Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Carole Tanenbaum Collaboration Day 1

Carole Tanenbaum is just the coolest vintage collector around! We were sooooo excited when we met her last month because we always see her name in magazines like Vogue, W, Elle, Glamour, Marie Claire and Flare! She is the most fabulous and sweetest woman with the most impeccable taste! We totally understand why every major stylist around the world wants to work with Carole, and why the celebs are always so excited to wear her vintage.

Carole hand picks all of the pieces and she has over 20,000 pieces in her collection! Her jewelry pieces aren't just vintage pieces, they are masterpieces that she sells exclusively around the world to department stores and boutiques. Michelle Obama wore Carole Tanenbaum vintage to the Inauguration with Isabel Toledo's yellow dress! And when Sarah Jessica Parker gets all dolled up for Sex and The City events, she wear's Carole Tanenbaum Vintage. Other clients include, Lindsay Lohan, Gwenyth Paltrow, Nelly Furtdado, and Natalie Portman. How fabulous is that!

So when we met, we just hit if off right away! We had sooooo much to talk about because she has been collecting vintage jewelry for over 25 years! And you know our obsession with vintage! We collect clothes from all around the world and always need accessories to wear! So, we went to her studio and it blew our mind! We had sore throats from screaming about her jewelry when we left.

Carole's amazing collection includes trays and trays and trays of EVERYTHING you could imagine: Bakelite, figural pins, Scottish Victorian jewelry, Czech pieces and designer stamped jewels by some of the most important design houses throughout North America and Europe, including Chanel, Trifari, Haskell, Schiapparelli, Hobe, Boucher and many others. She also color co-ordinates all of the vintage jewelry so that it looks like Candyland in her showroom.

We were honoured when Carole asked us to do a collaboration together. It's a dream come true when you can wear GORGEOUS eclectic jewelry with an outfit!!! Carole is re-launching her online website today! YAY! She has amazing jewelry and it's so much fun to shop vintage with her! So click HERE to check it out and shop! To join her facebook page click HERE! Here is a picture of Carole at her studio!

Samantha- Wearing Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection

Dress- Vintage cow print dress (no label) from Hells Kitchen Flea Market in NYC
Vest- Vintage African vest by Shep's Nubian Fashion from Vintage store called Marmalade in NYC
Belt- Louis Vuitton belt from Louis Vuitton store in Toronto
Necklace- Vintage Carole Tanenbaum necklace from Carole Tanenbaum website
Bracelets- Vintage Carole Tanenbaum bakelite bracelets from Carole Tanenbaum website
Rings- Vintage Carole Tanenbaum rings from Carole Tanenbaum website
Shoes- Brown's boot from Brown's store in Toronto and Cast from Doc :)

The Look: Carole Tanenbaum Collaboration + Tribal Rhythm

Fun Fact: This necklace was the first piece that I saw when I walked into Carole's studio! I am soo obsessed with the mini pearls around the brown stones. I also loved how Gladiator and African warrior princess it was that I decided to base my whole look around this necklace and feeling. I styled it with African looking Bakelite bracelets that are different colors that have a 70's kind of feel. I loved the wooden bracelets with them. I also put on some amber rings and an owl ring with green eyes. I definitely think Iris Apfel would approve this look! Pin It Now!


Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

Hi thanks for the comment at The Girlie Blog! You have a very cute blog. I am joining you girls' adventure in following this blog.

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Amazing collection of jewelry!!! great dress!!! Have great day!!!!!

Ray said...

amazing jewelry!

Jodi said...

Thanks for the visit to my blog.. holy I love the outfit you are wearing.. I love the ethnic edge to it.. and the jewelry is amazing!! I love it big time!! You always have the BEST outfits!!

Anonymous said...

That necklace and those rings are wonderful!

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Peta Rudd said...

So gorgeous!

Serena P. said...

It' s fantastic!

Collette Osuna said...

SHes amazing..Id go totally NUTS in there!!! FABULOUS mixing of the prints...love love love the necklace...sigh.....

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Glamourborn said...

Iris Apfel WOULD approve and so does the Glamajesty in Sydney, Australia. Some other news:
1. I want to eat your logo. It looks delectable.
2. I am a vintage hound and cannot believe Carole's loot.
3. There's something so kitch about the way you all put your posts together. It's unashamed and dare I say, very Aussie! J'adore.
4. I've always wanted sisters. So I'm already pretending your mine. In a non-creepy way.

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Anna Grostina said...

So creative! I love the new header too!

Samantha Erin said...

Thanks for the comment ladies! You've got fabulous style. I wish I could pull off some of the things you do!

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| l e n e r d | said...

Galliano: speechless!
damn Sam! looking exquisite
all that jewelry really works 4 you!
love you my girls
(btw i was LATE to follow you!)
lots of hugs from your nerd!

Tanvi said...

Woah! That's an amazing collection! I am drooling all over ... and your outfit is so exquisite :) I love it!

Imo said...

O my days amazing! Samantha is rocking those crutches too I tells ya! Congratulations ladies this is truly awesome. BIG love x

Imo said...

P.S> I cant belive you lived in NY for 10 years!?? Jealous? Much.

Bri said...

What an amazing opportunity! So lucky! The jewelry is all so gorgeous, how to choose!

Bri said...

What an amazing opportunity! So lucky! The jewelry is all so gorgeous, how to choose!

Debora said...

hey girls :)
thank you for your lovely lovely comment in my blog ! I was soooooo pleased reading it because I love your blog and I follow you everyday :D so I was really excited !

Great post, I LOVE IT !
I love these jewellery and omg... these clothes are FABOULOUS ! I'm really words within <3
your great !

can't wait for your next post

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tiffany said...

ooh i love the jewelry!
thank you so much for your lovely comment :)

Woods said...

that necklace is pretty awesome! love how you style it so beautiful wow man

have a great day!

wobblinbetty said...

this is an amazing post! love the jewelry and your outfit!

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Her pieces are amazing. A bit out of my price range but fun to browse and lust. Very cool blog by the way. Love your looks.
Thanks for visiting mine.


this free bird said...

You're collab'ing w/Carole? Yahooooo!! You go girls!!

Anything Bakelite is a DREAM...and wooden bracelets...YES!!

WORK IT! Work that boot! hehe, but are you okay??


stylenuggets said...

Total gorgeousness! Love the styling here. Checking out her website now-thanks

Courtney Erin said...

That is so amazingly cool - and the photos were fantastic! I'm off to haunt her website!

xoxo ~ Courtney

Tanya Dempsey said...

I love your stunning outfit! So much fun! And yes, what an honor! Very cool...


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Stacey said...

Gorgeous!Gorgeous! Will have to check out the site and thank you for your lovely comment! XX

Preity lama Tamang said...

Omg..Those Vintage pieces are to die for...And i can see why ur eyes fell on that necklace..They are breath taking..AND u look GORGEOUS on that dress..

Sanny said...

You are so right! This lady definitely has amazing vintage accessories store! Thanks for sharing them. The details are amazing! I'm so happy just by staring at them LOL

Have an awesome one, darl (:

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BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Holy crap. That necklace is freaking amazing!

coco kailee said...

Soooo digging your mix of prints and colors, Samantha. Seriously! <3

StellaCollector said...

Hi from another blogger in Australia, I love your blog!!
I just started mine but please come have a look I collect vintage anything and I have a huge collection of vintage designer shoes that I will post about soon, I also have a massive vintage jewellery collection not quite as big as Carole Tanenbaum but at least the biggest in Aussie not to mention one of the biggest in the world I would say.... maybe 1000 pieces I will be posting photos of my selling cases one day soon I only sell in a small town at the moment but things are starting to get outa control maybe I need to contact Carole
Cheers from Aussie