Fashion

We are happy to announce Taigan’s second pop up shop this year in Birmingham, AL, co-hosted with flower magazine! It will be a fun and exciting week for all who attend! Not only will you get to meet our amazingly talented designers yourself and learn all about their refined skills and creativity, but we will also be gifting all attendees with 20% off all purchases. Bring your friends for a glass of wine and we are sure you’ll enjoy your time with us. Mark your calendars!

Read below for a sneak peek of who all we will be presenting:

Brackish Bow Ties, from Charleston, presents handcrafted, gorgeous ties 100% made of feathers – perfect for this upcoming wedding and gala season.

From Hawaii, Letarte resort wear presents a bohemian island aesthetic with signature prints, intricate adornments and lavish details. These are the stylish pieces all ages can enjoy during winter vacations with their well made cashmere toppers and ponchos.

Traveling from Houston, Melissa Braniff brings her fine jewelry designs that incorporate rare and ancient coins. These pieces don’t simply make a statement but they connect history as well. These are gorgeous holiday gifts and certainly conversation starters for anyone who wears these pieces.

Anatomie, traveling from Miami, is one of the absolute best women’s active and travel wear lines. They use all French and Italian fabrics and craft their pieces into sophisticated and flattering lines. The next time you have to run out of the house without getting all dolled up, you can certainly throw their pieces on and still be stylish.

Molly Jane Designs is a jewelry line based in Atlanta. Each piece demonstrates natural minerals and gemstones while also mingling feminine flair with an unexpected edge. Each offer an elegant, timeless and dramatic lasting presentation.

Cal Breed of Orbix Hot Glass hand blows all his beautiful glass creations. His studio is based right outside of Huntsville, AL, where he creates these beautiful works of art for the table, desk, kitchen, etc. by hand. Whether you put flowers in your stunning pitcher or serve drinks out of it, his pieces will certainly spark conversation at your next entertaining affair.

The tremendously talented Jonathan Savage of Savage Interior Design not only has his successful interior design business but he has also opened up his own retail shop on Taigan with many hard to find home goods like Christian Tortu candles and Antica Farmacista and his own private label of linens. At this show he will be presenting a plethora of fine home goods that will add that extra bit of charm to your kitchen and powder rooms.

Lexie Armstrong from Franklin, TN, is a wonderful watercolorist. She has not yet been launched on Taigan but she is coming soon. This will be her first presentation with us in Birmingham and we can’t wait to share her whimsical pieces depicting sweet plants and animals. We will be presenting several original works of hers at this show.

Notti Toffee‘s delicious cheese wafers will be served throughout the entire event. These delicious, bite size goodies will be exactly what you’ll need, along with your glass of wine, to make for a great shopping experience! Thank you, Notti Toffee, for sending some of these our way!

We are thrilled to be hosting this pop up shop with our close friends from flower magazine. Birmingham is flower‘s home base and we couldn’t be more excited to work with them on this show. And for those of you who are unfamiliar with this fantastic publication, be sure to check them out online and come visit us next week to learn more!

Gallery 1930 is so graciously hosting us and our designers next week in the heart of Mountain Brook in English Village. This quaint, local gallery is full of charm and the perfect home for our event. Not only will you get to enjoy our designers presenting their craft at the pop up shop but the walls will be filled with beautiful paintings for you to view as well!

We hope to see you all there!

TREND WATCH: LACE

Fashion August 26th, 2014 — by:

laceAs far as trends go, lace is probably one of the more classic options we’ll see this season. Hop on board with these feminine details that are all the rage!

 

Ann Ziebell’s lace cuff is a nice juxtaposition of feminine and harsh. The delicate texture is actually composed of sterling silver, making it a wearable work of art.

Anatomie was quick to hop on board with the lace trend. The Serena top is perfect for a woman on the go that still wants to look elegant– it’s even considered a “travel top”

These Lizzy Couture earrings are made with crocheted lace and vintage elements. They really stand out on dark haired beauties!

The Cassandra Tunic, a variation of the Katie Fong Signature Tunic, uses a layering of ivory chantilly lace and point d’espirit to create a soft handed look in this versatile tunic.

Take the lace trend into entertaining with this custom invitation suite by The Lettered Olive. This delicate package is printed on handcrafted 2ply cotton paper from one of Italy’s oldest mills.

 

 

Make a Statement

Fashion August 19th, 2014 — by:

Every woman needs a few statement necklaces in her repertoire. You just never know when that basic black dress will need a little extra punch. These pieces will solve that problem and then some!

All of Roarke’s beaded scarf style necklaces fit this bill. We love the bright ones for nights on the town, or neutrals for brunch with the family.

S. Carter’s necklaces make a statement in their appearance, but also with their materials… This snake vertebrae necklace is accented with diamond spikes and a buffalo tooth.

Seraphine’s Hematite and Agate  necklace is a funky study in contrast. This edgy look will definitely turn some heads.

House of Lavande’s Warrior necklace is the perfect piece for any battle. Get an extra boost of confidence with this tough number!

The Bella comes in a variety of colors that are perfect for fall. This necklace is great with a tshirt and jeans or can be dressed up for a night out.

NOW + LATER

Fashion August 12th, 2014 — by:

Master the tricky end of summer wardrobe by purchasing classic items that work both now and later. Check out some of our favorite transitional pieces for any season. 

Throw this luxurious cashmere poncho on after a dip in the ocean or wear it with jeans when the temperature starts to dip.

This denim dress is adorable with beachy jewelry and flip flops, but we also think it’s perfect with booties and a great fall bag.

Few things says transition like a peep toe bootie. The Celia from Peter Nappi is perfect for fall, but if you cant wait until then it always works with a sundress or white jeans!

The artist shirt is breezy enough for warm weather, but will look equally chic with your new fall vest.

 

Jewelry is always the perfect “in between” purchase. We cant get enough of the wood and citrine combo on these stylish Bounkit earrings.

 

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Stack ‘Em Up

Fashion August 4th, 2014 — by:

A lot of trends come and go, but the one that appears to be sticking is all about stacking! More is definitely more when it comes to bracelets these days, so get in on the look with some of our favorite stack worthy finds.

Hand-turned, black horn beads with ancient turquoise and soft, goat leather leather tassel. We love the horn patina, which will only deepen with wear to create that coveted well loved look. 

The diamond bar bracelets by Martha Ackerman are dainty and sparkly. The pave diamond bar gives the right amount of glitter to any stack.

Red Ruby Rouge’s beaded bracelets have beautiful agate slices to add some serious interest to an otherwise simple design. The soft color of the amazonite version makes it a front runner with the editors’.

S. Carter was stacking before it was cool. These python and diamond wrap bracelets give an edgy look to any ensemble.

For a less conventional look we recommend Seraphine Designs’ multicolored cuffs. Pick your own color combo for a look that is truly your own.

Create an instant stack with the triple stack collection from Blessings in Disguise. We’re suckers for labradorite, and this trio is no exception.

The only thing better than a stack is a stack with a tassel. House of Lavande hits the nail on the head again with this spunky but classic tassel bracelet.

Antique Ming Dynasty hand-carved agate orbs are the focal point of this beautiful bracelet. They are accented with two diamond roundels and ancient mammoth ivory beads. Perfection with a past.