Go Ahead and Cuff Me


Brown and Turquoise Deco Cuff


It all started with Johnny Depp. Specifically, with his appearance in the People Magazine most beautiful people issue, which, of course, I had picked up to peruse the jewelry ads. Ahem. I got a message from a friend to check out Johnny’s cool leather wrist cuff, and she asked me where she could get one for her boyfriend.

Back View, Button detail


Being the good friend I am (oh- shut up) I checked out the magazine again, which I already had because I was looking at jewelry– and saw the cuff in question. It was, of course very, very cool. I mean, look who was wearing it. I hopped onto etsy.com in search of said cuff. As I was looking, I stumbled upon scores of options. I made a suggestion to my gal pal and bookmarked a couple of women’s versions that were really pretty to get back to later.

I don’t really know if cuffs are a new trend, and, as I have mentioned before, I really don’t care. This is a style blog, people. All I know is when I went back to look at my bookmarks I immediately snapped up two really pretty ones from

Caribbean Queen Earrings


Baroque and Roll cuffs, made by designer Deanna DiBene. They put the “C” in Cool and the “G” in Gorgeous, honey. They are made of beautiful fabric, lined with a really soft sueded leather, and have really pretty button details. It feels like you’re wearing nothing. Well, I mean on your wrist, of course. They are so beautiful and unique, I just had to feature them on my blog, natch. Her prices are very reasonable, and she also seems to use many of the same color combos that I use in my jewelry, which is a big bonus!

Blue Bird and apple green brown leather cuff


Deanna loves to mix feminine and tough and practical and pretty together. Her work room is brimming with ribbons, feathers, jewels, trims and all manner of passementerie. She is most influenced by the 18th century- the glamour of old Hollywood and rock and roll. Deanna is always looking for ways to incorporate new and vintage fabrics and decorations

Lemon Drop Martini Necklace


together to create a modern twist on the past. So far her best sellers are the Brown and Pistachio and Brown and Turquoise Boho style. Her Websites are
http://www.Baroqueandrollcuffs.etsy.com   http://www.deannadibene.com Please visit this amazing designer’s websites and tell me what you think!

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