Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Easy Urban Hip, Week 3: Ode to Las Vegas...



This week I am doing an ode to Las Vegas. Every summer we drive to Vegas. My husband and two kids. We love Vegas. Sadly, we won't be going this summer for the first time that I can remember (which isn't saying much given my memory). We have some major work being done in our backyard and it requires us to be home. But I can still tell you why I love Vegas, right? I love the dry hot heat of the desert, the incredible desert sunsets, not that we are outside much in that weather. But we usually make a point of going outside just as the sun is setting, the temperature is more enjoyable that time of day without the sun glaring and beating down.

I love to gamble, and so does my husband, but we are lightweight gamblers to say the least. I can usually make $20 stretch for quite awhile. I like blackjack and the poker slot machines. My husband likes blackjack and craps. I am slightly afraid of craps. Too much pressure to think fast and roll good numbers. I like stress-free gambling.

We love the buffets. I mean LOVE. And my daughter and I can't call a Vegas trip complete without hitting the mall at Ceaser's Palace. There is nothing like shopping away from home. You always find cool things to buy. Hence my not-so-graceful lead into Etsy and this week's picks for the Easy Urban Hip style... Any/All of these creations would be perfect for Vegas, Baby, if ya know what I mean. You don't have to be going to Vegas for these lovelies. They are the ultimate accessories for wherever you happen to spend your time...

bayou salvage

leaves of glass boring sidney
talula
fringe

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Easy Urban Hip, Week 2: The Sea of Love...


boring sidney

leaves of glass
bayou salvage
talula
fringe

Come with me, my love, to the sea, the sea of love. I love that old song. I chose this theme because summer is here and as I live 2 miles, as the crow flies, from the pacific ocean, I felt it appropriate. So, as you can see, I chose creations from our urban hip team in shades of the sea. Can't you just feel that soft ocean breeze...? I hope so! I have added the links to these items below so please check them out.

Easy Urban Hip, Week 2: The Sea of Love...


Links to the above photos

boring sidney link- http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5340382
leaves of glass link- http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5677513
bayou salvage link- http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6180708
talula link- http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6193577
fringe link- http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5490635

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Hello and Welcome

This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. The idea for this blog came from another beautiful friendship, Kateri Morton, creator of Leaves of Glass. It was her idea to create a blog that showcases not only our own creations, but also the creations of our circle of friends and very talented artists. The links for each of these artists can be found on the right side of this page under the title "The Makers of Eclectic Accessories". These incredible creators are all original. Each one has an "urban hip" style that is unique and cutting-edge. We are all featured on the Etsy site and that is where we all met. Every Wednesday I will add a new, themed list consisting of one item per artist, all of which coordinate with each other. I am very excited about this blog. It's a first for me so please know that it is a work in progress! Here are the artists that I am proud to present to you:

Leaves of Glass- urban vintage jewelry:
http://www.leavesofglass.etsy.com/

Bayou Salvage- never underestimate the power of debris to change your life:
http://www.bayousalvage.etsy.com/
http://www.rustchic.etsy.com/

Boring Sidney- unusual hats and headdresses:
http://www.boringsidney.etsy.com/

Talula- revamped jewelry, trinkets and other treasures:
http://www.talula.etsy.com/

and me, fringe- wearable fiber art and knitted accessories:
http://www.fringe.etsy.com/

Easy Urban Hip, Week 1: Femininity and Sexiness is alive and well...

boring sidney
bayou salvage
leaves of glass

talula
fringe
The above items are my first selection of coordinating creations by our urban hip team. This particular selection is a combination of urban vintage, sophistication, sexiness and femininity. The good news is you can purchase these creations on Etsy. Such uniqueness and style you will not find anywhere else, my friends. This I can guarantee! If you want to make a fashion impact, all of these items will do that for you. This is the cutting-edge of fashion at its best.
Next Wednesday I will have another, completely different but just as fabulous, selection from our urban hip promotional series.