Monday, May 9, 2011

Halter Hotties spring on the growth!!

We at Halter Hotties love that the days are longer, but unfortunately for us in the great Northwest, those longer days aren’t necessarily warmer.
So we have to keep our heat by creating our own excitement—and have we got some hot new developments going and growing!!

We’re super excited to be working with Rebecca Baldwin (of Dame Lola and Dame Lola Trunk Show fame) and Jessica Alexander Jewelry again, this time with their new XanderDash Studio Trunk Show from May 16 to May 21 at 708 Market Street, Court D Level, Unit #411.  You’ll need to access the Trunk Show on facebook, make an appointment, and see live and in-person the energy and ideas our two fashionista friends have generated. 

And even as Rebecca looks to expand herself to personal styling and her own “Dashow” label, we’re expanding ourselves to include a new line, “Patina, Nouveau Vintage Tunics”, a decidedly modest addition to our indulgent fashion line-up.  Our “Patina” tunics are similar to our Halter Hotties Originals in that we combine vintage scarves with the finest silks.  Unlike Halter Hotties, however, the silk body of the blouse demurely covers your back and your arms, with “One Size fits Most” styling that combines every-day ease with a hint of Hottie glamour.
Since “Patina” is a shift away from the Original Halter Hotties concept, our head designer, main craftswoman, and fearless leader Kim Alexander is expanding her business concept and name: Now Halter Hotties Originals, HH Sweets, and Patina blouses will all fit under the umbrella of  “Kimberly Kay ~ Enchanted Indulgences in Womens Apparel.”

And yes, as a matter of fact, you can expect more growth and fabulousness ahead!!

You can see select Halter Hotties, HH Sweets and Patina pieces for yourself at the XanderDash Studios Trunk Show

And of course, you can stay tuned here for more silky, enchanted goodness as we create it…

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Romantic Halter Top Outfit Inspired by Lilacs & Love

Ahhh… The Lilacs have arrived. I was 11 when I first noticed the pretty, lavender, flowering tree on the outskirts of our field. Each spring, there after, its wonderful scented blossoms became the first bouquets brought home. Mom and I would pound the ends, get out her biggest vase and fill it to overflowing with lilac boughs.

A few years later, about the time us girls start planning our weddings, while working on our annual Lilac arrangement I said to mom, “You know… I think I’ll marry the first man who brings me a bouquet of Lilacs.”  I know it sounds sappy, but I had a plan… You see, I didn’t want to get married. Ever. (My plan was to become an artist, live in a castle on an island and probably have a cat or two.) And at the wise age of 13 I knew that boys always brought roses, not lilacs, to girls they liked!

16 years later…
Answering the knock on my little apartment door, I opened it to find the legs and feet my boyfriend. It was all I could see of him, as he was hidden behind the largest bouquet of Lilacs I had ever seen. As he entered my hallway he said, “I don’t know what these are, but they sure smell good and they reminded me of you”.

A few days ago, we toasted our 15th wedding anniversary with Lilacs on the table and a glass (or two) of “True Love”.

1. This beautiful serene Original Signed Fine Art Photograph; TITLE: Spring Perfume, SIZE: 8x10.  Perfectly fits the mood of my heart.  Available on Etsy in Sarah Moldovan's shop, $30.00

2.  Original, one-of-a-kind halter top, “He Loves Me…” by Halter Hotties is made from a vintage  "Halston" scarf, fully lined in lavender 100% silk satin charmeuse. The perfect top for a spring love celebration. Available at, $199.00
3. Sparkly faceted rich purple amethyst, pink topaz and rhodolite garnet tear drop briolettes along with pale purple onion shaped briolettes and rhodolite garnet, pink topaz, purple amethyst faceted roundelles are all individually hand linked on 14k gold filled head pins to created this stunning double length bracelet. It is finished off with large bright gold 24k gold textured clasp and large faceted pink topaz roundelles. Available on Etsy at katecojewelry's shop, $625.00  

4.  A “True Love” Cocktail… Pour two measures of your favorite vodka into a cocktail shaker along with one measure of Parfait Amour and one measure of maraschino, shake with ice until frosted. Strain into two tall, slender glasses, top each with lots of ice and a single, lavender rose petal. Toast to your true love.