last week (as you know), i visited the studio/showroom/factory of effy jewelers, and was able to see every detail of what goes into creating many shiny baubles. while walking around the building, it quickly became clear that mr. effy had a thing for panthers. it was a little weird at first glance, so i asked what it was about the furry predator that was so appealing, to which he answered that its beauty and power inspired him. deep. obviously, i had to document this obsession.

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a tour of effy jewelers c/o lucky magazine

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a few weeks ago (the holidays clearly distracted me), i had the immense pleasure and honor of being invited to visit the showroom and factory of effy jewelers. started by effy hematian in 1979, the brand has successfully maintained a goal of quality and craftmanship; a tour proved this to be so as myself and the bloggers in attendance viewed many hard at work creating gorgeous wares. brief chats with all i encountered illustrated a sense of pride and most—if not all—had been employed for a substantial amount of time, which says a lot about the corporate culture. i was also able to meet mr. hematian and can attest to his level of adorable. we were informed that, different from most companies, effy built its retail model outside of the united states, though it is based here. instead, it grew overseas through cruise lines and tourist destinations. but aside from all that technical stuff, the jewelry is absolutely stunning!

check back tomorrow to see panthers, panthers, panthers. (it makes sense, trust me.)

many thanks to the lucky team for extending an invitation for this rare opportunity.

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lucky magazine’s lucky shops 2012

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after an unfortunate reschedule due to the arrival of hurricane sandy, lucky shops finally arrived! i was honored and flattered and baffled to be invited by lucky to attend the vip night dressed solely in sponsored garb. (because, like, how often does that happen? i was like “heellllllllll yes.”) if you aren’t familiar with lucky shops, it’s when a few dozen brands are curated by the magazine and host booths in a big open space, offering marked-down goods to bargain-hungry shoppers for three days. it’s going down tonight and tomorrow. last night was a more private affair hosted by jennifer hudson. i was tempted to sing a little ditty called “and i am telling you,” but held it back. also in attendance were some fabulously dressed internet friends including rachel and sara (both seen above looking headless and amazing), hitha, eileen, jonell, and rachel.

i cannot thank foley + corinna, ettika, sole society, happy socks, and chloe + isabel enough for stepping in to make sure that i didn’t attend the event naked. and did you forget? you all picked my outfit! details to come.

note: yes, that is *the* anna corinna in the last picture. i love her.

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7 hours left to enter to win tickets to lucky shops

guys, if you’re in nyc, you need to go. just re-blog the original post to enter.

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enter to win two 2-day passes to lucky shops

all you have to do is re-blog the original post. that’s it. easy as pie.

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it’s coming: lucky magazine is hosting its annual 3-day shopping extravaganza lucky shops. this year, with host jennifer hudson and over 45 participating brands, the event will take place at 82 mercer in soho and features discounts of up to 70% off current retail prices and a portion of the proceeds benefiting the julian d. king gift foundation. 

interested in coming to lucky shops? sign up here and get 20% off all ticket types (except the “vip charity shopping party”) with the promo code SARAZUCKER. 

want more? enter to win 2 “double deals 2-day passes” worth $100:

  • re-blog this post
  • live your life
  • check back on friday, 10/5, at 6pm to see if you won
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if this bag were a person...

i wrote this for lucky. bleep bloop.

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the clarks for lucky magazine event at lord & taylor

 

last night, i played hostess (for the first time, along with four new blogger friends) at lord & taylor event in collaboration with clarks shoes and lucky magazine.

you probably know clarks as a “comfort” brand, also known as “not so cute shoes,” but my goal was to prove that that wasn’t true. them boots is cute, y’all. please see images above for proof. additionally, they were comfortable; the layer of padding allowed me to wear 2-inch heels for an entire day without [much] pain, which that’s saying a lot. prices for most of the styles available ran between $100 and $200, which is pretty accessible for a quality pair of footwear (good leather, simple styling, neutral shades only), so i highly recommend you put your past judgements aside and check the brand out.

disclosure: i received compensation & a pair of boots for my participation in this event

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THIS IS HAPPENING TONIGHT. YOU SHOULD COME.
sarazucker:

the lovely folks at lucky and clarks have invited me to co-host an event next thursday night with a few of my fellow fashion blogger friends in celebration of the footwear brand’s latest line. i’ve seen the shoes and they are really cute so if you’re in the manhattan area, i implore you to stop by, say hi, and try some of them on for size.
where? lord & taylor (fifth avenue at 39th street, 2nd floor)
when? thursday, september 27, 6-8pm
why? celebrate lucky’s love list and the new clarks collection
*click the photo for a hi-res image that displays all details regarding the event*

THIS IS HAPPENING TONIGHT. YOU SHOULD COME.

sarazucker:

the lovely folks at lucky and clarks have invited me to co-host an event next thursday night with a few of my fellow fashion blogger friends in celebration of the footwear brand’s latest line. i’ve seen the shoes and they are really cute so if you’re in the manhattan area, i implore you to stop by, say hi, and try some of them on for size.

  • where? lord & taylor (fifth avenue at 39th street, 2nd floor)
  • when? thursday, september 27, 6-8pm
  • why? celebrate lucky’s love list and the new clarks collection

*click the photo for a hi-res image that displays all details regarding the event*

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