Award Season | The Grammys

Award Season | The Grammys

Hi Gorgeous!

Awards Season continues with music’s hottest night of the year: THE FREAKIN GRAMMYS, BABY! As Alicia Keys would say, these artists were on fireeeeee! 🔥See what I did there? 

Music’s hottest stars were serving SEXY, they were serving SOPHISTICATION, and they were serving freakin’ DRAMA. We’re talking more drama than Kanye interrupting Taylor circa the Grammys in 2009 (yes, that was an entire decade ago…we’re reeling too).

Alas, let’s take a look at some of the show-stopping ~lewks~ everyone is still talking about from this year’s Grammys.

Janelle Monae

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This is the one, folks. Truly, it takes my breath away. Could anyone be more stunning in a headpiece made out of bobby pins? It’s a headpiece made out of literal bobby pins and Janelle Monae looks like a freaking GODDESS. Werk, queen. 

Cardi B

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OKUR!!! Our bb Cardi B certainly made a statement to say the least. And we. are. LOVING IT. She is living out my deepest darkest pearly aquatic fashion dreams. Be a majestic clam, but make it fashion.

Lady Gaga

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Ok, for someone who is always making an over the top fashion statement, I gotta say I am dying for this classic look on our Lady G. The only thing shinier than her dress was that stunning Tiffany & Co. necklace she wore (and, you know, the three Grammys she won that night).

Bebe Rexha

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Alright. Let me take a deep breath. Bebe is the friend we all want and the artist we all deserve. That drip diamond necklace and blood-red dress were -truly- showstoppers.  

Jennifer Lopez

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Holy moly, I think we can all agree that Jennifer Lopez is an ageless angel from above. The earrings, the hat, the DRESS. That diamond neckline is as impressive as Ms. Lopez herself.

Another Grammys have come and gone, but never fear. Up next we have the Oscars later this month! Until then, we'll be weeping at the sheer fierceness of these beautiful, talented ladies.

XOXO,

Your Friends at Kollectin

HoopC by RaqC Launch Party + HoopC Valentine's Day Survivial Kits

HoopC by RaqC Launch Party + HoopC Valentine's Day Survivial Kits

Hi Beautiful!

We had an absolute BLAST at the HoopC by RaqC Launch Party this past Friday night! Everyone was HOOPED UP at the Kollectin pop-up on Melrose here in LA. From the pink carpet to the champagne wall to the photo booth to the hoop station, everyone was so excited to celebrate RaqC and her new line! Not to mention we had some seriously AMAZING snacks and sips! The custom ice cream pops, chili-flavored gummy bears, jalapeno kombucha, cotton candy champagne, and vegan tamales embodied the liveliness of the night and had us all like 😍😍😍

Peep the recap below!

Can’t wait to get your hands on a pair of hoops? Us either! And what’s better than a pair of hoops than getting to rock them on Valentine’s Day?! RaqC created a super special HOOPC VALENTINE’S DAY SURVIVAL KIT just in time for V-Day! Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s or Galentine’s, these Survivial Kits are perfect for your friend, girlfriend, mom, or YOU. Because we all deserve to treat ourselves, don’t we? ;)

The HOOPC VALENTINE’S DAY SURVIVAL KIT is available in two options:

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The $48 Kit, which includes:

  • 2 pairs of Boss Babe hoops (1 in silver AND 1 in gold)

  • 2 pairs of Fancy Gal hoops (1 in silver AND 1 in gold)

  • Love Necklace

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The $68 Kit, which includes:

  • 2 pairs of Boss Babe hoops (1 in silver AND 1 in gold)

  • 2 pairs of Fancy Gal hoops (1 in silver AND 1 in gold)

  • Love Necklace

  • Zoey Ring

  • Heather Bangle

Girl, you know you deserve it! Get your HoopC Valentine’s Day Survival Kits in RaqC’s Tiny Boutique. Just search RAQCSWORLD in your Kollectin app!

As RaqC says: Be Yourself. Love Yourself.

XOXO,

Your Friends at Kollectin

HoopC by RaqC

HoopC by RaqC

Hey Lovelies! 

Have you been feelin' hoops lately? Who hasn’t, right?

Well, prepare for the BIGGEST HOOP DAY OF THE YEAR!

You know RaqC, don't you? If you don’t, where have you been!? We've basically been obsessing over her for, well, EVER. Get to know her as our Style Star of the Month for January here, then get EXCITED because RaqC is launching her exclusive line of hoop earrings called HoopC by RaqC on February 1st, and it's only on the Kollectin app.

We got to go behind the scenes of RaqC’s HoopC shoot, and we couldn’t have been more inspired by her. “I want to create hoops that are amazing, that are stylish, that are affordable. I’m gonna create it, and I’m gonna find a company that’s gonna get on the same page as me,” RaqC stated.

“When I first met the ladies behind Kollectin and I found out that the CEO was a woman, that alone excited me. I’m all about collaborating with women. I love seeing women lead, I love seeing women be strong in who they are, being creative. The fact that I’m working with an amazing team of women, it makes me happy.”

We can’t argue with that! Sneak peak the collection below. We’re giddy with excitement!

“I want each pair of my hoops to embody a certain attitude when you rock them!” -RaqC

Be the first to rock HoopC by RaqC - get them February 1st before they sell out!

Talk soon! (If we're not too busy livin' life in our HoopC by RaqC)

XOXO, 
Your Friends at Kollectin

BLUSHCON 2019

BLUSHCON 2019

Hi Lovely!

WOW, what a weekend! We had the absolute pleasure of being at BLUSHCON here in LA this past Saturday and Sunday, and what a blast we had! For those of you who may not know, Blushcon is a celebration of all things beauty, connecting beauty fanatics to their favorite beauty influencers and brands.

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We’re still reeling from meeting so many wonderful people who came to check out our photobooth and augmented reality station. Anyone who stopped by got to score a free accessory and a $20 Kollectin coupon, too!

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Not only that, but we were so excited to watch Kollectin CEO Nadia Lee speak on the “How To Be A Girlboss” Panel, hosted by none other than Kollectin Style Star Kiki Wongo. We also got to see Kollectin Style Star Serena Laurel speak and serenade us with an amazing live acoustic set!

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^Kollectin CEO Nadia Lee (pictured center) speaking on the “How To Be A Girlboss” Panel

^Kollectin Style Stars KiKi Wongo (left) and Serena Laurel (right)

Weren’t able to visit us at Blushcon? That’s ok, babe! We’ll have plenty more events in the future. Be sure to keep up to date with us by following us on Instagram @kollectin for all of our upcoming event announcements. We promise it’ll curb some major FOMO ;)

See you soon!

XOXO,

Your Friends at Kollectin

Award Season | Golden Globes Glamour

Award Season | Golden Globes Glamour

Hi Babe!

Happy New Year!!! Can you believe it’s 2019? From the food to the vegging out, we’re still getting over our Holiday Hangovers…

However, Tinseltown never sleeps. Just as the New Year marks the beginning of our resolutions, it also marks the beginning of *drum roll please* Award Season! And we couldn’t be more excited to get inspired by all of the glitz and glamour we’ll see on the red carpet this year. First on the lineup: the Golden Globes, where TV and film’s hottest stars hit Hollywood in some seriously elegant garb, and this Sunday was no exception. To say that diamonds were a girl’s best friend on the red carpet is an understatement, and we couldn’t get enough of it.

See if all of your faves match up with ours! First up…

STATEMENT NECKLACES

Can we just take a second to recognize how incredibly fierce Lady Gaga is? I mean, come on. This Tiffany Aurora necklace could not have looked more perfect on her! You couldn’t help but yell “YES GAGA” when she graced us with her presence on screen.

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As if Lady Gaga wasn’t enough, Michelle Yeoh had to DO 👏 THAT 👏. If this green sequined leather Shiatzy Chen gown wasn’t stunning enough, her diamond De Beers necklace was certainly the cherry on top. What a stunner!

BOLD BRACELETS

We get it Charlize Theron, Sandra Oh, and Kristen Bell, you’re perfect. But seriously, we absolutely love these feminine gowns paired with layered diamond bracelets. It’s the perfect way to add a heavier element to a daintier look.

ELEGANT EARRINGS

Who doesn’t love a long diamond drop earring? Emma Stone, Lupita Nyong’o, and Lili Reinhart certainly do! These dangly accessories add a touch of elegance and movement to any ensemble. The simplicity of these earrings are perfect for any look that may be a little busier on the bottom.

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Oh, Sandra Oh. Oh not only won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Drama Series on Sunday night, but she won our hearts by way of her amazing wardrobe changes throughout the night as she co-hosted the Awards. These statement diamond hoops? Hollywood glamour at its finest.


Want to get these stars’ looks without breaking the bank? Check out these oh-so-elegant pieces in the CZ line by Kenneth Jay Lane below! Shop them on the Kollectin app, and shine as bright as these inspiring women did on the red carpet this past weekend.

Clockwise from top left: Pave CZ Chevron Necklace, Princess CZ Tennis Bracelet, Shoulder Duster Earrings, and CZ Hoop Earrings.

We can’t wait to see you sparkle in 2019! ✨

XOXO,

Your Friends at Kollectin

#MyStyleMyStory | Samarah

#MyStyleMyStory | Samarah

Hey there Gorgeous!

We’re so excited to continue our #MyStyleMyStory series, where we have real women share their story and, of course, their fabulous and individual style. Because personal style is a story in itself! And we want to know: How does your style tell your story?

This week, we’re featuring Kollectin's very own Samarah!

Samarah is Kollectin’s Content Creator, so anything creative you see on Kollectin’s social media pages, she created! Samarah’s an old soul who’s beyond talented with anything that has to do with art and design! Get to know her in Kollectin's #MyStyleMyStory below. After, be sure to take our survey for YOUR CHANCE to be featured in Kollectin's #MyStyleMyStory and take home some fab Kollectin jewelry! 

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HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE TO SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T KNOW YOU?

I think I'm a balance of classic and retro.  I love feeling timeless, but with room for things (and fabric) to flow.

I seem to have evolved into a more practical style. I'm usually running around behind the camera, so I wear a lot of button down shirts and high waisted jeans or trousers.

DO YOU HAVE A STYLE STAPLE? SOMETHING THAT YOU THINK IS A CONSTANT IN YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?

I think a staple for me is red nail polish (my nails are red 80% of the year). 

Also, something that makes my family and I smile, is how I will wear white button down shirts and blue jeans. It's a classic look that my grandma has worn for as long as I can remember. They say I'm turning into her, and I hope they're right. 😊

CAN YOU REMEMBER WHAT/WHO WERE YOUR EARLIEST STYLE INFLUENCES WERE IN CHILDHOOD THROUGH YOUR TEENAGE YEARS?

I remember seeing David Bowie when I was young and being totally enamored by all his different characters and how otherworldly they looked (also, his entire look in Labyrinth... 😍 Do I even need to say anything more?).  I was also super nerdy, and I loved The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I loved the long hair and flowy gowns that the elves wore.  I also had a phase as a teenager where I wore only black for about three years. Even in these Los Angeles summers (insane, I know).  

Looking back, I think the thread was that I was always drawn to dramatic looking styles and fashion choices. As a shy kid, I wanted to make a statement with my style and not have to utter a word.

Samarah wearing the Jess Necklace

Samarah wearing the Jess Necklace

WHAT/WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES TODAY?

I really like the effortless look of french women. They can make a simple button down or sweater and jeans still look so feminine.  I like Garance Dore's sense of style and value of comfort.  I also like what Orion Carloto wears. And Lana Del Rey is just dreamy in everything she creates. I'm also a huge fan of science fiction and all these futuristic shows and movies like Black Mirror or Blade Runner, where people are wearing minimalist/dystopian fashion. I gravitate towards that aesthetic also. 

And like when I was younger, I'm still inspired by fashion from the 60's-80's. 

WHAT IS A TREND YOU’RE OBSESSED WITH?

Polka dots have really grown on me. I actually might own a polka dot dress in every sleeve length. 

Also, layered gold necklaces and gold earrings. I can't get enough.

WHAT ABOUT GUILTY PLEASURES? A TREND YOU SECRETLY ADORE?

Tasteful side boob. (I wish I had more excuses to pull off such a look 🙏)

HOW DOES JEWELRY PLAY IN TO YOUR STYLE AND YOUR STORY? WHAT ARE YOUR EARLIEST MEMORIES WITH JEWELRY?

My first memories of jewelry are a bit of a juxtaposition of simplicity and statement.  On one hand, I remember my mother only really wearing two styles of studs. The plain gold ones you get when you first pierce your ears, and then maybe a pearl on a special occasion.  The second is of my abuela, who is on the other side of the spectrum. She always had closets full of colorful clothes and animal prints, rows of shoes, and so much jewelry! She loves big bangles and cuffs and big statement rings and earrings. 

I grew up not really being into jewelry, despite two of my jobs having been in this industry. (I actually only got my ears re-pierced this August! 😳) I still tend to keep it minimal, with only rings and earrings in my daily rotation. But, I like those pieces to have purpose and sentimentality. I am more likely to wear an heirloom or a gift than something I have to go hunting for in a store or online for.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE KOLLECTIN PIECES? WHY DO YOU LOVE THEM?

The first time I was introduced to Kollectin was at a brand mixer last December and Mariana was wearing the Mia Earrings. Those little tigers and I have been inseparable ever since (I have a gold accent belt that was my grandmothers from the 60's with lions and tigers on it and it pairs PERFECTLY with them).

I love hoops, so my next purchase was the Ursula Earrings. 

And I'm obsessed with resin... the Jess Necklace is another go to.

And a surprising pick for me was the Taisie Earrings.  I modeled for a photoshoot this October and I packed some Kollectin pieces to shoot, and those ones were intimidating at first, but once I put them on, I fell in love with the artistic shape. No regrets there.

Samarah rocking the Taisie Earrings

Samarah rocking the Taisie Earrings

Want to be featured on Kollectin? Share your story!

Whether you’re a #MOMBOSS, a student, or a fabulous fashionista, we want to know your story! Take our survey below for a chance to be featured in Kollectin’s #MyStyleMyStory, AND you’ll also get your choice of some stylish Kollectin jewelry!


♡ Take the survey HERE


Can’t wait to hear your story, babe!


XOXO,
Your Friends at Kollectin

#MyStyleMyStory | Mariana

#MyStyleMyStory | Mariana

Hi Beautiful!

We’re so excited to continue our #MyStyleMyStory series, where we have real women share their story and, of course, their fabulous and individual style. Because personal style is a story in itself! And we want to know: How does your style tell your story?

This week, we’re featuring Kollectin's very own Mariana!

Mariana is Kollectin’s Senior Partnership Manager, and she’s not only super talented at what she does, but she’s the life of every party, too! Get to know her in Kollectin's #MyStyleMyStory below. After, be sure to take our survey for YOUR CHANCE to be featured in Kollectin's #MyStyleMyStory and take home some fab Kollectin jewelry! 

Mariana rocking the Kayla Earrings

Mariana rocking the Kayla Earrings

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE TO SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T KNOW YOU?

Comfy with style!

DO YOU HAVE A STYLE STAPLE? SOMETHING THAT YOU THINK IS A CONSTANT IN YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?

Yes, I love my leather jacket! In fact I love all things leather. I have 5 leather dresses, 2 pairs of leather pants and 4 leather jackets.

My first leather outfit was made by my mom back in 1998. It was a pair of high waisted Faux leather pants. And my first pair of leather boots were given to me by my momma when I was 10. They were gorgeous! Since then, I have been collecting all things leather including boots! 
PS- did I forget to mention that I own 20 pairs of leather boots? (haha)

CAN YOU REMEMBER WHAT/WHO WERE YOUR EARLIEST STYLE INFLUENCES WERE IN CHILDHOOD THROUGH YOUR TEENAGE YEARS?

Vogue and my momma. My Mom is a Fashion Designer by trade and she designed for C&A and Mango's Spain my entire life. I was always exposed to her workshop and often used to make my own clothes at her manufacture. I would wrap my self in fabric from the latest collections and jump on her cutting table to perform a fashion show during the employees lunch break. I was actually their entertainment.

Fun Fact: I never read a book until high school. We only read Vogue and Bazaar at home. It was kind of silly!

WHAT/WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES TODAY?

I'm not one to be influenced easily, but I love Camila Coelho's style. She not only dresses like I would, but she is sweet, kind and smart. She is also... Brazilian! Check her out @camilacoelho 

WHAT IS A TREND YOU’RE OBSESSED WITH?

I am really into the neon trend. Neon has been in and out for the past 8 years, but I think it's here to stay. I am also in love with street wear and athleisure. My favorite way to dress comfortable, but still be in style. 

WHAT ABOUT GUILTY PLEASURES? A TREND YOU SECRETLY ADORE?

I love high waisted everything and long earrings! 

HOW DOES JEWELRY PLAY IN TO YOUR STYLE AND YOUR STORY? WHAT ARE YOUR EARLIEST MEMORIES WITH JEWELRY?

I always loved jewelry, I started with large hoop earrings with my name across (remember those?) and started to wear all things jewelry. I love jewelry so much that it has been my main fashion expression and passion for over 10 years, and I made a career out of it!

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE KOLLECTIN PIECES? WHY DO YOU LOVE THEM?

OMG, you already know which ones are my fav! I got the entire office hooked on them! It's the Mia Earrings. And I've been wearing the Kayla Earrings all season.

The Mia Earrings

The Mia Earrings

Want to be featured on Kollectin? Share your story!

Whether you’re a #MOMBOSS, a student, or a fabulous fashionista, we want to know your story! Take our survey below for a chance to be featured in Kollectin’s #MyStyleMyStory, AND you’ll also get your choice of some stylish Kollectin jewelry!


♡ Take the survey HERE


Can’t wait to hear your story, babe!


XOXO,
Your Friends at Kollectin

Our BIGGEST App Update Yet!

Our BIGGEST App Update Yet!

Hey Gorgeous!

Fall is finally here and we have a super cool treat just for you! Your Kollectin app has a FAB new update with awesome new features.

First off...

  • UPDATE your Kollectin app. This step is TRÈS IMPORTANT. Otherwise it may not work.

Okay, now for the good stuff:

  • You don't need an invite code to download and shop Kollectin anymore! That’s right, Kollectin is FREE to roam for anyone who would like to browse Kollectin’s Tiny Boutiques. It’s as free as our FREE shipping on orders $25 and over!

  • With the new update, it's so easy to shop! You'll shop The World's Tiniest Boutiques from your fav Style Stars & jewelry designers and shopping is as easy as scrolling. And we're all pros at scrolling. 

  • You have the chance to level up to Gold Boutique. And yes, gold is as GLAM as it sounds. As a Gold boutique owner you'll get 50% in bling credit from sales from your boutique, $5 bling credit for every new sign up, and the Tiny Boutique Box privilege. Get more info here

  • And don't worry, you're not going to be charged for any of these updates. We're just making some changes (we're like 'Thank U, Next'). 

And in celebration of this update, we are giving you 15% off! Have you been eyeing those tassel earrings? Or the Charmed by Mehgan zodiac collection? Update your Kollectin app and shop your heart out! Just use promo code: UPDATE15 at checkout. 

Questions? Issues? Compliments? Don’t hesitate to let us know! We’re always looking for ways to improve our customer experience!

XOXO,
Your Friends at Kollectin

#MyStyleMyStory | Julia

#MyStyleMyStory | Julia

Hi Lovely!

We’re so excited to continue our #MyStyleMyStory series, where we have real women share their story and, of course, their fabulous and individual style. Because personal style is a story in itself! And we want to know: How does your style tell your story?

This week, we’re featuring Kollectin's very own Julia!

Julia is a part of Kollectin’s Digital Marketing and Outreach team, so she’s not only super amiable, but she’s hilarious, too! Get to know her in Kollectin's #MyStyleMyStory below. After, be sure to take our survey for YOUR CHANCE to be featured in Kollectin's #MyStyleMyStory and take home some fab Kollectin jewelry! 

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HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE TO SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T KNOW YOU?

Natural and minimal, with some alternative and athletic vibes sprinkled in. Is that too many adjectives? I guess my go-to is an unfitted black or white tee with some sort of jean variation on the bottom. I like to go for the "looks great without really trying" look. Not too sure if I've ever successfully pulled that off, though.

DO YOU HAVE A STYLE STAPLE? SOMETHING THAT YOU THINK IS A CONSTANT IN YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?

Black. All the black. And lots of other neutrals. They're the easiest to coordinate before running out for the day.

CAN YOU REMEMBER WHAT/WHO WERE YOUR EARLIEST STYLE INFLUENCES WERE IN CHILDHOOD THROUGH YOUR TEENAGE YEARS?

Probably Rocket Power. Prime Nickelodeon programming right there. I was really into skateboarding and basketball as a kid, so I dug all of their outfits whenever they would go and do one of the bazillion sports they played. I moved to LA, too, so maybe it had more of an affect on me than I thought since the show took place in a city that was based off of Santa Monica.

WHAT/WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES TODAY?

Does John Mayer count? His sweatshirt and windbreaker game is off the charts. Idk, I honestly feel like I would wear any outfit that I've seen him in.

WHAT IS A TREND YOU’RE OBSESSED WITH?

Anything that looks unisex 

WHAT ABOUT GUILTY PLEASURES? A TREND YOU SECRETLY ADORE?



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HOW DOES JEWELRY PLAY IN TO YOUR STYLE AND YOUR STORY? WHAT ARE YOUR EARLIEST MEMORIES WITH JEWELRY?

I was a huge tomboy when I was younger. The only jewelry I was really into were rings, mainly mood rings at that (90s represent). I really love a more natural look so I don't typically wear jewelry day-to-day, but when I do add jewelry to my wardrobe, it makes me feel extra special. I've also found that I've gone through phases of certain types of accessories, and when I do that's the only thing I really wear. I went through the ring phase as a kid, a bracelet phase in high school, then an earring phase in college, a watch phase post-college, and now necklaces. Maybe this represents the changing ~phases~ of my ~life~ but I honestly couldn't tell you why I'm like that. What I'm really into right now are smaller, feminine pieces, like layered gold necklaces with maybe a very thin gold bracelet. Anything simple, dainty, and feminine. 

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE KOLLECTIN PIECES? WHY DO YOU LOVE THEM?

  • Charmed by Mehgan Zodiac Necklace - Surprise: a simple and feminine gold necklace that I love! It's super classic, and I get to proudly rep that I'm a Scorpio.

  • Fiona Ring Set - I adore their natural look on top of  the fact that you have the option to pair them up or wear them individually. They also go with anything, which I love.

  • Starr Necklace - This is a piece I'd never naturally gravitate to, but I honestly can't take my eyes off of it when someone is wearing it!

Julia rocking the Fiona Ring Set

Julia rocking the Fiona Ring Set

Want to be featured on Kollectin? Share your story!

Whether you’re a #MOMBOSS, a student, or a fabulous fashionista, we want to know your story! Take our survey below for a chance to be featured in Kollectin’s #MyStyleMyStory, AND you’ll also get your choice of some stylish Kollectin jewelry!

♡ Take the survey HERE

Can’t wait to hear your story, babe!


XOXO,
Your Friends at Kollectin

My Style, My Story on KollectinTV | Jezlan Moyet

My Style, My Story on KollectinTV | Jezlan Moyet

Hey there Beautiful!

It's finally here! Our new video series, My Style, My Story, is kicking off with Good Morning LaLa Land's Jezlan Moyet!

Take a look into the busy day of a talk show host, #BOSSBABE, and Style Star! We followed Jezlan across LA during a routine day where she inspired us with her poise, her catchy inspirational phrases, her style, and grace in all areas of her life.

Get inspired by Jezlan’s My Style, My Story below, and if you want to see more #BOSSBABES in action, subscribe to KOLLECTIN TV on YouTube!

Chat soon!

XOXO, 
Your Friends at Kollectin

 #MyStyleMyStory | Julie

#MyStyleMyStory | Julie

Hi Gorgeous!

We’re so excited to continue our #MyStyleMyStory series, where we have real women share their story and, of course, their fabulous and individual style. Because personal style is a story in itself! And we want to know: How does your style tell your story?

This week, we’re featuring Kollectin's very own Julie!

As a part of Kollectin's Partner Relations, Julie’s not only extremely personable, but she has impeccable style, too! Get to know her in Kollectin's #MyStyleMyStory below. After, be sure to take our survey for YOUR CHANCE to be featured in Kollectin's #MyStyleMyStory and take home some fab Kollectin jewelry! 

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE TO SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T KNOW YOU?

Edgy Hipster. I love a trend, but I also die for vintage. I’ll wear an H&M blazer with thrifted cut-off jean shorts. I love the juxtaposition of trendy fast-fashion meets vintage and or designer.

DO YOU HAVE A STYLE STAPLE? SOMETHING THAT YOU THINK IS A CONSTANT IN YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?

Skinny Jeans, leather jackets of all shades, silk scarfs, hats and booties

CAN YOU REMEMBER WHAT/WHO WERE YOUR EARLIEST STYLE INFLUENCES WERE IN CHILDHOOD THROUGH YOUR TEENAGE YEARS?

If I’m being honest, I would say my Mom, Gwen Stefani and Cher. Needless to say, I had a very eclectic childhood. Although each of these women had very different styles, they were true to themselves and I admired that. I also almost exclusively listened to 90s alternative growing up, so I think that played a part in my sense of style.

WHAT/WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES TODAY?

Instagram/ Pinterest are amazing resources if I’m looking for style inspiration. My current style icons are Leonie Hanne of the blog Ohhcouture and Ashley Brooke/itsashbrooke on Insta.

WHAT IS A TREND YOU’RE OBSESSED WITH?

Co-ords/two- piece sets, faux fur and monochromatic outfits

WHAT ABOUT GUILTY PLEASURES? A TREND YOU SECRETLY ADORE?

Dressed up biker shorts and anything futuristic chic - metallic prints, retro sunnies

HOW DOES JEWELRY PLAY IN TO YOUR STYLE AND YOUR STORY? WHAT ARE YOUR EARLIEST MEMORIES WITH JEWELRY?

My earliest memories are stacking antique rings and trying on brooches from my iconic grandmother. I am now obsessed with Art Deco inspired pieces. To go back a little further, my 2nd great grandmother was full Cherokee Native American. Since I can remember, I have been drawn to Sterling silver, Turquoise and Coral made with traditional Native American designs. While in my Fashion Merchandising Major in college, my admiration for all things accessories only grew.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE KOLLECTIN PIECES? WHY DO YOU LOVE THEM?

My favorite styles would have to be: The Winola Earrings, the texture and leopard touch is so beautiful. The Mikayla Earring, made with Faux fur and wood, makes it the cutest Fall accessory. I love wearing the Harpa Earrings to vamp up any casual outfit.

Julie rocking the Harpa earrings

Julie rocking the Harpa earrings

Want to be featured on Kollectin? Share your story!

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XOXO,
Your Friends at Kollectin

TREND ALERT | Gemstone Earrings

TREND ALERT | Gemstone Earrings

Hey Beautiful!

Can you believe it’s already October?! From knitted sweaters to Autumn-inspired nail colors (who doesn’t love a good shade of merlot?) to pumpkin-flavored everything, we absolutely adore this time of year. We’re ready to cuddle up in front of a fireplace with our favorite book, a comfy blanket, and a mug of hot cocoa just reading this! With the changing of the seasons comes a changing of trends, and we couldn’t be more excited to dive into some Fall-inspired pieces!

You know what we can’t get enough of right now (besides PSLs)? Gemstone earrings! They’re not only an amazing accessory to rock, but they’re trending, trending, trending. They’re perfect to add some dazzle to any festive frock you don this season! Not only are gemstone earrings the perfect statement piece to dress up any casual outfit, but they can accentuate any killer ensemble, too. They’re as multidimensional as, well, a gemstone! These glitzy earrings also get us super excited for the holiday season (did we mention how much we love this time of year??) which will be here before we know it!

Speaking of, is anyone else getting a headache just thinking about holiday shopping? It’s never too soon to plan ahead, so why not snag some of these bad boys ahead of Black Friday? They’ll make the perfect gift for any fashion-forward gal in your life. Not only that, but it’ll be one more thing to cross off your checklist before you have to start making your New Years resolutions! Ok, now we’re really getting head of ourselves…

Check out some of our fave gemstone earrings below, exclusively available in the Kollectin app:

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And be sure to browse the Kollectin app for more sparkles! There’s no question you’ll shine as bright as these gemstones after you snag a pair!

XOXO,
Your Friends at Kollectin

#MyStyleMyStory | Kassidy

#MyStyleMyStory | Kassidy

Hi Lovely!

Here at Kollectin, we’re part of a community where we empower and inspire each other. And that includes you too, Gorgeous! That’s why we’re launching the #MyStyleMyStory series in October where we’ll have real women share their story and, of course, their fabulous and individual style. Because personal style is a story in itself! And we want to know: How does style help tell your story?

To kickoff #MyStyleMyStory month a little early, we’re sharing the Style and Story of Kollectin's very own Kassidy!

Kassidy is Kollectin's Director of Brands, so you know she has incredible style and knows fashion like the back of her hand. Get to know her in Kollectin's #MyStyleMyStory below. After, be sure to take our survey for YOUR CHANCE to be featured in Kollectin's #MyStyleMyStory and take home some fab Kollectin jewelry! 

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Kassidy rocking the Cindy Necklace.

Kassidy rocking the Cindy Necklace.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE TO SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T KNOW YOU?

Bohemian + minimalist depending on the day!

DO YOU HAVE A STYLE STAPLE? SOMETHING THAT YOU THINK IS A CONSTANT IN YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?

  • Denim, but not often jeans themselves - denim skirts/cut-offs/jackets

  • Camouflage, grey, stripes, neutrals

  • Oversized sunglasses

  • Fringe details on shoes

CAN YOU REMEMBER WHAT/WHO WERE YOUR EARLIEST STYLE INFLUENCES WERE IN CHILDHOOD THROUGH YOUR TEENAGE YEARS?

The TV show Friends & Kate Hudson

WHAT/WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES TODAY?

Kate Hudson & Instagram

WHAT IS A TREND YOU’RE OBSESSED WITH?

Oversized denim jackets

WHAT ABOUT GUILTY PLEASURES? A TREND YOU SECRETLY ADORE?

Fanny packs

HOW DOES JEWELRY PLAY IN TO YOUR STYLE AND YOUR STORY? WHAT ARE YOUR EARLIEST MEMORIES WITH JEWELRY?

As a young girl, I began playing dress up with with my grandma's jewelry box every time she would visit. I became obsessed early on with her oversized clip-on hoop earrings and would insist upon wearing them everywhere! At 4 years old, this was definitely a look :) 

When I started working as a jewelry & accessories buyer at 23 years old, I was suddenly granted access to almost every jewelry showroom in New York. This was a thrilling and eye-opening experience to say the least - one I am incredibly grateful for! 

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE KOLLECTIN PIECES? WHY DO YOU LOVE THEM?

  • Rosalie Necklace - gold pendants with some added bling are top of my list in the necklace category.

  • Rae Earrings - "safety pins" as earrings are my personal style favorite.  An everyday staple that puts that extra kick in your casual or dressy look...

  • Cindy Necklace - subtle color, easy layering necklace.  I love long lightweight layering pieces like this!

Want to be featured on Kollectin? Share your story!

Whether you’re a #MOMBOSS, a student, or a fabulous fashionista, we want to know your story! Take our survey below for a chance to be featured in Kollectin’s #MyStyleMyStory, AND you’ll also get your choice of some stylish Kollectin jewelry!

♡ Take the survey HERE

Can’t wait to hear your story, babe!


XOXO,
Your Friends at Kollectin

LIBRA | September 23 - October 22

LIBRA | September 23 - October 22

Hi Lovely!

Can you believe it’s already Fall? The days are getting darker a little earlier and we finally get to bust out our Autumn-scented candles (BTW, the Sweater Weather three-wick at Bath & Body Works is EVERYTHING). Besides sipping on a pumpkin spice latte in our favorite knitted beanie, this time of year also signifies another change of the seasons. That’s right: it’s LIBRA season, baby!

If you’re a gal that was born between September 23 and October 22, then raise a glass because Libra season is a nonstop party! Libras are known for their endearing personalities and irresistible charm. Libras are also natural born leaders, and others naturally gravitate towards them not only because they’re sociable, but because they’re fair and objective. While Libra ladies are super independent, they also have a deep inherent need for partnership. As total romantics, Libras favor their one-on-one relationships above all others. However, their quest for perfect balance might get disrupted by their indecisiveness, which stems from their ability to always weigh both sides of a situation. But hey, that comes with the territory of having such a strong sense of diplomacy!

To celebrate Libra season, be sure to snag the Libra necklace. Did we mention that Libras are also known to love aesthetically beautiful things? So this is the perfect gift for any lavish Libra in your life ;) Though if they’re already naturally inclined to be on the indecisive side, it may be hard for them to choose between silver and gold!

Libras, it’s your turn! Get your sign in the Kollectin app - and rock your bad Libra self all season (and year) long!

XOXO,
Your Friends at Kollectin

How To Be A #GIRLBOSS

How To Be A #GIRLBOSS

Hey there Gorgeous!

If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard the term “Girlboss” thrown around quite a bit by now. After all, it’s 2018, and the term is probably most widely known to be coined in 2015 by American entrepreneur Sophia Amoruso, founder of women’s fashion retailer Nasty Gal. Her autobiography, #GIRLBOSS, details how she went from dumpster diving to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world. Pretty impressive, huh?!

So, what does it mean to be a #GIRLBOSS?

We get it: “Girlboss? Why not just use the term boss when referring to a female higher-up?” Well, we do. Doesn’t everybody?! However, GIRLBOSS means so much more than just a term that designates a woman who’s in charge. GIRLBOSS is a movement. Being a GIRLBOSS means taking charge of your life, and it represents the women who are confident enough to pursue their own ambitions amidst the haters and naysayers. After all, women have to virtually fight their way into “boys clubs” across most industries, don’t they? Why not celebrate the women who are continuously proving everyone wrong? That’s what being a #GIRLBOSS is all about: empowering one another to fight for your dreams.

Speaking of badass women, Kollectin had an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G panel with Kollectin's very own Co-Founder & CEO, Nadia Lee, and Style Stars, Jezlan Moyet (Good Morning Lalaland) and Xandrea Garay (Ultimate Event Planning), about how to succeed as a #GIRLBOSS in the digital age. Check it out below - we promise it’s worth every second!

Don’t forget: you are smart, you are beautiful, and you can do anything you put your mind to. And after you hear the powerful words from these inspiring ladies, you can add #GIRLBOSS to that list, too!

Talk soon!

XOXO, 
Your Friends at Kollectin

Happy Birthday Los Angeles | Maya x Melios

Happy Birthday Los Angeles | Maya x Melios

Hey Lovely!

Did you know there's a BIG birthday today? That's right, the city of Los Angeles is turning 237!

We absolutely love Los Angeles, but we know we could be a little biased. After all, Kollectin is headquartered in LA LA Land! 

In honor of the City of Angels, Kollectin and Style Star Maya Hope Haider are releasing the delicate and oh so stylish Los Angeles Necklace designed by Melios.

If you don't know Maya, she's an LA girl with impeccable style, just look at her Instagram @mayahopehaider. Stunning, right? This babe LOVES LA, and we know she's not the only one. Whether you're surfing in Santa Monica, wine tasting in Malibu, shopping on Rodeo, hiking to the Hollywood sign, or hitting up an underground dance party in Silverlake, LA has something for everyone. It's as diverse as those who inhabit it. Whether you're here to land a job, chase a dream, or just to get some sun, Los Angeles is a melting pot of people and possibilities, and that's why we love it.

Speaking of possibilities, Melios is offering this stunning Los Angeles Necklace in both silver and gold. Choosing a color will be as difficult as deciding where to get brunch on a Sunday morning (but if you ask us, Pump in West Hollywood has the most charming ambiance). 

The Los Angeles Necklace not only represents the city itself, but it embodies the spirit of possibility this city has to offer. As we celebrate Los Angeles turning another year younger, let's also celebrate those who are continuously reaching for the stars. Cheers to the individuals who are persevering through life's challenges, to the dreamers and the doers whose aspirations are as big as the city they live in. 

Cheers to Los Angeles, and cheers to YOU babe!

You can shop the Los Angeles Necklace in Maya's Tiny Boutique, only on the Kollectin.

XOXO, 
Your Friends at Kollectin

The RaqC Necklace | Limited Edition Pre-Sale

The RaqC Necklace | Limited Edition Pre-Sale

Hey Gorgeous!

Do you know Kollectin Style Star, Radio & TV Personality, and dog lover, RaqC (pronounced like Foxy but with a R)? If you don't, you definitely want to! Follow her on Instagram @raqcsworld and be inspired by this #GIRLBOSS with a heart of gold. 

RaqC and Kollectin are launching her EXCLUSIVE and LIMITEDEDITION collection called The RaqC Collection. You will only find it at Kollectin, so you my friend, will have VIP access to the "Queen of Spanglish Media" and her new collection coming November 2018

And right now we are having a special pre-sale for The RaqC Necklace that she's wearing (doesn't she look FAB?). There are limited quantities and will sell out FAST. Get it while you can, Lovelies! 

Cheers!

XOXO, 
Your Friends at Kollectin

Designer Spotlight | Rebecca Minkoff

Designer Spotlight | Rebecca Minkoff

We at Kollectin are continuously inspired by fierce female leaders, and Rebecca Minkoff is no exception. Did you know that she moved to New York City to pursue a career in fashion when she was only 18 years old? Talk about inspiring! Her pioneering attitude and versatile style are why we're beyond excited to feature Rebecca Minkoff handbags on Kollectin!

We're especially obsessed with the Julian Backpack. This bag features adjustable straps and multiple pockets for all your work or weekend essentials. It's a bag that's as stylish and dynamic as you are! 

So if you have to go back to school or back to work, at least go back in style. After all, you can't go wrong with Millennial Pink or textured leather ;)

Shop more Rebecca Minkoff on Kollectin!

Style Star of the Month | July 2018 | Kaila Yu

Style Star of the Month | July 2018 | Kaila Yu

Here at Kollectin, we are always on the lookout for women who embrace the "Girl Boss" mantra. In particular, we like to recognize women who are followed and admired because they possess notable aspirations and influential lifestyles.   

One of Kollectin’s stand out Style Stars has been, writer and travel blogger, Kaila Yu. Kaila is indeed living her "Best Life" so much that she has been named Style Star of the month for July. Kaila is an accomplished scribe with credits in VICE, Skyscanner, Matador and Extra Crispy, among others. Her pieces are mainly focused on travel and food, but the stylish tastemaker also considers herself a fashionista, brand strategist, and cat lover. She has also co-founded lifestyle brand Nylon Pink and food brand NomList.  

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When it comes to being a Kollectin Style Star, in addition to being an ambassador for the brand, Kaila has her very own digital jewelry boutique that has been curated to reflect her own personal style. 

“I absolutely love the selection of jewelry within Kollectin,” said Kaila. “I am a statement jewelry type of girl, and Kollectin has an endless collection of dangling designs. There’s nothing better than having a new selection of jewelry every month to inspire all my outfit of the day choices!” 

Not one to shy away from the camera, Kaila often posts stunning images on her social media pages that feature many of her favorite Kollectin pieces. She gives credit to her photographer and fellow Style Star, Kiki Wongo and offers the tip, “The most important thing is lighting. A bit overcast is great, too sunny is not great for taking photos.” 

At the end of the day, travel is Kaila’s top passion. “I want to teach everyone that travel is accessible to everyone, and I plan on launching a course, teaching on how I built my travel career,” she said of her future plans and goals.  

Be on the lookout for more from Kaila, check out her Style Star of the Month feature, and to keep up with her style and travel escapades, follow her on Instagram

Kollectin Pop-Up Week Recap!

Kollectin Pop-Up Week Recap!

Here's a snippet of our memorable Pop-Up Week! Stay tuned for new videos and details from this special week of gorgeous jewelry, amazing styles, and empowerment panels from women of influence. We hope to meet everyone back at our next event, and look forward to seeing new faces as well!