Spring into Summer with Very Valero & Essie
With Winter weather almost behind us, it’s that time of year again when we start shedding our winter clothing opting for lighter fabrics in “it” colours of the season. For many of us (or maybe just me), it’s also a rude awakening that mayhaps our Winter hibernation resulted in some Winter pounds and thus last years Spring/Summer wardrobe isn’t looking so hot. Insert sad face here. Fear not my fashion and beauty friends, because you know what’s one size fits all and will never let you down? Jewellery!
Recently, I’ve had the absolute pleasure of getting to know an incredibly talented Toronto based jewellery designer—Very Valero. After returning from Spain in 2009, Very Valero found herself longing for Spanish fashion and accessories that were no longer accessible in her every day life. What’s a jewellery junkie to do? She began designing pieces for herself and after an overwhelming response from friends and Torontonian’s alike, Very Valero came to be and a jewellery brand featuring beautiful, unique designs that won’t break the bank was born.
Inspired by any and everything, this self-taught jewellery maven believes that “it’s like we are each a canvas, our own art director and can determine what kind of ‘art’ we display on ourselves to bring that extra je ne sais quoi.” What gives her the most pleasure in her career as a jewellery designer? The love and support from clients and feeling like she’s creating a piece of art for someone, allowing them to express themselves via fashion accessories. Releasing two major collections per year (Spring & Winter), Very Valero designs can be purchased at Gussied Up (Toronto), Gussied Up (New Market—Opening Soon), Ritual Salon (King West Toronto) and Sage Salon + Spa (Tecumseh). Infatuated with what you see but don’t live in Ontario? Don’t sweat it because designs can be purchased online directly. Just head to veryvalero.com or contact her directly at email@example.com. I also highly recommend following her on Facebook, Twitter (@veryvalero) and Instagram (@veryvalero) as she’s always posting new and sometimes one of a kind designs that you can snap up before anyone else. Also, if you’re in the Toronto area check out Very Valero at her Spring into Summer sale at Gussied Up (Toronto) on April 28, the Mavrik Wine Bar Market Sale on May 4 or Art in the Park in Windsor, Ontario on June 1-2.
Anyone interested in winning some swag? I’ve teamed up with Very Valero and Essie for an amazing giveaway where we’ll have not one, but two winners! Very Valero’s Spring 2013 Meshed Up necklace in Mint and Coral are a must have for every jewellery junkie and what better way to give them away than with their inspiration Essie nail polishes— Mint Candy Apple and Tart Deco. The perfect pairing, these polishes are in line with Spring/Summer hot colour trends and coordinate with the necklaces to boot. As an added bonus, each winner will also receive two polishes from Essie’s current Resort Collection. Enter below for your chance to win either the Mint or Coral Necklace and Essie prize pack and you too can be ready to Spring into Summer with must-have jewellery and polishes.
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