Spring Fashion and more…

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Spring Awakening

Back from my travels and very inspired and full of creative energy.
My new spring/summer collection is a work in progress and features many different and compelling styles, colors  and materials influenced by the new trends in fashion.

“…….The introductions of plastics and candy, pastel and fluorescent materials will make the 2013 years so yummy. On a more classic note 2013 is also marked by the return of the vintage victorian look, geometric shapes and well as a focus of the natural and tribal look of a variety of cultures….”

Sneak peak of some pieces in the Collection:

Stay tuned for more to come !

 

Fashion – Shopping – Spotlight

Have you discovered this wonderful Boutique in San Carlos yet ?

Holly Hill Urban Style is celebrating it’s first year this Saturday.  I like to share my shopping experiences and impressions with you:
Not only do the “Holly Hill Ladies” wear the clothing they sell, they are extremely friendly and very fashion savvy.
Holly Hill offers alternatives to the typical tired world of fashion – Holly Hill Urban Style is designed for “gal’s” who seek comfortable, sophisticated and ageless clothing,  yet appealingly noticeable with a lot of fashion thrown in.
One can also find the most unique acessories like Jewelry, scarfs and bags.
I adore their layered pieces with mixed textures that are easily adaptable, amplifying wearing opportunities and making easy transitions from day to night and from season to season.
Clothing Lines include Sympli, Mado, Dzehval, Anac, Comfy, Sun Kim, Tulip, Effie’s Heart, Eva Varro, Nally&Millie, Equestrian and much more.

All around an enjoyable shopping experience  Holly Hill Urban Style has become my favorite boutique; check it out yourself !

 

Trends Fall 2012

Fall’s new mood – Revamp your look – more to mix and match !

Runway Coverage: I’ve gathered a few 2012 Fall  trends I really liked.
Spotted at Milan’s and New York’s Fashion shows: Chic color blocking, whimsical printed dresses, sleek coats and cool pants. Colors range from warm camel and grey tones to winter white which seemed to be very popular all across. The new breakout color in new York was Oxblood Red and it looks like burgundy is the new black.

Fashion:
My personal favorite this season again AKRIS by Albert Kriemler and well worth to take a closer look.

Some of the shown pieces in Just Cavalli are also really fun and make a splash in your wardrobe.

Very cool and minimalistic Coats in the Max Mara Collection

Jewelry: Spring 2012 was all about bright and flashy jewelry, however Fall 2012 jewelry  will be more nature based-using natural materials such as wood and shells.  Thus one of fall 2012’s biggest jewelry trends, incorporates earth colors, neutral tones, emerald, jade and turquoise.

Jewelry – Max Mara Weekend Collection

Tribal designs are still making  a statement on the runway for Fall 2012; burnished gold and silver plated jewelry with tribal designs in shades of dark reds, blues, greens, and browns are in.

My new Fall 2012 TrèsChic “Avant Garde” and “Ecology” Collection was inspired by these trends.

Handbags: The use of  Echo-friendly materials like felt, fabric, vegan-lether is on-going.
Most designers have some pieces in sustainable materials in their handbag collection.
Mauro Bianucci’s CARGA Bag Collection

I absolutely love this sustainable, beautiful stylish bags by Schwesterlein Design
If you want to find more about style’s and Trends got to Women’s Wear Daily !

 

 

 

Turquoise – “Gemstone of the People”

In many cultures of the Old and New Worlds, Turquoise has been esteemed for thousands of years as a holy stone, a bringer of good fortune or a talisman. It really does have the right to be called a “gemstone of the people”.

Turquoise Jewelry in either a contemporary or traditional setting is always in style and accentuates  an eclectic, natural look. Be sure you have a piece of Turquoise Jewelry in your Collection it’s a must have this season.

Creations by Elfi Altendorfer - www.treschicfashionjewelry.com

How to care for Turquoise Jewelry:

Being a phosphate mineral, Turquoise is inherently fragile and sensitive to solvents; perfume and other cosmetics will attack the finish and may alter the colour of turquoise gems, as will skin oils, as will most commercial jewelry cleaning fluids. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight may also discolor or dehydrate turquoise. Care should therefore be taken when wearing such jewels: cosmetics, including sunscreen and hair spray, should be applied before putting on turquoise jewelry, and they should not be worn to a beach or other sun-bathed environment. After use, turquoise should be gently cleaned with a soft cloth to avoid a build up of residue, and should be stored in its own container to avoid scratching by harder gems. Turquoise can also be adversely affected if stored in an airtight container.

 

 

Style Watch

Fashion and Jewelry Trends :  2012 is all about sustainability, recycled, raw pieces that will range from classic to exotic and of course the color blue specially when it comes to fashion and jewelry; turquoise tones, navy, aqua, azure, in general blue will definitely be the color of the year. In addition to blue, greens and purples be complementary colors, while yellows will give a contrast and the beige, khaki and lavender tones will soften the year. The trick is to always have few pieces that are in season but always opt for variety when in comes to color and jewelry.
One of the must have jewelry  items that will complete your wardrobe is a Choker Necklace.

On a personal note: it’s all about how things are put together, regardless of materials

Always in style and trendsetting and accessorized with her favorite ©TrèsChic Necklace and Bracelet

 

      

©TrèsChic Ecology Collection: "Sky" Chocker Necklace and cuff Bracelets.
www.treschicfashionjewelry.com

 

Accessories – Fashion must have’s !

“Going Green” and break some rules !
Spring is the season to bring out your personality through color and accessories
resulting in a look which sometimes pushes boundaries.
Nature,  the inspiration to use materials like feltrecycled metals, wood in creating unique and fun jewelryhandbags and clothing.

To see more go to:

Jewelry: http://www.treschicfashionjewelry.com/
Handbags: http://www.schwesterlein-design.com/  Contact: schwesterlein@kabsi.at
Clothing: http://www.funkshuifelt.com/  

“Felt Fashion” – Couture Projects from Garments to Accessories by Jenne Gilles

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8887210-felt-fashion

 

 

Lets talk Jewelry – Trends 2012

We all know fashion and style are refurbished every season, so are the trends in jewelry.

Wearing trendy jewelry is  an important part of fashion. Whether it’s your daily
office wear, or a romantic dinner or just an evening out with friends…
we’ll talk jewelry that dresses you perfectly for all occasions.

The secret is in being fashion-forward, breaking traditions and not spending a fortune on a look that’s bound to make you feel self-confident and comfortable.

Enjoy looking at some pieces of my new Jewelry-Collection and have a fantastic time playing with your new spring wardrobe and don’t forget accessorize, accessorize….

Mixed Media Jewelry
Handmade
jewelry has gained position among the top trends this year. The effort that goes into creating each piece is priceless. It generates a very individual look for the wearer. The use of mixed materials like felt, recycled metals, handblown glass, resin…. in combination with gold and/or silver to add final touches is not possible without hand crafting.

Turquoise Jewelry
Gemstones are a integral part of fashionable jewelry. Turquoise, is back this season in various attractive and classy colors.

Agate Jewelry
Another unique and stunning gemstone used in jewelry making is quite famous due to its multi-faceted pattern and its availability in many colors and shapes. Being multi colored, it can be worn with various outfits to change the look.

Pearl and Bead Jewelry
The use of beads and pearls in jewelry making is quite voguish this season. Pearl jewelry
is available in various types ranging from extremely light-weight ideal for teens and college going girls  to heavy sets or necklaces ideal to make a statement. Pearls impart that glamorous look to a necklace, pendants, earrings and more.

 

Se more on where to find my Jewelry go to:
http://treschicfashionjewelry.com/
http://themaingallery.org/cat/artist/jewelery/
http://hollyhill.me/

 

Made to last……

Wearable Art and Design in Everyday Life !

TrèsChic jewelry and CaroSilk scarfs mash very well together; designed to transcend trend and be worn beyond the seasons; which means stylish durability that adjust to every trend.
I have been a fan of accessorizing with scarfs as long as I can think and I am always amazed how layering with jewelry and scarfs or shawls can change the look into something unique and trendy.
Give it a try: play – be creative and fashion forward without buying a new wardrobe.

 www.treschicfashionjewelry.com http://www.carosilk.com