Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Gorjana Bracelet Giveaway!

I am honored and thrilled to be announcing my first blog giveaway today! Yahoo!!!

A little background - from all of my time as a buyer and store manager for bop ('s only store in Madison, WI) I managed to make a lot of friends and acquaintances in the fashion world. Probably my most valuable friendship has come from the makers of the jewelry line Gorjana.

I remember I met Gorjana (that's the designers name, and the name of the line) back in 2004 right before my wedding (aak! a long time ago!) when I was in NY on a buying trip. My associate and I loved the line upon walking into the booth, and immediately placed an order for bop. Gorjana performed amazingly well in the store, and then online as well. I was so happy that the line was doing well, and over the course of the next few years, I got to know the designer and her fabulous husband Jason even better. We (my husband and I) love getting together with Jason and Gorjana, and have shared a lot of great times together - hopefully lots more! Another odd thing we have in common - our sons share the same birthday, 1 year apart.

Anyway, they have been gracious enough to let me host a giveaway for one of my most favorite items they sell - their Graham leather wrap bracelet. Exciting part is - there will be TWO winners! Two of you will win a bracelet, not just one.

These retail at $55 a piece, and wrap three times around your wrist. They come in an amazing variety of colors with either gold or silver studding & hardware - see above. I must confess my favorite is of course the coral color:

But I also LOVE the fuschia - will add a little 'pop' to an LBD or jeans and a white tank:

I own a few of these myself, and have been wearing the heck out of them all spring and into this summer already. They are the perfect bracelet to layer - with each other, or with bangles, or whatever! They don't fall off (this is key, as some bangles might) or jangle annoyingly - basically the best bracelet for a girl on the go. One thing I love too about these is that as a Mom, I can throw these on and look stylish all day without even remembering they're on my wrist - well, until I receive a compliment - which I almost always do. I know that's kind of a hard feat to accomplish (looking stylish/wearing jewelry while chasing your kids around), and sometimes I just want to wear no jewelry, but then I remember the Mom I saw not too long ago in a Pittsburgh park in her pajamas with her hair a tangled mess and no make up. She was a GREAT reminder that getting up and looking nice always makes you FEEL nice!

So, if YOU would like to be the owner of one of these fabulous bracelets, all you have to do is:

  • leave a comment on this post stating your favorite color (from the ones pictured above), and whether you'd like it with gold or silver studding/hardware.

  • OR leave a comment on my facebook fan page (and become a fan!) - just click here Mascara Meets Matchbox, or when on facebook type Mascara Meets Matchbox in the search box.

  • leave your email address so I can contact you

  • commentary needs to be in by midnight this Saturday the 3rd, and I will announce the winners on Sunday the 4th of July!

  • Winners will be picked randomly

And, if you simply must have one of these RIGHT NOW (I wouldn't disagree), I recommend shopping on either, or Both sites have a great selection and a beautiful representation of all of the colors available.