Entries Tagged as 'Accessories'

Friday, October 25th, 2013

What happens when you invest in a woman + 30% off at FashionABLE (including the scarf I designed!)

To celebrate FashionABLE’s third birthday (congrats!), the team has put together a beautiful video about the power of investing in women. It’s amazing the impact it can have on all the future generations she touches — even more so than for a man. Please watch it and share! Today would be the perfect time to [...]

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Notes from Alyson Fox in London, launching her & Other Stories collaboration today

To all of us in the U.S.: I’m sorry. I’m sorry that these Alyson Fox pieces — which she designed exclusively for & Other Stories, a high-end brand launched last spring by H&M — aren’t available to us. The new brand’s stores and online sales are only available throughout Europe, where Alyson’s collection launches today. So [...]

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

My winning FashionABLE + ONE scarves have arrived

  My sources tell me that less than 500 out of 1500 Genet scarves are still available, and after that, this design will be gone for good! Following the scarf design contest I won at Alt Summit in January, the scarves went on sale last month, and mine just arrived on Saturday. I haven’t taken it [...]

Friday, April 19th, 2013


Every Friday, my favorites from the past week. Boston, my thoughts and prayers are with you.  The best use I’ve ever seen of recycled denim: Scandanavian-inspired rag rugs! By Nudie Jeans in collaboration with their Turkish organic denim supplier Bossa. The limited-edition rugs are available for $599 at the brand’s concept stores, the only U.S. [...]

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Overall, I love my new overalls

In January, I splurged on a pair of overalls. Overalls! And oh how I love them. They’re from Topshop’s Made in Britain line, complete with a tag hand-initialed by their maker. They are 100% wool and fit wonderfully. I first wore them the day I spoke at Alt. (This lace top was perfect for a speaking [...]

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

A chat with Manimal founder Kristen Lombardi: On reuse, making miniatures and being a mom

  In 2004, Kristen Lombardi founded Manimal, her line of impeccably handcrafted moccasins and leather accessories. To hold one of her baby moccasins in your hand is to appreciate the skill and caring that goes into each piece — they’re perfectly formed, perfectly sturdy, and they’re lined with cushy faux fleece! My favorite part is [...]

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

The results are in: My scarf design will be produced soon by FashionABLE!

Sometimes it’s incredible how things come together. Five years ago, I started this blog, promoting brands that respect people and the environment. Two years ago, I wrote a post about FashionABLE, a for-benefit company that sells scarves woven by women in Africa. Also two years ago I first attended Alt, a mind-blowingly fantastic blogging conference in Salt Lake [...]

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

This Saturday! Score Pop-up Swap in SF

This Saturday afternoon at The Bold Italic HQ, trade in your old records, shoes and accessories for new (to you) ones! It’s the first West Coast edition of Jenny Gottstein’s awesome curated swap / party / fundraiser, Score. You get to choose whether your $5 ticket benefits non-profits Surfrider, 826 Valencia or Dress for Success. Get your [...]

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Market Publique for Brooklyn Charm

Already! I ordered these bracelets last week as soon as I heard about the new Market Publique for Brooklyn Charm collaboration, available for a limited time on Market Publique. About 30 excellent bracelets and necklaces are available, intended for layering, designed by Market Publique founder Pamela Castillo from BK Charm‘s selection of natural, vintage and [...]

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

The necklaces are in!

And they are fah-bulous! Here are just a spare few of my favorite designs from the Great Necklace Exchange of 2011 (though seriously, I love them all), and you can browse the rest in this Flickr set. How cool are these people?! Sarah West Ervin Cari Eddy Monica Olmo Joslyn Taylor Claudia Zhao Kristen Lombardi [...]

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Necklace DIY inspiration: Minimalist bead necklaces

There’s just one day left before our creations must be mailed off for the FLP Necklace Exchange! This is the sixth and last post in a series of DIYs and inspirations I’ve been sharing for it. People have been sending me pictures of their necklaces since last week — they’re so fantastic! If you’re a part [...]

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Anatomy of a string-wrapped rope necklace

This is the fifth in a series of handmade necklace DIYs and inspiration I’ve been posting for FLP’s Great Necklace Exchange. After sharing two rope necklace DIYs, I wanted to share close-ups of a similar necklace from my own collection. I bought this necklace at Renegade Craft Fair last year from designer Tanya Aguiñiga, who is best known for her chunky braided rope bracelets and matching necklaces. [...]

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Necklace DIY: Braided hex nuts

This is the fourth in a series of handmade necklace DIYs and inspiration I’m posting this month for FLP’s Great Necklace Exchange. Even if you didn’t get to sign up, I hope these posts inspire some more creativity in your holiday gift-giving! DIY Braided Hex Nut Bracelet « click for the step-by-step DIY Granted, this DIY is for a bracelet — but I think [...]

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Anatomy of a suede scrap necklace

This is the third in a series of handmade necklace DIYs and inspiration I’ll be posting for FLP’s Great Necklace Exchange. Today’s the last day to sign up! Manimal founder and designer Kristen Lombardi started her brand with handmade moccasins, but what I love most about her line now is her suede accessories, made of scrap leather left over from the mocs. If there is a creative [...]

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Necklace DIY: Braided bead necklace

This is the second in a series of handmade necklace DIYs and inspiration I’ll be posting for FLP’s Great Necklace Exchange. Click to read all about it, and be sure to sign up through Friday! DIY: Braided Bead Necklace from ECAB « click for the step-by-step DIY Here’s a necklace DIY that would be hard to mess up! A lovely, simple style that requires more time than it [...]

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Necklace DIY: Two variations on a string-wrapped rope necklace

This is the first in a series of handmade necklace DIYs and inspiration I’ll be posting for FLP’s Great Necklace Exchange! Click to read more and sign up through Friday. DIY Friendship Necklace from Honestly…WTF « click for the step-by-step DIY This type of necklace has so many possibilities! You can really change up the colors, textures, layers and more to make it your own. I think [...]

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Sign up NOW for The Great Necklace Exchange of 2011!

Because who doesn’t want an awesome new necklace for Christmas?! This December, I’m super excited to be hosting my first-ever handmade necklace exchange! Not only does it combine two of my favorite things — jewelry and gift-giving — but I hope it will inspire some extra spirit and creativity in all of our holidays.   [...]

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Time for le big bag

I’m a small purse girl through and through — but now that I’ve got a baby on the way, toting around a diaper bag is all the excuse I need to get a fabulous big bag! Here’s a roundup of my favorite totes right now. Rib & Hull Technical Tote, $183 What a beautiful bag. [...]

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Q&A: Market Publique’s Pamela Castillo on why buying vintage is awesome & the new Vintage Coalition

In 2009, Pamela Castillo launched Market Publique, the vintage marketplace for hand-picked vintage sellers. Not only is she a long-time vintage buyer and seller herself, she’s an experienced web designer and developer, and I’ve always loved the way she runs the Market Publique brand — from keeping up a great blog to regularly launching collaborative lookbooks. But [...]

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Highlights from Renegade

The weekend before last, I spent most of my Sunday at Renegade Craft Fair, and I did not come home empty handed. This was my fourth Renegade (last year I made it to Austin, SF and SF Holiday), and it seemed this time that the selection of sellers was more well-curated than ever, with less [...]