Pics From Our Holiday Jewelry and Gift Market Event

If you couldn’t make it out to our Holiday Jewelry and Gift Market last Thursday evening, don’t fret…. we’re still stocked to the hilt with plenty of super-special pieces from designers like Pamela Love, Gem and Blue, AGO, The Woods, Kristen Hatgi Sink, Aspen Charity Bracelet and more that will make for enduring gifts this season.  For those of you who did make it out, we’d like to say a big thank you for your support!  Check out our pics courtesy of photographer Sarai Nissan from this stellar event, and you might just see your own glowing face in the crowd ;)

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Holiday Jewelry and Gift Market at Goldyn this Thursday

It’s that time of year again…. you start realizing that the holidays are right around the corner, and you’re going to need gifts.  But if you’re anything like me, you don’t want to give your favorite people the same old generic stuff you can get at the mall…you want every gift to be meaningful and special.  Well, luckily for you Goldyn will be offering incredibly special and unique jewelry and gifts for just such people at our Holiday Jewelry and Gift Market, hosted by one of our fav Colorado bloggers, Lawn Party.  We really spent some time hand-picking some of our favorite independent designers – both from Colorado as well as NYC and beyond – to participate, who will be bringing in special edition pieces along with their favorite classics for your gift shopping needs!  We hope you can make it!

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Cedar & Hyde Holiday Pop-Up Shop at Goldyn

We couldn’t be more thrilled that our favorite modern-day mercantile from Boulder, Cedar & Hyde, wanted to partner with us to do a pop-up shop of holiday gift items at Goldyn.  If you missed our opening party last Thursday, don’t fret… the pop-up will still be at Goldyn through December 28th!  Shop a curated selection of goods for home and body, including Aesop products, Olo fragrances, Japanese cotton towels, candles, luxuriously soft Turkish bath robes, handcrafted rugs and more.  You’d best stop by soon, because we want it all!

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Goldyn Girl Profile: Morgan Kibby of M83 and White Sea Talks Style and Music

We’ve been fans of indie pop songstress Morgan Kibby for quite some time – whether it was her otherworldly, mood-bending vocals and keyboards as a part of the group M83, or now in her own solo project, White Sea.  Girl has talent in spades, no question.  Just take a listen to hits like Kim and Jessie and We Own the Sky from M83, or Future Husbands Past Lives from White Sea, and it’s easy to see why her career has been on the rise.  Not only is Morgan musically-inclined though, but she’s got style to boot.  We caught up with the producer/writer/composer/singer about her sartorial leanings, her latest single, and her favorite new arrivals at Goldyn of course.

Morgan describes her own style as rock and roll with a minimalist bent: “My style has always comprised varying degrees of melodrama, rocker chic (thank you airports) and tailoring.  I love simple pieces paired with loud details or romantic accessories.  I splurge on custom hats, fancy shoes and bags and rotate lots of black, white and pastel basics.  Simple is always timeless, and I never leave home without red or plum lipstick!”

Showing that all it takes are a few statement pieces layered with some simple-yet-edgy staples, when picking out her favorites from Goldyn’s Fall collections Morgan gravitated towards Ryan Roche’s Furry Cashmere Sweater and Carmen Diaz’s Gold Cuff, paired with Helmut Lang’s Leather Leggings (a rocker must-have), Michi’s chic Empress Bra Top, along with classic black ankle boots from Rachel Comey and our fav bag of the season from Building Block.  Most definitely a stage-worthy look, if we do say so.

Morgan picks her Goldyn hits for Fall

Morgan picks her Goldyn hits for Fall

What can we expect now from this music and style maven?  Morgan’s most recent projects include working with electronic group Big Data, taking her vocals to new heights on singles like The Business of Emotion.  Along with collaborations like this gem, Morgan is also scoring a new film by French filmmaker Eva Husson, entitled “Bang Gang!”  We can’t wait to see what this woman-about-town and one of our favorite Goldyn Girls does next.

For your listening pleasure, check out our Spotify playlist of some of our Morgan Kibby favorites below:

 

To Be Bright x Goldyn Giveaway

Goldyn is teaming up with blogger To Be Bright to give away a $100 gift certificate to Goldyn, along with a fully customized Dog Tag Necklace from Gem and Blue – as seen here perfectly styled by To Be Bright’s Tilden.  Simply click RIGHT HERE to enter!  And PS, don’t forget to follow @shopgoldyn and @tobebright on Instagram for more chances to win!

To Be Bright's Tilden, wearing her Gem and Blue custom Dog Tag Necklace

To Be Bright’s Tilden, wearing her Gem and Blue custom Dog Tag Necklace

Recap from our BARE Trunkshow

Thanks again to all our friends who made it out to our BARE trunkshow last Thursday!  We had a great time hanging with the designers, and of course checking out their never-before-seen Fall collection of bags, which was released to the public at our soiree.  Be sure to look for more great things coming from this Colorado brand, and in the mean time check out pics from our event, courtesy of Goldyn’s Sarai Nissan :)

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BARE founders Justin Biel and Grason Ratowsky

BARE founders Justin Biel and Grason Ratowsky

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Goldyn Rule / To Be Bright

We love blogger To Be Bright’s styling of the A.P.C. Etroit Cropped Jean in Indigo and Gem and Blue Custom Dog Tag Necklace, both available at Goldyn. Originally posted on To Be Bright (www.tobebright.com) on October 16, 2014.

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Jeans & custom-plated jewelry are my shopping triggers and right now I’m having an obsession with waist-fitting trouser denim & dog tag neckwear. The fit is nothing but comfortable and the fact it has some hip structure makes it all the more pleasing to wear – especially with a pair of sneaks. As for the necklace situation, the dog tag is the new horizontal bar, at least in my mind. Of course, no one wants to spend expensively but here’s my reasoning for why jeans & custom necklaces are worth the extra buck for me.

When I can afford those designer pieces, I never get buyer’s regret because I know the quality I’m purchasing is worth the extra buck. As someone who’s looking to invest in things I will need to rely on for a few years – you know, when I’m broke in NYC working from dawn to dusk – I would like to know it will make it through a couple laundry cycles, so to speak. My #1 item I’ll spend the cash on is denim & custom jewelry; a great fit & a one of a kind piece = a great stylish life. That’s my motto.

You can purchase these A.P.C. jeans here and the Gem and Blue necklace here.

The BARE Facts: An Interview with Founder Justin Biel

If you can’t already tell how excited we are to showcase the super-cool bags by fellow Colorado natives BARE in their upcoming trunk show at Goldyn this Thursday, you’ve been warned…. They’re the perfect blend of functional design, art, and sustainability.  Goldyn’s own Julia Cardi sat down with BARE founder Justin Biel to talk about the collection, his inspirations, and just what exactly makes this line of bags and accessories so special.

Justin Biel of BARE

Justin Biel of BARE

JC: To start out, talk a little bit about BARE in general and how the line started.

JB: BARE started as a passion project.  Grason’s father had brought back a jute coffee sack from Costa Rica which had all these amazing prints on it and Grason was determining what kind of art project he wanted to do with the bag.  He really loved the story, texture, and idea that this bag had travelled all over the world and had a life to it and also saw value in what it could still become.  Grason watched some online sewing tutorials and built the first BARE tote prototype in one afternoon.  I saw the bag and absolutely loved what Grason had created, and the two of us decided this would be our new business.

JC: So what inspires a couple of guys to create a handbag line?

JB: We never looked at BARE with the vision of creating a handbag line.  For us, and especially Grason, everything is just art.  We were drawn to the idea of creating items that were unique, art driven, spoke to our love of travel and other cultures, and this expression came in the form of travel bags and accessories.

JC: I understand that BARE includes collections from a few different artists. Who are these artists, and what kind of aesthetic do they each bring to the line?

JB: With our Artist Collection we hand selected individuals from around the US who had beautiful contemporary abstract styles.  We chose Naomi Clark out of Brooklyn, NY, Jonni Cheatwood out of Pheonix, AZ, and our creative director Grason Ratowsky participated as the third artist.  Naomi was actually a friend of Grason’s who also grew up in Boulder, CO and now works at an art collective called Fort Maker’s in Brooklyn that is involved in a lot of public art projects, installations, and creates one of a kind art products.  Naomi has a very feminine abstract style with soft colors, and large sweeping brushstrokes.  Grason randomly found Jonni Cheatwood’s artwork and was immediately drawn to his style and thought it would fit well with his vision for the BARE Artist Collection.  Jonni does a lot of mixed media and painting.  His work is known for blending and mixing colors and typically has lots of layers.  Grason completed the artist trio and oversaw the entire vision for the collection from the conception of the idea to the creation of the bags, and oversaw the manufacturing, which led to our beautiful final product.

JC: What type of customer do you have in mind when you design the bags?

JB: Our customer is a versatile one – a person that enjoys artful products, that is drawn to items that are beautifully different, and someone that wants a bag to fit the constant flux and changes of their everyday life.  We focus a lot on people like ourselves – world travellers that want unique style and functionality in the bags that play such a huge part in their distinct personal journeys.

JC: BARE is all about sustainability in its production and materials. What does sustainability mean to you guys?

JB: Sustainability is the desire to make our products with materials and in manufacturing facilities where we lessen the negative impact we have on our environment.

JC: Is there anything about using sustainable processes that might surprise people? That might seem contrary to what people think of when they picture sustainable fashion?

JB: Sustainability does not mean a reduction in quality, craftsmanship, or innovative design.  Sustainability is a driving force for innovation in the fashion industry. It leads to the creation of new, beautiful textiles and apparel, and will continue to impact and alter the style and type of garments our world has access to for the better.

JC: Lastly, anything else you want people to know about BARE?

JB: You can expect products from BARE that are different, that tell stories, and that are produced with the intention to create value in the world.  Our products and our brand are a bit different, and that’s the way we like it.  In many ways at BARE we’re not trying to fit in, we’re trying to diverge.

Behind the Label: Get To Know BARE Artist Naomi Clark

Colorado-based BARE’s trunk show at Goldyn is fast approaching (we hope to see you all there this Thursday evening!), and as such we wanted to take a deeper look behind the scenes of this super cool bag and accessory label that fuses functional design and art…  Meet Naomi Clark, one of BARE’s key artists behind the limited edition Artist Collection.  Naomi hails from my own home town of Boulder too (and may or may not be rumored to have shared a prom limo ride with yours truly…funny how life always comes full circle, no?), though currently lives and works as an artist in Brooklyn.  If you haven’t RSVP’d to meet these fine folks and shop their latest colletion (plus get an exclusive 50% off the Artist Collection series!), you can do so here