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November 15th, 2013 | By | 266 Comments

DIY: Driftwood Hangers

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We know – hangers – not that exciting. But add some flair, and we’re all on board…if you get the drift. A slightly elevated hanger lets you display pieces outside of the closet (think vintage heirlooms or even tomorrow’s outfit) and makes a beachy display for necklaces, bracelets or scarves. They’re also a great gift idea for the style obsessed and/or the hard to shop for.
Read on for the 2-minute how-to.
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November 14th, 2013 | By | 234 Comments

New at SWELL: RES Denim

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Classic construction meets innovation in Australian-born denim brand, RES. Expertly crafted, RES jeans are like your best-ever vintage denim find, but cut to flatter modern body types. So pretty much the denim of your indigo-dyed dreams.
Our ultimate fit: the Kitty Skinny. It’s not too high, not too low, and ultra fitted. An added bonus, unlike most stretch denim, RES doesn’t stretch out, so it’ll never leave you hanging with saggy knees and a slipping waistline. Zero stretch-out and a jegging-like fit make this pair the perfect wear-everywhere pair.
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November 11th, 2013 | By | 189 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Vanessa Mooney Dresses, Studs and Rock 'N' Roll with Jewlery Designer Vanessa Mooney

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We were always curious to meet the mind behind the eclectic (and sometimes eccentric) pieces of Vanessa Mooney Jewelry. So we traveled to the land of Angeles to meet their maker – the brand’s namesake, Vanessa Mooney. What we found: piles of treasures form around the globe, endless imagination, a room full of vintage dresses, Neverending Story-like head pieces, and what you, you may say is a dreamer (and the one bringing said turquoise and gold-filled dreams to life)… (more…)

November 8th, 2013 | By | 7 Comments

DIY: Bike Wheel Shade Display

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…it’s what your shades should be doing on the off season. Instead of banishing them to the bench – hiding them in a heap in your closet, or stashing them in the junk drawer, show those shades off. The 30 second solution: an old bike wheel. (more…)