Weekend Designing | Jewelry Organizers

Happy Monday, everyone!  I hope everyone had a rockin weekend!  I spent mine designing some jewelry organizers.  I like this pocketed, sectional style because it allows you to see what you have, grab, & then go!  img_4190 My organizers were created with recycled materials.  I wanted a bohemian vibe for the first style, so I chose a silk dress with a broken zipper (figured I would never wear the dress again so might as well turn it into something I would use).  Then I went to work turning it into an boho chic silk jewelry organizer!screen-shot-2017-01-09-at-7-54-35-pm

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For the next style I wanted a Moroccan vibe, so I cut up an embroidered top that just collected dust in my closet. It even had the tags.  It hurt to cut it up, but I am working on a minimalism mantra for 2017.

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Pink Pewter beaded bracelet (top), PinkPewter.com | ‘Kelley Fish’ by Muskoka Nord, muskokanord.com | Beaded Peridot Cuff by Kelley Nicole Collection

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Beaded/Striped Peridot Cuff (far left) & Aztec red stone choker (bottom) by Kelley Nicole Collection (far left), Black/blue beaded bracelet by Pink Pewter, PinkPewter.com

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I absolutely  love how they turned out!  My Muskoka Nord & Pink Pewter jewelry have their own sections now.  I recently featured a Pink Pewter headband in a recent blog.  For more on the Kelley Fish agate necklace click here.  Inside the white matchbox are my White Hat Howlite earrings.  They can be worn for special occasions or even casual with pretty top or tank.

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Muskoka Nord ‘Kelly Fish’ Agate Necklace, MuskokaNord.com

Prior to making these organizers, I was using a glass dish for bits and bobs, and pretty soon everything started getting all tangled up & difficult to find.  It feels sooooo good to get them organized. This was a fun project to go along with my minimalism mantra for 2017.

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I really wanted organizers that had some flare.  So I gave them some texture with the bohemian silk & Moroccan embroidery for their own sense of style.  IMG_4084.jpg

Hope you guys like them!  Have a beautiful week, my loves!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ ~KelleScreen Shot 2017-01-09 at 7.54.35 PM.png

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September Beauty & Fashion Favorites!

Good day, everyone!! Welcome to my September Beauty & Fashion Favorites (in October lol)! Better late than never getting this non-sponsored blog and video up! First things first, I would like to give a big shout out and thank you to Miracle Skin Transformer for featuring me on their socials this week!

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I’ll be giving away a full size Miracle Balm & some Pacifica products in my next giveaway!

Their support is incredible!! Since the Miracle Skin Transformer Miracle Balm is one of my most prized beauty possessions, I will be giving away a full size of it in my next giveaway! Pacifica is also one of my favorite vegan brands very dear to my heart that has also supported me, and I am so thankful!  To express my gratitude, I will also be giving away a few Pacifica products (see below for more giveaway details)!  :))))))  It’s still warm in LA, so I’ve been wearing summery clothes with Fall tones; and it just feels so weird lol. Whether Summer, Fall, or Spring, I cannot be without my Muskoka Nord fish necklace (also below). It brings some seriously good luck!! Since I love both drugstore and high-end beauty products, this video would not be complete without a little bit of both. That said, L’Oreal’s Visible Lift Blur concealer is my new fave holy grail concealer!!!!

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L’Oreal’s Visible Lift Blur concealer is impressive for smoothing the under eyes.  It gives better than high-end results!  Can’t get enough!!

It is like Photoshop-in-a-bottle!!! My LA Girl HD concealer is still a holy grail, but this one is just that much more smoothing for the under eye area. L’Oreal Blur is not a highlighting concealer, if that is what you desire in a concealer. However, adding a brightening primer under the eyes, beforehand, works amazingly well. I’ve been priming my under eyes with my Dirty Works Radiance Cream.  Then I set the concealer with Wet N Wild’s yellow powder in the Caramel Toffee Contour palette. This combo is life!!! Hands down, this is a drugstore concealer with better than high-end results!!!!  My simple go-to eyeshadow look for September was created with my Too Faced Natural At Night palette and ELF smudge pot in the taupe shade, Cruisin Chic! I use a concealer brush to apply Cruisin Chic as a wash of color all over the eyes.  Then I add Moon Stone from the Too Faced palette (one of my all-time fave palettes), also as an all-over wash of color.  One-hit wonder shades like these are the best for simplicity!!!

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ELF Smudge Pot, Shade: Cruisin Chic | Too Faced Natural At Night palette, Shade: Moon Stone | September Favorites

I loved this daytime eye look paired with Kat Von D’s Shade & Light Duo Blushes in the shade, Hansel & Gretel.  It makes a great Fall mauve when both shades are swirled together.  The silky smooth formula of these blushes is incredible for natural looking color on the cheeks, that lasts ALL DAY & NIGHT.  They do look more pigmented in the pan

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Kat Von D Shade & Light Duo Blushes, Shades (left to right): Samson & Delilah, Hansel & Gretel, Sid & Nancy, Mickey & Mallory, Bonnie & Clyde | September Favorites

than they do applied on the skin; a great feature if you prefer to build up your cheek color. Unfortunately, some of the blush shades do loosely spin around in the pan (as shown in the blush to far left).  This makes me a bit weary of traveling with a few of them, as I’ve had to spin a few of the other shades back into upright position.  The purple-y Bonnie & Clyde shade (far right in photo above) looks way louder than it actually applies .  When swirled together, Bonnie & Clyde amazingly makes a great dupe for Benefit’s Dandelion blush!  You also get a ton of product, at .317 oz each.  These blushes have been discontinued on the KVD site, but you can still find them online and at TJ Maxx.  I ❤ them!!! Next, I am a huge fan of rose scents. Especially if the rose scent involves the aroma of chocolate, like C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries’ Rose Salve.  It has been my pre-lipstick balm and eye-topper for wet shadow looks in September.  I can’t be without this balm!  Get the rest of my beauty and fashon favorites in my latest vid!  Enjoy!

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C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries Rose Salve | Perfect pre-lipstick balm & a great eye-topper for wet eyeshadow looks!

GIVEAWAY ALERT: As mentioned in the video, I will be giving away some Pacifica products and a full size Miracle Skin Transformer Beauty Balm in my next giveaway. I couldn’t be more thrilled to give away products from two of my favorite & inspiring beauty brands, to one lucky subscriber!!!! The giveaway announcement blog and video will be up in under a week and a half. To enter, just subscribe & follow my socials (links below), and stay tuned for the giveaway video!

If you enjoyed my video, please be sure to give it a thumb up! :)))  Also, I would love to hear any suggestions you might have for future videos on my channel!  Thanks for watching! Muahhhh!!! ❤ ❤ ~Kelle

 

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Orange agate ‘Kelley Fish’ necklace | Available at MuskokaNord.com | September Favorites

Kelley Fish Art Deco & Tribal Necklace Now Available At MuskokaNord.com!

Guess what!?  It’s Taco Tuesday!!  That means you can now get your very own Kelley Fish Necklace at MuskokaNord.com with FREE shipping!!  This one-of-a-kind necklace by Canadian designer, Seyoon Kim, is named after me (I still can’t believe it!!!), & we hope it excites your sea soul as much as it does ours!!!  Art deco & tribal inspired, the design is 24kt gold plated & set with an orange agate semi-precious stone fish, with your choice of black onyx or white crystal fish eye, retail price $169. The

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Kelley Fish Necklace | Orange Agate & Onyx Stones | Now available at MuskokaNord.com

20″ gold chain is long enough to wear as a long necklace or doubled-up as a so-fish-ticated choker!  Pair it with your favorite tee, jeans, shoes, or Fall sweater!  I wore my

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white after Labor Day + #kelleyfish + tuesday tacos = the NEW new black!  | Muskoka Nord Jewelry

 

necklace out to an art show this weekend with a bright orange sweater, AG jeans, red/orange Marc Jacobs chunky heels, and Redvines candy.  Yum!

 

image8Also worth a look-see is the beautiful artwork by L.A. artists Taylor Brooks and Vakseen, from the Hive Gallery show in dtla!  These were a few of my favorite pieces!

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Art photography by Taylor Brooks | Hive Gallery | Sept. 2016
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VAKSEEN | Handpainted Wall Art | Hive Gallery | Sept. 2016

Life without art would just be mehhhhhhh, right!!!!?????!!!  Muskoka Nord Jewelry and I hope you join the #MNtribe with your very own #KelleyFish necklace!!  Be sure to snap photos wearing yours and tag us on Instagram @muskokanordjewelry and @lilmisslion !  We can’t wait to see your creative ways of wearing it!  Have a rockin week, loves!! ❤ ❤ ❤ ~Kelle

 

 

 

 

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Tower Records | All Things Must Pass Premiere Party

It was a beautiful night for music under the stars. New tunes from Eagles of Death Metal graced the newly painted Tower Records lot for a rock n’ roll night to be remembered, as part of the world premiere of All Things Must Pass documentary on the record chain.

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Seyoon Kim/Muskoka Nord | Jesse Hughes/Eagles of Death Metal Lead Singer | me

For one night only we were able to reminisce in the glory of what Tower Records once was. It was so fun meeting familiar faces and catching up with old friends!  Meeting Russ Solomon was one word: EPIC.

Russ Solomon/Founder of Tower Records

I asked him to please bring Tower back; that it would be a breeding ground for artists to find inspiration. He said he thought I was right. I am never right. Nor do I try to be. If a sock matches the other sock, I won’t wear them. And that’s what music is missing. Music is missing mismatched socks. It has become rhyme-timey, redundant, trite, & lacking of original lustre. Tower gave artists variety & original music mediums to ponder.  An outlet for musicians to get inspired and change the world. We don’t need any more politicians. We need more poets, artists, and MUSIC. All in
support of bringing Tower back, say YAY!  Colin Hanks did an outstanding job in the creation of the All Things Must Pass documentary!  If you love music history, this is definitely the film for you!!  I cannot wait to see it again tomorrow night.  Am I music obsessed? Slightly.

me | Seyoon Kim | Colin Hanks
me | Seyoon | Colin Hanks

I recorded a track on a 7″ vinyl last night!  Sooooo rad.

Recorded a track on vinyl!
Recorded a track on vinyl!

For more photos from the Tower Records event check out Mathew Tucciarone’s photos on LA Weekly!  XO ~Kelle

Weird Al rules.

About Last Night! EODM LIVE at Kimmel!

Seyoon and I BTS of stage prep | Jimmy Kimmel

Miss Muskoka Nord and I decided to take a break from Monday’s work and head to the Eagles of Death Metal Concert LIVE at Jimmy Kimmel last night. It was an awesome show! EODM music never disappoints! Neither does Kimmel comedy!  Be sure to check EODM’s new album out on ITunes! Finallyyyyyyy, it feels like Fall is setting in here in LA! How awesome is Seyoon’s chic outfit and tribal messenger bag!? I waaaaanttttttt!!!  I opted with a white specked tank, specked cashmere scarf by Nepali, Current Elliot skinnies, Aqua plaid coat, & black ankle boots by Sole Society. And of course, I couldn’t be without Kat Von Dee Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade “Outlaw,” and wore my black beanie. Good thing, because it began raining just as we stepped backstage!  Music in the rain can be deduced to one word: RIGHTEOUS !!!!! Why can’t every Monday be like yesterday!? Hope you all are having a glorious week!!!!! XO ~Kelle

Eagles of Death Metal rocking it! | Jimmy Kimmel LIVE
Backstage | EODM/Kimmel LIVE | Photo Cred: Kesha
Backstage | EODM/Kimmel LIVE | Photo Cred: Kesha


Chilling in the green room
Green room snacking!  Was all about the Sauerkraut Gnocchi!
Green room snacking! Was all about the Sauerkraut Gnocchi!


The Class & Elegance Of Muskoka Nord!

Howlite Teepee Stud Earrings By Muskoka Nord

Some outfits just need that special touch with a sleek pair of earrings!  My favorite pair right now are by Muskoka Nord!  These sleek teepee-shaped white and gold howlite studs go with everything!  They are perfect for striking your white light under the moon with their beautiful matchbox packaging!  I especially love wearing these marbled beauties with white! Also envisioning them paired with tribal and/or Grecian inspired looks, and with black silk tops.  They just give that touch of sophistication to any outfit.  What I really love is their teepee shape and how they extend my jaw line in photos!
They are classy and elegant just like the line’s designer, Seyoon Kim!  She has recently introduced howlite teepee necklaces to the line that look amazing doubled up! For more info on her line be sure to follow her on Instagram & Twitter & and visit www.muskokanord.com!  XO ~Kelle