2010 April 30
WHAT: Polaroid 300
WHY: The world mourned two years ago when Polaroid announced that it would no longer be producing its beloved instant film---but they're back, baby! The new and improved Polaroid 300 comes in a slew of adorable colors and is just as fun to snap (and shake) as you remembered. Plus, the brand appointed Lady Gaga as creative director, and we hear they have something major up their sleeves---so watch this space...
AVAILABLE: Bloomingdales and J+R Photo, New York City, available nationwide in June
2010 April 29
WHAT: Hat Attack for Brette Sandler UV protective sun hat
WHY: Because May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month---and appropriately enough, the sun is supposed to come out of hiding (finally!) this weekend. So go ahead and frolic about, whether you hit the park or the beach, but don't forget to protect that pretty face! This oversized hat is the perfect solution: paired with supersized shades (and SPF), you'll stay out of the sun and stay ever-so-glam.
2010 April 28
WHAT: Isharya Hasina Earrings
WHY: We've been so distracted with statement necklaces and our go-to stacks of bangles recently that we nearly forgot our old favorite summertime accessory: earrings (let's face it: when you're tangled up in hats and scarves in the winter, giant dangling earrings don't really have the same effect, do they?). These lovely green turquoise enamel and 18k gold plated coin danglers will be perfect to pair with floaty tops and sundresses and a bronzed but bare neckline.
2010 April 27
WHAT: DANNIJO Zula trade beads
WHY: The educational explanation? These bright beads (formerly known as “trade” beads) have a rich history: they used to be made in Europe and used in African trades, popular because glassmaking was uncommon in 1800s Africa. The fashion-centric explanation? Because even when a white tee and cutoff shorts is all you can manage this summer, these beads will punch you up into seriously chic territory.
PRICE: $595 for three strands