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Fashion Spotlight Giveaway: Melanie Auld

I’m excited to announce the very first Fashion Spotlight reader giveaway with one of my favorite designers — Melanie Auld. She’s an incredible jewelry and handbag designer, (if you recall my previous post on her fabulous collection), and I’m so pleased to give all of you the chance to win this beautiful pair of earrings  (retails for $126).  This will be a great week for one very lucky reader! Below are the rules on how you can join in on the fun for a chance to win.





  • E-mail fashion.spotlight@yahoo.com and tell me what you like most about Melanie’s designs
  • Make sure to include your full name and address
  • One entry per person
  • You have until Thursday, August 14 at midnight (PST) to enter
  • The winner will be announced on Friday, August 15 — come back to find out if you’ve won!

Good Luck! I’m so jealous already.


Designer Spotlight: Be. True with Gin Bartlett

Gin Bartlett’s designs are one of a kind. Literally. As each piece is hand made with the finest precious and semi-precious stones and metals, no two pieces are alike.  But what’s even more unique is Gin’s newest jewelry collection, “Be” and her “Go Green” campaign.  Inspired by Shakespeare’s “To thy own self be true and it follows, like the night the day, you can’t be false to any man,” Gin believes in making a difference and giving back through her creations for Be. True.


The “Be” campaign consists of a Signature Recycled Tag Necklace with a Black Diamond and a Cuff Bracelet with the word “be” carved out. Proceeds from these products are donated to a different charity or non-profit organization each month. So if there’s a particular cause close to your heart, do let the staff of Be. True know — they would be more than happy to make a donation in your name.



Being green is also on the top of Gin’s “to do” list. By using eco-friendly jewelry making processes such as recycled and sustainable gold and silver metals and chains, not only is Gin spreading the importance of being green, she is also enabling everyone to know that you can do good while being stylish and fashionable at the same time. It is with this in mind, Gin created the “Go Green” necklace where a portion of the proceeds is given to the Earth Day Network. Gin is also extremely committed to this cause by using recycled wood for workstations, Energy Star bulbs in her studio, 100% recycled paper and shipping boxes as well as human-friendly stones in all her designs.








Take a look at some of Gin’s latest designs for Be. True and take a stand to help her cause. She’s serious about being stylish and green. Are you?








Designer Spotlight: Yasuko Azuma

Yasuko Azuma Jewelry is breathtakingly beautiful. After studying fashion design and working within the apparel industry in Sapporo Japan, Yasuko Azuma moved to New York City in 1994 to pursue her dream of becoming a jewelry designer. 


After continuing her studies at The Fashion Institute of Technology, Azuma founded Azul Design, Inc with Richard Ito to produce all her hand made pieces in 2003. The inspiration Azuma draws from nature is clearly visible in all her designs. This inherent beauty is what makes her designs so effortlessly unique. Azuma also combines colorful gemstones with techniques of Japanese metal workmanship to create some of the beautiful pieces we see today. Azuma’s collections, mostly in 18 karat gold, comprise of rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets.


 Her designs are delicate yet intricate and most definitely one of a kind. These designs are available in multiple locations through out the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and even in Dubai.  My eyes were instantly drawn to Azuma’s beautiful creations the minute I saw them – take a look at some of my favorite pieces below. Her careful workmanship and romantic detailing is clearly visible in each piece making the Yasuko Azuma Jewelry line classic and timeless.





To take a look at the entire collection and a list of available stores please visit: www.yasukoazuma.com