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Just a little blog where Bellissima can post her latest thoughts, stories, news, images and lot's more!

Friday, November 30, 2012

The Gift of Bellissima

I know it's not always easy for our fans to find us in their local stores, and Bellissima makes a pretty nice gift for the ladies in your life, so I've compiled some websites where you can buy some Bellissima just in time for the holidays, hope this helps!

First off, there's Max & Chloe, a great jewelry website, as many of you probably already know.  They've just updated our jewelry, and there are many of our bestselling styles to choose from.

Click here to shop for Bellissima @ Max & Chloe!

Some of our pieces featured on Max & Chloe website

Then, there's our friends over in Louisiana, The Garden Gates.  They're a small business, they offer free shipping, and they sell A LOT of our bestselling styles, so you should definitely check them out!

Click Here to Shop Bellissima @ The Garden Gates

Some of our Jewels at the Garden Gates
There's also Sloan, a great boutique located in Charlotte, they've featured us in their holiday gift guide (which has some GORGEOUS accessories in it), and they're another great small business to buy from.

Click Here To Shop Sloan's Holiday Gift Guide!

Featured in Sloan's Holiday Gift Guide
Our friends at Sassanova also feature a lot of our bestsellers in tortoise and gator.

Click Here to Shop @ Sassanova!

Love our chain necks?  Love them in Summer neutrals like horn, gator and turquoise?  Buy them at Isabel Harvey! (they also are selling our tapered cuffs)

Click here to shop Bellissima at Isabel Harvey

A little something for the snowbirds sold at Isabel Harvey
If brights and free shipping are your thing, check our our store at Amazon, which will also be featuring many of our neutrals very soon.

Click here to shop Bellissima on Amazon

If you feel like shopping in a local store, I did blog about that sort of recently:
CLICK HERE to view the stores we are in, hopefully in a boutique near you!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

There's No Place Like Happy Hour for the Holidays

Every year around this time, we solidify a date for our Bellissima Holiday sale at Common Ground, in NYC.  All our fans and friends come out to buy some gifts for loved ones and themselves.  We have some drinks, maybe some paninis and it's always a lot of fun.  We always like to give some portion of the proceeds to charity.  Historically, we donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, but this year we will donate to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  It's looking like it's going to be a cold winter, and a very hard Holiday season for a lot of New Yorkers.  So, on a happy note, we'll be doing our small part to help those who were hit hard by Sandy.  So, come on out, and let's do some good while having a good time!  
Cheesy but true...

Here are the deets:
Thursday, December 6th 
at Common Ground
206 Avenue A (bet. 12th St. & 13th St.)
Happy Hour specials on food and drinks til 8PM

We will also be at the Sotheby's Holiday Bazaar on Tuesday, December 4th.  During the day, from 12-4pm, so if you're in the neighborhood and can't make it on the 6th, it is open to the public, so you can visit us on your lunch break.  Better lighting, but no booze-you be the judge.

Some of our Honey and Black Pieces

And Bronze and deco

Some of our favorite cuffs

Assorted Earrings

If you're into neons

Some pretty tortoise combinations

Great Mom gifts!

Tortoise Stunner

More fun tortoise and neutral combos.
 There will be lot's more there, and if there's anything that you're looking for that you didn't see, let us know!  See you there!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Pippa Middleton wears Bellissima

Pippa Middleton has written a book.  Pippa wore two pairs of Bellissima's tortoise shell earrings to her book launch and promotional events.  This is very exciting!  Johanna Simonds Jewelry in London carries many of our designs, and Johanna is one of our most dedicated and loyal promoters.  She loves our line, and her passion for it shows.  If you live across the pond and love our designs, you can buy online (www.johannasimonds.com) or contact Johanna through her website.

Here are some images of Pippa and our Earrings!
At the book launch
A close-up of our double crescent drop earring

This is our oval drop earring
Wearing the oval drop earring at a children's Halloween party, an event promoting her new book

The video above is of Pippa wearing the earrings at the Halloween party.  If you can't get enough of celebrities wearing Bellissima, watch it!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tortoiseshell Trendwatch and Other Press We've Stumbled Upon

Our Tokyo Tortoise Bib Neck
Two weeks ago, our tortoise shell bib neck shown above was featured in a Trend Watch article in Time Out New York (GO HERE) all about, your guessed it Tortoiseshell: faux tortoiseshell.  It's a fun article, and while tortoise NEVER goes out of style, it's nice whenever it trends, of course!
We received the press through Max & Chloe, a great place to buy jewelry online.  They feature so many beautiful fine and fashion jewelry lines, and they've been great to work with.  If you're ever looking to purchase some Bellissima online, you should check us out on Max & Chloe for sure. 

Unfortunately I cannot provide the print version from the magazine because I left it in Oakland last week, right next to a Lucky Magazine article that unbeknownst to me, featured a pair of our earrings available at Bauble Bar.   When I went to the earrings on Bauble Bar's site, I saw that the earrings were featured in Self Magazine this past July, who knew??

Sooo, if you ever see us anywhere, give us a shout out, we don't always know where we appear, but we always love the recognition!