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A dash of PUNK COUTURE @ The Met

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So what to do when a Central Park picnic takes a rain delay….? Take the girls to brunch and a bit of culture! No need to look all too far away – been meaning to check out the PUNK exhibit since admiring all the rocker red carpet style from the Met Gala… while equally pondering just [...]

henri bendel : match made in handbag heaven

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What a trip. 5th ave glitz and glamour indeed. SO lovely to meet all you this weekend at our first showing with Henri Bendel – thanks to all your amazing support we will be seeing you again very soon! …few of our istaGLAM favorites for you: Sienna Ray makes an appearance at Henri Bendel; a [...]

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… From top: @songofstyle, @troprouge, @NatalieOffDuty, Sienna Miller + Kelly Osbourne, [...]

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

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…well for the selected few to start – aka for the humble abode of own, my NYC pied-à-terre to be exact. It’s a “cozy” kind of place. Truly makes up for lack of space with a splash of character here and there. Hence, why not take the opportunity to customize a few things. And as many [...]

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.                     [...]

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. [...]

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

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 Sienna Ray & Co., lovable leather handbags & accessories, has spread its wings from Vancouver to NYC’s Mott Street in a PopUp shop sure to please. The boutique, which will be open from Thanksgiving weekend until Christmas Eve, offers a selection of special edition handbags, clutches, cosmetic cases and leather goods catering to the East [...]

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.   [...]

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…. My amazing friends, fans & followers you can help Sienna Ray & Co. get up close & personal with Jim Treliving & [...]

tuesday night @ the tribeca rooftop

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If you have not been to the Tribeca Rooftop in NYC, you should beg, borrow, or steal and invitation because it is absolutely FAB-ulous! Hosting the most exclusive social events, weddings, and galas this place is sure to please. Talk about a 15 thousand sq foot penthouse with panoramic views of the Hudson River and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Marvelous Met Ball Gowns!

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These are our top picks from last night’s Met Ball in NYC- the fashion divas were on the prowl! This ladies definitely took risks and made some serious statements. Love it or hate it?   Beyonce bares some booty in this FABULOUS number! Where else can she wear this darling dress except a Vogue party? [...]

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 [...]

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” [...]

Favorite Fashions: 2012 Grammys

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                #1. WORST MISSED ;( 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 [...]

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

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              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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              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 [...]

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

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BEST #5.   #4.   #3. #2.   #1. DRUM ROLL PLEASE…..   WORST!! WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?! (your stylist should be fired) #5.   #4.   #3.   #2.   #1. WORSTTTT   Hope you enjoyed our scandal and praise! What were your misses and hits?! xo

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

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#5. 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, [...]

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

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                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 [...]

trendy tips: traveling in style…[airport swag]

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              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 [...]

trendy tips: ‘Tis the Season of Tights

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          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? [...]

HOT-liday Spirit Shoes

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                    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 [...]

trend report: Psychedelic Furs that are FAB

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          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 [...]

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. As can be [...]

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

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

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

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      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 [...]

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

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          If you’re in NYC, prep your pocketbooks for a few hot sample sales this week! From Armani to Ana Sui to Christian Louboutin , brands are slashing prices. Mark your calendars! This week’s sales are so good, we’re getting giddy just thinking about them! NYC sample sale season has officially [...]

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

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          Breaking hearts all over the world, teenage music sensation Justin Bieber has some serious style. Over the past  three years he has completely transformed his look from geek to chic. (he also probably has the best styling team to help out) Justin is not afraid to take risks in his [...]

fab finds friday: What Time is It?

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        “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 [...]

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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      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 [...]

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

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    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. [...]

wish list wednesday: Loving These Louboutin Flats!

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  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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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    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 [...]

fab finds friday: H&M Producing Adorable Perfection

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      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 [...]

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

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    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 [...]

celeb sightings: Marvelous “milfie” for Sienna Ray (Victoria Beckham)

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    Perfectly Posh Victoria is at it once again! Always looking dolled up to the 9’s, she could use a Sienna Ray “milfie” bag to keep up with her luxurious lifestyle.   Not only is this handbag large enough to hold everything you could possibly need, it also has an optional cross body strap which [...]

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

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  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!   Wow now that’s more like it!  The fab “waistcoat [...]

well-dressed wednesday: Fall in Love with Fall!

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  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 [...]

well dressed wednesday: poolside charm

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I love dressing up for poolside parties. So many layers can be put on and taken off to create different looks!

feminine friday: hurricane ready umbrellas

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Greetings, Okay, raise your hands if hurricane irene or the earthquake that happened in virginia made life a little harder for you. For all you Atlantic City go-ers, I’m sorry to say (if you haven’t heard) that the place will be closed- only their third time in the past 33 years…. And know I wasn’t [...]

well dressed wednesday: sunset beauty

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Regardless of which season it is, a sunset is always going to be beautiful. A sunset is romantic and warm. A neutral colored handbag adds warmth and class to any romantic look.

well dressed wednesday: pretty in pink

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Rock your pinks, oranges, and neons before the temperature drops, flowers wilt, and fall arrives. Pair a vibrant colored top with white bottoms. After all, white brings out the tan in every skin color!

feminine friday: the little bra company

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Did you know that many women wear the wrong bra size? The smallest bra size offered at Victoria’s Secret may not be the right fit for you. The Little Bra Company offer sizes as small as 28A. Haven’t you heard?Good things come in small sizes… And you do not need to invest in sports bras! The [...]

well-dressed wednesday: bags to Fall for

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Though spring is my favorite season of the year, I prefer dressing in sumer/fall clothing. There’s something aesthetically  pleasing about light jackets, maxi skirts, white jeans, and booties. For the fall, I’m loving the capsule bags in varsity colors (maybe because I am a rising senior in college and I am having college withdrawal symptoms [...]

well-dressed wednesday: sweet sample sale alert!

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…way too many great summery pieces to choose from! thursday july 28th 11am-7pm dace | one of a few | erin templeton @300 – 76 W. 6th Ave (@ Manitoba)

travelled thursday: mobile fashion, convoluted construct

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Pop up stores and businesses like Cool Haus has taken retailing to the next level. This weekend while in Soho, I stumbled upon the 83 Anomaly, an installation disguised truck that houses Convoluted Construct, a line of art inspired graphic tees. Now next time you go shopping, would you rather make it an experiential one, or would you [...]

talent tuesday: derek lam

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Meeting a fashion designer, your role model, or w celebrity in person is always exciting. This Saturday I was blesses with the presence of Derek Lam, guest speaker of Fashion Camous NYC’s first annual networking event. Derek was incredible and the talk was super inspiring. Here’s some snippets from the interview: Q: What drew you [...]

well-dressed wednesday: jane aldridge, sea of shoes blog

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Who: Jane Aldrige What: Sea of Shoes, a very influential blog as it has followers from all ages, styles, and personalities. When: launched in 2007 as a hobby Why: She can carry out any look or trend. As exhibited, Jane can go from preppy americana to romantic. She has done some collaborated design work with [...]

talent tuesday: oliver peoples eyewear

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An investment worth making? A good pair of optics or sunglasses. They are great fashion accessories that help you look sophisticated, mysterious, and smart. Take good care of your specs and they will last you years. Yesterday I had forgotten to bring my glasses to work. My eyes were crying for help by the end [...]

“What I learnt in 3 months in nyc…. best outdoor bars, sweetest shopping locations & curious adventures”

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part#2: shop, shop, SHOPPING!   1. Soho: by far the best selection and ambiance, everything from highstreet brands to designer labels, my fav places are between 7th & broadway / houston & grand   2. Flatiron district: amazing homewear stores and large versions of your typical zara/bcbg type stores 3. Upper east & 5th ave: I group [...]

modern monday: jonathan adler

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You may be surprised at how rearranging a few pieces of furniture in a room makes it look completely different. I love the idea of room make overs. It gives you a chance to move furniture around, clean, and possibly find lost items that have fallen behind your dresser or night stand. Jonathan Adler is [...]

talent tuesday: max azria, resort 2012

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Resort 2012, unlike the fall where everything was about skin tight skinny jeans and jeggings, is all about volume and fluidity. I’m happy to say, now that clothes don’t hug every curve of my body, I feel a little better about treating myself to a nice ice cream sundae every so often. Here are some [...]

found: NEW designer west village boutique

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As I was strolling down the sunny streets of the Manhattan’s West Village, the window display at this trendy boutique stopped me in my tracks! It was first the Brasilian melissa shoes that caught my eye, then realized the entire store was full of very hard-to-find international designers for both, men and women.  The fresh environment [...]

celebrate memorial day weekend with the ideal Hampton’s Beach Tote by Sonia O’Mara!

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Yesterday I had the great pleasure of endless conversation over a coffee date with Sonia O’Mara. I was truly inspired by her genuine & real character – extremely welcoming and a much needed treat within my weeks of running around nyc. Bonus, with a tour through her Union Square studio I was impressed with not only [...]

a bench in time

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If you love life’s random coincidences as much as I do, get a kick out of this one: Met with the lovely Robyn & Mauricio of Shine PR yesterday afternoon and as Mauricio is flipping through our autumn2011 catalogue his gaze is caught by one of the photo’s… then he flips through his iPhone and [...]

fine find: business mag stereotypes the bag lady

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Handbags, handbags, handbags… people are often forwarding me emails, handing me magazine cut-outs, & graciously gifting me everything from coffee-table books to 365 day box calendars – all filled with pictures & information on the ever amazing niche of handbags. And most recently my attentive accountant set the tone of our meeting with a very [...]

manufacture day out: shopping for new leathers!

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5am: alarm sings me awake, shower, primp & bare essentials to complete my “shopping for leather day” look… 7:30am: quick SKYPE call checking in on mom, thankyou airport wifi, taking in the not-so-often viewed sunrise and ready for a successful relaxing day ahead 10:13am: don’t knock the wish list, sun is shining and in strutting [...]

sienna ray has moved… 3 blocks down the street!

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…and maybe you heard us – literally – as Julia (designer for the newly strcucted fall2011 collection!) and I tumbled the mighty industrial sewing machine down the three cobblestoned blocks of gastown from 306 to 36 water street – thanks again to the lovely gentleman that helped rescue us mid intersection of water & abbott… [...]

another good excuse for Bellini’s with the ladies

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Spring is here – along with all the “let’s get outdoors again” events popping up today, tomorrow and next week. You wont see me complaining, it’s only the CW network that may notice I have finally resorted to a bit of TiVo in order to keep my weekly addiction of teen primetime satisfied…. Next week’s [...]

playing tricks on your eyes @ Bamboo Ballroom

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For most of us it’s that “in-between” season: that little bit too warm to wear your winter coat but a tad bit on the chilly side to get the legs out on show. And I don’t know about you, but I cringe at the feeling and sight of good ole’ fashion neutral coloured pantyhouse…. do [...]

adding springtime colour & flow to the wardrobe

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It is that time again – spent sunday dispersing clothes ALL over my apartment: this pile “goodbye til next winter”, that pile “maybe it just needs a bit of an alteration so that I wear it more often…”, and the one way over there “good & done, memories are all is left with these pieces [...]

Looking for the perfect Holiday clutch?

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What fun is a little black dress without great accessories? The Sienna Ray & Co. Holiday 2009 Collection has the perfect clutch for any occasion to carry all of your party essentials.  Ranging from luxurious leather to eco-chic salmon skin, you’ll find just what you need to complete any holiday outfit. The Holiday 2009 Collection [...]

Rainy day hair?… disguise it under a Hot Hat!

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Yes, it’s fabulous fall fashion time and thankful that on days like today (and for us Vancouverites, most fall days!) the hottest trend is to highlight your outfit with a one of kind hat. Not only does this fashion statement save us from those nasty humid-day-fly-aways it also allows us to give the snooze button [...]

local fashion guru features our PR stylist

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How brilliant to spot our very own Niki Blasina in the spotlight as Style Spy’s “Girl of the Week”: Not at all too surprising as Niki has that effortlessly chic way of looking completely put together at all times. What we love the most, which she states with ease and pride, is how her day [...]

Fall Must Have: Red Bags!

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Red is back this season in everything from clothing to shoes and accessories.  Be on trend this fall with the seasons hottest hue! How to work this colour into your wardrobe? With a statement bag, of course.  You can never go wrong with this pop of colour paired with your fall neutrals.  Some of our [...]

What do Alexander Wang, Karl Lagerfeld and Sienna Ray have in common?

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Besides their obvious cool factor… it’s their affinity for non-handbag handbags, where practicality meets the unexpected.  This unconventional style is perfect for carrying all of your necessities and allows you to go hands free! Sienna Ray is known for the best selling Sunday belt purse and the Suzi wrist wallet.  Chanel also had the infamous [...]


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