Thursday, March 29, 2012

{Spring Trend} Kimono jackets

With Spring in the air, we're cleaning out our closets and adding a few "of the moment" trends.  The one we're loving most are kimono jackets.  They're just so laid back, colorful, and perfect for any occasion.
The volume of these jackets pair perfectly with any of our statement pieces which is great for us as we're always on the go to meetings and events.

Here are some great ideas on how to incorporate the kimono jacket into your wardrobe.

Kimono Love

Kimono's are great because they work with any body size and shape.  You can find this silhouette in a number of ways such as dresses, cardigans, blouses, lightweight jackets.  Here are some ways on how to wear a lightweight kimono jacket.

1) For a casual day look, pair with jean shorts and a tank top - kimono's are naturally dressy with their eye catching sleeves and prints that it would compliment the laid back style of shorts and a tank top.

2) Cropped kimono's would look great with dark blue skinny jeans and nude pumps

3) Longer length kimono's would look great paired with black leggings or black tights

4) For a dressier look, you can pair a little black dress (LBD) and jazz it up with a kimono cover up

5) For resort wear, you can use a sheer kimono jacket as a chic cover-up as you grab your cocktails by the water.

Monday, March 26, 2012

{Envision} Artopia by Ignite Models Inc

Have you purchased your tickets yet for Envision Artopia Spring 2012? Check out Cayetano Legacy Collection pieces live on the runway!

Envision: Artopia Spring 2012 is the Twin Cities' largest fashion event – an opulent evening celebrating the best in local fashion, art and music. Please join us for our 10th season anniversary to appreciate two high-impact runway shows with Ignite models unveiling talented local designers' effervescent looks for spring, live painting, dance beats, creative cocktails, lavish decor and much more. The evening will be hosted by Joan Erakit of TheBrownGirlFiles. A portion of the proceeds  will benefit Free Arts Minnesota.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

8:00 pm VIP Early Entry 
9:00 pm GA Entry
10:00 pm First Runway Show 
11:00 pm Second Runway Show 

Graves 601 Hotel, 5th floor Ballroom


  • Boutiques:
    • Atmosfere
    • Cliche 
    • Drama
    • Karma
    • Local Motion
    • Martin Patrick3
  • Designers:
    • Amanda Christine 
    • Caroline Hayden
    • CounterCouture
    • Gina Marie Vintage
    • Kathryn V.
    • Kjurek
    • Russell Bourrienne
    • Sara Lopez + Lizzie Hillmann
    • Autumn Kirchman
  • Accessories Designers:
    • Cayetano Legacy Collection
    • Inspire by Nonmala and Gaochen
    • Jennifer Marie
    • Jennifer Merchant Designs
    • Larissa Loden
    • Renee Larson
    • Via Patina
  • Host:
    • Joan Erakit
  • Styling:
    • Prima Chic
    • Erick DeLeon of Modern Day Dapper
  • Models:
    • Ignite Models 
  • Music:
    • DJ Bryan Gerrard
  • Art:
    • RAW Visual Artist Gallery

  • VIP Restaurant Sampling:
    • Barbette
    • Lotus 
    • Forepaughs

$75 VIP+ Front Row
$50 VIP Seats (Limited Quantities)
$20 GA through April 1st/ $25 GA after

Purchase tickets online at:

*In addition to the proceeds from the silent auction on several paintings, $1 of every presale ticket will benefit Free Arts Minnesota, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the healing powers of artistic expression into the lives of abused, neglected and at-risk children and their families. For more on Free Arts Minnesota, please visit:

Sunday, March 25, 2012

{Breckenridge, CO} - CLC Traveling Trunk Show

By Karen:

I went to Breckenridge, CO to set up our pop-up shop at Vintage Sweet and Chic - the first stop in our traveling trunk show series for 2012. Vintage Sweet and Chic has a great, eclectic assortment, of vintage furs, on trend clothes, and cute knick knacks for the home. It's owned by Katie Meyer and Ann Csincsak (you may recognize Ann from ABC's Bachelor Season 13). As soon as I entered the store i knew our pieces would fit right in. They had wonderful vintage looking fixtures, even down to the the clothes racks - they were silver pipes - very cool vibe. The best part was the cute candy assortment right behind the counter.

{ Vintage assortment }

{cute knick knacks}
{cool pipe racks}
{A sweet treat}

Breckenridge, CO is a 2 hour drive from Denver, CO. It was a nice treat to drive through the mountains to this quaint town - the background of snow capped mountains was really a sight to see.

{Snow capped mountains}
{DIA - Denver International Airport}

Once you get to the town of Breckenridge, you know you're in a whole nother world, christmas lights still line the streets -which seem appropriate since there were snow flurries that day. As if adding to the ambiance of the city, right before I got into the store, there were these 2 beautiful huskies curled together. (Later came to find out they were Ann's dogs). As soon as I enter the store, I see Ann's husband Jesse (winner of ABC's Bachelorette Season 4 ), pushing a stroller with their little son, Noah. Right away he welcomed my husband and I with a big hug. Ann looking gorg in a printed tunic with black tights and boots looked even more amazing in person. I can't even tell you how beautiful this family is. And the best part? They were so down to earth. I really wanted to put them in my pocket and take them home with me so we could have glasses of wine and talk the night away. Haha.

(Karen outside of Vintage Sweet and Chic}
{Shop local}

{Fire Pit}
(Setting up pop up shop}

Needless to say, I had a great time meeting great people and visiting a town that I've never been to. Every shop i walked into, i was always greeted with a warm hello. I loved the hospitality and hope to be able to make a longer visit next time.

 {Karen and Ann}

 PS  - just HAD to include a picture of the sushi dinner I was able to enjoy with the hubby in Denver before we caught our flight back home.  It was a nice dinner sans baby where we didn't have to rush or worry about baby spilling soy sauce everywhere :)
 {Sushi from Go Fish - Denver}

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

(Giveaway) "Spring Awakening"

"Spring Awakening" Giveaway 2012

Welcome in Spring while supporting small businesses! By clicking all the ‘Like’ buttons below, you are entered to win the great prizes pictured here, while also being exposed to some fabulously delicious businesses. THREE lucky winners will each win FOUR of the prizes featured below! How amazing is THAT?!

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Yes, it's THAT easy. Entrants that fully complete every step are officially entered into the contest. Contest ends on March 27, 2012, at 5pm EST. Must have a US mailing address to enter. By submitting your entry, you agree that the companies featured below may occasionally e-mail you about their products and services.


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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

{Open position} Creative Strategists


Company:  Cayetano Legacy Collection, Inc. 
Date of posting:  March 15, 2012
Location:  New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston (works remotely)
Reports to:  CEO  

If You Are A Fashion, Style and Events Lover…
Now you have the opportunity to build a business around your passion, while staying deeply connected within the fashion industry. We are looking for innovative, resourceful, and organized women with a great sense of personal style to join our creative strategy team, representing each of the markets in the cities listed above.  As a Creative Strategist, you’ll earn money by sharing your insider styling expertise and CLC’s seasonal collections with other women who love statement fashion. 
Make It Your Business… 
  • Trunk Shows – You will plan and host trunk shows at private residences, boutiques, spas, etc. (you can get as creative as you’d like!), where you will introduce your guests to the CLC brand, showcase your favorite pieces, and make your sales
  • Networking – It’s not about how many connections you have – it’s about how many you make.   As you help build the CLC brand, you will cultivate relationships with other area CLC fans and partners who want to host trunk shows , in which you will offer your support and expertise 
  • Recruit Brand Advocates -  You will have the opportunity to spread awareness for your independent business by getting others excited and passionate about the brand
  • HQ-Driven Events – You will have the opportunity to work with other CLC team members in your area, and on a national level, at events and appearances – morning shows, wine festivals, pop-up shops and more!
Is This You?  We Are Looking For Someone Who…
  • Has a great sense of personal style
  • Understands the fashion industry
  • Is entrepreneurial, motivated, and sales-driven
  • Loves meeting new people and branching out of her circle
  • Has a penchant for planning fun get-togethers (are you the one in your group who is always making the plans?  Coming up with creative gatherings?  Informing everyone of the newest restaurant, boutique or trends?)  
  • Keeps strong attention to detail
  • Sets goals and works hard to achieve them
The CLC Benefits…. 
  • You Make Your Own Schedule - You have complete control over your schedule and can work whenever you want
  • There Are No Up-Front Costs - We provide everything you need to get started – a selection of CLC pieces on loan for your trunk shows, Line Sheets, Marketing Material, Business Cards, Training Materials, and Promotional Codes for you and your guests
  • Commissions, Free Jewelry & Cash Bonuses - You receive commission on every sale you make.  As your number of sales increases, your commission rate increases as well. And as part of the CLC team, you will receive generous product gifting and cash bonuses
  • Exclusive Access to Behind-the-Scenes Action – If you’ve always wanted to be part of the fashion industry, this is the perfect opportunity to get a firsthand look at our design, production and marketing processes, through execution.   From opportunities to be a face of the company on morning shows, to attending fashion shows in your area, this will allow you access into the wonderful world of fashion.
Interested? Email 
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About Cayetano Legacy Collection, Inc.
Formed in 2011, the Cayetano Legacy Collection Inc. fashion label focuses on creating classic women’s jewelry in stunning statement, modern settings.  The company was founded by three sisters Karen Cayetano Leano, Gail Cayetano and Christine Cayetano Brigino, after recognizing a need for women’s accessories showcasing the beautifully sourced material from the Philippine Islands.  In just its first year, the company has gained worldwide attention through features in major press outlets such as BRAVO, The Los Angeles Times, CBS and more. For a complete list of products, visit or on Facebook at .