blog birthday no. 2 + a giveaway!

Wow. It's been two whole years since I started this blog. I can hardly believe it! I can only hope that you've enjoyed reading it as much as I've enjoyed sharing :)  

To celebrate, I am giving away this beautiful scarf necklace designed by my good friend, the talented, Melissa Clemente. It's one of my favourite pieces of hers this season. It's made of a very soft knitted yarn (100% cotton). It's the coziest kind of necklace to have on in the winter.

To qualify to win: check out her website, follow her Tumblr or on Twitter and leave a comment and your email address below. You'll have until Friday, February 4th at 6pm to enter. The winner will be chosen at random. Good luck! 

For those of you in Toronto this Saturday, February 5th: Come by the Drake Hotel between 9am and 4pm for The Guilty Pleasures Designer Sale and you'll be able to see and purchase Melissa Clemente's jewelry. I will be swinging by there, too. So come by and say hello :)   


waterfall necklace summer sale!

Here are the last of my waterfall and tribal pattern necklaces! They're on sale!
Check out the prices below. The colours shown are the only ones I have left. 

8-layer waterfall necklace now $35 (orig. $50)
in coral red or black (one left of each color)
also available in medium chocolate brown (not shown)

3-layer waterfall necklace now $15 (originally $25)
in gold and orange (one left of each color)

tribal necklace with bells now $15 (originally $25)
multi-colors (red/black/white -OR- yellow/red/green/black/white/blue - shown above)

I take cash or Paypal payments and can ship anywhere :) 

the last of the waterfall necklace : spring/summer 2010

I have below, the final waterfall necklaces this spring/summer season. I can't guarantee that I'll be getting more of these in the future. The colors I have available are the only ones shown here (quantities also indicated below). I wasn't able to get other requested colors following my previous post, unfortunately.

8-layer necklace: $50
2 - red
1 - black

3-layer necklace: $35
1 - red
1 - orange
1 - gold

tribal necklace with bells: $35
(I have a few of these)

I accept cash or Paypal only and can ship anywhere. First come, first served.

black waterfall necklace

small 3 layer waterfall necklace in red

small 3 layer gold waterfall necklace

tribal necklace with bells

epoch spring 2010 : melissa clemente designs

How gorgeous are these pieces from the (recently unveiled) epoch, spring 2010 collection by my friend, Melissa Clemente? Her work is a modern reinterpretation of Philippine indigenous and tribal costuming. She utilizes materials like wood, reeds, metals, fabrics in an innovative way that looks elegant, sexy and new. I love it.

Find her here, and check her Etsy shop too.

All images from Melissa Clemente Designs

diesel love


Over the years, I've watched Diesel clothing and accessories get more sophisticated and more beautiful. Not only that, they've expanded to include furniture and home textile. They've even designed and co-branded a cute car with FIAT.
I absolutely love these bags. Not to mention that sexy boot! YUM. They remind of converted warehouse spaces – rough, old and new at the same time. I love the worn-but-tough quality to the materials. Leather, canvas and a little dirt never looked so good together.

All images from