#FridayFavorites / New Brands You Should Know

#FridayFavorites / New Brands You Should Know

October 11, 2013

Deepa Gurnani beaded headband

The other night Emily Kammeyer and I checked out the spring 2014 collections of a lot of emerging brands that we were introduced by the lovely ladies of RappAround PR.

I was drawn to the sparkly designs of Deepa Gurnani, which I recognized by her bejeweled Indian-inspired pieces sold at Anthropologie. With a background in beading couture pieces for names you also may have heard of like McQueen, Fendi and Ungaro, Deepa clearly is a master of her craft.

I’m not usually a headband girl, but this one will be a perfect bohemian touch to a casual fall evening wedding that I’m going to next weekend.

Nashelle jewelry design with gemstone necklace

I also was introduced to this jewelry brand, Nashelle, which has sweet little pieces that you’re likely to want to wear every day like this necklace with a gold disc and topaz gemstone. In addition to being a classic AND well made design AND made in the US, AND from recycled metals, the best part is, you can build your own design which can make for some of the best personalized gifts!

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While I’ve been a PETA member and a vegetarian for nearly twenty years (and very close to vegan, but my sister raises chickens so I can’t say no to fresh eggs!), I’m also a slave to fashion and haven’t given up leather.

Sorial finally made some vegan bags that are not only guilt-free, but are actually cute too. There was even an amazing weekender bag that looked like expensive Italian leather, but was indeed vegan and at an extremely affordable price. I love discovering brands like that!

Send your designer discoveries this way (dearandistyle@gmail.com)!

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