If you noticed an absence of posts in the recent months, its because Fashion Funhouse Emporium is changing.
The new blog will be accessories and jewelry focused with occasional clothing, but only to help you show off your new adornments. Why? Because in my past five years as a market editor and stylist, while ive seen some beautiful clothing, it's been the jewelry, bags and shoes that seem to complete the outfits and hold my attention.
Stay tuned for a new name, a new link and features on new accessories, along with names you know. I want to interview accessory designers, tell you what I love and more!!
In the meantime, check out this neon trend inspired accessory feature.
3.1 Phillip Lim got graphic for Pre-Fall 2012 season. Usually in stores by July or August, the pre-fall items bridge the gap between spring and fall, in case you are yearning for new designer duds to buy before the runways roll out new collections.
If you plan on partying past midnight this New Year's Eve, skip the dress and throw on some pants for non stop dancing. Menswear for women raided the runways this past season. Feminine twists on men's dress up clothing are sticking around for the new year as well. This holiday outfit was inspired by the looks of Balmain, Ralph Lauren and Stella McCartney. And you'll be surprised how much less you'll need to spend to pull it off!
A trend that grew from the runways of Miu Miu is good old fashioned pre-school glitter. Is there a better time to wear sparkle than the holidays. From shoes, to bags and even jewelry these craft-inspired accessories can brighten any festive ensemble.
My personal favorite is the silver brouges, as I've recently developed an obsession with these menswear inspired shoes.
These Lucite carved brooches conjure images of vintage Christmases when the ladies wore festive dresses, red or green cardigans, and topped off the look with iconic symbols of the holiday.
These hand carved hand carved and Swarovski crystal embellished pins are signed by designer Alexis Bittar and are available at exclusively at Nordstrom. Real fashion lovers will feel like, well, a kid on Christmas to find one of these keepsake pieces in their stocking.
It used to be that black diamonds were looked upon as the most undesirable of the gemstone. It makes sense as it is not as pure as that white shiny one that women wear when they are spoken for. The stone is difficult to cut because of its make-up. As of recently, that hasn't stopped jewelry designers from appreciating the cool modern alternative look that comes from this stone.
Par Pou Private Label is a new brand out of the US that designs leather goods, accessories and shoes with an ethical conscience. The makers of these quirky pumps says they partner with suppliers that share thier commitment to minimizing environmental impact. Cool goods and ethical!
Check out the rest of the Par Pou Private Label by visiting their site. You can also buy yourself these magical shoes now Wondermode.They are calling them rhino pumps, but I think unicorns are much more whimsical. Oh, and they probably don't harbor any special powers except looking super funky.
Is this the strangest, yet coolest, I think I need to wear it and can't stop looking at it cuff?
Metal-smith, jewelry designer and fine artist Simone De Bernard Mas created a line called LipService for the Spring/ Summer 2012 collection. Her designs are inspired by growing up in the Caribbean, mostly working with oxidized metals and precious stones. Her sculptural work has been on display in her home base of Florida at the Graham Center Art Gallery at Florida International University. From salivating lips to even vagina sculptures, her work transforms metal into observational shapes, objects and yes, even the most intimate of body parts.