Apparel and Accessories

Classic, Chic And Whimsical Birdcage Umbrella Brightens A Rainy Day

Umbrellas are an under-appreciated accessory, but if you follow my blog - you know I'm a big believer in their ability to brighten your day and your outfit on the dreariest of days. A new one to come across my radar is classic, chic and sure to be a conversation starter.


Independence Day Clothing Gives Autistic And Sensory-Sensitive Children Freedom To Dress Themselves—Easily

Lauren Thierry, mother of autistic son, Liam, needed to help her 13 year old son after he came out of the men’s bathroom at a ball field with his pants open. He couldn’t zip or button his jeans without help, and Liam’s mom listened to rude comments as she helped her son. She then took the experience and an idea to designer Dalila Anderson in order to help all kids with special needs.

Finland's Wildflowers Inspire Ethereal Jewelry Collection

A delicate and ethereal line of jewelry from Finland was inspired by a purple wild flower that grows along the roadsides in this Nordic nation bordered by Sweden on the west, Norway to the north, Russia to the east and Estonia to the south. Read on to learn more about designer, Chao-Hsein Kuo, and her unique artistic vision.

12 Really Gross Disgusting Things You Can Buy On Amazon

Trying to find the perfect gift idea? Over the years Amazon has grown to become the go-to place for just about anything you're looking to buy online. Tube socks?  Turtlenecks?  Turtle food? Amazon has got you covered! Amazon is also home to a plethora of downright gag-worthy products. If you feel like taking a break from the pursuit of the perfect gift and getting grossed out sounds like fun, dig in to this selection of one dozen fresh-from-the-oven batch of nasty. Here's what you definitely don't want to be getting or giving as a gift this year:

Amazing Wearable Tech: Bracelet Turns Skin Into Touch Screen

With the new Cicret bracelet, your arm can actually double as a smartphone! Via your own skin you can catch up on emails and play your favorite games among other things. Read on for more on this amazing innovation.

Mademoiselle Alma LEGO Love Design Jewelry Makes Mother's Day Gifts Easy

Looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift? An up-and-coming designer known as Mademoiselle Alma has created fun and funky wearable art called LEGO Love Designs that's perfect for gift giving and personal accessories. These original handcrafted designs show off your geek chic style using LEGO bricks and Swarovski crystals that are sweet, fun and funky for women and kids of all ages.

The Joinery of South Africa: Fashion Activism Takes Hold

The Joinery fashion brand stands for sustainable fashion and the belief that everyone can do something to make this a better, greener world. Read on for more on this revoltuionary new program.

5 Ergonomic Pet Carriers That Provide Comfort For You Too!

Small dog owners can get away with taking their dogs so many places. But dogs are more welcome visitors to commercial areas when they're carried by their owners.  Notice how employees treat your dog when he's at your waist level as opposed to when he's at your feet.  Makes sense, dogs can't pee on merchandise when they're in pet carriers.

The Perfect Pink Shade For Your Lips Comes As Green Lipstick

We've all heard that you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince, and now you can look good doing it. The prettiest shade of pink that is custom created for your lips actually comes in green! Just like a fairytale, Lipstick Queen's lipstick - aptly named Frog Prince - will transform before your eyes. Is this magical lipstick just a gimmick or does it actually work?

True Wetsuits Take Business Suits From Boardroom To Beach

True Wetsuits from Quicksilver Japan are designed to take recreation-seeking execs from the office to the ocean and back again. Surf's up in 26 minutes and your meeting's running late? No problemo, dude, and don't forget your board on your way out of the boardroom!

Ethical Rainwear For Singing, Dancing and Caring In the Rain

Ghosts of Gene Kelly singing and dancing in the rain no doubt  flutter in Copenhagen, Denmark, where fashion designer, Emma Jorn, has created a line of feminine and bike-friendly rainwear from recycled polyester perfect for life in rainy cities. Read on for more  on this sustainable and fashionable innovation.

Free Apps Like Smart Dresser Help People Coordinate Outfits

Can't make up your mind what to wear each day? You're not alone. Free apps coming out like the Smart Dresser app is about to make getting dressed quick and easy. Developed for individuals with autism, anyone who has trouble coordinating outfits can use it. All you need is a Smartphone and this free app.

The Garmin Vivofit 2 Is A No-Frills FitnessTracker

We all like to think really, really hard about being active and healthy. It's the next part that loses most of us, and that's actually becoming active and healthy. One of the easiest, and most effective, ways to jumpstart the process is by purchasing an activity tracker for daily use.

Embedded Electronics:Machine Washable Solar Shirt Charges Mobile Devices

Wearable technology, smart clothing and embedded electronics are the burgeoning trends of fashion's dynamic landscape. Meet the machine-washable Solar Shirt created by Paulne Van Dongen that charges mobile devices as you go about your day.

Draw In The Perfect Brows With An Eyebrow Stencil

There are plenty of weird beauty gadgets on the market, all claiming to help you in your daily routine. The SODIAL Eyebrow Stencil is no different. This little gadget may look weird, but this on-the-go application device might be the perfect thing to help you create a stunning set of eyebrows. Could drawing in eyebrows be as easy as this device claims?