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Moving Through Your Fear


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Now that the samples for my new small leather goods line (Kristin Ashford) are finished, the hard part, for me, starts: launching my Kickstarter campaign. When it came to designing and producing the bags, the days of trolling streets and websites in search of the perfect fabric, the hours of research, and the numerous trips downtown were fun, exciting and never daunting. Not even deciding to redo the inside lining gave me a moment of pause!

Yet, the notion of producing a crowd sourcing campaign, that is put together with as much expertise, and with such professional looking results, as the ones on kickstarter……has me quivering in my boots. Go figure?!

Lucky for me I have the talented and supportive, Mimi Fuenzalida,  to create the video, and a whole handful of other dear friends to thrust me through my fear.

Kristin Ashford

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Gifts Every Girl Will Adore


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I don’t know a girl who doesn’t love jewelry as a gift. Not a one. Whether you are buying gifts for your mom, sister, BFF, or need to send this to your significant other for hints, this curated jewelry gift list has something for every personality type on your list.

For the rock ‘n roller in our lives there is Cynthia Desser’s Stingray tri-colored cuff, or Alexander McQueen’s Swarovski crystal and pearl Queen skull ring. Or, maybe you’re shopping for someone more classically refined? In that case, there is the vintage 1940’s bracelet with Cartier and Tiffany & Co. charms, or Pamela Love’s Gravitation stud earrings from her fine jewelry collection. For the person who lies somewhere in the middle, I suggest either Pamela Froman’s turquoise 18 K Crush earrings, or Finn’s Figa fist necklace made from coral with a dangling diamond. They are all beautiful and unique in their own right. Just like the recipients!

Stay tuned for more gift lists coming up this week!

Pamela Froman Turquoise “Crush” Earrings // Alexander McQueen Swarovski Crystal-Embellished Queen Skull Ring // Finn Figa Fist Necklace // Cynthia Desser Genuine Stingray Skin Bracelet // 1940s Gold Charm Bracelet with Cartier and Tiffany & Co. Charms // Pamela Love Fine Jewelry Gravitation Stud Earrings

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3-homemade-holiday-gifts-with-womens-heritage-skillshare 3 Homemade Holiday Gifts with Women’s Heritage Skillshare

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Paris Fashion Week Accessories


What has been catching a lot of my eye at Paris Fashion Week is the accessories. Raf Simmons still has yet to be replaced at Dior with design duties being undertaken by the brand’s studio team headed by Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux. They are doing a fine job of holding down the fort, presenting exits with a younger………

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My Gift To You — The Ultimate Gift List


Odacite Mature and Youthful CocktailMaison Du Soir Melbourne Shirt Dress

Eddie Borgo Tassel EarringsOscar Maschera Giovanni Basket

Coordinate Collection NecklacePrada PR 12QS Sunglasses

Foreo Luna PremiumPlantfolk Apothecary X UO Lip Scrub

Michael Michael Kors Oversized Boiled Wool CardiganAssouline Gypset Triology

It is down to the wire, and today is the day I am going to wrap up my Christmas shopping. I am feeling the pressure, as I am sure many of you fellow procrastinators are (or just plain too busy), and I want to check all who are on my list off.

I’ve curated this special list composed of everything I would love to see under my tree ( I’m guessing you will know someone too) to support those in my predicament. I’m especially jonesing for the Oscar Maschera Giovanni leather basket, the Maison Du Soir Melbourne Chambrey shirt dress, and the Gypset Trilogy highlighting travel, style and living!

Hope this helps. Good luck to us all!

Odacite Mature and Youthful Cocktail // Maison Du Soir Melbourne Shirt Dress // Oscar Maschera Giovanni Basket // Prada PR 12QS Sunglasses // Plantfolk Apothecary X UO Lip Scrub // Assouline Gypset Triology  // Michael Michael Kors Oversized Boiled Wool Cardigan // Foreo Luna Premium or the mini here // Coordinate Collection Palisades Necklace // Eddie Borgo Tassel Earrings

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Back To Black


Alexander Wang Anouk BootsAlexander Wang Cutout-Heel Gabi Boots

Stuart Wietzman Over The Knee BootStuart Weitzman 5050 Stretch Leather Boot

I’ve been thinking about my feet a lot. Precisely, what is going to go on them come cooler days. With all the fab shoe trends that made their way done the fall runways (Mary Janes, furry flats, and midi boots) what I want for fall is two new pair of black boots – an ankle and an over the knee (slightly). Boots that I can wear with everything from my favorite jeans to fall’s new skirts.

As fate would have it both style’s versions are by the same designer. Alexander Wang’s cut out Anouk and Gabi boots both caught my eye as well as Stuart Weitzman’s suede over the knee, and his iconic 50/50 stretch leather boot.

Weigh in on which pairs you think I should own!

Shop the look for alternative realities, and other equally stylish selections.

Saint Laurent Leather Lace-Up Ankle Boots    Shoescribe L' Autre Chose BootsZara Flat Leather Cowboy Ankle Boots

Top Shop Magnificent Sock BootsSole Society Andie Tall BootVince Erving Block heel Leather Boot

Alexander Wang Anouk Boots // Alexander Wang Cutout-Heel Gabi Boots // Stuart Weitzman 5050 Stretch Leather Boot //  Stuart Wietzman Over The Knee Boot

Saint Laurent Leather Lace-Up Ankle Boots // Shoescribe L’ Autre Chose Boots // Zara Flat Leather Cowboy Ankle Boots // Vince Erving Block heel Leather Boot // Sole Society Andie Tall Boot // Top Shop Magnificent Sock Boots

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The Handbag Trends For Fall


Chloe Fringe BagsLouis Vuitton The Box Bag

Fantastic Fringe                                                    Boxy Bags

Etro Mixed MediaPrada The Hand Carry

Mixed Media/Patchwork                                 The Top Handle

There is no shortage of gorgeous bags for this fall season. The Fall 2015 collections were jam-packed with sublime carryalls, making it close to impossible to whittle down your favorites. I am coveting quite a few — Prada’s Inside top handle bag, and Chloe’s Hudson mini fringe shoulder bag to name just two.

I’ve broken down the Fall handbag trend into the four most popular of the season — Fringe, Mixed Media/Patchwork, Boxy and Top Handle. Luckily, you can have your choice of a major investment purse, or more affordable versions. Or, if you’re like me, you can mix it up with a little of both! I’ve curated an amazing selection from all price points. The range of possibilities are endless.

Happy shopping!

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Sophia Hulme Box Tote BagPrada Soft Leather Medium Inside BagScreen Shot 2015-08-25 at 9.42.25 PMReiss Effren Box Shoulder Bag

Rebecca Minkoff Fiona Suede Fringe Bucket BagSole Society Taylor Layered Fringe CrossbodyASOS Leather Patchwork Shoulder BagChloe Faye Python & Leather Shoulder Bag

There is no shortage of gorgeous bags for the fall season. The Fall 2015 collections were jam-packed with sublime carryalls, making it close to impossible to whittle down your favorites. I am coveting quite a few — Prada’s Inside top handle bag, and Chloe’s Hudson mini fringe shoulder bag to name just two.

I’ve broken down the Fall handbag trend into the four most popular of the season — Fringe, Mixed Media/Patchwork, Boxy and the Top Handle. Luckily, you can have your choice of a major investment purse, or your more affordable versions. Or, if your like me, you can mix it up with a little of both! I’ve curated an amazing selection of all price points. The range of possibilities are endless.

Happy shopping!

Shop the trends:

(clockwise) Sophia Hulme Box Tote Bag // Prada Soft Leather Medium Inside Bag // Mark Cross Grace Small Trunk Bag // Reiss Effren Box Shoulder Bag // Chloe Faye Python & Leather Shoulder Bag // ASOS Leather Patchwork Shoulder Bag // Sole Society Taylor Layered Fringe Crossbody // Rebecca Minkoff Fiona Suede Fringe Bucket Bag

Bags above (counter clockwise) Chloe, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Etro.

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The New Stiletto?


Prada Fall 2015Valentino Fall 2015

Chloe Fall 2015Stella McCartney Fall 2015

Dries Von Noten Fall 2015Marni Fall 2015

There is nothing like a good ol pair of stilettos. They’re sexy, do wonders for a pair of legs, and the simple addition of them turn a pair of boyfriend jeans into a chic french look. But, I must say, I am crazy about (so are my knees, back and feet) the block high heel that was rampant in the Fall collections. They have a special unique quality, and an inherent sexiness all their own.

It was love at first sight when I saw Prada’s block heeled patent leather Mary Janes. And, have been lusting after them ever since. I’m also quite keen on Chole’s knee-high lace up  boots, and Marni’s below the calf boots in that exquisite shade of emerald green. (all above).

Let me know your thoughts. Are blocked high heels are new stiletto?

Prada Fall 2015 // Valentino Fall 2015 // Stella McCartney Fall 2015 // Marni Fall 2015 // Dries Von Noten Fall 2015 // Chloe Fall 2015

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Marni Mary Jane PumpPrada Tapered Toe Ankle Boot3.1 Phillip Lim Claridge Crocheted-Panel Booties

Top Shop Aroma Suede Ankle BootsVince Nicole Ankle Strap SandalsBarneys New York Peep Toe Ankle Strap Sandals

Marni Mary Jane Pump // Prada Tapered Toe Ankle Boot // 3.1 Phillip Lim Claridge Crocheted-Panel Booties // Barneys New York Peep Toe Ankle Strap Sandals // Vince Nicole Ankle Strap Sandals // Top Shop Aroma Suede Ankle Boots

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