Olive Oyl Loves: Hanky Blanky

Hanky Blanky is a truly unique and vintage-inspired clothing website that sells hand-crafted designs for babies and toddlers. From infantwear and blankies to bibs and handmade dolls, Hanky Blanky is made with love and homespun craftsmanship.

If you have your own little Swee’Pea, you simply have to check out Rosi “Rouge” Zingales’ designs!



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Olive Loves: Jewelry by Joanna Laura Constantine

Accessories Designer Joanna Laura Constantine grew up in Lebanon and it is plain to see how her native country’s Middle Eastern roots and culture influence and inspire her jewelry designs. From rings and bracelets to earrings and necklaces, all of Joanna’s statement pieces are emblazoned with bold colors and striking stones, crystals and pearls. Retail prices range from $70 to $200 for bracelets, $60 to $150 for rings, $150 to $400 for necklaces and $100 to $200 for earrings.

“In this economy, I want women to feel good about buying new pieces without spending outside of their budgets,” said Joanna Laura Constantine. “I design statement pieces for women who would never sacrifice their sense of style.”


Read my interview with Joanna Laura Constantine to find out what fuels her creatively and get a peek at her Fall 2013 accessories collection.

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Olive Loves: Michelle Vale Handbags

New York City handbag designer, Michelle Vale, is a busy woman. Her mission to change the way women experience luxury handbags is a full-time pursuit and passion. Most recently, Michelle Vale Inc. unveiled its “Michelle Vale for Audi Leather Tote Collection.” Custom-made for Audi, these beautiful black and silver leather totes were designed and made in New York like all of her handbags. I caught up with Michelle and she shared with me what she loves most about living and building a brand in New York, how to “Make It in Manhattan” and the two Kates who are fans of her handbags. Count me among her loyal fans!



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Olive Oyl Gets “Hot Under the Collar” in August Issue of ELLE

Featured in the August issue of ELLE magazine (U.S. edition) is a beautifully styled eight page spread of breath-taking Olive Oyl-inspired fashions. From Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein and Valentino to Alice + Olivia and Ralph Lauren, stylist Beth Fenton perfectly curated a collection of whimsical and nautical-worthy outfits that has me clapping my hands and looking forward to Fall 2013 with glee. What an honor to have model, Clarice Silva Vitkauskas, pose as me too! My cup truly runneth over.

August 2013 issue of ELLE

August 2013 issue of ELLE

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