August 24, 2009

Candace Ang jewelry featured on Refinery29

"Beat the Doldrums Out Of Your Summer Outfits with Tasseled Accessories" by Connie Wang

If you're like us and the only thing on your mind when you get dressed in the morning is whether you'll die from heatstroke in your outfit, the August stretch might be putting a damper on your creativity. On-trend yet unexpectedly hip, tasseled accessories are a breezy way to add some zest to your shorts-and-tee uniform. Whether it's a curtain-tie knotted around your waist or a gaggle of mini tufts adorning your neck, tassels are great little accents to liven up an outfit. Check out our picks of the best dusters trimmings in shops now!

Above, from left: look from Karen Walker resort '10; Candace Ang bracelet, $145, available at

August 09, 2009

Candace Ang for Margarita Saplala SS2010

I'm chilling up in the Great White North while my cohorts in New York are busy shooting the look book for the awesome Margarita Saplala Spring/Summer 2010 Collection.

While I was drinking beer and watching the UFC championship on Pay Per View last night (yes all glamour goes out the window when in Canada!) those crazy kids were getting together the new jewelry I designed for Margarita's new collection debuting this September.

Check out some pieces from her FW 2009 collection to get an idea of what she does best - super simple layers, essential silk dresses, and digital prints in cool colors....

I can't show you the jewelry yet but from what I hear everyone is loving it over there! Earlier in the summer, Margarita came for a visit to my studio and we went over styles and the graphics for her great printed silks. With her ideas and inspiration, I put together a really fun and easy collection of lucite and silver jewelry to go with her new pieces. Think bold geometric shapes, fabric wrapped chains and a multitude of prints!

The jewelry will be available online and in stores soon! Margarita Saplala is available at Barney's New York and at select boutiques across the US. Also check out her new website and super cool webstore!

August 08, 2009

August 06, 2009

LA Style, Candace Ang in WWD!

The City of Angels is getting a slew of attention these days from style makers and trend spotters around the world. WWD featured our Ruffian Necklaces in a editorial yesterday all about Los Angeles and the hit show revival Melrose Place!

Check out an except from the article below:

“I think it’s a good time for Los Angeles to be recognized in terms of design,” says costume designer Emma Trask, a celebrity and editorial stylist who uses local resources such as Erica Davies, Louis Verdad, Lloyd Klein, Cosa Nostra and Elise Overland in addition to Jean Paul Gaultier, ChloĆ©, Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga and Lanvin on the show. “The city is full of different looks, and each girl was set up to be very different stylewise.” (for more click here)

Our luscious nude silk Ruffian Bibs on Melrose Place actress Katie Cassidy

August 04, 2009

Iosselliani Jewelry and my style idol....

There are very few jewelry lines that I like, let alone LOVE....which is part of the reason why I started my own company, so I could make all the stuff I couldn't get anywhere! But there is one collection I have been stalking (literally) for the last few years and that is IOSSELLIANI. They deserve full capital letters for my shout out. I am honored to be at the same showroom as them and to have met the designer before...she is so fantastic!

Iosselliani images from W29 Showroom

This insanely cool Italian line is coveted by all the It girls and Fashionistas. All the pieces are a perfect blend of chic and effortless style and never scream trendy, just coooooool. Just like my style idol, Kate Lanphear in her finest leather and skinnies....

photo montage courtesy of Polyvore

Her effortless rock and roll style is exactly how I love to dress when I am in New York. In Los Angeles I tend to get more girly wearing printed mini dresses and heels but that's just in the summer. I'm already thinking of a new fall wardrobe....and its still 85 degrees out there!

typical summer dressing: Thompson Rooftop ~ Candace Ang SS2010 Gold Tunnel Necklaces, Vintage Locket from a flea market in New York, F21 mini flower printed dress, F21 super wide belt, my requisite pretty blonde friend, and who is that in the background??? ha.

Its great to have other designers to look up to. It keeps me motivated and excited about fashion and the possibilties for my company in the future! As much as I love what I do, I always am looking for ways to do it BETTER.

Hope you guys are having a great week!
Full moon eclipse tomorrow! Whoah...