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My Maggies Original Fashion Magnet
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O Necklace
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(Sponsored) Lotus Premium Denim

My Maggies Original Fashion Magnet

Maggies are the first ever small magnets that are designed to be strong enough to hold a flat piece of fabric (i.e. shawl, sarong, etc.) together without damaging the fabric and enable the wearer to style the fabric in a variety of ways. Maggies were invented by Margaret Sinclair- a native Australian who had moved to Dallas back in the 80s to continue her career in the medical and design industries. In October 2012, she launched the “soft version” of the Maggies, then called- Magnetic Textile Fasteners, which were able to hold multiple pieces of fabrics (including delicates) without damage to them. She officially launched the Maggies label in 2013 during the Accessories Show in NYC and they have since become a household staple for women of all shapes, ages and sizes.

I was given a sample of the Maggies recently and was able to get a feel of their versatility and magnetic strength. They came in a small plastic container, in which they should always be stored, as they are magnetic (so be aware when storing near a cell phone, jewelry or credit card). The package includes a large and small magnet, as well as an instruction leaflet with some FAQs and How-To’s. The larger one is meant to hold thicker and heavier fabrics, whereas the smaller one is meant for lightweight fabrics. The magnet itself consists of a ball and ring, in which you keep the ball inside the fabric and magnetically attach the ring on the outside of the fabric (as the ring is a little more visibly pleasing). I must say that the first time using them takes a lot of patience (at least for me anyway). You have to get the fabric just right and then place the magnet where you want it. The magnet is quite strong, so getting it to fit just right took a couple tries. I feel like it’s almost a two person job because you need someone to help hold the fabric in place, while you position the magnet. After the magnet is in place, then you are good going about your merry little way. But I’d say that they are a handy little staple for any wardrobe and after a few tries, it’ll be easy handling them and the fabric yourself (insert “thumbs-up” for honing those multi-tasking stills). I also enjoyed playing with and coming up with different ways to reinvent a top or dress with just a single couple yards of fabric.

For more FAQs, check out mymaggies.com!

** Photography by Nicole Kestenbaum Photography **

O Necklace

There are quite a lot of jewelry companies that are picking up on the “name necklace” trend. I can now add international brand- O Necklace to my small roster. The brand launched in 2001 and has been know for creating beautiful and high-quality customizable name and monogram necklaces. I received the 24K gold plated “Carrie Style” necklace. This style was inspired by the famous Carrie Bradshaw in ‘Sex in the City’. It arrived wrapped in a sturdy gift box. When I first saw my name necklace, I was really impressed with the expert craftsmanship and intricate detailing of the cursive script. If you’d like more information or to channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw, check out O Necklace!

**Photo by Nicole Kestenbaum Photography**

(Sponsored) Lotus Premium Denim

I was sent a pair of skinny jeans from a new denim company called Lotus Premium Denim- based in the Bay Area. They decided on the name Lotus because the Lotus flower’s story is compared to their story… the lotus grows from the mud and promises to bring beauty and potential despite the murkiness. Lotus was created by six young entrepreneurial women who already have day jobs with fifty to sixty hour work weeks and have families to take care of too. These women are a mixed pot of immigrants and first-generation Americans who have faced and overcame some of the hardest of adversities. Lotus Denim is a start-up has had minimal funding, but has grown on passion and drive. Since their launch in November of 2011, this philanthropic company has been giving back to their community. They have donated 5% of the profits to charities like City Year, Career Closet and Somaly Mam. That is an incredible feat seeing as they are still a blooming company- with kindness of heart. This kindness of heart that these women have translates in their clothing, which are made to clothe inspiring women all over the world.

I received the “Inspire” jean in indigo blue. The jeans fit amazingly well and are very slimming (not to mention making my ass look fantastic). Though just to be clear folks, {when you see the pictures below} the jeans look like peddle-pushers (semi-crops) on me, while compared to the model, they look normal on her. The reasoning for that is because the model is shorter than I am and I was given a 28″ inseam jean. Though taller people fear not! They do offer a 30″ inseam as well. But it goes to show that no matter the inseam with Lotus Premium Denim, they will always make you look long, lean and best of all- confident!

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