This Global Fashion Brands interview, taped in the Sky Lounge at WWDMAGIC in February, showcases my personal style and love for ruffles and lace. It also explains how my style has changed since moving up to San Francisco from my hometown of Los Angeles. Interested in the Melba Christine purse described in the interview? Purchase it here. Enjoy!
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Vibrant, light weight, and sustainable? Is this possible in an accessory line? Why yes it is! I came across this wonderful jewelry collection called Mouse and Moe after attending WWDMAGIC last month. Each piece of jewelry in this collection, designed by Emily Grace Goodrich, a fellow painter, photographer, and now designer, is made from heat fused, recycled plastic shopping bags. At first you wonder how can this product last when its made out of only recycled goods. I thought this too myself, but after receiving a few pieces from Emily and trying them out I can honestly say these are some of the best built accessories I’ve ever worn.
I received the gorgeous green floral hair pin in my WWDMAGIC swag bag and the lovely cyan blue earrings from Emily personally. The vibrant Spring colors in both pieces is what first drew my attention. I also loved how light weight they were. I hate it when I wear earrings that hurt my ears after only wearing them for less than 3 hours. I almost forgot I was wearing these earrings that’s how great they felt.
On each accessory Emily adds information on how your piece was created. The note I received said this:
“This accessory is made primarily from braided plastic or recycled plastic bags that have been heat-fused to make a durable material. The handbags are machine stiched, most of the jewelry hand-stitched to wire. Use it as conversation piece about the importance of keeping plastics out of the landfills and oceans, or as a reminder to yourself to keep a reusable shopping bag handy. It is made with care and inspired by places around the globe. For photos and stories about your pieces orgins in Uganda visit http://www.emilygracesuitcase.com”;
I absolutely love her jewelry! Feel free to view the full collection at www.mouseandmoe.com or visit her personal site for more information on her other specialties at www.emilygracesuitcase.com. Fashionably Ashley subscribers get a 15% discount using the coupon code MAGIC15 in checkout! Ends April 15th.
Received a pleasant surprise at my door step last week; gifts from independent fashion retailer Moxsie! Underneath all that silver wrapping was a pair of bright pink Urbanears and a funky 4G Star Wars flash drive. A lovely “Thank You” note was included from Moxsie’s social media head Mayka Mei for all my help at WWDMAGIC.
Moxsie always has what I want when I want it at a price I can afford. Thanks Moxsie for being so amazing!!
Yes! That is me!! When I heard that the San Francisco Chronicle wanted to talk with little ol’ me about Fashionably Ashley I just about fainted. Yes, for real. A few weeks ago Ellen Lee, freelance writer at the SF Chronicle, had a full length interview with me on topics ranging from my interests, my blog’s personality, my thoughts on SF fashion, and much more. The full interview above highlights how FA was started and where I see it and other fashion projects I am working on progressing in the next few months. The article with be in PRINT on Sunday March 12, 2011. Be sure to pick up a copy.
What better way to spend my time at home after Magic then unwrapping all the lovely gifts sent over to me from the show. Showcased above is a lovely pair of dark washed Nicole style Miss Me Jeans, mauve silk/linen floral tank from Kensie, and a pair of teal O’Neill flip flops.
Some of my favorite gifts from the show had to be my pair of high heeled Lolasita’s and Tarshie flats by You by Crocs. Since when did Croc’s look so hot?? The Lolasita’s heels are the most comfortable yet stylish shoe I’ve ever owned. I paired them with tights and they looked phenomenal. The Tarshie flats are just as comfortable and look good with a pair of skinny jeans.
A few other gifts I received were the amazing Via Spiga black heels. With an enormous heel in the back and large platform in the front these shoes gave me the added height of a model. Gorgeous black beads adorned the front making the shoe shimmer while you walked.
Innovative and fun Seveng clothing formulated a beautiful magazine dress on the floor of WWDMAGIC. Look closely and you will notice various WWDMAGIC magazine clips were thrown into the mix creating a one-of-a-kind piece of art.
On Tuesday February 15th the Teen Vogue Blogger Lounge was packed. Several Teen Vogue fashion bloggers gathered around Erica Domesek, author of P.S. I Made This, to create a one-of-a-kind statement necklace. Although it took me several tries (I know I know) I finally crafted up a gorgeous necklace with hues of pink, blue, and black. What was the cost? A few strands of beads bought at Party City, a couple cut up threads of cloth, and a cheap yet adorable brooch.
The book, P.S. I Made This, I actually first encountered back in December. My cousin was begging for it for Christmas. And its no wonder, since she has a love for arts and crafts. After all necklaces were made Erica kindly gave every blogger a signed copy of her book. She is absolutely one of the sweetest people I have ever met and I am so thrilled I had the opportunity to meet her in person at WWDMAGIC.
Try your craftiness by visiting Erica Domesek’s blog.
Macala Wright Lee, Editor-in-Chief at FashionablyMarketing.Me, interviews Erin Weinger, Crosby Noricks, Erica Domesek, Jane Aldridge, and Hilla Ohayon on how bloggers are building careers at the Teen Vogue Blogger Lounge at WWDMAGIC 2011.