so very clutch!

Dana C - Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Winky just came out with a line of fabulous sequin clutches.  These are well-made clutches with a functional interior pocket and come in a size that is perfect for all the little necessities.  If you want to add a little dazzle to your day or night, this is it girls!  There are two types, a jaw-dropping little number with three sequin colors or a perfect for day and into the night one color style.  

Perfect with a glam outfit, an unexpected confidant addition worth a second glance for a simple outfit with jeans.  So versatile, so yum, so very clutch!

12 colors.  From just 40 bucks.  Love.  Get some here.

good hair day

Dana C - Saturday, July 14, 2012

The first key to having great hair is a great hair cut.  To add some variety (the spice of life) to your hair, here are a few styling ideas that go beyond the go-to ponytail.

Hair accessories

Perhaps the easiest way to do your hair is with accessories.  The right accessories can also really add to your look.  Accessory Foundry carries several a-mazing handmade and beaded headbands.  Check them out here.

Arabian Nights HeadbandTea Time Headband

Fishtail Braid (video)

Hot hot hot and easy to do.  What more could you ask for?

French Braid (video)

Classic.  Classic.  Classic.  Also easy to do.  Get creative and do them on the sides of your head as  well.  Endless possibilities.

French Waterfall Braid (video)
This is a great way to pull your hair back.  Add a little curl afterwards for a touch of glam.

iPhone 4 cases, savvy tech

Dana C - Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Fab buy on some colorful, fun and unique iPhone 4 cases.  These fit the phone really well and are made from TPU which is similar to silicone so they are soft and non-slip.  Made by Triple C Designs.

Nine designs just $14, why not get a couple.  You wouldn't want to wear the same outfit everyday would you?  ;)

long on style

Dana C - Monday, June 11, 2012
Alone or layered, the long necklace makes the best kind of statement. Unique, interesting, eye-catching. The long necklace accentuates without overpowering.  Yes, we are longing for the long necklace! 

Lots of designers are now using less expensive brass which also has wonderful imperfections which you can accentuate with selective polishing.

We think this is the new statement necklace.  So modern, so unassuming, so long on style.

watch me now!

Dana C - Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Initially, we weren't sure we wanted to carry watches at Accessory Foundry.  Not that we don't like watches, we do.  But, there is the issue of warranty so you need to find a good company, and we felt that they would have to be a fashion piece, not just a time piece.

Then we found Winky Designs and had to take the plunge.  Their designs take such a unique approach.  We love how they incorporate the friendship bracelet and wrapped stone bracelet trend.  And, we love the slap watches with bright colors and fun icons instead of numbers.  

These watches are perfect to stack up with all the fun bracelets that are out now because they won't detract from the look, they will add to it.  

Okay, let's be practical too.  They have a Japanese movement and a one year warranty.


spring accessory trends 2011

Dana C - Monday, January 30, 2012

Living near Vegas, the weather is already sunny, warm and wonderful. Spring is definitely on the way!

Trends are thought out in think tanks months, even years ahead of time.  Somewhere people deciding that during a certain fashion season everyone will be wearing these specific colors, hemlines, necklines... 

Sure, this helps coordinate (and perhaps more importantly market) fashion, but remember it is still cleverly sold opinion and you are still entitled to express your own style.

While I understand the necessity of uniformity, what often pulls strongest at my heart strings are the inspirational moments made while thinking outside of the box.  Pure, unique, raw, artistic, commitment...

Give us art, something to love.  Something maybe we've seen before but do it your way, make us stop and look with admiration and a tad bit of jealousy. 

Spring 2011 accessory trends: 

The grapevine is saying that jewelry and accessories will be more important than ever so I'm hoping for a lot of great fab finds. We should see a lot of:

    • Cuffs, bangles and stacked bracelets
    • Creative necklaces and chokers
    • Asymmetric jewelry
    • Geometric jewelry
    • Belt purses and clutches
    • Larger, longer earrings
    • Cat eye & fun sunglasses

Whatever your style, I hope there will be something that will grab your heart and not let go.  Be discerning and be you!


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