Monday, October 25, 2010

Childhood Cancer Awareness

September has been officially named Childhood Cancer Awareness month, but children all around the world fight this dreadful disease everyday.  More children will lose their fight today.

This is why awareness should be an everyday objective.  Cancer doesn't take a break, neither should we in our efforts to find a cure.

To do my part, I will donate 10% of the proceeds for the entire month of November, from each "Gold Ribbon Necklace" that is purchased from my online store.

"Sunshine" in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness
"Golden" in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness
"Flavor" in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness

These necklaces were selected to represent this initiative because the gold ribbon is recognized as the official ribbon of children with cancer worldwide and is supported and promoted by hundreds of organizations and treatment centers, families, friends, and caregivers.

Everyone has the ability to help, to create awareness, and to help fund cancer save the lives of our save our future.   Remember, thankfully we can't spread cancer but we can spread awareness.

My personal donations will go in memory of Elexis Alexandria Kinnie who got her wings three months ago. You may also donate directly to the Band of Parents fund.

Will you do your part?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tribal Fashion

One of the biggest fashion trends around the world this year is the tribal trend. From Afghanistan, Native American necklaces to tribal inspired handbags, you will find plenty of beautiful accessories depicting the tribal fashion trend.

From Gucci and Givenchy to Paul Smith and Marc Jacobs, the catwalks showcase this season’s looks pulsating to the beat of the jungle drums.

Whether it's bright, bold prints, beaded fringes, chunky necklaces or bangles, a host of designers draw inspiration from tribes.

It’s a great look that is easy to wear. 

STRENGTH: Tribal Focal Necklace from Carol Rose Designs

Geometric, colorful prints are fabulous fabrics for a dress, while beads and bracelets are an easy and inexpensive way to update your favorite wear from years gone by.

Heidi Klum in tribal-inspired attire.

The key is moderation. A black dress with a multi-chain tribal necklace works.
A multicolored beaded top with five necklaces doesn’t.
Bear in mind that while you might be taking cues from an exotic tribe, you don't live amongst them.

ESSENCE: Multi-chain Tribal Necklace from Carol Rose Designs

No doubt about it, tribal fashion is bold and daring.  It really is a must have for the statement-maker.

Visit my online shop for other must-have statement pieces.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010


"Trust in the perfection of your life and let yourself be fully where you are in the moment. Trust that you are exactly where you are supposed to be. Know that what you have to look forward to is greater than what you are leaving behind.
And trust that you will “arrive” in time and on time, not a minute sooner."



Friday, October 15, 2010

Fashion Report: Fashion tips for Autumn / Winter 2010

Despite the recession most women seem to find a way to satisfy one of their biggest cravings...FASHION.
The key, however is to bring your fiercest fashion face forward without breaking your piggy bank. Check out these tips that will have you on the Fashion A-list while keeping it affordable.

  1. The trick to working any new season’s trends is to focus on buying a few key pieces and integrating them into your basic wardrobe. Going all out on a fashion can make you look like you’re trying too hard and can look more like costume than fashion.  One key item, such as a statement necklace,  can update your wardrobe completely and keep you on-trend the whole season through.
  2. This season’s key pieces are wrap waisted belts in soft tan, brown and black leathers which are absolutely perfect for creating curves where there are none or emphasizing tiny waists.  
  3. To make your wardrobe last for the next season or so, consider your color choices carefully. According to the winter 2010 color trend report from Pantone (one of the major color trend predictors for designers), there's a major return to classic camel, as well as menswear-inspired gray and black. These muted tones are a great neutral backdrop that you can dress up with seasonally inspired accessories
  4.  Cost-per-wear is an important factor this season, too.  You may not want to spend a few hundred dollars on it unless you know you will wear it to dozens of occasions. But if you find that IT bag, one you'll wear every single day to work -- then perhaps that is worth a more significant investment.  Also a statement necklace that can bring last year's outfit back to fashion forward, may be worth looking into.
    Buying key pieces you truly covet is, in the long run, more affordable than buying a bunch of inexpensive things you will replace each season. Shoes also fall into this category. Invest in a great pair of shoes that are super stylish and feel great so they'll take you the distance. (Quite literally!) 
  5. If you buy online (a very smart way to shop),  try to save by taking advantage of shipping deals and discounts on items that are usually not available in the retail stores.  If you're super lucky you may find some are generous enough to even throw in a surprise FREE gift!  Visit my online store for some must-have accessories, your entire order ships FREE and I always include a FREE gift!  Click to go to Carol Rose Designs.
Remember, whether you spend $5,000 at Versace or $50 at Mandee, it’s about looking stylish and feeling confident in what you wear.  So, have fun with the many choices and make each one your own.  The rules are---there are no rules.  Go out, put your fiercest fashion face on and own it.

    Thursday, October 14, 2010


    "The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens". ~Author Unknown