Saturday, August 29, 2015

VELVETEEN DREAM - Vol 1 - New SparkleLux Lookbook


Velveteen Dream - the first installation of a three part lookbook from SparkleLux is ready and waiting for your gaze! Featuring model Ashlyn Coco and wardrobe styling by The Fine Art of Design (Palm Desert, CA) at Stephan's Folly, Palm Springs.
Tayva Martinez Photography

Here's a preview of the new Silver Lady collection:






View the lookbook and shop the collection at 




Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Avalon!


Avalon is a dream in green. Wearing SparkleLux Corrugated earrings in Lime Twist (available at Pinup Girl Clothing), Marguerite Verte enamel and lucite daisy brooches and the SparkleLux x Atomic Skyway Vulcan necklace

 Tayva Martinez Photography. Hair by His Vintage Touch. Location: Palm Springs

Ashlyn Coco * Silver Factory


Ashlyn Coco wearing SparkleLux Crescent Drop© lucite earrings in Silver Factory (available at Pinup Girl Clothing) and Baroque pearl necklace, available through custom order. 

Photo and styling by Tayva Martinez Photography

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Photo shoot with Ellie May

Back in SparkleLux's infancy (approximately a year and a half after I 'opened shop'), I found a great amateur model named Ellie May. Here's some shots of her from 2011:



She was only 16 at the time. 

During a recent trip to Arizona, I decided to look her up and do yet another shoot with her. The first one was so pleasant, as she's as sweet as can be and a total natural in front of the camera. Another plus: she's great at handling her own styling. 



On location! Ellie May is wearing SparkleLux round earrings in Oddball (even though you really can't see them!) and our Hot Dog! copper brooch. 



Black and white shot of Ellie May…


Wearing Crimson Twinkle lucite and Swarovski rhinestone earrings!



These are available in limited numbers at SPARKLELUX.NET



These earrings are coming very soon! They measure a whopping 3.5" in length and are nothing but pure holographic silver elements and Swarovski rhinestones. 



Seaside Sensation



A new wintertime design, Snow Crystal. Pictured here in Wintergreen. 





Here we are after the shoot!

Big thanks to my assistant for the day, Ana!

xoxo, 
Tayva



Friday, December 19, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

SparkleLux meets John Waters + New Novelty Brooches

December is barely here and it's already an exciting month!

Firstly… I accompanied my friends Bill Nicholson of Flooring Innovations and philanthropist Donna MacMillan, along with Travis Smith of Modern Bear and his pal John White, and Palm Springs' snazziest real estate agent Matthew Reader to a night of lewdness and crudeness with John Waters. 

We sat right up front, right in the center. Couldn't have had better seats!

Some broad, Matt, John and Travis

Donna getting in on the action!

The show was excellent. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. It was 70 minutes, and that was too short. I could have listened to Mr. Waters go on all night!





Backstage: John, Travis, ladyperson, Matt (whose Mr. Turk jacket I wanted to steal)



In came John Waters and he immediately sat down next to me and said I was like a magnet :-)

Post script- I am wearing Pinup Girl Clothing's Laura Byrnes Joanie dress. Ladies, you need it. The fabric is crazy amazing. I swear it repels lint, stains, everything. It doesn't stretch out, but has amazing give yet clings where it needs to. My underpinnings are from What Katie Did. Their corsolette really did the trick!

Anyway…

Another amazing jacket!


Group photo!


Mr. Waters' sense of humor is totally sick and twisted and he's a lovely person to boot. I think he needs to buy a place in Palm Springs and come hang out with us at Billy Reeds and Trailertown.


NOW… Novelty brooches!
For those of you that have been waiting and waiting… the Lucky Cat brooch is finally available. 
I also snuck in some copper dachshunds-- can't leave out the dog folks!




Get them at WWW.SPARKLELUX.NET

More new winter themed goodies coming soon!

xoxo,
Tayva

Friday, November 28, 2014

Two new brooches!

I've been posting teasers of the Lucky Cat brooch for a while… you may even have already gotten your paws on one through Just Modern or Retro Ruthie! I'm finally offering a limited number for pre-order on my website, just in time for the holiday shopping season. 


We also have a batch of vintage deadstock copper dachshund/weenie brooches available, as well!



Please note - if you are outside of the USA, please contact me via the website. Our shopping cart only allows for USA orders at this time, but we can still process your order. We are trying to get this worked out, please bear with us!


Visit WWW.SPARKLELUX.NET to purchase. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

INSTAGRAM CONTEST! Win these earrings!

Are you on Instagram?

Follow @sparklelux for a chance to win these cream swirled lucite and Swarovski crystallized Scintillating Scallop© earrings!



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

COLOR POP! By Pinup Girl Clothing, featuring SparkleLux

I gasped when I finally saw Pinup Girl Clothing's Color Pop! lookbook that they created for their cosmetic stock. Yes, SparkleLux is featured in the campaign. Yes, that made me very, very happy. 
But-- the styling, photography and models were all absolutely phenomenal. 

Here's a sample:


Micheline Pitt wearing Jasmin Crescent Drop© confetti lucite earrings by SparkleLux



Angelique Noire wearing Lurex Capris Crescent Drop© confetti lucite earrings by SparkleLux




Carolyn Cole wearing Jasmin Crescent Drop© confetti lucite earrings by SparkleLux




Doris Mayday wearing Date Bait Corrugated© confetti lucite earrings by SparkleLux




Carolyn Cole wearing Twist Of Lime Corrugated© confetti lucite earrings by SparkleLux



To see the full collection of photos (and to purchase the cosmetics used in these photos), 

Makeup by Micheline Pitt
Hair by His Vintage Touch
Photos by Holly West Photography



xoxo, 
Tayva

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Scintillating Scallop!

I first introduced my Scallop© shape two years ago, in 2012. 





It is my favorite of all of the shapes that I offer! Definite statement jewelry without being too over-the-top.

Lisa Love by Chris Gomez



Lisa Love by Alvarado


Carolyn Cole by Tayva



Two months ago, I FINALLY introduced the Scintillating Scallop©. (By finally I mean finally finished the unfinished pieces that had been sitting on my work table for almost six months!) These were an immediate hit with SparkleLux fans!


Swirled, pearlescent lucite and embedded rhinestones offer just the right amount of twinkle.


These are the same earrings as the first photo. The colors really morph depending on the lighting!




Photo taken with direct window-filtered sunlight

Same pair as the previous photo. This photo was taken in normal room lighting.


Swoon! I'm very pleased with these. 
I can't wait to share another rhinestone-encrusted pair of earrings that I was commissioned to do by a client last month… they're almost finished. Stay tuned! 

I have a couple pairs of these listed right now in my Etsy shop. Click HERE to get your paws on a pair!

xoxo,
Tayva