Friday, July 13, 2012

How do I care for my Oxidized Silver or 14K Gold Vermeil pieces?

How do I care for my Oxidized Silver or 14K Gold Vermeil pieces?

Both oxidized silver and 14K gold vermeil pieces have undergone a special surface treatment and they must be handled differently that regular silver or gold. Never use any abrasive methods to clean these pieces, (including jewelry cloths!) as these will remove the surface treatment all together. The best way to care for these pieces is to rub them gently with a soft cloth (cotton jersey is great) lengthwise in one direction. If they remain dull or have residue on them you can first soak them in warm soapy water and gently go over the area with your fingers and then pat dry thoroughly (never rub). 

Over time with frequent wear, the surface treatment will wear and take on a patina which some people love, as it gives a unique character to each piece. However any piece can easily and affordably be brought back to its original look by re-doing the surface treatment process. 

If you have any questions or are interested in having this process re-done feel free to us!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Oh My Stars and Garters!

oda sock gartersWhen days turn to nights add an exquisite accessory to your summer dress like leggings, socks garters, or gloves.
Wear these garters in full view or as thigh highs for a peekaboo looksock garters - stars
Add some silvery sparkles of moonlight.....
oda accessories

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Summer dress time!

San Fran is sunny as a chirping canary.

Dress and leaf ruffle bloomers by Culture Consumer

Sunday, May 20, 2012

one braid, two braids, three braids full

unexpected third braid adds sophistication to a girly do...

bright neon and ethnic touches turn up the volume on a neutral colored dress

the clothing says "prim" but the styling says "not-so-proper"  

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Mission Statement Style

The TMS ladies love bartering with one another, who wouldn't? Today Vanessa and Estrella are wearing their versions of each other's signature styles: asymmetrical dresses by estrella tadeo* and jewelry by Vanessa Gade.

Vanessa keeps it clean

Estrella layers textures

What we are wearing:
Vanessa: Loppy dress by estrella tadeo*
Demi Selene necklace - DSN102SS by Vanessa Gade
Estrella: Samira Marled sweater by estrella tadeo*
Inner Circle necklace - ICN105OGF by Vanessa Gade
Hand Woven Scarf by estrella tadeo*