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Start them off young with these orGLAMic bloomers by Seven Smooches. These individually hand-crafted bloomers are all unique, one-of-kind pieces made of reclaimed oxford shirts, flour and feed sacks to preciously cover up your small one’s diapers.  But just because they are precious doesn’t mean that they aren’t practical as well – these bloomers can easily be thrown straight into the washing machine with all your other laundry.  Click here to buy a pair (or two!) just in time for your child’s summertime romps, and here to peruse the various hand-made collections, including adorable stuffed animals and baby blankets.

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While any true orGLAMic follower knows that we have an aversion to too much color, all rules went out the window upon discovering the Chictorian Chair by G-I-N Designs.  Brooklyn-based Orlando Dominguez carefully handcrafts this delightful explosion of eco-friendly color to create unique, one-of-a-kind pieces.  He begins by locally sourcing chairs from antique dealers, estate sales and private owners, gathers materials from decommissioned leathers and suedes no longer utilized by New York handbag designers, and then drapes and assembles the ‘scraps’ on the stripped frame which is sanded and painted with zero-VOC acrylic water-based paint.  Click here to learn more about G-I-N Designs: a furniture/sculpture/art lifestyle brand and studio.

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I was surprised to find that I hadn’t posted about uber-orGLAMic jewelry line Sid Vintage yet, as it has been on my radar for quite some time now! But, with my birthday around the corner, I figured it was time to drop some not-so-subtle hints.  Venice, CA-based jewelry designer Nanci Bennett carefully scours flea markets and then repurposes her findings by hand into hip bracelets, necklaces and earrings, giving them a new life and breath.  I am always a fan of chunky baubles to compliment a simple ensemble, and the bracelet above is orGLAMic heaven to me.  Click here to browse all the fantastic collections.

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Add a little pizzaz to your holiday attire with orGLAMic baubles from handmade jewelry line Elva Fields.  Since 2003, designer Emily Wheat Maynard has scoured local and far-flung markets, auctions, and shops for unusual vintage and antique pieces.  The treasured finds are then reconfigured and incorporated in unexpected, timeless designs that are sure to make any orGLAMic reader squeal with delight.  The earrings pictured above are made of faceted vintage brass beads clustered together to create a big and bold look to any outfit.  Personally, I think they would look great with a black cowl neck sweater and jeans combo and hair in a casual, messy updo.  Click here to browse the collections for orGLAMic finds, or here to locate a local retailer near you.

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burningtorchSometimes, companies offer such great products that they get an orGLAMic shout-out more than once!  Burning Torch is one of those companies.  Last year, I couldn’t resist their recycled cashmere striped sweaters for men, and today the chill in the Southern California air is making me think about how great a Recycled Cashmere Hoodie would feel.  There are 30 styles of sweaters -from cardigans to vests- that are made out of repurposed, vintage cashmere.  Click here to browse the women’s selection and here for the men’s options.  Either way, these orGLAMic fashions are sure to keep you (and loved ones, if you’re already holiday shopping!) orGLAMically warm.

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DLCOnce in a while I find an orGLAMic product that I absolutely have to write about right away!  The repurposed vintage baubles by Dirty Librarian Chains are one of those love-at-first-sight items.  Uber-talented designer Susan Domelsmith deconstructs and reconfigures vintage chains, through draping, knotting and tangling, into new designs that can be worn with everything from a black formal gown (perfection!) to a white T-shirt and jeans (double perfection!)  Click here to browse the current collection, which includes necklaces, bracelets, rings, sunglass chains and cinchers. Available internationally in shops such as Harvey Nichol’s and Filly,  you can snag a made-to-order orGLAMic piece for yourself by clicking here.

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Picture 8If your father is more of a suit and tie kind of guy, why not help spruce up his wardrobe with an orGLAMic piece by Kirsten Muenter?  The San Francisco-based jeweler creates a wide variety of jewelry made from a wide range of eco-conscious materials.  Using mostly repurposed and found objects (from bowling balls to vintage pearl jewelry,) in addition to stones bough from small family owned mines, the designer insists that we be conscious consumers while enjoying her beautiful orGLAMic pieces.  In addition, all the sterling silver in her latest line is 100% recycled content.  My favorite orGLAMic item on the website are these one-of-a-kind cufflinks made of fossilized dinosaur bone and recycled sterling silver.  Click here to browse the entire orGLAMic collection.

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