Wednesday, July 28, 2010

BLOG GIVEAWAY! This Giveaway is Closed!



Yes, I know I've been very quiet and haven't posted in a week. But I've been making more clips and I would like to share some of my lovely hair accessories with all of you...so,


My First Blog Giveaway: The Heather Hairclip/Pin

You may enter up to three times. You can do any of the steps listed below and be eligible:


First, visit my Etsy shop, Emmamaha, take a look around and let me know your favorite clip in the at for sale and already sold. Come back here and leave me the name of your favorite find in the comments.  


Second way you can enter is to Twitter about the giveaway and mention the word Emmamaha in your tweet. 


And Third, tell me what your favorite accessory is in the comments below (doesn't have to be a hair accessory) Mine is earrings and my daughter Emma LOVES bracelets! You have until Saturday August 7, 2010 at 5:00 am Central time to enter. I will be checking twitter and this blog for all you accessory divas, so don't be shy and maybe you'll win!


The winner will be selected at random and announced on Tuesday August 10th on this blog so make sure to check in so you can receive your prize if you're the winner!! The Heather is one of my favorites with oodles of turquoise blue Holland wool and a sparkly rhinestone button. I hope you're as excited as I am and I cannot wait to hear from all of you! Have a wonderful week and keep checking into this blog for the month of August and September for more giveaways! 







Friday, July 23, 2010

Hand Decaled


Warning: Double Post Ahead! :) I wanted to give everyone who visits this blog enough to read to take them through the Weekend! Have a wonderful weekend, Friends. Please enjoy the blog posts below..







Munna Design has rolled out the first in their Dress Me Collection, the Heritage Revisited from jewelry designer Susana Martins. Using Portuguese inspired metal filigree, the Heritage is one of twelve limited edition pieces in the collection and is described as intricate and adds flair to the traditional brown chair.   
Via and here.




Wrought Iron Headboard




Nico Headboard





Socket Light


Mina Javid holds a BA in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters in Architecture from the University of California at Los Angeles. After working for several years in a prominent Los Angeles architecture firm, she launched her design office, Mina Javid Design, in 1999 with the intent of affording strong, contemporary design to all scales and aspects of the built environment. This multi-disciplinary approach includes architectural, interior, furniture, and product design. Her sensibility and design palette is continually inspired and refined through her travels throughout Asia, Africa, South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Images and text via






Don't you just love Louis Vuitton's homage to the 50's with its current fashion campaign shot by Steven Meisel? Bringing together the star power of three decades of supermodels: Christy, Natalia and Elson. Fabulous feminine dresses, a collection of corseted waists and and circle skirts. Classic. 


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Models: Christy Turlington, Karen Elson, Natalia Vodianova


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Kathryn Hinton's tableware can be seen at the Royal College of Art as linked here

 In her own words," Inspired by components and interconnecting units, I create cutlery and tableware that comment on the role of cutlery in different table settings with emphasis on their function as connecting elements. The pieces have an individual aesthetic, which change into new playful forms when they are brought together."




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London based designer Johan Ku's intricate knitted dresses are masterfully created and equally masterfully worn. via


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Finally, these images from Hong Kong master make-up colorist extraordinaire Ka Lam
had me yearning for the 80's and the days of Disco. Whatever reaction these images conjured, I truly enjoyed Ka Lam's creative canvases... via



Shocking Envy




Peacock Love



Melody





All About White



Thursday, July 22, 2010

Recycled on Etsy

My greatest aspiration is to someday find use for all the plastic bags and cardboard bits here and there that my garbage can seems to accrue over time and with the in and outs of life and living. Below, you'll find amazing minds abound that have actually found a way to cultivate what someone else might call discarded trash into amazing treasures..Enjoy..:)



Custom Orchid Necklace from EmilyGracesSuitcase@etsy



Custom Bell Flower Necklace from EmilyGracesSuitcase@etsy

EmilyGracesSuitcase is one such shop on Etsy doing amazing work with fused plastic from recycled plastic grocery bags. Each piece uses discarded plastic bags that was heat fused, hand stitched, braided or crocheted to produce these beautiful floral pieces for your accessorizing needs.


The Newspaper Swirl Ring Dash of Orange from GiaandPindo@etsy




Newspaper swirls, made into rings and cuffs and necklaces, sealed and waterproofed with a satin finished look. Each item is adjusted onto a sterling silver adjustable ring or suede chords respectively, to make them timeless and eco-friendly pieces of adornment..



                         Fused Eco-friendly Necklace from CynthiadelGuidice@etsy


Cynthia del Guidice combines delicate flowers made from recycled plastic grocery bags with cultured freshwater pearls and sterling silver chain. So dainty and beautiful …and what a lovely conversation piece to raise awareness of plastic pollution. Via













Both are from Puncture Bags@etsy


Absolutely beautiful! Created from reclaimed, recycled bicycle and tractor inner-tubes. Handmade by Berlin artist and creator Jaap Wijnants from Puncture Bags, who also have a shop on Etsy, along with furniture designer Patrick Kerti. This was a special project, but check out Punch Bags’ other products like wallets, purses and the elegantly designed pencil case.
























Finally, artwork created from recycled materials from two former jewelery makers. They don't have a shop on Etsy, but perhaps someday. Harumaki and Hirosher began as jewelry designers in 2003, but were soon to realize the shift in trends and began creating accessories and artwork using unused skateboard decks. Amazing! Cited



Where My Dreams are




I Dream 



             of Forest




Of Ocean




Of Coral





Of Vintage and Unique








Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Designers and Architects for the Feet





Helen Furber

















 Helen Furber, a recent graduate of the London College of Fashion, has created the gravity-defying Icica, a wedge heel that not only keeps you on your tippy toes but also challenges outmoded concepts of luxury footwear. For Furber, however, “sustainable” doesn’t just mean swapping out traditional materials for eco-friendlier ones. Creating a better shoe means reconsidering the product’s entire manufacturing process, including end-of-life disposal.Cited.


Iris Van Herpen




















If you have not yet laid your eyes on Iris Van Herpen’s designs we say go look. She designs on the level of McQueen or Rodarte with a point of view that is definitely unique. Her Autumn/Winter 2010 collection which I pretty much died over featured these  amazing  booties made in collaboration with United Nude and designer Antoine Peters. The shoes  will be available this fall in a limited number of 168 for the black and 72 for Ivory. Stunning! via dexignerCited




For The Bond Girl









Bullet Inspired Leggings at Sass & Bide




Bullet Embellished Sandals at River Island










Not sure I would like artillery for accessories or clothes, but Fashion is Strange and Fickle..


 Available here