Friday, August 08, 2008

Bargains from Jaguar Julie Designs eCrater Store

The time has sincerely passed for getting a bargain at my eCrater Store. Incorporating my 'passion for fashion' into my picks which include clothing, accessories, jewelry and some gift ideas. You'll find recognizable name brands along with one of my Eastern European favorite, Lalo Orna, the most amazing resin jewelry and accessories that are made in Bulgaria.

As I transitioned into my retirement from the corporate world, I opted to scale back a variety of my online activities. That included shuttering my eCrater Store that had been in existence for a very long time. Thanks to those of you who purchased designer items from my store. I hope that you are enjoying your fabulous finds.

REMEMBER: Be fashionable, be unique, be the best that you can be!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Are you in the tribe of Seth Godin

The word is already out now about Seth Godin's inviting a few to join a members-only tribe. Seth originally posted about this on his blog on July 29, 2008; however, when I found a fellow blogmistress's blog, she claimed to already be #505 on this list.

Well, I've yet to get word of my acceptance -- I read that they are coming out in 'batches' and that the response has been hearty to say the least. I've got the book Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us ordered from Amazon for $10.97 [oh, how I so love Amazon] and have gotten Amazon's confirmation that the book is due to be shipped earlier than expected.

A tribe for marketers, for leaders, for those focused on building communities or creating products or spreading ideas.
Word of the tribe couldn't come at a better time for me in that I'm ready to tackle the next phase of the social media platform.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Back to school never looked this good

Back to school never looked this good in my day and age. Looking back to when I was in grade school, I can honestly say that I don't recall anyone having a backpack. Heck, backpacks -- if they were around back then -- were meant for camping and hiking, but not as an accessory for carrying books. If I were in school today, I would surely have several different backpacks to stylize with my daily fashions.

Much to my delight, I found a designer, Kara Buttimer, who definitely gets it when you are talking about incorporating fashion, style and functionality into backpacks. In 2003, she founded the brand of KaraB for her line of laptop bags and backpacks. As she has past that dreaded 5-year mark for designers, Kara Buttimer is doing a great job of capturing a market share with her stylish accessories.

She's kept her line to just four different bag styles ...
Each style has special features to make it even more useful than the usual bag—from adjustable shoulder straps to styles that convert from a briefcase to a backpack. Using easy-to-care-for fabrics that range from neon bright faux patent leathers to sophisticated tweeds, every season offers a new collection of fabulous fabrics and colors.

Check out the Best Backpacks out there on Amazon.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Neoprene lunch tote and handbag

What's made of neoprene and can transition from a lunch tote to a handbag? For those of you who like to blend a little fashion in a lunch tote, may I recommend the Gourmet Getaway Tote from Built NY! This has got to be the coolest neoprene tote available on the market today. If you're a giant squid or scuba diver, you probably hace a wetsuit that is made of neoprene. Can you imagine that resourceful inventor who decided to try neoprene as a waterproof fabric in fashion accessories? Wow, I'd like to meet that guy ... or gal.

Well, back to the getaway tote ... it's practical and versatile in that you can transition it from your lunch tote to a handbag in case it's a rainy day. I'm thinking it'd work really well at Jaguars' games as it always seems to rain in the end zone. There's a handy soft gripper style handle along with that necessary interior pocket for your cellphone, blackberry, wallet, lipstick or keys! When not in use, it flattens for easy storage or packing in your suitcase! It comes in a Mars color of brown for men and a Venus color of cranberry red for the ladies. I've got to get a couple of these and see if they'll work to carry my Amazon Kindle.