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    June 19, 2014
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    August 8, 2013
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    March 28, 2013

    La Reunion Time

    [Trendzilla] Rebecca Lavoritano's accessories almost make themselves

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    October 25, 2012

    Share & Do Good Is Consciously Fashionable

    [Trendzilla] Lilly Tokuyama's Fullerton boutique sells cute products to help fund charities worldwide

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    August 16, 2012

    C. Wonder Hits the C-Spot

    [Trendzilla] The new Fashion Island boutique is the first West Coast outpost of the retail cult hit

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Guy Fieri Launches a Jewelry Collection

    ​​Great news! Now you can accessorize like an anti-Semitic, homophobic biker dude with the new Guy Fieri jewelry line. The Food Network star has teamed up with sterling silver company Room 101 to create a "kewl" dog tag, cufflinks and a chain-link bracelet. "This stuff is off-da-hook," ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Dr. Semira Bayati Offers Lobe Jobs

    [Trendzilla] Behold the latest plastic surgery you don't need

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    April 28, 2011

    Manuel Pardo: Stardust

    Begovich Gallery, Cal State Fullerton

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    November 5, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Falling into Fall

    I know it's been ridiculously warm this week, but trust me. It's fall. Let's celebrate by checking out some indie arts and crafts featuring falling leaves on Etsy! "Amber Blaze" photograph by Abby Blaine​ After the jump, more leafy items to help convince you it's fall.

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Ten Most Ridiculously Expensive Tron Products

    DisneyQuorra Couture Platform Sandal designed by Jerome C. Rousseau retailing for $795​Yesterday, the Hollywood Reporter revealed that Disney was launching a high-end accessory and shoe line inspired by Tron: Legacy. While every ultra-hyped Disney movie release goes hand-in-hand with an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Earthy Expressions

    It's hard to believe that it was hotter here than in Las Vegas this week! Susana Paredes of Earth Expressions is an indie crafter from Vegas who keeps the desert heat turned up a notch with her super cute accessories--let's take a look at a few. Jade, Turquoise and Agate party ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Accessories 2Dy4

    If you're into vintage or vintage-inspired jewelry, today's Etsy crafter feature is for you! Dyanne Bolt is the artist and jewelry designer behind 2Dy4, a great collection of accessories built on found vintage treasures. These pieces are revamped with sparkle, wit, and a few modern ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Gettin' Made: The Beat Goes On at the Orange County Fair

    Celebrate summer by taking a little trip to the Orange County Fair this month! All kinds of goodness await you, from an array of deep-fried delights to pig races to concerts--and don't miss the extensive arts and crafts displays! To help get you in the mood, check out these great indie cra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Pay it Forward

    I was recently searching for something on Etsy (possibly fabulous goodies to share with you fine folks!), and found an interesting acronym in the title of a few items. Upon clicking the mysterious PIF items, I discovered a whole grouping of indie arts and crafts I hadn't seen before. A selection of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Who You Callin' Cheap?!?

    Tassel Earrings Sky Blue by Nina of Pretty Cheap Jewelry​Nina, the Ventura-based artist behind Pretty Cheap Jewelry has one mission, and that mission is simple: create great work at inexpensive prices. This self-proclaimed "Frugal Artisan" makes jewelry as a creative outlet to offset her technical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Stamp it Up!

    Etsy is a great online shopping stop not just for already handmade items, but also for not yet made custom items! Today we'll take a look at some pieces by jewelry artisan Jessie McCann, who specializes in handstamped bracelets and necklaces made to order. Stacked Trio with Birthstone Necklac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Gettin' Made: South of the Border

    Northern California indie crafter Tania Cavenecia Torres uses influences from her Peruvian heritage to create fabulous big statement jewelry pieces for her Etsy shop. She uses a variety of materials, from silver and semi-precious stones to leather and seeds from the Amazon rain forest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Fat Tuesday Finds

    Happy Fat Tuesday folks! As Mardi Gras draws to a close, Let's take a look at some fun New Orleans party inspired goods from a slew of Etsy crafters! "Judy Jetson Does Mardi Gras" necklace by Luscious LaVerne​ After the jump, more Mardi Gras pieces to help keep the party happening long ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Gettin' Made: The New Mafia Kids on the Block

    The crocheted horse heads have been put in beds, the painted and glittered fish have been gutted and left as a message, the rubber cement shoes have been poured. And the Long Beach Craft Mafia is proud to introduce three of their newest members! That old cliche is true--the only thing that is consta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Gettin' Made: and Makin' Magic

    Mama's Magic Studio is the work of stay-at-home mom Jen Johnson from up north in San Jose. When she's not chasing after the little ones, she's crafting up a storm for her Etsy shop. Autumn Sunshine bracelet by Jen Johnson of Mama's Magic Studio​ I know it feels like far from autumn during t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Gettin' Made: Learning Some New Tricks

    Recently at the Long Beach Craft Mafia Halloween party, a gal showed up with a costume that really stood out from the crowd. Look out, Sabre the Super Crafty Crafter is here to show you a thing or two!​ As I chatted with the girl in the "trashy queen" getup (who later went on to win the cos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Gettin' Made: Suck It

    There is no escaping it--between the new Twilight movie coming out soon, and True Blood (and now Vampire Diaries) on the boob tube, bloodsuckers are everywhere. Including this blog! There's definitely a fair share of "inspired by Twilight" crafts available on Etsy, but never fear--there's plenty of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Gettin' Made: (Polished) Two's Company

    Tracy Owens Chasteen is a wife, music lover, thrifter, and a city girl who lives in beautiful downtown Austin, Texas--the Live Music Capital of the World. She's also the prolific crafter behind the successful Etsy shop Polished Two, a veritable smorgasbord of great earrings, bracelets and one o ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009
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    August 31, 2009

    Gettin' Made: Contreras to Popular Belief...

    I'm really excited to share this indie artist and crafter with you; Melissa Contreras of Axelhoney is one of the reasons I got into the indie craft scene to begin with. We used to work together at t-shirt company Mighty Fine--while we we designed all kinds of licensed character tees during the day, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Gettin' Made: The Not So Endless Summer

    Folks, there's no denying it. The end of summer is upon us. Stop crying, we all knew it was gonna happen eventually--let's take a moment to savor the last few fleeting weeks with a look at some beachy Etsy selections that will help keep summer with you all year long. Botanical Shell drawing b ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    Gettin' Made: Twist and Shout

    You know as well as I do that there is nothing bigger these days than being green, recycling, upcycling, and generally just saving our ecological butts. But did you know you can still look totally rockin' while doing it? Join us as we chat with Courtney Chesley of Twisted Handmade and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Gettin' Made: Meet the OC Handmade Brigade!

    Have you noticed aside from events like Patchwork that there's a serious lack of indie crafting events in Orange County? What is it about the OC--are we too cool for school? Has the stigma of crafting as something your grandma would do not been purged yet? The OC Handmade Brigade is lookin' to help ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 4, 2009

    Mikimoto Trunk Show

    Mikimoto South Coast Plaza

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    April 16, 2009
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    January 15, 2009
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    December 4, 2008
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    November 25, 2008

    Because You're Ugly: Etsy Local Crafters--Atomic Dog

    For the young or just young-at-heart on your holiday gift list, Irvine-based Etsy shop Atomic Dog (go ahead, sing the rest) has the perfect fun and inexpensive gifts or stocking stuffers in the shape of Smurfs, donuts, ice cream cones, artist palettes, roller skates, cupcakes and yes, in case you w ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008
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    March 27, 2008

    Mummy’s the Word

    Dinner and Lantern Lit Tour

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2007

    Because You're Ugly: The Vampress

    I'd like to think I'm a pretty untraditional girl when it comes to diamonds, jewelry and other assorted expensive, sparkly things. So if you plan on proposing to me any time soon, please do so with Bittersweets NY's latest creation: the Vampress. The ring's actually a twist on one of their most ... More >>

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    November 8, 2007

    Family First

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival

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    August 14, 2007

    Because You're Ugly: Pixie Cuts

    These two red headed pixies were at Proof on Friday night, looking the epitome of chic. The girl on the left is wearing a sweet dress in an olive green very flattering to her rust colored hair. It has an elastic waist, which manages to show off a tiny middle and still be comfortable enough to danc ... More >>

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    August 9, 2007


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    November 23, 2006


    Going mod. In a good way

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    February 23, 2006

    Out of the Past

    Ocean Pacific basks in the reflected glow of a Victorias Secret cover

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    July 28, 2005
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    July 28, 2005
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    December 9, 2004

    Its, Its a Ballroom Blitz

    Show me the money? Dancesport competitors need better agents

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    December 11, 2003

    Muse It or Lose It

    Dutch treat inspires Vermeer masterpiece

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    October 30, 2003
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    September 25, 2003

    Scarlett Fever

    Johansson smolders on the edge of stardom

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    April 18, 2002
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    December 6, 2001

    French for Dummies

    Hilary does Versailles

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    April 26, 2001
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