisco Bay are to support local economies and minimize carbon emissions due to freight. Her current jewelry collection is laser cut and inspired by cityscapes and organic forms like ferns. 

Arrowhead Earrings $48

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Triangle Necklace $72

Curve Bamboo Earrings $44

The Harbinger Company products are available at
We love Kettle Black's refreshing take on spring's plaid trend. The race back tank and romper are perfect for hot summer days, and the shirt dress and classic top can be worn now. Here are some of our favorite pieces:
Kettle Black is available at
300.jpgHandle & Sprout hair pins and headbands are the perfect floral accessories for spring. Pin them to a low bun for a timeless elegant look that could work as a bridal style. Or for a more playful look wear an oversized flower headband to summer soirees or any time you want to make a statement.

Handle & Sprout Peach Disco Lily Headband $30 at
This super soft gray print jersey skirt from Ireland-based label Janey Clothing is perfect for  the upcoming weeks transitioning into spring. Wear it out at night with a silky top, tights and heels then pare it down for warm spring weekends with sandals and a basic tee. The skirt can be worn high up on your waist or by your hips. At $38, this piece is a unique affordable fashion steal!

Janey Clothing Gray Print Jersey Skirt $38 -
Charlotte Tarantola's sweet embellished cardigans are perfect for the transition from winter to spring - pair them with a smart skirt or dress pants during the workweek and with your favorite jeans on the weekends. These trendy, ruffled pieces will infuse color and a flirty, feminine vibe into your look.

Left: Candied Sweetbriar Cardigan $69.95 (on sale from $118)
Center: Field Game Cardigan $118
Right: Unbroken Chains Cardigan $128

Charlotte Tarantola's cardigans are available at Anthropologie.

Meet your new favorite spring shoes: the Marlee Tea Party Jazz Sneakers from 80%20. The label was named after designer Ce Ce Chin's theory that we wear our favorite 20% of our wardrobe 80% of the time (so true!). Thus, her mission to design the perfect lifestyle shoes began. These sneakers are a stylish option for comfortable spring footwear - they will look sweet paired with boyfriend jeans or a basic dress.

80%20 Marlee Tea Party Jazz Sneakers, $55 at
British designer Hetty Rose's handmade shoes are truly works of art. She is dedicated to keeping her collection both sustainable and beautiful, so she uses vintage Japanese kimono fabrics for material. She takes each order individually and crafts the shoes herself - the result is unique shoes that will brighten any outfit and always serve as a good conversation starter!

For more information and to learn how to place an order, visit

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