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Natalie Katheen in Sienna Ray Lioness Apres clutch + Rosa Wrap bracelet + MAGA vintage shades by Kajal London

Natalie Katheen in Sienna Ray Indikon Apres clutch + Shannon Shiang Gold Dust Ring + MAGA vintage shades by Kajal London

Natalie Katheen in Sienna Ray Lioness Babette pouchette + Rosa Wrap bracelet + MAGA vintage shades by Kajal London

My passion for creation is relevant in every step I take; whether it’s directly designing accessories for the collection, or building relationships with all the beautiful people I am so privileged to meet along this journey.

Credit for this fun photoshoot reaches out to a very talented business woman who feeds her creative side through the her vintage eyewear brand, Kajal of Kajal London. We first connected through a now very good friend of mine, whom I met in a factory elevator when I very first started calling NYC home. Hence not only am I humbled to be collaborating in Kajal’s Distinction Portrait Book, it is such an honour to witness us build such a supportive community. In a fashion world so often full of intimidation, it is as we step out of our comfort zone our businesses truly grow and flourish.

Today I’d like this feature to represent the #PowerOfHello – as you just never know what inspiration will be found through looking outward and smiling at strangers.

(Natalie Kathleen wearing: MAGA vintage shades by Kajal London, Sienna Ray lioness après clutch + antique jewelry rosa wrap bracelet; Sienna Ray indikon après clutch and Shannon Shiang trilliant druzy ring; Sienna Ray antique jewelry babette cross body/pouchette.)

INSTAGRAM @natkathleen @siennaraybags @kajallondon @shannonshiang

Well said by miss Audrey Hepburn.

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Sienna Ray meets Audrey Hepburn

Trio of richness babette handbag + brooklynne cap with antique jewelry matilda cuff.

© 2013 Aisha Singleton Photography

Halloween Sienna Ray Styled : The Designer Pumpkin Carving How To

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It’s all in the details. The more unique the better. And matching our favorite outfit styling of mixing casual with formal / day to night / high and low we’ve taken a modern design approach to traditional pumpkin carving!

Ingredients are the usual: good group of friends, big orange vegetables, cutting & digging tools – plus a little acrylic paint for the going the extra ten yards.

Pull on your holiday spirit, roll up your sleeves, tis the season to let your creative juices flow…

 How to carve a designer halloween pumpkin!

Tips & Tricks:

Selecting Your Pumpkin:

*only one side will be seen so find a good “face” is most important

*try not to pick your pumpkin up by the stem as (like mine did!) you’ll tear the cute topper right off

Inspiration:

*think color blocking, traditional colors mixed with a pop color

Tools:

*local art store for acrylic paints and inexpensive brushes

*a couple good spoons for pulling out the guts

*thin serrated knife for detail cuts

*large sharpe knife for top and large cut outs

Design:

*can print a pic and use a toothpic to poke through creating an outline

*sharpie markers work great, soapy water can take excess off the pumpkin if you draw in error

*anything goes, think iconic rather than traditional to get the full designer pumpkin effect

Cutting + Carving:

*cut the top big enough to have plenty of room to get your hand in there to scoop out all the bits

*as a kid my favorite thing was to save the seeds and use mom’s special recipe for roasting pumpkin seeds

*make sure to keep the top/lid as this keeps the light inside

*covering the table in a plastic table cloth or even a bunch of garbage bags helps to let you get messy as ever – and I even used the covered table as my direct paint pallet

HAVE FUN, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

-Natalie xx

lotions + potions : #TheNewTribal

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Tribal sure has made a place for itself in the seasonless trend section of my wardrobe. Something just simply fun about the hectic complimentary patterns. I’m loving the black+white contrast worked into a #toomuchisnevertoomuch mixup mashup of nail design.

the summer goddess glow : #heartbraid

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Fashion Week is back around the corner – means get ready for style inspiration coming at you from every angle. I personally love the hair and makeup walking down the catwalk. How they want to make the girls get noticed for their beauty yet must keep eyes on the prize of the new collection. Let’s see if this new take on the braid (which I personally refer to as a plait in the english manor!) hits to paparazzi snaps next week!?

hottie of the week : #AllGrownUp

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We may have swapped our subscriptions of Tiger Beat to Glamour these days – however we can still enjoy a little all grown up now eye candy!

the summer goddess glow : #creamsicle

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We all know pink & red are the ways to play it safe with our luscious lips… and I don’t know about you, but the bright crayola colored lips are a bit too way-out-there for me to jump on that current trend bandwagon!

Needless to say I found a happy medium solution today!

So extra fitting, this soft creamsilce orange shade keeps the final lingering days of summer at the forefront of my smile.

lotions + potions : #BirdsOfAFeather

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toucan inspired nails #birdsofafeather

..well the parrot is the queen of mockery. And we all know a little copy-cat action is the finest form of flattery!

Loving the color combo here, with a side twist of art deco and voila you’re weekly nails-to-get-noticed are ready to go.

 

lotions + potions : #Ombre

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It’s time to live on the edge. You’ve seen your girlfriends rockin’ the ombre nails. Now it’s your turn to stand out on the edge. (Or as this picture above on the cute side of the edge)

Here’s the step by step of how to do ombre, add your creative flare for an outline look.

 

behind the scenes : #downbythebrooklynne

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beautiful weather + amazing photog &  styling team + naturally gorgeous maryland girl next door + hot new lambskin #brooklynnebabe ball caps

= one hell of a fun & amazing photoshoot in the meatpacking district

…enjoy the sneak peak!

team Sienna Ray

natural beauty Alexus Smith

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Ernesto jumps in!

model food, icecream sandwhich!

Special thanks to Dana-Maxx & KajalLondon for the gorgeous apparel & eyewear!

the summer goddess glow : #LushLashes

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“My eyes always tell the truth, directly sharing all the emotion of each moment. Hence show-stopping lashes are an essential for the everyday makeup routine!”     -Sienna Ray xx

From top to bottom: the always there-for-you Mac Opulash Optimum black mascara; Sienna Ray’s fav selection Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara; tried tested and adorned Lancome Definicils Waterproof Mascara

hottie of the week : #Enchanting

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Whether in a suit or your night and shining armor James Marsden is #enchanting

 

 

lotions + potions : #BeadedNails

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Beads aren’t just for dresses anymore, treat your nails. Bring beaded sophistication to your nail beads, don’t they deserve it?

the summer goddess glow : #AuNaturel

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Let’s embrace the natural beauty we all behold – and when better to present our fresh faces to the world during the warm (and often sweat endured!) days of summer… add a simple touch of rosy cheek & lips and you’re set to show off your goddess glow!

cute designs + she can rock a baseball cap…our kind of girl.

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Always love to hear about celebrities getting involved in the accessories world….plus she looks super cute in a baseball cap!
check out the details» http://is.gd/katemeetsaccessories
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a little something to read : #MonsterInLaw

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In the short amount of beach time I was able to squeeze in this weekend while on the Jersey shore, aside from obtaining too many unwanted freckles, I managed to get through quite a bit of this fabulous sequel.  If you’ve read or seen the movie “The Devil Wears Prada,” I’ve personally seen it more times than I can count on two hands, than “Revenge Wears Prada,” is something you have to read to find out what happens to those beloved characters.

It is not very complex writing and doesn’t take much to read, making it the perfect light beach book. I always find the whole out-of-reach hottie becoming true love theme to be enticing, and I love to hear some good monster-in-law gossip, so I’d say this is some chick-lit worth reading!

It takes place a decade later from when Andy left Runway, and shows how she, along with her BFF Emily (yes the crazy neurotic assistant from “Devil”, ironic right!?) now have their own high end wedding magazine. While trying to kick-start the business, Andy falls for Max, a man who’s known to be a womanizer and finds him to be quite charming. Everything seems golden until Andy reads a letter from Max’s mother on the morning of their wedding day written to him about her. It sends her world flying out of place and makes her question everything up until then….

The gal behind the series : Lauren Weisberger

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Lauren Weisberger wrote her first novel, “The Devil Wears Prada”,  in 2003 from her own experiences assisting editor-in-chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour. She is 36 years old and  currently lives in NYC with her husband and 2 dogs.  Lauren has written 3 more novels after that, 2 being New York times best-sellers, and her most recent one “Revenge wears Prada” being a best seller as well.  I think her ability to pick topics for fiction novels that she has significant real life experiences with make her writing so successful.

{Marisa}

hottie of the week : #BabyDaddyBeauty

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Another lucky little baby girl brought into the world recently to a beautiful set of parents, the Tatums.

Congratulations for them – and all the little girls in you who are living their own real-life romantic fairy tales with proud (& hunky) daddies by their side!

lotions + potions : #ChalkboardNails

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A picture says a thousand words – write your own story and present it to the world one hand at a time!

the summer goddess glow : #BobbyPinDIY

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Boy it sure is summertime outside these days! The heat has arrived.

And if you’re like me, there are more “up-do” days when the temps are this high… so it’s time to get playfully creative!

Here’s a take on the average at-ease bun: dig into the bottom of your make-up bag and grab a few of those bobbin pins to accessorize a light and easy fresh look for your day!

 

Step 1Fresh clean hair always feels and looks best. Use your typical lotions and potions, dry hair smooth with a paddle brush for a smooth base.

Step 2Pull hair back from the face and secure into a low side ponytail. Wrap ends up and around, creating a loose, twisted bun. Secure with bobby pins.

Step 3Use a contrasting color of bobby pins to make a row of chevrons (learn something new everyday, I had no clue that’s what this design is called!). Black pins are a good choice for blondes; silver would be better for dark strands. Slide one pin in on a diagonal, then a second pin through the first to create a stable v shape. Repeat until desired pattern is created.

Step 4Step back, glance yourself in the mirror, smile at the beautiful you.

a little something to read : #DangerouslyInLove

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A captivating read is a must have while trying to catch a tan (or in my case a burn). Poolside, by the beach, or in your room, a book is the perfect way to get lost in another world.

This was the first one off of my summer list and I could not put it down until it was finished! The Pact by Jodi Picoult is a novel about a possible suicide pact between two teenagers and the scary depth of their love. A slightly frightening, young love story that makes us question how well we understand relationships, especially amongst teenagers, and just how much stress is needed to break bonds that had seemed to be infinite.

I usually hate love stories. Anything that ends so perfectly just never seems real to me. With The Pact, it was exactly the opposite; a story that started perfect goes on to crumble. I feel like we all know a couple that is this connected or at least seems this perfect, and for me I definitely had a few people in mind while reading. It amazed me to think that two people can love each other to such an extent that it is dangerous. To see how their families deal with the tragedy that unfolds was the moving part, leaving me dying to find out answers.

Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult always gets an A+  in my book, but her fifth novel takes you on an emotional roller coaster of a life time. She creates suspense and tension on sensitive, but real life topics. It’s amazing that she can understand what a seventeen year old male would be thinking as a women in her 40′s. I highly recommend her novels as they are fiction but not so far fetched from our own experiences. And for those who aren’t so big on reading…. four of her books have been made into television movies!

 

 Just don’t forget the sunblock ;)

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hottie of the week : #DreamyEyes

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Our Hottie of the Week – Chris Pine – looks so gorgeous! His eyes make me melt…

skinny dipping sips : #WhitePeachPlease

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Upon turning 21, the first drink request I could think of was the ever loved P.Diddy special CIROC – with a touch of sweet peach of course! Knowing me & my desire to not drink all my daily calories away, my girlfriends helped search for a CIROC cocktail that was low cal. We came across the CIROC white peach and it will definitely be a part our of friday girls night routine!

 {Marisa Estelle}

Delicious and guilt-free; your turn:

-Mix 1.5 oz CIROC Peach

+ 1.5 oz of DIET Ginger ale

-Stir and top with your garnish of choice

( in my case a ripe clementine! )

ENJOY!

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#cheers

the summer goddess glow : #BubbleGumLips

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the summer goddess glow - #bumble gum lip LIP TAR

 

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“Pink lipstick is so my thing this year, the easiest pop-of-color accessory to any look!”

-Sienna Ray xx

From top to bottom: Cara Delevingne; Model wearing Lip Tar in Anime; Doutzen Kroes wearing Nars Turkish Delight; contrast your colors with MAC Devine Choice.

A dash of PUNK COUTURE @ The Met

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So what to do when a Central Park picnic takes a rain delay….?

Take the girls to brunch and a bit of culture!

No need to look all too far away – been meaning to check out the PUNK exhibit since admiring all the rocker red carpet style from the Met Gala… while equally pondering just who were the stylists behind some of not-so-punk-tastic looks!?

And wow who knew what genius could be concepted with a few safety pins, studding, papier-mâché, spray paint & garbage bags!

BONUS discovery: new found love for the talent behind Maison Martin Margiela, impressive!

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PUNK @ the Met

PUNK @ the Met

PUNK @ the Met

PUNK @ the Met

PUNK: Fashion at Metropolitan Museum May 9–August 14, 2013

Work hard, play hard. Join the Sienna Ray team this summer! #internships

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Are you a confident, fashionable new yorker with a ton of talent and energy looking for a fun work experience this summer?

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NY – Sales Associate, PAID Internship

The position is a Sales Commission based opportunity, with industry perks & incentives.

***FIRST OPPORTUNITIES include Henri Bendel***

Job may consist of:

  •  on location sales at retail/department stores representing & selling the Sienna Ray brand.
  • sale events / trunk show planning & executing
  •  wholesale lead sourcing
  • responsible for accurate updates on online sales websites, internal & external sites
  •  inventory

Desired Skills and Expertise:

  • Experience in luxurty customer service environment.
  • Sales training / skills a large asset – confidence can make up for lack of experience.
  • Must be a self-motivated, professional, organized, and an efficient communicator who can build relationships quickly.
  • Must have a personable and friendly personality.
  •  Interest in fashion a must.
  • Success with retail environment sales will quickly lead to wholesale positions & further opportunities

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NY – Graphic Design + Social Media Internship
As Sienna Ray’s NYC’s Graphic Design / Social Media Associate, your responsibilities would consist of the following:

  • Managing Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and other social media accounts + campaigns
  • Growing our social media subscriber base and building engagement
  • Managing our newsletter, and reaching out to PR firms in order to work to grow our giveaways /special sponsorships, and user base.
  • Photo editing, creating line sheets, catalogues, cookbooks & promotions
  • Building proposals, technical packs, graphics for design process

The ideal candidate should (have/be):

  • Experience and high competency with social media applications and platforms
  • Graphic Design skills with Photoshop / InDesign / Illustrator
  • Detail-oriented and responsible
  • Phone and People skills (upbeat, polite and engaging personality)

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NY – Accessories Design Assistant
We’re looking for an accessories design intern at Sienna Ray & Co., leather handbags & accessories brand.The intern will work on the following projects:

  • creating flats & technical paks for pre-production
  • sourcing metals, trims & leathers, both locally in the garment district and from overseas suppliers
  • branding & strategy with an awareness initiative special project
  • budgeting development with new designs
  • trend forecasting

Computer design skills are required, experience & knowledge with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop.

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GENERAL REQUIREMENTS for all positions:

Location: Meatpacking District
Type: Full-time or Part-time

These Internship Opportunities are part-time to full-time position with flexible scheduling; must be committed to deadlines and able to work independently as well as run errands & attend meetings in manhattan. Position are available immediately, for 2-3 months duration. This is a portfolio building internship, and this internship is unpaid with merchandise allowance and bonus opportunities.

Please email interning@siennaray.com attn: natalie, with the following:
-’Summer Internship’ as the subject
-Your resume pasted in the email body OR as a pdf
-Tell us a bit about yourself in the body of the email

Event Review: Adornment @ WAN.DER.LUST SoHo

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The mixer of the art world meets accessories, meets a whole lot of everything…!

It was a full house last Friday at 72 Wooster Street in SoHo. The crowd of eclectic young/old, creative/finance were there to explore the entertainment and shop the wonderfully curated mix of local underground artists and nyc accessory designers including AEA Jewelry, Shannon Shiang New York and Cestsla Jewelry – a sure inspiration for the first preview of Sienna Ray’s new lambskin jewelry collection!

 lots of love for WAN.DER.LUST

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beautiful beatrice falls in love with NEW 'brooklyn' cap in antique jewelry

NEW lambskin studded quadra wrap bracelet

full house @ WAN.DER.LUST

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gorgeous gals @ AEA jewelry

eye catching evening entertainment!

arriving in creative style

all in all a beautiful show!

 

From top: lots of love for WAN.DER.LUST; sienna ray cross body golden bliss; beautiful beatrice falls in love with NEW ‘brooklynne’ cap in antique jewelry; NEW lambskin studded quadra wrap bracelet; full house @ WAN.DER.LUST; fanfare love; gorgeous gals @ AEA jewelry; eye catching evening entertainment!; arriving in creative style; all in all a beautiful show!

Photograph 5,7,10 with thanks & credit to Ruprecht Studios who was showing his incredible pieces for the duration of WAN.DER.LUST.

 

 

henri bendel : match made in handbag heaven

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What a trip. 5th ave glitz and glamour indeed.

SO lovely to meet all you this weekend at our first showing with Henri Bendel – thanks to all your amazing support we will be seeing you again very soon!

…few of our istaGLAM favorites for you:

Sienna Ray makes an appearance at Henri Bendel

a little taste of Sienna Ray for HB

après goes casual chic for summer, lioness/hershi + bric croc

the milfie duo, Sienna Ray + Thierry Lasry

Oliva arrives with her prized jovie and departs with new bric croc après

après for day or night, robin/richness + antique jewlery + indkon croc (now SOLD-OUT)

babette in indikon croc + hershi

spring must-have cross-body mini's

tux mak in robin now SOLD-OUT

NEW tux mak, robin + hershi combo

proud Sienna supporter Katherine O'brien

Sienna Ray makes an appearance at Henri Bendel; a little taste of Sienna Ray for HB; après goes casual chic for summer, lioness/hershi + bric croc; the milfie duo, Sienna Ray + Thierry Lasry; Oliva arrives with her prized jovie and departs with new bric croc après; après for day or night, robin/richness + antique jewlery + indkon croc (now SOLD-OUT); babette in indikon croc + hershi; spring must-have cross-body mini’s; tux mak in robin now SOLD-OUT; NEW tux mak, robin + hershi combo; proud Sienna supporter Katherine O’Brien.

Extra special thanks to @RoxanneRizzo, @audreyylam, @Snapette and loving the discovery of @THIERRYLASRY ‘milfie’ shades to match our ‘milfie’ bag!

Good looking DIY: REVERSE Tie Dye (the art of bleach tie-dying your jeans)

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the art of DIY reverse bleach tie dye for jeans

 

Sometimes mistakes are made to happen.

Not only a great validation for looking at ‘the glass half full’ – but to challenge yourself to make the most of certain situations…

Example at hand: when a friend accidentally spills a bit bleach on the left cheek of your favorite deep scarlet red skinnies!

After a few moments of saving face by holding back the tears (note to self: become less attached to wardrobe!) that curious little light bulb went off. The bleach spot actually came out a very complimentary color… a magic bit of research later, it was time to test out a touch of reverse tie dye:

COLLECT THE GOODS:
-bleach
-elastic bands
-big bucket / washing sink
-rubber gloves
-heavily pigmented colored jeans looking for a new look!

WALK THE WALK:
1. soak jeans in cold water, wring/spin cycle to damp
2. twist & turn the jeans as tight as you can (this is where rubber gloves become essential!)
3. create knotted areas and tie securely with elastic bands (these are the areas that stay colored)
4. create a bucket/tub of bleach water, the suggestion is to dilute say 1/3bleach to 2/3water
5. let soak for 1-6 hours depending on your desired look (note: when dried, the bleach area will lighten even more)
6. …if you’re a risk taker like me, use your discretion but I dripped straight bleach on certain areas to heighten the process!
7. untie & unwind, rinse in water, hang to dry to set in bleach
8. give them a wash through the laundry before wearing for a final set and to remove some of the bleach scent

*note* the bleach can reduce the strength of the denim so I highly suggest making sure the crotch/lower bum area of your jeans is part of the inside of a knot to reduce bleach exposure & eventual holes…!

 

BEFORE: red FCUK skinny jeans

THE GOODS: elastics, gloves, denim

VOILA: checking out the bleach work

PATIENCE: dying time is key

MAKE A STATEMENT: #MoreIsMore

 

Keep life playful & remember the fun with #MoreIsMore!

-Sienna Ray xx

 

COACHELLA 2013 : style rundown

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New York seemed a touch less stylish this last week – oh yes that’s as the who’s who of the fashionable ladies hit the west for a proper warm up to spring!

A few of our favorite bloggers & designers show their goods off oh so well…

Coachella LOGO 2013 style Coachella 2013 style Top Rouge Cristina Coradona Coachella 2013 style Song Of Style Aimee Song Coachella 2013 style Natalie Off Duty Natalie Suarez Coachella 2013 style Sienna Miller Kelly Osbourne Coachella 2013 style Electric Picks MJ Barton Coachella 2013 style Peace Love Shea Marie

From top: @songofstyle, @troprouge, @NatalieOffDuty, Sienna Miller + Kelly Osbourne, @complexis & @ElectricPicks, and last but not least all that looking good can get tiring… @PeaceLoveShea

Love ya ladies!

-Sienna Ray xx

it’s the subtle superstars along our paths that make it all worthwhile…

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Jonas + the jona

I know we’re always posting about the beautiful women who inspires us, enrich our desires & passion to dream and reach for the stars…. however there’s no need to be sexist here, there are often very special men in our lives that deserve a spotlight as well.

Today (in great honorary of my new love for #ThrowbackThursday!) I would like to take a moment to thank a dear dear friend of mine.

Jonas has enjoyed many ’5 minutes of fame’ along his journey of life up to this point: with great success through TV + Film, owning a thriving Fashion Boutique in Brasil, astounding recognition as an interior designer and winning great accolades as a top host in the Rocky Mountains of Canada – to name just a few!

I am proud to say I’ve offered him up another, with giving him a gigantic piece of my heart for being such an influencer in the first footsteps of Sienna Ray… it’s on his very kitchen table that the first bag of Sienna Ray was created; with his genuine love to see me succeed that boosted my confidence to step into the world of handbag design.

Therefore I was able to share forward with you all a gift from Jonas, naturally he became the muse & name behind my effortlessly chic jona clutch. Always being up for a good time, big or small (ok not sure if Jonas understands ‘small’ as everything he touches in this world is extraordinary!) each moment alongside him is always special.

This little jona clutch grew along the first years of Sienna Ray with many tweaks and updates… with many of you making me feel honored by sharing, to this day, how you still use your clutches from five plus years ago – love you!

Sienna Ray xx

Kilts and the Red Carpet : From Scotland With Love Charity Fashion Show

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What a night. Good fun, great people and a wonderful cause!

Not only is this show the biggest and most prestigious Scottish fashion event in the world, it also one of the top three fashion shows in the world in terms of press and media coverage. Hence very excited to be showcasing my gold après for the evening!

…ok let’s be honest, the highlight was that I was mostly distracted by the gorgeous Scots in kilts all night!

From Love with Scotland

A little red carpet to start the evening...

a little red carpet to start the evening…

the asian influence

the asian influence

the scottish influence

the scottish influence

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hottest violinist ever

final strut time for models & celebs

final strut time for models & celebs

...where the real fun happened!

…where the real fun happened!

Sienna Ray loves Scotland

A full house of love for Scottland.

‘Til next year xx

what to do this easter wknd in chelsea?

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Come join my good friend and talented menswear designer this weekend at his gorgeous studio in Chelsea. Kai D, along with Kajal of EbK Eyewear are hosting a spring Friends+Family sale.

Great selection of spring menswear and vintage eyewear. Plus a few limited edition handbags from Emalle NY along with a selection of our leather loafers and gladiator sandals.

Come by to shop and enjoy some sunshine on the patio, I know that’s where’ll I’ll be!

-Natalie xx

 

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Sat + Sun Mar 30/31 noon-6:30pm

sienna ray muse : cleverness & dreaming

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Makenzie Chilton of The Butterfly & The Hurricane

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Sienna Ray enters the world of ‘bespoke’ with custom home furniture!

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…well for the selected few to start – aka for the humble abode of own, my NYC pied-à-terre to be exact.

It’s a “cozy” kind of place. Truly makes up for lack of space with a splash of character here and there. Hence, why not take the opportunity to customize a few things. And as many are already are aware of, I have a little thing known as a love for soft silky leather!

Process was by far a ‘learn as I go’ experience. Just the way I like it, throwing myself head first into the challenge. Watch as I turn IKEA into Sienna Ray with a few simple tools and a ton of patience:

Nº 1 discover the perfect base, using cheap + cheerful IKEA klippan sofa

Nº 1 discover the perfect base, cheap + cheerful IKEA klippan sofa

Nº 2 select the leathers!

Nº 2 select the leathers!

Nº 3 one layer at a time...

Nº 3 one layer at a time...

Nº4 and then really start to make a mess!

Nº4 and then really start to make a mess!

Nº5 ask me the story about the 'upside down stapler...!'

Nº5 ask me the story about the 'upside down stapler...!'

Nº6 bonus workout conditions flipping a sofa ten times...

Nº6 bonus workout conditions flipping a sofa ten times...

Nº7 and let's not forget about matching pillows

Nº7 and let's not forget about matching pillows

Nº8 and voila a Sienna Ray Sofa!

Nº8 and voila a Sienna Ray Sofa!

Nº9 view from above

Nº9 view from above

Nº10 can you tell I'm proud of this little baby!?

Nº10 can you tell I'm proud of this little baby!?

Nº11 mister dogbear equally likes his new home.

Nº11 mister dogbear equally likes his new home.

..stay tuned for more Sienna Ray Bespoke!

International Womens Day : Vancouver inspirations in the life of Sienna Ray

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International Womens Day : Vancouver inspirations in the life of Sienna Ray

Straight up. Yes simple as a THANK-YOU to these wonderful women. It’s your confidence that drew me towards you and your genuine character that keeps me coming back for more. Cheesy but true you are my #HomeTownHeros!

Each of you have been an integral part of the growth of Sienna Ray. From humbled home-sewn classics to passionate photoshoots, with much advice and encouragement along the way.

Celebrate International Womens Day by recognizing the amazing ladies there for you now and helped you & your business evolve into the success it is today.

The journey has only just begun…

-Natalie xx

Inspiration Business Women forming the roots of Sienna Ray in Vancouver (in some-what clockwise from top left order): stylist Deanna Palkowski, Jacqueline Tupper of LORDS Shoes, advisor Ashley Avinashi, Miriam Alden of Brunette Showroom,  Marilyn Wilson of Marilyns of West Vancouver, Rebecca Philps senior editor at Vancouver Magazine, make-up artist Rebecca Lee, Jeanine Tychkowsky of Sutro Salon, Donni-Rae Edmondson of Priviledge Clothing, Jane McFadden and Megan Maxwell of Fine Finds, Tawnya Busch of Lexington Models, Marianne & Melissa Jurcevic of Hum Clothing, Marion Fudge of Tenth+Proper, KristinAnn Janishefski of The VanGuardPR, Brenda Wong of ModelCo and the Fashion Academic Director of The Art Institute, jazz vocalist Jaclyn Guillou, Kathie & Alisa of Wish.List Boutique, business advisor Lydia Taylor, Kylee Simpson & Tiffany Dobson of Suasion Boutique.

An Inside Look: NYFW F2013 Street Style @ Lincoln Center

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What is the most anticipated week in fashion that happens twice a year in NYC? You guessed it, NYFW! This is the the industry elite’s Super Bowl, put on your best and play the game from Feb 7-14, 2013. Fashion week is about  running wild, letting your hair down and having some fun at work! This is a time to celebrate with your fellow fashionistas/fashionistos and enjoy the ride.  From purple hair, neon brights, outrageous heels, to over-the-top outwear, this season’s street style was sure to please. Here is an inside look into our world… welcome to wonderland. (photos by Jahmar Armani)

cheetah print & polished

 

cut outs & neon lace

 

baroque esq

 

Koren style

 

spiked creepers

 

mixed prints with "the fashion poet"

 

green beanie & shades

 

helmet hat

 

kenzo duo

 

lime green jeans

 

fur and a fedora

 

long vertical stripes

 

mommy and me

 

oval frames

 

purple braid

 

leather and studs

 

 

 

 

 

Sienna Ray PopUp Finale Soirée!

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What a wonderful night in NYC’s nolita, celebrating the Sienna Ray PopUp Finale with all of our wonderful supportive friends/family, press, and top fashion bloggers. It was an amazing evening filled with fortunes, champagne, and fabulous handbags. Check out all of our guests in attendance.

welcome to the Sienna Ray Popup Finale Soirée! Pick a balloon to "find your fortune...

 

 

brag board just getting started

 

 

the beautiful MJ Barton, Founder of Electric Picks Jewelry

 

 

Creative Director Natalie Kathleen discussing the winter line with MD Tim Canty

 

 

 

The Party Baker Ms Alexandra & Jimmy Swagg eyewear designer

 

 

 

Photographer Aisha Singleton, Lauren Cosenza of Divialicous and guest

 

 

 

J&J (Jaclynn & Justin)

 

 

Creative Director Natalie Kathleen & supportive friend

 

 

his & her (Soul Khan & wife)

 

 

SR's Natalie Kathleen, Brand Strategist Arwen, and stylist LarMar Right

 

 

 

Founder of EbK Eyewear Kajal with guests

 

 

 

we loved The Party Baker's fun tights!

 

 

 

SR's Marketing Director Jaclynn & Photographer Aisha Singleton

 

 

our "jovie" pleated tote in lioness

 

 

The Party Baker Alexandra & Jaclynn

 

 

MJ Barton of Electric picks wearing her new Jimmy Swagg Prima-Donna cat eyes

 

 

Stylist LaMar Right, VH1's Rose, & Natalie Kathleen

 

 

SR's Natalie Kathleen, Vlad of Women's Heath Mag, Designer Dana-Maxx & SR's Jaclynn Brennan

 

 

cupcakes for days, by The Party Baker

 

 

Ebk vintage designer eyewear

 

 

fashion photographer Jahmar Armani & Jaclynn Brennan

 

 

 

showing love to our Canadian roots, special edition "mak" messenger

 

 

Sienna Ray & champagne, perfect mix!

 

 

our wonderful gifts to guests, special edition Sienna Ray business card holders!

 

 

the lovely Naty Michelle, owner/blogger of A Love Affair with Fashion

 

 

Jaclynn Brennan & blogger Naty Michelle

 

 

the force behind Jimmy Swagg eyewear, Justin James Creative Director & Social Media Director Isa

 

 

SR's Jaclynn & fashion stylist David

 

 

Artist/Designer Sonia O'Mara & Sienna Ray's Natalie Kathleen

 

 

Jaclynn & Allie, loving the friendship and support!

 

 

 

the wonderful fashion blogger Claire Geist of DeLune

 

 

Designer & Founder of Emalle Handbags writing down her accomplishments & goals for our "brag board"

 

 

Jaclynn Brennan & blogger Claire Geist

 

 

the Sienna Ray "brag board", all of our guests greatest accomplishments & goals for 2013

 

 

Natalie Kathleen having too much fun! CHEERS

 

 

Sienna Ray's Nat&Jac with fab interns Regine & Anna

 

Thank you to everyone who attend and celebrated this amazing night with us! Special thanks to photographer Jahmar Armani for these photos. When one door closes, another opens… the journey has just begun. – Sienna Ray xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

… coolest gadgets of 2013

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It’s a New Year, and along with that comes unbelievably cool technology introduced in 2013.  Keeping up with technology is very similar to keeping up with fashion, trends are always changing and you have to “be in the know”. Futuristic and fabulous, these gadgets will have you gasping for more.

 

For the Technology & Social Media Obssessed: Futuristic Specs

These models busted out Google’s new tech on the runway during NYFW! AH-mazing

Google has teamed up with a company called Vuzix creating futuristic specs for people who can’t bear not to be connected.

 More of a headset than a pair of spectacles, the Vuzix projects a small colour image in front of your eye, runs the Android operating system and connects via Bluetooth to your phone. The screen could show you text messages, emails or map directions.

What this device’s killer app will turn out to be is anyone’s guess. It could, for instance, use face recognition to remind you of fellow partygoers’ names, their CVs and their latest Facebook status updates and tweets – never be stuck for small talk again!

When can I buy one? Summer 2013 for under $500.

For the Tree Huger/Energy Saver: The Nest

The “nest” was created by Tony Fadell, a man that worked for Apple Inc for years, and actually helped Steve Jobs created the ipod.

This little device is an at  home “learning thermostat” that looks supper chic. Its screen is slightly domed glass; its barrel has a mirror finish that reflects your wall. Its color screen glows orange when it’s heating, blue when it’s cooling; it turns on when you approach it, and discreetly goes dark when nobody’s nearby.

The Nest has Wi-Fi, so it’s online. It can download software updates. You can program it on a Web site.

You can also use a free iPhone or Android app, from anywhere you happen to be, to see the current temperature and change it — to warm up the house before you arrive, for example. Go shopping all day and then a few minutes before you come home turn on your heat from your phone & BAM your in business baby!  The Nest is supposed to program itself — and save you energy in the process.  For $250 this is an amazing 2013 purchase, check out the video here.

For the Anger Management Tech Lover: Bendy Smartphone

Yes, the bendy screen smartphone. A bendy screen smartphone is a new technology touting a screen that we can bend! Yep. Who doesn’t want to bend and twist their phone into silly shapes sometimes?

It’s the best way to let out your anger, other than just throwing the thing against a wall. Using Samsung’s OLED display technology, we can be expecting a new phone model that will allow us to bend it, roll it up, and hit it with a hammer. (YES!) We already have the specs for this new piece of technological genius as well. The phone debuted as the “Galaxy Skin” (wait..did that say…skin?) features a high-res 800×480 AMOLED screen, 8mp camera and 1Gb of RAM as well as a 1.2GHz processor.

Don’t be surprised to see this new technology implemented into bendy screen tablets released shortly after. SO COOL!

For The Two-Wheeled Explorer: Photojojo Bikepod
Whipping around on your bike all day, you’re bound to catch some blink-and-you’ll-miss-it scenes. But, luckily, there is a gadget here to assist. Strap this little tripod doodad to your handlebars and you will never miss a camera-worthy moment again — at least not while riding your two-wheels. And we know what you’re thinking, yes, it is durable and will protect your beloved iPhone in case a tumble does occur. Buy it here ;) $45 and worth every penny.

For The Paranoid And OCD: Lockitron
We’re all familiar with that dreaded “wait, did I lock the door?” feeling when we’re about mid-way from point A to point B. Well, a new gadget is here to change all that. Lockitron gives you the ability to put your worrisome mind at ease wherever you are. It features a cool cover that fits on most deadbolt locks and has built-in Wi-Fi, so you can check up on the status of your door. It also allows you to lock and unlock from afar. Amazing, right? $125

Sienna Ray Admires: Kaylee Johnston

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My name is Kaylee Johnston, up-and-coming electro pop singer. I write all of  my own material and I’m currently working on my debut album. It’s Influenced by spirited females such as Heart, Joan Jett, Robyn, and Lady Gaga, my sound is up beat, fresh, and iconic.

My Sienna Ray bags are the perfect accessory for my busy life. Aside from the obvious items (cash, credit card, and keys), I never forget to bring a bold MAC lipstick shade and fav Barkleys organic mints. You’ll also find a little ziplock full of almonds floating around in there somewhere.

‘I have two Sienna Ray bags and I couldn’t tell you which one I love more. I have a light yellow leather bag that is really comfortable to wear, and I usually wear it on sunny days. My other bag is white leather with black salmon skin detail… this one is my go-to bag for late nights and good times!’ – Kaylee Johnston

Check out her music here xo

Impromptu Shoot with the Fab Natalie Suarez of “Natalie off Duty” ♥

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Model, musician, fashion lover & vintage maven… Natalie Suarez has it all. We were thrilled when she jumped into an impromptu shoot yesterday @ the Sienna Ray PopUp Boutique with her new “milfie” handbag. Check out her blog here

We are ‘on trend’ for fall 2012… are you?

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ICONIC NYC autumn.winter2012 is about exuding confidence and power for the modern day woman.

Feel the determination in the air and vibrant energy of the streets. Limitless supremacy & strength of a lioness.

This season is about oversize totes, embossed leathers, stand-out hardware, and mixed textures.

We are are ‘on trend’… are you?

Join us for ‘PopUp in a PopUp’ Events!

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Thanksgiving through Christmas will be jam packed with fabulous shopping events and networking opportunities. Hope you can all join us… here is what we have in place:

11/29 (Thursday) Industry Opening, “instaGLAM” hosted by Snapette 6-10pm

 The invite-only event will be held at the Sienna Ray PopUp Shop located on 252 Mott St in New York’s NoLita. instaGLAM© will submerge industry influencers into a playful wonderland, painting a picture of modern minimalist with a holiday bohemian twist. White walls, sleek shelving, and an aroma of complimentary warm apple cider, mulled wine, and ginger snap cookies filling the space. Event attendees will experience a Snapette photo booth station and nail art design by La Voila beauty. The event will also provide Snappette members an inside look of the boutique and product, distributing exclusive shopping offers redeemable during the event and duration of the PopUp Shop.

Prima in robin for Sienna Ray PopUp
12/2 (Sunday) Opening Celebration, VIP Shopping Day TO Night noon-9pm
Come get your shop on! Stay tuned for exclusive offers and details to be redeemable during our shopping night event and throughout the duration of the PopUp.
We will be starting the Holidays out in style with festive beverages (spiked apple cider, mulled wine…) and snapping away  fun pics in a Sienna Ray photo booth station.
eBk eyewear at Sienna Ray PopUp
12/6 (Thursday) “PopUp in a PopUp” with Ebk Eyewear 6-10pm
Vintage one-of-a-kind frames and sunglasses made in Europe.
With over 70 brands, EBK has picked ot the most unique and rare items from the vintage era.
Unlike many other vintage and “retro” sellers, their products have never been worn and are in pristine condition. No matter what the season, EBK will keep you stylish all year around.
Emalle Handbags
12/13 (Thursday) “PopUp in a PopUp” with Emalle Handbags 6-10pm
 Brooklyn-based handbag company. Featuring a capsule collection of handbags made for the busy girl on-the-go. Each bag is designed with unspoken practicality and
sophistication that makes them perfect carryalls from day to night. MORE exciting plans for this event unfolding as we speak so keep posted!

 

Sonia O'Mara Art & Design
12/20 (Thursday) “PopUp in a PopUp” with Sonia O’mara 6-10pm
Sonia O’mara, fine artists and designer, is a local New Yorker inspired by life’s everyday moments.Among her creations are sturdy and stylish totes perfect for traveling from the city to the beach at a moment’s notice. She also designs lifestyle products that express her seaside philosophy- honest and serenely elegant. This event will showcase Sonia O’mara’s holiday products in the spirit of gift-giving and celebration.
12/21  (Friday) “PopUp in a PopUp” with Jimmy Swagg Eyewear 6-10pm
Jimmy Swagg is tailor made for individuals who exude confiendce poise and regal fortitude. In one word the brand is defined as: undeniable.
Their designs are bold, body-conscious, and intuitive, with a hint of universal mystique; introducing the fashion world to “Urban Uber Chic”.
…more evens to come!

Sienna Ray & Co. PopUp Shop in New York’s Nolita ♥

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 Sienna Ray & Co., lovable leather handbags & accessories, has spread its wings from Vancouver to NYC’s Mott Street in a PopUp shop sure to please. The boutique, which will be open from Thanksgiving weekend until Christmas Eve, offers a selection of special edition handbags, clutches, cosmetic cases and leather goods catering to the East Coast woman. For the first time Sienna Ray & Co. will debut a capsule collection of men’s small leather goods, RAY87, including wallets, cardholders, and laptop bags. The PopUp will be a true reflection of the brand’s marketing statement, ‘luxurious from the outside in’, capturing the playfulness in the overall shopping experience for it’s customers.

The boutique will embody a similar vision to the handbags: clean and inquisitive, giving customers the opportunity to touch and feel the product, also to see that there really is more then meets the eye. Each handbag is multifaceted just like the New York woman, a bag to rely on that can be with you and enhance your energy from day to night.

“Immediately when we signed the lease I wanted to include other inspiring designers in this opportunity and initiated a series of events ‘PopUp in a PopUp’. I wouldn’t be where I am today without all the help and support from friends, family and industry successors. I feel the PopUp shop is a true test to the brand. I see crisp white walls, edited product, multiple color stories; with accent of our signature lining from dress forms to delicately wrapped Christmas parcels, surrounding the atmosphere with holiday love and gift giving.

The location could not be more fitting in the high-end independent design area of NoLita. I feel extremely humbled to be in a radius of talented designers and brands. I am equally so proud to embrace my Vancouver roots, being situated on a prime shopping trail of Canadian success starting with Artizta on Broadway/Prince, John Fluevog footwear on Mulberry and now Sienna Ray & Co. around the corner.”- Founder & Creative Director, Natalie Kathleen

The Sienna Ray PopUp is located at 252 Mott St, just north of Prince St. Open 7 days a week Novovember 23 – December 24, 2012. Store hours: 11AM-7PM Mon-Sat & 12pm-6pm Sun.

View map here 

come visit us and get you holiday shop on! xo

Join the Gang: Sienna Ray & Co. is looking for Events & Merchandising Interns ASAP♥

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We are looking for motivated & passionate individuals to intern at Sienna Ray & Co., leather handbags & shoes brand.

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The position will work on the following projects:

assist in merchandising our holiday PopUp Shop located on 252 Mott st in NoLita

research publicity opportunities to promote in-store events

increase social media traffic for store

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Execute run of PopUp within a PopUp events including:

running cash register/credit cards/receipts for customers

interacting with guests and collecting information (emails, phone # etc)

gift wrapping purchases

distributing cocktails

managing stock room & coat check

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Communication and people skills are required for this internship. Organization skills, punctuality, and personal presentation is a priority.  Intern must also be a multi-tasker and problem solver, able to think quickly on their feet. This position will open the doors to industry events, and will give you the opportunity to meet fashion influencers.

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This Internship Opportunity is a part-time position; intern must be committed to the following event dates:

11/29 Industry Opening, “instaGLAM” hosted by Snapette

11/30 Customer Opening, exclusive VIP Shopping Night

12/6 “PopUp in a PopUp” with Emalle Handbags

12/13 “PopUp in a PopUp” with Ebk Eyewear

12/20 “PopUp in a PopUp” with Sonia O’mara

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This is a portfolio building internship, and this internship is unpaid with *merchandise allowance*.

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Please email interning@siennaray.com, attn: jaclynn, with the following:

‘Events & Merchandising Internship’ as the subject

Your resume pasted in the email body OR as a pdf (no doc’s please)

Tell us a bit about yourself in the body of the email (no cover letters please)

Feel free to ask any questions, or email is if you’d like to see examples of the type of work we’re looking for. Thank you!

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For more information on Sienna Ray & Co., please visit: www.siennaray.com

xx

Carve out some good times! ♡

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When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam,
May luck be yours on Halloween!

Gather the crew and throw on those costumes Halloween weekend is finally here! Time to show off those fancy frocks you have been working on. Rain or shine it is officially party time! Here are some parties & events to get your witches “brew” going.

Saturday, October 27th 10pm-3am

STK will be hosting a sexy “meat-hacking” halloween massacre bash in NYC’s own meat-packing district.

Enjoy the fab rooftop views (with heat lamps), cool beats, and chic guests dressed to impressed… in their halloween best!. Tickets are $25 click here.

Monday, October 29th 9pm-2am

WeWork has the ultimate holiday bash taking place at the Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art. Open bar, costume contests, music by DJ Ayres and lots of local NYC “mad men” ;). The best part about the event is while you are

partying you will also be supporting the charity Water.  ($35 tickets but WELL worth it!) Get your tickets here.

Wednesday, Oct 31st 7-10:30pm

What better way to celebrate the day then the annual village halloween parade! This years theme is Tick! Tock! (Check out why).

The parade consists of hundreds of puppets,  53 bands of different types of music, dancers and artists, and thousands of other New Yorkers in costumes of their own creation.

For all those in costume gather on 6th Avenue South of Spring Street and North of Canal between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Alert ! ONLY enter the line-up on 6th Ave. from the East and South between Canal and Spring.

Watch it in person on 6th Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street from 7 – 10:30 p.m. Live on NY 1 Television from 8 – 9:30pm p.m.

Have fun! BOO from my crew to YOU xx

… trick or treat?

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In honor of Halloween we were inspired by these supper cute baby costumes! They gave us a laugh, we hope this puts a smile on your face ;) Trick or TREAT xx

babette mini cross-body in robin

tux mak in black rain

makayla multi messenger in brick

milfie in indkion

prima pleated satchel in hershi

haute halloween costumes… what will you be this year?

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Halloween is quickly approaching & dress up never get’s old, so the questions of the day- do you have your costume yet? I am not talking about going to party city or Halloween depot and picking something out of a plastic bag. Let’s get creative! Here are some supper HAWT costume ideas for you.

 

Wether you are 4 or 40 Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a timeless classic! What you will need:

1. black dress- it does NOT have to be plain! You can choose a poofy one, peplum dress, simple, or long dress depending on your style

2. princess tiara or tiara hair clip

3. black Jackie O style sunglasses

TO GET EVEN MORE CREATIVE: add in long black gloves, awesome costume jewelry, and hold a croissant in one hand!

For all of my social media fans out there- tweet me! Here is an awesome twitter costume!

What you will need:

1. Blue dress OR blue shorts OR blue high waisted skirt (your choice)

2. yellow  knee high socks OR yellow tights (try american apparel)

3. Angel wings

4. small dry erase board & ribbon/rope

TO GET EVEN MORE CREATIVE: top off your costume with blue feathers & paint the twitter icon on you cheek

here is an AWESOME group costume… rock paper scissors!

What you will need:

1. 2 of your best friends

2. poster board paper/markers/felt

3. an old card board box/gray spray paint/gray tights/duck tape

4. silver metallic strapless dress, markers, poster board paper, white string

…I don’t think you can get more creative then that!

Im a barbie girl- in a barbie world! (literally)

What you will need:

1. pink dress/belt/pink shoes

2. large cardboard box (cut in half)

3. pink fabric or pink spray paint/white paint

4. saran wrap

TO GET EVEN MORE CREATIVE: add in a pink feathered boa, get your boyfriend to be ken, dye your hair blonde/wear a blonde wig

Get your gameboy on!!

What you will need;

1. gray cotton strapless dress

2. red, gray, and black felt

3. hot glue gun

cuttest couples costume idea! cookies & milk!

What you will need

1. brown dress, plastic cookies (or real) and a hot glue gun

2. cardboard box, spray paint, and markers

Hope these costumes inspired you ;) Happy Halloween xx

cutest & coolest NYC coffee shops in and around NoHo

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As we know, New Yorkers run off caffeine… it is almost like a “cool cult” to be at the latest happenin coffee shop in town. Whether you are a local, or just visiting here are our top pics, def give these spots a try!

#1.  la colombe

With 3 locations in NYC (2 being located on lafayette st) this place is what we call OFFICIAL. Our fav location of the 3 is by far NOHO, due to the fact that it is pretty big with plenty of space to sit and have a convo with a friend. or get lost in a good book. The inside has an industrial vibe, and we are also suckers for the cute headscarves that all the baristas wear. Two warnings: there is NO wifi or soy milk on the premises.

#2.  Think 

I might be a little bias on this one, but it has to be my personal favorite of the bunch! Although the coffee is deff a little pricey, it is more about the “experience”. Think has 4 locations in NYC (2 which have free wifi) but I would have to say that the bleecker street spot is the best. It is in such a cute area filled with local boutiques and shops. The coffee is great, they are socially and environmentally conscious, the workers wear cute fidora hats, and the music is cool. What’s not to love?

#3. Gasoline Alley 

Gasoline Alley is a cool spot located in Noho on Lafayette (btw Houston & Bleecker). It is supper small, made for in-and-out visits, but can give you that morning fix in a hurry! The coffee is strong, but made well, and the donuts are from a DOUGH (a bakery in Brooklyn) and are to die for!

#4.  Joe 

This place is known for the consistency, which is really good coffee every time! …btw it is cash only!

#5. Ost Cafe

Located in the east village, this cool dig has floor to ceiling windows that open and give a beautiful vibe with excellent light. Another plus of this place is that it is very affordable $2 for coffee without sacrificing the taste. Our only compliant is that it’s very small and sometimes hard to get a table. (but well worth it)

#6. Irving 

Located in the Gramercy district, this place is sure to please. It’s cosiness and space is just perfect, not to mention the delish coffee! This is also a great spot for lunch. You might even spot a celeb or two here!

westcoast buck-a-shuck around town oyster specials in vancouver

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Apparently, Vancouver takes this Oyster thing very seriously – no shyness to the offering of buck-a-shucks in Vancouver…!

Rodney’s Oyster House

Rodney’s Oyster House

The low-tide special offers one type of oyster for $1.50 a shuck, daily from 3 to 6 p.m. Not the best deal in town, but wide selection and fun ambience. Hunky servers make it a good catch for girls’ night out. 1228 Hamilton St., 604-609-0080

Oyster Seafood & Rawbar

Oyster Seafood & Rawbar

A small, charming pearl tucked into the old Stock Exchange Building. Buck-a-shuck daily from 4 to 7 p.m.; or an 18-piece mix for $36 any time of day. Romantic vibe for date nights. 475 Howe St., 604-899-0323

Cork & Fin

Cork & Fin

Buck-a-shuck on Monday nights – all night long – with more than one local variety to choose from. The champagne mignonette at this small Gastown boite is the fizziest around. 221 Carrall St., 604-569-2215

Coast

Coast

Slide up to the bar from 3 to 5 p.m. for buck-a-shuck. Smile nicely at the bartender and he might slip in some Kusshis or other premium varieties. Good selection of East Coast oysters. 1045 Alberni St., 604-685-5010

Joe Fortes Patio

Joe Fortes Patio

And, I make my final selection (good times last night!) as Joe Fortes, they have $1.00 oysters too, AND $5.00 glasses of wine plus 50% off their appy menu in the bar.

Vancouver, we have lots of options.

Natalie, her bicycle, handbags & shoes and the Dragons Den Pitch Contest #DRAGONSUMMIT

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It’s all about traction & timing. With her infectious confidence & playfulness, Natalie Kathleen has grown her accessories brand from the ground up and now it’s time to accelerate to the next level….

natalie pitching Sienna Ray for dragons den #DRAGONSUMMIT

natalie pitching Sienna Ray for dragons den #DRAGONSUMMIT

natalie pitching Sienna Ray for dragons den #DRAGONSUMMIT

natalie pitching Sienna Ray for dragons den #DRAGONSUMMIT

natalie pitching Sienna Ray for dragons den #DRAGONSUMMIT

natalie pitching Sienna Ray for dragons den #DRAGONSUMMIT

natalie pitching Sienna Ray for dragons den #DRAGONSUMMIT

My amazing friends, fans & followers you can help Sienna Ray & Co. get up close & personal with Jim Treliving & Bruce Croxon Dragons’ Den by commenting on the YouTube video below & share share share with all you can!!

Natalie, her bicycle, handbags & shoes and the Dragons Den Pitch Contest #DRAGONSUMMIT

Event Friday Sept 28th @ CBC Studios Vancouver

part of Social Media Week

Tribeca Tuesday: Film Festival submissions start today!

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For all of your aspiring videographers, actors, directors and producers TODAY IS YOUR DAY! Submissions are now open for the 2013 Treibeca Film Festival taking place April 17-28, 2013. As usual, the Festival welcomes submissions of feature-length and short films, in both the narrative and documentary categories. The festival was inaugurated in 202 by actor Robert De Niro to bring together the actors community and inspire the future of the film industry.  Come April, the TFF is the star studded place to be! 

meatpacking monday: take a stroll through NYC’s High Line park & get inspired!

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One of the coolest spots in NYC by far has to be the High Line park, located on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. Founded by community residents in 1999, this city sanctuary was built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan. From catching some rays, to having a picnic, or even hosting a runway show, the High Line has it all. Almost everyday of the week this public park has an event or attraction for it’s visitors. If you live in NYC, or are just visiting this is a M U S T see.

stone street oyster fest is approaching! get your “shuck” on in the [financial district]

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What can possibly be better than drinking beer  on the street and eating oysters all day? The Stone Street Oyster Festival is coming up next Saturday, Sept 22nd in NYC’s Financial District. The party is located on Stone Street and Hanover Square- hosted by financial district stalwarts Ulysses Folk House and Harry’s Café and Steak. The two downtown drinking-dens have put together the party for 10 years running, Good music, fun company, beer + champagne + oyster = a done deal! See you there. xx

tourist heaven in Time Square….bring on the billboards♥

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Times Square is the breeding ground for tourists in NYC, stretching from west 42-47th street. It is jammed packed with 100 million things going on all at the same time. For some, it can even be a bit overwhelming. The best part about the area are by far it’s billboards, even a native New Yorker can appreciate a fabulous marketing campaign and creative ways to show it.  Here are some top trending billboards right now. GAGA & RhiRhi have been getting A LOT of attention over the past few days for their perfume adds…nudity and provocative poses are creating quite the stir around town. (personally, we love them so power to em…if you’ve got it flaunt it)

What do you guys think?

west village wednesday…get your shop on!

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It is a B E A U T I F U L day in New York City & the fashion elite are about and about decked from head-to-toe. Spend your Wednesday in the West Village with the trendiest boutiques in town. Smaller boutiques= a better/exclusive shopping experience with unique pieces that you will not find anywhere else.

 SAMPLE is our new fav spot to hit located between Elizabeth and Bleecker street. Besides being located in a great area, SAMPLE is famous for it’s “basic” knitwear that will keep you coming back for more. The boutique also carries a line, Vessel, which is produced and designed right here in New York City. Not only are the pieces fashion forward, the designer will take your measurements for a custom fit. After you have checked out all of the fab ready-to-wear hit the accessories wall. Our personal favs are the adjustable crushed diamond pyrite cocktail rings by Forma from Italy.

One more thing you should see in the boutique…SIENNA RAY!! We are now being carried by in the store, how fabulous is that? I smell a shopping spree.

plan your sun filled NYFW with our fav midtown rooftops

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The glory days right now… those bonus summer-like bright days & nights – where the biggest dilemma in a day can often be based around “do I wear my new fall tights or push one more outing in my fav sundress before it’s too late!?”

In the meantime, don’t take too long to decide and get one final nibble & sip out and about in the goodness of the fresh outdoors:

1. start with breakfast @ Bryant Park's "Porch" (and reminisce the many good years of NYFW's past)
1. start with breakfast @ Bryant Park’s “Porch” (and reminisce the many good memories of NYFW’s past)

 

2. next stops a few block south above & beside the Flatiron, grab an late aftn glass & snack up top Eatily's Birreria

2. a few block south, above & beside the bustling Flatiron highstreet, grab a late aftn glass & snack up top Eatily's Birreria

 

3. and to cap off the day with a bit of exercise, there's always the golden ping pong sprucing up The Standard Birgarten el fresco ambience

3. ...and to cap off the day with a bit of exercise, there's always the glorious ping pong sprucing up The Standard Biergarten el fresco ambience

Friday afternoon in the Flat Iron @ the infamous shake shack ♥

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Even though it is officially “fall” it feels like a hot summer day on the streets of NYC, 90 degrees and counting! NYFW is in full swing…if you catch yourself between shows, why not threat yourself to a local guilty pleasure? Friday afternoon in the Flat Iron @ Madison Square park is the place to be. Enjoy this HOT HOT HOT afternoon indulging in some shake shack delights.  Just one thing…prepare for that line!

Happy Friday! xx

Our beloved ‘jovie’ lands a role on White Collar this week!

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As Seen on TV….

"ANCIENT HISTORY" - EPISODE PREMIERE: September 4, 2012
“ANCIENT HISTORY” – EPISODE PREMIERE: September 4, 2012

 

Alex Hunter is back in town and she's topping the FBI's short list of masterminds behind a botched Greek antiquities heist - and her classy fashion taste has her sporting the AW12 'jovie' in robin & richness!
Alex Hunter is back in town and she’s topping the FBI’s short list of masterminds behind a botched Greek antiquities heist – and her classy fashion taste has her sporting the AW12 ‘jovie’ in robin & richness!

 

Can see her flirting and conspiring already...
Can see her flirting and conspiring already…

 

...Mozzie smarts out the others and goes all detective in her lush condo...
…Mozzie smarts out the others and goes all detective in her lush condo…

 

...a hiding 'jovie'...
…a hiding ‘jovie’…

 

...an envelope...
…an envelope…

 

...successful discovery as he flees the scene!
…successful discovery as he flees the scene!

 

(and just HOW sexy & adorable is Matt Bomer - Neal Caffrey - yes please we say!)
(and just HOW sexy & adorable is Matt Bomer – Neal Caffrey – yes please we say!)

 

The star of the show: 'jovie' fold-over multi tote in robin & richness.
The star of the show: ‘jovie’ fold-over multi tote in robin & richness.

 

 

Catch the next episode of White Collar TuesdaySeptember 11 at 9/8c.

…see you on the sofa for more ‘jovie’ spotting soon!

What to do on a Wednesday night? West Village it is!

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 Fashion week does not start until tomorrow…what’s a girl to do on this mighty fine Wednesday in New York City? Let’s make it a West Village kind of night @ Windsor! Today just happens to be the opening of football season, Giants verse Cowboys…and I know what you thinking (football really?) but it’s more about the eye candy then the game. The Windsor is not your typical sports bar, it is a SUPER CUTE small spot on on west 4th street with “social sensibility” (meaning a good crowd).  Not only is the crowd and decor on point, but so is the food. So put on those skinny jeans and grab your girls after work for happy hour.

A sports bar in NYC not filled with tourists TOUCHDOWN ;) See you there xx

tuesday night @ the tribeca rooftop

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If you have not been to the Tribeca Rooftop in NYC, you should beg, borrow, or steal and invitation because it is absolutely FAB-ulous! Hosting the most exclusive social events, weddings, and galas this place is sure to please. Talk about a 15 thousand sq foot penthouse with panoramic views of the Hudson River and Empire State Building…this one is for the books! The Tribeca Rooftop will be BOOMING this month with top notch Soirées including music artist album release parties, fashion week designer presentations, and a little CFDA fashion week action. Although, it might be a hot ticket to come by, we strongly suggest working your magic into this magnificent rooftop.

drum roll please….and the summer excess photo winner is ♥

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Many thanks to everyone who took part in Sienna Ray’s “summer excess” photo contest.

We loved seeing all of your fabulous summer memories on the beach, by the pool, or rocking your fav outfit.

Congrats to our winner Grace, and to all of our fashionista’s who shared their pics with us!

grand prize winner! (Grace from France)

beach babe Grace Tseng in Guam on vaca

 

runner-up! (Danielle from Vancouver)

power lawyer Danielle Lemon working in her hut tub

 

3rd place (Monica from Miami)

Monica Rojas in Key West- beautiful clear water!

 

honorable mention (Jalene from New Jersey)

supermom Jalene Gibbons in her summer best (sienna ray handbag + shoes)

 

We believe everyone is a winner! Thanks for joining in the fun & stay tuned for more AH-mazing giveaways. – Sienna Ray xx

where to watch – & conduct celebratory drinks! – during the summer OLYMPICS in New York City

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…opening ceremonies, to man’s favourite ladies beach volleyball, to worldwide favourite gymnastics & swimming – nothing beats a little like-minded company to cheer on your home team! From Uptown to Downtown you’ll find your friends from around the globe ready to get into the Games action:

 

West Village White Hall, British with a modern twist.

Straight up great locale with perks of a special Olympics happy hour from 5 to 7pm on Friday – and for our friends originating trans-atlantic, if you flash a British passport,

drinks are on the house!

 

 

Midtown Big Screen Plaza, fresh air fondness.

Midtown Big Screen Plaza: fresh air fondness.

Prefer to opt for natural light? Find the games on the massive screen while touching on school sports’ day memories with tug-o-war + horse hoses along with more adult olympic events as Beer Pong + Beer Slides.

Did I mention the Greg Louganis Springboard (aka british gin) cocktails..?

 

 

Kips Bay Churchill, London's calling.

 Upping the odds: they had me at hello with the nostalgic proper British tavern vibe. They will keep me hanging about with a mysterious “surprise treat” served on the housewith each gold medal pulled in by team England!

 

 

Chelsea Smithfield, Pimms + Hendricks + English grub.

Count on a bar known as “the home of football in NYC” to offer up a trifecta of Olympic-ness. Well priced $6 cocktails, twenty-one (yes that’s plenty of) TV’s, and boasting of opening hours as early as 10:30am for top events – and with the +5 time London time difference it’s ‘game on’ at all times!

 

 

NOHO Slainte, beers on bowery + healthy happy hour!

Get cozy in this intimate Irish drinkery. With 20 beers on tap, and a two-for-one beer and wine happy hour special weekdays from noon to 8 p.m this establishment is surely to receive plenty of support!

 

 

Murrary Hill, rooftop timeouts.

Murrary Hill, rooftop timeouts.

Plethora of drink specials, plasma TV’s, cushy sofas and breathing room with touristy-worthy views via the rooftop patio. Has weekday Olympic Fix written all over it with Olympics fix while enjoying happy hour specials such as $3 drafts and $4 well liquor drinks from 11am-8pm M-F.

 

 

Upper East Side Dorians, English 'charming' included.

Bring your Prep to mingle alongside Co-eds with gold metal class. In exchange for cold beer and raging burgers you’ll need to ensure your man dons a collared shirt to grant access to the Olympic hangout north of 83rd.

 

 

Bonus play:

Now this could make for a very interesting drinking game…

Enjoy & you will more than likely spot a few Sienna Ray girls at these events – under our stylish shell we are all-star sports fans…! xx

 

ps Special thanks to a few of our fav sites Someecards, Guest of a Guest, TimeOut New York, CBS and Business Insider for keeping us ‘in the know’.

1st Place Gold in Style: Time for the Fashion Olympics ⚑

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It seems that a lot of big name fashion designers are getting involved with designing for this years Olympics…and we LOVE IT! Here are our favs ❤

STELLA McCARTNEY FOR GB

The fabulous Stella McCartney recently collabed with Adidas for Team Great Britain’s uniforms.  ”I always was excited from a design point of view in pushing boundaries on design technology so having access to materials that were cutting edge in the sporting arena and also working with different fabrics.”

RALPH LAUREN

Who else would design the opening ceremony uniforms for team USA? Of course the all American Ralph Lauren takes the gold! (literally)

ITALY

Simple, clean and stylish…Giorgio Armani stays true to his design Aesthetic

Now that you know what the top athelets are wearing for the games, what will you wear? Here are some FAB outfit ideas:

Cold shoulder drip American flag tee from Bloomingdales 

Love london tee from dELiAs

flag bikini from etsy 

olympic ring necklace from style bug

Olympic team headbands from Ralph Lauren 

how AMAZING are these olympic converse sneakers? 

Of course you have to have some FAB festive nails! Here are some cool ideas

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WHERE TO WATCH THE GAMES!!

Tonic sports bar &  in the heart of NYC’s time square. They will be showing the major games of the Summer Olympics on their 40 HD screens across three floors.

NYC’s Snap is launching a new brunch menu to coincide with the live Olympic events. It is also offering ‘gold,’ ‘silver,’ and ‘bronze’ menu packages for groups. The gold package includes an entrée, an appetizer, draft beer, and a shot; the silver includes an entrée, draft beer, and a shot; and the bronze includes an entrée and a beer.

Located in Murray Hill, The Hill is a sports lounge equipped with 25 high-definition, wall-mounted TVs, a projection screen, and Wi-Fi access throughout. Additionally, a balcony overlooking the main bar and lounge can be used for private groups.

DECIDED TO STAY IN & THROW YOUR OWN PARTY?

here are some great olympic cocktail recepies:

Golden Dream:
1 1/2 oz. Galliano
1 1/2 oz. orange juice
1 oz. triple sec
1 oz. heavy whipping cream

 

The Olympic

1 1/2 oz. brandy
1/4 oz. triple sec
3/4 oz. orange juice
Dash of lemon juice

Shaken over ice and served in a cocktail glass

London Cocktail
2 oz. gin
1 oz. maraschino liqueur
2 dashes orange bitters

Have a great time & go for the gold! – Sienna Ray xx

Exclusive Summer Excess Online Sample Sale! ♥

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Online Sample Sale:

Our summer gift to you! We at Sienna Ray love our “fab fans”.

Submit your FAV summer excess photo to unlock your invitation to our exclusive online sample sale (up to 80% off styles!!). Please POST or EMAIL your photos to our facebook page or send directly to marketing@siennaray.com, and we will post on your behalf. In return you will receive back our exclusively priced bags and footwear selection.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL + ground shipping, as always is included ;)

Summer Excess Contest Details:

*It gets even better! Whoever gets the most “likes” on their photo WINS A PAIR OF SIENNA RAY SUMMER SANDALS! Now that’s what we call celebrating summer excess in style ♥

Contest Rules:
- one photo per person…so make it your best!
- “like” us on facebook
- Get your friends & fam to like your photo, popularity wins this race!

Good luck and lets have some fun xx

Beach Babes! ✹ What to pack ✈ #Shade&aVaca

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Woo! Put the paperwork down and get out your swimsuit out…HOLIDAY VACA IS HERE! Whether you are jetting off to St Tropez (like Ms. Sienna Ray herself gathering inspirations for our next collection) or just taking a long weekend at your local beach, we have the ultimate holiday vaca packing guide for you. Now turn up your tunes and pull that suitcase out- lets go!

 

THE PERFECT SWIMSUIT

Crafted Tassel Bikini – ITS ALL ABOUT THE FRING!

Shimmi- gotta love strings & neon

Nora Kamali- figure flattering suit that works WONDERS

Milly- fun prints are HOT this season

SASSY COVER-UP

DVF- floor length plunging neck YUM

Mulberry romper- fun & playful

JCrew- sexy beach skirt

PARTY DRESS

ASOS- cheer top dresses are IN

Mason- how can you go wrong with a red hot pelum corset?

SHOES!

Sienna Ray “louise” glitzy flats- wear them to the beach or wear them to dinner…fashionable/functional

Valentino wedges- how can you resist?

ACCESSORIES

Sienna Ray & Co. ‘pippit” mini cross body- the ULTIMATE travel/holiday bag

Sienna Ray & Co. “sunday” belt- sight seeing or beach time, this belt purse is perfect

Oasis multi bangles- get your arm party on!

pardon my swagg- Jimmy Swagg eyewear…get your stunna shades on

H&M- floppy hat, shade your face while looking fabulous

BEAUTY

Frederic Fekki Summer Hair Zero Hummidty Frizz Control- need I say more?

MAC refined golden brozner- we never leave home without it

Neutrogena Agless Essentials with SPF 25- tan is hot, wrinkles are not

Maybelline Falsies mascara- fake eyelashes not needed

Stila lip glaze- sexy and natural kissable lips (do I smell a summer fling?)

Now your almost done packing!! Just a couple more things to add in that will make your vacation completely FABULOUS!

50 Shades of Grey set- Now I know what your thinking…BUT don’t you want to see what all this buzz is about? Kick your feet up and make sure you have a cold drink while reading because it is SUPPER STEAMY

Flo Rida- the full album from itunes will not disappoint

Yup, it’s official…there is now a full “hungover cure kit” for purchase including all the essentials

Now we have covered everything! Zip up your suitcase and have a wonderful holiday! xx

Star-spangled good times! Happy 4th of July ⚑…what are your plans?

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we love america

4th of July is tomorrow!  That means BRING ON the pool parties, beach waves, flip fops, watermelon, short-shorts, & of course your American pride.  Still trying to figure out what to do tomorrow, what recipe you should bring to the party, or even what to wear?  No worries, we have packed it all into our Sienna Ray “gossip blog” to help inspire and get your party hats on! Now go in your closet and pull out the red, white and blue…it is going to be an AH-mazing week/weekend!

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

The essentials: jean shorts, chuck taylors, wedges, stripes, and polka dots & pump!

To all of my fellow dress divas- go bold! Pull pieces out of your existing wardrobe (red white or blue) and spice up with a belt and some jewelry…nautical works too!

Now that your outfit is ready, what about your nails? Go for a USA pattern! If you don’t have the time, remember you can stop at your local drug store and pick up some patriotic nail stickers! A manicure in 5 minutes.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE PARTY?

revolutionary berries! (supper easy to make)

instructions:

Melt 12 ounces of white chocolate chips in a microwave according to the package directions (make sure the container and the berries are dry; even a little moisture will alter the texture of the candy).

 One at a time, dip strawberries into the chocolate and then into blue sugar or edible glitter.

Set them to harden on waxed paper.

 Makes 35 to 45 decorated berries.

nations b-day nachos!

instructions:

Place blue corn tortilla chips on a foil-covered baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

Sprinkle the chips with shredded Monterey Jack, then bake at 350° for 5 to 7 minutes.

Top the nachos with salsa and sour cream.

who doesn’t like JELLO SHOTS?

instructions:

Cut an Orange (or lemon or lime) in HALF and gut it.

Mix the jello shot (1 cup hot water, box jello, 1 cup various liquors)

Stir till disolved

Add the jello mix to the half shell and refrig for 3 hours or more.

Once solid, slice and serve! emomum

WHAT DO TO?! (FOR ALL MY LAST MINUTE LADIES)

NYC

Macy’s fireworks

Macy’s will have fireworks being released from four barges in the Hudson River. It’s the 36th Annual Macy’s Fireworks display and this year’s theme is Ignite the Night. This year’s fireworks soundtrack has been dubbed “America’s Mixtape,” and will feature both patriotic and pop songs that will be performed in sync with the fireworks. The music can be heard on 1010 WINS and Fresh 102.7. The night’s line-up will include performances by Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney. If you’re not in the area, NBC will broadcast the fireworks live beginning at 9 p.m. EST. The best places to see the fireworks will be along the West Side Highway on the north-bound lanes and 12th Avenue between 14th and 59th Streets; some side streets between 11th and 12th Avenues and at Pier 84 (access from 44th Street).

HAMPTON

Tommy Hilfiger East Hampton Summer Kick-Off Event

This notoriously All-American brand celebrates our fine country with a soiree at the gorgeous space above their East Hamptons store.  Expect to see your favorite employees from all the East Hampton stores in attendance…maybe even get a glimpse of Mr. Hilfiger himself! This party is going down at Tommy Hilfiger East Hampton, 69 Main Street 7pm.

NJ

In Hoboken for the 4th? Hit Wicked Wolf Tavern & great a great glimpse of the Macy’s fireworks across the harbor! Hitting the jersey shore? Check out these iconic hotspots: Djais, Bar A, Parker House, Tiki, or Osprey. (always a good time)

Enjoy dolls, have fun, be safe & look fabulous. – Sienna Ray xx

Natalie Off Duty embraces our “babette” mini cross-body

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The queen of the cross-body (& crème de la crème of NYC’s fashion bloggers), Natalie off Duty does it again! Her effortless cool casual style is one-of-a-kind. Our “babette” mini-cross body in caramel looks fabulous with her daywear get-up.

Lisa’s Favs- 312style..so shoe me!

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Lisa Goetzke was recently featured on [wander|lust]…around the world with Sienna Ray. Her fierce fashion sense and and spunk is directly portrayed on her blog  312style (so shoe me). We had the opportunity to ask Lisa her “fav” Sienna Ray styles and why. Here are her top 8 picks.

1) Bridget Glowing Tote in Sky
    The perfect pop of color this summer in a perforated leather tote. Perfect for pairing with a neutral mini dress and floppy hat for instant summer style.
2) Bobbi Slip-Strap Bucket Satchel in Jet
    Every woman needs a great black bag and the Bobbi is just that. Luxe black leather with a signature shine and antique copper details makes this a timeless treasure with a stylish twist.
3) Golde Switch-Strap Hobo in Tokyo
A deep purple textured leather can be worn as a neutral or as a pop of color and the adjustable strap offers new options on how to wear this oversized hobo.
4) Mimi Cross Body Fold Clutch in Mimosa
Modern geometric design in a butter soft leather offers versatility as a nighttime clutch or a daytime crossbody.
5) Jovie Pleated Tote in Capri
A refreshing jade hued bag will add an unexpected pop to summer basics, plus the rectangular shape and pleated textured leather adds a signature high-end touch.
6) Pippit Glowing Mini Cross Body in Lipstick
A hot hued bag in the perfect shade of red with a crossbody design that’s made for all your outdoor summer events – think street fairs, music fests and more!
7) Thelma Strappy Flat in Black
A necessity for summer this strappy black flat with gold hardware can be worn with casual cutoffs or a chic maxi dress for day to night versatility
Babette Mini Crossbody bag in Bedford & Sky
The quintessential crossbody bag in a neutral putty tone with pops of sky blue and gold create a signature style that can be worn with everything, anytime.

Happy Birthday Ms. Monroe…fashion icon of the century ♥

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She was one of the most beautiful women in the world. She captivated millions with her magnificent smile, grace, and pure elegance. From the big screen to the fashion scene Marilyn was AND still  is an American icon.  Happy birthday beautiful xo ♥

Sienna Ray will Sweep you of your Feet! Summer Sample Sales NYC & Vancouver!

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Sienna Ray & Co. will be hosting 2 fabulous sample sales this summer with up to 80% off samples & one-of-a-kind designs. This is too good to miss out!

NYC SAMPLE SALE: Wednesday June 13th from 6-10pm (will be extended June 14-15 9am-5pm by apt only)

location: 32 union sqaure east, #1017, New York, NY 10003

VANCOUVER SALE: Wednesday June 20th from 6-10pm (one night only!)

location: Spectrum Soiree Room, 111 Georgi St, Vancouver B.C.

Featuring: Sienna Ray & Co. handbags & footwear, Cuche swimwear, and special guest Jimmy Swagg eyewear from NYC

hope to see you all there! please RSVP for both events to jaclynn@siennaray.com xo

Adorable Anna from Sweden with our “opehlia”

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“Here are some snapshots of today’s outfit. As you can see it is all about the details with my new bag from Sienna Ray (love it so much), skull hairband, gold rings and Prada inspired sunglasses. Unfortunately we didn’t take a photo of the whole outfit because Mikes new lens are better with detail photos, but I promise to take an outfit photo of tonight’s outfit and will show it tomorrow! Hope you like the photos sweeties!”

Our sky blue “ophelia” multi satchel looks amazing on top blogger Anna Wii from Sweden. We LOVE her style and everything about her. She is simply ADOREable! Check her out on Sienna Ray’s [wander|lust] xo ♥

we ♥ our bloggers!

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Sienna Ray & Co. loves our bloggers! [wander|lust] spring.summer2012 has been a huge success thanks to all of our fashion influencers. Once the “makayla” multi messenger is passed on to the next blogger, we send them their very own SR handbag (their’s to keep) for joining our journey. Meanz Chan from Koi Story chose one of our classic bags, the “milfie” bowling bag in cocoa. This is one of our most popular styles. You look fabulous Meanz- thank you so much for being a part of our style movement.

Check our her blog Koi Story

Sienna Ray’s FAB Mommy & Me Contest ♥

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our winners! Amber & Kayla…congrats & happy mother’s day xo

Gina & Jovie…”hint hint” one of our most popular handbags xo

Sonia & Mom, what beauties!

Noelle & Adelyn…the fashionistas, beauty & style (the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree)

Brianna & Ashley = PRECIOUS!

Anna & Mom, jet setters!

Baby Joey & Jess SO ADORABLE!

The Schaffner girls! xo

Jenn & Mom, Divas with a capital D!

Model status momma! what a gorgeous family!

Stylish Mom 101!

Nicole & baby Naomi, how sweet!

Britney & JoJo, the divas!

Gemma & baby Myla, what a gorgeous duo.

spencer-morgan & kenzie- like mother like daughter ♥
The lovely O’brian’s decked in easter attire
Leticia & Chloe playing in the sand
Amanda & Malachi @ the park !
Natalie & Kathy…beautiful smiles ♥
Jalene & McKenzie …he’s such a ham!
Jackie & NeNe…80′s babies
Nyalia & Eliza ♥ beauties
Daylon with her adorable boys Elijah & Grayson
Anna & Mom!
Thank you so much to everyone who participated. We LOVED seeing your fav memories with your mommas or as a mom. We hope everyone has a wonderful mother’s day! xx

Marvelous Met Ball Gowns!

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These are our top picks from last night’s Met Ball in NYC- the fashion divas were on the prowl! This ladies definitely took risks and made some serious statements. Love it or hate it?

 

Beyonce bares some booty in this FABULOUS number! Where else can she wear this darling dress except a Vogue party? You go girl!

Love the sexy floor length crocodile gown by Tom Ford-  but the hair not so much.

Solange wearing Rachel Roy (who was also her date for the night) AH-mazing…guess it runs in the family

Bruno Mars in Prada…major hottie

Model Jourdan Dunn rocking a white lace Burrberry gown & Azelia Banks..can I have those gloves please?

Hope you liked our top picks, who was your fav?

sweet spring picks! (the essentials for 2012)

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Spring is the full swing! Here at Sienna Ray we are so excited to flaunt our new “field of dreams” SS12 collection filled with pops of bright color to accentuate any outfit! We also feel that there are some necessary wardrobe staples that every woman should get in her closet for spring 2012. We understand the terms “ballin on a budget” – basically look rich and shop cheap (as blogger Denny Wenny would say). Here are our tip picks- do I smell a shopping spree coming on? ;)

This bright yellow lemon structured  blazer from Top Shop is a MUST! We love the color and it screams spring. For $132.00 it is a piece that will stay in your closet for quite some time.

This bright pink blazer from H&M is the definition of chic, and for $29.99- WHAT A STEAL! Can we please have this in every color??!!!

We have to be a bit bias ;) These sky blue “avenue” leather loafers are from Sienna Ray & Co.’s SS12 collection. They are made with the softest lambskin leather, “smooth as butter”. These babies are  supper light, and will give you the illusion of walking on air! The avenue loafers go for $288…after all, shoes are a girls best friend.

Get your sparkle on! These glitzy glam flats are also from Sienna Ray & Co.’s SS12 collection. The “Louise” flats are the perfect summer shoe- from the beach to the Hamptons they are extremely wearable. They are made from the finest leathers…$149 & made to last! Every woman loves a little sparkle!

Step up your color game this spring! Colored jeans are in! Put away those old blue or black jeans, and get daring. These coral skinnies are from Paris Blues for Alloy, don’t worry you won’t have to break the bank- $29.90.

IN LOVE with these Jcrew tall café capris $89!!! They come in 9 different color options, what a perfect pair of pants for work! Spice up your office wardrobe with some color.

Simple, clean, and comfortable (in a variety of colors) for $ 17. Victoria Secret’s boyfriend T is a necessity for spring, and that’s that!!

What is summer really without a maxi dress? If this AX Paris bag over vest dress is not already in your closet then you are committing a fashion crime. For £20.00 get on it!

Three words: spring time swag! We are ♥’n the “Dalilha” sunnies by Jimmy Swagg. Big framed and oversized glasses are SO in for spring, get with the now. For $50 these shades will keep you cool all summer.

Sizzle this spring/summer in swimwear by Askua Collections. Now I know what your thinking, not everyone is ready to bust of the bikini. Aksua also does customized bathing suits to fit on any body type. We love their collections of color and prints, summa time fierce!

Well we had to save the best for last!! This “babette” mini-cross body by Sienna Ray & Co.  is our #1 seller for spring $349 (a pretty penny yes but so worth it!). Whether you opt to grab the slim top handle or rock the adjustable chain strap, this bag is ready to go anywhere at anytime.

Boom, done, over. The “jolie” everyday satchel by Sienna will be your new best friend. Big enough to use as a carry-on for traveling, and versatile enough to be your go-to everyday thang $449.

Sienna Ray Handbags Strut Style ♥

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check out our "prima" pleated satchel in jet on Stylust

 

"Simply Stylish Mom" rockin our medusa doctor bag in cocoa

 

Sienna Ray & Co.'s "prima" pleated satchel in maple featured in Vancouver Mag

 

flawless! our "tux mak" in capri- Vancouver Mag

 

Sienna Ray & Co. oozes style from the outside in! Check out these amazing features in Stylust, Simply Stylish Mom, & Vancouver Mag! We are so honored & love our bloggers.

NYC Swagg with Denny Balmaceda

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Yesterday we had the pleasure of top male fashion blogger, Denny Balmaceda, visit our new office & showroom in NYC’s union square. We were inspired by his vintage/thrifted outfit & asked him to rock our brand new “medusa” doctor bag from Sienna Ray & Co.’s unreleased autumn.winter 2012 collection. His confidence, sophistication, and overall “swagg” made our medusa really stand out. A special thank you to his photographer Lee Reyes- it was a pleasure working with you guys! xo

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Trendy Travels

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Have you been following our makayla’s? Stay up-to-date on our “locate the bag” page to see exactly where the [wander|lust] journey has gone. International bloggers get ready! April is the month we will be coming your way. We cannot WAIT too see all of our fab international fashionistas.

enjoying the journey: field of dreams SS12

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HUGE thanks to the amazing team behind these video gems xx

HUGE thanks to the gorgeous cast & crew of our spring+summer2012 "field of dreams" campaign xx

Favorite Fashions: 2012 Grammys

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Rihanna- damn yousa sexy b****! elegant & sexy at the same time in Giorgio Armani

 

Gwyneth Paltrow takes the stage in Stella McCartney- lovedddddd

 

Taylor Swift- normally I would not add her to my best dressed list BUT she looked AH-Mazing in Zahair Murah couture

 

Kelly Rowland- absolutley STUNNING in Alberta Ferretti

 

Alicia Keys- sophisticated & chic in Alexandre Vauthier- PERFECT styling...hair, makeup, accessories, and shoes = 100

 

I am NOT a fan of Jessie J...but I AM a fan of Julien McDonald

 

Corinne Getty- LOVE me some Christian Siriano

 

Adele- she looked like a sparkling goddess in Armani , not to mention her amazing hair and makeup

 

#1. WORST

Anne V- one wrong move from this Victoria Secret model and her whole Va-jay jay will make a guest appearance. We know you have a hot bod...but, really?

MISSED ;(

gaga- we missed you boo!! the red carpet was just not the same, I'm sure you had your reasons xoxo

All of my ladies dazzled in chic nudes, classic blacks & bits of sparkle. The topic of the night was of course Huston ♥ Nikki made a strong statement performance (and not my best dressed list) AND Gaga- we missed you on the red carpet boo!

Designers that Made a Splash: Paris Haute Couture S/S12

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Chanel- this midnight blue/saphire dress comes with a sure-fire guarentee you wont end up on the worst dressed list

 

Armani Privé- all about the statement silhouettes & snake like textures

 

Christian Dior- ABSOLUTELY delightful!

 

Stephanie Rolland- this stricking 2tone gown is red carpet ready

 

Jean Paul Gaultier- makes a tribute to Amy Winehouse

 

Valentino- the 1st thing that comes to mind when thinking of Valentino is sexy & red, this collection was a step in the opposite direction. They really turned on the soft feminine charm♥

 

Givenchy- black & beautiful, loving the "dark" vision

 

Close your eyes for a moment and image your an Oscar-nominated actress. Now open them and take a pick of these fairytale gowns from Paris Haute Couture for your big night…

- fashion.telegraph.co.uk

 

sienna ray’s select best dressed: 2012 SAGG Awards

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natalie portman in Giambattista Valli & Harry Winston...she is WINNINGGGG

 

Viola Davis in Marchesa- what a vision!

 

Lea Michele in Versace- from glee to glamour girl

 

Jayma Mays in Reem Acra, Brian Atwood, Neil Lane & Judith Lieber- her own personal fashion party

 

Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Haute Couture- hawttttT

 

Amber Heard in Zac Posen- absolutely chic

 

Sofia Vergara in Marchesa- she is one sexyy senorita

 

The stars were shinning bright last night! From strapless mermaids, to a-line silhouettes, to va va VOOM slits, Hollywood’s finest stepped out on  the red carpet with no regrets.  Spring fashion made an appearance showcasing muted tones and dusted pastels, and of course black & white classics (with the occasional pops of color).  We must say- the designer who gets our “you dressed her best” honor  for the 2012 SAGG awards is ………(drum role please)- MARCHESA!

 

…..we couldn’t resist throwing in a couple pics from our worst list (ladies…..really??? what were you thinking?)

Busy Phillips- 1 word ...BUSYYYY (the red carpet is not the beach?)

 

Shailene Woodley in Warren Scott- ....sad

 

Jenna Ushkowitz in Rebecca Minkoff- really rebecca? stick to handbags (jenna terrible styling on your part)

 

Ode to the Ombre: Newest Nail Trend

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designers are taking advatnge of this new trend

 

The ombre trend has been pretty major in fashion this year & the beauty world caught on as well! From our clothes to our hair & right down to our nails, everyone’s been rocking something with a gradient. In the recent Jen Kao SS2012 show at NYFW, the models were caught backstage with manicures called “Lethal Love” by CND. These were some amazing airbrushed ombre nails that went from black to gorgeous jewel-toned coloured tips.  Manicurists around the world have been trying to recreate this look without an airbrush- yet still have that same glam look. We have the inside scoop just for you! Now you can try it yourself from home…

Cant wait to see how your nails come out! Post some pics for us xo

Golden Globes= GLAMOUR …except a few who missed the target

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BEST

#5.

Angie rockin Atelier Versace- stunning + I am a sucker for red trims

 

#4.

Miss Nicole fits the bill in a studded Versace gown

 

#3.

Salma....ughhh WOWW love love love this Gucci + shes killin it with the ombre hair! DIVA!

#2.

Chic Charlize- the poster girl for Dior....I wouldn't expect anything less

 

#1. DRUM ROLL PLEASE…..

Elle Macpherson needs to be on the cover of "ELLE" in this Zac Posen masterpice! from the runway straight to the red carpet, she took a risk and it paid off

 

WORST!! WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?! (your stylist should be fired)

#5.

sorry Michelle- this was a miss, you didnt do Jason Wu any favors on this red carpet

 

#4.

nearly there Natalie- but this is just wayy to much for you! you are swolled whole by a prom dress

 

#3.

material girl what are you thinking?!?! why are you covering up that hot bod?

 

#2.

this is down right WRONG Kelly!! how the hell are you a comintator on fashion police?! you cant even dress yourself

 

#1. WORSTTTT

seriously Sarah...NEVER let your daughter pick out anything for you EVER again, this is terrible!

 

Hope you enjoyed our scandal and praise! What were your misses and hits?! xo

[2012] Pre Fall & FABULOUS!

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Rag & Bone- fav look of the collection

Rag & Bone- wouldnt our sky blue makayla look PERFECT with this?

Rag & Bone pre-fall 2012 is less about thematic journeys and more about day-to-day living, and their focus is on building out classics that the Rag & Bone girl has come to rely on year-round (meaning more wearable looks…thank god!).  The key pieces that builds the foundation of their collection includes: sharply tailored blazers, utility vests, and a sturdy shoe: Their best-selling Newbury boot.

 

Diane von Furstenberg- fav look of the collection

DVF pre-fall 12: taking classic brand pieces and reinventing them for an updated soho chic vibe

First off- LOVE LOVE LOVE this collection, one of our favorite font-runners of pre-fall 12. Not only does each piece stay 100% true to the DVF brand, they actually found a way to modernize each classic staple. It is extremely wearable, and the styling on this runway show was FLAWLESS. Diane herself describes the mood as “Macadam diva” (“Macadam” meaning asphalt—named after its inventor, John McAdam).  “t wasn’t just the silver studs and grommets on belts, jackets, and tops—though there were many—but also the chains that trimmed a soft knit tank; black leather lapels that topped a ladylike tweed jacket; vixen-worthy gloves that went with a flirty baby-blue blouse. It’s rock ’n’ roll with a rebellious attitude,”  creative director Yvan Mispelaere.

 

Jason Wu- fav look of the collection

Jason Wu pre-fall 12: can I have this dress NOW?

One of the youngest designers to show his collection for pre-fall 12, and how it did go you ask? NAILED IT!! The execution of this collection was mind blowing, we would wear every single piece. The designer himself states, “People no longer dress for an occasion because every day is an occasion; there’s no hard line between day and evening.” (everyday is a fashion show? bring it!) *side not: his collaboration with Target hits stores in Feb…Jason Wu that we can actually afford, score!

 

Nina Ricci- fav look of the collection

Nina Ricci pre-fall 12: 1 word= glamours

At first glance, this collection looks supper “ladylike” … that word that springs to mind, because of the abundance of pleats, bows, lace, jeweling, lingerie, fur, and general all round “cocktailania”. Except, it doesn’t really quite say enough. Somehow, the artistic direction Peter Copping can take all that and transform it-by taking it down to something that feels unfussy and undone and anything but uptight—and yet keep everything looking ravishingly beautiful.

 

Narciso Rodriguez- fav look of the collection

Narciso Rodriguez pre-fall12: at least this pic shows 3 more fab looks! totally badass

New York based designer Narciso took a lot of inspiration from this collection from art. “We experimented with tailoring techniques to create a new type of structure,” he said, pulling out a silk-blend sheath with stretch jersey panels. “I looked at different ways of fitting, like working with these corset details from the archives. There was a lot of attention to detail.” Whether it’s the the technical cross-body harnessing on elegant paint-splattered dresses or the generous selection of multi-textured, color-block knits in silver-gray, creamy beige, and shocking red , that attention to detail has seriously  paid off because it its STUNNING!

 

The Row: fav look of the collection

The Row pre-fall 12: androgynous, young, & "now"

What can I say? Save the best for last ;) We are such a big fans of The Row- Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen are some of the biggest trend-setters in the industry. They have come such a long way from their days on Full House- to now owning/designing for their own fashion house! The collection is so fresh- with a bit of 70′s influence. This is the only collection I can describe as “young” with a sophisticated feel. The Olsen’s can do no wrong, blown away for pre-fall 12 …can’t wait to see what’s coming next.

Do you know how hard it is to only post 2 pictures when the whole collection is AH-MAZING! Hope you like our top pics for pre-fall 2012 xo

 

5 BEST FASHION COLLABS FOR 2012! (these are a must read)

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#5.

Seophora exclusive nail laquer stickers by OPI

Up your nail-art game! We are obsessed with these artsy stick on options. Just when we thought we have seen it all-along comes Sephora with their totally rad entry into the category. The new Sephora by OPI Trend Tips are the same trusty old nail polish strips we’ve all come to know and love, but in an amazing array of super-cool new patterns. (much more variety & better quality then Sally H.)

 

#4.

genious designer Jason Wu for Target!

Next month, Jason will debuts his 53-piece “gamine chic” collection for target, a very tightly edited collection compared to the 500 missoni pieces that took target by storm. The goods look pretty cool, with a certain ladylike appeal to match that of Wu’s very pricey main line, and the prices are certainly cheap ranging from $30-60. CANT WAIT!!!

 

#3.

Maini for H&M= MAGIC!

Versace relaunches line for H&M...i smell sucess?

H&M is on fiyahhhh! They just announced its next designer collaboration will be with Italian fashion house Marni. The Swedish retailer caused global hysteria earlier this month when the Versace for H&M line went on sale, and its earlier collaborations with high-end brands such as Lanvin and Sonia Rykiel have been just as successful. It will be available in 260 stores worldwide and online as of March 8, 2012. Will you be buying? 2012 will also see the release of a second round of designs from Versace creative director Donatella, whose Fall 2012 sold out in just half an hour in some stores. Fans of the collection can start preparing for the launch of the Versace for H&M cruise collection. Last week a spokesperson for H&M confirmed Donatella’s Spring pre-collection will be available January 19, although only in countries where H&M has an e-commerce site such as the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Get your credit cards ready!

 

#2.

Oscar de la Renta for Beats by Dr. Dre

gime gimie gimie!!

Oscar de la Renta just released a set of luxe headphones in collaboration with Dr. Dre, which we are extremely excited about. The Beats by Dr. Dre headphones are covered in silver fox fur and of course, PETA has something to say about it. They sent a letter directly to Dre asking him to keep fur and exotic animal skins out of the product. Dre & Oscar haven’t made any comments about it yet- but lets just say I hope they stay just the way they are.

 

#1.

artist Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton’s collaboration with the late graffiti artist Stephen Sprouse in 2001 was probably the most exciting thing to happen to the monogrammed bag since the invention of the alphabet!  Their newest collab with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who’s known for her red-and-white polka-dot art, might be just as brilliant. What fashionista doesnt have a soft spot for a little Lewy? Her spots will appear on LV products ranging from bags to clothing to jewelry this summer (though don’t plan on finding them on the Fashion Week runways in February)

trendy tips (shoe porn): no heels…no problem

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Tory Burch "reva" ballet flats- brighten up any dull day (or dull outfit) with these sunny beauties

 

house of harlow 1960 "kye" flat- hell yea!!

 

mulberry hot fuchsia pointed ballerina flats- hot hot hot!

 

nicholas kirkwood metallic snakeskin oxfords- you'll feel like a BOSS in these babies

 

christian louboutin crested velvet loafers- classicly chic

 

lanvin diamond-printed canvas & leather high-top sneakers- urban goddess...if your gona wear sneakers, might as well be lanvin's right?

 

miu miu leather knee leather boots- the definition of winter fabulous

 

alexander mcqueen flat motorcycle bootie - what can i say? save the BEST for last ;)

 

Sometimes a girl just has to kick off those pumps and get real, get comfy, get into some flats! I know what your thinking- flats are not sexy at all…FALSE. If you know the right look that can compliment your outfit, we promise you will still feel like the sex kitten you are meant to be. There are flats for just about any look: formal, casual, and mostly importantly for this time of the year- cold weather. Take full advantage of wearing those designer flat boots, oxfords, and loafers. Sienna Ray has put together the ultimate guide for killer flats. Next time you are ready to walk out the door in pain from your pumps…just remember you have options. xo

 

trendy tips: traveling in style…[airport swag]

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looks like our fashionista is headed to a sunny destination! she keeps it casual with white shorts & and denim button down- the nude pumps, scarf, and cross body handbag spice it up

copy cat- get a piece of her look by adding in your own handbag! Sienna Ray's babette mini-cross body in jet-black is perfect for all jet setters

 

laid back casual- we are totally feeling it! leggings, oversized T, scarf, and killer boots...love it

copy cat- grab a piece of her look with these studded mid-shaft boots from forever 21

 

beach babe alert! short cut-off denims, flowing over-sized top, boots, and pendent neckalace = perfecto!

copy cat- this fab clock pendent is perfect for traveling (from h&m)...how can you miss your plane when you have the time around your neck? sweet deal

 

the new trend is the fashionable flopy hat! she looks supper chic in her black cape and high boots

copy cat- its a fact that we love the floppy hat. from the plane to the beach, you cant go wrong with this invest (free people)...even after your flight with messy hair -throw this baby on & your instantly fabulous

 

tokyo is in the house! graphic T, supper straight hair, and nerd glasses

copy cat- american apparel refers to these nerd specs as the "hangover glasses"..perfect for a long flight or trecking through the airport- basically look smart while you also feel like death from the night before

 

this chic hipster makes looking good effortless. short red hotpants, graphic T, flat combat boots, big shades, and oversized hooded sweater HOT HOT HOT

copy cat- get cozy in an oversize chunky cowl hooded sweater, (toast) perfect for traveling and taking a nap on the plane with your hood up

 

she is the definition of summer swag- miami? aruba? st barts? jersey knit romper, straw trilbily hat, and of course stunna shades

copy cat- original ray band aviators from the sunglass hut...boom done OVER

 

Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years do I smell a vaca coming on? bring it baby! Whether you are headed to Miami or Aspen, travel in style! The main focus is to be comfortable for your flight while still looking like you stepped off a runway. There are a few key things to remember: getting through security (shoes that you can actually take off), fitting all your things in a carry-on bag…besides the 3 other bags you checked (suggesting a cross-body so your hands are free) layering for weather changes (tights, sweaters, and tanks) & flattering your body type (leggings, jackets, and dresses).  We have listed some fashion tricks of the trade to help you hype up your look with functional accessories to get you though your flight. Safe travels dolls! xo

 

up up & away in style

 

 

feeling festive for the holidays…FROST YOURSELF!

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stack em up in style! gold & diamonds

 

classic pave sleeper earrings= classy and chic

 

marvelous petal gold & diamond bracelet

 

the PERFECT pink & white diamond pave lotus ring

 

enchanting emerald and diamond swirl pendant

 

red ruby earrings= LOVE at 1st sight

 

forget about the titanic- this 3 string sapphire necklace blows it out of the water!

 

spicy diamond & ruby hand made snake bracelet- smokin hot!

 

this emerald, gold, & diamond drop necklace def has the luck of the irish

 

forget the engagement ring from your significant other- this dazzling number screams sexy i-n-d-e-p-e-n-d-e-n-t lady in the house!

 

This year shine brighter then the star on the top of your  Christmas tree (or lights on your Menorah) by frosting yourself with fabulousness! We all know that diamonds are a girls best friend ;) but so are emeralds, rubys, and sapphires. Treat yourself to a timeless piece of jewelry that you’ve been eyeing. We are so busy running around for the holidays buying everyone gifts, preparing to cook a huge feast for the fam, and decorating every corner of our houses/apartments that we put ourselves last. NO MORE! We deserve it…as the master Madonna would say ” cause we are living in a material world and I am a material girl”.  Happy holidays- xo

 

trendy tips: ‘Tis the Season of Tights

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from left: Anthropologie "nouveau" sparkle tights $20, Kate Spade "lots of sparkle" tights $34 (Zappos Couture) & Bebaroque "lourdes" black tights $210 (Pret-a-Beaute)

 

from left: Urban Outfitters "lurex" striped tights, $14, available at Urban Outfitters; ASOS lily pad tights, $13.79, available at ASOS & Jessica Simpson glitter tights, $18.

 

from left: House of Holland "pretty polly" chain suspender tights $25.86 (ASOS), Henrik Vibskov colored line tights, $42 (Farfetch), Anna Sui "filigree" tights $26, (Zappos Couture) & Pamela Mann studded tights $13.85 (My Tights)

 

from left: Forever21 snowflakes and hearts tights $7.80, Anna Sui "lurex" tights $26 (Zappos Couture) & J.Crew lace tights, $16.50.

 

Above, from left: Wolford python tights $48, (Bloomingdales), Urban Outfitters opaque tights with glitter back seam $14 & Topshop rose lace tights $24.

 

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to hide your legs! The festive season is the perfect opportunity to show off your stems in high style with holiday tights. Who has the money to drop $500 per dress for Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years + all those parties? (& if you do- go girl!) For all the rest of us, tasteful tights are the way to go-they can completely transform your outfit into an entirely different look (with the right accessories of course). Whether you choose to rock those tights with shorts, shirts, or dresses…you will be steppin out in style. From eye-catching colored tights to hosiery with a hint of shine, we’ve put together the ultimate legwear list just for you.

HOT-liday Spirit Shoes

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YSL cap-toe pumps- you'll be decking the halls in height this year! (5 inchers)

 

jeffrey Campbell Lilitas- holiday hipsters...this ones for you

 

Aruna Seth cerise red satin heels- cute as a button

 

Christian Louboutin "Fifi"- red bottoms, santa watch out!

 

Giuseppe Zanotti spike ballet flats- perfect for dancing the night away comfortably in style

 

Kate Spade glitter charm slingbacks- were not in Kansas anymore!

 

HEATH peep toe suede wedge- work it under the mistletoe in these chunky kicks

 

Valentino lace ballerina flats - Who says only heels are perfect for an after-five event?

 

Pedro Garcia satin "D’Orsay" pump- a sexy, retro shoe that speaks romance

 

well all i can say is...a girl can dream ;)

 

Need something to get you back into the holiday spirit? Start with the shoes! Christmas is just 5 days away, and with the upcoming holiday dinners and events it can be a little overwhelming to choose what to wear.  But if you start from the bottom & work your way up, it becomes a breeze – just decide on the mood you’re going for, and go for it! Our list has a little something for everyone ;) xo

sienna ray admires :: diane williams

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My name is Diane Williams. I am a grandmum, and an executive with NuSkin Enterprises. We help people feel healthier and look younger, and empower them to build financial security. This makes me very happy.

I recently went on a wonderful Mediterranean cruise, and I took my Sienna Ray bag with me. It was the perfect companion – next to my husband. I typically carry everything in my bag – phone, makeup, notebook, wallet, brush, breathspray, and business planner.  And while travelling, of course, I needed to add a camera, passport, map and hand sanitizer.

Everything fits neatly into my wonderful bag.  And it looks slim, trim and beautiful. I absolutely love my Sienna Ray bag!

Learn more about the lovely Diane at www.diane.nsedreams.com

diane williams with her capri jovie

diane & her capri jovie hit the canals of venice!

diane's always beaming a gorgeous smile, especially on her tour of the mediterranean

diane's always beaming a gorgeous smile, especially on her tour of the mediterranean

that little bag went everywhere with her & how glam with her gorgeous angel hair!

that little bag went everywhere with her & how glam with her gorgeous angel hair!

trend report: Psychedelic Furs that are FAB

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burberry prosum- a very "cruella de vil" vibe

 

roksanda ilincic- totally rad! (great color combo)

 

carven- i am craving it!

 

prabal gurung- pretty fabulous

 

emanuel ungaro- AHmazing

 

PETA we are sorry- but fur is just too fabulous! It seems that nearly every designer in the industry is making the rainbow connection & giving their plush pelts-fox, rabbit and mink vibrant dye jobs. (and I’m not complaining!) In times of an economic downturn, the fashion world looks to ways to renew our desire for luxury. Can you say contradiction? BUT in many ways it stands to reason that fur has played such a prominent role on the runways for years *running* the luxury upscale market. Colored furs have always been around, but they are back on the block and here to stay for winter2012. Santa is coming soon…is a psychedelic rabbit or mink on your Christmas list? x0

 

trendy tips: Haute Holiday Nails

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craving a candy cane? we LOVE this design....this is the one I will be sporting this Christmas

 

this frosted look was achieved with an airbrush- also loving the christmas lights!

 

santa baby french manicure- sooo adorbs!

 

reindeer- including rudolf & his red nose (attention to detail is everything)

 

this AHmazing China Glaze polish does all the work for you with 2 easy coats

 

who would have thought you could wear that holiday sweater from your grandma on you nails? with a simple red base and white design polish, now you can.

 

subtle snowman- grab a light green base and spruce it up with a simple frosty the snow man design and snowflakes

 

going for that high fashion glam look? black is back! add a bit of holiday cheer with a simple gold accent

 

Here at Sienna Ray, we are ALL ABOUT the details. Haute holiday nails are the perfect accessory to your glammed out outfit. Instead of going for the “safe” red choice that you get every year- add some pizzaz! Christmas gives you that free pass to bring out your inner child, so that means nail designs are allowed (without looking like a 5 year old girl or flashy chunga). Our personal favs are the candy cane strips & china glaze all in one polish. What are your favs? Can’t wait to see what everyone is wearing this year for Christmas and New Years….post lots of pictures. xo

fab finds: 3 holiday Party Looks on a Budget

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So many parties to attend, so little time…what’s a girl to do? We’ve got three words for you: gold, silver, and black. Whether it’s an office party, a Christmas party with your friends or a night out, here are some affordable looks that will wow the crowd at any party! They each represent a festive color; gold and glamorous, sassy and silver, and chic black! The question is, which look is your favorite?

 

the golden

 

If you love gold and sequins this is the time to shine! At Christmas and New Year’s parties anything goes and the more you sparkle the better! Keep the rest of the accessories in earthy tones to mellow out the sequins – you don’t want to look like a disco ball!

 

the silver

 

Do you want to feel like a modern day greek goddess for a night? Then this silver attire is just right for you. This stand out dress will give you a unique party look, which is perfect for both Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Pair the dress with the trendy feather earrings and a pair of grey shoes – because the dress is so shiny stick with more subtle shoe color.

 

the black

 

The little black dress will never go out of style and wearing a little black dress to a Christmas party is always a good option. Make it more exciting with gold accessories and details – like these lovelym high heels! This look is perfect for an office Christmas party, or another more formal, but festive event!

trendy tips: Remember…Hair is Your BEST Accessory

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one of the hottest winter trends- "blue black"

 

grown out blonde- the "ombre" came into fashion over the last year or so. colorists have now perfected the art of the impeccable "fade"...who knew roots could look so good?

 

dark & daring- you have to have some serious kahunas to pull this one off. the trend is a dark base with bold vibrant shades of color such as purple, blue, red, and green.

 

dark chocolate brown- these hues make your skin look younger and more feminine

 

metallic blonde- it doesn’t look good on everyone...but, if you’re already a blonde, go a little lighter this season

 

red hot- the IT color this season and the great thing about it is that it works for almost all skin types

 

Ladies- remember your hair is your BEST accessory. Coloring your hair is the ultimate creative way to express your personal style and fashion sense. Serious trend influencers change their hair as they change their seasonal wardrobe. Don’t  be afraid! Take some risks! We suggest that you start with something small, such as some highlights or lowlights (even an overall color booster) to ease you into the process. After you feel comfortable with the change try something new next time. And don’t worry- I know you do not want to poison your hair and make it dry or fried…there are some amazing organic and natural color products in the market now. So next time you go for that boring trim- take a chance on some color!

my weekend wishlist

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Here is our weekend wishlist. Classic-simple-elegant & ALWAYS trendy. Lets start from the basics- shoes! We are loving these suede and leather “Hammerstrom” ankle boots from Aldo Shoes, the best part is they are on sale $69.98!!! (what a steal). Next the staple of your outfit, your handbag. The Sienna Ray “mimi” geo-fold clutch is perfect for the weekend. It is surprisingly spacious, lightweight, and chic. Time for some pizazz! Instead of wearing a necklace, try these fringe drop dangle earrings from H&M $5.95, can’t beat that. Tie is all together with a classic gold Michael Kors watch from Macy’s $160. Who says you can’t look rich but shop cheap?

Sienna’s Stories : Glitter & Wings- Sexiest Night of the Year

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300 lbs of glitter & over $1 million worth of Swarovski crystal, what a beautiful night! I, like many other women (and some men) across America, sat down to watch the Victoria’s Secret 2011 Fashion Show. Loyally by my side sat a plate of cookies & a glass (or two) of wine.

having a blast at a private viewing of the show!

As can be expected I had a few minor “I want my stomach to look that toned” moments. Hard to not be a teensy jealous of Miranda Kerr’s amazing workout results post pregnancy. However, my heart melted with how publicly proud Orlando Bloom was, watching his wife in her natural element. True love and devotion between the two of them was clearly what made her so capable of maintaining a healthy family while enchanting the world as an Angel.

Romance underneath all that glitz & glam!

While admiring how beautiful and confident these young women are I was captivated by each gorgeous detail of the costumes.  Obviously, the much raved  $2.5 million dollar bra!

Miranda Kerr takes to the runway!

 

These wings reportedly took over SEVEN years to make! How excited is Alessandra that she was chosen to wear them? Looking at her, it’s hard to believe these weighed 30lbs. Alessandra adjusted her workouts to strengthen her back in preparation for these wings! Such a gorgeous result, they perfectly accompanied the Victoria’s Secret equivalent of a little black dress, the little black bra!

Fascinating use of over 100,000 crystals!

I’ve decided I would like some wings, I would like to walk down the runway with music playing and 300 lbs of glitter in the air! Until that day, I will continue admiring the confidence and poise each of these Angels emulates.

xx Sienna Ray

trendy tips: Lets Throw a Party…An Arm Party!

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stack em up ladies!

 

party on!

 

a great watch is key

 

it's an arm party...and your invited

 

Whoever said “less is more” clearly lost their invite. It’s as simple as this- go Big or go Home! The latest trend on all fashion influencers is the arm party: meaning LOTS of bracelets, cuffs, charms, and even strips of string or leather. Lets start from the basic invites. Threaded bracelets are considered the “furniture” of the party and can add a bit of “coolness” or youth in between your staples. Threaded bracelets can also be interchangeable with more traditional friendship bracelets or strips of leather tied. Next lets add in some metal pieces. Chains, spikes, snakes, & skulls…bring it baby! Now to the VIP invites: bust out your most prized pieces in your jewelry box- cartier, marc jacobs cuffs, vintage watch, or large leather snap band from your trip to Europe.

Now to help you get your arm party in order, here are some adorbs pieces to start with

pieces to start your party

Not only have you transformed your arm to a party- its a full blown rager!

 

musical monday: the most stylish men in music…from old-school 2 new-school

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Johnny Cash- The original man in black, and the only one.

 

Andre 3000 -"Anybody can wear crazy clothes and anybody can wear classic clothes. Balancing the two can be an art."

 

Marvin Gaye- There is so much style on the cover of What's Going On that it hurts.

 

Mick Jagger- Sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll, and polka-dot scarves. "Do you have the moves like jagger?"

 

Elvis Presley- The King was comfortable in stripes-over-stripes. Automatic pass.

 

Jay Z- The king of what? The king of styyyle."

 

Frank Sinatra- The Chairman of the Board: always proper, always drink in hand.

 

Beastie Boys- Take a walk down to your local sneakerhead store and take a look around at the Beastie Boys.

 

The Smiths - Looking good even without Morrissey!

 

Wow! They are the definition of “style” in the music industry. These trend setters have influenced pop culture over the years and continue to make their mark in fashion. Don’t drool too much!

 

wishlist wednesday: I wish to look fab…even in the rain!

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let it rain!

 

sleek finishing serum, a flat iron, and hairspray does wonders in the rain

 

Going for a night out and still want to look fashionable? Try these thick heeled rain boots, rain coat that adds a pop of color, and a feminine umbrella.

 

Want that sexy edgy east village look? Black is back! spice it up with a patterned umbrella.

 

Still want to go for shopping & lunch with the girls when it's down pouring? Now you can! Ankle cut rain booties, fun umbrella, and trendy raincoat- BOOM fashion central.

 

Who says you can’t look fabulous in the rain? As fashionistas, we make a vow to look great RAIN or SHINE. Sometimes I secretly look forward to the rain because that means its time to bust out the trendy rain gear! What did you say? You don’t have any fab gear in your closet? Girl step your game up! Lucky for you we have some amazing pointers to help bump up your style into the fabulous category. First things-first: you MUST add in a rain coat- depending on your style. If your going for a classic look we highly recommend DKNY (they have a great fit that’s true to size & affordable) or if your going for a funky piece with some color try Michael Kors. Next up- rain boots: we are loving the trendy Vivienne Westwood jellies, and of course the classic Hunter wellies. The last accessory to complete your new rain gear-a fun and flashy umbrella: try larger all-in-one stores such as Target, and department stores like Macy’s. With all your new gear you’ll be singing in the rain.  xo

trendy tips tuesday: Get Inspiried & in the Holiday Spirit- Christmas Windows are Here!

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Entrance of Barney's NYC-Leave it to Lady Gaga to turn Christmas into a holiday for her Little Monsters.

 

Macy's Herald Square was all about charities this year- their theme was "make a wish"

 

it's all about the "snow & bubbles" this year for the famous Saks Fifth Avenue window

 

Bloomingdales' windows showcase designs that were used on previous years holiday shopping bags.

 

"What is Christmas made of?" Lord & Taylor teamed up with children in nearby schools and rescue shelters to and featured their drawings as inspiration for this years holiday windows.

"fantasy world" pretty much sums up Bergdorf's windows this year. It can be described as "Narnia" meets "Under the Sea".

 

I hope we inspired you to check out this amazing holiday windows! It only happens once a year- so bundle up, grab some hot cocoa, and get on it! Here is a walking map of the windows, have fun! xo

 

walking tour

 

 

 

 

musical mondays: AMA Awards Fashion Recap…Love it or Hate it?!

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The question of the night that's got everyone buzzing- did j.Lo copy britney spears' nude bodysuit look? My answer= NO! This fashion diva looks fab & is working it (even after two kids)

 

Taylor stole the show! (with awards & her fashion) This 21-year-old country superstar won artist of the year, the ceremony's highest accolade. You go girl!

 

HATE IT! I know your trying to make a rocker girl statement- but the shoes + terrible hair was not flattering to say the least. (baby your the firework tonight...literally)

 

All grown up! Power couple of the year looked "old hollywood glam" last night and we LOVE IT.

 

The "black barbie" looks like a green balloon! I love you nicki and at least you take risks...but your stylist should be fired.

 

WOW! This 90's feminist hippie cleans up beautifuly. Simple, elegant, and figure flattering...we LOVT IT!

 

this genie does NOT fit in the bottle anymore! Cristina we love you & know that you are a mom now- we are ALL for curvy figures but girl WEAR SOMETHING THAT FITS! One wrong move & you'll be pulling a janet jackson.

 

 

fab finds: Bad Hair Day? Throw on a Trendy Turban!

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style influencer Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) spreading the turban trend

Carin Wester "marrakesh" turban from Urban Outfitters

 

leopard print turban by River Island

 

Eugenia Kim "dominique" hand-knit turban hat

 

Hats are instant style ooomphers. In days when you can’t think of anything to wear, just put on something casual then add a nice hat. Ta-da! Fab in an instant! The latest craze in fashion are turbans. This international inspiration piece has been around for a while, but has recently gained much recognition. The best part about a turban is they look good on everyone- long hair, short hair, curly hair, or straight hair. Turban hats also come in a variety of colors and fabrics. We reccomend a shinny satin piece (you can add a brouche for some bling) for evening or holiday event, a printed turban to spice up a plain outfit, and a cotton/knit option for a casual look.  If you choose to make your own turban you can actually create one with an old scarf. Here are the steps:

 

steps to creating a turban

 

We can’t wait to see what you come up with! Make sure you post some pics of  wearing one (even tag us in it).

thirsty thursday: Cranberry Cocktails for the Holidays

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grateful cranberry cocktail

 

poinsettia cocktail

 

pass the turkey cocktail

 

cheers to you!

 

The time of year for cranberries is here! Thanksgiving is around the corner, and plan on celebrating without a cocktail, don’t you? (Or maybe instead of celebrating, you’ll just be coping with relatives. Either way, a cocktail is in order.) Here are some fabulous cranberry cocktails for your holiday:

1. Grateful Cranberry Cocktail: This fall cranberry cocktail is perfect for Thanksgiving. It’s light enough that it won’t compete with a plate full of turkey and mashed potatoes. But the unique mixture of cranberry, honey, bourbon, green tea and ginger ale is full enough to satisfy the taste buds.

-1 1/2 oz. bourbon
-1 oz. cranberry-honey syrup
-Green tea flavored ginger ale
-Frozen cranberries
-Crushed ice

Fill collins glass three-quarters full with crushed ice and frozen cranberries.  Pour in bourbon and syrup, then top off with ginger ale.

2. Poinsettia Cocktail: This classic champagne cocktail is wonderful for holiday entertaining. Light and refreshing, the Poinsettia Cocktail ads an extra bit of holiday cheer to any gathering.

- Champagne
- 1/2 oz. Cointreau
- 3 oz. Cranberry Juice

Add chilled Cointreau and Cranberry to chilled champagne glass. Stir and top with Champagne just before serving.

3. Pass the Turkey: Make this bourbon creation paired with cranberry, cider, sage and thyme and you won’t be sorry.

- 1.5 oz. Wild Turkey 101
- 2 oz. apple cider
- 1 tbs. cranberry jelly
- 1 sprig fresh sage
- 1 sprig fresh thyme

Muddle sage and thyme with apple cider.  Add ice, top with Wild Turkey and cranberry jelly.  Shake well, strain over ice in a glass rimmed with turkey juice and breadcrumbs.

ENJOY!

 

wish list wednesday: I Wish for a Manicure that Actually Lasts!

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black shellac long lasting manicure

 

shellac polishes come in a variety of stylish colors

 

beyonce rockin the metallic minx (shoulda put a ring on it)

 

celebs are loving the minx- Katy Perry

 

Ri-ri reppin a minx manicure

 

3 step process for Sally Hansen nail stickers

 

funky patterns & bright colors - Sally Hansen stickers

 

Listen up ladies, we have the inside scoop for manicures that last more then a week. We all know that in the fashion industry nails are part of your complete outfit- they are also the first thing a potential client can notice while shaking hands. Who has the time to sit in a nail salon weekly? As women, we are constantly on the go and manicures tend to chip easily. Try out these three solutions to a long lasting manicure and see which one works best for you:

Shellac- Shellac is billed as the ultimate long-lasting manicure, and as I can’t keep my nails neat for more than three days, I was unable to say no to the chance of perfect nail polish for up to two weeks. Shellac combines the resilient finish of a gel nail overlay with the ease of paint-on color. The application process is simple. A clear base coat is applied, which is then ‘cured’ for 20 seconds in an ultraviolet lightbox. Two coats of colored polish follow, each of which needs a minute’s curing, then a high-gloss top-coat, a final 20-second blast of light and, voila, it’s all done. The average shellac manicure runs about $40.

Minx- Minx nails are the latest rage in Hollywood, and the trend is quickly picking up everywhere else. Celebrities like Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Rhianna are big fans, and the manicures were seen on the Paris Fashion Week runways, and in Vogue, Allure, Elle and In Style. Minx nails are a heated, flexible film that fit on top your nails, like a sticker. Your Minx manicurist will trim them up and seal them onto your nail. They are waterproof, chip-proof and chemical free. (AH-mazing!) The price of Minx nails range from $30-$55…but well worth it.

Sally Hanson Nail Stickers- If you are running low on cash & time try out Sally Hanson’s do it yourself nail stickers. These aren’t like the nail stickers of childhood, i.e. stick-ons of flowers or stars. Sally Hansen strips are made with real nail polish, and are supposed to look like they were painted onto your nails. The nail strips come in 24 different styles ranging from bright solids like orange and yellow to a multitude of patterns including animal prints, glitters, camo, and denim. Three easy steps and you are on your way to fabulous fingers! The best part about Sally Hanson’s are the price $9.99 a pack.

 

Sienna’s Stories : Save-oring This Time of Year

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No matter what your beliefs, the upcoming holiday season is referred to as the busiest time of the year… As a self-proclaimed clotheshorse, the holidays begin early with sample sale season! This is the beginning of my favorite time of year. Time to hunt for all kinds of things! From presents for others to presents for myself there are great deals to be found! A word to the wise for this week, this is where I will be going:

hanky panky lace love

♥'ly does of lace...

the row

bold + beautiful, sleek + sexy

Hanky Panky:  “For a little something pretty” Tuesday Nov. 15 through to Friday, Nov. 17 at 260 Fifth Ave (b/w 28th and 29th)

White + Warren: “My FAVORITE store to walk into and feel all the glorious cashmere”  Tuesday Nov. 15 and Wednesday Nov. 16th at 80 W 40th St (3rd Floor)

Armani: “Hurry! this began on Saturday Nov. 12th”  Dresses, Shoes, Jeans, everything is marked down and waiting to be claimed! Through Wednesday, Nov. 16th at 317 W 33rd St

The Row: “If you’re willing to climb the corporate ladder you will be willing to brave the crowds.. it’s only on one day!”  Career Wear Styles that easily transition to Happy Hour on Thursday Nov. 17th at 632 Hudson St.

The News Showroom: “Exactly how I picture the perfect sample sale, multi-brand with 60-90% off!”  Thursday Nov. 17th through Saturday Nov. 19th at 495 Broadway

Happy Shopping!

Sienna Ray xx

 

 

trendy tips tuesday: Ready-Set-GO…Sample Sale Week!

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November 15-16, 2011, 10am - 5:30pm- 381 Fifth Ave (35th/36th Sts), Suite 2a

 

Christian Louboutin November 15-18- 306 W 38th St, New York

 

Giorgio Armani Nov 12-16 - Soiffer Haskin 317 West 33rd Street

 

Anna Sui Nov 14-18, 2011 - 250 W 39th St., 6th floor

 

Eugenia Kim Nov 12-16, 2011- 347 W. 36th St., Suite 501

 

If you’re in NYC, prep your pocketbooks for a few hot sample sales this week! From Armani to Ana Sui to Christian Louboutin , brands are slashing prices. Mark your calendars! This week’s sales are so good, we’re getting giddy just thinking about them! NYC sample sale season has officially begun! Finally affordable high-end designer pieces we have been craving & lusting all year. Ready-set-GO…get your shop on!

 

musical monday: Teen Hearttrob Transforming in Fashion (Justin Bieber)

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3 years & drastic transformations in fashion

 

MTV Video Music Awards, Sept. 13 2009

 

nerdy chic- Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE on Feb. 13, 2010

 

all grown up- Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 16, 2011

flashy central- Aug. 14, 2011 VH1 Do Something Awards

 

with the queen of fashion during D&G celebration- Fashion's Night Out on Sept. 8

 

Breaking hearts all over the world, teenage music sensation Justin Bieber has some serious style. Over the past  three years he has completely transformed his look from geek to chic. (he also probably has the best styling team to help out) Justin is not afraid to take risks in his wardrobe, and is now even considered a fashion icon. Baby, baby, baby, OH …we want to see more from the “biebs”!

 

fab finds friday: What Time is It?

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Michael Kors stainless steel bracelet $195

 

Betsey Johnson polyurethane strap- $65

 

"Marc" by Marc Jacobs Black Silicone Wrapped Stainless Steel- $200

 

Emporio Armani Mesh Stainless Steel- $275

 

“Excuse me miss, do you know the time?” YES! Tell ‘em  in style with these amazing fab finds. Every woman should have at least one classic “big girl” watch in their jewelery box. With so  many materials, colors, and styles to choose from, you can even have a watch for each day of the week (or each outfit!) These babies are all under $300 and spot on stylish- whether you choose a funky bold or classic piece (or both), you’ll be begging for someone to ask you for the time. Don’t forget today is 11-11-11 (luckiest day of the year)-now you can keep track of the magic in style… 11:11pm make a wish!

 

Sienna’s Stories : “Summer for the weather, Winter for the fashion”

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I heard a lovely quote this morning, “Summer for the weather, Winter for the fashion”. Someone is surely reading my mind!! Just maybe there is some truth to this 11/11/11 making for a magical day? I believe it.

I love the sun.

I love feeling the rays beat on my back on the beach while I lose myself in a novel. The brilliant sunshine makes me all the more excited for excursions of various length and distance. However, I think I love layering my outfits just as much as all of that, if not more. I embrace being able to capture a timeless look of sophistication with a classic LBD and other key pieces. My closet thrives on an extensive collection of neutral colors. I then utilize this bold canvas with various accessories that pop color and portray theme’s to showcase how I am feeling that day. I find this much more fun to do in the winter months than the warmer months.

I am really coveting colored tights this season. I am hoping to combine my love for sweater tights with this newest obsession. Digging back into the archives of Milan’s Fall/Winter Fashion Week 2011 there were many colored sweater tights to be seen. I recently picked up a gorgeous blue suede mini the other day that would like brilliant with some mustard or wine tights.

 

Models in Colored Tights

 

What is your favorite part of the seasons?

Sienna Ray xx

thirsty thursday: Lychee Martini Madness!

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loving the lychee

Are you tired of paying $15 bucks  for a drink at those trendy restaurants and bars? This drink is refreshing, Asian-inspired, and sure to impress your guests or that someone special. Have you ever tried a lychee martini? If not you are  missing out! This sweet (and powerful) cocktail is much stronger then it sounds. One of the most important characteristics of this cocktail is the sweet fragrance and flavor of the lychee. A good lychee martini should smell and taste like lychee.  Here is a supper simple recipe for you to try:

ingredients:

  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger vodka
  • 1 fluid ounce peach schnapps
  • 1 fluid ounce white cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce lychee juice (from a can of lychees)
  • 1 lychee, for garnish

Steps:

  1. Place ice into a cocktail shaker. Pour in vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, and lychee juice. Cover and shake vigorously until the outside of the cocktail shaker has frosted.
  2. Strain into a chilled martini glass; garnish with a lychee fruit.

Enjoy your drink!

here is some editorial inspiration for you ♥

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Here is some fashion inspiration for you! This amazing editorial story “character studies” by Andy Eaton for the Contributing Editors  is an expression of molding personalities and self discovery. Playing with different textures, patterns, and structures, this piece is eye catching and fresh. Hope you enjoy!

wish list wednesday: Craving Some Cartier

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pink gold from the "love" collection

 

meplat yellow gold link bracelet

 

leather & gold trinity style

 

Bring on the bracelets! I hope Santa has us on his “good list” this year- we are craving some Cartier. These beauties do not come cheap, but are considered classic iconic pieces that never go out of style. We are a big fan of costume jewelery, but nothing can compare to this timeless treasures. They also have a large selection of of options to suit your taste; yellow gold, pink gold, silver, and platinum. Even though most of their pieces are classics, this french brand continues to design new modern masterpieces to keep up with current fashion trends. Treat yourself to an early Christmas present- you deserve it!

celeb sightings: Another “milfie” momma for Sienna Ray (Amy Adams)

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amy adams

 

"milfie" in cocoa

 

Funny girl Amy Adams was spotted hitting the streets on a shopping spree sporting her leather shoulder strap. Sienna Ray’s “milfie” is known as the unofficial mum bag. The milfie was controversially named for all the hot mamas. Featuring two sizeable compartments with inner zip pockets, as well as an easy to reach outer pocket, this bag has a place for it all. Long rolled handles & an optional cross-body strap enable the bag to be carried in a variety of comfortable fashions.

 

 

trendy tips tuesday: Treat Yourself to the Holiday Festivities @ Bryant Park

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nighttime wonderland @ bryant park

 

trendy holiday shops

 

glide around the skate rink

 

Skip that Starbucks run on your lunch break and head to Bryant Park! It is officially that time of the year, holiday shops are up and filled with trendy holiday trinkets and yummy festive foods. Now I know what your thinking- even though Bryant Park is no larger home to New York’s Fashion Week, don’t write it off your list so soon. The park has turned into a winter wonderland, there is an outdoor ice skating rink smacked in the middle lawn to prove it! Whether your there for a round of chess/backgammon, hitting the shops, or simply there for a cup of coffee- it is a great treat to help you get in the holiday spirit. Here is a trendy tip for you- set up shop with your weekday load of work (laptop included…they have plug ins!) and enjoy the street fashions, it is great wardrobe inspiration.

musical monday: Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’ Makes Hot 100 History

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making of the video "we found love"

 

clips from rihanna's "we found love" video

 

Even though Rihanna pushed some boundaries with her video “We Found Love”, she also pushed her way into the history books! (& passed a pair of all time-greats) Her new album “Love” just completed it’s climb to the top of the Billboard 100, giving Rihanna her 11th #1 hit…ahead of Stevie Wonder & Janet Jackson! With her latest chart-topper, she’s now tied with Whitney Houston and the iconic Madonna. How do you feel about her accomplishments & new video?

Get Out Your Nike Gear- The NYC ING Marathon is Here!

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the race runners

 

three cheers for you!

 

the thrill of the finish line

 

Throw on your stretchies and Nike gear- it’s all going down this Sunday, November 6 starting at 8:30am. The ING New York City Marathon is one of the world’s largest great road races, attracting more than 100,000 applicants annually. The marathon course goes through some culturally diverse neighborhoods, crosses five bridges, and finishes in world-famous Central Park. (yikes! that’s a long run) More than two million spectators flock the sidelines, cheering for the runners the entire way- what an amazing accomplishment. If you are not the “running” type no worries! The marathon has live entertainment, cheering stations, and a great way to tour NYC.

fab finds friday: Hidden Treasures @ “The Market” NYC

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shopping for a bargain

 

inside NYC's "the market"

 

These days everyone is searching for a good bargain, “the market” NYC is the perfect weekend stop to shop. Located on a block that is pretty quiet during the week, St. Patrick’s Youth Center’s gymnasium at 268 Mulberry Street is transformed into a wonderland of independent fashion every Saturday and Sunday. This trendy indoor market has become the showcase for some of the city’s best independent designers setting up tables and racks of cutting edge handmade clothing, jewelry, handbags, hats and more recently, artwork. Some designers have even opened up their own boutiques but they still remain loyal by selling each weekend at the Market. The Market attracts a mixed crowd of shoppers each weekend, including tourists from around the world, locals looking for the next big fashion trend, and there’s the occasional celebrity sighting too – Leonardo DiCaprio (incognito) has been seen picking up a t-shirt or two, Debra Messing likes the jewelry, and Sienna Miller. You never know what you’re going to find!

thirsty thursday: Champagne Campaign!

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champagne campaign

 

moet gold case- top of the line

 

asti dolce- ballin on a budget

 

Who says champagne is only for special occasions? We believe that everyday is a celebration (the little things in life), or otherwise known as a “champagne campaign.” Do you know that champagne first gained it’s reputation because of it’s association with the anointment of French Kings? Europe decided to spread the message of this fab sparkling wine and it became a symbol of luxury and power. Now to the good stuff! Here is a little tip for you: pouring champagne while tilting the glass at an angle and gently sliding the liquid along the side will help you with all of those bubbles! (you can impress while your pour) If you are ready to dish out the doe then your best bet is a bottle of Moet. If you are ballin on a budget then we suggest a bottle of Asti- amazing taste for a cheap price. Also keep in mind if you want a sweet taste instead of brut look for the word “dolce” on the bottle.  Enjoy for champagne…and don’t forget to share! ;)

celeb sightings: Sexy & the City goes bananas for “babette” (Sarah Jessica Parker)

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sex & the city star- SJP

 

what a babe! Sienna Ray's "babette" in jet black

 

From Sex & the City to full time mommy, Sarah Jessica Parker is always a full time trend setter. Sienna Ray’s “babette” mini cross body is compact but clever, whether you opt to grab the slim top handle or rock the adjustable chain strap, this bag is ready to go anywhere at anytime. A hidden mobile phone pocket, dual interior compartments & outer recessed zip pocket keeps your possessions in check and you footloose & fancy-free.

wish list wednesday: Loving These Louboutin Flats!

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fabulous "fred clous" flats

 

I think that almost every fashionable women in the world has a new pair of “loubs” on their wish list. Christian Louboutin’s are usually known for their sky high stilettos with  signature red bottoms- but these babies have stole my heart (and I’m sure yours too)! These fabulous “fred clous” flats are a bit more delicate then last seasons “fred flat spikes”, yet remain supper edgy at the same time. Of course there is one tiny catch to these puppies…their price tag at hefty $1, 295! (hey if you got it flaunt it)

 

oxford studded flats by urbanog $22.20

 

primlico studded brogues from topshop $180

 

"stud-ies" show flats from modcloth $44.95

If you are balling on a budget try these options. They might not be Christian Louboutins BUT they are still supper trendy and have the same style aesthetic. (plus way more affordable)

celeb sighting: Reality Star Goes “roxanne” for Sienna Ray (Kim Kardashian)

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reality queen kim k

 

roxanne satchel

 

Queen bee of the Kardashian clan spotted sporting a jet black satchel. This reality star has actually become a household name (known for drama, paparazzi, and now the fastest divorce from Chris H. ever!!)- but always looks chic in the process. Sienna Ray’s “roxanne” east west satchel in jet black could really help ease the stress- it’s dual compartments & straps allow you to store and go effortlessly. Destined to become your go-to reliable bag, roxanne will quickly be referred to as your new best friend.

trendy tips tuesday: Fall’s Most Flattering Makeup

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softly sexy

 

the tools to achieve a soft look

 

Who says bright shades are only for nights out? You can wear them anywhere- as long as you follow the 20% rule. (swipe makeup on your upper lids and lips, 20% of your face) This season iridescent lavender liner is killer on the eyes! To get the perfect look do two swipes against top lashes to create a think line, then top it with a similar shade of shadow for all day staying power.  Add some mascara to the tops lashes and throw on some pink bubblegum lip gloss for that final touch.

 

seductive & classic

 

neutrals & bold lips

 

A neutral palette looks way edgier when you mix up different textures. To achieve this seductive look keep the eyes shimmery and the lips matte. The best way to start is by putting on the darkest product first, in this case the lipstick…I know that seems a little backwards. Putting the darkest product first prevents you from being heavy-handed everywhere else. The next step is adding on eyeliner to your lower inner rims- followed by a bronze shadow on your lid, creating an arc affect. Almost done, add some mascara and your good to go!

 

creative pumkins…can you carve?

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patriotic pumpkins

 

mickey & mini- supper cute!

 

playful pattern & awsome inside lighting

 

this is actually a pumpkin!!

 

all i can say it- ewww! (but very inventive)

 

It’s official- only 3 days till Halloween! Time to finish up those homemade costumes, and if you haven’t got it ready yet there are still 3 days to cram. What is one of your favorite Halloween traditions? We suggest pumpkin carving! It’s a perfect activity to showcase your creative talents and put them to good use…festive use that it. Here are some impressive inspirations for you to get started.

 

fab finds friday: Blood Manor NYC- Halloween Haunted House Delivers Thrills & Chills

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haunted halloween host- blood manor

 

scary ghosts & clowns

 

terrifying music

 

Think haunted houses are for kids? Then you haven’t experienced NYC’s Blood Manor haunted house- 5,000 square feet of terror. This bloodcurdling labyrinth takes you through twenty themed rooms of horror including: the graveyard of the doomed, killer clowns, disgraceland, the cabaret of death, and zombie apocalypse. Combining the high value production of a Broadway show with the thrill of a go-go bar..this Halloween is definitely adult proofed. Their attention to detail is seriously impressive and although the sets are amazing, it’s the actors that truly set Blood Manor apart from the rest of NYC’s Halloween attractions.  Cast members don’t hesitate to lunge at, follow and tease visitors, even while taking a fair amount of heckling from tipsy tourists. The attraction will be taking place 163 Varick Street from October 7-November 5…don’t be a scaredy cat!

Don’t you get a warm & fuzzy feeling inside when you see these cuties in costume?

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tiny tootsie

 

cutest car freshener

 

loving the lobster in a pot indea

 

magical mermaid

 

tastey taco

 

awwww- need I say more?

 

Don’t you get a warm and fuzzy feeling inside when you see these cuties in costume?  Baby Halloween costumes get me every time, and of course make me think of all the little cuties in my family.  What was the funniest thing your parents dressed you up as?

thirsty thursday: Haunted Halloween Bar Crawl

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can you keep up with the haunted bar crawl?

 

choose your weapon

 

New York City is buzzing about Halloween plans, which night to celebrate, and where to go. The scoop is officially in! Gather your ghouls and gals and start early on Saturday, October 29 for a haunted bar crawl! The party starts at 12 noon and goes till 9pm, the crawl hits some of the wildest pubs in the city: McFadden’s Saloon, Sutton Place, Turtle Bay, The Irish Exit NYC, Blarney Stone Bar, O’Casey’s, Public house, Josuha Tree, The Hill, Stone Creek, and ending at the Hype Lounge. Who likes to stay in one place on Halloween (we know you don’t)- go crazy and tear up the night. Not only is this spooky treat a great time, it is also an awsome value! (we know how nights out in nyc tend to get pricey) The bar crawl ticket is only $10 AND you get the best drink specials in the house at each pub you visit. Can’t beat that!

wishlist wednesday: BOO! Sienna Ray Found You- Haute Halloween Costumes

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Who says you can’t be a star? Halloween is the perfect day where you can be ANYONE you want- including a celebrity. We know how creative you can be! Remember when you used to make your own Halloween costumes growing up? Remember when trick-or-treating was the highlight of your season, it still can be- with a little ambition and imagination.  Here are some fab celeb costume ideas- and the best part is we will tell you exactly what pieces you need to make the look come together.

these creative chicks captured the essence of the Olsen twins!

 

These chickas have some serious style! Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen is a delicious duo for Halloween. The above image is a costume that two ladies put together themselves. It is supper easy to do, and of course let’s make it your own! Here’s what you will need:

  1. your best friend (or sister) to be the 2nd twin
  2. 1 long black dress & 1 long white dress- you can switch it up by using gray, nude, brown or any neutrals (the twins do not wear much color)
  3. a long jacket (anything vintage works great)- don’t be afraid to hit your local thrift store!
  4. huge sunglasses
  5. blonde wigs (if you don’t have blonde hair)
  6. hippie headbands
  7. black nail polish
  8. 2 empty starbucks cups (or full depending on what ur drinkin!)…add some flare by writing their names in sharpie on each cup
  9. have your blackberry or iphone in had
  10. and most importantly LOTS of accessories- rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings & of course your fav Sienna Ray cross body or tote

 

queen barbie- Nicki Minaj

Barbie is back…queen Barbie Nicki Minaj that is! This rap star diva is a fun look that will keep you energetic & fierce all night. Here is what you’ll need to complete the look

  1. a bright pink wig (doesn’t matter if you choose long or short- play around with the idea)
  2. cropped leather jacket
  3. black leather leggings
  4. tight corset & bright colored push up bra
  5. tall strappy stilettos
  6. bright neon colored nail polish
  7. baby pink lipstick
  8. barbie necklace (check claires)
  9. if you really want to get creative sub the corset for a short colorful poofy dress

 

outrageous gaga

 

Of course how could this celeb Halloween list not have the ultimate pop-star Lady GaGa! This outrageous fashionista is known for her out of control style. There are MANY lady  gaga looks you could try for your costume (if your daring enough)- but this one is a no brainer. Here’s what your need:

 

  1. a hooded leotard (you could choose any color you like)- of course from American Apparel
  2. long blonde wig with bangs
  3. rayband esc sunglasses
  4. long gloves (choose to match your leotard or add in some extra color)
  5. if your not willing to bare all of that leg try some sexy fishnet tights
  6. your choice of thigh-high boots or ridiculously high pumps- the crazier the shoe, the better

Good luck with your costume, hope this helps! Don’t forget to post your pictures- we can’t wait to see what you come up with! Happy Halloween ;)

celebrating a Sienna Ray milestone today…!

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‘Life is not measured by the breaths we take,

but by the moments that take our breath away.’

 

Okay… so this is not a life-changing moment however each and every little success is well worth a celebration over here @ Sienna Ray!

For all our wonderfully fashion savvy friends across the pond in Europe, you can now get your hands on a piece of the Sienna Ray action right at your fingertips – minus stretching your patience counting the days as your new handbag enjoys the view as it ventures the Atlantic seas…. welcome to your rescue Amazon.co.uk, now serving a wide selection of  tastefully multi-talented handbags:

 

babette cross-body in caramel lambskin

babette cross-body in caramel lambskin

...all with your favourite playful print lining at their core

...all with your favourite playful print at their core

medusa doctor in cocoa lambskin

medusa doctor in cocoa lambskin

p.s. we ♥ amazon & we also adore our models and photoshoot so be sure to check out all the pics in our lookbook and on facebook as well

 

celeb sightings: top model Tyra for “mak” multi messenger (Tyra Banks)

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top model Tyra Banks

 

"mak" multi messenger in gazelle

 

Do you wanna be on top? America’s Next Top Model host, Miss Tyra Banks, is looking fierce while dogging paparazzi- clutch in hand. Sienna Ray’s “mak” multi messenger in gazelle is the bag with multiple personalities (perfect suit for Tyra). Made popular by its versatility, this convertible messenger can be worn as a clutch, cross-body, or on the shoulder at 2 different lengths. Whatever the mood, the mak is sure to fit in; it is a purse with ultimate usability.

 

 

 

trendy tips tuesday: Fav Fall 2011 Nail Colors

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OPI's fall "touring america" collection

 

Fall is here- and so is all of the fabulous treats that come along with the season. I like to think the most symbolic trait of Autumn is not that changing of the leaves, but the changing of the nail polish! With the first breath of fall we rub off those neons & pinks- slap on a coat of black polish, and sprint to the nearest Starbucks to wrap them around a pumpkin spice latte as soon as they are dry.  This year as trend setters, we must explore the rest of the dark side. Navy, charcoal grey, burgundy, chocolate and dark greens, purples, browns and reds are some fabulous (and more transitional) color options.  Here are some of my personal favs I wanted to share with you:

black beauty- butter matte finish

 

the final outcome of black matte polish

 

Chanel "peridot"- wins most unique color this season

 

Dior's slightly metallic "tuxedo" polish

 

you can never go wrong with the classic essie "wicked"

 

 

celeb sightings: keeping up with “jovette” fold over tote (Khloe Kardashian)

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keeping up with khloe kardashian

 

jovette fold-over tote in cocoa

 

Who can ever keep up with the crazy Kardashian’s…apparently Sienna Rays “jovette” fold-over tote in cocoa can! Khloe Kardashian looks stunning in light colored leather. This ve-vamped 9-5er bag is spacious yet compact, and has enough room for all of your daily necessities. It is easily transformed into an appropriate night bag by simply adjusting the strap- and your good to go!

musical mondays: Music’s Biggest Bash of the Year: z100′s Jingle Ball!

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biggest names in the business!

 

nyc's "magical" madison sqaure garden

 

Celebrating it’s 11th year, Jingle Ball (Clear Channel Radio) will light up New York City on December 9th at Madison Square Garden.  What is “Jingle Ball” you ask? (unless you live under a rock)- it is ONLY the biggest concert of the year where every major artist in music teams up to put on an amazing series of shows….not to mention the star studded celebs that usually introduce each act. This past Friday (Oct 21) Miss Demi Lovato joined the z100 team at Areopostale’s Time Square store to make the official announcement of the mind-blowing lineup for 2011: Lady Gaga, Pitbull, Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, David Guetta, LMFAO, Foster the People, Gym Class Heroes and Hot Chelle Rae. Special guest hosts will include: Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian Odom, Lamar Odom and Karmin, with more to be announced.

How can this concert get any better? Every year Z100′s Jingle Ball gives back to the community to celebrate the holiday season.  This year’s official charity partner for Z100′s Jingle Ball is STOMP Out Bullying,  a national anti-bullying/cyberbullying program for kids and teens. Fabulous & philanthropic! Tickets for this holiday bash will go on sale exclusively to ZVIP members via Ticketmaster starting Nov 1 at 4pm ET….tickets can get pretty pricey. If  you can’t score them this year- no worries! Jingle Ball 2011 will kick off with the action-packed Z100 & Coca Cola’s All Access Lounge.  The FREE event will include performances by Z100 artists and meet & greets with fan favorites.  The FREE (did i mention free?) indoor festival will feature music as well as interactive displays from some of today’s hottest brands and products.  The event will take place from 12 – 6 p.m. ET at Hammerstein Ballroom. See you there!

celeb sightings: Bring on the “babette” for Sienna Ray (Scarlett Johansson)

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sexy scarlett johansson rocking a cross body

 

better believe this is a babette!

 

The sexy movie starlet, Miss Scarlett Johansson always looks chic- even when she is out and about on the town. Sienna Ray’s babette mini cross-body in jet black can keep her style on track. Known as the adventurous bag, “babette” is compact but clever. Whether you opt to grab the slim top handle or rock the adjustable chain strap, this bag is ready to go anywhere at anytime. A hidden mobile phone pocket, dual interior compartments & outer recessed zip pocket keeps your possessions in check and you footloose & fancy-free.  Scarlet and Sienna Ray’s “babette” are both total babes!

fab finds friday: Classic Trench Coat = A Closet Trophy!

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classic trench is a wardrobe stapple

 

sleek back view

 

All fashionable females tend to clean out their closets every season to make room for the new wonderful wardrobe.  No need to toss this trendy treat, a classic trench coat is every woman’s closet trophy piece.  This modern military-inspired update to the classic trench is a MUST! Faux-leather trim, belted cuffs and epaulettes tie the look together for a stylish twist. With a retail price of $138 the Express trench fills the slot for our fab find!

celeb sightings: Miss Jackson “milfie” for Sienna Ray (Janet Jackson)

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miss jackson if you're nasty

 

"milfie" bowling bag in caramel

 

Making it’s way to the stage with Miss Jackson is Sienna Ray’s “milfie”- the unofficial mum bag. The milfie was controversially named for all the hot mamas. Featuring two sizeable compartments with inner zip pockets, as well as an easy to reach outer pocket, this bag has a place for it all. Long rolled handles & an optional cross-body strap enable the bag to be carried in a variety of comfortable fashions.

 

thirsty thursday: Leave the Coffee Behind- Tea is the New Trend!

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modern day tea party

 

gaga sporting that teacup better then a birkin bag

 

west village nyc- The Tea Set

 

As you know New York City has always been a coffee town, it’s suddenly facing serious competition from a more delicate ladylike drink. Beautiful blondes aren’t the only tea fans- jet setters, pop stars and Wall Street gurus are buzzing over the leafy brew too! Facebook and Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker boasts a collection of more then 100 exotic teas, and Lady GaGa totes around a teacup like it’s a Birkin bag.  New York’s fashion scene, (of course) is way ahead of the trend…duh. Almost every major designer has held a celebratory tea reception/tea party.  This “chic” thing to do can also be an economic factor- instead of throwing a fancy lunch or cocktail reception; they’ll throw a tea party! Didn’t get your invite to one of these fab celeb studded tea parties? No worries- NYC suddenly has some supper sweet teashops popping up all over the city. If your in the West Village check out The Tea Set (cozy nook that seats 25), Soho home to Harney & Sons (tea store & tasting bar), and Upper East Side perfectly suits William Poll (a tea-sandwich shop).

 

Adding Champagne to the mix probably doesn’t dent the devotion of the young and thirsty, either. The Tea Set has created a tea-rrific $15 cocktail by mixing bubbly with syrup made from the store’s bestseller, Red Peach Vanilla tea… now that sounds like my cup of tea! After all, tea is perfect for frenzied New Yorkers with a big caffeine habit and little piece of mind. Tea promotes harmony and balance of life- drinking tea is an art of living.

 

 

 

celeb sightings: Keep it Classy with “katie” for Sienna Ray (Jennifer Lopez)

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stylish jenny from the block

 

"katie" pleated hobo in mapple

Jennifer Lopez is always keeping it classy, from performing on stage- to spending time with her twins…this hot momma has got it going on! This pleated hobo bag features a spacious top zip entry, perfect for quick access while on the go. Inner zip pockets, snap in key holder and a mobile pocket keep you organized and on the ball. Wear with sienna braided handle or brass chain strap, for work or play. Sienna Ray’s “katie” pleated hobo in mapple is known as the best friend bag, supper reliable and strong.  (who wouldn’t wanna be j.Lo’s bestyy?)

 

 

wishlist wednesday: Ravishing Burberry Rain Boots

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classy and casual

 

back view - burberry rainboots

 

These ravishing Burberry quilted check print boots will actually have you “signing in the rain”! A glossy patent leather strap tops the quilted, check-pattern shaft of a weather-ready boot with a durable sole.  These puppies retail for $ 450…add them to the wishlist! (hopefully santa is good to us this year)

"latergator" rain boots

 

trendy textures take the cake!

 

If your not willing to dish out that kind of doe check out these Khombu “latergator” rubber rain boots. These boots are not only stylish and chic, but they look expensive! Retailing for $46.75, you can’t go wrong.

Sienna’s Stories : Does the city scare you?

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After several days hiatus I have returned. If you would like a sneak peek at what kept me so busy this weekend, take a look!  A big thanks to Rob Daly for this weekend, so lovely for you to make the trip! The weather here in NYC has continued to tease me. 70+ degrees Fahrenheit some days and not a drop of rain to be seen! I loathe the couple of days with inconsistent heavy rains, however, as much as my mood (& skin) will miss the constant sunshine, I cannot pretend I am not excited for a real AUTUMN weekend. With the Holidays just around the corner, I only have several weekends before the sequence of extended family gatherings begins (aka lots of traveling and not always on my own personal terms!).

Here are a couple of the things on the bucket list for this glorious fall…

Gotta love my WINE: I’ve heard from many of my girlfriends that the vineyard tours on Long Island are a must do! Many come with package deals for wine tastings at several neighboring vineyards: why get all that way for one, the more the merrier! Ironic as it is, I do not really think of the east coast of America when I think of wine. This ‘just outside the city’ adventure seems similar to a vineyard tour I went on last year in the gorgeous landscape of Oregon. Oh, the memories…

Bringing out the CHILD in me: Might I suggest venturing to the pumpkin patch very soon! With the beautiful weekends we have been having, I am sure the patch has been quite the hotspot for families, teens, young couples and really anyone (like me) that get’s all giddy over every little holiday throughout the year! A popular favorite, again out on Long Island, is the long standing Helen’s with a corn maze for the children, hot apple cider and a beautiful country view for a bit of FALL romance, and of course pumpkins for carving and recipes galore. I’m sure there are many in the tri-state area to get your Halloween sweet tooth fulfilled!

It definitely seems that Long Island is not just an escape from the summer humidity, but a great little weekend escape from the city for any season! Although NYC may be what brings people to this area… clearly there are hidden gems to be seen in the surrounding areas. Though, I personally do not want to miss the HARD Haunted NYC affair at Terminal 5! Skream and Benga, original dubstep DJ’s from the UK (a step away and above mainstream dubstep sounds) are performing with Joker this Saturday. I came across this tempting night out on the list of Fall activities (101 to be specific) in the latest TimeOut - be sure to check out number 74 for pumpkin patch fun IN the city. So excited to finally spend a long night dancing until the morning with the floors throbbing under my feet and flashing lights all around me.

What are you doing this weekend?

Sienna Ray xx

celeb sightings: Dasing Diva “medusa” Doctor Bag for Sienna Ray (Fergie)

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boom boom pow- fab fergie

 

"medusa" doctor bag in cocoa

 

The multi-function “medusa” fits perfectly with the multi-talented recording artist Fergie! Our gracefully spacious carryall is a must have for the about and about woman who carries their lives discreetly in style. Inner and outer zip pockets keep you organized while the magnetic frame opening provides ultimate accessibility and gives the bag structure. Can you say fergalicious?!

trendy tips tuesday: Learn How to Layer your Fall Looks!

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love layering with sequins!

 

perfect pieces for layering a dress

 

kick it up a notch- layering your pants look

 

the sweet and sassy look- layering a skirt

 

be a trend setter- fashionable & fun layering

 

Listen up ladies, the hottest trendy tip for fall is leaning how to layer your clothing. There are so many ways to layer your look- some of them can make your outfit different and personal, and some of them can make you look like a hot mess! The most important thing to keep in mind when layering is colors and textures. Avoid using too many layers…3 things on top is enough (you don’t want to look bulky).  When it comes to colors neutrals are key for a classic or polished look, they have low saturation and can give your layering a harmonious touch.  For a sassy and stylish look mix different fabrics- you can never go wrong with a little sequins! Remember layering is not only for the upper part of your body. Layer the bottom half with tights, leggings, and over the knee socks peeping out of high boots is always fashionable. Keep it classy or sass it up depending on your mood and personal style.

 

musical monday: Untapping the Underground Scene with CSS

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brazilian rockers

 

css making a loud statement

 

wacky neon & bold fashion

 

Css is an abbreviation for Cansei de Ser Sexy, which literally means, “got tired of being sexy.” This Brazilian rock band from São Paulo is labeled as part of the explosive “new rave” underground scene.  Their catchy electronic hipster songs are in both English and Portuguese. The cool story behind their name was actually inspired by a quote from a Beyoncé song, who allegedly declared that she was “tired of being sexy.” The bands funky style and fierce spunk seem to be getting a lot of attention in the fashion world.  During a trip to Paris I heard this awsome runway song on a TV fragrance commercial and was DYING to know who the artist was. Chloe featured CCS’s “Let’s Make Love and Listen to Death From Above” in their fragrance add! Not only is this song amazing, but also their whole album has a very different sound…CSS is not afraid to express themselves through their style.

celeb sightings: Foxy “roxanne” for Sienna Ray (Lady GaGa)

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the queen of daring fashion

 

foxy "roxanne" satchel in jet black

 

Always fierce and fabulous, Lady GaGa takes the crown as the most daring and highly watched woman in fashion. Her style is bold and brave, she is the true definition of a trend setter. Whether she is in a costume bodysuit baring it all or glammed Sienna Ray’s “roxanne” east west satchel in jet black is the way to go! Our roxy (for short) is a compact version of the milife bag, it’s dual compartments & straps allow you to store and go effortlessly. Lady GaGa can even stash her bottle of wine in this baby (although she seems like a vodka girl to me)- whatever the case “roxanne” will be your new best friend.

fab finds friday: H&M Producing Adorable Perfection

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add a pop of color to your fall wardrobe

 

classic little black dress

 

spice it up with snakeskin

 

Finally there is a perfect fall dress that is affordable and is offered in so many styles!  This fab find from H&M is a long-sleeved v-neck cut (comfortable) jersey dress that retails for an affordable $ 14.95…what a steal! The dress is available in: black, powder beige, camel, orange, snakeskin pattern, and blue patter. Why not buy it in every color? Wanna spice it up? Simply add your fav skinny belt to the waist…or better yet a Sienna Ray bag from our f.w2011 collection!

celeb sightings: “prima” dona for Sienna Ray (Ashley Olsen)

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addorable Ashley Olsen

 

"prima" dona pleated satchel in jet black

 

From “Full House” to the front lines of fashion, Ashley Olsen is one trend setting sista! Cool laid back LA style sets the tone for Ms. Olsen’s look. Sienna Ray’s “prima” is perfect for travel and the jetset lifetsyle. This oversized satchel has just enough room for every thing a girl needs for an impromptu trip, without feeling too bulky. This closet staple is a must!