Kara Ackerman is the designer of her eponymous line of jewelry, which is comprised of three collections: Kara Ackerman Designs, GemGirls and KSA Designs for Men. With years of studying jewelry and earning a degree in gemology, Kara creates stunning pieces that reflect her unique artistic ability. She employs the use of 14k gold, vermeil and sterling silver and hand-picks precious and semi-precious stones such as diamonds, aquamarine, green amethyst, citrine and pearls for her designs. Celebrity fans are countless, but include style stars such as Jessica Biel, Demi Moore, and Carey Mulligan. Let’s find out what Kara is currently obsessing over!
Malorie Kaye is the founder of Cameo Public Relations, a full service public relations agency specializing the emerging accessories arena. Though her company has flourished from time spent perfecting the marriage between the deeply rooted personalized attention of in-house PR and the broad range of expertise of a full-service agency, it’s her personal style, charm and incredibly passionate energy that often woos the industry. In the center of the New York City’s fashion PR scene, Malorie finds that you can often work and play in the same fabulous spots – we couldn’t wait to share some of her current obsessions from chic spots to sky high heels. (more…)
Nick Brown is the founder of Soludos, a chic brand of espadrilles. As the son of a diplomat and a famous English model, Nick grew up seeing the world – from winter holidays in Switzerland to summers in Sotogrande, Spain. It was in Spain where he first discovered espadrilles as the European summer staple, and after moving to the States later in his life, he found himself bringing them back as gifts for friends. He decided to launch Soludos to make them accessible and affordable for Americans. With his line, Nick aimed to capture “the spontaneity, freedom of travel with friends – that perfect summer day/ trip among friends where day seamlessly turns to night, while always telling stories and making memories.” To find out what Nick is obsessing over this month, just click for more! (more…)
Melinda Maria grew up loving to create jewelry and in her 20′s, she turned it into her full-time job by launching her eponymous line of jewelry. Made with semi-precious stones and gold-plated metals, her pieces are worn over and over again by celebrities like Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, Emily Blunt, Jessica Alba, Isla Fischer, Zoe Saldana, and more. Find out what Melinda’s obsessing over this month below! (more…)
I think I speak for all of us at TDO when saying that I’m just a bit envious of Andria Mitsakos, wanderlista, designer and PR guru. Always a lover of travel, Andria first came onto the scene in 2003 as the president of AMPR, a hospitality communications firm representing an international roster of exclusive travel and lifestyle brands. Many of her clients have made it into TDO in our lust lists and travel obsessions. In 2010, Andria channeled her worldly and well cultivated style into another one of her passions- design. She launched a collection of exotic skin handbags while living in Italy. Her line, Dea Rosa, is a tribute to her late grandmother and focuses on clean lines, a streamlined color palette, and affordable, luxurious styles. Having spent time and many many email conversations with Andria, I can attest to the fact that her warmth attracts new confidants, while her little black book connects her to old friends in the media, travel and fashion industries- making her the ultimate insider! Below she shares with us what makes her life so fabulous!
Soyon An (pronounced “So-yawn On”) is a two time Emmy winner and has been a costume designer/stylist for American Idol, So You Thing You Can Dance and The Tonight Show. Constantly collaborating with Hollywood’s top choreographers, photographers, producers, directors, artist managers, and more – Soyon An has a finger on the pulse of what’s hot and not. Find out what she’s currently obsessing about – and then get it! (more…)
I have a special place in my heart for Loeffler Randall as I’m a devotee to their shoes (I have a pair from their first collection and they remain one of my favorites!), so I was thrilled when CFDA-award winning Creative Director Jessie Randall agreed to do an “Insider’s Obsessions” feature with us. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Loeffler Randall launched their company with a focus on shoes in 2005 and in 2007, debuted ready-to-wear. Every piece is well-made, understated, elegant, and feminine with a bit of edge – modern and luxurious pieces that you can have in your closet for many years to come. Now onto what Jessie’s obsessing about this month… (more…)
Sang A Im-Propp is the designer of SANG A, a collection of exotic skin and leather accessories that was launched in Spring 2006. Her beautiful accessories (especially the bags!) use luxurious materials such as alligator, python, and ostrich skins, and are inspired by her background in dance, musical theater from the early 1900′s, classical films, and iconic actresses such as Sophia Loren. What is she obsessing about this month? Let’s find out! (more…)
Alle Fister is the founder of Bollare, a full service fashion, lifestyle and beauty public relations firm that recently opened of an East Coast office and showroom. Well-known for their beautiful Los Angeles office, Alle is poised to make a splash in NYC…let’s find out what five things she’s obsessing over as she establishes her bi-coastal lifestyle! (more…)
A few months ago I was invited to Lori Goldstein‘s pad to watch her work her magic- transform your blah, drab of “I don’t know why I bought that” purchases into something fresh and fun. Sure enough, I watched her style editor after editor in minutes and incorporating into their looks fabulous pieces from her own collection LOGO. It was amazing to watch one of the most well known stylists in the industry (she’s done everyone from Madonna to Julia Roberts and worked on editorials with Annie Leibovitz and Steven Meisel) use her talent to transform the looks of every day people. Her clothing line LOGO inspires to do just that- bring fashion forward pieces to the masses. Of course, we immediately wanted to learn all about her sartorial (and other) obsessions! (more…)