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




Friday, July 11, 2014

New retailer, new restock, new creations!

Hi, everyone!

I'm finally taking a pause to update this blog. 

Between restocking Pinup Girl Clothing website and boutique, private orders, and working on an order for my newest retailer, Deluxed (formerly Charlotte's Web in Berkeley)… busy is an understatement!

First order of business... my newest retailer! 

Welcome, Viva Charm City, to the SparkleLux family!




Viva Charm City is a web-based business that sells vintage reproduction clothing and accessories. I was super excited to be able to create some new colorways for them to stock. Such as this pair of Starliter© earrings… in Hi-Fi Baby!



Pay them a visit-- they have some very unique stuff in stock. 

* * *

Just restocked at Just Modern in Palm Springs…

Men's cufflinks! 




Just Modern is located at 901 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92292
(760) 322-5600 Give them a call, items are in-store only. They DO ship!




Lastly, here's a taste of what's been coming out of the SparkleLux studio during the past few weeks. 

Enjoy!

Mint and silver Crescent Drop© earrings created for a Swedish bride



Red, white and blue Corrugated© earrings for Deluxed



"Silver Factory" Crescent Drop© earrings




Mint green, cool pink and aqua Round and Corrugated© earrings
(The Corrugated© were designed for a client especially to match the outfit pictured!)



Gold Crescent Drop© earrings made for lowbrow chicana artist Elrod



Aurora Corrugated© earrings available HERE

Jasmin Crescent Drop© earrings available HERE

Here I am, wearing the Aurora earrings. Perfect match for their Jenny Harlequin dress!




Custom Corrugated© earrings created for artist Noir Nouar 



Supergalactic Starliter© earrings



Scintillating Scallop earrings - swirled lucite with embedded Swarovski rhinestones. 
Available in my shop, HERE. PS- I will be doing a blog post dedicated to these earrings in the next couple of days.


Until next time!
xoxo,
Tayva