RELISH LOOKBOOK SPRING 2014 (PART 1)

I've been working hard, putting together my RELish Lookbook for Spring 2014 with the amazing Allie Nurthern of Alexandra Lee Nurthern Photography.  The photos are turning out so well! Here are a few more we're now unveiling.
It’s been so much fun to put together my RELish Lookbook for Spring 2014 with the amazing Allie Nurthern of Alexandra Lee Nurthern Photography. The photos are turning out so well! Here are a few we’re ready to unveil.
Here are a couple RELish friendship bracelets coming out this spring.  The leather RELish Your Charms wrap bracelet  on the left is already up in my store here.  The friendship bracelets featured on the right are part of my new line but I am currently taking custom orders.
Here are a couple RELish friendship bracelets coming out this spring. The leather RELish Your Charms wrap bracelet on the left is already up in my store here. The friendship bracelets featured on the right are part of my new line but I am currently taking custom orders. You can also learn to make your own friendship bracelet using the DIY turtorial I posted a few weeks ago here.
My sister, Adena, helped me to model my latest RELish collection.
My sister, Adena, helped me to model my latest RELish collection.
I loved making these RELish Your Friendship bracelets because each one is unique.  I hand-knotted each bracelet and then added studs for a rocker-chic feel.
I love making these RELish Your Friendship bracelets because each one is unique. I hand-knot each bracelet and then add studs and/or chain for a rocker-chic feel.
I loved finding all of the unique vintage pieces that made this one-of-a-kind necklace come together.  I collected the  charms and chain from vintage markets across London.  The chain itself is made out of an old pocket watch chain.
I loved finding all of the unique vintage pieces that made this one-of-a-kind necklace come together. I collected the charms and chain from vintage markets across London. The chain itself is made out of an old pocket watch chain.
I love the color of this leather RELish Your Charms bracelet.  The turquoise pops with any outfit and makes a statement.
I love the color of this leather RELish Your Charms bracelet. The turquoise pops with any outfit and makes a statement.
This RELish Your Jewels headband is one of a kind and making it was definitely a labor of love.  I hand-stitched each seed bead and jewel onto suede material and the process is quite time consuming. I love making pieces like this, though, because the finished product is so worth it.
This RELish Your Jewels headband is one of a kind and making it was definitely a labor of love. I hand-stitched each seed bead and jewel onto suede material and the process is quite time consuming. I love making pieces like this, though, because the finished product is so worth it.
RELish Your Charms leather wrap bracelets are made of soft Italian leather and they come in tons of different colors.  Each bracelet is handmade and is one-of-a-kind.  The bracelets are adorned in all different kinds of gold vintage charms.  I love how they look gathered together.
RELish Your Charms leather wrap bracelets are made of soft Italian leather and they come in tons of different colors. Each bracelet is handmade and is one-of-a-kind. The bracelets are adorned in all different kinds of gold vintage charms. I love how they look gathered together.
I loved making these RELish headbands. Just like the one featured above, I hand-sewed each bead onto suede leather and with these, I also used peacock feathers.  My sister and I love wearing them over our hair for a 1920's throwback feel.
I loved making these RELish headbands. Just like the one featured above, I hand-sewed each bead onto suede leather and with these, I also used peacock feathers. My sister and I love wearing the headbands over our hair for a 1920’s throwback feel.

D.I.Y. BY ADENA: STUDDED SUEDE HEADBAND

Below, you will find the latest and greatest from my D.I.Y. extraordinaire sister, Adena. This week, she was inspired by studs. Studs are very on-trend in fashion right now–they’re on bags, jewelry, leather jackets, shoes and everything in between. Adena came up with a fun, easy, not to mention inexpensive way for you to rock your own studded accessory of the moment: in the form of a suede headband. The best part? You can make one of your own in just three simple steps and without breaking the bank. Enjoy!

The final product: A Studded Suede headband.  Find out how to make one of your own below.

Materials:  scissors, a needle and thread, one hair elastic, studs and 18" piece of pre-cut suede.
MATERIALS:
Scissors, a needle and thread, one hair elastic, studs and 18″ piece of pre-cut suede.

STEPS: 1) First, measure your head by wrapping the piece of suede around it as if it's a headband already.  Here, you can find out how much extra material you should cut off. Be sure to leave a little bit of extra material so you can loop the ends of the suede through your elastic band. 2) To create your headband itself, take your elastic band and loop the loose ends of your suede around each side.   2) Once your material is looped through your elastic band/hair tie, begin to sew a few stitches on each side to secure. You can also use super glue for this step but I have found the stitches are a bit more sturdy. 3) Now onto the studs: you can use as many studs as you choose, depending on the look you are going for. I've included two looks above--one with more studs and one with less.  Push the stud's prongs through the suede material and once they've gone through, bend them down so they are now lying flat along the suede. This will help them to stay secure.   And voila! You have yourself a comfy chic headband. Feel free to play around with the color of the suede material you choose, as well as the studs! The headband looks great with your hair down or around a top knot.

STEPS:
1) First, measure your head by wrapping the piece of suede around it as if it’s a headband already. Here, you can find out how much extra material you should cut off. Be sure to leave a little bit of extra material so you can loop the ends of the suede through your elastic band.
2) Once your material is looped through your elastic band, begin to sew a few stitches on each side to secure. You can also use super glue for this step but I have found the stitches are a bit more sturdy.
3) Now onto the studs: you can use as many studs as you choose, depending on the look you are going for. I’ve included two looks above–one with more studs and one with less. Push the stud’s prongs through the suede material and once they’ve gone through, bend them down so they are now lying flat along the suede. This will help them to stay secure.
And voila! You have yourself a comfy chic headband. Feel free to play around with the color of the suede material you choose, as well as the studs! The headband looks great with your hair down or around a top knot.

DREAMY OUTDOOR DECOR

THE LOOK: A) Outdoor Tea Party: Chic and Whimsical / B) Santorini Outdoor Patio Set: A Pop of Blue to Match the Ocean / C) Classic Cabana: Royal Red Mixed with Comfy Neutrals / D) Backyard Lounge: Calming Blues and Classic Lights

For the first time in my post-college life, I am finally living in a house instead of an apartment in the city of Los Angeles. For anyone who has ever lived in LA or visited, having a yard, let alone a patch of your own grass when you are renting is extremely rare. I am so lucky to now have a beautiful, spacious yard that I can enjoy and entertain friends in. Likewise, I’ve been looking to get inspired by outdoor decor for my own yard and here are some designs that have really caught my eye this week.