Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
The emblem of the Olympic Games is composed of five interlocking rings (blue, yellow, black, green, and red respectively) on a white field. This was originally designed in 1913 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games. These five rings stand for passion, faith, victory, work ethic and sportsmanship. Upon its initial introduction, de Coubertin stated the following in the August, 1913 edition of Revue Olympique:
The emblem chosen to illustrate and represent the world Congress of 1914 ...: five intertwined rings in different colors - blue, yellow, black, green, red - are placed on the white field of the paper. These five rings represent the five parts of the world which now are won over to Olympism and willing to accept healthy competition.
100 bottles of coke on the wall?
34 Coca-Cola art bottles and their creators gathered at the Olympic Green complex. (Photo credit: Li Wei) Thirty-four Coca-Cola art bottles give visitors a taste of China's multi-faceted culture at exhibit in Beijing.
Great clothing always needs great accessories!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Here is a modern interpretation of the classic 1980's style. Skinny jeans or leggings with stilletos make this look more modern. Try mixing it with a toned down sweater and top it off with a stylish newsboy cap.
Madonna epitomized all that was 1980's. Her look was part rock'n'roll, part material girl. We love the way she wasn't afraid to accessorize. Layer your chains girls!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
When I met Sarah I couldn't stop looking at her jewelry...little did I know she was the creative force behind it. The stones she works with are simply stunning and the clasp being part of the design, is very unique and a great added touch. Stylish and classic are the best way to describe how you feel when wearing.
Brynn C, Chicago, IL
I would like to tell you how pleased I am with the Rose Quartz bracelet and earrings that I received today, Monday, May 12th. They are beautiful in themselves PLUS they match the Rose Quartz necklace that I already have. It is very important to me to have coordinating/complete sets of jewelry and I like that you offer this. Some people will tell me that jewelry should not match and should be eclectic but I must tell you that I have a very “organized” personality and that I’m not spontaneous or eclectic. Also, thank you for the well-wrapped and secure packaging. I received your $15 “thank you” certificate and will take some time to look at your other items on your website. Whether for me, or for gifts for family or friends, you have beautiful items to share… Thank you again and again and again! Have a wonderful day!
Christina W, Spring Grove, IL
I just wanted to tell you—I am already wearing the sparkly necklace that I purchased yesterday with a black dress, and have received about 10 compliments from people at work. It’s a hit! Thanks again!
Kathleen B, Chicago, IL
Just wanted to tell you that I wore "full oyster pearl set" yesterday with a dress that can best be described as Doris Day meets Shantung silk meets Talbots (think deep blue and taupe polka dotted sleeveless raw silk belted shirtdress with pleats) and got RAVE reviews for the ensemble. Can't wait to see the purple and cranberry pearl sets!
Michelle H, Chicago, IL
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Tomorrow....we will give you some more trends for fall!
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Monday, August 11, 2008
We found someone you may want to chat with if you have some questions.
Here's what The Fashion Therapist has to offer:
*Consultation/In-person or over the phone meeting (Always FREE ): This is the introductory part to my services and no commitments are required. It allows me to get to know you and your goals...and vice versa! Working with me we would build a partnership so before I can offer any services we would need to make sure that I can provide the services you would like and that you are someone that I can provide service to.
*Fashion Re-Mix: Don't know if something will come back in style or how to wear a shirt a different way? Let me show you what to ditch and how to dazzle some of your already existing clothes.
*Fashion Counseling: Let me give you suggestions on what items you should be wearing and what items to steer clear of. What is discussed will help guide you on your next shopping trip.
*Retail Therapy and Mentoring: There's nothing like a little shopping! Sometimes you never really know how something's going to look unless you try it on. Let's go on a shopping trip and pick out the items that would best fit you.
*Fashion Intervention: Love someone too much to let them run around wearing what is clearly the least unflattering thing. Schedule a fashion intervention to help the ones you love!
Happy Shopping!Xo, Sarah
Gem Goddess of the Universe
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Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Plaid isn't just for the country girl anymore. It can be a jacket, shirt, pants, or dress, just don't wear them all at once! Try a bohemian look with a floppy hat and slouchy jeans, or go casual with a plaid jacket paired with dark skinny jeans, boots, and a white tee.
Wear your favorite dresses through fall by adding a cardigan and a skinny belt or just wear it on a chilly night for an easy-going layered look. Add to this delicate look with modern pearl earrings.
Friday, August 1, 2008
We love these Chie Mihara slouch boots. The purple color is right on trend and what every fashionista needs for fall.
This beautifully detailed blouse by Catherine Malandrino is perfect for a day at the office or a girls night out. This bright purple color will add the right amount of pop to any outfit!