Archive | August, 2010

Toms Shoes — Buy Two and Give Two

27 Aug

Let's face it. In today's green and eco-conscious world, there are a large number of shoppers who prefer to spend their money with companies that remain good stewards of our environmental resources and that give back to those who are less fortunate. Tom's has mastered the art of both, making them a favorite of hippies, earthies, and greenies all over the world. Toms Shoes is based in Santa Monica California, and it was begun after the owner visited a third-world country and was made aware of the plight of children within that country and in other third-world countries. These unfortunate children were forced to go around without shoes.

Tom's offers stylish shoe selections for men, women, and children, including flats, wedges, boots, and even wedding shoes. The designs range from Plain Jane to funky fresh with a large variety of colors and prints. Along with the wonderful designs, Tom's uses eco-friendly materials to make all its shoes. Vegans can select from a variety of styles that are 100 percent animal and animal byproduct free.

The company's basic mission was to provide shoes for children in need. Every time you buy a Tom's shoe, the company will donate a pair of shoes to a child who has none. Tom's brand is currently offered by a number of retailers, and you can also purchase the shoes online at the company website. The website also offers other fashion items for sale, including hats, flags, and t-shirts. The hats will result in the donation of a pair of shoes to a child in need, as well. Purchasers of Tom's shoes have the best of both worlds. Not only do they get a new cute pair of comfy earth-friendly shoes, but they also know they are making a true difference in a child's life.

Unique Necklaces & Earrings Featured On The Cover Of Vogue

13 Aug

Unique Necklaces & Earrings Featured On The Cover Of Vogue
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This month's Vogue magazine showcased an interesting and unique line of jewelry made by local designer, Kathleen Nowak Tucci. For 25 years, Kathleen has been experimenting and designing her jewelry made from rubber bicycle inner tubes. Her interest in recycled rubber into earrings and necklaces has given her the opportunity to expand her business in exclusive and popular boutiques in the US.

After six months of working on the idea of using recycled rubber, Italian Vogue found the website and contracted both Kathleen and her sister in June for the opportunity to showcase the jewelry on the cover of Vogue. With her unique style and design, Kathleen Nowak Tucci was able to gain the attention of Vogue magazine as one of the up coming and rising jewelry designers.

The Beauty of Jewelry

9 Aug

I have always been enamored by the elegance that the right accessory can bring to a woman's natural beauty. The right necklace, bracelet, or wrist watch does more than just accentuate an outfit, it can accentuate the woman. Not only does jewelry bring out natural beauty in many cases, it also brings out the personality of the woman wearing it.

Think about how much jewelry can change your perception of a woman. Imagine a woman wearing a hemp choker necklace and a string of shells. Now imagine her wearing a string of pearls and simple matching earrings. This woman's whole persona has changed before your eyes just from the neck up. This is something that only jewelry can do.

Great jewelry doesn't have to be expensive either. Dazzling jewelry like solitaire studs and diamond rings can be affordable if you know where to look. And though jewelry isn't the automatic ticket to being beautiful, it is way of enhancing beauty and transferring a message to the world.

Something as seemingly insignificant as a pair of earrings can change not only how people view you, but how you view yourself.