Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Amsterdam Travel with Kitsch!

Kitsch is in Amsterdam


I’m visiting European friends that I met while studying abroad in Shanghai a year ago. I have such an appreciation for having the opportunity to experience a city through the lives of the locals. From Amsterdam, I spent two weeks in the heart of the city and traveling throughout the outskirts of Holland and the beautiful villages of Friesland.

My Kitsch hair ties have become an easy solution for not only a style fix but for a quick pull back of my helmet hair on the back of vespa rides throughout the city; through the beautiful glistening canals dividing the city streets and the sunny terraces of people sipping expressos and enjoying the sunshine. The Dutch are wonderful at seizing the moment and embracing life’s joys.  This becomes immediately evident with a simple stroll through the cities and parks . It has been such rejuvenating and humbling experience in comparison to the busy life of a student in America, buzzing around from one thing to the next. They say in America we have time, and in Europe they have watches (in case they are curious about the time). Europeans truly embrace their vacation months that are much longer but less frequent throughout the year, leaving these summer months filled with people savoring the moment.

The Dutch people are unique for their innovative spirit, straight-forward demeanors and curious minds. The Netherlands could be compared to the size of New Hampshire, and has successfully defined itself from the rest of Europe for being culturally rounded and educated about the rest of the world.  Conversations are engaging as I hear the numerous travel adventures that people my age have already endured and range from Husky Dog excursions north of Scandinavia to Safari adventures in Africa.

An hour train ride and a short drive by car lands you out in the sailing ports near Friesland, the northern region of the country full of grazing sheep, cozy villages and retired sailors filling their senior years sailing the peaceful waters. Such a contrast to the city of Amsterdam full of young people and tolerant social perspectives in their government’s laws, redlight district, coffee shops, and widely-popular music festivals.

The chic casual style is very popular among girls my age, with natural makeup, flowing loose hair and sneakers with a trendy outfit. My Kitsch hair ties were a perfect accent with their causal appeal and colorful flavor. Usually wearing my hair loose and air-dried from the shower they were perfect for a simple tie up while sailing the strong winds of Friesland, or blowing through the streets of Amsterdam. The Netherlands’ size does not do it justice for its abundance of offerings, and is a place I highly recommend that one must see to believe the innovations of its style, ingenuity the people and social and political respect for the perspectives of new generations.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Fall Photo Shoot Preview

Kitsch Fall Photo Shoot Preview!

As the sun slowly slipped beneath the trees, we wrapped our fall photo shoot and couldn't be more pleased with the results.  The Kitsch fall line delivers an all new hair tie collection with fantastic prints including gold chains, skulls, gemstones, mustaches and more!!

Along with our fun new hair ties, Kitsch is super excited to announce the launch of an all new jewelry line with gold and silver dipped charms in high quality brass.  Available in necklace, earring and ring sets!

Our gorgeous model was Ruby Corley and brilliant photographer was Austin Winchell (www.acewinch.com).

ENJOY!

Ruby in our Golden Goddess look:



 Cozy by the fireplace...


Rockin' Out!






 




Friday, August 24, 2012

Favorite Pin Up Hair Styles

Pin Up Hair Styles

Pin Up Hair has a classic yet sexy look that we absolutely adore.  Check out our favorite pin up styles below:


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Kitsch Inspiration: Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink Hair!

Everywhere we turn, girls are working locks of pink.  From chalking to dying, pink doesn't seem to be going anywhere.  Tell us who your favorite pink lady is!

Lauren Conrad sporting a beautiful pink-dipped pony.


The always-stunning Coco Rocha and her mane of pink curls.
Courtney Free does pink and edgy in the best way.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Nail & Lip Color Tips by Kitsch

Nail & Lip Color Tips by Kitsch


Check out our favorite nail polish and lipstick combinations.


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

Mixed Prints Inspiration

Mixed Prints Inspiration

One of our favorite trends for fall is mixed prints.  This look translates so well from the runway to your very own wardrobe and is also great because of the endless outfit possibilities.  Stay ahead of the trend and start playing with your prints!





Try pairing a Kitsch animal print hair tie for some extra pattern love.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bohemian Inspiration

Bohemian Inspiration

It's August and at Kitsch we find ourselves drawn to light, flowy clothing and easy hairstyles in this crazy hot weather.  There's no better inspiration for this type of clothing and hairstyles than boho, hippie chic.  Check out our favorite hippie cool styles below:

Haute Hippie from Spring 2012

Festival attendee
Jemima Kirke from HBO's Girls

Hippie Cool from Kitsch



Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Kitsch Ties are a hit at The London Olympics!

Kitsch Ties are a hit at The London Olympics!

The closing ceremony for the London Olympics was on Sunday and the United States ended the games with the most medals!  Big shout out to Team USA Women's Gymnastics for their awe-inspiring performances.

National pride was the keystone of Olympics fashion with everyone adorned in their national colors in support of their team.  Kitsch produced special packets of red, white and blue hair ties for American and British fans. Have a look at some awesome photos of Olympics supporters in London courtesy of Emily Scott Pottruck:

Lil Brits looking adorably patriotic after a day of cheering!


American girls working super fun ensembles and holding their red, white, and blue Kitsch.


Body-painted fans at olympic stadium wearing Kitsch hair ties


British girls stoked on Kitsch ties that match the Union Flag!


Men in British flag suits wearing Kitsch Hair Ties




Tuesday, August 14, 2012

How to High Ponytail!

How to High Ponytail!

We love high pony's for their chic, clean look.  Perfect for pretty night out or an active day at the gym. See this rockin' tutorial below! We think our glitter ties go great with this style.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Kitsch August Gift Guide

August Gift Guide

Today we wanted to share some ideas with you for gift giving this month.  We have products for any type of woman and love the price points for these gifts.  Take a look:
The Color Minded travel set from Bumble and Bumble is perfect for a friend or loved one who has color treated hair and loves to travel.
Our shiny spike cuff is great for the edgy girl and will look awesome stacked with bracelets or her Kitsch ties.  This bracelet is a steal at $16!

Once you've used Diptyque Paris candles you'll never want another brand.  This citrusy Oyédo candle makes for a luxurious gift.


We saw these wrist watches from Komono at a trade show and fell head over heels.  Their Moneypenny line has beautiful color combinations and is a nice shift from the oversized watch trend.  Plus these watches retail around $40!



Have a wonderful day!




Sunday, August 12, 2012

All Eyes on Wild Leopard

Kitsch's Favorite Wild Ensembles

The leopard trend is in full force and works in any season.
Leopard can be worn in a variety of ways included chicly tailored or fun and trendy but, today we wanted to show you some of our favorite outlandish leopard looks.  Enjoy!

Paloma Faith

Actress Anna Sophia playing a young Carrie Bradshaw in the upcoming Carrie Diaries


Lady Gaga

Christian Dior


Be sure to check out our leopard hair tie featured in the Safari collection!




Saturday, August 11, 2012

How to: Mermaid Braid!

How to: Mermaid Braid by Kitsch

We're head over heels in love with this chunky mermaid braid.  Check out this simple tutorial below:



Friday, August 10, 2012

Win (500) Hair Ties of Summer!!

Win (500) Hair Ties of Summer!


In honor of another awesome summer, Kitsch is giving away 500 free hair ties to one lucky fan. Enter now and share with your friends to win!!!!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Kitsch Loves Redheads

Readhead love from Kitsch

Today we wanted to show a little love for beautiful redheads.  We like that red can be done in many shades and can range from looking totally classic to wildly fierce.  Take a look at some of our favorite red hot ladies: