Sunday, March 27, 2011

Trend Watch: Italy

I have been living in Italy since January, and it would be impossible for me not to notice the fashion all around me. Italy is of course home to big name designers like Gucci, Ferragamo, and Prada, but it also boasts intriquing street fashions that combine bits of desinger influence with practicality. Italian women never leave their home without full makeup, styled hair, and a fashionable outfit. Therefore, I have seen almost as much fashion on the streets as I have in the remarkable shop windows. Below are some styles I particularly noticed:

High tops
Worn more often by the younger generation of Italians, both men and woman. The bright colors run the risk of appearing too juivenile, but Italians pull the look off with dark wash skinny jeans and leather jackets
Quilted Coats
Probably the most obvious trend on the Italian streets, these puffy, quilted coats are both warm and light. Many are made of down and run at expensive prices, but I have seen plenty on sale for much cheaper.High Laced Boots
I have seen in style in various heights and colors. It seems to be more of a spring trend and can be paired with jeans or leggings on colder days or dresses when it is warm.

Ciao from Italy,

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Oh, Swarovski!

Swarovski Crystal is known for its beauty, simplicity, and radiant sparkle. These crystals are produced in Wattens, Austria near Innsbrook. I'll be traveling abroad to Salzburg, Austria and will be making a special trip to the Swarovski Kristallwelten. Expect some pictures soon! In the meantime, explore the wide array of Swarovski jewelry in the Uncovered Artistry Boutique.

Vintage Style Pearl Earrings, Swarovski Earring and Bracelet Sets

Saturday, March 19, 2011

One Bracelet, Many Meanings

This one awareness bracelet can represent so may causes: the fight to end domestic violence, epilepsy awareness, and lupus awareness. For more information about each cause, click on the respective links.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Carnivale Venezia!

Sarah and I visited Venice just yesterday during the carnival celebration. I took a night train from Salzburg, she a bus from Florence. I wanted to share some images from our short (but amazing!) trip. The carnival costumes and masks were intricate, gorgeous, and "Kunstwerk" (artwork) as my hostfrau said.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Uncovered Artistry's Community Commitment

The Uncovered Artistry Project constantly strives to be active in the community by sponsoring charity events, hosting group volunteer activities, and donating to local domestic violence shelters.

“We want Uncovered Artistry to really be a part of the community. That’s why besides donating to shelters we also donate to local charity events like the Tri Delta St.Jude’s 5k and try to be as environmentally friendly as possible.”
-Co-founder Sarah Spoto

LFC's Business and Entrepreneur Club's Deal or No Deal Gameshow, 2010
Benefits Oxfam International

Tri Hop, Lake Forest College, 2010
Benefits St.Jude's Children's Hospital

Uncovered Artistry's Craft Party for a Cause, New Hampshire, 2010

Uncovered Artistry's Craft Party for a Cause, Lake Forest College, 2010

Craft Party for a Cause