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Fashion View

Lights, Camera, Fashion!!

By Shasta Boss


As August rolls around and all the young people start getting excited and ready to start school again, us parents need to celebrate too. With summer ending and school beginning consider having an end of summer gathering, fun date night, or girl’s night out with your closest friends. Dress up and go enjoy the warm and beautiful weather while the hot August nights surround us.


Dressing up should not be limited to fancy parties or special events. Life should be celebrated everyday; and what better way to celebrate then dressing up and making yourself feel like a million bucks? It is obvious that our emotions and feelings radiate to our outer selves, but sometimes we need an extra boost on the outside to maximize our confidence on the inside. Jewelry is one thing that makes me feel special the instant I put it on and I add it into my daily ensemble to get that extra special addition for an overall complete look.


I was fortunate enough to meet local Jewelry Designer, Kim Klingborg, on a jewelry shoot for her business Spellbound Fashions. Before the shoot I was able to speak to Kim regarding some details of her jewelry business. Kim has been interested in how jewelry was made since she was a little girl. She majored in Fashion Design in college and has always loved being able to find vintage jewelry pieces, experimenting with their settings, and interchanging precious stones to create a one of a kind piece of jewelry. By adding layers of crystals, pearls, and/or chains to some of her pieces, she is able to transform an original piece into a masterpiece. These elegant, semi formal, and casual pieces can be easily added to an everyday outfit for a perfect special addition.


Although, you can find some Spellbound Fashions jewelry pieces at some local vintage art festivals and boutiques in the Stanislaus and Merced counties, she recommends having an in home jewelry party. Kim will travel all over Northern California for in home jewelry parties and she prefers the in home parties because she is able to connect more with her clients and personalize the pieces specifically for them. She loves being challenged and is able to create custom made pieces, add or change pieces depending on her client’s needs and tastes. With in home jewelry parties clients are able to see and hold the high end quality jewelry pieces and make their purchases right there. However, some of us like to shop with the extreme convenience of online shopping. Spellbound Fashions is now offering purchases right through Facebook. If you are a facebook user go check out their fan page Spellbound Fashions and if you click the “like” button you will receive 10% off your order online on facebook. Yes, facebook is now offering a “shop now” link on the right side of business fan pages so you can shop directly from their facebook page. Don’t have a facebook account? That’s fine, because purchases can also be made through their website (it will bring you to the facebook page, but you don’t need a facebook account to order this way). I am ready to start my next girl’s night out with a Spellbound Fashions Jewelry Party and what I don’t end up getting that day I will make sure my husband knows exactly what I’m wishing for from Spellbound Fashions.


Photography by, Makeup done by Shasta Boss, Styling by Kim Klingborg, Spellbound Fashions.



About the Author:

Shasta Boss, Stylist and Certified Makeup Artist