17 May 2012

Close to our Heart

St. Andrews Girls: The Other Guys Charity Single
I got a tweet today from a friend of mine whose niece is a member of the University of St. Andrews Capella Group, The Other Guys.  She sent me their just released music video...it is FABULOUS!

It's entitled "St Andrews Girls" and it's a parody of Katy Perry's "California Girls".  All of the proceeds from the single, sold on their website OtherGuys.Co.Uk, will go to Breast Cancer Care, a UK charity that supports Breast Cancer research and runs a support network throughout the UK.
You must click on this video and listen to the whole song.  You are going to love it!
This inspired us to highlight our Shop 4 the Cure Collection on Etsy! Proceeds from the sale of these hand crafted fashion accessory items will benefit breast cancer research via cancer.org 
Jacquard Silk and Rayon Shawl
This gorgeous silk/rayon jacquard shawl has a gorgeous texture, and the saturated pastel shade of soft petal pink is so perfectly flattering. 26x80 inches, it's large enough to be a shawl, yet lightweight to wrap euro style at the neck, this is the perfect versatile accessory year round. Wear it cowl like with a suit or drape it around your shoulders with your little black dress. 
Screenshot1 of Joyflower's Shop 4 the Cure Collection on Etsy
Coral Pink Scarflette
Jewelry elements combined with silk and semi precious stone charm makes this an ultra-versatile accessory that may be worn around the neck or around the waist. The chain and 5/8" charm add just the right weight to make it drape perfectly as a kerchief, or doubled around as a soft necklace. 
Crepe de chine poppy poncho
This luxurious one of a kind 45" square silk crepe de chine scarf is the "sister" to https://www.etsy.com/listing/81400706. Wear this gorgeous poncho over anything from a bathing suit to a camisole, summer dress, etc. Graphic black outlines and centers provide visual interest to this botanical design featuring bold pink dogwood flowers against an olive green background.
Fringed Shawl
This spring fashion accessory is fashioned from bias cut habutai adorned with luxurious hand tied silk fringe. This orange and hot pink shawl is so versatile, similar to the classic belly dancing hip scarf style (sans shiny objects)! Chic and sexy around your shoulders, or draped at the neck or hips. The bias cut has the effect of perfecting your figure with a lovely drape, it flows over curves and fits like a dream. 
Screenshot2 of Joyflower's Shop 4 the Cure Collection on Etsy
Fashionable, softly delightful and very wearable boa is approx 50" on a silk ribbon.

This fabulous deconstructed accessory is made from tasseled silk mesh and luxurious triple layered chiffon. A luxe blend of chocolate brown and vibrant magenta pink. 
Fuchsia & Chocolate Brown Silk Boa

Spring Romance Wedding - Silk Flower Headband

Soft orchid pink jacquard silk rose has a vintage bakelite earring studded with AB rhinestones at it's center. Vintage rayon lattice ribbon is laced with pretty taupe bias ribbon and antique pewter chain is finished with a vintage mother of pearl bead. 

One of a kind wearable art accessory is feminine and versatile and on trend with spring wedding fashions. May be worn as a collar/necklace or as a headband. 


  1. this is great!!!! reminds me of the old monkees music skits..

  2. Enjoyed the piece - but loved the various items you highlight, Joy, even more!


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