Archive for December, 2006

Happy New Year from Omiru!

As we count down to the new year, we’re bringing to you a countdown of our own.  Presenting our Top 10 favorite articles from 2006, in no particular order…

  1. Omiru Poll Results: Fur is OUT!
  2. Designer Profile: Michael Wesetly
  3. Omiru’s Spring 2007 Fashion Trend Roundup
  4. Spring 2007 Trends: Interview with Alana Kelen and Esther Pak of VH1
  5. Backstage: Interview with Jay McCarroll
  6. Ready Made Outfit: Out for a Drink
  7. Ready Made Outfit [Men]: Military Coup
  8. Ready Made Outfit [Men]: Hoodie and a Tee
  9. Five Must-Have Fall 2006 Men’s Fashion Trends
  10. Trendscape: Dresses With Pockets, Part Deux

Here’s to a fun and fashionable 2007!

The Omiru Team

Add comment December 31st, 2006

Friday Fashion Hotlist | 12.29.06

Issue No. 69 of the Friday Fashion Hotlist: a weekly compilation of the
cutest and coolest stuff Omiru’s Style Intelligence Report saw out there this

week, we’re spotlighting Stuff For Your New Year’s Resolutions , as we all need all the help we can get to stay focused.  We present to
you a colorful weekly planner and an amusingly effective Accomplishment notepad.

Bob\'s Your Uncle 8 Days a Week Daily Planner
Bob’s Your Uncle 8 Days a Week Daily Planner | $20 at Greener Grass Design

Knock Knock Accomplish Notepad
"Accomplish" Notepad| $6.99 at Knock Knock

2 comments December 29th, 2006

Veena Lace Yoke Blarney Blouse

Veena Lace Yoke Blarney Blouse Le Train Bleu bills this lace showstopper as "What to wear to work, on a walk, to the store, to a party when you want to look like a James Joyce character all the while."

We couldn’t agree more.

$189  at Le Train Bleu.

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SALE Ready Made Outfit: Banana Republic

Who says an all-sale outfit isn’t as chic as a full price one? At Omiru we’re all about raiding the sale rack (or virtual sale rack, as it may be).  Today we’re visiting Banana Republic for their Winter Sale:

Tiger’s Eye Earring |  $22.99 (sale) at Banana Republic 

Banana Republic Silk Jersey Halter Dress
Silk Jersey Halter Dress | $89.99 (sale) at Banana Republic

brown boots
"Lindley" Braided Tall Boot | $139.99 (sale) at Banana Republic

2 comments December 28th, 2006

Rosy Naylor “Curlie” Hat

Rosy Naylor \"Curlie\" Hat
Handmade in England–and chic the world round–this wool hat is sure to turn heads. 

Lovingly designed by Rosy Naylor, a member of the Scottish Arts Council.

$120 (sale) at Beklina.

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Omiru Poll Results: Ugg Boots are OUT

Omiru Poll Result: Ugg Boots are Out

Ugg Milano BootWe asked: Are Ugg Boots In or Out?

You said: 
Down on Uggs!  65% voted Uggs Out, and another 16% believe they’re On the Way Out. Only 19% are in favor of these much-detested fluffy boots.

Omiru’s take:
When it comes to the LA-esque Uggs-with-a-miniskirt look, we wholeheartedly agree with you.  Talk about temperature dyslexia!  However, you can wear your Uggs and have your style too.  Just pair the boots (we suggest the Milano Boot, pictured left) with an appropriate winter outfit–long pants, a sweater, and a cute jacket, perhaps?

Next Question: A bow can turn a simple dress into something spectacular.  But bows on dresses do run the risk of making you feel like you’re back in the sixth grade.   But what do You think?   Tell us, are Bows on Dresses In, or are they Out?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: Ugg Australia Milano Boot | $399.95 at Nordstrom.

1 comment December 27th, 2006

High Heels Origami Greeting Card Kit

High Heels Origami Greeting Card Kit "Origami has a lot of soul," says Cindy Ng of Finger
Magic as she traces origami’s history from its 15th century samurai
gift-giving origins to the present day, when communication is driven
more by technology (e-mail, anyone?) than by human interaction.

So now that the holidays are over, and you’re left with a pile of presents…and a stack of thank you cards to write, you *could* go with a generic thank you card, or you can thank your friends with a card with some soul.  An added bonus?  The high heels make this card fit for a fashionista!

Enter "omiru" in the coupon checkout code box by 12/31/06 for a 10% discount.

$18.99 at Finger Magic.

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Friday Fashion Hotlist | 12.22.06

Issue No. 68 of the Friday Fashion Hotlist: a weekly compilation of the
cutest and coolest stuff Omiru’s Style Intelligence Report saw out there this

week, we’re spotlighting The Best Relaxation Products to get you through the craziest shopping weekend of the year.  We present to
you a soothing tea set and a scrumptious milk and honey candle.

  Peet\'s Holiday Breakfast Blend Tea Set
Holiday Breakfast Blend with Tea Pot | $39.95 at Peets

Tocca Candelina Marcello (Sweet Milk and Honey)
Tocca Candelina Marcello (Sweet Milk and Honey) | $16 at Amazon

Merry Christmas from the Omiru Team.  We’ll be on break, returning bright and early on Wednesday, December 27.  Happy Holidays, and Happy Shopping!

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Mali Bracelet

Patricia Candido Mali BraceletThe Perfect Gift For: A Precious Friend.

This exotic Patricia Candido bracelet is constructed of Carnelian, Onyx, and both Red and Yellow Jade. Though it’s a bit pricey, its beauty is certainly worth every penny.

$460 at Patricia Candido.

Add comment December 22nd, 2006

Designer Profile: Rosie Wolfenden of Tatty Devine

Is a degree in fashion design an asset or a liability? While most designers consider formal training a benefit, Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine believe that it would have prevented them from starting their jewelry line, Tatty Devine. A favorite of Vogue, and a regular at Fashion Week (London, and now New York), Tatty Devine enjoys a devoted international following for their delightfully eccentric necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.  Read on to hear about Rosie’s take on the London fashion scene, her current obsessions (including Chanel black nail varnish), and what’s next for the design duo.

Go on, immerse yourself in the world of Tatty Devine.

Tatty Devine Record BraceletOmiru: In a nutshell, describe Tatty Devine.

Rosie: Tatty Devine is Eccentric, Eclectic, English and Exciting!
O: What are your design influences? How did your art school background affect your aesthetic?

R: [Harriet and I] are both influenced by so many things. Old films, music, books, memories, each other, our friends. I think the fact we went to art school has a massive effect on our aesthetic. If we had gone to fashion college, I don’t think we would ever have started Tatty.
Tatty Devine Satellite NecklaceO: What are your favorite piece(s) from your current collection?

R: I really like the great bear brooch, the satellite necklace (pictured, right) and the red balloon necklace.
O: What do you like about London style?

R: That it changes all the time. The mix of new and old. People’s making things themselves and looking individual.

O: What about London style do you wish would just go away?

R: All the people who don’t make things [themselves] and look individual!

O: Current obsessions?

R: Herman Dune, silver leggings, Jarvis Cocker! Oh, and Chanel black nail varnish.

O: 5 Things you like about London:

R: Going to gigs, the George and Dragon (my local!), walking around, the parks, all the people I know and love that live in it.
O: 5 people whose wardrobe you’d love to raid:

R: I like my own!
Tatty Devine Octopus NecklaceO: 5 brands you can’t live without:

R: Eley Kishimoto, Bernhard Wilhelm, Antoni and Alison, Vivienne Westwood, and Bernstock Speirs.
O: 5 things you always carry in my purse:

R: A notebook, pen, lipstick, mirror, tape measure and compass!
O: 5 things you’re feeling for Spring 2007:

R: Lots of colour, nostalgia for growing up in the 1970’s, disco, glitter balls, and fun.
O: Fashion Dos:

R: Shop in fancy dress shops! Coloured tights and colour co-ordination. Second hand fashion.

Tatty Devine MouseO: Fashion Don’ts:

R: Can’t think of any…except maybe thongs, fake orange tans and jeans with special bleach patterns!

O: Little known fact about Tatty Devine?

R: Tatty Devine has over 1000 designs from past collections for sale in their shops.

O: What can we expect next from Tatty Devine?

R: Opening more shops, expanding the Brick Lane shop, designing other lines.

Shop Tatty Devine’s latest collection online at

Add comment December 21st, 2006

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