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Turbans Turbans Turbans!


A couple of weeks ago I asked all of my Instagram friends which fabrics, textures or colors they wanted for the fall turban headbands and many replied: red velvet! So I made it happen. At the fabric store I found a rich hue of blue velvet and a fun black velvet with sparks of gold. I hope you like them!

What’s different about my turbans is that I use a lot of fabric for them, so they look full, and never like a simple headband. If you are not sure if a turban headband is for you, simply contact me and I can tell you which color or fabric is better for you. Some blondes look great with black and blue, while brunettes look better with red or royal blues… Christmas tip: these make great girlfriend’s gifts!

You can shop for them at the shop section of my website, or on Etsy: http://www.carolinabenoit.etsy.com

Have a great day! And spread the love please!

Photography by: Jackie Segedin, filter by Carolina Benoit. (Jackie doesn’t use a filter, I add the filter to keep the feel of my line) To see more of Jackie’s photography: www.threebrooklynphotography.com and follow her on Facebook: Three Brooklyn Photography.

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Postcards From Our Online Store


 

 

 

 

 

 

All of these are new at the store ❤ http://www.carolinabenoit.etsy.com!

 

Just wanted to leave you with something fun (I have been absent from blogging for a while) and say to all: Have a happy weekend!

xox

 

 

 

 

 

My First Feature On A Glossy Magazine


A month ago I was reached by Mollie Makes Magazine from the UK because they wanted to feature the geometric Merengue Shift Dress from my Spring/Summer 2012 collection. I had been feature in magazines and newspapers as a designer, but this is the first time that my work reaches the pages of a glossy magazine! I am beyond happy!

The magazine is not for sale until August 3 in the UK, but I was given a sneak-peek from the editors so you can take a look at it.

Mollie Makes curates the best craft around the world into a tactile, collectible and irresistible magazine (In other words, if you love to make things, and websites of handmade items such as Etsy or Copious, then you’ll love this magazine)

In their own words:

“We love to make – handmade is more than just a hobby for us, it’s in everything we do. We can’t resist hunting down treasures in thrift stores, then customizing, re-covering and embellishing our finds with our endless stash of ribbons, buttons, fabrics and felt.We’re forever on the lookout for new inspiration. Whatever we do, we’re living and loving handmade.”

♡ Making ♡ Thrifting ♡ Collecting ♡ Crafting

So where can you get a copy of the magazine?

To subscribe or get an individual copy: click here

To download the Ipad version: click here

To know more about them, blog: click here

I only made 4 of these dresses :). To get yours before it is too late click on the picture:

or click HERE

Thank you for reading me ❤

Walking Among The Flowers


Beyond Miami’s gorgeous beaches and all the night life there are many places to find peace and culture. One of the most beautiful places in Miami is the Fairchild Botanical Garden… The photographs don’t do justice to this place.

Madagascar… Cactus.

The first time I saw a Baobab was at Fairchild, and it really touched my heart… Baobabs have a strong meaning in my life and looking at one and being amazed by its beauty and size is really something.

The Zen Lotus gardens are also breathtaking, and full of peace.

Nature’s Hearts

I took this opportunity to browse for inspiration for the coming collections… This dead leaf is perfect for color charts, and the leaves below are perfect to create silhouettes and textures

There is a small river that crosses the gardens. Cold clear water cools the hot Miami day.

Nature’s Colors.

This leaf was almost my size!

I wore: Banana Republic Skirt (This skirt is almost Vintage, I think is 5 years old or more), a J.crew Sweater, Tory Burch Belt, Street Spardilles, Dior Sunglasses, Kate Spade Bag. 

To visit Fairchild: www.fairchildgarden.org ***Recomendations***Don’t go on a hot summer day, drink plenty of water, wear comfortable clothes and a camera is a must!