Friday, February 12, 2010

Hems and Hers

Here at Bella Ropa, we love our local designers. The jewelry we carry is designed by local artists and we love the unique collection they represent. Recently, I decided that I wanted to add a local clothing line to the mix. I wasn't sure if I would be able to find a local fashion designer - after all, it takes a lot of energy, time and creativity to maintain a clothing line.

This is where Caroline Black pops into the picture. She is the bubbly personality behind Hems and Hers. You might have seen her pieces featured in Charlotte Magazine but I am happy to say we are the first store to carry the line! Hems and Hers is a line of skirts and dresses in bright, vibrant patterns. All of the pieces are hand sewn with great care and attention to detail. My favorite part is that each piece retails for under $100! So you can be stylish and not break the bank.

Need a dress for the Carolina Cup? Or see a skirt you like but want it in a different pattern? Caroline can create your own custom Hems and Hers piece for any occasion. How many designers do you know that will do that? And the best part, you know you will be the only one wearing it!

We've asked Caroline to come by for a trunk show in the Spring so stay tuned for details!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Love much, Sophia

Jewelry is always the perfect finishing touch to any occasion! Valentine's Day is the perfect time to celebrate and share our joy of all things beautiful. Adorned with handsome gemstones and intricate embellishments, Miller Canning's jewelry designs are as unique as the people who wear them.

My favorite Miller Canning piece, is a stunning amethyst necklace that is hand wire wrapped into a sterling squiggle charm that reads "Love Much." It was was a birthday gift to me from my mother (who has quite a collection of Miller Canning jewelry).

Now, is the perfect time to share your passion for exquisite jewelry and help support an incredible cause. Miller's dog, Sophia, has been diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer. And to help raise funds for the necessary surgery, Miller Canning is offering a 15% discount off her site at ARTFIRE(