Wednesday, April 23, 2014

April Fashion Kickstarter Campaigns

Fashion Kickstarter Campaigns to Support
Cute LA is about showcasing indie designers and crowdfunding is a great way to support up coming talent in the Fashion industry. After browsing over 250 Kickstarter campaigns for several hours, these are the top campaigns I contributed to for April. Remember, if you're not able to back a campaign financially, sharing across your social media channels is just as great.

"The perfect dress is crafted with love and attention," this quote from Monica Noh, founder of Carte Blanche is what drew me to the campaign. Monica is a fashion designer from New York that created Carte Blanche when she saw the need for a change in the fashion industry. Carte Blanche is the first women's brand using crowdsourcing to allow consumers to choose dress styles to go into production. Letting you pick the trends instead of just following them. This process cuts out the middleman offering a line of designer dresses, true to cost. Perks include: little black dresses, tunics more dresses! 

Follow Carte Blanche: KickstarterTwitter | Facebook | Website

Campaign creator, Atelier Angel Chang wants to save a tradition she believes in. In Southwest China, the Miao and Dong ethnic minority have a strong history of creating intricate fabrics and garments for their family. This process of weaving, producing dyes and cotton is time consuming taking weeks to years to create one garment. Creating these fabrics is a labor of love and a tradition that could vanish in the next 5-10 years. Through this Kickstarter campaign Atelier hopes to raise money to create a local training program that strengthens knowledge of this unique craftsmanship. With the goal of preserving this culture's strong heritage for years to come. Perks include: one of a kind wallets, folios, and pouches handmade from Miao and Dong villagers.

Follow Atelier Angel Chang: Kickstarter | Twitter | Website

What do you think of these two campaigns?  Let me know in the comments!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Angara Jewelry [Partner]

Angara Jewelry Men's Wedding Bands via Cute LA

Angara, is the jewelry gemstone destination for everything that sparkles: Diamonds, Sapphires, Rubies, Emeralds and Tanzanites. Honestly, I can't pick a favorite I want them all. However, this post isn't about the ladies, it's about the overlooked importance of men's wedding bands. I'm not getting married, but some of my close friends are so I'm witnessing a lot of wedding preparation. I've noticed, the bride-to-be has a large variety when it comes to wedding rings, while the fiancee is left with few options.

When the first wedding rind was exchanged via Angara Jewelry

Angara which means "fire within" makes sure to dedicate time to the men looking for a more creative way to express their love and commitment. Angara provides a variety of Men's wedding bands that can be customized to fit the groom's taste. Styles include bands that are solid, include gemstones, engraved or sculpted. They come in a range of prices and similar to women's wedding rings, you can select the cut and grade for gemstones.

Angara Jewelry Men's Wedding Bands via Cute LA

Angara jewelry makes ring shopping a memorable experience for both partners starting the next big chapter in their lives.

Follow Angara: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Official Site

To become a Cute LA Partner/Sponsor, visit the Collaborate Page.

What does your dream wedding look like? Let me know in the comments.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Awards Show Outfit Video

Recently attended an advertising awards show, I was nominated in for two categories. For fun, I did an instagram outfit video celebrating the accessories I rocked on the red carpet. The video stars my new red Steve Madden Flashback pumps and the Cult Cosmetics nail polish I bought recently. The video was posted on my company, Live.Art.Love's instagram page. The awards was a blast and I'm thankful to have been surrounded by such talented individuals in the film and advertising world.

Would you like to see more outfit videos like this in the future? Tell me in the comments!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Bandelettes Keep Your Thighs Comfortable [Partner]

Bandelettes Lace Thigh Bands for anti chafing via Cute LA
Bandelettes is the first product to successfully tackle irritating thigh chafing while staying fashionable. Thigh chafing, is when your thighs rub together often creating a rash, embarrassment or discomfort.  It's most common when walking in skirts, dresses or shorts. The interesting thing is, women of all sizes can experience the problem, though many never talk about it. Well, thank goodness Bandelettes saw the need to address this common issue with style and comfort at the forefront.
Bandelettes Lace Thigh Bands for anti chafing via Cute LA
Bandelettes resemble lingerie giving a sexy and glamorous look. They have lace details and come in colors: red, beige, black, white and caramel. They stay up thanks to two strips of silicon. This means they can be worn throughout the day with no rolling and slipping. Bandelettes are also the perfect gift to give the bride-to-be, so she can enjoy her day in comfort.

Proud to have a one of a kind, female run business as a sponsor for April. The best entrepreneurs are the ones who tackle a daily problem with a brilliant solution; Bandelettes does this to perfection.

Follow Bandelettes: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Official Site

To become a Cute LA Partner/Sponsor, visit the Collaborate Page.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Cult Cosmetics Nail Polish

Cult Cosmetics Nail Polish via Cute LA
Treated myself to new nail polish from Cult Cosmetics. I've been stalking this California brand for a few reasons: They're an indie line made in Los Angeles, all of their color names are an ode to California and only ONE coat of polish is needed for high pigment color and shine. I bought the dotting tool pen set and nail polish colors: Hollywood HillsLaguna, Runyon and Avalon. Can't wait to try these out! 
Cult Cosmetics Nail Polish in colors: Laguna, Avalon, Runyon and Hollywood Hills
Nail Polish Colors L-R: Laguna, Avalon, Runyon and Hollywood Hills
Cult Cosmetics is known for their Blackbox Nail Club, where nail art kits are mailed to you monthly. Though this option looked tempting, I only wanted a few colors for Spring. A true advocate of supporting indie, I joined their mailing list hoping a promo code would drop from the sky. It did, in the form of "buy two, get two free, plus free shipping."
Cult Cosmetics Dotting Tool Pen Set for Nail Art via Cute LA
If you're interested in Cult Cosmetics, join their mailing list. They send great promo codes that aren't available on the site. When using these codes and checking out, always read the print carefully so you don't accidentally sign up for the Blackbox Subscription.

What color would you rock for Spring? What's your favorite nail polish line? Would love to hear in the comments!