Designer spotlight: Ann Lowe designed Jackie Kennedy's wedding dress Ann Lowe is one of the most iconic American fashion designers. Lowe designed one of the most famous wedding dresses in the 1900's; the wedding dress of Jacqueline Bouvier for her marriage to John F. Kennedy in 1953. The...

Designer Spotlight: Chicago's DRIFT Eyewear December 7, 2010 by shopinfluence DRIFT Eyewear designer and founder Chris Mantz created his first model of glasses from an old skateboard and a Dremel tool. Now he creates sleek, uncomplicated frames from fair trade wood and a patent pending...

December 8, 2010 Designer Spotlight: Gaia Repossi I wanted to quickly highlight a young french jewelry designer and some of her beautiful collaborations. Quite the fashionista, Gaia Repossi is often found wearing my favorite labels like Celine and Chanel. She has partnered with young designers...

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: KATIE BRIERLEY OF ISOUDE By Kristina Bustos | March 14th, 2011 Katie Brierley combines minimalism with luxury to create ready to wear pieces and gowns for smart and successful women. New York – Newport, Rhode Island came to New York in the form of Katie Brierley. The...

February 1, 2011 Designer Spotlight: Diane von Furstenberg Diane von Furstenberg is a true design legend! Having created the famous and über flattering wrap dress in the 70′s, the design innovation has not stopped since. With season after season of exuberant clothing collections, it was only a...

That's why today I'm spotlighting shoe and accessory designer Ruthie Davis. I just discovered the Ruthie Davis line recently when I realized that a pair of shoes that I wore during an interview were very similar to a pair that Ruthie Davis designs. She has been on the scene since 2006 and...

Jacki is also a renowned trend specialist, who publishes timely reports regarding invaluable forecasts for trends to come (look forward to our "Designer Spotlight: Jacki Easlick Trend Reports"). Jacki Easlick has teamed up with one of the last remaining leather handbag factories in New York...

These are all handmade, and I thought this Etsy shop deserved a designer spotlight! And these large natural gemstones really do remind you of big, vibrant pieces of candy or lollipops. It's all Willy Wonka-fied, but the braided metal ring shank balance the piece so it doesn't look too...

And it's time to do another designer spotlight piece on her work. It's all very high-quality, creative, and unique. We love when there are stories behind the design, or when Brandes has upcycled other jewelry into a new ring. An image of the beautiful Wendy Brandes wearing her own...

Deciding to do a designer spotlight for the Etsy shop Blackberry Designs was a must for us as soon as we saw two of the amazing fairytale charm bracelets that they had created. The attention to detail and commitment to a high-quality, romantic theme is evident. And you know us, we're suckers...

 

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