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

the summer goddess glow : #BubbleGumLips

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    “Pink lipstick is so my thing this year, the easiest pop-of-color accessory to any look!” -Sienna Ray xx From top to bottom: Cara Delevingne; Model wearing Lip Tar in Anime; Doutzen Kroes wearing Nars Turkish Delight; contrast your colors with MAC Devine Choice.

A dash of PUNK COUTURE @ The Met

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

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, [...]

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

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What a night. Good fun, great people and a wonderful cause! Not only is this show the biggest and most prestigious Scottish fashion event in the world, it also one of the top three fashion shows in the world in terms of press and media coverage. Hence very excited to be showcasing my gold après [...]

An Inside Look: NYFW F2013 Street Style @ Lincoln Center

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What is the most anticipated week in fashion that happens twice a year in NYC? You guessed it, NYFW! This is the the industry elite’s Super Bowl, put on your best and play the game from Feb 7-14, 2013. Fashion week is about  running wild, letting your hair down and having some fun at work! [...]

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.                     [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

plan your sun filled NYFW with our fav midtown rooftops

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The glory days right now… those bonus summer-like bright days & nights – where the biggest dilemma in a day can often be based around “do I wear my new fall tights or push one more outing in my fav sundress before it’s too late!?” In the meantime, don’t take too long to decide and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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: Lets Throw a Party…An Arm Party!

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        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 [...]

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

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                  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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          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 [...]

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          

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

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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 [...]

thirsty thursday: Lychee Martini Madness!

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Are you tired of paying $15 bucks  for a drink at those trendy restaurants and bars? This drink is refreshing, Asian-inspired, and sure to impress your guests or that someone special. Have you ever tried a lychee martini? If not you are  missing out! This sweet (and powerful) cocktail is much stronger then it sounds. [...]

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

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    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 [...]

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

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      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 [...]

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

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    Even though Rihanna pushed some boundaries with her video “We Found Love”, she also pushed her way into the history books! (& passed a pair of all time-greats) Her new album “Love” just completed it’s climb to the top of the Billboard 100, giving Rihanna her 11th #1 hit…ahead of Stevie Wonder & [...]

thirsty thursday: Champagne Campaign!

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      Who says champagne is only for special occasions? We believe that everyday is a celebration (the little things in life), or otherwise known as a “champagne campaign.” Do you know that champagne first gained it’s reputation because of it’s association with the anointment of French Kings? Europe decided to spread the message [...]

thirsty thursday: Haunted Halloween Bar Crawl

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    New York City is buzzing about Halloween plans, which night to celebrate, and where to go. The scoop is officially in! Gather your ghouls and gals and start early on Saturday, October 29 for a haunted bar crawl! The party starts at 12 noon and goes till 9pm, the crawl hits some of [...]

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 [...]

travelled thursday: Pod, asian fusion cuisine

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Pod is an asian fusion cuisine under the STARR group of restaurants. If you’re not in Philadelphia, play with the Cocktail Generator (red tab on the side) on their website. You get a remedy name (pod’s colors): red, orange, yellow, green, and blue. A cocktail’s recipe is generated. It’s pretty cool!

modern monday: water bottles

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What’s your beverage of choice in the summer? Is it a frappuccino, smoothie, coconut water, or just plain old water? As refreshing as frozen drinks, juice, and iced teas are, most of them contain with added sugar. Deep down we all know that water is the best for your body. Try carrying a bottle of water [...]

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

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  part#3: the RANDOM ADVENTURES throughout new york city   1. Rent bicycles and ride up and down the Hudson river park – catch a great view of hundreds of local joggers, suntan on the grassy piers, sangria at Boat Basin Cafe     2. Hudson River: blanket, picnic feast (Murray’s cheese shop mmmm) bottle of wine and you’re [...]

travelled thursday: harry potter landmarks, in & around lovely london!

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What will you be doing this weekend? Will you be seeing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part two? In celebration of Harry Potter’s last series that is hitting theaters at midnight today, Sienna Ray is going to highlight a couple of Harry Potter landmarks in London. When visiting, be sure to stop by the [...]

“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 [...]

travelled thursday: singapore airlines, voted best first class

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  If given a choice between a first class ticket or a luxury hotel room suit, I’d definitely go with the first class ticket, especially if it’s with Singapore Airlines. Their first class seating was voted best, placing Emirates second. Check out the perks of flying first class! What you get for your $$: Dom [...]

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

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WOW if you have the energy this glowing city does not stop… Here’s a few memory making activities that filled my weekends & evenings this spring & into summer:   part#1: OUTDOOR/PATIO/ROOFTOP DRINKS (in no official order, all equally fab!):   1. Biergarten at the standard hotel in the meatpacking district – picnic table style, crowded as [...]

summer resolution: shop sustainable

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Summer is the season to kick, back, relax, and enjoy the weather. By this time, I am sure some (including myself) have forgotten/ given up on their new years resolution plan. Take advantage of the low key season to get back on track with your goals and plans. Earlier this year I had planned on [...]

not your ordinary ice-y treat

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There is a certain thrill you get from being an early adopter. Hence when I found out through Daily Candy about the recent opening of Victory Garden, their super cute website quickly sent me down to West Village to be one of the first people to try  the infamous goat milk frozen yogurt! Opening only [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Jackee :: what an inspiring soul & gorgeous vocalist

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Galaxie Rising Star Award winner from 2009 Vancouver International Jazz Festival has been busy for the last 2 years and making her mark as one of Canada’s new and exciting vocalists. As a vocalist and composer Guillou creates an organic well structured canvas. Jackée’s voice is raw and emotional with intensity so sultry that it [...]

sienna ray admires :: amanda gangoso

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I’m Amanda Gangoso, a Freelance Makeup Artist also working at City TV on Breakfast Television. I was born and raised Edmonton and moved to Vancouver in 1999. My time in beautiful BC have consisted of years in hospitality and attending Blanche Macdonald, graduating in 2004 with a diploma in makeup artistry. In between the bartending, [...]

delicate face SPF 30 by favourite shu uemura

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Albeit the feeling of summer has quickly slipped away, the reality is that we all need & want to keep our skin glowing gracefully throughout the more grey months of the year as well. And even further, we want to keep our supple skin free of sun damage. Not only does the misery of sun spots [...]

guests in town… a day trip to Steveston

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Oh what to do with friends and family in town? There’s the mainstream traditional: Whistler, Granville Island, Grouse Mountain – maybe even Capilano Suspension Bridge… all of which are fabulous but can get a touch mundane time after time. Hence my newest discovery – and I cannot believe  it took me so long to find this [...]

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 [...]

ah… treat-vs-sweet mani-pedi options in downtown vancouver

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Nothing better than a calm, pampering saturday to refresh one’s self after a hard week’s work.  After a stroll through the autumn streets, through to the jogger and stroller lined seawall, my husbands retires to the sofa with ps2 controller in hand and I move forward with the spontaneous idea to get my feet renewed [...]


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