BY : Monday, May 07, 2012
What am I smiling about today? I am dressing not one, but two Met Costume Ball attendees tonight in Sandy Leong Jewelry!
BY : Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Along with all of these locations having Sandy Leong product in-store, any Neiman Marcus location can take orders for Sandy Leong product!
BY : Monday, April 02, 2012
What I'm smiling about today:
Today is the day that Neiman Marcus not only hosts 2 Sandy Leong Jewelry traveling trunk shows...
BY : Thursday, March 29, 2012
I can't help but still be smiling today looking at this captured moment between my daughter and I at her recent Sweet Sixteen...
BY SANDY LEONG : Monday, March 12, 2012
My Droid Self Portrait
At the TED conference two weeks ago, Google set up a station where you could create your own Android on a t-shirt. This is right up my alley! You could stretch and contort your "droid", add clothes, shoes, accessories, change the hair and skin color. Needless to say I spent a lot of time getting the proportions just right for my droid. I picked a little black dress, because you can make any outfit fabulous with the proper accessories.
BY : Friday, March 09, 2012
Have you ever really thought about the things that you find yourself using on a daily basis? I was talking to a friend recently about her "must-haves" and I decided to really think about what's in my life that I can't live without right now....
BY : Friday, March 02, 2012
You may have seen a trend towards jewelry created from recycled gold, something that I couldn’t be happier about! Personally, I use recycled gold in each and every piece that I make to create a more sustainable and responsible jewelry collection.
BY : Tuesday, December 20, 2011
'tis the season for surprises!
The winner of the Sandy Leong Giveaway, receiving the Petite Dewdrop Necklace from the Origin Collection, is......
BY SANDY LEONG : Tuesday, December 13, 2011
I’m always very sentimental about the holidays. My fondest memories are waking up my brother on Christmas morning so we could sneak a look at our stockings before my parents woke up. The warm fuzzy feelings also come to me when I look at my Sweet Charity Bangle that I made for The Boys and Girls Aid in Portland, Oregon.
BY SANDY LEONG : Friday, December 09, 2011
This time of year provides plenty of opportunity for anxiety provoking feelings. The office party, too much family "together" time, overcrowded shopping centers, and traveling just to name a few. The one situation that never causes me anxiety is what to bring to the host/hostess when attending a holiday party when the typical wine, cookies or candies just aren't original enough for you. Sometimes one size doesn't fit all, but my favorite hostess gift to give and receive is a Diptyque candle, and it fits me perfectly, in any fragrance, but especially holiday scented ones, like Epinette and Perdione. Anything that makes my apartment smell more like Christmas. And it comes beautifully packaged so all you have to do is put a ribbon around the box with a nametag (so your grateful hostess will know who it came from.)
BY SANDY LEONG : Friday, December 02, 2011
On my recent trip to Boca Raton, Florida my husband and I went to a wine store called Total Wine & More. And boy did they! It is like a Costco for wine and spirits. Rows and rows of wines by region, whole aisles of vodkas, domestic and imported, champagnes, beers, oh my. It was like being a kid in a candy I never thought I would have so much fun in a liquor store.
Pro mis Q ous wine!
BY : Monday, November 28, 2011
Sometimes less is more but sometimes, more is more, and having this as an option when dressing is ideal, especially around the holidays!
BY SANDY LEONG : Saturday, November 12, 2011
I have a confession to make. I love Target. Everything about it: the wide aisles, the vast array of make-up from Maybelline to Boots, the fashion forward accessories, greeting cards from Papayrus and the guest designers that bring high fashion to the masses. Botkier, Alexander McQueen, Zac Posen and John Paul Gautier have all designed a limited edition line for Target, with great success. I admit, the quality wasn’t always there but it was guiltless haute shopping on a budget.
BY SANDY LEONG : Tuesday, August 09, 2011
I admit the title is a bit misleading. I love playing tennis and have been playing pretty much all my life. My Dad was an avid tennis player and he was determined to make my brother and I love the sport as well. My first tennis racket was a sawed off badmitten racket and my first lesson was our the living room. (not a good idea) My second lesson was on the public tennis courts in Richmond, California, where you could get group instructions for the entire summer for the $2 membership fee. So despite my humble beginnings, I turned out to be a pretty good tennis player, playing number one singles in high school.
BY SANDY LEONG : Thursday, July 28, 2011
Never had spending $15 filled me with such anxiety.
What relatively minor purchase was causing me such angst? A visit to the nail salon, of course. I went to get my nails done and I was filled with insecurity when asked to pick a color. I stared blankly at the 100-plus shades of pinks, reds and corals, not to mention the trendier blacks, blues, greens and – gasp -- orange.
BY SANDY LEONG : Tuesday, June 07, 2011
I love Donna Karan. Her clothes are beautiful, accessible and wearable. She designs a bedding and bath line, shoes and handbags, fragrances and now Urban Zen, a complete lifestyle collection. But does she ever get bored of wearing Donna Karan clothing, sleeping in her Donna Karan bedding, living in her Donna Karan-designed apartment or showing off her Donna Karan-designed jewelry?
Unlike Donna Karan, with her massive staff, I’m a one-woman show; I design, draw, work on my inventory, monitor sales. I’m constantly on the lookout for new ideas, trends and inspiration. Sometimes it can take months for an idea to become an actual wearable piece of jewelry.