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Olivari Accessories – Trendy By Design

Every girl wants to be on trend and some do so without even trying.  Accessories can complete a look and that becomes the eye-catching piece to pull the outfit together.  With an Olivari accessory in hand, there is no need to worry about either!

Olivari Accessories is the premiere collection of designer Lisa Thompson.  As a true Angeleno, Lisa is honored to launch her handbag collection which highlights tradition and modernity that effortlessly showcases a cohesive, ‘classic-with-an-edge’ appeal.  Made from some of the finest materials, the collection offers handbags, clutches, belts and cross body bags designed for women who are on trend, but not necessarily trendy.  Color options vary from neutrals to neons, and all of them can easily be worn from day to night.  Quality and beauty are important to the “Olivari” woman who is the career go-getter, the college student or even the hip mom!

Lisa started designing things when she was a teen in the 80’s and the idea for Olivari Accessories came about when she got many compliments on a bag and belt she made for freelance gig on a movie set.  Inspiration for her designs come from the myraid cultures, eclectic styles and personalities that make California what it is and the west coast provides so much of that.

Two of my top picks from the Fall 2013 collection are the Chrissie bag in Midnight Blue and the Peyton bag in Taupe.  They both can be worn with jeans, a dress for a night on the town, or strutting into work!

Chrissie bag in Midnight Blue from the Fall 2013 Collection

Chrissie bag in Midnight Blue from the Fall 2013 Collection

Peyton bag in Taupe from the Fall 2013 Collection

Peyton bag in Taupe from the Fall 2013 Collection

Another fave I have to mention is the Peyton Croc top bag in Aqua from the Spring 2013 collection.  Hey who says you can’t have a super bright pop of color in the Fall?  For those who know me and my love for color, I would wear this chic piece all year round!

Peyton bag in Aqua from the Spring 2013 Collection - Would I wear this now- YES!

Peyton Croc top bag in Aqua from the Spring 2013 Collection – Would I wear this now- YES!

Price points range from $200-$600.  To see the entire collection, go to www.olivariaccessories.com

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Jewelry Made in Earth

Made in Earth rings in the storefront window that lured me in!

As I continue to explore LA and all the interesting neighborhoods that surround me, I always come across a unique gem of a store that inspires me to share it with my readers.  One day I was strolling down Abbott Kinney when I stopped in front of a beautiful jewelry store that had various colorful pieces in the window.  That’s all I needed for me to walk in and check out what else there was to offer at Made in Earth.  Little did I know that what I walked into was a floor of sand surrounded by illuminating stones.

Inside Made in Earth where the floor is all sand – quite unique

A notice at the entrance informing you of a sand-filled floor, and flip flops for your convenience

Made in Earth was founded by Bunny Bedi, who was inspired by the beauty of nature and vast array of colors and patterns where his designs are all about gemstones.  Established in Australia in 1999, Bunny has developed a strong reputation for high-quality gemstone jewelry and opened the flagship gallery in Venice in June 2011.  Fitting perfectly with the beach vibe, the sand on the floor was welcomed and you can even borrow a pair of flip flops to browse around the store.  There were so many lovely pieces and I enjoy his sense of fusing color into mostly everything!

Ruby Zoisite Pendant

One of my favorite pieces

There is meaning behind some of the stones (ex. Stone of meditation) and each one is so beautiful to look at even better to wear.  There are great pieces for a red carpet look, everyday wear, or for that special occasion where you want to “bring out the pearls.”  For a one-of-a kind experience, I suggest you check out Made in Earth and enjoy all the colorful gemstones and sand in your toes.

www.mieusa.com

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