SHOPPING: Charm Bracelets Are It! Get Your Wrist Game Up!

Refinery29 is pretty much telling you like it is these days.  In their January 9, 2012 post on the hot new trend of charm bracelets, they featured 12 amazing bracelets to crush on.

Well, I’m really happy to tell you that with the release of The Ruby Collection this month, you’re going to be well…charmed.

Check it out!  Charm bracelets AND necklaces by Coro and Pididdly Links and others.  They are all themed!  What better way to accessorize?!

Some of these are already listed in the shop.  The rest will be in tomorrow (the links will be added here as well).

Vintage CORO Signed Jamaica Islander Gold Tone Charm Bangle Bracelet with Box Clasp (SOLD)

Vintage New York State of Mind Gold Tone Tourist Landmark Souvenir Charm Bangle Bracelet with Box Clasp ($18)

Vintage Virginia Is For Lovers Silver Tone Nickel Tourist Landmark Souvenir Charm Bangle Bracelet with Box Clasp ($22)

Vintage As The Romans Do Gold Tone Napoleon Balboa Gypsy Coin Charm Bangle Bracelet with Box Clasp ($18)

Vintage She Sells Seashells Silver Tone Nickel Marine Life Tourist Souvenir Charm Bangle Bracelet with Box Clasp ($24)

Vintage CORO Signed Crafty Lucky Lady Silver Tone Charm Bangle Bracelet with Box Clasp ($42)

Vintage CORO Signed Superstitious Unluck Silver Tone Lucky Charm Bangle Bracelet with Box Clasp ($44)

Vintage High School Sweetheart Silver Tone Nickel Nostalgia Charm Bangle Bracelet with Box Clasp ($24)

Vintage Florida Sunshine State Silver Tone Nickel Marine Life Tourist Souvenir Charm Bangle Bracelet with Box Clasp ($22)

Vintage Signed PIDIDDLY LINKS Tiny Dancer Copper Ballet Shoes Charm Necklace with Original Clasp ($56)

Vintage Signed PIDIDDLY LINKS Love Hearts You Copper Heart Charm Necklace with Original Clasp ($66)

Vintage Signed PIDIDDLY LINKS Miss Money Bags Copper Loot Charm Necklace with Original Clasp ($48)

Vintage Signed PIDIDDLY LINKS Put A Bird On It Copper Lark Charm Necklace with Original Clasp ($56)

Vintage Signed PIDIDDLY LINKS Crafty Lady Copper Hobbyist Charm Necklace with Original Clasp ($78)

SHOP THE RUBY COLLECTION

And for your pleasure and Valentine’s day shopping and gift-giving needs, we are having a sale!  FREE SHIPPING* on all purchases over $30 when you use the following code at checkout:

VDAY12

*FREE SHIPPING is for domestic orders only.  International shipping is excluded.

Happy Valentines everyone!

xoxo, Joules

SHOPPING: The Ruby Collection for JJV

My grandmother, Ruby Nickens, was a fascinating woman.  She collected a vast amount of costume jewelry in her lifetime (December 23, 1923-August 27, 2010).  I was very lucky to inherit her entire collection.  She collected everything from rhinestone earrings to Bakelite bangles.  I’m am so excited to be able to honor her and showcase her lifelong collection.  Each listing has a little piece about the history of her life followed by gorgeous macro photographs of each piece.  Here are a few just wet your whistle.

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While many pieces are unsigned, here are also a few brands that will be appearing in the collection:

  • Monet
  • Florenza
  • Coro
  • Sarah Covington
  • Weiss
  • Pididdly Links
  • Napier
  • Trifari
  • Western Germany & Austrian-made pieces

Shop The Ruby Collection today!

SF EVENTS: City Dolls Trunk Show at Space Gallery [12.10.11]

This event was amazing!  Kirsten Incorvaia planned this amazing event where art and shopping truly coexisted.  The INCREDIBLE installation by Bunny Reiss and Monica Canilao was something other-worldly.  Just imagine if an Anthropologie holiday store installation combined forces with your grandmother and her bestie who just happened to be a gypsy.  Vintage lace, crocheted afghans, vintage wall paper, birch bark, upcycled wood and tungsten lighting enveloped the rooms and created disorienting pathways that made you feel like you were exploring.  The exhibit was only 3 rooms, and I wish it went on forever!  Luckily, I can see it again because after it’s stint at Space Gallery, it will be on its way to installation stardom at the SF MOMA!!!!!!  How exciting?

Amour Vert

The most interesting part was how the vendors were incorporated into the show.  They were nestled into little nooks and crannies within the exhibit as well as in the main room at the top of the stairs.  There were so many jewelry vendors it was impossible not to escape without picking up some loot.  Here were a few of my favorite vendors.

Bonne Fille

Mina of Dear Mina

Dear Mina

Dear Mina

The Loin Arts (Featured art from artists residing in The Tenderloin district)

Paulina Carcach

I lost her card! But she collects and sells gypsy jewelry and is based out of LA. There are 2 more photos of her stuff after the jump.

Don’t forget to read ‘s recount of this event in SFindiefashion.com!  HERE.

Enjoy!

xoxo, Joules

POSTMORTEM: Alameda Vintage Fashion Faire 10.[21-22].11

This was the perfect show to break my SF trunk show cherry. (haha)

I met some really super awesome and friendly vendors and I got to meet the very vivacious SF vintage shoppers who flooded through the doors of the classically cool “O” Club.  Here are a few photos I took during the event!

I know it's wrinkled...I threw it on while someone was trying on a Saks 5th Ave dress that was on the mannequin before.

These guys sounded great! They even played the Mad Men theme song. BRILLIANT!

A mom and daughter shopping pair: look at these fantastic shoes!

My dearest Annie came to help me sling some vintage!

Punam trying on probably the best faux fur coat in history! Made by Jordache! Talk about THROWBACK!

Check out this fab rabbit fur hat! Will be online soon!

I love this 1950's dress!

We had a little tie sale too!

Thanks to everyone who came and shopped with us!  It was a pleasure!  And make sure to stay in the loop, join our handy dandy mailing list!

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Stay fabulous.  See you soon!

xoxo Joules