Monday, November 23, 2009

Shop for you, donate to charity -- Santo by Zani Gugelmann

Meet Zani Gugelmann – Filigrana jeweler with a new line of bullet necklaces called Santo. After working on her high-end jewelry line Filigrana by Zani, inspired by her Peruvian heritage, Zani decided to concentrate on yet another personal line, but one that lets her clients have a say in the ultimate design.

They’re a totally tough and chic shell on the outside, protecting your own personal message on the inside. Each bullet-shaped pendant unscrews to store a small wish or message recorded on a scroll.

Zani knew that people want good luck charms, an edgy design, and personalization. From that, she created a silver bullet decorated with gems on the outside, and a scroll on the inside. Clients can choose to write anything they want on the scroll and wear it around their neck, whether it be a career goal, a relationship goal, a life goal, anything you choose.

Silver Bullet in the dictionary reads: a simple and seemingly magical solution to a complicated problem. The necklace is all about expression.

Inside Zani’s bullet is the word “love”. It reminds her to surround herself with people she loves and people who love her. Melanie wears the silver bullet with sapphires with her son’s name and birth date in it.

You can choose from 18-karat white gold, bullet-shaped pendant necklaces embedded with precious stones such as rubies, black diamonds, green emeralds, and yellow sapphires. You are the designer. You may choose the material, finish, and precious stones to fit your own personal style.

Additionally, 10% of proceeds go to specific charities according to which type of gemstone you choose. For example, an Emerald bullet donates to Greenpeace, a Ruby bullet donates to an AIDS charity, and a Blue Sapphire to Red Cross, etc.

Check out to see the entire line and to order email or call 212.696.7382.


Monday, November 16, 2009

Garde Robe

Who wouldn’t want endless closet space, luggage-less travel, design-house archiving, and cyber closet design? Cher’s virtual, manageable closet featured in Clueless is finally possible!

Garde Robe is the optimal service for luxury wardrobe storage and valet service in New York. Clos-ette has been working with Garde Robe for years and they are AMAZING! Without lifting a finger you can have your summer wardrobe stored away and retrieve your entire winter wardrobe, including your fur coats, which have been safely stored in a climate-controlled loft, within 24 hours. Each item is professionally photographed and catalogued, so while your summer items are tucked away, they will still be visible 24-7 on your virtual closet and you can have them the next day if necessary.
Garde Robe is THE go-to valet service for fashion devotees, New Yorkers with inadequate closet space, business travelers, multiple homeowners and fashion designers.

To have your entire wardrobe accessible via Internet, to see all your options, the virtual closet is a dream! When your closet is overflowing and you need storage space, which all native New Yorkers are very familiar with, have the items that you’re not wearing this season picked up and know that they are safely stored away and completely accessible in a moments notice.

Travel stress-free without dealing with luggage, packing/unpacking, baggage claim, wrinkled clothing, miniature toiletries, etc. Garde Robe will make sure your items, ready-to-wear, arrive at your destination, anywhere in the world, before you do. After your trip, your garments will be picked up, cleaned/repaired as needed, and stored for your next trip.

Each luxury option may not apply to everyone, so pick and choose! If you just want a cyber closet where you don’t have to search through your closet, the cyber closet will eliminate wasting time and aggravation!

Even high-end designers like Alexander McQueen, Carolina Hererra, and Oscar de la Renta trust their belongings and clothing lines with Garde Robe. Garde Robe has archives dating back 40 years with pieces that went down the runway in the 1970s! Ivanka Trump praises Garde Robe for storing her couture gowns with care, too.

Their services are endless. Aside from the storage space and virtual closet, Garde Robe will let you know when your pieces need repairs, perform tailoring for you, provide you with styling, personal shopping, consignment services, luggage-packing, wedding gown preservation and more. Become a member at, email, call 212.255.3047, or call VP Doug Greenberg directly at 212-255-3163. Also, all Clos-ette clients will receive an additional thoughtful welcome gift!


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fortuny Lamps

Redecorating is always fun...but nothing is worse than spending hours looking for the perfect lighting to end up paying for the same, typical lamp as your neighbor’s!

So, if you haven’t heard of Fortuny Lamps yet, you must go check it out! The lamps are perfect for any space - modern or traditional.

Spanish designer, Mariano Fortuny was originally a stage set designer who also worked as a painter, a sculptor, a photographer, an architect, and an inventor. He is the epitome of creativity! He completely modernized stage lighting and set design and created one of the first dimmer switches. Obviously Fortuny was an artistic genius in every aspect – he created a line of textiles, creating the most beautiful fabrics. He went on to design clothing for the one and only, Balenciaga. His gorgeous, unique fabric is what carries on his legacy.
Fortuny’s products were known for being perfectly styled, yet practical. LUCE GIUDECCA is the only boutique lighting in the world created exclusively with incomparable Fortuny fabric. The stunning frames and individually carved bone-beads and personally tied knots enhance the shade. The attention to detail is unbelievable!

Go to Fortuny’s website to see all the fabrics and lighting available! And if you’d rather see it in person…Fortuny’s factory and museum is the perfect excuse you’ve been looking for to visit Venice!