We are absolutly dying and freaking out over Elisa Mazzone’s girlie illustrations. Our fave part is how Elisa displays her own personality through her lovely ladies! Sometimes it feels like they will come to life.
Elisa Mazzone, an Australian stylist, graphic designer, and illustrator has influenced audiences throughout the world. Now based in London, her work is featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Madison, and East Living Magazines, as well as gracing covers of inimitable Hallmark cards in the UK.
Are you feeling inspired yet?
The BellJar girls are obsessed with Tarot. We just can’t get enough. Somedays it feels hard to even make a decision without consulting our cards!
So we thought today we would dig a little deeper and explore the history of these magical cards and share our finding with all you darlings out there.
Tarots are composed of 78 cards that are each unique with its own tarot card meaning. The history of the Tarot dates back to the mid 15th century where these playing cards were used in various parts of Europe and were used to play a group of card games such as Italian tarocchini and French tarot. The Tarots have also found use by mystics and occultists as a map of mental and spiritual pathways.
Tarot cards are used throughout Europe to play card games. In English speaking countries, Tarot cards are now used for divinatory purposes.
So open your mind, draw a card, and have fun on your journey…and if you need a rad deck, and a book to expain how to go about reading these cards- check out the Wild Unknown Tarot Cards that we carry here at BellJar illustrated by Kim Krans. They are filled with magic!! And are great for seasoned readers or those totally new to the Tarot.
Shop The Wild Unknown Tarot Cards here!
Do like girls who rock? If so, we would like you to meet Deap Vally. Deap Vally is a rock n’ roll band consisting of Lindsey Troy (vocals & guitar) and Julie Edwards (drums). The girls originally met in a needlepoint class in Los Angeles, bonded over their love for the blues, and started the sassy band that is Deap Vally. With a sound parallel to The Black Keys and Jack White, Deap Vally has made a presence in the rock n’ roll world with the release of their first single “Gonna Make My Own Money” shortly followed by their debut album Get Deap. Their music careers as Deap Vally started in 2011, but since then Deap Vally has traveled internationally to play shows and can be seen playing at many popular festivals this summer. What can we say, we love girls who rock. Check out what these ladies of rock n’ roll are all about.
Hey girls, come check out our upcoming trunk show, meet two of our favorite design darlings and view their latest collections of jewelry and apparel.
Joining us on Friday, June 14th from 6pm – 9pm will be jewelry designer Adina Mills from Los Angeles, who will be displaying her newest line of rings and necklaces and clothing designer Jemma Swatek from Lykke Wullf, who draws inspiration from the desert landscape and vintage patterns. This combination of unique, ‘wearable art’ jewelry and desert inspired apparel will set the tone for an evening of art and fashion that you will not want to miss.
In conjunction with the trunk show, we will be selling all new summer apparel at 20% off! Featuring the brands of Pink Stitch, Blackheart, Greylin, Charlie Jade, Funktional, Dolce Vita, and more.
Of course we will serve refreshments and there will be plenty of glamour and music!
See you there, darlings!
Can’t wait till the trunk show? Feel free to check out these collections and shop online now!
Yoga To The People: Yoga For Everyone
Yoga To The People is a donation based yoga organization that seeks to make the practice of yoga available to anyone and everyone. Nowadays, yoga classes can be quite expensive, but Yoga To The People’s donation based studios encourage people to get out and practice yoga as often as they can at a price that is right for them. On days that you can donate more, donate more; on days that your wallet is feeling a little stressed, that’s okay, too. Yoga To The People has studios in several locations, where studios are becoming more and more popular with the support of many community members who simply want to practice yoga, whether it is for fitness, health, or for their spiritual well-being, all that matters is that people get on the mat. Check out Yoga To The People’s website for more information about the practice, locations, and teacher training opportunities.
Ever since seeing Wild Belle perform at Coachella 2013, I have been hooked. Wild Belle, a band composed of siblings Elliot and Natalie Bergman from Chicago, just released their debut album Isles in March. The album, inspired by soul, jazz, and reggae sounds is the perfect soundtrack for a day of lounging in the park or by the beach, walking through the streets of San Francisco, or driving in your car with the windows down. The band not only has a great sound, but also great style. Some of my favorite songs right now are “It’s Too Late”, “Another Girl” and, of course, Wild Belle’s first single, “Keep You”. The band will be gracing audiences with their funky sound throughout the rest of the festival season at festivals such as Lollapalooza and Outside Lands. Check out their website and tunes, we promise they won’t disappoint.
This Monday, May 20th at 10AM PDT Coachella 2014 pre-sale tickets will be up for grabs. No, the line up for 2014′s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will not be released for months to come, but you know it will be awesome. The perk of purchasing pre-sale tickets is that not only do you get a Coachella ticket but there is also a payment plan option. Set your alarms on Monday because these pre-sale tickets are sure to sell out quick.
These are two of our Favorite LA Designers and we are so happy to have received boxes of their pretty frocks, blouses and more, and the big surprise is, we get to sell them at a discount! So it’s probably in your best interest to get down to BellJar super early on Friday and get first pick on these lovely items. Oh and did I mention there will be champagne? What kind of hosts do you think we are. Of course we have champagne. XOXO See you saturday-
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You all know how much the Darling’s of BellJar adore all things, sparkly, glittery and mystical. We decided to round up a group of our favorite designers and give you the chance to meet them and preview their newest pieces. On hand to feature and discuss their newest designs and pieces, will be Kristin Linney from What About Phoenix and Lauren Lester from While Odin Sleeps. We will also be featuring special and new pieces from Mikinora out of Italy and locally made pieces from Claire Hummel.
COME SHOP SATURDAY MARCH 30TH AT AN ALL DAY JEWELRY TRUNK SHOW EVENT!
In conjunction with the trunk show, we will be selling all new spring apparel! Featuring the brands of Pink Stitch, Blackheart, Greylin, Charlie Jade, Funktional, Ponyride, Lykke Wullf and more.
Of course we will serve champagne and there will be music and glamour. We don’t like to disappoint!