Taking It to a New Dimension: 3D Jewelry


I recently discovered a Lower East Side Manhattan store that sells 3D jewelry-making machines along with 3D jewelry. I was excited to learn that that they offer classes on how to make these interesting pieces.

 “During the class, you’ll have an opportunity to produce the jewelry you’ve designed and carry it away,” said the salesman.

The $30 class is reasonable and I’m considering it.

Yet, I thought first I’d ask your opinion on the jewelry. Do you think the pieces are worth $80 to $90? What do you think of 3D jewelry aesthetics in general? Would you wear it?


Decorate a Studio for under $2,500

You’ve probably noticed that once in a while I post my interior design sets.
On occasion I like to let my imagination go and think about how I’d like to decorate my place.
Sometimes crafting interior design sets rather than clothing ones get my creativity going, especially when it comes to mixing different styles and experimenting. It’s very interesting to see how my interior design aesthetic is sometimes similar to my clothing choices. Solid colors, functionality and modern, sleek lines, in addition to a fusion of ethnicities appeal to me.
So, here I am sharing a set, which includes modern home décor with an industrial vibe for under $2,500. The pieces and colors perfectly complement the cozy chic loft studio. Clean lines, geometric patterns and neutral colors make up my style.

My favorite products here are the clean-lined Malibu Lantern for just $9.99 and the set of two modern   Micasa sconces for just $40. Incredible value and great design.

How would you decorate studio for under 2,500?



Turning a New Leaf: Fall Brings New Confections, Warm Colors and Positive Change


It’s hard to believe but summer ends soon.

Have you ventured into the stores and looked at the fall merchandise? What’s on your list? Have you bought anything? If so, what are your color preferences for the new season?

Normally, I like wearing bold, bright colors, but recently I gravitated toward warm ones.

Think crème brûlée. Hot chocolate. Caramel.

Yes, all those sweet, warm delights we sometimes crave during chilly weather. In addition to being delicious, these wonderful food items inspire me in terms of color.

The sweater from Oasap.com that I am wearing is relatively simple, yet, I love its light cream color and knit pattern on the back. Also, I think V-neck items always complement a curvy body.

The brown high heel shoes are one of my favorites. Soft suede makes these shoes so comfortable. This is the first time I’ve purchased shoes from Stefanel, and so far, I am very happy with them. Comfort is my number one priority these days, especially if I am buying high heels.

When I lived in the Midwest, I drove everywhere and didn’t worry about comfort. If the shoes looked great, I wore them.

My lifestyle changed dramatically this year. Different city, different preferences, different day-to-day routine. Now, I walk everywhere in New York City. All of these things affect my clothing choices. Practicality became an essential aspect of my daily life.

Veering away from clothing and accessories for a moment, I want to make a few comments about my life choices. I think I’ve challenged myself and stretched quite a bit during the last few months. I’ve experienced significant professional and spiritual growth. I’ve learned that sometimes we just have to listen to our gut feelings when we experience pain and difficulties. We need to recognize whether the pain serves us at all. Or was it caused by self-focused people who don’t care about our growth? Quite often people will try to persuade us to change our beliefs. They will make us doubt our abilities. In this case, pain is unnecessary and a waste of time. Staying in an environment that doesn’t serve us well and stilts growth is not worth it.

A change in season means new hopes, new chances, new adventures.

I am completely enthused about starting fall.

What about you?




Sweater: Oasap.com 

Shoes: Stefanel

Jeans: Zara

Necklace: 75th Bijoux

Duffle Bag: Versace

Sunglasses: Brooklyn Flea Market

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Creative Entrepreneurship: Things We Can Learn From Coco Chanel


             Happy Birthday, Coco Chanel!

Originally posted on Styling On The Edge:

Audrey Tautou plays Coco Chanel in "Coco Avant Chanel" film.  Photograph: /Sony Pictures Classics

Audrey Tautou plays Coco Chanel in “Coco Avant Chanel ” film.
Photograph: /Sony Pictures Classics

Chanel herself, c.1920 Photograph: Pictures Inc./Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image

Chanel herself, c.1920
Photograph: Pictures Inc./Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image

Chanel Store, Venice

Chanel Store in Venice, Italy

Time magazine named French designer Coco Chanel one of the 100 most influential women of the 20th century for a reason. She had exuberance, passion and ambition that changed the industry and the cultural milieu of the modern woman. Her designs created a paradigm shift in the fashion world.  We are all thankful that she liberated women from wearing stifling corsets. She introduced a unique,  androgynous style by wearing trousers in public. High society women began to wear Chanel No. 5, which was considered inappropriate and provocative at the time.

Coco Chanel was so many things. An artist, a rebel, a thinker. But most of all, she was a shrewd businesswoman.

“The most courageous act is still to think…

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