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Satin Doll Cafe is the place to come to hear about all the events that Satin Doll had or participated in. To hear about the latest styles and fashion craves. A place to let off a little steam about the daily grind of the fashion industry.

Fall Trend To Try Now: All Red Everything

Trends & gossipPosted by Gaetana Friday, August 18 2017 07:18AM
If you didn't know the IT color for fall you've been forewarned that it's red. The bold hue is only to get bigger once fall hits. So get ahead of the trend with some stylish red jewelry available at Satin Doll & Co. if you don't want to add head to toe red but subtle touches instead.

Red Harvest Glass Howlite Agate bracelet

Stud Howlite Glass and Acrylic bracelet

Scarlet Glass Serenity Chain necklace

Show Stopper Mother of Pearl and Wood Beaded Dangle earrings

Rouge Butterfly Howlite Beaded Dangle earrings

Lady in Red Wood and Glass Beaded Dangle earrings

Good Fortune Wood Acrylic and Glass Beaded Dangle earrings


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Fall Trend to Try Now: Silver Situation

Trends & gossipPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, August 15 2017 03:14PM
Silver is often reserved for New Year's Eve and parties but is now a year long thing. It's not reserved for just slinky tops and dresses but to accessories. Here's some silver pieces that you can find at Satin Doll & Co.

Cyclone Faux Druzy Stud earrings

Daggers Silver Tone Chain Harem bracelet

Eggshell Floral Daggers Howlite earrings

Hamsa Silver Tone Chain bracelet

Love Silver Tone Chain bracelet

Luck of the Irish Leather Charm bracelet

Timeless Faux Druzy Stud earrings


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Deeper Connection necklace set

Custom Jewelry ProjectsPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, August 01 2017 03:14PM
It's that time again for another behind the design of a custom design I was working on. This set was for my godmother's birthday. Each year it's getting harder and harder to top the design before for her. Luckily, I know the type of design she likes. So let's so behind the design of this piece which I'm calling Deeper Connection.

Like always when I'm working on a piece I gather all the elements in front of me and see where it goes. This time I grabbed a bunch of coco pukalet beads in brown, some brass drops, agate beads, carnelian beads, glass beads and some aluminum chain to round it all out. I definitely knew I wanted this necklace to have the aluminum chain in it for sure.
I then cut a piece of wire, attached a crimp bead and added a jump ring. I got to work on unique combination of beads and some brass drops. (Shown above is what I came up with) Totally random and got it the first time around.
I then measured the bead combination and came up with the remaining length of the necklace which I divided by 2 and got the length of chains I needed.
I then added an additional jump ring and the chain to each end of the bead mix strand.
To finish off the necklace I added a jump ring and a lobster clasp . While the other end I added two jump rings.
And the necklace is completed. It's the perfect length and lays beautifully.

Now if you know me I can't make a necklace without including the matching pair of earrings. So I had a ton of supplies left over and I carried over the same elements into the earrings.
I found some bead caps while pulling out the headpins and decided to use those to flank the carnelian beads. I took 3 coco pukalet bead and put those on separate head pin.I then combined the two elements together but it was missing something so I took one of the brass drops and added it the mix. Added the ear wires and it's complete.

Here's a better look at the completed earrings. I think I knocked this one out of the ball park and I can't wait to get my review from my godmother. So what do you think?!?!

For your custom order, feel free to email us at orders@satindoll.biz . We would love to work with you and help your idea come to life.



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August Journaling Cards

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, July 25 2017 08:20AM
An idea hit me yesterday while scrolling on Pinterest. Why not create monthly journaling cards. So I got to work and came up with 3 different designs. A plain and simple one, one with a watermelon and one with the character I created Sandra the Petty Cat. They're super cute and you can use them any number of ways.

One way I love to use them is in the front of my planner. Another is you can punch a hole and add it to your planner. Or you can add it to a pocket in your planner. The possibilities are endless.

So I know you're dying to download them. Simply click print and you're good to.

To download, simply click on the image.

August Journaling Card

Petty Cat August Journaling Card

Watermelon August Journaling Card

Enjoy!



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Adventures in Coney Island

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Friday, July 21 2017 10:57AM
Yesterday me, my sister and her best friend went to Coney Island for the day. Now if you're a fellow Brooklynite then you might remember the Coney Island from the late 80s and early 90s. Where Nathan's was the highlight of your trip there, the Himalaya ride was the place to be even if you weren't old or tall enough to get on it in my case and you never stepped on foot on the beach. Times have truly changed and now it's more a tourist attraction. So let's go on a little adventure of the new Coney Island.

Our first stop was Nathan's.I'll confess it's been a couple (probably 3-4) of years since I stepped foot in this part of Coney Island. Nathan's is still Nathan's except they added a outside eating area and they kind of restructured the inside.But my only complaint is the whole staff is Asian.What happened to all the local staff they used to hire unless it's under new management.

We walked down the street on the side of Nathan's and there was all this cool wall art for you take pictures in front off. So cool and beautiful to showcase local artists.
Also there were a ton of new shops and stores. All those games on the outside and food joints. Gone. We then walked up the ramp to get to the boardwalk to eat our Nathan's . Now this was a site to see. The beach was so clean and jammed packed because it was super hot and day two of a heat wave. 96 but felt like in the 100s according to the weatherman. It was hot period.
I'm sorry I didn't think to bring my bathing suit with me. So then because my sister's best friend was taking her favorite student out for the day she bought her an all day pass for the rides in Luna Park. Then the fun began.

As we walked into one section of Luna Park we were hit with yet another great piece of wall art.
I didn't take any photos inside Luna Park because #1 we were too busy watching the student have so much on the rides. Such a thrillseeker. And #2 children everywhere.

But overall, I'm happy to see Coney Island got a facelift it definitely needed. I'm glad it's flourishing and thriving. I'll definitely go back soon and hopefully when my older sister comes back home for a visit we'll take here because if you remember the Coney Island of the past. You'll have to see the Coney Island of today.

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CurlFest 2017

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, July 18 2017 06:03AM

Summer is not summer without attending CurlFest in Prospect Park here in Brooklyn, NY. This past Saturday I had the wonderful opportunity to take the day off with my sis and go. I was dressed and pumped ready to go and see all the amazing vendors, beauty influencesors and of course to buy some amazing products. FYI, I had a mental list in my head of what I needed too.

Me and my sister was running a bit late because she had to beat my face to the gods and then finding a parking spot on Eastern Parkway is always an adventure. So by the time we trek our way through Prospect Park to where CurlFest was it was already after 12:30. We walk actually past the registration line by accident because they set up the tents differently this year and when I say the line was lonnnnnnnnnnnggggggg for general admission to get the general admission gift bags.We said nah and headed right into CurlFest.
Can we say vendors galore. Palmers, Eden BodyWorks, Mielle Organics, Madam CJ Walker, LottaBody and those are the ones I stopped at where the lines were reasonable. The others were Iman, Shea Moisture, Crème of Nature, Curl Keeper, Design Essentials, Jane Carter Solutions, Jamaican Black Caster and Nyako. No two booths were alike. All booths were giving out samples plus many more giving out ice pops, water, lemonade, and etc to keep us all cool. Many were holding demonstrations of using the actual products on someone’s hair. I really wanted to stop at Crème of Nature but they were the one with the longest line but the samples they were giving away was ridiculous. Full size I believe. Nevertheless, I was able to purchase my go-to products that I needed to wash my hair when I got home. Winning.
After stopping at some of the booths we visited the Marketplace Vendors. I always love stopping by them and seeing what’s unique to purchase. Being a creator myself, it’s kind of hard for me to buy but I’m always on the lookout for something unique. My sister wanted a head wrap particularly a black one for work. Luckily, we got to Fanm Djanm early and she still had some available. Thank god. And she’s such a sweet heart too. She was on hand if anyone need help wrapping their wrap. We stopped at another vendor that was selling unique afrocentric earrings for $5 and $10. My sister got a wicker material pair and a hamsa pair to match her new tattoo. There was a couple vendors selling t-shirts, sunglasses, face painting, unique dresses and tops, henna. I’m a little sad that I didn’t get my henna again for the second year in the row but I guess there is always next year. Oh and even Spike Lee had a booth there selling and autographing his t-shirts. Super cool. Managed to snap a picture to show my dad.

Food…. Can I say it was hooootttt. Lord, you would think with the rain the day before it would have been comfortable. Nope. Hot. We checked out each truck and settled on the Jerk truck. We didn’t want to wait for the Jerk Chicken to be done so we the Cilantro Lime Brisket. OMG!!!! It was so good. I wish we would of got a photo but we were too hot and hungry to think about that. At that point my sister’s coworker finally got there and we wrapped up eating and then walked around. By this time the crowd had grown from the hundreds to the thousands. I swear we were standing on a hill and you could look down into CurlFest and all you saw was people. It’s a beautiful site to see. Women of all ages, skin types and curl textures. We hit the stage area to see what they dj was playing. After being in the crowd for a bit we went around again to the vendors to see what my sister’s coworker wanted to get. After that we decided we had enough and it was time for a real lunch. We then started our walk out of Prospect Park but along the way we had to do a lil’ photo shoot because we couldn’t end CurlFest without one.

So in closing, I totally enjoyed my second year of CurlFest. All the vendors and marketplace was amazing, the dj was pumping, the food vendors was amazing but the best part was seeing everyone with their natural hair. All the textures, styles, the fashion even the little kids. Too cute. If CurlFest didn’t reach a million people this year they were close to it and it will definitely reach it next year. Amazing job to the CurlyGirlCollective. See you next year.

Totally forgot to share the samples that I was able to snag from some of the vendors.As you can see I already started to use two. It isn't as nearly as big as the stuff I got last year but it's still a good haul of stuff.I'll let you know most likely in my future must haves if any make the cut.




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Freebie Friday: Coupons Printable

Trends & gossipPosted by Gaetana Friday, July 14 2017 07:18AM
Have you ever been shopping online and get to checkout and then have to search high and low for a coupon code to get a discount? That was the whole reasoning behind me creating my coupons printable. It's a one stop spot to put down everything about my favorite retailers, plus the coupon codes and the usage.
You have 4 sections on the page to put 4 retailers, the discount, the code, any restrictions,if it's one time use and/or unlimited use. This printable will be a welcoming addition to your planner.

Please note, this printable for personal size ring bound planners.

To download, click the image below.
To print:

To print on one side, simply click print. For double sided, print the first page then turn the page over and reinsert so it prints on the blank side.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us.



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Trending: Insect Jewelry

Trends & gossipPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, July 11 2017 11:31AM
Not many women like any insects of any kind. So I find it super hilarious that insect jewelry is trending. Well not really because I've been known to design tons of insect jewelry (ie: dragonflies, butterflies) in the past. So if you're a huge fan of "insect" jewelry with out even realizing your are then you're going to love this trend. You can find it in several different types of medium from metals, to glass, to resin, to acrylic. The options are endless.

Here's a couple that you can find at Satin Doll & Co.

Cobalt Butterfly Mother of Pearl and Acrylic Beaded Dangle earrings

Lush Butterfly Howlite and Glass Beaded earrings

Petal Pusher Butterfly Glass and Acrylic Beaded Dangle earrings


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