Monday, March 28, 2011

Current Obsession: Modern Shades of Grey

When looking at resources and pulls for our most recent fashion show at The Liberty Hotel I turned to Modern Shades of Grey to provide the earrings to coordinate with the designer's collection. I selected Modern Shades of Grey because the collection of earrings is eco-friendly in that they create gorgeous fashion forward jewelry using vintage beads-- perfect to match Yellow Clover's vintage inspired womenswear!

As I am obsessed with tassels, I selected many of the styles which featured long dangles. The earrings were an eclectic mix of pink, pastel jade green, and blue. Though I had seen Modern Shades of Grey before, I previously associated the brand with their funky shredded scarves and less with their delicately feminine jewelry.  When I picked up the fifteen styles from the designer I was instantly hooked and felt the need make a home for them in my own personal jewelry drawer. Part of the intrigue: each bead and style has a past history which seems to never go out of style! Check out some of my favorites below:

Light jade green and pearl tassels brightened up this dark vintage ensemble
Black and silver beaded tassels dangled off these vintage blue and cream beads
One of my most favorite pairs, these "rose gold" toned earrings were runway striking
My favorite pair, hard to place on the model and see them "go"!
Pink and gold drop stones featuring rose gold and pearl tassels
I modeled my second favorite pair, a speckled blue stone with green and gold byzantine beads
Designer Sarah Prost paired a black and white pair with her Yellow Clover ensemble

Check out the brand's website to see current offerings. They are always adding new styles based on the newest "finds" so check back often. Remember: each item is unique, get yours before it's gone!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Welcome back...

I am sure you are thrilled at our outburst of blog posts lately, sarcasm. What can I say, I am easily distracted by a slew of sales appointments, fashion shows, and random busts of sunshine mixed with frigid overcast days!

Some exciting news of late: we took on a new team member and I am super excited. With an eye for style, knowledge of all things social media, and overall awesomeness he will be a great addition to team CKP.

Now on to the good stuff: Fashion OC.

Last night we styled a fashion show at The Liberty Hotel for their Fashionably LATE series. The collection of clothing was from Yellow Clover by sarah elizabeth's A/W 2011 line which previously rocked the runway at StyleWeek. Though technically fall the audience at Fashionably LATE seems to embrace the now and so we paired the items with bright shoes in almost every color of the rainbow as well as crystal necklaces in yellow, pink, apple green, mauve, and ocean blue to give it a spring feel. Hair was styled in messy side braids for that laid back picnic look and some models even rocked hippie style beaded headpieces, OC. We also paired the collection with earrings from Modern Shades of Grey, earrings made from unique vintage beads--perfect for the designer's one-of-a-kind, vintage vibe.

The event was packed and the venue told us it was the busiest event they had seen in some time. Of course the models had to balance some changes to their regular routine (the escalators were out of order forcing them to change their catwalk route) but still rocked it like no other. Dynasty Models Nilsa, Sarah Miller, Jennifer Kutt, Anasophia Gartner, and Colby Radomski were amazing, vintage inspired dolls.

A recreation of the dress now owned by Alex McCord of The Real Housewives New York
A leather skirt and leather inset jacket
One of Yellow Clover's most popular items, perfect year round
Vintage wool shift dress
A plaful jumper made from silk linen with chandelier buttons styled with a headpiece made by yours truely
Posting for a photo with the designer Sarah Prost in our new Yellow Clover dresses before the finale
One of two finale gowns styled with a headpiece made from Swarovski crysyals
The closing hooded gown featuring attachable waist skirt, OC
 The closing models from Yellow Clover by sarah elizabeth for Fashionably LATE

Thank you to Todd Lee Photography

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Turning heads

With celebrities like Leighton Meester's Blair Waldorf and Ryan Seacrest's Kardashian Klan, the headpiece trend has been revamped as a trendy way to adorn ourselves and revive tired hair. Nicole Richie's custom designed piece turned so many heads (pun intended) it went into production, selling out within days of their first availability. To lower demand, Nicole Richie's House of Harlow line is offering the "Khloe" piece which has been noted most commonly on her monologues during her series. The brass seven strand coin headpiece was available to ship end of February for nearly $500 at Shop The Trend Boutique.