April 23, 2012
Color blocking is all the rage right now and can be seen on everything from handbags to shoes to dresses even make-up. As simple as it seems, color blocking is the art of wearing blocks of color, be it on the same garment or combining complementing or contrasting colors in two. You can go as bold as you want by rocking vibrant/neon colors or more subdued with pastels. What’s so great about this trend is that anyone can wear color blocking regardless of age or size and look fabulous!
Here’s a little history behind the trend: The origin of color blocking dates back to the 60s, when it was popularized by the ‘Mod Fashion’. This fashion culture ushered an innovative, bold and creative style of clothing that originally belonged to London. The British youth set the trend, which was later followed by the rest of the world. 
One could say color blocking in fashion is most famously represented from the Mondrian Dress by Yves St. Laurent in 1965. He took the simple shift dress of the era and, inspired by the paintings of the 1930’s Dutch Piet Mondrian, added blocks of color to it to give it new life. Then, he followed the technique of mixing primary colors with solid black lines to create a geometric, yet simplistic eye-popping effect. And, the rest is history!
It’s amazing that this trend has been around since the 60’s but still manages to look fresh and modern years later. This trend tops our hot list for the spring & summer and is definitely here to stay for awhile. We’ve compiled a couple of our favorite must-have color block items. Which is your favorite?
Pictured (clockwise from top left):
Searle Sleeveless Colorblock Dress
Suzi Chin Color Block Drape Neck Dress
Rolando Santana Color Block Maxi Dress
Searle Organza Keyhole Dress in Red/White
orYany Sydney Shoulder Bag
Searle Organza Keyhole Dress in Yellow/White

Color blocking is all the rage right now and can be seen on everything from handbags to shoes to dresses even make-up. As simple as it seems, color blocking is the art of wearing blocks of color, be it on the same garment or combining complementing or contrasting colors in two. You can go as bold as you want by rocking vibrant/neon colors or more subdued with pastels. What’s so great about this trend is that anyone can wear color blocking regardless of age or size and look fabulous!

Here’s a little history behind the trend: The origin of color blocking dates back to the 60s, when it was popularized by the ‘Mod Fashion’. This fashion culture ushered an innovative, bold and creative style of clothing that originally belonged to London. The British youth set the trend, which was later followed by the rest of the world.

One could say color blocking in fashion is most famously represented from the Mondrian Dress by Yves St. Laurent in 1965. He took the simple shift dress of the era and, inspired by the paintings of the 1930’s Dutch Piet Mondrian, added blocks of color to it to give it new life. Then, he followed the technique of mixing primary colors with solid black lines to create a geometric, yet simplistic eye-popping effect. And, the rest is history!

It’s amazing that this trend has been around since the 60’s but still manages to look fresh and modern years later. This trend tops our hot list for the spring & summer and is definitely here to stay for awhile. We’ve compiled a couple of our favorite must-have color block items. Which is your favorite?

Pictured (clockwise from top left):

Searle Sleeveless Colorblock Dress

Suzi Chin Color Block Drape Neck Dress

Rolando Santana Color Block Maxi Dress

Searle Organza Keyhole Dress in Red/White

orYany Sydney Shoulder Bag

Searle Organza Keyhole Dress in Yellow/White

March 16, 2012
OrYany is receiving plenty of international love these days! The Tinsley Leather Satchel was recently featured in Glow Magazine. 

OrYany is receiving plenty of international love these days! The Tinsley Leather Satchel was recently featured in Glow Magazine. 

February 7, 2012
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Whether you’re spending it with your honey or friends, we have the perfect outfit for you!
Pictured: Rolando Santana Sleeveless Side Ruffle Dress; orYany Alana Clutch; Bootights Semi-Opaque Ankle Tight; CC Skye Chain Gang Lucite Bracelet

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Whether you’re spending it with your honey or friends, we have the perfect outfit for you!

Pictured: Rolando Santana Sleeveless Side Ruffle Dress; orYany Alana Clutch; Bootights Semi-Opaque Ankle Tight; CC Skye Chain Gang Lucite Bracelet

January 25, 2012
Meet our newest discovery…orYANY handbags! The orYANY handbag collection (pronounced  “or ee yah  knee”),  launched in the spring of 2010, is a breath of  fresh air in the luxury leather  handbag market and is now available online and in Searle stores!  We instantly fell head over heels for this luxe collection of  beautifully constructed and designed handbags that are ultra functional  and chic. There’s ample room to store your necessities in these  versatile handbags, and they are available in an array of rich colors  that you can carry now and into the spring/summer. Need we say more? Our  personal favorite bag from this collection is the Sydney Shoulder Bag.  It boasts an on-trend colorblocking effect and is a multifunctional  handbag that can be worn slung over the shoulders or carried in hand as a  top handle. The smooth, supple leather is reason enough to snap up this handbag for yourself! 
New York City-based and privately  owned by an  entrepreneur who has been passionate about leather, design and  art  throughout his life, the orYANY collection is a culmination of his years   in the handbag industry producing clean design, timeless style and   functionality with each handbag. He oversees an in-house design studio  and  works with a team of designers that have over 30 years experience  between  them, creating beautiful handbags that emphasize details which  include  signature hardware, rich and luxurious color palettes and easy shapes.

Meet our newest discovery…orYANY handbags! The orYANY handbag collection (pronounced “or ee yah knee”), launched in the spring of 2010, is a breath of fresh air in the luxury leather handbag market and is now available online and in Searle stores! We instantly fell head over heels for this luxe collection of beautifully constructed and designed handbags that are ultra functional and chic. There’s ample room to store your necessities in these versatile handbags, and they are available in an array of rich colors that you can carry now and into the spring/summer. Need we say more? Our personal favorite bag from this collection is the Sydney Shoulder Bag. It boasts an on-trend colorblocking effect and is a multifunctional handbag that can be worn slung over the shoulders or carried in hand as a top handle. The smooth, supple leather is reason enough to snap up this handbag for yourself! 

New York City-based and privately owned by an entrepreneur who has been passionate about leather, design and art throughout his life, the orYANY collection is a culmination of his years in the handbag industry producing clean design, timeless style and functionality with each handbag. He oversees an in-house design studio and works with a team of designers that have over 30 years experience between them, creating beautiful handbags that emphasize details which include signature hardware, rich and luxurious color palettes and easy shapes.

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