Thursday, February 25, 2010
Much better natural ;p
Thursday, February 18, 2010
So I came up with the idea to create handbags that are stylish, practical, affordable, environment-friendly and most of all, charitable. What do I mean by charitable? Well, if you purchase our bags, you will also be helping those in need. Half of the proceeds will go to various charity organizations.
From the idea, came the products: Belle Epoque by Garden Belle. A line of handmade handbags, individually sown using environmentally-friendly materials that are stylish, beautiful, affordable and most importantly, they’re created for a good cause. Belle Epoque by Garden Belle handbags are all about looking good and doing good at the same time.
Belle Epoque by Garden Belle’s bag of the month is The Thea Bag, a beautiful shoulder bag handmade from two burlap fabrics – dyed pink and brown, cut in diagonal triangles and sown together on the front and back. There are brown strips in the sides and bottoms, and pink strips sewn over faux leather for the straps. This shoulder bag comes in small medium size, and it will fit comfortably around your shoulder, thus making it the perfect shoulder bag.
If you purchase The Thea Bag, you will also be helping a cause very close to my heart right now, Haiti. As you know, the earthquake that devastated the island have left many people homeless, injured and in dire need of immediate help. Half of the proceeds from The Thea Bag will go to CARE America, a charity organization dedicated to fight global poverty. You can go to their website on http://www.care.org/ for more information on the organization.
To purchase The Thea and other handbags in the line, you can go to the Garden Belle Etsy page at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/gardenbelleshop or click this link to be taken directly to the page.
Thank you for all your support, and I hope you will have fun shopping at Garden Belle, where you can look good and do good at the same time.
Yours Truly, Jen.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
As you know, I LOVE vintage! But rare vintage, not so much the sixties-to-eighties vintage. I like the unconventional stuff. The victorian, edwardian, twenties and thirties vintage. The fifties party dresses and the nineties minimal dresses are the only exceptions. I love the understated femininity, the stuctured, body-sculpting dresses and the uniqueness of each of those eras. I find so many uncommon things and luxe elegant fabrics. I love that you can wear many of these items with modern clothing. I just LOVE and ADORE vintage!
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I'm pretty big on cardigans, ankle boots, easy dresses and big ass bags! I never leave without my sunglasses and I have a thing about matching things. Almost obsessive-compulsive about color-cordination. I really LOVE scarves, and try to add them to each outfit. I have a thing for sleek leather (especially skirts and jackets), And I tend to keep the jewelry minimal. I describe my look as Refined Ease.
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Edwardian Coat with Mink Collar
Dorothea's Closet Vintage
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I styled this together. It's from my shopstyle profile. I decided to use this rather plain nineties floral jumper for a group challenge, and turned it into a more feminine, retro look for a luncheon. I like some of the minimal nineties (specifically the kate moss/calvin klein look), but I'm adverse to most floral patterns. I even like gray, but for some reason this didn't work for me! So I had to girly it up a bit and I like the results ;p
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sheer tops, boy shorts/hot pants, futuristic (accessories), and boyfriend blazer. I can't wait for spring, I am going shopping!!
You can find more of my looks at http://www.shopstyle.com/users/jen1987