Hand Woven...With Love From Nepal: GIVEAWAY.

There are some amazing people out there doing amazing things.  Ashley is one of those people.  With a familiar case of wanderlust and adventure, this lovely lady spent eight months traveling the world and exploring all it had to offer.  During her travels, she went to Nepal where she was introduced to the Women's Skill Development Organization (WSDO) and was taken by the people and their work. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/48191647]

This organization in a non-profit celebrating the country's beautiful traditional handicrafts, providing training to underprivileged women in order to help them learn to become self-reliant.  They learn how to perfect their crafts and key business skills that will help them sell their products and thus better their quality of life.  Ashley fell in love with this group and decided to set-up her own business to help and spread the word.  Bringing products made by the women of WSDO, Hand Woven...With Love From Nepal carries these handmade goods for a wider audience.

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From totes to make-up bags, wine carriers to passport bags, Ashley has a wonderful collection of goods at very reasonable prices that help make a difference as much as satisfy some retail therapy.  She has been kind enough to offer Thrill of the Chaise readers to win a large tote bag and matching make-up bag!  They are durable, fair trade and really stunning works of art with a lot of heart.

For your chance to win, 'like' Hand Woven...With Love From Nepal on Facebook here and leave a comment below with your name and contact information.  A winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday, May 13th!  Explore the entire collection here...some perfect Mother's Day gifts there, if you ask me...

(All images c/o Hand Woven...With Love From Nepal)

Etsy Monday: Geometric Ink.

Modern lines and design have never been traditionally my 'style' but as I give myself more of a chance to properly explore my tastes, I've really started to fall in love with interjecting bits of geometric, precise artwork.  And Geometric Ink on Etsy has completely taken my heart.  Seriously.  I want all the things.  Get me all the things, please.

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Kara, the amazing artist at Geometric Ink, has really fused stunning elements of nature that really cannot be confined with the removal of color and the clean lines that really define her work.  There is a beauty that is really balanced out by gentle masculinity and it's all f**king perfect.  I have never wanted a moose above my bed.  Now I want a moose above my bed.  And even more amazing?  A lot of her work is original watercolor...and she makes sure it is affordable.  Which is the coolest.

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Oh, did I mention the lovely Kara is offering a 20% discount code?!  Well, she is.  So get your Geometric Ink shop on here with the code 'LOVE20'.  And all orders come with a surprise bonus print.

Don't forget to enter our Etsy giveaway for the coolest candleholder out there!  It ends this week so get your cutie little patootie over here to enter now.

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(All images c/o Geometric Ink)

Grand Giveaways: Cocosheaven & Lenny Mud.

Let me preface this with saying that I would never write about anything that I didn't feel was properly amazing.  But when I got the very kind gift of a Cocosheaven canvas tote bag in the mail last week, I was floored.  What I thought I was already a stunning item was even more beautiful in person.  GOODNESS ME.

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And in agreement was our gorgeous winner, Jen Allanson of Don't Cry Shop Girl, who was beyond adorable and gave us a shout out on Instagram with the picture below.  The very kind JK from Cocosheaven sent us these orange ombre beauties, which are proving to be the perfect summer tote!  See the entire collection at Cocosheaven here.

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Don't forget that tomorrow is the last day to enter to win a mug of your choice from ceramic royalty, Lenny Mud!  Lionel Richtea, Mr. Tea, 'Is It Tea You're Looking For?'  Yeah, you know who I'm talking about.  Check out the Lenny Mud store and click here to enter our giveaway.  Cheers, you cutie faces!

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(Images c/o Cocosheaven, Jen Allanson and Lenny Mud)

Etsy Monday: Lenny Mud. And GIVEAWAY.

Well, hello, my little cabbages.  I know Etsy Monday has been missing for the past few weeks but we are back in FULL force!

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Now, if you don't know me too well, you may not know that I lived in London for almost 8 years.  While in London, along with a bit of practice, I learned to love a good cup of tea.  Admittedly, I have not yet mastered the art of brewing and properly making a cup that won't get me laughed at by my English peers but baby steps.  You may also not know that I have the best/worst taste in music ever.  And don't you start judging me.  I just admit to liking the things some people rock out to in secret.  Long story short, when I decided to move back to the States to go to school, my dear friend Beaver (yes) sent me a school supply package which included a nice supply of pencils and a mug to help with the brews I would be making for late night study sessions.  BUT it wasn't just ANY mug.  It was LIONEL RICHIE.  From Lenny Mud.  So...love affair commence.

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What's better to enjoy a lovely cup of tea with than a badass mug?  Exactly.  Lenny is the artist's studio cat...who is apparently as good at breaking ceramics as the artist is at making them.  I love this sense of humor.  It's obvious, it doesn't apologize for itself and it can't help but make you grin.

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Did you say GIVEAWAY?!  Heck yes.  One very lucky Thrill of the Chaise reader will win a Lenny Mud mug of their choice! To enter, simply click here.  The giveaway starts today and runs until the end of the day on July 17th.  Open to U.S. residents only.

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(All images c/o Lenny Mud)

Etsy Monday: Cocosheaven. And GIVEAWAY.

As I'm writing this, it's pouring rain outside and everything seems a bit glum.  But then I visit the Etsy shop Cocosheaven, the feature of today's Etsy Monday post, and I immediately feel warm and sunshine-y.  What JK, the designer of Cocosheaven, seems to understand inherently is the beauty of simplicity.  The number of times I have approached some kind of fashion item I loved from a distance to say 'augh, why did they have to put all this stuff on it?!' outweighs the number I have not.  By 'stuff', I mean gems, tassles, logos, buckles, pockets, so on and so forth.  Sometimes you just don't want all the bells and whistles.  Phew, tangent over. 1

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I'm saying I love what JK and Cocosheaven are bringing into the world.  And the goal is simplicity...simplicity to make sure the beauty of the product itself remains intact.  Simple doesn't mean a lack of uniqueness, though.  Which is the amazing thing about the work that JK does.  In it's delicate and clean nature, the totes and leather work are somehow unexpected and totally stand out.

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Generally, I try to choose my favorite items from featured Etsy shops to give a taste of their style but also edit a bit to showcase my own tastes.  But the truth is, I can't pick favorites at Cocosheaven because they are all my favorites.  The leather luggage tags are personal, an amazing gift for a traveler (wink wink) and make being practical super fashionable.  The ombre tote bags are GORGEOUS and I want one in every color.  Those are the kinds of bags that are so universal when it comes to form, function and fashion.  Not to mention, what a fab conversation starter...because I assure you, it will grab attention when you're out and about with it.  And whaaaaaaat?!  Ombre pillow covers?!  For someone who is looking at apartments right now and dreaming about decorating, these pillows are just perfect.  They make a beautiful statement but don't steal the show.  Gimme.

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ARE YOU READY FOR THIS GIVEAWAY?!  One very lucky Thrill of the Chaise reader will win this XL Orange Ombre Canvas Tote with beautiful leather straps, which was featured on the Etsy homepage!  Oh heck yes.  To enter, all you have to do is click here before the clock strikes midnight on Wednesday, June 19th and follow a couple very easy steps.  The contest is open internationally and you have to agree to let me borrow the bag sometimes (I'm kidding...about the sharing bit, the rest is true).

(All images c/o Cocosheaven)

Etsy Monday: Linmade.

When leather is done well, it is one of my favorite things.  It could have something to do with the brilliant education I have gotten while doing some work with the Edelman Leather team (seriously, check out their Instagram...it will change your world when it comes to interior design).  But working with leather really is a stunning craft and I have so much respect for those who get it right.  And Linmade on Etsy is getting it SO right.

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It may be summertime and some of us are suffering in sweltering weather but THANK YOU, FASHION INDUSTRY for making leather a year-round item.  Change the color, the texture, the usage and it's onnnnn.  Miss Lina, who creates the gorgeous items you're obviously drooling over while looking at this post, has a formal education in architecture and it shows.  She fused her skills in construction with love of fabrics and leather (thanks to her textile designer mother) to begin creating her line of bags and clutches.  'I took 1.5 years searching and learning everything I could about leather, the different grades, the sources, the coloring process. I practically would sit in one's leather shop for hours and ask everything I could about leather.'

'I like to look at things graphically. I am very much inspired by graphic bold colors, simple forms, clean lines and different play of textures. I constantly aspire to create a playful basic piece. In a way, I want my bag to feel like a drink in your hand - a bag that doesn't take itself too seriously and adds a bit of fun to your outfit - that one shocking color that pops out of the whole outfit.'  I'm on board.  I want all of them.  Lina features a rainbow of striking and unexpected colors, as well as a range of textures that are all so unusual, you can't help but be taken by all of them.

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And you lucky Thrill of the Chaise readers are in for a real treat!  Linmade is offering a 15% discount on any purchase if you use the code: THRILLOFTHECHAISE when you check-out.  So go and buy, readers!  This is the part where I remind you that my 30th birthday is on June 28th.  Ya know, just because.

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And don't forget, today is the last day to enter our giveaway with Etsy artist Annechovie!  The winner gets a paper print of their choice from her shop...enter here.

(All images c/o Linmade)

Rockin' Resort 2014.

Resort collections are a strange breed.  They always seem to come out of nowhere just as I feel like I've fully recovered from Fashion Week and then leave me in a different kind of retail therapy desperation.  Not only do I want the clothes and want them NOW, I also feel the overwhelming need to go on a holiday.  For someone who, yes, has just been to Mexico and spent three weeks in London, I still feel like I need a holiday.  Mexico was more of a family reunion with margaritas and London wasn't exactly tropical.  I want to put my feet in the sand, sip on a cocktail and watch the world go by.  In fabulous clothes.  So I wanted to share some of my favorite looks from the Resort 2014 collections.  In related news, I will be turning 30 one month from today and have yet to make any plans.  But a well-dressed, last-minute trip somewhere doesn't seem like the worst idea ever.  Who's in?

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Chanel is always a funny one for me.  I'd love a bit more Chanel in my life.  Or rather, I'd like any Chanel in my life.  But the Chanel Resort collections are always a slow starter for me.  There were some real nods back to the traditional Coco Chanel looks but completed with some real punk elements.  Karl always has a vision...it just takes some of us a bit longer to properly see it.  Curse us little minions and our unimaginative brains.  (Speaking of Chanel, have you entered to win a beautiful Chanel print or any other of your choice in our latest giveaway?!  Enter here.)

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The new and improved Christian Dior uses color in some pretty incredible ways.  The fabrications and silhouettes alone make me excited to be a girl.  And for someone who has to go into any shopping trip specifically saying to myself 'do NOT buy another article of black clothing', this collection makes me want to make everything BUT black.  Throw one of those navy blue jackets my way, will ya, Raf?

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I've always been a bit terrified of Cavalli.  All his collections always just seem like a poor man's tacky Versace.  So with this resort collection, it was really nice to see a softer side to Just Cavalli.  Leopard print did sneak in there but even that seems more delicate than usual.  Anyway, it's cool.  Real cool.

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Moschino Cheap & Chic is always endlessly adorable.  And this collection is no exception.  Bows and lace are always present.  But this time, there seems to be a throwback to my adolescence when daisies and tie-dye were having a real comeback.  Well keep coming back.  I'm loving it.  (Done the right way, of course.)

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Oscar de la Renta.  I don't even know what to say.  This man never fails to dazzle.  I love you.  I have always loved you.  I will always love you.  Marry me.

(All images c/o Style.com)

Etsy Monday: Annechovie. And GIVEAWAY.

Welcome to Monday, ladies and gentlemen!  This past week has had us East Coasters very spoilt with proof that Spring has arrived without the threat of disappearing again.  Having been victim of some pretty rotten winter seasons throughout the years, I have to admit...this wasn't the worst.  But the tease of a beautiful day tricking us into thinking nice weather had arrived early only to be met with, literally, feet of snow the next day, was seriously irritating.  That being said, I am going through a pretty heavy phase of bright colors and fresh flowers.  Because I can. 1

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Which is why I am so excited to be sharing the stunning work of Anne Harwell, aka Annechovie.  While her prints and paintings strike a very excitable chord in my fashion nerve, it's the colors that really draw me in.  And for good reason too...Anne herself says, 'Color seems to define my style more strongly than any other element and I love to work in clear, saturated colors'.  And I love that she loves it.  Her combinations are striking and demand a head turn and a smile.  Anne's aesthetic brings together a mix of materials and skill with a sense of humor and passion that brings her work to life.  And her work injects a little bit of life into the viewer as a result.  It's amazing what a punch of color and a beautiful object can do to a girl.

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Working mostly with gouache/ink and acrylics, this self-taught artist found her talent as much as it found her.  'After school, I went to work for my parents who owned a home furnishings boutique at the time. I became interested in picking up a paintbrush and trying my hand at some watercolors and then I found I really enjoyed it. I took on a few commissions from customers and sold some pieces in the shop and then decided I wanted to pursue art more'.  For those of us trying to make careers for ourselves without the same level of formal training as others we may be competing against or working with, Anne is a real inspiration.  'As far as any formal art education, I have none (other than a 1 week art camp in 7th grade). I am pretty much self-taught. I've been through the school of hard work, close observation, long hours, trial and error and the passionate desire to create.'

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Now if we really want to talk about inspiration, I think Anne's work screams about where hers lies.  'I am totally energized and inspired by color and living in a place where the light is spectacular and there is a great deal of natural beauty, Florida.'  As a fellow seeker of daily inspiration and beauty, Anne works to take in the world around her.  (If you need a bit of help in this, like I sometimes do, check out my post on this amazing book that works to help you 'be an explorer of the world', no matter where your own personal world may be.)  'I am inspired by everything around me, nature, books, travel, different cultures, interior magazines, design blogs, fashion and especially COLOR!'  Love it.

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And now...YAY, A GIVEAWAY!  Anne is going to give one lucky Thrill of the Chaise reader a paper print of their choice from her Etsy shop!  Open internationally, all you have to do is click here to enter before the end of the day on Monday, June 3rd...and don't forget to visit Annechovie and leave a comment on this post letting us know your favorite item from the shop!  Look at all those exclamation points...I MUST be excited.  Good luck and spread the word!

(All images c/o Annechovie)

Smoky Eyes & A GIVEAWAY.

First things first, I actually had to consult the dictionary on how to appropriately spell 'smoky'.  Just wanted to get that out of the way.  Being accurate can be a seriously humbling experience. With wedding season starting to rear its beautiful head and the weather making us all feel a bit more social (honestly, it can be hard to get moving in such bitter cold), hair and make-up for such occasions is taking center stage.  The smoky eye is always the most popular look but also the one that strikes the most fear into the hearts of all of us ladies and fancy gentlemen.  So when make-up company BA Star sent me one of their shadow palettes, I knew it was game on.  For all of us.  So check out the video below on how to create the ever so beautiful smoky eye.

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Need a little more help?  I am giving away this beautiful Natural Shadow Palette from BA Star!  This palette contains three mineral shadows in bronze, cocoa and nude, as well as two gel glitters in gold and crystal.

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All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post with your name and email address by the end of the day this Friday, April 19th!  For an extra entry, 'like' Thrill of the Chaise on Facebook and/or follow me on Twitter and let me know (with your Twitter handle) in your comment.

Check out all the palettes here and get super excited because BA Star is also giving Thrill of the Chaise readers a whopping 50% discount on their orders with the code: BBSMOKY.  Awesome.  Go nuts.

(Giveaway made possible by BrandBacker)

'Reverie' with Ruffian.

Thrill of the Chaise has been a pretty quiet place recently...but for excellent reason.  If you were following the blog in September, you would have read this post about my time working with Ruffian on their Spring 2013 show (which was too cool for school, by the way, Marie Antoinette goes to Williamsburg, Brooklyn in candy-colored Converse).  I've had the pleasure of working with the lovely Brian & Claude here and there since then but have been in the studio with them full-time in the race to New York Fashion Week.  AND I'M EXCITED.

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Their Fall 2013 collection 'Reverie' is already gaining attention with news on their gorgeous collection with Frye, as well as a gorgeous feature in WWD with a sketch from the collection.  Seeing the collection really take shape has been amazing and I can't wait to see it walk down the runway!  So I wanted to invite you all to follow Ruffian on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@ruffianboys).  We will be keeping you up-to-date in the days and moments leading up the show this Saturday.

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Always wanted to see what a show inside the tents of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week looks like?  For the first time ever, you'll be able to catch the live stream of the Ruffian show on Saturday, November 9th (yes, this Saturday!) at 9am on the official MBFW website.  As someone who has been getting up-close and personal with the Fall collection over the last few weeks, I can tell you it's gonna be incredible.  Want an idea of what to expect?  Sherlock Holmes visits an opium den in the Bowery at the turn-of-the-century.  In summary, it's gorgeous and ridiculously cool.

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Don't forget that there are 10 days left to enter our Etsy/Valentine's Day giveaway to win this beautiful hoop by Ruggles Made!  Enter here!

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New Obsession: Ruggles Made. And A GIVEAWAY!

Sometimes it is the most simple of sentiments that mean the most.  Alexia Brown of Ruggles Made seems to understand this instinctively.  Her handmade cross-stich designs are simple and sweet at first glance but as you spend a little more time with them, they take on a very personal meaning...like each one is speaking directly to you.  Just a few words sincere words, full of heart.  Enough to put a smile on anyone's face.  Alexia talked to Thrill of the Chaise about her background, inspiration and who she would have perform at a dinner party with Tina Fey & Amy Poehler.

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Tell us a bit about yourself. Have you always been interested in cross-stitch? I was raised in the Chicago area & have lived in the city for the past 7 years. My parents were both very creative; for a while my dad was a painter and photographer, and my mom taught music and is a talented seamstress. As a kid, I played the violin and piano, and read a lot, but I never sewed or knitted or did anything crafty. When I was 11, a nanny taught my little sister and me how to cross stitch our names onto a pillow case. I loved how all those neat little X’s together could create little flowers and hearts.

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How did you get the idea to start to focus on this kind of art work? A few years ago I was looking for some sort of project that I could work on with my hands. After growing bored with crocheting, I picked up some needlework supplies and began re-learning cross stitch. I enjoyed playing around with it, creating designs, and found that I really loved making cross stitch that wasn’t very traditional. A couple years later, when I received a vintage cursive typewriter as a gift, I thought about how I could create wall hangings using it. I found that I could type onto fabric and the frame it in a little hoop. The wall hangings are so simple and small, but I think it’s so sweet.

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What inspires your work? I like the idea of taking something as traditional and old-fashioned as cross stitch and needlepoint, or a vintage cursive typewriter font, and turning it into some more modern, simple, and unfussy. And I always try to create something that I would want to have myself; something I would hang on my own wall, or give to a loved one.

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How do you come up with ideas for what you're going to make/say? To me, the little sayings or quotes I stitch or type are like journal entries. They are very simple, but very personal to me. I recently made a few wall hangings that said, “we are all in this together”. It had been a rough few days for me and I’d been feeling really sad, and then after talking to a friend I realized that we all have moments in our lives when we feel alone, but we’re really not. And to the customers that have purchases those wall hangings, “we are all in this together” might mean something completely different to them. And that makes me so happy that they can find their own meaning in something that means a lot to me.

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What words would you use to describe your work? Simple, sweet, modern.

What are some of your favorite Etsy shops? Paper and Pastries Son of a Sailor Chez Sucre Chez Hindsvik

Can you explain your shop name, Ruggles Made? My middle name is Ruggles. It’s my mom’s last name. (It was also my nickname in high school.) When I was trying to think up a shop name, I wanted something that no one else would have and decided on Ruggles Made!

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Where else can we follow you? Twitter: @alexiabr Instagram: @alexiabr Facebook: facebook.com/rugglesmade

Where would you go in a time machine? All of my grandparents are gone, so I would love to be able to travel back to when they were alive so that I could talk to them more. Both of my grandfathers passed away before I was born, and I would give anything to be able to talk to them. There are so many stories that I want to hear and things I’d love to know.

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If you were an ice cream, what flavor would you be? Mint Chocolate Chip because it’s delicious.

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (I think they travel as a pair), my grandparents, Jon Stewart, Vincent D’Onofrio, Louis CK ... and Otis Redding would be there to perform.

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What is your favorite film? Virgin Suicides.

What's the last book you read? A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood.

And in the spirit of Valentine's Day, love is: whatever makes your heart swell.

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Want to win this 'Most of my smiles' hoop?!

All you have to do to enter is click here!  A winner will be chosen at random on Friday, February 15th and is open to international entries.  Yay!

Love Alexia's work as much as I do?  Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift? Get 15% off on at Ruggles Made by entering the code: RUGGLESMADE15 at the checkout!  Go crazy, lovelies.  Go crazy.

The New Marilyn. And A MAC Giveaway!

I am very excited to announce that I have signed onto an incredible project called The New Marilyn and wanted to share it all with you, giving you the chance to participate too!  'The New Marilyn' is a film in production about the legendary Marilyn Monroe that is giving fans the chance to participate and interact with the creation of the final product.  Cool, right? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OhdD5n405I]

We are running a contest called 'Are You The New Marilyn?' giving anyone who has ever dreamt of playing the star the chance to audition for a role in the film.  With over 100 entries so far (you can still enter until November 30th) and tens of thousands of votes already placed, the top 10 voted Marilyns by February 28th will be invited to audition.  You can browse entries and vote on both Instagram (@thenewmarilyn) and on Facebook.

And even better...while we are working on putting the finishing touches on some great videos we shot while I was in London, The New Marilyn is giving away a gift set from the very limited-edition MAC x Marilyn Monroe collection!  The set includes a Marilyn Monroe nail polish, eyeliner and blush from this exclusive line.  Enter here!

We Have An (Astrid) Winner!

Thank you so much for all your entries to the necklace giveaway with the amazing Astrid Endeavor.  We are very happy to announce that the winner is...DRUM ROLL PLEASE...Bonnie MacTavish! Don't forget that you can still get a 10% discount on your purchase at Astrid's Etsy shop (I just did!) if you enter the code 'BLOGLOVE' at the check-out.  She has so many gorgeous necklaces and look at this badass brooch.

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GIVEAWAY: Astrid Endeavor Embroidered Necklace.

If there is anything that makes me more excited about a giveaway, it is a giveaway that also showcases the work of someone amazing.  Double whammy!  A few weeks ago, I wrote about an artist I found on Etsy who I fell immediately in love with.  (If you want a refresher, read the post here.)  Well, the lovely Astrid from Astrid Endeavor wants to give one of YOU one of her handmade creations!  And give you a discount on her Etsy shop! Based in San Francisco, Astrid comes from a family of creators and artisans and the apple obviously doesn't fall far from the tree.  She grew up learning how to weave, throwing on a potter's wheel and blowing glass...incorporating all these mediums into jewelry.  With a background in Medical and Cultural Anthropology and Art, she spends her days as a Child Life Specialist and her evenings quietly embroidering while her little one sleeps.  The passion she has for creativity and creating is as beautiful as it is inspiring.  She lives by the mantra 'you don't need much else if you've got a great piece of jewelry on' and you won't see me arguing.

Want to win this beautiful necklace?!

This is how you enter:

Add Astrid Endeavor on Twitter and simply leave a comment on this post with your email address and Twitter name by October 4th (5pm EST).

You can get extra entries if you:

Add Thrill of the Chaise on Facebook and/or on Twitter (@forlikeevers).

A winner will be chosen at random and is open to international entries.  Don't forget to leave your Facebook name, Twitter and email in the comment! Good luck!

Get 10% off on at Astrid Endeavor by entering the code: BLOGLOVE at the checkout!  You lucky ducks.

GIVEAWAY: Paris vs. New York

I fell in love with the work of Vahram Muratyan the first time I saw it...

I wrote about Vahram's work here and little did I know that a book was in the works to properly showcase his amazing collection of Paris vs. New York artwork.  After spending the past month in Paris (and awaiting my return to New York), I wanted to say thank you all of you out there in the world who visit Thrill of the Chaise and make this blog such a pleasure to write...and how better to do that then give away a copy of Vahram's incredible and adorable book, 'Paris vs. New York'  :)

So here's all you have to do to enter:

1. Leave a comment on this post with your email address (so I can contact you if you win, not for anything creepy) by the end of the day on Tuesday, August 21st.  This is open to international readers so everyone gets the chance to win.

2. For extra entries, 'like' the new Thrill of the Chaise page on Facebook and/or follow me on Twitter.  Make sure to let me know your name and Twitter handle in your comment!

Good luck and thanks so much for visiting Thrill of the Chaise!