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by Ula Kokalj | January 27, 2014

I admit, I'm obsessed with fashion and Fashion Police. Joan Rivers is one of the funniest people on TV and I love watching her every Saturday night when she tearing apart the worst dressed celebrities for the week.

Grammys were held last night in L.A.. Celebrities from music industry were gathering around to show off their baby bump, new boo, perfect outfit or just their soon to be rewarded talent for the "best music product" from last year.

I really don't know who won, ok Daft Punk did get lucky :D, but dresses, dresses were sick. Ok, some of them.



Anna Faris In Fitriani

  • Anna Faris In Fitriani, Bonnie McKee In Gustavo Cadile, Martina McBride In David Meister and Alicia Keys In Armani Privé


  • Tamar Braxton In Michael Costello, Pink In Johanna Johnson, Giuliana Rancic In Alex Perry and Colbie Caillat In Ezra Santos


  • Kelly Osbourne In Badgley Mischka and Madonna In Ralph Lauren Collection


  • Anna Kendrick In Azzaro and Steven Tyler


  • Brooklyn Haley, Kacey Musgraves In Armani Privé, Katy Perry In Valentino and Paris Hilton In Haus of Milani

SPARKLE (one of my favourites)

  • Chrissy Teigen In Johanna Johnson and Ciara In Emilio Pucci


  • Amber Rose (Naeem Khan) & Wiz Khalifa, Miranda Lambert (Pamella Roland) & Blake Shelton. Rita Ora (Lanvin) & Calvin Harris (Giorgio Armani), Robin Thicke (Giorgio Armani) & Paula Patton, David Burtka & Neil Patrick Harris and Daft Punk


  • Ryan Lewis & Macklemore, Pharell Williams (hat by Vivienne Westwood), John Legend In Gucci and Austin Mahone In Sanctuary78


  • Imagine Dragons and 30 Seconds to Mars (Jared Leto, one of the fans of Creative Recreation shoes)


  • THE BEST: Taylor Swift In Gucci Premiere
  • THE WORST: Skylar Grey In Michael Costello

 So, this is some of the dresses and the looks I like. Taylor is definitely Crème de la crème.

I can't wait for the Oscars where everyone select their best designers and try to show us their best looks. Some of them pull it of and others just don't :)


Photos: E!Online

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Accessories for boys and men with a vintage timeless feeling – NIC & MEL

by Ula Kokalj | November 05, 2013

There was a time when design and function worked as one. A time when you didn’t destroy a beautiful watch, or wallet, or whatever, with loads of unnecessary details. Details that added a zero to the price, but nothing to what you actually got.

Nic & Mel was founded 2010 by the owners of the Swedish woman brand, Vintage by Fé.


The idea was born when the founders discovered that there was a high demand for accessories for men on the Swedish market. Since no companies focused on this segment, they identified an available market share. The products are timeless accessories with a feeling of retro. Itʼs a unique collection and Nic & Mel will only be sold by selected retailers to ensure that the products are presented in the right environments.


We believe in keeping it pure. We’re not following the latest trends, not inventing the wheel. We’re simply bringing back the best from history. Bringing back what once was lost. The ability to stay timeless.“

Inspiration comes from a time when focus was on function rather than unnecessary details. Nic & Melhas combined a design from past times with todayʼs existing demands and created products that are unique. The keyword has always been timeless; Nic & Melʼs accessories will last over seasons andtrends.


Nic & Mel has a collection of wallets, scarves, wristwatches, pocketwatches, iphone cases, keyholders and bracelets.

Photos: Nic&Mel

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"Sophisticated New England design 100% made in the U.S.A." - Kiel James Patrick

by Ula Kokalj | November 02, 2013

Kiel James Patrick is perhaps the most famous best-kept secret in American handmade wares. His belts, bracelets, ties, and other accessories are sold worldwide but only in the most discerning of retail stores.


The inspiration for the Kiel James Patrick brand was brought on by years spent exploring vintage clothing stores, antique shops and friend's attics in search of the age-old quality, style and construction once easily found in American made goods.

Soon, those aspects of classic wares became a starting point for the KJP brand, which embraced the simplicity of design and regal nature of old family tartans, regimental stripes and high quality woven goods from Scotland, England, Ireland and the USA.

 Photo: FPF, Bracelet: Jack Fitz

"I am on a mission to produce original products while sourcing the highest quality fabrics, leathers, nautical cords, and textiles that I can possibly find."

By combining timeless patterns and textiles, Kiel James Patrick began creating hand-made bracelets and belts, as well as modifying and reconstructing other goods such as shirts, ties and sport coats.

In due time, this passion grew into a business that allowed the brand to become a public symbol of elegant and understated styles and fashion. From its inception as a personal hobby to its current standing as a rejuvenation of sophisticated New England design, Kiel James Patrick has consistently been growing and developing into a recognizable name indicative of quality, style and integrity.


Photo: CGWP, Bracelet: Royal's Golden Fleet

From humble roots as a personal hobby, selling out inventory at craft shows throughout New England to worldwide distribution, the Kiel James Patrick brand has always maintained its commitment to solid construction and American Made virtue. From the buttons to each individual stitch, KJP products are 100% USA Made.

"Well, in the first 3 years, Sarah and myself made every single bracelet. Sarah prepped, cut, and ironed the fabric, while I sewed on the labels, stitched the pieces together and attached the buttons. To-date we have made over 12,000 bracelets from start to finish. We have worked between 110-120 hours a week for 5 years straight. It was a bit of a nightmare when the production was done 100% by us, but we are now enjoying the fruits of our labors with over 20 people employed and 100% ownership."


Photo: KJP

The KJP design studio and factory is located in Rhode Island, just a few miles from the places the brand found its inspiration. As the products and product lines continue to grow and evolve, Kiel James Patrick will continue to support local businesses as well as continue to provide jobs to the people of the United States.

"Rhode Island is the “Ocean State.” Our license plate has a giant anchor on it. Our state flag is the word “Hope” under an anchor & nautical rope. Newport’s nautical “Old New England” charm offered me an array of lifestyle/décor/style I deeply admired."

Every facet of the Kiel James Patrick brand, from its timeless look to the lifestyles the products represent is intentionally unique and something the company is immensely proud of.  

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