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Juliet Dallaire
Montreal, Canada
My Style: Casual Chic, Classic, Minimalism-Love Carolyn Bessette Kennedy
Reviews: 195
Average Rating: 4.0
REVIEWS & RATINGS
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Recommend at $79.20 sale price/BIGBIGBIG
Wearing it this very minute.Typing just fine.Imagine shortly I'll have to remove it.OK,hand very tired from weight of ring.It's coming off.Ordered ring at the sale price of $99.00 on 2010-12-11;however,had I waited @ 3 days I would've bought it for $79.20 given the EXTRA20 holiday cheer special.EXTRA20 actually started before ring reached me via UPS.Pay customs for every $ spent at shopbop;hence,the savings equals more than the price tag for me.Shopbop is TERRIFIC but really needs standard price adjustments even for events like EXTRA20 IMHO & not just as a courtesy price adjustment on items marked down within 7 days of purchase.The 7-day policy is appreciated however.Alas,I just learned about it.As for said ring,it has A Peace Treaty tag attached that comes off;but I wish A Peace Treaty was stamped onto back of ring (there' s room, lol).Fully adjustable for 8+ring fingers like me,but careful adjusting it as it might break.Right now,like it enough to consider silver.Covers @ 1/2 of hand
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Seems Plastic, Not Wood As Advertised
I own scores of Alkemie pieces (e.g., Owl Necklace, Buddha Lock Bracelet, Buckle Cuff, Buddha Earrings, Buddha Rosary, Peace Gun Necklace, & More).I adore this company.I wanted to love the Rosary Necklaces.In fact, I ordered 3 different versions of the Rosary Necklace (Owl & Hasma Hand too) at 3 different times.Why try 3 times?I was hoping that each prior order was a poorly manufactured fluke.Alas,I returned all 3.I even asked a shopbop rep, the 2nd time I ordered, if the beads were wood.She replied in the affirmative.I think she simply read the description.This product seems cheap IMHO because the beads appear to be made from cheap plastic, even though the description states "wood-beaded chain necklace." The sliver links between the beads add to the cheap aura IMHO.I am so sorry to post this particular review as I love this company; however, perhaps my experience might help someone.The designers are gifted artists & environmentally conscious.I will continue to buy from Alkemie.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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Elastic Bracelet Seems Delicate
THE NEGATIVE FOR ME: Unless you are an elephant aficionado and/or Vanessa Mooney devotee you might consider purchasing a sturdier bracelet for a similar price. I paid approximately $10 customs on top of the $35 price tag (since I am in Canada); hence, I consider the customs price tag in my cost-benefit analysis. The clear elastic string under the assorted gold-plated beads worries me as it seems rather flimsy or fragile. I might have returned this item, except I do not get FREE S&H on returns since I am in Canada. THE POSITIVES FOR ME: The piece is clearly created to feel unique and one of a kind. Moreover, it can be easily layered or worn on its own with a unique-to-you effect.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted November 02, 2010
How do I luv thee?Let me count the ways.
1.Machine wash in cold water on delicate cycle in a mesh bag.Hence,no dry cleaning bills.2.The combination 95% cotton 5% silk is soft,but w/o the challenges of 100% silk (e.g.,so comfortable, I can wear it all day as part of an outfit).3.It's limited edition;my scarf is #11 out of 100 manufactured.4.A cloth cartoon of how to wear scarves in different ways is attached to each Leigh & Luca scarf;also, the scarf will arrive in a plastic bag with the same cartoon stamped on it.I luv the plastic bag too.LOL.5.I like the chocolate brown pattern on my Best of Nirvana Scarf more than the pink velvet on pink on this version though.6.The colour is perfect for my complexion (reddish-blond hair).7.I'm plus size,but the 4' wide by 4' is perfect on me & I can wear it in many ways (e.g.,triangle scarf).If you can afford it, & luv scarves like I do and wear them all the time, IMHO it is worth the sale price of $115 US. I paid $35 customs per scarf (I'm in Canada) on top of that & I'm happy nonetheless
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How do I luv thee?Let me count the ways.
1.Words such as forgiveness, gratitude, poise, creativity, bliss, love, & peace appear on the scarf. 2.The combination 95% cotton and 5% silk makes it soft, but without the challenges of 100% silk (e.g., so comfortable, I can wear it all day as part of an outfit). 3.It's limited edition; my scarf is #120 out of 180 manufactured. 4.A cloth cartoon of how to wear scarves in different ways is attached to each Leigh & Luca scarf; also, it comes in a plastic bag with the same cartoon stamped on the bag. I even love the plastic bag. 5.The velvet pattern is gorgeous & though I have tons of scarves, I've never seen the use of velvet like this before. 6.The colour is perfect for my complexion (reddish-blond hair, blue eyes, etc.). 7.I'm plus size, but the 4' wide by 4' long is perfect on me (e.g, I can wear it as the model wears it very easily, or in a triangle). 8.I luv the bird pattern. 9.Made on 100+ year old looms. Worth the sale price of $115 US, with an added $35 US customs.5+/5 stars.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted October 26, 2010
Brown Ring @ Wrist & Hairs Get Caught
NEGATIVE:After wearing it from 11AM-5PM,I noticed a brown ring formed on my wrist (much like brass jewelry causes blue or green rings).NEGATIVE 4 ME:The hairs on my lower arm, near my wrist get caught in the strap, & can be painful.I like to wear it over my sweater sleeve therefore.POSITIVE 4 ME:I love the masculine look.Very masculine; so much so that others might think you're wearing your husband's/boyfriend's (etc.) watch.POSITIVE 4 ME:I luv how it has a big face&wide strap, & slides up-down a little on one's wrist.In other words, it doesn't stay in one spot like most watches.I'm plus size, 18 on top though & I respect the other comment that reads, "The band is stretchy and huge! There's no way this watch fits on a women's wrists without having to be sized." So keep your body size in mind.I'm not skinny & hence need bigger things such as earrings, watches, purses, etc.).If UR bigger like me,it might work better 4U.I pay customs in addition to the $80 U.S. price&I'm happy re: price.
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Posted October 24, 2010
Ball-Chain Necklace Too Delicate
The Negative: The ball-chain connector clasp is a little bit tricky to handle and looks cheap (the chain looks cheap too). I am afraid the clasp will break if I open/close the necklace too many times. Worst still, I worry the connector might come undone, or the chain may break and fall off my neck without my notice. The Positive: The functional mini harmonica pendant is the BEST part, although my copy came a little scratched up on both sides. The see-through magnetic box it is packaged in is very cool.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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I'm A Sucker For Peace Signs
With a price tag of $38.50 on sale, I am still not convinced this item is worth the price. I suppose it is the brand name for which we pay. I am a sucker for peace signs so this is why I purchased the Peace Charm Wrap Bracelet. I actually found the length of the silk wrap too long and hence awkward. The gold peace charms are a little on the cheap-looking side IMHO (but not too bad). The silk wrap is quite lovely to look at; the red is gorgeous. gorgeous, gorgeous (did I say gorgeous?); and who would turn down a bit of peace? (LOL) I ended up giving my silk wrap away to a younger member of the family. I am 40; she is 24. She seemed to appreciate it more.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Broke Upon Few Wears
Beautiful earrings, but delicate. I even bought these earrings in the two available colours as I adored them so much. Alas, one pair arrived already broken (I returned them). The second pair broke after only half a dozen times in my ears. It is the nature of the huggie earring IMHO. No doubt, however, these are GORGEOUS!!! But for me it was like throwing money away as the earrings break so easily.
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Use It As A Laptop Carrier 5+/5 STARS!!!
I am delighted to see the Logo Travel Mirror Vanity Case back in stock because I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE mine. I am delighted to be able to review it. I use it for my small laptop. The laptop and cord fit perfectly into one side; while my USB driveS (I have tons), my DCI Robot USB Hub, and much more fit neatly in the various compartments. The compartments are see-through, so the case is perfect for finding things fast. The Vanity Case sells out fast; consequently if you like it and have the money, I'd recommend that you BUY BUY BUY. It is my favourite item I bought from shopbop thus far (tied for first place with my Marc By Marc Jacobs Saddlery Sophie Tote).
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