You're Invited to the 'Back From The Stars' Holiday Soiree at UNOde50

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UNOde50 is #BackFromTheStars and ready to sparkle some holiday cheer…

Please join UNOde50, unique handmade jewelry brand from Spain, as they celebrate the season of giving. Discover their Back From The Stars collection and shop for a cause as they donate 10% of all shopping proceeds to the Doggies on the Catwalk Foundation (DotC)! This is an exclusive event hosted by fashionado’s / DotC’s E. Vincent Martinez, Veronica Flam of Veronica Flam Interiors and Rich Valladares. Enjoy sips, bites, and holiday cheer.

UNOde50, a Spanish jewelry brand, was founded in the late 90’s with a design concept that offered a different point of view. One that was exclusive, unique and limitless. The brand set out to unveil a revolution in which the techniques and processes of traditional jewelry-making would be used in the name of creativity.

Today, UNOde50 is present in over 42 countries with more than 100 stores in main cities around the world, including: Toronto, Madrid, Rome, Milan, Berlin, New York, Miami, Tokyo, Moscow and Paris, keeping its philosophy of exclusiveness through a highly crafted production process.

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BAROQCO and ABE by Ariane Chaumeil - Jewelry Presentation - FW 2018/19

 MIRROR OF THE SOUL, FROM THE SHADOW TO THE LIGHT (CHIAROSCURO)

There is magic and mystery in a mirror : the reflection of who looks into it is real, but reversed. We can see who we are, but always from the same point of view: face to face and reversed, with our own defects. It reflects a sort of fixed image of us, while at the same time truncated yet perfect, as another face of reality. Since we gaze at ourselves, all fantasies become possible and brings us back to face each other, and to what the world has to face.

Sometimes it's a symbol of a door to a different world in literature or beliefs, sometimes a magic tool or holly in a lot of religions, the mirror is a paradox, considered as a perfect restitution of the truth as an imaginary distortion. Thus the reflection from the mirror may make us see either the shadow or the light in ourselves, in our world, the chiaroscuro, the white or the black, the wisdom or the perversion. And as a two-way mirror, you can see without being seen. Step through and find out with this collection, and the part of your soul using your imagination, whether it is dark or radiant…

The fall winter collection of the ABE by Ariane Chaumeil house, whose crafting remains done with the blowtorch glass, becomes richer with a new proposition: the metal paste making. Sculpted and cast, the metal paste is modeled, sanded, fired at high temperatures, brushed and rubbed with a burnisher and polished several times in order to get pieces of golden and white bronze, and of pure copper, with a shiny, ancient rendering.

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UNOde50 - A Creative Universe comes to Atlanta

A Spanish brand of handcrafted jewelry whose hallmark is its unique and distinctive design, UNOde50 was founded in the late 1990s by a group of creative artists who resolved to create a fashion jewelry brand that would break all existing molds. Designing pieces in their own unique style, the brand soon became known for its innovative and trendsetting approach. UNOde50 was launched with the original and exclusive philosophy of creating 50 of each design, giving rise to the brand name. After being acquired by arbiter of design, José Azulay, what followed was a revolution in which the techniques and processes of traditional jewelry-making were replaced by a newly cultivated process of creating characteristic jewelry with decidedly original designs.

As part of the commitment, UNO constructs and manufactures its products at the headquarters in Madrid. The element of “Made in Spain,” the personality and Spanish DNA of each UNOde50 piece are guarantees of the quality and assurance transmitted by a work of creativity that is full of vitality, optimism and a zest for life. A brand that doesn’t settle for conform, the collection of iconic pieces continues to grow, accumulating history and passion along the way. In the process of experimentation, the use of new materials and combinations helps advance, improve, evolve, with the same desire to create jewelry that is daring and individual. 

Edgy and before its time, each piece is a work of art, a distinctive piece with a voice that conveys strength and energy. Created, organic designs based on forms found in nature, UNOde50 jewelry is inspired by emotions that trigger unique sensations and take pride in being perfectly imperfect, brave, and able to evoke a suggestive and stimulating universe of feeling. Each of its pieces are unmistakable thanks to the use of a proprietary alloy that respects the artisanal nature of the manufacturing process. In addition to leather, crystals and pearls, the alloy used by the brand is one of its distinguishing features. An iconography that is embodied in the two collections UNOde50 launches each year, the alloy covers organic designs inspired by everyday objects and natural forms.

Not only creating pieces specific for men and women, the Madrid-born jewelry brand known for its bold, creative handcrafted designs, has also recently launched Genderless by UNOde50.  A new, gender neutral collection that symbolizes the strongest unions, embraces gender equality, and reaffirms freedom of expression.  Genderless by UNOde50 is a statement of “Love Has No Rules.” Love should always be celebrated and never judged.  Love is genderless. Unisex pieces have always been a part of UNOde50’s brand DNA. The new collection, consisting of eight curated bracelet sets, provides a sleek modern look for loved ones to express their unity. The bracelet combinations, inspired by UNOde50’s most iconic designs offer unique styles in gold and silver, with select styles juxtaposed with genuine leather. Genderless by UNOde50 celebrates love, empowerment, and being true to oneself. This nonconformist and visionary spirit has always been a part of UNOde50’s core values. 

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Gucci Dipped Ink Nail Art

Glove your hands in Gucci jewelry with black inked fingertips as seen in the Gucci Cruise 2018 show in Florence. The dipped ink look extends down the fingers guided by fusing gold hardware and pearls. You can thank nail artist Jenny Longworth for this refreshing take on gothic glam.

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Socially Conscious Fashion Brand Cords For Music Featured at New York City Holiday Markets

Cords For Music, a collection of bracelets, earrings and necklaces that benefits music education in deserving communities, is featured at two New York City holiday pop-up shops, the Seaport Studios holiday takeover at the two-story market at 19 Fulton Street, as well as Random Acts of Creativity's nomadic storefront at 98 Orchard Street. 

Visit Seaport Studios at 19 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038, beginning Dec. 10, and Random Acts of Creativity at 98 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002, from Dec. 9-21, 2015, to buy the music-themed finery at the holiday markets.

Each Cords for Music piece makes a heartfelt statement and makes a difference. The first fashion brand to focus on music education as its social component, the company's Core Collection conjures the feeling of awe every child has when they first lay their eyes on a guitar. The designs are refined and iconic, themed around the most intimate tool of rock n' roll, the guitar pick. The collection is made in America of high quality raw materials such as silver, leather, and a vibrant assortment of cotton colors.

CFM's first major partnership is with Education through Music (ETM), a New York based non-profit with an affiliate in Los Angeles. Education Through Music partners with inner-city schools to provide all students with music as a core subject, and to create school communities that value the arts.

Portion of each sale goes to charities that help fund music education in public schools and underserved communities.

For more information on Cords For Music or make a purchase, please visit www.cordsformusic.com.

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The Four Straps You Need In Your Watch Collection

Usually the first thing a guy notices when picking out a new watch is the face. With so many different displays, colors, designs, etc.—and now the option of smart watches—the face offers the most variety and will be the most noticeable component of any time piece. But somewhat subtly, the number of choices you have in your watch strap has also increased in recent years, and there are a lot of popular styles today that might have been considered slightly unconventional just a decade ago. So forget about traditional clunky leather straps and the boring, ordinary chain link bracelets. Here are four edgier strap options that any thorough watch collector (or just stylish guy) should consider snatching up.

Milanese Loop

The Milanese Loop is my favorite alternative to regular chain metal straps, in that it serves some of the same basic functions (namely, it can be dressed up or dressed down, and it's metal), without all the chunkiness. Reviewing the Apple Watch Milanese Loop (which is largely responsible for bringing the strap back to the mainstream), Apple Vis called it "a pleasure to wear" and compared its feel to that of "a soft bath towel." If that doesn't intrigue you, then you must just not prioritize comfort! Milanese Loops do tend to feel almost liquid-like due to their delicate, woven mesh designs. They're lightweight and easily adjustable, which makes them very convenient as well. One tip: don't wear one too tightly. It can be less comfortable and also looks a little too formal.

Simplified Leather

Most ordinary leather watch straps have stitching along their edges, and in many cases (I'd argue most), it can make the center of the strap appear somewhat puffed up. This problem is completely avoided in what I like to call simplified leather straps: lighter, more casual leather bands that are increasingly popular of late. These straps are more uniform, less bulky, and absolutely ideal for casual wear. Lyst's section on men's watches demonstrates that they can also cater to a number of different styles of watch face, and they can be more formal as well (as in the case of a chic Shore Projects watch with a white face and simplified black leather strap).

Nylon & Canvas Straps

This is a style I borrowed from Gear Patrol, which did a really cool write-up on some custom watch strap designers, including one who specializes in "tool" watches designed with military grade, fabric straps. Specifically, this refers to the kind of tightly woven nylon and canvas straps (often pale brown or army green in color) that have long been popular in various military divisions and NASA. If you're looking for a more rugged option to have around, this carries a very masculine fashion appeal along with it.

Rubber Sport Bands

Apple has also made this watch strap popular in the past year or so, with iPhone DJ calling it "incredibly comfortable" (and noting that it's actually made out of something called fluoroelastomer, not rubber). But Apple isn't the only brand producing this strap. The truth is that rubber, silicone, and similar materials have long been a great choice for those with athletic concerns, and lately they're more necessary than ever given the trend toward watch use in workout routines. If you're active, one of these belongs in your collection.

Adding these four options to your standard leather and chain link straps will give you a perfectly diversified watch strap collection. It's a great way to make sure you always have a watch for any given occasion or use.

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{You're Invited} The KENDRA SCOTT Shopping Party

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Join D'anne Cagle Heckert, group publisher for Modern Luxury, on Wednesday May 27th for a little soiree at Kendra Scott. Enjoy bubbles and bites while shopping from the Kendra Scott Spring/Summer collections. The Kendra Gives Back Party is in support of Doggies on the Catwalk with a portion of sales going to the Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption. Thank you D'anne for hosting this fabulous party and we can't wait to see you on the 'Catwalk' on June 13th at Buckhead Atlanta!

RSVP@KendraScott.com

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