Monday, December 19, 2011
Revery, decadence, romantic silk crepes, old luxury French lace, stunning sequined gowns with fitted corsets, dream-like fairytales...
Walk by Bergdorf Goodman's window displays in NYC 2011 and take in the wonder and magic of the season.
A little bit French countryside, old-school fairytale, with a tad of luscious, naughty luxury. Breathe it in. Succumb to the glorious dream. Relent to its beauty.
Decorative brocades, fine gold and silver threads, old-century French coquettish styles, glorious animals, rich fabrics, and the distinctive flavor of sophisticated French women in all their fabulousness. Thank you Bergdorf Goodman.
Give in to the magic.
These amazing Photos: Timothy Pueyo, my wonderful friend.
Thank you, Tim!
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Standing on the platform, she draws the bills from her wool overcoat and asks for a one-way ticket. Wreaths of smoke rise from the panting engine. Her crystal earrings, and Art Deco necklace glint in the sun.
The woman in the office recognizes her and makes town small talk and she hands over her ticket.
Just then, her love's arms embrace her. With a sign of relief, she takes his hand in hers.
They seek refuge in one of the carriages. Ready to follow her dreams. Wondrous beauty surrounds her.
The newest designs from Suzabelle.
Suzabelle's designs are full of details, feminine, and classic. Year after year, they are timeless. Designer Suzanne Jaberg was named "designer of the decade" by the Seattle Magazine and even dubbed the "Seattle Coat Queen" by the Seattle Times.
Just one of the few lines we at Anne Bocci Boutique support that is manufactured overseas, Suzie's goal in production is to provide great living wages and work environments for women in smaller, less-developed countries. The quality is superior, details are perfect and fit classic.
The production manager visits the manufacturers weekly to ensure everything is running smoothly and that all aspects of development are socially responsible. Suzie uses natural fiber materials and dyes whenever possible and source their fabrics and labor within the same community.
Suzabelle is dedicated to employing only sweatshop-free labor because they believe that protecting human welfare is critical to ensuring that worldwide conservation initiatives and actions are sustainable and effective. To help offset the impact of production and transportation of these garments on the environment, Suzabelle will donate 5% of proceeds from each sale to Conservation International.
To see more from the Suzabelle Collection and more estate jewelry (and new designer and artisan jewelry)
please mosey on over here: http://annebocci.com/
Close up photos of Katya in Art Deco jewelry: Dustin Rowley
We must walk consciously
only part way toward our goal,
and then leap in the dark to our success.
~ Henry David Thoreau
Guess what? Seth Aaron Henderson is having a sale on his SA Mod tee-shirt, here, and only here. He's the Season 7 winner of Project Runway. This tee-shirt is only for for those who demand extreme awesomeness. They're here: http://annebocci.com/
P.S. Thanks Katya for modeling! Photo: Anne Bocci
Thursday, October 20, 2011
You know what charm is:
a way of getting the answer yes
without having asked any clear question.
To see more: http://annebocci.com
Photos: Dustin Rowley
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
A smile and a gentleness within...
Copper does not know its copper until it's changing into gold.
We love you Tiffany.
Photo: Olivia Renee Photography
Posted by annebocci at 6:47 PM
Labels: 50% off Suzabelle Clothing Collection at Anne Bocci Boutique, Olivia Renee Photography Free earrings
Monday, September 19, 2011
If Monday had a Facebook page, it would have zero friends.
None. Not a one. At least that's how I usually feel when that alarm goes off at 6:25 am. When I drag myself out of bed in the morning, especially when there's a bit of a nip in the air, I just want to throw on something that's easy, comfortable, and still looks good. Is that too much to ask? Now, I think I have my go-to outfit. This cardigan's simple lines scream design, and open dramatic neckline easily makes even a tee-shirt and jeans look glam. So pinch me... I found a piece that's functional, comfy and full of style, and it's supporting local. Which leads me to think, it may seem cheaper to buy mass-produced over handmade, (H & M vs. local boutiques) but it's insanely expensive when you consider how much it costs the globe. Tiffany stops by and models this comfortable, downtown cardigan and these modern, rounded maple wood earrings by Ms. Wood. They're made right here, in Portland, with fair wages, not by children working 16 hour days. But by the artist, with love. Now there's a concept. :) A wardrobe staple in comfy organic cotton, with snap closure, you can wear it over jeans, leggings, skirts and dresses. It's no wonder, Portland's own Ms. Wood was named "Best Emerging Designer" at Portland Fashion Week. This beauty is actually named the Ms. Wood Downtown Cardigan and it's yarn dyed organic cotton and hemp. (Oh, so Portland.) Small, Medium found right here.
These fun earrings are also handmade with love in Portland, Oregon, by Ms. Wood. $36 They measure 4" long X 2" wide and only 1/16" thick so it's not heavy at all, and finished with sterling silver hooks. Go Portland designers! The best part is free shipping, here.
Available here in the following woods:
Maple = blond (as shown on brunette Tiffany)
Padauk (pah-dook) = vibrant red/orange (shown on blond Katya)
Walnut = rich brown with blond highlights
Cherry = reddish blond
Purple heart = red/purple
Here, my friend, Katya is wearing these pretty earrings in the Padauk wood.
You can learn more about these earrings and the cardigan right here and see lots more from our town's amazing designers and artists.
Thanks for stopping by. Stay warm and comfy. Thanks for supporting your local artists, and those making handmade things with love.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Gentle contours of a cheek
As shadows break lines crossing
Curving neck gracefully bent
A look over shouldered glance
And here lies a work of art.
I work with pretty things, every day. Mostly. Well, at least that's the idea of it all. But in reality, day in and day out, boutique work isn't all that glamorous. It's 97% work: ordering, straightening, inventorying, vacuuming, staffing, paying artists, insurance, security, taxes, business association fees, mailing, building a website, displaying, marketing and oh, there's also selling. Yeah, without making the rent, there isn't a business.
Then there's the 3%. That's the best part of it all. Meaning all the the glam, fun stuff, like creating sparkly things, and working with amazing designers, photographers and talent. An Some of the West Coast designers I love to work with and carry in the boutique are Seth Aaron Henderson of Project Runway, Ms. Wood, Suzabelle, WeMa, Lori Presthus, Ipseity, and Loco Lindo.
Summer is the best time to show your personality with some easy, fresh accessories. Just throw them on and instantly feel gorgeous.
And mod, lightweight laser-cut wood earrings for $36 dollars are just the right piece to add to your wardrobe. And you can add a dramatic piece like this stunning waterfall necklace and be instantly be noticed in the room.
In the boutique world, no product or design looks good unless it's displayed and modeled well. That's where the magic behind the lens comes in. ONE word. Dustin Rowley. His eye for beauty and setting a tone is beyond magical. I love it when he stops by the boutique and picks out jewelry, clothing and accessories for his editorial photo shoots. You can see his work and hire him here:
Photo: Dustin Rowley
jewelry: Anne Bocci Boutique & Gallery
Model: Tiffany Schleif @ Option Model and Media
Make up and Hair: Aimee Janik-J'Adore
Wood Earrings: Ms. Wood, named "Best Emerging Designer" at Portland Fashion Week
Mixed metal and crystal necklace: Anne Bocci
Mixed metal and crystal necklace by Anne Bocci.
Super light weight, mod, laser cut wood earrings by Ms Wood, found here (just as soon as I upload them) at Anne Bocci Boutique in Portland, Oregon.
Ms. Wood's designs are fresh, innovative and oh, so wearable. To see more, check my website. buy Ms. Wood here too.