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2.23.2014

Daily Candy: Overshared- Nineteen gems plucked from the slush

LILY KWONG IPAD CLUTCH Though by no means cheap, this color-blocked beauty will more than pay for itself — in addition to toting my tech all day, it’ll go out with me at night in lieu of a clutch. — Kate Wolfson, L.A. editor Available at lilykwong.com, $749. Source: Daily Candy Pin ItLILY KWONG IPAD CLUTCHThough by no means cheap, this color-blocked beauty will more than pay for itself — in addition to toting my tech all day, it’ll go out with me at night in lieu of a clutch. — Kate Wolfson, L.A. editor
Available at lilykwong.com, $749.The Olivia- LK CollectionSource: Daily Candy
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2.21.2014

Atlanta Business Chronicle: Top 25 Atlanta-Based Franchises

Cellairis was named #7 on Atlanta Business Chronicle’s list of Top 25 Atlanta-Based Franchises! Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle Pin ItCellairis was named #7 on Atlanta Business Chronicle's list of Top 25 Atlanta-Based Franchises!ATL Business ChronicleSource: Atlanta Business Chronicle
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2.14.2014

Lucky Magazine (Online): Six Lucky Staffers Asked Their Boyfriends To Dress Them For Valentine’s Day—Here’s What Happened!

If you spend any decent amount of time on YouTube, you’ve likely seen one of the many, many “My Boyfriend Does My Makeup” videos floating around the interwebs. They’re exactly what they sound like: a female YouTuber invites her significant other—or, in some cases, her male BFF—to apply her makeup on camera, with obviously hilarious […]If you spend any decent amount of time on YouTube, you've likely seen one of the many, many "My Boyfriend Does My Makeup" videos floating around the interwebs. They're exactly what they sound like: a female YouTuber invites her significant other—or, in some cases, her male BFF—to apply her makeup on camera, with obviously hilarious and generally French-mime-resembling results.So what would happen, we wondered, if a handful of Lucky editors invited the main men in their lives to pick out their head-to-toe Valentine's Day date night looks? Fashion's obviously our collective forte—but would our boyfriends, fiancés and husbands be able to put together looks we'd love (or, at the very least, deign to wear in public)? Here's how the game worked: six of us styled our own dream V-Day ensembles, then let our guys pick out anything they deemed worthy of a February 14 evening out. No price limits, no trend direction—and no peeking at what we'd already selected for ourselves, of course.Once the shopping process was done, we arranged each of the two looks side by side—and were stunned at what we saw. Not only did the dudes do a pretty awesome job of dressing us up for a night on the town, but they actually picked items that were shockingly similar to those we'd chosen for ourselves! Take social media director Virginia Nam and her fiancé Jason, who each selected sleeveless, cinched-waist dresses in neutral hues paired with statement shoes. Or associate digital editor Alison Syrett and husband Patrick, who picked looks in the exact same color combo (red and black) paired with delicate necklaces. And it's clear digital fashion news writer Maura Brannigan and her boyfriend Matt are in sync with each other's style—they basically picked the exact same piece of jewelry for their outfits!Click through to see and shop the looks six Lucky staffers and their significant others picked out for Valentine's Day—and hey, let's hear it for the boys!Lucky Magazine Online2. Deputy Editor Leigh Belz Ray and Husband KevinHIS: "Leigh has the luxury of being a statuesque brunette, which means she’s equally gorgeous and comfortable in jeans, a James Perse v-neck and some Flyknits as she is in a flirty, feminine kit. For something like Valentine’s Day, I imagine she’d opt for the latter.I started with the dress. She’s very fond of Rag & Bone and this cocktail dress is sexy with the splash of color that she always enjoys. She’s also very fond of dresses with pockets. So two birds with one stone and all that. She doesn’t feel terribly comfortable in proper heels for long stretches of time, and I love her in boots with a bit of a heel, so I’ll go there next. Alexander Wang is one of her favorite brands, so it’s a safe enough bet to pick something from him. The Anouck Chelsea boot is a great silhouette and this color has a little shine on the black. She looks cute with a big bag, so even though she might not need all this space for a date, I’d give her this Mulberry Bayswater in a nice gray. Leigh isn’t fond of particularly logo-y stuff, but I personally think this little Chanel necklace is fun and would look nice on her. So I’m picking it."HERS: "There's something very reassuring and 'me' about a shift dress. I love this A.P.C. piece because it takes the simple shift and makes it a little more interesting with the v-slit neckline, front breast pockets and ever-so-slight flare. It's a super versatile piece that can be dressed up for special nights (like Valentine's Day) but also could work in the office with a blazer and tights. But for Valentine's Day, I think there's something romantic about a mostly black/white/red palette, so this great dress is the perfect foundation. I'm very ready for spring, but it's still extremely cold here in New York City. So cute outwear remains a must. For Valentine's Day, I'd love to cover up with this jacket. I dig the silhouette and wide-cropped sleeves—they add a little shape to my look, since the shift I picked is essentially straight up and down.Jean-Michel Cazabat is one of my favorite shoe designers: his pumps just feel next-level sexy to me. And they manage to be comfortable too — which means I can wear them all night and actually focus on Kevin instead of throbby feet. I covet this grey lizard print—it goes with everything! I'm definitely a bag and shoes kind of girl. They have the ability to get me excited like nothing else—and they're where I'll splurge a little. I first saw this iPad clutch when I was looking through Cellairis' amazing new Lily Kwong Collection collaboration line…and I've been obsessed ever since. Not only will I use this to transport my iPad, I plan to use it as a night-out clutch as well. I love the soft brown pony hair and the little peek of the red suede lining. It adds a little fun to any outfit, including my Valentine's Day look. I keep my jewelry look pretty simple, but I'd love a little pendant to peek through the v-slit neckline of my dress. R is not only my married last name, Ray, but is also me and Kevin's new daughter's first initial. (She's Riley Ray, so a double R.)I like a red lip even on a not-universally-romantic night so on Valentine's Day I'm of course going to go red. MAC lip pencils give a great saturated color, so I know it'll last all night. I'll continue the red theme on my nails. I can't decide if I want to go with a shiny red or add a little bit of sparkle. It'll be a game-time call. I'm pretty specific about perfume — I've essentially worn one scent for the past ten years. Until recently, that is. I met the lovely Leilani Bishop in Venice, California and am a new convert to her amazing fragrance oils. My favorite is Pikake—a beachy musk that instantly relaxes me. Kevin's pretty observant, so we'll see if he notices something different on Valentine's Day."HIS: MORDEN DRESS, $395, RAG & BONE, RAG-BONE.COM; BLACK ANOUCK BOOTS WITH NICKEL, $595, ALEXANDERWANG.COM; BAYSWATER MOLE GREY GRAINY CALF, $1,850, MULBERRY.COM; METAL NECKLACE WITH GLASS PEARLS, $650, CHANEL.COM. HERS: NAPOLI DRESS, $415, APC.FR; SNAP-FRONT JACKET, $1,535, MARNI, BARNEYS.COM; ERIKA TEJUS PUMP, $595, JEAN-MICHEL CAZABAT, BARNEYS.COM; THE RUBY, $799, LILYKWONG.COM; GOLD INITIAL LETTER R NECKLACE, $24.50, LITTLE MISS J DESIGNS, ETSY.COM; MAC PRO LONGWEAR LIP PENCIL IN HIGH ENERGY, $19.50, MACCOSMETICS.COM NAIL POLISH IN NIDHI, $9, ZOYA.COM; NAIL POLISH IN MAURA, $9, MAURA.COM; PIKAKE FRAGRANCE OIL, $62, LEILANIBISHOP.COM.Source: Lucky Magazine (Online)
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2.13.2014

Valentine’s Day, Schmalentine’s Day

Who cares? It’s one day a year where you are supposed to show someone that you care with: 1.)  Candy. Who likes those powdery conversation hearts anyways? Yuck. 2.)  Those unreasonably high-priced, pre-fixed dinner menus with only two choices for your meal. Well, you know what? I want the fish tacos not the roasted “canard” […]Who cares? It’s one day a year where you are supposed to show someone that you care with:1.)  Candy. Who likes those powdery conversation hearts anyways? Yuck.2.)  Those unreasonably high-priced, pre-fixed dinner menus with only two choices for your meal. Well, you know what? I want the fish tacos not the roasted “canard” with pea puree.3.)  Flowers…. just, no. They sit on a table for a few days and then die. What do you really want? Well I don’t know, but it can’t be those.Here’s how you have the most epic, non-Valentine’s Day, Schmalentine’s Day without having to go out. (You don’t want to see all that PDA anyways. Woof.)
  •  Invite your best friends over, grab a pitcher of beer, and get those frozen pizzas in the oven.
  • All your friends have dates? Go out and buy your favorite candle. But candles are romantic, you say? No. Buy that candle because it freaking smells delicious. Go home and watch a documentary with that delectable candle. (Stay away from regular TV because of all those mushy shows and movies that will, no doubt, be playing.)
  • Do you have a boyfriend or girlfriend, but just aren’t into Valentine’s Day? Then do what you would normally do. Do you normally make dinner together and then watch some trash TV? Then do that. Pretend it’s not Valentine’s Day. Because it’s not…. it’s Schmalentine’s Day.
  • Lastly, stay away from social media! All you will see are pictures of roses and gifts with captions like “I have the best boyfriend ever because I told him to not get me anything… but he did anyways. #surprised” And then it will also have some sort of cutesy emoji to finish it off.
Valentine’s Day is just that…. a DAY. It is like any other day. It is what you make it to be. Don’t make it a horrible day though…. Enjoy it! Whether you are single, with your friends, or you have a significant other, Schmalentine’s Day can still be great. 
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2.12.2014

The Best Valentine’s Day Dates

Valentine’s Day dates don’t always have to be about the girl (sorry, ladies). It is too often expected for the guy to bring home flowers, take his significant other to dinner and everything else in between. It should be about BOTH of you having fun together. This year try something different and decide on a […]Valentine's Day dates don't always have to be about the girl (sorry, ladies). It is too often expected for the guy to bring home flowers, take his significant other to dinner and everything else in between. It should be about BOTH of you having fun together. This year try something different and decide on a date together with this fun idea...Break the date into three parts: daytime/before dinner, dinner, and after dinner. Both of you write down two ideas for each section of the date (you will have 12 ideas total). Grab three hats or bowls you can throw the pieces of paper in to draw from.  Put all four "before dinner" options into the first, then the four "dinner" options in the second, and the four "after dinner" options in the third. Then draw one choice from each hat and you have an entire date that you planned together!Here are some fun and creative ideas for each part of the evening!Before Dinner
  • For those of you who like to work out, take a walk/run around the neighborhood together.
  • Walk to your local bar and grab a festive Valentine's Day drink!
  • If you have gifts for each other, make it a treasure hunt! Hide clues in and around the house all leading up to   the gifts at the end!
Dinner
  • Have a picnic at the park if the weather is nice.
  • Pick your favorite restaurant (Don't forget to make a reservation!).
  • Cook a meal together at home.
After Dinner
  • Maybe your favorite band is in town for a stadium tour or there's an awesome jazz band that is playing down the street... live music is always exciting!
  • Choose an artsy date and let your inner creative mind run free! Drink some wine at a paint studio, make some pottery, or visit a theater to see a play.
  • If you're looking to save money or just feel like staying in,pop some popcorn and enjoy a movie at home!
And if you need a last minute gift view our Valentine's Day Heartstrings Collection here.
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2.11.2014

Iconic Glam

Iconic – famously and distinctively representative of its type. Glam, an abbreviation of glamorous – charmingly or fascinatingly attractive, especially in a mysterious or magical way. Iconic glam- put them together to complete your best look this season and you have an unrivaled combination of fashion and style. Strive for something more, something excellent, something fearless. Introducing […]
Iconic - famously and distinctively representative of its type. Glam, an abbreviation of glamorous - charmingly or fascinatingly attractive, especially in a mysterious or magical way. Iconic glam- put them together to complete your best look this season and you have an unrivaled combination of fashion and style.Strive for something more, something excellent, something fearless. Introducing Iconic Glam, the latest collection from sister fashionistas, Elle & Blair. Packed with color and texture, this line features the classic Whimsical Fairytale design in two new colors, Blanc and Onyx. Iconic Glam also introduces new styles such as the Rebel, a case with smooth leather-like material and studded hardware in two color options, Dried Rose and Electric Blue. The new collection is perfect for those who are craving something exciting and unique. View the rest of the collection here. Which ones are you craving?Iconic Glam- detailed dimension for every fashionista.
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2.13.2014

Now Available – Colossus

The Colossus is now available for the iPhone 5/5S. Shop the one-piece protection cases here. Which Colossus case will you choose to protect your iPhone 5/5S?   Pin ItThe Colossus is now available for the iPhone 5/5S. Shop the one-piece protection cases here.now-available-colossusWhich Colossus case will you choose to protect your iPhone 5/5S? 
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1.20.2014

The Best Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is full of love, friendship and happiness. Show the ones who have a special place in your heart how you really feel with these Valentine’s Day gift ideas. Out with boring old flowers and candy. Get your Valentine what he or she really wants: something useful and fun! These techcessories are the perfect […]Valentine’s Day is full of love, friendship and happiness. Show the ones who have a special place in your heart how you really feel with these Valentine’s Day gift ideas.Out with boring old flowers and candy. Get your Valentine what he or she really wants: something useful and fun! These techcessories are the perfect way to tell someone how you feel. Whether he or she is the ketchup to your fries, your lovebird, or you just want to show off your love of hearts, we've got the perfect case for you.We have plenty of styles for men as well! So ladies, make sure you gift him with something useful that he will love. And if your guy needs a little hint on what you're craving… send him our way!

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12.24.2013

Now Available – Rapture Rugged

The Rapture Rugged is bolder than ever before featuring a two-line defense to protect your phone. Now available for the iPhone 5C and Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Shop Now. Which Rapture Rugged color will you choose to protect your iPhone 5C or Samsung Galaxy Note 3? Pin ItThe Rapture Rugged is bolder than ever before featuring a two-line defense to protect your phone. Now available for the iPhone 5C and Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Shop Now.now-available-rapture-ruggedWhich Rapture Rugged color will you choose to protect your iPhone 5C or Samsung Galaxy Note 3?
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