Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hello Everyone!

First, let me introduce myself. I am Alex, a newer member of the
Trocadero Team. I was raised here in Omaha, attended Marian high school, and then moved to New Orleans for college. I have a B.A. in Graphic Design from Loyola University. I moved back this February and have been lucky enough to be a part of this fabulous store since September.

Working for Alice, I have become aware of some amazing designers and truly incredible pieces: accessories and lifestyle items that, for the most part, can only be found at Trocadero (in Omaha and surrounding areas).

I haven't been the best in contributing to this blog, so I thought I would make my first one extra special. Maybe it's because I am a fire sign, but I truly love yellow gold and wear it as jewelry frequently. The warm metallic tone is a good reminder of summer while in this dreary winter. Luckily for me (and for you), yellow gold has been used in many designs this fall as an accent, in studs and zippers, and even in colored/treated leather. So the Polyvore below is all about gold!

At the top is a L.A.M.B clutch wallet in "Gilded" (yay gold!). This is a great wallet, mainly because it has tons of zippered pockets and card slots. It even has different textures of leather, patent, and suede. This great statement piece can spice up a basic colored purse or be a clutch for a fun night on the town. (It's also available in all black.)

To the right of the wallet is the killer Botkier "Trigger Moto Clutch" which is a great over the shoulder bag with detachable strap so it can be a clutch, as well. Large zippers are totally in this season, as well as studded leather. The gold accents are beautiful but not over powering. This purse is a favorite of many Trocadero employees (originally $395 on sale for a steal at $325).

To the right is the Anya Hindmarch "Maddock" bag in brown leather. The handle is gold metal that has inlaid leather in graduating tones and is exquisitely crafted. It is highly functional and would be a GREAT everyday bag. It also comes with a detachable strap for a cross body look. (We have a large in brown and a smaller version in black).

Below is the MZ Wallace "Paige" purse. MZ bags happen to be a favorite go-to of mine for the sportier everyday bag look, yet, are made of luxurious colored and textured nylon, accented in patent and plain leather. The gold zippered pockets make having an organized purse very easy! Not to mention, they are highly durable bags. (We have different styles and different colors: black, burgundy, and nutmeg.)

Below the MZ Paige is the ultimate sexy shoe: the L.A.M.B. "Jalonna". The brown and black combination makes dressing super fun because it goes with everything! There is a built in platform, so walking in the super-high heel is much easier than expected. Also, the gold zipper in the back is an extra touch of gorgeous!

To the left is Bond No. 9 perfume "Wall Street". It's top notes of sea kale and cucumber and base notes of vetiver and musk make this unisex perfume incredible. All Bond perfumes have the highest level of eau de parfum, which means they're super long lasting (you really only need one spray for a whole day) and they come in great artisan bottles. The black bottle with gold logos is a great addition to any perfume collection. (We have 14 additional scents/bottles that come in small, large, and some even as candles.)

To the left again is the L.A.M.B. "Jona" heel in gray leather with gold metallic inlays. The platform is also built in, so your foot is more comfortable. Gwen Stefani is able to make her shoes have the perfect mix of sexy & classy. The color is such a beautiful rich gray that it goes with so many fall/winter colors. The super-high heel also elongates the leg. (I swear... the Jona makes everyone look 10 lbs thinner.)

To the left is the Joie "Caravan" over-the-knee boot, which has been featured many times in the blog. It has double zippers in gold. The color is a rich dark gray/black with a lighter gray fully leather lined inside. It can even be folded over for a second look. It is truly the perfect fall boot and effortlessly transforms from a day look to night look .

In the middle is a Ilenea Makri seeing eye charm with 24kt gold. Her designs speak for themselves with a timeless and artistic beauty.

To the right is a set of Alex & Ani bracelets in gold! These bracelets are a great every day piece to wear. They are made of recycled metal and come in Russian gold and Russian silver. They become quite collectable with different charms, textures, semi precious stones, and groupings. The bracelets are also adjustable/expandable in size and lock to slide over any side wrist!

To the right are Kara Ross enamel gold rings. They are so fun and totally fabulous. Also available in teal, magenta, deep purple, and a rusty red.)

To the right is the Botkier "Marcel" clutch in a champagne colored leather with woven straps of gold metallic leather. It is a gorgeous clutch to wear for a girls night out or dress up for an event. It also has a metal chain strap that lets it double as cross body. (Originally $295 on sale for $225!)

Below that is my favorite jewelry item in the store. The Pade Vavra bird's nest bracelet is an absolutely beautiful item. Gold plated with pearl eggs, it is such a feminine, unique and gorgeous piece!

And finally, a "Stalactite" sapphire and gold plated ring also by Pade. It is very unique, yet again, and would be great cocktail ring or artistic piece to wear every day or to dress up any event! (Also adjustable!)

Well, I hope you all enjoyed my first blog. There will definitely be more to come. Stop in the store to see all the great items we have in. :)

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