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You’re About to Learn 10 Tips On How Increase a Woman’s Visual Appeal

March 30th, 2014 - Posted by The Passionate Collector

Whether it’s work, play or gadding about…there’s a lot of pressure on us women to look our best at all times. The pressure can be especially tough at the change of the seasons with so many decisions to make about what to wear and how to accessorize. After decades dressing for work and play, I’ve figured out that it doesn’t have to be so hard. In fact, you can learn how to avoid the biggest mistakes women make when trying to be fashionable at our upcoming workshop with Kay Hunter on April 10th.

Kay is a nationally acclaimed fashion consultant and personal image coach and she will be at The Passionate Collector in Newport Coast to share with us what’s hot for spring and how to easily and cost-effectively incorporate fashion and accessory trends into our current wardrobe.

I personally invite you to join me at our Smart Spring Style event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 10th at The Passionate Collector in Newport Coast at 21115 Newport Coast Drive. Appetizers and cocktails will be served.

Reserve your seat to learn how to increase your own visual appeal at:

When you RSVP today, I will email you info on the 3 biggest fashion blunders women make. This valuable information will have you looking better and feeling more confident the very next time you go to your closet.

I look forward to seeing you soon and till then…sparkle on!

Susan Shieldkret

The Passionate Collector


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Modernism In Translation

March 25th, 2014 - Posted by The Passionate Collector


Treisi is the perfect combination of fine craftsmanship, looks, and value, representing the newest trends featured on the runways and amazing price points that makes any piece of Treisi jewelry a keeper!

The ideal Spring/Summer accessories, Treisi pieces can be worn alone for a light, feminine touch to an outfit, or paired with multiple necklaces to make a bold statement. The handmade jewelry — all made in Austin, Texas — is perfect for anyone who wants a delicate or layered look that is very organic and modern.

The designer says,
“All of our designs are meant to be worn everyday. We create lightweight, dainty, elegant, and classy pieces which are flattering and timeless in an understated way.”
and they are flying off our shelves.


See the entire collection at:

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Staying tuned to current fashion trends is a smart move that can increase your success.

March 21st, 2014 - Posted by The Passionate Collector

Freshness is in the air! We love spring because it’s filled with the hope and promise of good things (in small packages) to come.  It’s the time of year we reserve a weekend to clean out our closets and take inventory of what’s working and what’s not…so we can go shop!

Did you know that when meeting new people, 55% of the impact comes from the way the person dresses when they walk through the door?  How you look says a lot about who you are and it’s important to keep a current style – even if you’re a classic girl. Staying in tune with trends is easy if you have the right resources and The Passionate Collector is committed to keeping you on the cutting edge of fashion with timely tips and usable education.

On April 10th we are hosting a free educational seminar so that you can learn all about the trends for spring.  Image Consultant and speaker, Kay Hunter will be on hand to talk about current styles and smart ways to look fashionable, without replacing your entire wardrobe.

In the meantime, here are a few tips to get you thinking about what’s hot this spring!

  • Fringe is In!  With sweeping, graceful movement fringe is making its way to the top of the fashion charts.  Adorning everything from bags to shoes to necklaces and earrings, fringe is the icing on the cake.  Fringe has benefits too – it makes a statement, shows off your spunk and can be worn in many versatile ways.  Fringes come in all shapes and sizes so you can find a piece that matches your own style.
  • Black and White – Clothing this spring is taking a minimalist turn.  Black and white backdrops really allow your jewelry to be the pop in your outfit – so of course we love it!
  • Orange is the New Black! It’s not just a mini-series – it’s a fact.  Orange is everywhere this season and it’s red HOT! Like red, orange communicates energy and excitement but on the fun and lighter side of passion.  There’s a good shade of orange for everyone and you can go bold with jackets and tops, or use orange opal, sapphire, garnet and carnelian gemstones to showcase the color and bring an effervescent POP to your look.
We have so much information to share and I hope you will join us on April 10th to find out more about how to use spring trends to create relevant style and improve your impact EVERYWHERE you go!



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Be on the Fringe of Fashion

March 20th, 2014 - Posted by The Passionate Collector

Contemporize your look with a bit of the past. Drawing on the free-spirited elegance of the 20′s, tassels and fringe are all the rage this spring. Fringe is fun, flirty and slimming – an easy choice for creating a fresh and remarkable look this season.

Timeless fashion meets modern art with this fabulous Fringe necklace.

This one-of-a-kind necklace is made with gorgeous tea-stained freshwater pearls and features a beautiful emerald Swarovski crystal pendant made with gold-plated, hand-polished brass. Pair with these stunning pearl drops for a little classic, with an edge.

Majestic fringe fashion.

Inspired by the beauty of the royal designs, this jewelry is reminiscent of a bygone era of royal palaces and princely extravagance. These fringe earrings come from a unique and exciting collection of semi precious stones set in gold-plated silver. The earrings pair well with a simple necklace or a statement cuff as shown here.

Isharya fringe

Fringe ON!

Isharya’s fringe collection helps give a little bit of edge and attitude to your ensemble, while making you look effortlessly cool. Coveted by celebrities, editors and fashionistas around the globe, Isharya’s intricate and handcrafted jewelry embodies a unique fusion of California chic and Bollywood Glam aesthetics.  This collection is created with blue lapis in18k gold-plated brass. Wear either of these remarkably cool pieces with a great cuff.


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RUSH into Spring

March 11th, 2014 - Posted by The Passionate Collector


The Passionate Collector Jewelry Bags and Cases Umbrellas

Flamboyant and edgy, the  Rush ollection by Denis and Charles makes a statement….

That is perfectly aligned for this Spring. The pastels, the tassels, the bling all work with the trends in clothing right now.

Rush’s hand-made product is often crocheted and with such beauty that is draws you to it every time.

The current collection will become a mainstay of your wardrobe, guaranteed.

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