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Softly Sophisticated.

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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

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

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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Channing Tatum

 

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!

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

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

sienna ray cross body golden bliss

beautiful beatrice falls in love with NEW 'brooklyn' 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!

 

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.

 

 

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

restaurant

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

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?

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.

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)

 

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

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

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!

 

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.

 

 

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!

 

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”!

 

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?

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.

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: 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.

thirsty thursday: Relax Rooftop Style, Enjoy the View!

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enjoy the amazing view- surrounded by beautiful people

 

filled with chic décor

 

empire rooftop is the place to be

 

The first thing that pops into my mind when Thursday arrives- the week is almost over and I need a cocktail! Going out on the weekends is so over rated,…and over crowded. “Thirsty Thursday” is the perfect night to meet with friends and unwind, why not do it rooftop style? The trendy chic Empire Hotel located on the upper west side is a spot where beautiful people sip delicious cocktails and take in the amazing view.  How great is the view might you ask? Overlooking Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, and the Hudson River-Empire Rooftop is the place to be.

 

 

musical monday: Beyonce channels “Audrey Hepburn”-rockin the baby bump

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beyonce baby pump

preggers & still sexy

 

countdown video

"audrey hepburn" inspired beyonce

 

old hollywood glam

audrey hepburn in funny face

 

Baby bump Beyonce gets her ‘Audrey Hepburn” on for her new 60′s inspired “Countdown” video.  This glamorous diva can pull off any look, pregnant and all! Her main character in the video is inspired by ‘Audrey Hepburn’ in Funny Face, mimicking the look in all black, long sleeves, and white socks with flats. In the video Beyonce is seen wearing a full closet’s worth of fun 60′s gear in dozens of variations of herself while keeping a glowing smile.  The concept might be simple, but Beyonce’s intricate dance numbers and split screen effect brings a lot of energy and sass. Who else can be preggers and still dance like that? She has proved no matter what the circumstance may be- she will continue making outstanding music. Can you say fierce?!

celeb sightings: Rockin “milfie” for Sienna Ray! (Gwen Stefani)

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gwen with child

gwen stefani-rockin hot mama with son

 

milfie handbag

functional & fabulous- milfie bowling bag in jet

 

The “hella good” mommy always looks rockstar chic, even if she is playing at the park with her son.  Sienna Ray’s “milfie” in jet black leather is right up her alley. This bag is completely versatile…day to night and work to play.  The cross body strap lets you have your hands free for mom duty with a casual look, and the long rolled handles transforms the bag for a more sophisticated feel.

Celeb Sightings: The Perfect “milfie” for Sienna Ray! (Katie Holmes)

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star katie holmes

casual chic look

 

milfie bowling bag

"miflie" bowling bag- unofficial hot moma bag

 

In the image above Katie Holmes is sporting a casually chic look with an oversized woven tote in tan. Boy do we have the perfect bag for her! Named after all of the fashionable hot momas of the world, Sienna Ray’s “milfie” handbag has it all…and more. Featuring two size adjustable compartments with inner zip pockets, as well as an easy to reach outer pocket, this bag has a place for everything. Long rolled handles and an optional cross-body strap enables the bag to be carried in a variety of different ways, making it extremely functional.

talent tuesday: NYFW through Sienna Ray’s views

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Enjoy snapshots of past shows this week. Sienna Ray’s favorite shows so far are: Rag and bone, Daryl K, and Tracy Reese. So much effort is put into putting together fashion shows. It would be a waste not to watch the shows, especially when you can live stream it right from you laptop computer at home. Be sure to catch some of today’s shows! The schedule goes as follows:

9AM Jenny packham

9.30 Callula Lilibelle

10AM Carolina Herra

11AM Carlos miele

1PM Rebecca Minkoff

1.30 Pamella Roland

2PM Donna Karan NY

3PM VLOV-QUINGQUING WU

4PM Yeohlee

5PM Norman Ambrose

6PM Betsey Johnson

6.30 Jad Ghandour

7PM Perry Ellis

Tracy Reese

very high fashion and RTW at the same time

rag and bone show

spotted a varsity jacket trending in the audience

yet another successful fashion week in NYC!

talent tuesday: fashion’s night out 2011

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Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) was originally conceived by Anna Wintour in 2008. For me, FNO is like a city wide fashion show that is open to the public. Designers and important people in the fashion industry make appearances at retail stores that are showing their latest fashion. FNO is definitely a love child of fashion and fun.

To list a couple of my favorite in store events on 10/8…

Phillip Lim boutique will be transformed into a ‘Girls on Bikes stop’ in the vein of a truck stop but for chic girls around town who ride bikes! 6pm – 11pm

Oscar de la renta will have a special FNO collection available online

Alexander McQueen Collect one of a limited number of FNO2011 keys containing a special code for the chance to win an Alexander McQueen Folk Tote. Enter your code online to see if you’ve unlocked the gift.

FNO 2010

FNO 2011

modern monday: modern love

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Olivia Palermo and German model Johannes Huebl are as happy as ever in their relationship. Click here to see the couple in an interview for Elle Magazine.

look great together

both always stylish

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talent tuesday: Shay Cunliffe, costume designer of because i said so

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Playing with paper dolls and Poly Pockets is the earliest nostalgic memory of mine pertaining to fashion. Three years ago when trying to foresee what I’d like to do after college, I had thought I would want to be a costume designer. However, I still do admire the work that costume designers produce.

Shay Cunliffe is a costume designer of some of my favorite movies: Because I Said So, City of City of Angels and  He’s Just Not That Into You. I love that she dressed both Mandy Moore and Diane Keaton in polka dot dresses.

a sweet and chic look

an empowering, fun mom in polka dots

 

talent tuesday: Anya, Project runway season 9

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Nine years ago when the first season of Project Runway launched, I used to watch it and think garments made in the show were over the top and too couture (my lack of appreciation for design). I tuned in to project runway recently and was surprised at how in love I am with some of the designers’ work!

Anya Ayoung-Chee designed garments pictured below out of bed sheets and PJs. The judges were critical of her sewing skills since she stated she had learned how to sew not to long before Project Runway started. After her model walked the runway, the judges were blown away. They loved the garments! Her work was amazing

first time making pants!

sexy back

my personal favorite- boxers and bed sheets by Bert Keeter

project runway 


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