Wednesday, November 3, 2010

All Dolled Up

This Friday night I am going with some girlfriends to the Opera.

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I love getting all dolled up to go out. The dress, the shoes, and of course the accessories. Let me introduce you to Suzy and Luke from Apple Champagne. This entrepreneurial couple sells darling jewelry with a whimsical twist that I think is perfect for me because it's not too dramatic or over-the-top. I don't know about you, but I personally am not a fan of bulky, chunky jewelry - I prefer dainty pieces. What I love about Apple Champagne is that not only is the jewelry dainty and feminine, but it has a quirky side to it.

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Living in Los Angeles, Suzy (the creative brain behind Apple Champagne) is inspired by the casual-chi lifestyle of Angelenos, and wanted to reflect that effortless, easy attitude in her pieces. She wanted the jewelry to easily shift from everyday work settings to a night out on the town. Being an accessory-lover herself, Suzy saw that with the economy the way it is today, there was a need for more versatile jewelry out there that could be worn in multiple situations, and hence Apple Champagne was born.

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Luke (the business brain of this partnership) and Suzy both favor the color lime green because of it's cheerfulness and pop, and you can see from their jewelry that they like to sell pieces that will add pop to any outfit.

This dynamic duo is giving away a $20 gift certificate to one lucky reader. To enter, leave a comment here telling me what word you would use to characterize the city you live in. I will announce the winner next week.

41 comments:

Signe said...

Diverse Oslo :)

amy b.s. said...

these pieces are fantastic!

Dancing Branflake said...

I love this! I have been looking for date night pieces for a while and I am in love with these. I was also just talking to a local photographer because he's looking to compile a book about Sacramento and wanted one word to describe it. So, here's mine:

Hidden. The details of this city are beautiful but often hidden.

Jingle said...

I am in the midst of moving to a new city, and for that one I would say...redeveloping. Yup. That's a good word for it.

Kelly J. R. said...

Sparse. My little country town has 2 bars and a church. That's it.

Marty said...

The word I would use to characterize my city is "Mayberry." Because it IS kind of like that...small, everyone knows each other, and not a whole lot going on! ;) But I'll always love it and it will ALWAYS be the true definition of "home..." where all my family is, and where I grew up.

AMKreations said...

Oh dear...do you really want to know.

I think the town we live in is "BORING!!!" There is nothing to do. I thought the small town I grew up in was bad, but this is worse. =)

Anyway, thanks for a great giveaway!

Sophia Almada said...

I would probably symbolize San Francisco with a lot of Geometric shapes to represent the buildings, but throw in some color for the parks we have, for the bridge, for the people who live here.

Love this!

Natalie Nicole said...

I agree with you, Dionne, about prefering dainty pieces, especially for my body type. My favorite of theirs is definitely the gold orchid necklace. I wonder if they have anything hydrangea-inspired? I'll have to check!
Indianapolis is coming-of-age. The city has hit a real growth spurt these past few years. The Indiana Museum of Art (IMA) has added a lot more land to its extensive Lilly Garden, while cultural spots are popping up all over the city from tea rooms to charming antique shops. There's been construction with the Marriot Hotel and stadium...the city's university IUPUI is bursting...Okay, more info than you wanted. I'm just excited for Indy and hope everything keeps moving up!

Renee said...

Beautiful jewelry!

Political. I live in the capital city of Michigan.

Tali Schiffer said...

Such pretty delicate items! Definitely dolled up :)
To characterize my city in one word is a bit tough, but if I must I guess I would say "Bohemian"

Julia said...

Northern. And it is! Even though the snow is very late this year, now that the leaves are gone everything is a bright kind of grey.

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Notes from Holly St. said...

How exciting...the opera sounds like so much fun and these pieces are gorgeous!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

oooh so cute, love the cute little bunny, thanks Dionne! Enjoy the opera!
for London...multicultural (a classic!)

Caroline said...

I would say my city is sleepy. It is a very quiet town.
Enjoy the opera! What a treat!
And thanks for introducing me to this shop! They have lovely pieces.

Phoenix said...

I think LA is incredibly schizophrenic. :) Although it's not a fun word or associated with any positive, warm, fuzzy feelings, LA will change at a moment's notice and you'll feel like you just flipped 180 degrees. Forests, deserts, mountains, beaches, cute little neighborhoods hidden among huge cities, 60 degrees in June and 90 degrees in November...

We're never predictable. And I love that about LA.

Jennie said...

Well most people think of Austin as "weird" but I prefer to say that it is unique! We have so many unique individuals that live in and around Austin and so many unique places to go and things to do! I love these pieces...they are so...UNIQUE!

Little Miss Tiara said...

those are so cute <3

my pretty little town? Hmm.. one word? it's... mixed. :D

lots of people from other cities coming here, most are for studying (because there are like LOTS of universities here), it is both cultural and modern, mixed perfectly ;) oohhhh I love this city sooo muuchh... :D

Nicole said...

Hope you have a blast at the opera, dear! It's always so much fun to get dressed up every now and then and go out! :]

I love those oriental lacy heart earrings. They're adorable!

a whole lotta love said...

have fun! eclectic. (thats the word for my town)

Bunny B said...

Quaint. It has it's mix of urban and old-school.

Lilly said...

What a lovely shop!
And I'd use the word diversity for my city (São Paulo/Brazil)
Thanks for the chance.

Tender Branson said...

An opera? Can't say I've ever had the pleasure. What will you be seeing?

Melissa Blake said...

Her shop is amazing!!! :)

Heather said...

Such cute stuff! I've only been to one opera and it was great fun! What are you seeing? Word to describe Apple Valley...Iceburg. There's much more than meets the eye!

weezie said...

Green, live in the Niagara region in Ontario Canada

Aimee said...

I would say...conservative =o) Too bad really, but it is...and I love the flower stud earrings...totally not something I have ever purchased, but i love them...and the orchid flower necklace...not that you asked ;o)

GloamingDesigns said...

paris = bustling (in a supercharged-run-for-your-life way!)

have a beautiful time at the opera tonight!!

Diana said...

Fresh Vancouver (the rain makes everything smell so fresh!)

Such simple and pretty pieces! Those flower studs are gorgeous!

(Love your blog too! I just found it)

Kaye Prince said...

I guess I'd describe Toronto as "diverse". There are so many different cultures, people, food, arts, etc - it's pretty awesome actually!

Lee said...

I really enjoy your blog. Love the designs.
One word for my city is "survivor"
Detroit has really taken some hits over the years but it has always survived.

Barbara said...

Hope you had fun at the opera, Dionne! I love the pink petal earrings....so adorable.
My city? Hmmmmm. Lovely, sunny and green.

Madeline... said...

I'm from Santa Barbara, CA :)
VIVACIOUS! Especially in summer, when the beaches are oh-so-pretty... :)

Tamara Nicole said...

Have fun!!! The Opera will be a blast, and I'm loving those blue lace heart earrings:-)

Tamara Nicole said...

Also: WET! I live in Seattle. That pretty much sums it up, although it rains all the time it is gorgeous and the sunny days are so worth the rainy ones:-)

Holly Knitlightly said...

I hope you had a wonderful time! I love your drawings SO much. Hmmm.. I am looking for a logo for Holly Knitlightly, something to do with a ball of yarn? Or perhaps a sheep? Would you be interested? ;) hehe. Let me know!

And BEAUTIFUL jewelery. Ah. I absolutely LOVE orchids, so I definitely adore that necklace. So so pretty.

One word to describe my city? Hm. That's tough. Torn-down, I guess? They just tore down all the buildings on the south side of our downtown. Bah.

Michelle said...

Hm. I live in Urbana, Illinois. We have quite a lot of trees, so perhaps "verdant" would be a good word for it.

Gloria said...

New York City is "Dynamic" - there's so much energy and new events/restaurants/stores are always popping up around town!

Miss B said...

That bunny is darling!

Gen said...

Our city is ECCENTRIC. It has a different kind of aura.

Love those pieces. :)

Dionne said...

Thanks for your entries, this giveaway is now closed.