Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Viola Jane Designs Giveaway! {CLOSED}

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I am stoked to introduce to all of you this fun little etsy shop: Viola Jane Designs. Rachel (the lovely owner) creates the most fabulous collars, and for affordable prices! Whether your looking for your next statement piece or your a fan of collars and fun friendship bracelets, this shop is for you! Rachel's designs are fabulous paired with anything from the classic LBD, to a simple tee and boyfriend jeans. If you've been eyeing the collar trend, but haven't jumped in yet -- check out Viola Jane Designs! Rachel has created a coupon code for all Belle de Couture followers. Use code ViolaBelle20 from now until Valentines day (2/14) for 20% off your purchase.


Q&A with Rachel (the owner of Viola Jane Designs)


1.) Please tell us a little about the Viola Jane Designs etsy shop.

Viola Jane is a shop for fun trendy girls who love to be up to date with the latest fashions but with a really handmade, high quality, original edge! I wanted to use a mix of my background in NY, and my life in Tuscany as inspiration. Viola is my middle name (my parents love all things Italian including colors!) and Jane shows my weak spot for English heroines. I thought the name suited the vibe of my shop and my style.


2.) How long have you been creating your designs?

Since I was a little girl I always loved to make fun gifts and accessories for my friends. Once day a few months ago, I was making a flower headpiece with this stunning Italian silk I found for one of my good friends who is getting married next May and she said "why don't you sell these?". I thought it would be just a fun hobby and a nice way to share my creations with others, but now it has turned into a full blown second job (by day I work as a children's clothing and accessories designer).

3.) I see you draw inspiration from your own personal style, as well as where you live (Tuscany, Italy), what type of girl or guy do you envision wearing your pieces?

You know, I just make things that I would love to wear. I would say a girl (or even guy!) that loves big city lights but doesn't mind going home to a quiet country hideaway. Someone that always has style no matter where she is or what she's doing but never really has to try hard. Its just natural!


4.) Collars are such a huge trend right now... why do you love collars so much?

I love collars because they usually have this really preppy vibe (I definitely rocked the school uniform as a kid) but are coming out now as a really edgy/fun alternative to the standard statement necklace.

5.) Which item is currently your fave in your shop?

Right now I am loving the silk and swarovski fabric wrap bracelets. Because being in Tuscany there are SO many amazing fabrics and prints all around me. For accessories, these fantastic fabric looks amazing and is also affordable! I can't wait to show some new accessories for the Spring season in bright pops of color!

6.) What are three must-have accessories that every woman should own?

An amazing pair of heels (being in italy you really appreciate the work that goes behind a quality pair of shoes!), a fabulous bag to hold your backup ballet flats, and a piece of statement jewelry of course - preferrably something from Viola Jane! Italians women are masters at this. They all own amazing classic investment pieces, then personlize it with just the right touch of trendy. Too much and you look like you got lost in your mom's closet, but too little just makes you look blah and boring.


7.) Who are your fave jewerly designers?

My absolute favorite designer sells her jewelry on the sidewalk in Soho (NYC). She hand makes all her brass, silver, and copper jewlery and then paints or does some kind of treatment to the metal tons of fun colors. I think if I was still living in the City I would open a table next to hers on the weekend so we could talk jewelry and swap tips!


8.) What is it about Italy that inspires you?

Beauty is so incredibly important to Italians because it is such an important part of their history. Beauty is the first thing they comment about in almost all situations like visiting a new place or meeting a new person. They really see all the little details of style like color, cut, and quality. So even the smallest accessories never get unnoticed.

9.) If you had to sum up your designs in three words, which three would you choose?

Quirky, Fun, Fashionable

10.) Any tips on accessorizing with your pieces?

Collars can seem difficult but they can be worn just like any other statement necklace that we've seen in the past. The principle of styling them are exactly the same. Especially in these hard economic times, a girl can take the same classic LBD or great fittin white t-shirt and get a completely new and on trend look with a collar! All of my collars are made by hand by me, and most are one of a kind! So a girl can get couture without breaking the bank.



Some of my faves from Rachel's shop:


bronze crystal
Swarovski Crystal Wrapped Bronze Metal Chain Bracelet with Gold Leaf Charm and Pearl Closure



silk crystal
Silk and Swarovski Crystal Printed Fabric Friendship Bracelet




pointed snake
Pointed Collar Necklace with Swarovski Crystald and Silky Bow Back Closure




black pearl encrusted
Pearl Encrusted Peter Pan Collar Necklace with Adjustable Satin Bow Back




opal
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New Opal Rhinestone Embelished Pointed Collar Necklace Black Satin Bow Closure




lambskin
NEW Supersoft Black Lambskin Real Leather Collar with Metal Jewelry Clasp Closure




friendship bracelets2
Set of 4 - Silk and Swarovski Friendship Bracelets




friendship bracelets
SET of 5 Rhinestone and Pearl Friendship Bracelets




black sequin
Black Sequin Peter Pan Collar Necklace, With Crystal Rhinestone Embelishment and Adjustable Satin Bow Back Closure




pearl encrusted
Pearl Encrusted Peter Pan Collar Necklace with Crystal Rhinestone Accents and Adjustable Satin Bow Back




faux snake skin peter pan
Faux Snake Peter Pan Collar Necklace with Rhinestone Front Embelishment and Adjustable Silky Bow Back Closure




gold sequin peter pan
Gold Sequin Peter Pan Collar Necklace, with Scallop Shape and Jewelry Clasp Closure





giveaway
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1.) Leave a comment telling us which item is your favorite from the Viola Jane Designs etsy shop.
2.) Follow Belle de Couture on Blog Lovin'.
3.) Add the Viola Jane Designs etsy shop to your favorites (if you have an etsy account).
*Don't forget to leave your name and your e-mail address in your comment!



additional
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Giveaway ends January 25, 2012 at 7:00 PM EST!
{The winner will be chosen at random by the use of random.org}


Good luck everyone!!



58 comments:

  1. My favorite from the Viola Jane Designs shop is
    Silk and Swarovski Crystal Printed Fabric Friendship Bracelet
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/85706187/silk-and-swarovski-crystal-printed

    I follow you on Blog Lovin': redalepou@yahoo.com
    Added the Viola Jane Designs to my favorites on Etsy: MelissaLulu

    Lulu
    redalepou@yahoo.com

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  2. I like Belle de Couture on Facebook: Olesia Flegka

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  3. I follow this blg with GFC: Lulu

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  4. I follow you on Twitter: @LuluFleg
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/LuluFleg/status/159625548765736961
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. great give-away!
    I am loving the pearl encrusted peter pan collar w/the rhinestone accents!
    I follow u via Blog Lovin'
    & Liked u on fb (kiab hawj)

    email: kher999@gmail.com

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  7. I follow Belle de couture via GFC. Thanks! Marta (martagmadera [at] hotmail dot com) http://abilingualbb.blogspot.com/

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  8. Hi! My favourite item isBlack Sequin Peter Pan Collar Necklace, With Crystal Rhinestone Embelishment and Adjustable Satin Bow Back Closure. I follow Belle de Couture on Blog Lovin’ and have added Viola Jane Designs etsy shop to my favorites on etsy. Thank you! Marta García Marta (martagmadera [at] hotmail dot com) http://abilingualbb.blogspot.com/

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  9. so cool collars:)

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  10. I love the Silk and Swarowski Crystal Printed Friendship Bracelet. I'm following you on Bloglovin, but I don't have an esty account.
    Susie Dobberpuhl at sdobbs96@gmail.com

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  11. I liked you on Facebook: Susie Dobberpuhl
    Sdobbs96@gmail.com

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  12. I follow you on Bloglovin' and favourited the shop. It was really hard to pick a favourite item but I think I'll go with: Faux Snake Peter Pan Collar Necklace with Rhinestone Front Embelishment and Adjustable Silky Bow Back Closure.

    natashafatah at gmail dot com

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

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  13. My favorite from ViolaJaneDesigns is the Swarovski Crystal Wrap Friendship Bracelet with Adjustable Silky Ribbon Bow Closure. I have added their etsy shop to my favorites; etsy account Bella Jewel. Thank you for the giveaway.
    My e-mail is bellajade34 at yahoo dot com.

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  14. I like Belle de Couture on facebook as Bella Jewel
    bellajade34 at yahoo dot com

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  15. I follow Belle de Couture on Twitter as @OrsiG1.
    bellajade34 at yahoo dot com

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  16. I follow Belle de Couture via GFC as bellajade34.
    bellajade34 at yahoo dot com

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  17. Shared this giveaway on twitter as @OrsiG1:
    https://twitter.com/#!/OrsiG1/status/159714725775679489
    bellajade34 at yahoo dot com

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  18. I think I'm obsessed with the feather collar necklace... how fun!! Or the gold sequin Peter Pan collar. Oh there's so many choices! I reposted this giveaway on my twitter account @LsFashionDish (along with almost every other way of entering for this giveaway!!)

    Thank you for the chance to win!
    Lindsey
    lindsey_doolittle@hotmail.com

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  19. My favourite3 item is: http://www.etsy.com/listing/90426328/set-of-4-silk-and-swarovski-friendship. Love it!!!
    Follow Belle de Couture on Blog Lovin' with khelek18@gmail.com
    My follower name is Gondor Tari and my mail is khelek18@gmail.com

    thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  20. Like Belle de Couture on Facebook aS Laura Sánchez Murillo.

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  21. Follow Belle de Couture via Google as Gondor Tari.

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  22. Follow Belle de Couture via Twitter as @LauraSanMur.

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  23. I had published the giveaway on the sidebar of my blog: http://sombreandolamirada.blogspot.com/

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  24. I love the Double Row Swarovski Smoke Colored Crystal Bracelet on Gray Velvet Ribbon .....and my fave collar is the Studded Peter Pan Collar!!
    Added viola jane designs to my faves on etsy!
    Following on blog lovin
    anhowser@gmail.com

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  25. Liked belle de couture on facebook!
    anhowser@gmail.com

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  26. Following belle de couture on google!!
    anhowser@gmail.com

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  27. I love the Supersoft Black Lambskin Real Leather Collar with Swarovski Crystal Accent and Satin Bow.. it's so beautiful and understated! I can't wait to incorporate it into my wardrobe! I follow you on Bloglovin'. Viola Jane Designs is one of my Favorite shops on Etsy.

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  28. Favorited on etsy. I don't have a bloglovin account, but I follow on Google Reader.
    I love the Peter Pan collar.

    chandler.lasch @ gmail . com

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  29. Followed on Twitter (@ChandlerML)

    chandler.lasch @ gmail . com

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  30. Followed on Instagram (ChandlerMichelle)

    chandler.lasch @ gmail .com

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  31. Shared on Twitter

    https://twitter.com/#!/ChandlerML

    chandler . lasch @ gmail . com

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  32. I love the Pointed Collar Necklace with Swarovski Crystald and Silky Bow Back Closure!! I follow you on bloglovin, but I don't have an etsy account.

    anekam92@mac.com
    Moments of Eternity

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  33. My favorite is the rhinestone embellished rounded peter pan collar! I follow you via Bloglovin' and just added Viola Jane to my etsy.

    Thank you for the great giveaway!
    Carrie
    petalbypetal11 at gmail dot com

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  34. My favorite is this one : 2 Sided, Studded Scallop Peter Pan Collar Necklace with Satin Bow or Rhinestone Front Embelishment !
    I've followed you via bloglovin and I've added Viola Jane Designs at my fav !

    Irda Wandira

    irdawandira@hotmail.com

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  35. 've followed you via GFC (Irda Wandira)

    Irda Wandira

    irdawandira@hotmail.com

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  36. 've liked you on Facebook (Irda Wandira)

    Irda Wandira

    irdawandira@hotmail.com

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  37. 've followed you on twitter (@irdawandira)


    Thanks for the chance :)

    Irda Wandira

    irdawandira@hotmail.com

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  38. http://www.etsy.com/listing/85539340/2-sided-studded-scallop-peter-pan-collar

    love this store!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmaild ot com

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  39. http://www.etsy.com/listing/88269622/2-sided-studded-scallop-peter-pan-collar
    this collar is amazing!
    boon1211atgmaildotcom

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  40. I love the snake collar: http://www.etsy.com/listing/85173536/faux-snake-peter-pan-collar-necklace
    following you on bloglovin'
    added violajanedesigns to my Etsy favs

    vanche_s@hotmail.com

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  41. I'm already a Facebook fan :)

    vanche_s@hotmail.com

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  42. Following via GoogleReader and friendconnect

    (vanche_s@hotmail.com)

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  43. following on twitter as well :)

    (vanche_s@hotmail.com)

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  44. my fave piece is the SET of 5 Rhinestone and Pearl Friendship Bracelets.
    I follow you via BlogLovin

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  45. I absolutely love the gold sequined Peter Pan collar. It really appeals to my style- the rhinestone in the middle is a great shiny accent and I love that I can add it to practically any outfit as a statement piece.
    I followed you on BlogLovin and favorited her on Etsy
    etsy.com/janiebergamasco
    janie@dallasdivadiaries.com
    Thanks so much!

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  46. Following you via Bloglovin with my email
    My fave item is White Feather Collar Necklace with Adjustable Mohair Ribbon Front Tie Bow and Set Pearl Accents
    Shop added to favorites /endlessummer/

    Elena
    queen-of-pain at yandex dot com

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  47. Already 'Like' you on FB /Elena Rudaya/

    Elena
    queen-of-pain at yandex dot com

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  48. I am already your follower via GFC /Elena/

    Elena
    queen-of-pain at yandex dot com

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  49. Already follow you on Twitter @elenarudaya

    Elena
    queen-of-pain at yandex dot com

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  50. Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/elenarudaya/status/160614529242370048

    Elena
    queen-of-pain at yandex dot com

    ps I have a great giveaway on my blog, would greatly appreciate if you enter! http://endles-s-summer.blogspot.com/2012/01/endless-summer-sneakpeeq-giveaway.html

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  51. Shared on FB https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=305468659503334&id=100000878484384

    Elena
    queen-of-pain at yandex dot com

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  52. LOVE the 2 Sided, Studded Scallop Peter Pan Collar Necklace with Satin Bow or Rhinestone Front Embelishment. SO GORGEOUS!
    jessica.woodard@comcast.net
    Jessica Woodard

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  53. liked on facebook!
    jessica.woodard@comcast.net
    Jessica Woodard

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  54. followed on google!
    jessica.woodard@comcast.net
    Jessica Woodard

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  55. My fave is the Antique Gold Mini Pearl Wrapped Friendship Bracelet.
    Faved on etsy :starryeyed24 and following on Bloglovin
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

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  56. I like Bella De Couture on facebook (Tanya Riley)
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

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  57. following via gfc (tanya904)
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

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  58. I adore the White Feather Collar Necklace with Adjustable Mohair Ribbon Front Tie Bow and Set Pearl Accents.

    xx,
    yola thorp
    yolathorp@yahoo.com

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