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

June 2010 Archives

il_430xN.126253154.jpgThese cute little purses made from vintage and hard-to-find fabrics are perfect for adding a unique, antique-inspired detail to your look. Each purse is one-of-a-kind and costs less than $40.

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To visit this Etsy shop, click here.
Jennifer Elizabeth is a combination of vintage and modern elements - New York-based designer Jennifer Amenta takes objects from history (i.e. broken crystal stones from a 1920s chandelier) and recreates them into glam jewels. With many pieces selling for under $100 and quite a few as low as $25, Jennifer Elizabeth provides an affordable dose of vintage-chic style for savvy shoppers. Here are some of our favorite items:

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1940s gold pendant with gold plated vintage chains bracelet - $65

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Vintage Egyptian black and white painted pendant earrings with gold metal fringe - $25

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Floral swirl ring - $25

crystal comb.jpgCrystal comb - $28

For more information, visit
 mosxie_shorts.pngIf your office dress code allows for shorts, this high-waisted cuffed left pair from contemporary label Tulle is a great option. Pair with a button-down shirt tucked in and chic summer-appropriate oxfords for a trendy yet relatively conservative look. If your office doesn't allow shorts, this pair will work for weekends too with a fitted tee, strappy sandals, and a cute fedora!

Tulle Twill Belted Shorts in Black, $55 at
The El Borne Hipster from newly launched handbag line Nyla Noor is all we could possibly want in an evening bag: high-quality leather, edgy zipper detailing, and a chain strap that you can throw over your shoulder while dancing the night away. It comes in classic black, muted grey, and a fiery red. Nyla Noor's bags also bring new meaning to the phrase "eco-luxury": they are made with naturally tanned organic leather and 100% organic cotton lining and handmade locally in the US to minimize their impact on the environment.

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This gold multi-chain bracelet from independent jewelry designer Ariane Arazi will add a touch of sophisticated elegance to any look. Whether you're in the office, out for a fancy dinner, or running around in jeans and a tee on the weekends, this basic chunky piece will complement your outfit.

Ariane Arazi is an emerging Italian-American jewelry designer with a strong family history in the industry - her grandfather founded the brand Hasbani Gioelli in Milan over 50 years ago. Inspired by her heritage, the latest fashion trends, and her own personal style, Arazi handcrafts a new collection each season using semi-precious stones, pearls, Swarovski crystals, and precious metals.

Ariane Arazi Mutliple Chain Bracelet - $175. For ordering information, visit
These adorable vintage-inspired swimsuits from Esther Williams feature low cut legs, halter necks, and flirty ruching across the front to conceal body flaws and show off your assets (the suits are also available in plus sizes). We love the fun polka dot print! They sell for just under $90 at



Quail has been one of our favorite emerging labels for a long time. Los Angeles Designer Michelle Williams creates looks that are ahead-of-the-curve style wise, but still completely wearable (and affordable!) Here are our three favorite looks from the summer look book:

Quail is available in specialty boutiques and online at Revolve Clothing and

abbelliscathumb.pngTo be honest, we're getting a bit bored of the statement necklace - doesn't it seem like everyone's wearing or selling a jeweled or floral bib necklace at this point? Fortunately Abbellisca's grosgrain ribbon and glass bead necklaces stand out from the crowd. They make a statement like a bib necklace, but a little more subtly. To make them even more appealing, check out the price - under $25! To shop, visit the Etsy shop.

confectionthumb.pngLooking to add a wow factor to your outfit? Look no further than these snazzy rings from Confection Jewels. The rings are made from vintage buttons and make a statement without looking gaudy or too trendy. Available at, the rings cost $50 to $100.


brixtonthumb.pngBrixton's chic hats are must-haves for days at the beach and outdoor summer get-togethers. We love the vintage-style navy hat, the ribboned straw hat, and the classic straw fedora. Keeping the sun off your pretty face never felt so stylish! Each hat retails for $40 at


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