Saturday, April 19, 2014

STYLE MOMENT: Coachella Take 2

Who's ready for Coachella round 2? If you're like me, you were unable to attend this musical mega show and have been living vicariously through your favorite instagram feeds. We're loving all of the amazing pics and especially the great fashion, and we're looking forward to seeing what everyone posts this weekend.

One of our favorite fashion trends we've seen are all of the amazing prints & patterns that everyone is wearing. From cropped boyfriend style pants, head scarves & our favorite, maxi dresses. This trend is very wearable and if you are feeling bold, mixing 2 or 3 patterns together is a great modern look. This is also a great trend to carry into your Spring wardrobe.

We love this Faryn Skye Stevie Scarf . This BB Dakota water print top & Maison Scotch print pants, both from SHOPBOP.

Another great way to carry the Coachella style into your Spring wardrobe is by adding some boho inspired accessories. Of course, we have picked some of our favorites from our collection to help you with your Coachella look.

Our new Turquoise Stevie Necklace, Grayden fringe hoop Earrings & Wild At Heart Necklace will add a touch of bohemian style to your favorite looks.

Read our first Coachella style blog post here and get inspired! Let us know what your favorite looks from Coachella were in the comments below.

Brooke xoxo

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Women’s Wear Daily noticed a trend this week, Baroque. Red carpets the world over were awash in dresses by Valentino, Marc Jacobs and Pucci that showcased the ornate prints of the Baroque period.  Starlets Cameron Diaz, Poppy Delevigne and Lily Aldridge embraced the look.

The heavily patterned designs call for little to no jewellery. The Leo, a delicate drop hoop earring with a few small crystals to pick up the main colour in the dress, make the perfect compliment.

Seeing the look in a full length gown isn’t realistic for the everyday woman but maybe an opulent blouse and sparkly ring like the Deanna will make their way into your wardrobe.

Guest Writer, Sarah Murray

Monday, April 14, 2014

CELEBRITY STYLE: Sarah Michelle Gellar

Do you remember the teen day time soap Swans Crossing? That was when we first spotted Sarah Michelle Gellar, and we have been watching her on our TV & Movie screens ever since. We loved her in movies such as, "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and "Cruel Intentions". Of course her most famous role was the unforgettable Buffy from TV's "Buffy The Vampire Slayer", and we were so sad when her last show, "Ringer" was cancelled. But, much to our delight Sarah was cast in one of this seasons funniest sitcoms, "The Crazy Ones" and we are so honoured to have her wearing our jewelry on this fantastic show!

 Sarah Michelle Gellar wearing our Alexandra Necklace on The Crazy Ones.

Sarah Michelle Gellar wearing our Sonia Earrings on The Crazy Ones.

Sarah Michelle Gellar wearing our Sloane Earrings on The Crazy Ones.
Sarah wore these earrings on 2 episodes this season.

Sarah Michelle Gellar wearing our Taina Earrings in Green Onyx on The Crazy Ones.

Not only is Sarah one of our favorite actresses to watch, but she is also an admirable and devoted mother to 2 adorable children and an active supporter of charities that are close to her heart. Today is Sarah's birthday and we wanted to give her a special shout out and a big thank you for wearing our jewelry and for being a great role model for women of all ages! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARAH!

Brooke xoxo

Sunday, March 30, 2014

STYLE MOMENT: Coachella Festival Style

Spring is here, the weather is warming up and April brings one of the most coveted concert festivals the year has to offer. Of course we're talking about Coachella. There are 2 things we need to know about this 2 weekend festival:

#1. The musical line up is UNREAL! We're talking about amazing artists like Beck, Lorde, Queens of the Stone Age, OutKast, Group Love, Arcade Fire, Bastille, Broken Bells, oh my goodness I could go on forever about the line up at Coachella. But there is one more thing that is equally important other than the music.....

#2. The Fashion.

We love a great maxi dress, and this season brings so many amazing options whether you love tie dye, solids and one of this seasons big trends, Florals. Channel your inner bohemian with a gorgeous floral maxi dress and add your favorite accessories to create your own personalized Coachella festival style.

Photos via Pinterest

The great thing about a maxi dress is that you can change the look and feel of it with your accessories. We love how these gorgeous ladies personalized their style by adding the right shoes, jacket & bags. Another way to add to your look is with jewelry. We love the idea of layering some of our most popular nature inspired pieces to your Coachella look.

Layer some of our boho necklaces together: MIKA, ELLIE, EMILY & FELICITY

Finish your look with some bracelets, rings & feather earrings: MIKA, EVE, TORY & ARIANE

 We can't wait to see all of the photos from this festival, and if you're going to be there with your Brooklyn Designs we'd love to see a pic! Tag us on Instagram & Twitter with #BrooklynDesigns and we'd be thrilled!

Brooke xoxo

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


I have watched Alison Sweeney on Days of Our Lives since I was 13, and let's just say that was a long time ago! So, you can imagine how excited I was to see Alison wearing my designs on such a HUGE hit show like The Biggest Loser this past year. One of my favorite parts of designing my jewelry brand is seeing it worn on some of my favorite TV shows and actresses. It really is a big thrill for me!

 Alison is wearing our Micaela Necklace.

Alison is wearing our Lindsay Earrings.

I love watching Alison on The Biggest Loser, where she also shows us her journey to living a healthy lifestyle. Not only is she a busy actress and host, but Alison is a wife, devoted mother to two adorable kids, an author and brand ambassador to health brands such as Aetna.

Alison is wearing our Mason Necklace for an Aetna commercial.

If that wasn't enough, having Alison wearing our jewels on The Biggest Loser and national ad campaigns, we also spotted her wearing our popular Renay leather wrap bracelet on an Ellen Show appearance! Say what? The Ellen Show? Yep, how exciting is that?!

Alison wearing our Renay Wrap Bracelet on The Ellen Show.

We love Alison Sweeney, and although we're sad to see her leave Days of Our Lives, we're excited to see what new opportunities will come her way. She had mentioned on The Ellen Show that she hopes her character Sammi will leave the show "Breaking Bad style" and that would be awesome! Thanks Alison, for making our jewels look so gorgeous and a ridiculously BIG thank you to Carrie, her talented and lovely stylist.

Brooke xoxo

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sunday Eats: Honey Chipotle Chicken Bowls

Healthy eating is a very important part of my lifestyle and it doesn't necessarily mean that you have to eat meals that are super low calorie or fat free. To me it means eating lots of fresh vegetables and healthy proteins that taste really delicious. I always feel great after I eat a big salad because I know that at least in that one meal I have accomplished something healthy by eating lots of vegetables.

A great place to find new recipes is of course, Pinterest. Seeing the food photographed in a way that makes your mouth water is always a plus. One of my latest favorites is this delicous Honey Chipotle Chicken Bowl salad that I found via the How Sweet It Is blog.

Photo courtesy of How Sweet It Is

I absolutely LOVE this recipe! The flavours are amazing and the chicken marinade is "to die for"! I love the different textures, and the fact that it's full of really healthy ingredients makes me feel good when I eat it. We hope you give this recipe a try and if you have a healthy recipe that you want to share comment below.

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Brooke xoxo

Thursday, March 20, 2014


If there is one thing we love here at Brooklyn Designs, it's got to be fashion! Learning the latest trends in our favorite magazines and following super stylish fashion bloggers is a favorite past time, and so far this Spring is not disappointing.

One trend that we're loving is printed pants. Whether you choose a pair of super comfy & stylish leggings or try out the new silky pajama pant styles, you are sure to find something to add to your wardrobe. An easy way to wear a printed pant is to pair them with a solid top and add your favorite jacket to finish off the look. If you're choosing a shoe we definitely suggest an ankle boot. Pick a pair with a chunky heel or a stylish flat with embellishments to add some personality to the look.

For our latest campaign we chose these amazing tights from DEX Clothing. We LOVE this tie dye inspired print and the neutral colour palette. We paired these leggings with a soft pink dolman top from Forever 21 & leather booties from The Bay.

Of course no look would be complete without your favorite accessories! We always think layered necklaces are the perfect choice for everyday, like our Jorja and Felicity shown here. Add your favorite pair of earrings and a few bracelets and you have a complete on trend look.

We want to know your favorite looks for this Spring, comment below and we'll be sure to add the trend to our Style Moment series.

Brooke xoxo