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Go Dash Dot – Bags & Booze

Go Dash Dot has been serving up the most fashionable and functional bags for the woman-on-the-go, but a girl wants a drink every now and then, too right? Especially this year. To cool off during what is likely to be a scorching summer, the boutique brand has created artisanal cocktails that perfectly complement three of its most popular styles.

“After this winter and spring, we all need a cocktail!” says Go Dash Dot founder Hannah Fastov, with a laugh. “People have shown enormous patience, resolve and courage, so we wanted to add to that an element of fun. These cocktails are creative, whimsical and best of all delicious, and the perfect way to celebrate the summer.”

Fastov and her team looked to their bags as inspiration for ingredients and color and went to work creating exciting elixirs that bring cool to the hot season.

For its White Easy Tote, the team envisioned something fruity and refreshing: the “Skinny Bitch.” Made with 1 ounce of pineapple juice, two 1-ounce shot of vodka, ice, soda water and a pineapple wedge for garnish, it’s the perfect antidote for a steamy afternoon or evening.

Create your own Margaritaville with the “Minty Marg,” a creative twist on the classic inspired by Go Dash Dot’s popular Mint Chip Maya Backpack. Start with 2 cups of white grape juice, ¼ cup of tequila, ¼ triple sec, dash of lime juice, 2 cops of spinach, 4 cups of ice and fresh mint garnish and voila — a drink even Jimmy Buffett would savor.

Finally, it might look blue, but you won’t feel blue after imbibing the “Woman Warrior,” modeled after Go Dash Dot’s blue Denim Puffle. Hear her roar with 1 and 1/3 oz of vodka, 1/3 oz of Blue Curacao and 1/3 oz of lime juice

Go Dash Dot was founded in 2016 by Fastov, a fashion entrepreneur who has previously worked in product development and merchandising with Brooks Brothers and Rag and Bone. She sought to create a stylish line of bags for women that could serve multiple purposes: work, social engagements, gym, travel and other activities in a busy woman’s life. “It had to be fashionable, function and timeless” was the mission, Fastov said. She and her small team went to work creating several styles, including totes, backpacks, crossbodies and the signature “puffle,” which she imagined as a re-imagined duffel worn as a hand or shoulder bag or crossbody. The bags are thoroughly unique, featuring a separate compartment for footwear, padded laptop section, a snap in snap out pouch that can be worn as a crossbody or belt bag, laundry pouch, cell phone pocket, tons of additional pockets and compartments, and completely machine washable. They also come in a variety of colors. “The Go Dash Dot woman is active, ambitious, and fun loving. One adventure leads to the next and she needs a bag that can keep up with her,” Fastov says.

Fun Gifts with Custom Tote Bags

Buying gifts of any type can be difficult from time to time. It can be hard to determine what is best and where you want to go in order to buy your gifts. Because of that, you may be looking at your options and trying to figure out exactly what it is that you want to get your hands on.

Did you know that you could use tote bags as part of your gift? Or maybe even your entire gift? In this guide, we’re going to give you some stellar ideas you can utilize to make tote bags a part of a gift. 

The Bag Itself

Sometimes, all you need to give is a bag that they’ll like. There are all sorts of custom tote bags out there, and different companies are able to do all sorts of cool things with those bags. So, if you have a friend that really enjoys some sort of animal or whatever, you can find a neat tote bag that you can personalize for them. 

On top of that, you can look around for collectors’ tote bags. For example, maybe they love going to Disney World. Well, you can get online and look at all sorts of options that make it easy for you to find those unique bags that you can’t find anywhere else – and that will make the collector’s heart happy. 

Movie Night Bag

Want to give your friend the opportunity to enjoy a movie night? If so, then you can use a tote bag to throw together a movie night bag, filled with all of the essentials. You can make sure that they get the movie night they want by getting them a gift certificate to Fandango, or to the local theatre, and put it inside of a tote bag – or you can go further. 

If they’re staying at home (like many people are right now), then consider getting them a card for RedBox or some other online movie watching option. Fill the tote bag with their favorite candies, popcorn, potato chips, 20 ounce sodas, and a variety of other fun things that they’ll enjoy. Then, they can take that tote bag and have a ton of fun in their home. 

Baby Supplies

Getting ready for a baby shower? Moms need all sorts of tote bags to stay on top of things! Because of that, you may want to go ahead and get a unique one that has all of the things that they may need when they’re taking baby with them on the go. 

For example, you can fill it with some bottles, extra diapers, a bib, and other fun things. Or, you can get some toys that the new mom will be able to enjoy with her little one. Just have fun with it – the new mom will appreciate it.

Spa Day Bag

Spa Day is always a great time for people who are trying to sit back and relax a little bit. Having a spa day bag allows your friend to be able to enjoy a spa day, no matter where they are or what is going on in their lives. A good spa day can help them to relax and refresh, which is always important when you look at the big picture of self-care. 

What can you put in your spa day bag? Bath bombs have become really popular lately. You may also consider getting items that can help them to have an at-home manicure and/or pedicure. Face masks are a must for any spa day. And, you can even get them some comfy slippers to wear while they’re pampering themselves. 

Other Themed Options

There are tons of themes that you can consider when you’re putting together a tote bag full of items that someone is going to enjoy. Think of a theme that they like and then just run with it. You can really get creative with your gifts and make sure that you have all of the things that you need in order to make gift-giving a lot of fun for you and them. 

The fact is, you want to have a lot of fun with it. There’s no reason to be stingy with your ideas – get creative about what you want to provide for people. You can find a lot of ways to give great gifts and, when all is said and done, you’ll have a great time with it all. See what’s out there and see how it can make a difference for you. 

Vogue MAGAZINE UKRAINE, Ministry of Tomorrow, 360 MAGAZINE

VOGUE UKRAINE – MOT

Vogue Ukraine edition recognizes eco fashion house Ministry of Tomorrow for social and sustainability excellence. 
 
“each stage of production is exemplary”
Tetiana  Solovey 
 
“This is a big win for our tailors in Nairobi. Against all odds, they have shown that given a chance with training and access to basic tools, luxury craftsmanship and sustainability is possible” said Julian Prolman, founder and president of Ministry of Tomorrow.
 
The MOT eco-factory was established directly next to Kibera, the largest slum in Kenya, so that tailors living in Kibera have an opportunity for fair wage jobs, where they can walk a short distance to work and have a chance for a better future. 
 
MOT’s Nairobi facility produces high quality, limited edition, handmade eco-luxury vegan bags with an aim to deliver abundant social and environmental good with each bag sold. 
 
About the Ministry of Tomorrow

The Ministry of Tomorrow, headquartered in Los Angeles, is a for-profit social enterprise that designs and produces high-quality, eco-luxury, vegan accessories and garments and sells directly to consumers at ministryoftomorrow.com
 
The purchase of MOT products enables sustainable development by providing income generating opportunities for people in marginalized places of the world. MOT represents a new frontier in business based on love for all and responsible commerce.

360 MAGAZINE, solo new york

SOLO NYC

Stylish Sustainability: Solo New York Launches Re:cycled Collection

Leader in Stylish Everyday Bags Spins Recycled Plastic Bottles into Sleek New Collection; Partners with National Forest Foundation to Replant Forests

Solo New York, a leading, urban-inspired designer of backpacks, totes, duffels, briefs, and sleeves, announced the launch of the exciting new Re:cycled Collection of bags, which debuted at CES 2020.

Each bag in the new Re:cycled Collection repurposes plastic from three to eight plastic bottles, depending on bag size. With the first Re:cycled Collection product run alone, nearly 90,000 plastic bottles will be recycled, keeping them from ending up in landfills.

Taking the initiative a step further, Solo has partnered with the National Forest Foundation to help restore U.S. forests. With every bag sold from the Re:cycled Collection, Solo is planting a tree to help regrow U.S. National forests. The company has also added a pledge page to its website, and an additional tree will be planted for anyone who takes the Solo Green Pledge.

“With the new Re:cycled Collection, we set out to make stylish bags that also do good for the environment. And our designers really sweated the details to make this collection accessible to anyone and everyone who wants to make a difference,” said Serkan Anders, Vice President of Marketing, Solo New York. “To go even further, we’ve since revamped all of our packaging and hang tags which are now also made from recycled materials, and our hang tags are biodegradable. We had to figure out which finishes are biodegradable, and train our suppliers to source those finishes as well as the recycled plastic. It was a challenging yet very rewarding process, and many of our learnings will carry over to other Solo New York products.”

 Solo’s Re:cycled Collection will soon be available at major North American retailers and online, further demonstrating that retail partners and consumers are looking for stylish products made with care for the environment. The Re:cycled Collection launches with the Re:vive Mini Backpack (MSRP $24.99), the Re:store Tote (MSRP $54.99) and the Re:move Duffel (MSRP $64.99), and the collection will be expanded with new bags in the Spring of 2020. The full Re:cycled Collection will be on display at CES 2020, including bags not yet in production.

Learn more about Solo New York’s new Re:cycled Collection: http://solo-ny.com/pages/recycled-collection

Solo New York’s headquarters building is 100% solar powered, the company has a strict policy of no single-use plastic bottles, and all Solo New York products are shipped in recycled corrugated cardboard boxes.

“Sustainability and our net green impact are part of our brand DNA, and we’re dedicated to moving forward and adding new, more environmentally friendly programs and initiatives every year,” added Anders.

Vaughn Lowery, handbags, 360 MAGAZINE, nyc

Facts About Fake Louis Vuitton Bags

A lot has been said about fake Louis Vuittons on the internet. Although many wouA lot has been said about fake Louis Vuittons on the internet. Although many would argue that buying knockoffs rips the big and well-established designers’ companies, not everyone buys their idea. Everyone out there is sharing their thoughts and experiences with faux Louis Vuitton. Why don’t we share ours also? After all, everyone has something they could share about fashion, looks, and the attires they prefer.

It’s the 21st-century girls, we all want to have a say in whatever interests us. How It’s the 21st-century girls, we all want to have a say in whatever interests us. How funny is it that people always wonder if they can afford the so-called fashion world luxuries? People out here are faking it until they make it, others still, going legit and spending wholesome amounts of cash for mere authenticity. You know what? As long as we all rock with what suits our interests and meets our needs, no one cares about the Louis Vuitton fake merchandise or authenticity of what we have on us.

Many women often find themselves in a trance of either going with the brand or just settling with quality. It’s no doubt that many startups in this competitive and crowded fashion industry find it hard to play in the big leagues with the presence of Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Channel, Gucci, Tommy, and other globally admired Designers. The truth of the matter is that even those small startups make just as competitive products as the top dogs in this market. However, they only lack the big brand name.

Quality is one thing to consider, a name is another thing to dwell on. Furthermore, no one wants to drain their credit cards for goods they would otherwise spend less for and more so for the same quality. Just so you don’t find me biased my lovely girls, I’ll share with you what most people want to know about faux Louis Vuitton products. Especially about the handbags ladies!

Being a fashion fanatic, I will admit to having bought knockoffs and also genuine labels too. This gives me a first-hand experience in both worlds. A pair of beige Kalu accompanied by a Louis Vuitton purse, plus a pair of some worthy karats necklace around your neck is always better than just a new Gucci clutch bag with some old outdated jewelry.

On the other hand, an authentic Louis Vuitton handbag is always more luxurious and prestigious than some two Balenciaga and Tommy mirror image replicas. Standards need to be set right also! A statement has to be made from the toe to the hat darlings. So as we pick our poisons, we should do so diligently.

Do luxury and trending fashions need to always be expensive? Well, diving in on this subject matter, let’s discuss some of the pros and cons of purchasing fake Louis Vuitton.

Pros Of Fake Louis Vuitton

They say every cloud has a silver writing, and so do replicas. Just because the big Designer outlets discourage buying knockoffs, does not mean that we, as the Fashion fanatics can’t enjoy an elegant, luxurious and glamorous appearance for just less than those overpriced designer products in the market as well. Kicking us off on the pros of purchasing replica handbags, personally over the years I have felt that:

Affordability

A majority of ladies out here want to rock on everything they put on, from the dress, they pick, to the shoes on their rack, the necklace, belt, and any other coveted accessories a lady would kill for. Buying all these at a go can be quite costly too.

With replicas, our help arrives! At just half the prices of the authentic Saint Laurent, we can have 1:1 mirrored replica of the handbag. The replicas can match the quality, design, and the make, and even better, they could be customized to my satisfaction, at the same time-saving cash for other items and maybe even now an authentic Stella McCartney blouse, plus Tiffany & Co jewelry. That luxurious coveted look that was for a select group of ladies with a lot of money to blow only now becomes available for us all to enjoy with them.

Compliments, Status & Standards

We all agree that it feels good when people compliment us for the outfit we choose to put on. Walking with your friends from the mall and flushing out your Replica Gucci handbag, earns you the same respect and status given to the celebrities rocking on them labels on social Medias too.

I don’t why, but there is that a little boost of ego and self-esteem when everyone’s all over your purse, admiring the make and design. Often, very few people can discern between a genuine Designer product and its mirrored replica. Especially if you, by yourself, already know how the authentic ones are.

The association of owning a very highly-priced designer item in the market gives us the satisfaction of prestige, status, and raising our standards a bit. Of course, if we know how to get the knock off item, and we also know the ins and outs of the authentic one and would maybe purchase it if possible.

Branding the big Designer Labels

Come to think of it, the big designer labels are beneficiaries of the knock offs as well. This is why: From the book “The Knockoff Economy” by Kal Raustiala & Christopher Springman, the authors argue that a knockoff item boosts the brands and even sells the Designer products in the market. They further argue that replicas help in brand awareness of authentic accessories. 

Playing the role of a “Trial Run,” the knock offs eventually pave way for the authentic items. They further statistically estimate that about 40% of those who purchase knock offs as their trial runs eventually go for the real deal, depending on the compliments and opinions they get while having the replicas. Think of it as the knock offs in the long run just advertise the genuine Designers’ handbags.

As others would still argue that purchasing knockoff Louis Vuitton takes away business from the big brands, this does not affect their target customers at all. As for the majority of people who purchase knockoffs comfortably, the thought of spending more just for the brand has never crossed them. In the end, these ladies just end up marketing the real products for the label companies.

Supporting local skills, talents and Small startups

Fashion and design always go hand in hand, girls. They are inseparable. Just because an upcoming designer lacks a well-established platform like the Gucci, Vuitton, Polo, Chanel, or Balenciaga does not mean that they lack the skillset and craftsmanship applied by the big labels out here.

Given a chance, I am sure that most of these upcoming designers would even give stiffer competition in the market place than there already is. However, as everyone runs for those top dollar labels, the promising and creative startups are left unnoticed.

This raw talent and skillset can better be supported by purchasing their 1:1 mirrored replicas of the authentic top dollar designer bags. There is no greater fulfillment in life than the feeling of helping someone find their way in a competitive and crowded fashion world.

Co-Designing your Handbags

One particular thing I love with replicas is that I get to co-design the bag I specifically order from the replica stores. I always get to approve the replica design sent to me before they manufacture and ship my order. The most amazing part is that all my bags always arrive in the way I desired them to be. This is a priceless adventure, darlings. Indeed the replica market is a god sent haven for us. 

Making a statement from what you wear doesn’t have to cost you a fortune anymore. All these quality and branding businesses out here got us covered and still save our credit cards. Quality, durability, top grade leather, and excellent replication are all served, but not from a silver platter anymore.

Cons Of Louis Vuitton Fake Merchandises

With all the pros of faux Louis Vuitton, I doubt if you can be able to draw the line on the cons. But since most of you ladies have had some disappointment along the way before meeting your perfect Replica store, I doubt if we can miss a few. Well maybe from the usual stereotypes we could say:

Poor Quality and Craftsmanship

When I first decided to get a replica Louis Vuitton clutch bag for an event I was to attend. I hassled to get the best quality. In this crowded fashion world, most replicas, I admit, never meet the standards. But of course, these are for the people who don’t want to put in the extra effort and impress their customers.

Some replicas out there are poorly done for sure, from stitching to the quality of the leather used. At times, with the wrong store, you will also get the wrong products and eventually an unworthy experience at the end. For example, you need to know about the authentic Saint Laurent first before going for its replica for quality assurance girls.

Shipment Process

It can be disappointing to wait for your Louis Vuitton handbag up to the last minute only for you to be disappointed by the delayed arrival. This could be somewhat annoying, I know. 

The trick I’ve used over the years is to always order my bags in due time. Most of my friends have had to attend an invite-only event on borrowed purses and accessories just because their order never arrived on time. With the best Replica stores, the threshold time has been taken to ensure that quality and satisfaction have been met. If this has never happened to you, the frustration is devastating. Believe me.

Mode of Payment

Well, most of the online stores accept payments through PayPal. Most of the online transactions are done via PayPal. It’s somehow convenient, right?

The disappointing part is, the PayPal payment policy is restricted to authentic top labels products only. With Replicas, the mode of payment has only ended up being done with Western Union. PayPal’s replica business policy limits this payment option nonetheless.

Wear and Tear

As Louis Vuitton replicas are not as authentic as the legit Chanel or Balenciaga Designers, they are prone to wear more than the real ones. What stays forever anyway? Nothing does. But, unlike the long-lasting and durable Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent, replicas never 100% match their durability by 100%. 

Ethical Issues Of Buying Fake Louis Vuitton

Some European countries deem the Replica business illegal. To a larger extent, Gucci and Louis Vuitton Fashion houses do crackdowns for their counterfeited accessories. Research suggests:

“In 2010, Louis Vuitton initiated 10,673 raids and 30,171 anti-counterfeiting procedures worldwide, resulting in the seizure of thousands of counterfeit products and the breaking up of criminal networks.”

But some countries including the USA have no issues with replicated goods as long as the consumer is fully aware that it is a replica they are purchasing and not being scammed for the real deal.

Well, we as consumers know what’s best for us always. We cannot allow these advertisement companies to make us spend a wholesome amount of money while we all know we only want to appear all flashy. We can have both the brand and quality for even less than you know. With the right fake Louis Vuitton store, we can have all we’ve ever wanted and at the right price my fellow beloved friends. 

Black Line Crazy Launches New Limited Edition Art Bags Line

Mary van de Wiel (aka Van), founder of Black Line Crazy (BLC), has announced the launch of her line of the same name, which includes limited edition bags and one-of-a-kind, hand-woven rugs and wall hangings featuring her paintings. Additionally, van de Wiel’s work was selected for an installation on Avenue of the Americas in New York City by And Partners which acts as ‘co-curators’ on behalf of its clients.

A former chief creative officer of her own award-winning branding agency with offices in New York and Sydney, Australia, van de Wiel has worked with countless Fortune 500 clients. At the same time, she realized she relished walking outside the line with her bold black and white graphic designs born from her love of doodling. One day in the middle of Mexico, van de Wiel picked up a brush and can of black house paint and started painting murals, collages and gallery windows—floor to ceiling. In 2015, she had her first successful exhibition at the Saint Cloche Gallery in Sydney. A year later, she was invited to be part of a group show at Galeria Manuk in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Later moving to Mexico, van de Wiel started to create messenger bags that feature her paintings and signature and expanded her line to currently include totes and zippered sleeves as well as a hand-woven collection of rugs and wall hangings. Anyone purchasing items from her line instantly becomes a collector of a one-of-a-kind or limited edition piece which makes the work truly unique.

“I believe that art has a pulse and belongs in everyday life—not just on walls,” said Mary van de Wiel, founder of BLC. “It’s designed to be worn, carried and integrated with the personality of the owner as a means of self-expression.”

The new Black Line Crazy line can be viewed here.

About Black Line Crazy

BLC Collections, both form and function, are an invitation to walk outside the line. It’s art at the intersection of fashion, home and everyday life. Because sustainability is a must, BLC works very closely with makers and artisans, researching organizations that repurpose vinyl for a circular economy, rather than sending it to landfill. Additionally, BLC purposely chose master weavers who source their 100% wool from the state of Guanajuato—from a small group of farmers that have been tending to their animals’ welfare and the environment for decades. By

About And Partners

Based in New York City, And Partners helps clients build and differentiate their brands, drive sales and command a premium in the market place. The agency blends curiosity and creativity to uncover unique and authentic stories that elevates brands, helps solve business problems, and provides a meaningful launching pad for deeper conversations with diverse audiences. If you would like more information, visit their website.

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

For Your Stud

G-SHOCK MR-G – sleek, stylish arm candy. Perfect for the guy in your life. As seen, retails for $6200. Handcrafted in Yamagata, Japan, the limited edition luxury MR-G GPS Hybrid Gold Hammer Tone timepiece is the second collaboration with third generation master metal craftsman Bihou Asano, who individually hammered each bezel and band of 300 watches using the traditional Japanese Tsu-i-ki technique. Each timepiece features a titanium case and bracelet band, non-reflective sapphire crystal, GPS satellite synchronization system for accuracy, Multiband 6 and Tough Solar capabilities.

ACouplePuns
High quality paper goodies that are equally cute, as they are clever. All cards are illustrated by the owner and entrePUNeur, Angelica Hanley. She “draws” inspiration from pop culture, things she loves and places she travels. A card for every imaginable occasion, ACouplePuns delivers sweet messages accompanied by disarmingly darling drawings on superb card stock that is scored, folded and packaged by hand!

Barrow Watches
Masculine in style, classic in simplicity. The Barrow Modello Coal features a worldly, clean design that scoffs at basic smart watches too many people are wearing. Included is an additional free strap with each watch, meaning you can easily smarten things up when day turns to night. Swiss movement, sapphire crystal glass, a solid steel case, and all comfortably priced, sets Barrow apart from other brands that are less than.

Bubba Essential Bags
Fashionable yet functional! Bubba bags have a shiny or matte quilt fabric with strong reinforced stitches. They are water resistant and repels light rain or simple spills. The large center compartment fits up to 15″ laptop or tablet and the adjustable straps are padded for easy wear comfort.
Their main line of backpacks includes the Classic Collection and Matte Collection. Both contain bags that come in regular and mini sizes. Bubba Essential Bags are Canadian-born and designed, but after a successful distribution throughout the world, Bubba is approaching the U.S. first with distribution on Amazon. Find them available for purchase at www.amazon.com/bubba. They’re also taking social media by storm on Facebook @bubbabags, global spanish instagram @bubbabags and U.S. instagram @bubbabagsusa.

Grand Trunk
Have an adventurous guy in your life? Upgrade his travel gear with the Cozy Pillow and Blanket Bundle Pack! The pillow had a portable Carry Bag with drawstrings for easy storage and the blanket had a cozy foot pocket to keep it in place on a plane or in a hammock. Definitely snuggle worthy!

Hippy Feet
By offering basic skill training in inventory management, packaging, shipping and sales, Hippy Feet is able to give homeless youth an opportunity to transition out of homelessness, into the workforce, and back on their feet. In addition to employment opportunities, for every pair of socks sold, another pair will be donated to a person in-need. All products are made in the USA using environmentally friendly materials.

Dreampad
Designed to help with falling and staying sleep, the Dreampad offers highly researched sleep technology hidden within a comfortable pillow. It works by triggering the body’s relaxation response, resulting in a more relaxed state of mind which is conducive to sleep.

Mistymate
MistyMate®’s full line of personal misters gives you the ability to take continuous mist wherever you go. The misty operates without batteries, motors, electronics or fans enabling them to deliver high-pressure mist with virtually “no moving parts”. Perfect for anyone your active Valentine!

For your Gal

Lavish Leathers
Arm candy is old news! It’s all about ear candy! LL is constantly adding new styles to their collection – keeping a devoted follower of fashion trends perfectly equipped from season to season! All items are handcrafted and are truly like no other.

Leaders Cosmetics
Leaders Cosmetics brings you the best in Korean sheet masks by combining innovative technology with proven natural ingredients. Every formulation is developed by a group of 15 leading dermatologists – providing pure, natural and effective skincare that you can trust. Leaders empowers women to take care of themselves from the inside out with skincare products and formulations that work in just 20 minutes of “me time”.

Sur La Cote
These stunning Mallorca Pants are inspired by balmy summer nights and picturesque views found in this Spanish destination. High-waisted, fitted through leg with flare from knee. Cut slightly short for our petite gals. Thick waist band to flatter and smooth in just the right places.

Sips by™
For the Love of tea! Warm up your sweetie all winter this Valentine’s Day with a personalized collection of tea, delivered monthly. Each box is personalized to her tea preferences, features 4 unique tea brands totaling 15 cups of tea at only $15 a month. Sips by™ is an Austin-based brand started by tea lovers who want discovering tea to be fun, personalized and affordable!

nyl Skincare
Keep her skin looking fresh and dewy with nyl Skincare! A collection of all-natural products handmade weekly in a kitchen — not a factory. nyl focuses on delivering clean, yet effective products that won’t harm you or the environment. Free of toxins, animal products, parabens, and petroleum products, everything nyl makes is vegan and cruelty-free.

Sunshine and Glitter
The Sunshine & Glitter’s Gypsy Collection is made with Biodegradable glitter ready for partying from day into night. Beach Gypsy SPF 30+ offers Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection with 80 minutes of water resistance and Biodegradable glitter. As the sun goes down, Day is Done After Sun is a gorgeous glitter aftersun with nourishing aloe and cooling lidocaine in case you needed some cooling.

Uncommon Green
These beautiful Stemmed and Stemless Maps Champagne Flutes which are available in EVERY U.S. City/Town and 1000+ iconic Topographic Map locations around the world. The glasses are the perfect way to say I love You—celebrate her with a glass featuring the map where she grew up, met her partner, went to college, got married, etc. The glasses feature an intricately designed map which is etched entirely around it and extends from top to bottom, achieving a striking effect that makes any beverage more fun to prepare, serve, and drink. Stumped on the perfect gift to get your guy? These glasses come as Rocks and Pints too!

Nic D’Andrea’s Miss Bracelet collection
Empower your favorite gal pal and do a whole lot of good with the stackable favorite, Nic D’Andrea’s Miss Bracelet collection! You can feel good about giving a gift that gives back, too! New for 2019, a proceed of each sale collection will go towards, Girls Inc. Girls inc works towards encouraging and supporting healthy and active lifestyles at their more than 1400 sites in 400 cities across the USA and Canada.

The Comfy
The Comfy is the “As Seen on Shark Tank” solution to staying warm and cozy wherever you may be. It’s a blanket…it’s a sweatshirt….it is just awesome and SO warm!!!! Curl up on the couch, pull in your legs (and/or arms) and find out what The Most Comfortable Thing You’ll Ever Wear is all about.

Perfect Balance World
Perfect Balance World has done what no one else has – they’ve built balance into their clothing by adding “landmarks” which show the yogi where to place their hands, feet and arms while doing yoga poses. These landmarks are designed to help them perfect their yoga poses and stay in them longer. When using the landmarks, they will never slip out of their pose again – they gain the Perfect Balance.

Whine Down Time
This cheeky children’s-style book for adults shows the realities of mom life. Whine Down humorously captures the hiccups in every woman’s parenting journey, and how to find time for self-care in the middle of chaos.

For your Sweetheart with a Sweet tooth!

Dave’s Sweet Tooth
So long dusty chocolates in a tacky heart shaped box! Real butter, sugar, milk chocolate, and hand sliced almonds prepared with love, one batch at a time, every time. And, naturally gluten-free! Made the old-fashioned way, creating handmade toffee without the use of machines, microwaves, or assembly lines. Using the very best ingredients remains a priority and a promise.

Yummy Cupcakes
What better way to show your loved one how special they are then with cupcakes in a jar!The only hard part is deciding which ones you like best! They make the sweetest gift and have a gluten-less line to choose from.

Chocolate Pizza Co.
Melt their heart with Chocolate Pizza Company. Express your love exactly the way you want with this unique, delicious treat! Add your own words to this heart-shaped delight with an impressive candy avalanche border to create something they won’t be able to find anywhere else!

Blendtique
Is your Valentine a Wino? Blendtique Wine Company is a fun, hands on wine experience. You can create and design a personalized wine blend from the comfort of home. For the first time, you –the enthusiast- can take part in the winemaking process, not simply to taste, but to blend, experiment, and even package a wine created thoughtfully by you, for you.

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Lighting Director

Bryan Williams

@bryanphotographer

Location: V Resort, Palm Springs

[LOOK 1]

Romper: XYLEA: @xylea_official

Shoes: JF London: www.jflondon.net@jflondon_walkoffame

Harness: Potrol @potrol.ca

Honeycomb bracelet Queen Bee Collection vintage broach & patent leather handbag.

[LOOK 2]

London’s shades by Tom Ford

Swimsuit by Haus of PinkLemonaid

shophausofpinklemonaid.com

[LOOK 3]

Shirt: Raga Man @ theragaman.com

Short: Argyle Grant @ argylegrant.com

Sunglasses: Police @ policelifestyle.com

Shoes: Sandrino by Sandrino Moscoloni @ smoscoloni.com

[LOOK 4]

Dress: Anicy Manuguian www.anicymanuguian.com@anicymanuguian

Top: Wild Card Collection www.iamthewildcard.com@iamthewildcard

Pumps: Evaluna @evalunaofficial

Architectural vintage bag: Prima Moda, Los Angeles @primamodafashions

Vest: 227 @ 227world.com

Pant: H & M

High-top sneaker: Calvin Klein

[LOOK 5]

Swimsuit: Haus of Pinklemonaid, shophausofpinklemonaid.com

Fashion high-waist panty: PARADISE RANCH DESIGNS

Shoes: Evaluna @evalunaofficial

Chain link earrings: Madame Baloge @madamebaloge_nyc

Sunglasses: AMI Clubwear @ amiclubwear.com vintage Versacé Couture bag Prima Moda, Los Angeles @primamodafashions

Tank and short: Argyle Grant @ argylegrant.com

Shoes: Zanzara

Sunglasses: Police @ policelifestyle.com

[LOOK 6]

Drape-back tuxedo shirt: Littlejohn Style @littlejohnstyle

Shorts: Tee Ink @ teeink.com

Shoes: Cole Haan

Cropped jacket & dress: Littlejohn Style @littlejohnstyle

Shoes: Evaluna @evalunaofficial

Spiral ring: Queen Bee Collection

New Bags Made From Plastic Waste

WANT Les Essentiels is pleased to announce their new Recycled Nylon Collection, travel accessories made entirely from recycled plastic waste.Lightweight and trans-seasonal, the Recycled Nylon Collection effortlessly blends performance sport and the elevated uniform to create a new standard for eco-friendly design.

Since introducing 100% Organic Cotton to all of the brand’s core items in 2009, WANT Les Essentiels has been committed to using sustainable materials in their collections. The addition of the ECONYL® crafted bags marks a new effort to reduce the environmental footprint in the manufacturing of their products.

ECONYL® is a lightweight recycled nylon developed in Italy and fabricated using post-consumer and pre-consumer materials such as carpets, fabrics, fishnets and other plastic waste. For every 10,000 tonnes of ECONYL® created, 70,000 barrels of crude oil are saved and 57,000 tons of Carbon Dioxide emissions are avoided.

WANT Les Essentiels Recycled Nylon Collection is designed for stylish utility and functionality. The series introduces three new essential silhouettes, complete with a water-resistant YKK Excella® zipper, breathable mesh backing, elegant interior pockets for storing personal items or electronic devices, and a hidden passport pocket for easy access while traveling. All styles are made entirely of eco-nylon.

The three styles introduced in the initial drop are as follows:

Rogue Utility Backpack
Multi-purpose travel backpack with interior padded cotton pocket designed to fit a 15 inch laptop. ($395 USD)

Fillmore Waist Pack
Versatile pack has an adjustable strap that allows it to be worn crossbody or around the waist. Two interior pockets easily fit a phone and charger. ($165 USD)

Bryce Crossbody Bag
An adjustable crossbody strap, three hidden pockets and mesh padding make this bag the perfect everyday travel companion. ($165 USD)

WANT les Essentiels’ Co-founders and CEOs Mark Wiltzer and Jacqueline Gelber say that the collection is being offered at an intentionally accessible price point: “We really wanted to make the collection very accessible and allow the consumer to participate in reducing the environmental footprint.”

Styles are available in Black eco-nylon and range in price from $165 USD for the Bryce crossbody and Fillmore waist pack, to $395 USD for the Rogue backpack. Pieces are available for purchase at leading retailers as well as online at www.wantlesessentiels.com..

WANT Les Essentiels is sold through both WANT Les Essentiels boutiques and WANT Apothecary locations alongside leading retailers worldwide including Mr Porter, Barney’s New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, Selfridges, Ssense.com, WallpaperSTORE*, Moda Operandi, East Dane, Shopbop, Farfetch, Nordstrom, Need Supply Co., and more…