Satin Doll Café

Satin Doll Café

About Satin Doll Cafe

My name is Gaetana Parris fashion designer, business owner and blogger. I have a passion for all things fashion and design related. I started my blog back in 2007 and over time is have evolved to not only about fashion, trends, design but the love for my business, reading and planning. So sit back and enjoy.

Gemini Birthstone:Agate

Fashion & StylePosted by Gaetana Tuesday, May 22 2018 02:52PM
We're officially in Gemini season. You might know that there are birthstones for every month but did you know there are birthstones for each sun sign. No sun sign has just one but up to 4 or more. Each stone can aid in a range of different properties.Jewelry made from these stones not only make beautiful pieces but give those properties to the wearer.


Agate is one of many stone associated to the sign of Gemini. From Green/Blue Moss Agate to Fire Agate to Blue Lace Agate. Each variety of agate aids in different properties.Fire Agate are highly protective stone while Blue Lace Agate aids in communication abilities. Nevertheless, each stone would make lovely jewelry for the wearer.

Here's some pieces of Agate jewelry that you can find at Satin Doll & Co.

Foliage Rainbow Agate Lemon Jasper and Agate Beaded Stretch bracelet

Girly Secret Fire Agate and Jade Beaded Dangle earrings

Color Blast Rainbow Agate Beaded Dangle earrings

Horizon Agate Beaded Dangle earrings

Evergreen Green Agate Gold Plated Chain necklace

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Bucket List 35 Before 35 List

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Friday, May 11 2018 11:01AM
In just 7 more days it will officially be 6 months until my 35th birthday. It so crazy how fast time flies by. I was just November and I turned 34. I'm going to need Father Time to slow down for real. So with that being said at the beginning of 2018 I created a list of 35 things I wanted to do before my 35th birthday. I think it's cool to have a bucket list of items to complete before I reach my mind 30s.

I shared a sneak peek on Instagram yesterday and decided to create a blank on for you guys to create your own bucket list. Like always I decorated mine with stickers and I made sure to leave enough room on the blank version so you can do the same. Feel free to share yours on Instagram and Facebook.Be sure to tag use @SatinDollCo.

To download, click the image below.
Note: For personal use only.

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Behind the Design:Peach Petal Pearl, Glass and Carnelian earrings

Custom Jewelry ProjectsPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, May 01 2018 12:21PM
It's that time again for yet another JET (Jewelry on Etsy Team) Team challenge.Spring is officially here and so is another challenge.This one is slightly different because the theme wasn't the same for everyone.This time we were paired up with a partner and from there our partner had three categories they could choose from (Wedding,Prom or Graduation) and a color. My partner chose for me Wedding and the color peach. So I scoured my beads and got to work.
If you follow me on Instagram (@SatinDollCo) then you would of been on the journey with me last week when I was making this piece. My first two attempts failed due to one the pearls I initially wanted to use the holes weren't bore all the way through and then second attempt was a hot mess. So I went back to the drawing board and pulled some peach pearls (not shown), peach faceted glass beads and some carnelian tear drop beads.Along with some silver tone findings. I was determined to get it done this time around.
So I first took the head pins and beaded on a peach glass faceted bead followed by one of the peach pearls.
I then took the carnelian tear drop beads and put each one on a jump ring.
I then took a much larger jump ring and looped the carnelian beads onto them. The middle bead I added an extra jump ring so that it hanged a bit lower then the other two beads.Which in turn gave it an flower-like look.
Going back to the headpin with the beads I added the ear wires to that.
Next I added that to the jump ring with all the carnelian beads and closed the jump ring.
And that completes the earrings.
And that completes my piece for the Spring JET Team Challenge. I guess what they say is right. Three times the charm. Don't they look like little flowers or flower petals. Hence the name. You can find them available for purchase in my Etsy Shop here.

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May Journaling Cards

PlanningPosted by Gaetana Friday, April 27 2018 07:49AM
It always amazes me how fast each month goes by and the same can be said for April. Where did it go?!?! Nevertheless, May is almost here and it's time to prepare for it.

Since May is commonly known as the month that flowers are supposed to bloom from all that rain we got in April I decided to have the motif for this month be flowers. So this month there are two journaling card .One being our signature journaling card with just the cursive font and the other featuring a colorful and springy floral motif.

To download, simply click on the image.

May Flower Journaling Card

May Journaling Card

Enjoy and be sure to follow us on Instagram and tag us if you use our journaling cards. Hashtag #satindollco .

Note: For personal use only.


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2018 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Fashion & StylePosted by Gaetana Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:46AM
Mother's Day is less than a month away and if you're like me then you're already trying to figure what to get Mom.

Here's our 2018 Mother's Day Gift Guide to what to buy for Mom at Satin Doll & Co.

For the Mom that has everything:
Our Earring of the Month Club is perfect because there are different subscription types and it's the gift that keeps giving.

Give Mom some bling:
What woman doesn't like the shiny stuff.
Cyclone Faux Druzy Stud earrings
Timeless Faux Druzy Stud earrings

For the Afrocentric Mom:
If you're mother is into afrocentric decor,jewelry and fashion then she'll love afrocentric beauties.
Brown Ankh Hand Painted Dangle earrings
Black Pride Afro Comb Hand Painted Dangle earrings
My Queen Head Wrap Hand Painted earrings

For the Survivor Mom:
If your mom is like mine and a survivor of some strain of cancer then she'll love these friendly reminders of the battle she won.
Breast Cancer Awareness Paper Clip Charm
Breast Cancer Awareness Traveler's Notebook Charm

The Trendsetter Mom:
If your mom is one of those that are with the trends and sometimes set them then she'll love these fashionista worthy pieces.

Circles Gold Plated Lariat necklace
Eggshell Floral Daggers Howlite earrings
Just Woven earrings

Book lover Mom:
If your mom is an avid reader then she'll love these bookmarks that work well as a page marker for just about anything.
Take Flight Bookmark
Animalistic Agate Carnelian and Acrylic Bookmark

Proud Mom:
These next items are perfect for new moms and any mom for that fact.
Children Paper Clip Charm
Loved Amethyst Acrylic Planner Charm

Still Don't Know What to Get:

You can't go wrong with a gift certificate. Give her cash and let her shop until the bucks stop. Satin Doll Gift certificates come in any amount which makes your life so much easier.Satin Doll Gift Certificates

No matter what you give your mom for Mother's Day make her feel love and cherished. Because you only get one mother. Two if you're lucky.

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March Must Haves

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, April 10 2018 12:18PM
March is here and gone and what a long month it was. April is here and I'm still waiting for spring to finally come. March was one of those months were I was reaching for my regular routine stuff but there was some items that I was loving more than others.I told you I didn't stray from my regular items in March but when I did it was amazing. Hands down I LOVE everything in the photo shown above. I'll definitely will continue using them all April long.
First up is my planner. My old setup in my personal rings was annoying me to the max. I finally sat down one afternoon and took everything out and redid it. And I must say I LOVE it. I definitely won't be changing it anytime soon.
On the left hand side the papers you see and the silhouette of a building skyline I found on Pinterest and printed it out on cardstock. The magnetic clips are from Heidi Swapp. The jeweled paper clip I made myself which was include in the second MadeWithSouthernLuv Ebony Queen Box. The die cut right next to the paper clip is a freebie that you can get in my Facebook Group. And the die cut clipped on the pocket is from ChicPlannerGal.
This dashboard is one of many in my new layout.On the outside I have this note die cut which is the monthly freebie with purchase when you place an order with me. It's another one of my monthly favorite that I will go into detail more later. The doll next to that is one of 3 monthly freebies for March in my Facebook Group. The paper behind that is one of my top favorites out of all the paper you'll find in my planner. I have a thing for animal prints but I didn't want your traditional animal print. This is bold and colorful yet very feminine and girly.
I had to include a hair care product. I've been using the same products since January but I did add a new leave-in conditioner to my hair care routine. Since my sister has chopped off her long locks she purged the items she's been using and one of them is this leave-in. It's Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter Leave-In Conditioner. Number 1, I love the way this product smells. Mangoes all the way. It's one of those scents you won't get tired of smelling. Number 2, the slip when I add this product to my hair wet or dry is amazing. My hair loves this product and just eats it up. Because it has olive oil and mango butter in it it helps keep my hair really moisturized. Since it still wants to be winter here in NY my hair is craving products that can help keep it moisturized and Elasta QP is one of them. I highly recommend this product. You can find it in your local beauty supply store, Walmart and etc.

This note die cut is hands down one of my favorites of all time that I've created as freebie for all my stationery orders. I believe I came across this quote one day on Pinterest and it just stuck with me. So when I was designing the freebie for March I knew I had to use this quote. I thought putting it in a note form was perfect. With the glitter "tape" at the top adds a girly touch. As you can see I love it so much that I had to keep one for myself and include it in my planner. I even did a poll in my Facebook Group and everyone loves it so much that it's the freebie for April as well.
I'm officially on a no-spend until August for my trip to Sweden to visit my older sister and with that being said I have to be resourceful and use what I have. If it's not a need or business related I can't buy it. So I've been using what I have and this sticker book is one of them. I love it because it's literally 1050 pieces and I have stickers for days.
As you can see I think this can hold me off for a while so I can do my weekly spreads in my planner. I've been using this off and on in March in combination with other stickers I have and I love it. When you become resourceful you can do a lot with just what you have when you're forced to. It has a mix of neutral, color, floral, and abstract. A little bit of everything.

Lastly, this nail color by Sally Hanson Miracle Gel in 650 Per-Suede is everything. I believe I wore this color all month February and again in March. This dusty rose/ sienna color is everything. Secondly I literally had this color on my toes all month in March and it's didn't chip or peel off. Sally Hanson's gel nail polish is one of the best on the market and I highly recommend it. I do my nails at home and don't have the time to sit in any ones salon. I have no patience and is too ticklish for that. Plus I love the wand it grabs enough color for you run on pass on your nails.2 coats is just enough for it to be super opaque. Add a top coat and you're good to go.

So what have you been faving in March? Do share.

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Doll List Printable

PlanningPosted by Gaetana Friday, April 06 2018 08:40AM
I've been noticing that a lot of my customers have been buying tons of dolls each time they buy and it made me wonder. How are they keeping track of all of them? With me releasing at least 5 each month plus 2-3 new doll freebies each month in our Facebook Group it can be overwhelming. Me myself I need to comprise a list of the dolls I have in stock. So with that being said and after a poll in my Facebook Group the Doll List is born. It's only right that one of our dolls makes her way in the photo too. lol (shown Hey You Doll - Planner Die Cut)
It features a place to put the doll name, how many you want and a place to check off if you got it. I even include an area to mark it's one of your favorites. And if you know me I can't help but decorate the insert. I think it's super handy to have if you're a customer of mine at Satin Doll & Co. So I know you're like girl give us the download. Here you go.

Enjoy!

To download, simply click on the image.
Enjoy and be sure to follow us on Instagram and tag us if you use our journaling cards. Hashtag #satindollco .

Note: For personal use only.


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Bring on the Pearls

Fashion & StylePosted by Gaetana Tuesday, April 03 2018 11:41AM
Pearls are trending and we're not talking about a single strand or pearl stud earrings that your grandmother would wear either. You'll find pearls not just as jewelry but bags, shoes and clothing. Here's how to wear them.

Pretty Hair Accessories

If you do't want to go all out wearing pearls wearing them in your hair is a sure fire way to wear them without feeling overwhelmed. They'll add a preppy feel to whatever you decide to pair them with.

The Sea is Your Oyster Pearl Mix Wired Hair Comb (available at Satin Doll & Co.)

Her Bounty Baroque Pearl and Czeck Druk Glass Wired Hair Comb (available at Satin Doll & Co.)

Drop Earrings

Classic pearls will never go out of style but the drop pearl earrings have emerged. Drop earrings are perfect for everyday wear and can easily be dressed up.

Oh Audrey Glass & Pearl earrings (available at Satin Doll & Co.)

Pearly Innocence Glass Pearl and Mother of Pearl earrings (available at Satin Doll & Co. )

Wedding Blossom Howlite and Pearl earrings ( available at Satin Doll & Co. )

Love Tomorrow Mother of Pearl and Glass Pearl earrings ( available at Satin Doll & Co. )

No matter how you decide to incorporate pearls into you style. Make it your own.

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