Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Case for Nude

The Nude Shoe rocks.

I know, I know, you think it's hard to pull off and should match your skin tone which is impossible, and anytime the word "flesh-coloured" gets used, people run as far away as possible.

But really, The Nude Shoe rocks.

1. Cream looks good on everyone. You don't have to match your skin tone - it's pure white that'll make you look pasty. And it's summer - get some sun on those feet!

2. Your legs will go on and on and on... who doesn't love that? I have a serious weak spot for ultra strappy and chunky black stilettos but I can't deny they shorten the look of my calves.

3. That killer cocktail dress will be all anyone sees. The Nude Shoe gives your entire outfit a subtle platform from which to shine.

4. Last but not least, they're sex in a shoe. There's something so enticing abou the suggestion that you're barefoot, while still on your tippy toes... Need I say more?

I've shown you some Christian Louboutin's to inspire you - I suggest looking for a substantial shoe like a wedge or espadrille, and/or something very strappy. My favourite incarnations are the summer-boot with peep toes and straps all the way up around the ankles.

And cause I refuse to pay money to see the second Sex and The City Movie, I got my fix by looking for nude shoes in the fashion-candy world of Carrie Bradshaw to prove my point.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

And the winners are...

[francais en bas]

Dearest precious lover of bling::

Today is Brazen Design's 3rd Birthday. I am filled with deep and hefty gratitude for each and every one of you who has complimented, worn, purchased, modelled, recommended, advised, sold, supported and encouraged me and my little bling-making machine for these last three years. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

There was such an overwhelming response to the Name Necklace contest that I couldn't bring myself to pull just one name from that ol' mason jar of entries. I decided to pull one name for each year.

And the winners are.....

[drum roll]

Alex Taylor
Deborah Adams
Rosemary Scanlon

Congrats! I'll be in touch with you about what name you'd like on your new necklace!

For those of you still eager to have one, Name Necklaces are STILL ON SALE until the end of June! Half off at $50 instead of $100, with an additional discount to orders of six or more.

Treat yourself to some cake today - it's your birthday too.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Party favour

Dear lovers of bling,

While I wasn't looking, Brazen Design's THIRD BIRTHDAY crept up on me and it's almost here! Where did the time go?

When I launched, I set out with a secret mission to bring back The Name Necklace, and have been doing so one hand cut sterling silver name at a time.

In this spirit, I will offer clients HALF OFF of a customized Name Necklace for the entire month of June! That's $50 instead of $100!

It doesn't stop there! if you respond to this email with your name and contact info, you'll be entered into a draw to win A FREE NAME NECKLACE on June 15th, Brazen's official 3rd Birthday!

Pass this message along to friends and family - they can enter too!

Spread the bling love,


How To Order or Enter: send an email to me at info [at]

Wanna see more name necklace pics? Check out the Etsy posting here.