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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

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.

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!

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

aisha + alexus @ work

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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

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!

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.

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.

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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.
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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!

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

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! 

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

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

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.

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 ♥

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

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

Denny’s World on tumblr ♥

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.

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

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

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).

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

 

 

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!

 

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.

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!

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)

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!

 

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 ;)

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!

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.

 

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?)

 

 

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!

wish-list wednesday: Right off the Runway- Matthew Williamson Degrade Mongolian Vest

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mongolian fur vest

matthew williamson mongolian fur vest- bananas

 

Every fashionista should own a fur vest for fall- this particular vest is  totally mind-blowing!  (yet completely unaffordable…unless you’re Kim Kardashian)  This Matthew Williamson Degrade Mongolian vest retails for a whopping $1, 224, and is made out of 100% Mongolian lamb fur.  KEEP DREAMING!

faux fur vest in black and grey

affordable and fabulous! supper trash faux fur vest

 

Wow now that’s more like it!  The fab “waistcoat vally” faux fur vest by Supper Trash retails for $190. This long sleeveless waistcoat reaches until a little above the knee with a fading affect from black to grey (look familiar?).  Affordable and stylish, it’s a win-win situation. Style tip: try pairing this vest up with a dark grey long-sleeved dress.

celeb sightings: Jet-Set “jovette” for Sienna Ray (Jessica Alba)

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jessica alba handbag

jazzy jessica alba

 

jovette in caramel

"jovette" fold over tote in caramel- supper soft leather

 

Cute and casual Jessica Alba is sporting a large handbag, which can only be worn one way. Sienna Ray’s feature “jovette” fold-over tote in caramel features a roomier design for daily necessities and is easily transformed into an appropriate night bag by simply adjusting the straps.  Any handbag with two looks is better than one!

celeb sightings: Retro Rihanna “roxanne” for Sienna Ray

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rihanna red hair

red haired rihanna- shoulda rocked sienna ray

 

sienna ray roxanne

trendy "roxanne" east west satchel in caramel

 

Rihanna always expresses herself through fashion with unique styles. From east to the west “Roxanne” is destined to become your go-to reliable bag.  Not only does this handbag look great on your arm, it also allows you to lengthen the straps transforming into a full cross-body piece.  The best part about this beauty (besides the buttery soft lambskin leather), is it can smartly stash a bottle of wine! Stylish, functional, and adjustable, match made in heaven.

 

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 sighting: Royally Rad “medusa” for Sienna Ray (Pippa Middleton)

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royal family pippa

royally regal pippa middleton

 

large handbag

carry all "medusa" doctor bag- it fits everything!

 

Stunning and regal Pippa would look amazing in Sienna Ray’s “medusa” doctor bag in cocoa.  Who wouldn’t want a large carryall with delicate charm?  Sophistication and discreet style make this handbag a must for women who carry their life in one place at all times! From the royal castle to a shopping trip- “medusa” has you covered.

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.

well-dressed wednesday: Fall in Love with Fall!

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everything you need for fall

everything you need for fall and more

 

Colored leaves, cool breeze, and pumpkin spice lattes (yumm) can only mean one thing…October has arrived and fall is in full swing.  Finally we can express our fashion creativity with lots of layers and great seasonal accessories. Bring on the fur, tights, sweaters, and scarves! My favorite fall theme pieces this year can be summed up with long sleeve dresses, anything that’s knit, ponchos, and fur vests.  Keep it clean with muted tones of tan, camel, light rose, and add some deep purple for a pop of color.   Some great affordable finds displayed on our trend board include: an orche jacquard tunic sweater dress from Miss Selfridge, cream floral print snood scarf from Topshop, and a canny curry blazer by MBYM.  Did somebody say fall shopping spree?

talent tuesday: photographer Rob Daly

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mid air angel

mid air angel

oh so cool black & white jump

oh so cool black & white jump

love this fashionable dance shot

love this fashionable dance shot

Now does this L.A.  based photographer have an eye for style! His unique use of lighting and composition sets his pictures apart from the crowd. With years of experience under his belt, Rob Daly’s focus ranges from high fashion to lifestyle photography – we love it all! My personal favorites are his signature action jumping shots, it really proves that he is not afraid to take risks. MAJOR UPDATE… we’re thrilled to leak the news that Sienna Ray and Rob Daly will join forces for a special, bonus S/S 2012 campaign shoot. Can you say fabulous!

  …stay tuned for this inspirational collaboration. More of his stunning portraits can be found at RobDaly.com

modern monday: adjustable heels-choosing comfort or fashion

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steps to converting heels to flats

changing from heels to flats in a few easy steps

 

patent leater adjustable heels

black patent leather-great for work

 

black strappy heels

black "mariella" strappy heels

 

What an amazing concept from shoe-company Camileon Heels …wish I have thought of this! How many times have you caught yourself running to catch the subway or trying to haul a cab in your stilettos? This adjustable shoe gives you the option to convert your heel to a flat in a few simple steps.

The main question we must ask ourselves as trendsetters simply comes down to this…are we choosing comfort or fashion? Even though this is one Ah-mazing idea, Camileon Heels does not offer a large variety of fashionable styles and materials for their shoes. Are these adjustable shoes really going to give the same affect as our fabulous designer 5inchers? I think not, go big or go home. The company is dedicated to improving design, fit, and comfort as they move forward.  I will definitely keep an on Camileon Heels to see how they progress into fashion “must-haves”.

To test these out for yourself, head to the Camileon Heels website.

feminine friday: best fashion magazine covers in 2011

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Considering the styling, make up, hair, wardrobe, and accessories, these 5 magazines had the best covers in 2011. Props to the amazing photographers, stylists, models, and cast and crew of these fashion shoots!

elle belgium january 2011

w magazine march 2011

bazaar mexico may 2011

w magazine july 2011

vogue spain august 2011

well dressed wednesday: floral trends

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cheers for fall flowers!

british vogue

florals on the runway

I love that fall flowers are blooming. Though my favorite is the Tulip, I still find fall flowers very beautiful and intriguing. The Goldenrod, Japanese Anemone, Asters, Toad Lily are some of the beautiful flowers that bloom in the fall. This fall, flowers are translated through prints and accessories.

P.S. My recent receipt of a bouquet of red roses as a surprise practical joke from a friend got me a little curious about the (modern) meaning of flowers. Handy little guide in case you’ve recently received a bouquet of flowers from a secret admire or a special someone.


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