Voluspa - It is the unparalleled attention to their entire illumination experience that has set Voluspa apart, and ahead, from the start.  Voluspa represents a discreet nod to extravagance by combining meticulously crafted scents made with impeccable ingredients, packaged to exquisite perfection.  

ABOUT:

Founded in 1999 by Traci and Troy Arntsen, Voluspa has gone from a homegrown labor of love to a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Southern California. Legend has it that the two built the brand from their own ruined pots and kitchen laboratory—even personally walking orders into the first retail stores.

What has grown over the last almost two decades is the result of a remarkable pedigree and relentless innovation. With Traci’s cultivated passion for botany and essential oils and fragrance education going to work alongside prestigious global fragrance houses, they hand-crafted scents from the finest ingredients available.

Seagrass offers only the best sellers.  Candle options are available from $10 mini tins (perfect as stocking stuffers or gifts for those teachers), three wick tins for $20, 16 oz. embossed jars for $28 and gorgeous mercury embossed boxed jars (perfect for holiday gifting) for $32.

Japonica Collection:

The Japonica collections is characterized by brilliant color patterns with metallic overlay and inspired by the fine arts of Japanese paper making.  

Vermeil Collection:

Inspired by the rich luster of Vermeil Silver, this collection beckons you back to the roaring 1920's.  Candles are richly embossed with graceful glass shapes, star embossed lids and speckled linings.  

  

New Brands...New Fashion

October 07, 2016

#Resortist here....as fashion changes, so do we :)  Below, please find some information on some new clothing brands exclusive at Seagrass Boutique!

Nirvanna Designs:

Nirvanna Designs was born from a long and inspirational trip to Asia taken by the founders in 1996. Overwhelmed with love and appreciation for what they had been fortunate enough to experience from their travels the designers decided to create a company that would share these gorgeous treasures of craft with the rest of the world. Their gratitude for the beauty and kindness they experienced was the base of the foundation for the company. From then on the company has created products that incorporate century old techniques to perpetuate the crafts of the Himalayan people. These characteristics are what sets Nirvanna Designs products apart. They give wearers the feeling of soulfulness and consciousness as every item purchased helps to employee the craftspeople of the very beautiful, yet very poor country of Nepal.  Styles are sold throughout the world and are included in Robert Redford's Sundance Catalogue.

 Bella Dahl:

Launched in 2010, Los Angeles-based women’s apparel label, Bella Dahl, is known for creating ultra-soft women’s essentials that pull influences from the laid-back, Southern California lifestyle. We take pride in the quality of our product, with each and every item being hand-dyed, treated and quality controlled here in Los Angeles, and using only the finest materials.

Our seasonal collections embody a sophisticated coastal vibe with modern silhouettes, textures, and unique, one-of-a-kind wash treatments that have an endlessly wearable feel. To achieve the perfect fit and extreme all-day comfort without sacrificing style, Bella Dahl created it’s own exclusive fabrication and wash process called Tencera™.

Bella Dahl’s commitment to creating effortlessly chic, premium designs in versatile cuts, prints and washes has caught the eye of celebrities and bloggers alike, with our designs being worn on Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, Heidi Klum, Chrissy Teigen, Kendall Jenner, Beyonce, Sincerely Jules and Jasmine Tosh to name a few. Bella Dahl is currently sold at nearly 1,000 retailers worldwide including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, and Nordstrom, with plans for continued expansion.

FATE by LFD:

Founded in spring 2010, FATE by LFD brings contemporary to an effortless ease and comfort for all women.  FATE is an ageless, edgy on trend line that caters to the modern day lifestyle.  

ANAMA:

Anama was established in 2005 and is designed in Los Angeles. Anama is a women’s clothing brand that is designed for the youthful, free-spirited, fashionable trendsetter.

Anama creates its designs using rich fabrics and textures with added elements of vibrant colors and sophisticated trims. Since Anama owns and operates its own manufacturing facilities, we are able to develop and procure the latest trending fabrics, while maintaining quality and affordability.

At the end of the day, our goal is to provide you with stylish, beautiful, quality clothing to help compliment your style.

#Resortist here....After the major fashion events worldwide had wrapped, it’s time to set up the Fall & Winter trends for 2016/2017. The biggest trends of the season are an exquisite curation from the catwalks shows staged at London, Milan, New York, and Paris Fashion Weeks by the best fashion designers and the best high-end fashion houses.  As we touch on a few, fashion lovers can now embrace and plan for the season ahead...

 

The Cold Shoulder

The Cold Shoulder is a "MUST-HAVE".  Whether its a ladylike dress, heavy knitwear, casual top or even in outerwear, to be in, you must have the cold shoulder in your wardrobe!

Seagrass has a variety of options for you from todays hottest brands like: Monrow, Willow & Clay, Free People and For Love & Lemons.

 

Velvet

Velvet is huge and is the bigger fabric trend for 2016/2017, but feeling fluid rather than futsy.  Velvet dresses, cardigans & hoodies, pants and blazers.  

Seagrass would like to introduce you to this trend with designers like: Johnny Was, JWLA, Kendall & Kylie and Anama.

 

Military Chic

The military trend occupying there fashion scene this season, but most notably, a highlight to the military jacket revamped.  You will also find shirt dresses with military inspired details and embellishments.

Gets your hands on this trend with brands like: Free People, Willow & Clay, Anama and Day & Mood.

 

The Bomber Jacket

Like the cold shoulder, the bomber jacket is a "MUST" this Fall/Winter.  Worn two-tone over a mini dress or styled simply with jeans and a tee, the bomber jacket is making a comeback.  Colors like olive, wine or blush.  Mixing feminine and the military, it's an urban style essential.  

Seagrass has a variety of options for you from todays hottest brands like: Free People, Fate by LFD, Monrow and Benjamin Jay.

#Resortist here....Blue jeans and stylish celebrities have always been a match made in Hollywood heaven....but lately, one L.A. based brand in particular has become THE denim GO-TO for everyone from Kendall Jenner to Jessica Alba - Black Orchid Denim.
Much like the unique flower, Black Orchid denim is derived from the same concept of rarity and beauty. When launching the line in 2008 reputable designer Julien Jarmoune had a vision to create a luxurious jean that fits perfectly and make a woman, of any age, feel effortlessly sophisticated and fashionable.

What Black Orchid has been known for recently is their Liquify fabric. It is an Italian Lux fabric that will instantly sculpt and contours your body. The fabric is a unique blend of lycra and T400. The state of the art slimming stretch technology enhances your shape while giving your legs an elongated look. It is finished to achieve the highest recovery possible...meaning it NEVER bags or loses its shape.  Also, Black orchid has 
produced the new "Stay Black" range, which offers styles in a super-dark, never-fade black wash!!

Seagrass Boutique has been testing out the 3 most popular fits and WOW...what an amazing experience!!!  We literally blew out of them in a matter of weeks.  Women of ALL ages and sizes have absolutely LOVED Black Orchid!!  Lets go over the 3 styles (left to right) ....
-"Noah Ankle Fray" has a raw, frayed hem giving it an edgy and laid back vibe to a traditional skinny.  Its a 9" rise, 27.5 inch inseam and looks amazing with all shoes (especially booties for fall) !!  
-"Jude Mid Rise Skinny" hugs your curves, fits slim at the hips and fitted through the legs, giving you a slimming silhouette.  Its a 9" rise, 30" inseam and looks amazing with heels and boots!!
-"Harper Skinny Boyfriend" embraces the comfort and artistry of true relaxed denim style, cuffed at the hems with a fashionable, lived-in look.  Clean lines and relaxed style, it is this season's must-have with a square waist and subtle slouchy shape that can be worn straight or rolled!!  Its a 9.5" rise, 30" inch inseam and looks amazing with sneakers or booties!!
Find your fit today at Seagrass Boutique!!!
#Resortist here....Lets take a minute to tell you about one of our newest (and hottest!) handbag lines, exclusive at Seagrass Boutique!  KIMDER -to invoke the inner rocker vibes and effortless confidence in every woman carrying a KIMDER -live wild and free.

KIMDER Handbags are a day to night luxury accessory for every closet. Mixing clean, classic silhouettes with a luxe, industrial edge, KIMDER handbags are created for every woman that lives the fast-paced life. KIMDER Handbags will take you from day to play!

 

  

About the Designer:

Kimberley Der grew up immersing herself in the world of Art and Design. Discovering at an early age that she was an artist of all mediums, Kimberley explored painting, sculpture, architecture and fashion. During her teens, Kimberley found her true calling – handbags. Since then, her love has never wavered and her obsession grew.

In 2012, KIMDER Handbags launched its collection of ‘day to night’ handbags. Each bag is inspired and named after the most influential women in Kimberley’s life.  Business + Passion = HANDBAGS

About the Bags:

Every season, Kimberley travels to New York to source her leathers, anticipating the upcoming collection with new colours, textures and finishes. For the past few seasons, Kimberley has been drawn to Italian shrunken lambskin, where it’s soft and heavily textured characteristics have become the foundation of each KIMDER handbag. The signature element of KIMDER handbags are in the details – hand studded metallic hardware carefully placed on each bag.

KIMDER Handbags is proud to use materials sourced from vendors all around North America.

Please Note: KIMDER is a small leather goods company and everything is made in house therefore stock / colours are limited so . . . Shop Fast! :)  All our hides have unique characteristics, not flaws. These characteristics will differ from each bag which makes your bag that much more special.

Every Bag is made with MAD LOVE! XXKD  #DERworld

 

 

#Resortist here.... Now that summer has started, being fashionable doesn't just include the best clothes and accessories, it also includes sun & skin care for you and your little loved ones!!  Lets take a moment and partner on some new Sun Bum products that are now available at Seagrass Boutique.  

About Sun Bum: We’re just like you. We love to play in the sun. The bad news is, one in five of us will get skin cancer due to sun exposure. One in five. That’s more than all other cancers combined. The good news is, we can reduce the risk by 80% simply by regularly using approved sun care products.

In 2010 we created a new high quality lifestyle brand of sun care products specifically formulated for people who live and love in the sun. A brand that captures the essence of the outdoor lifestyle while protecting ourselves, and the ones we love, from the harmful dangers of the sun. We’re not a giant disconnected corporation. We’re a small company in Cocoa Beach, Florida that makes a serious sunscreen we entrust to protect our very own kids, spouses, and friends.

Sun Bum Sunscreens are also tested, approved and recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation. The SCF is internationally recognized as the educational leader to the public and medical communities related to skin cancer prevention. The SCF does not approve or lend its seal of approval to products that do not meet their very stringent standards.

So the next time you’re out in the sun, protect yourself and grow old with us.

 

Baby Bum:  A baby's skin is very different, so Sun Bum made a different kind of sunscreen for them. Babies have a lot thinner skin and their body's natural protection system is still developing, so extra special care and consideration must go into protecting them from the damaging effects of the sun. That's why Sun Bum developed a premium naturally sourced sunscreen for our kids and friends with super sensitive skin. 

Sun Bum Signature: This premium, mineral based sunscreen is specifically designed to offer the very best broad spectrum protection to those who work and play hard in the sun. It will never bleed into your eyes, never make your hands slippery, and won't come off during even the most rigorous activities in the water, wind, or blazing hot sun.

Sun Bum Signature is used and trusted by many lifeguards and beach rescue organizations throughout the U.S., including the Hawaiian Water Patrol, the North Shore Lifeguard Association, and the Eastern Surfing Association.

SPF 30 Lip Balm: Grab as many as you can because we literally can't keep any of our lip balm flavors in stock. The smooth SPF 30 sunscreen lip balm with added Aloe and Vitamin E will protect and moisturize your kisser all day long... just try not to lick it off.  Available in (6) yummy flavors: Banana, Coconut, Key Lime, Mango, Pink Grapefruit & Pomegranate.  Gluten Free / 100% Vegan.

#Resortist here... Now that the sun is shining, summer has started and everyone has gotten their bodies ready for the beach (or like me, is still trying to), don't forget about those eyes! :) We all know that sunglasses are a great fashion accessory, but their most important job is to protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Some of the sun’s effects on the eyes include: Cataracts, Pterygium and Macular degeneration.  With that being said, I want to introduce you to the eyewear brand, RAEN, available exclusively at Seagrass Boutique.

RAEN is a classics-driven, boutique eyewear brand.  The designers  are determined to create only authentic, innovative optics that offer intrinsic value and timeless style.  RAEN products are inspired by their designers own adventures in life and hope to inspire yours, be they close to home or far from the shore.  

The Process: Each season, RAEN generates custom acetate combinations unique to the line.  Every RAEN frame is hand-finished and much of the cutting is hand-guided.  This means the difference between our high-end, hand-tooled frame vs. the cheap, injection mold frame is immediately evident, even to the untrained eye (or hand).  Each cut, each screw, each flourish is informed by our original vision with nothing lost to a generic assembly line.

The Lens: All RAEN models are outfitted with Carl Zeiss Vision CR-39 Lenses for optimum visual comfort and complete eye protection.  Carl Zeiss is the global leader when it comes to the finest camera glass, precision microscope optics and more.  The CR-39 sun lenses in RAEN models have superior optical properties and material pureness.  They offer excellent quality of vision, subtle tints and are very light weight.

The Material: All RAEN styles are made with Zyl acetate.  Al acetate is a high quality material originating from wood pulp and natural cotton fibers - both renewable resources!!  The material's incredible color-fastness stems from the hue being embedded int he material rather than sprayed on.  It has become the standard medium used in high fashion frames in part because the color never peels, yellows or fades.  The result is a smooth, flawless product with the perfect weight.

Hypoallergenic: People with sensitive skin often experience allergic reactions to lower quality metals (e.g. nickel) and plastics found in common eyewear.  REAN's handmade acetate frames, stainless steel hardware and core wire are free of such materials.  Stainless steel is also durable, corrosion resistant and our five barrel hinges ensure that your eyewear's arms always swing smoothly.  No rash.  No trash.

    

NEW COLLABORATIONS

The Nomi - takes cues from RAEN's popular women's frame, the Fairbanks, breathing new life into this round silhouette.  Naomi features thick, metal trimmed acetate circles and a unique temple construction.  Available in 4 stunning colors.  

Luxury Wig - Collaboration with Alex Knost.  Surfer, Musician, Designer.  The Luxury Wig collaboration features 3 styles in unique colors and finishes.  

-Flatscreen:  Modern luxury object.  Sleek, refined anonymity.  A Dorian grey gazes out his object still.

-Ashtray: Oblong plumes of smoke, a 1950's taboo skin rebuttal.  Sharkskin cat eye debut, the child of luggage.

-Figurative: Eternity on its side ruled by abundant shape form fitting a time of the ageless.  Measures in the wake of eights for him and you!

  

  

**Please call store for details and availability**

#Resortist here...Exciting news!!  New fashion capsule at Seagrass Boutique!!  LA designer Diana Ra, creative director of namesake dRA Clothing, has partnered with illustrator, graphic designer, fashion lover and craft connoisseur, Kelli Murray, for an exclusive capsule collection as part of dRA's larger summer set, Luxe Nomad. The 4 piece collection, hand picked by Seagrass Boutique, features Murray's signature nature-inspired vine & moon artwork, all designed and made in LA with locally-sourced fabrics, resulting in a conscientious collection with an undeniably artisanal aesthetic.

Kelli's original sweet vine & moon pattern, shows up beautifully on light, breezy fabrics lending distinct comfort and wearability to each piece in the collection. The styles reflect Kelli’s simple, feminine, bohemian style. 

dRA has an extensive celeb following (i.e Jennifer Lawrence, Beyonce, Chloe Sevigny, Kourtney Kardashian) just to name a few and Murray's fashion street cred, all but guarantee a sell-out hit. With price points ranging from $106-$128, the mini capsule collection consists of a summery strappy peplum top and an oversized shirt-tail hem dress, available exclusively at Seagrass Boutique. Catch these styles before they are gone!!

Below, find a sneak peek of these 4 gorgeous "MUST HAVE" styles!! 

*Black Moon Styles arrive mid June*

  

  

ABOUT KELLI MURRAY:

I’m Kelli – an illustrator, graphic designer, fashion lover and craft connoisseur. I am the wife to a boy named Sam and momma to 2 little loves, Rylee and Cru. 

I was born in Chicago, but the California coast is where I’ve grown up and the only place I call home. I could describe myself as a lot of things, but creative and passionate are at the top of the list. I graduated from FIDM with a degree in product development and merchandising, and for 6 years, I worked as the head designer for a clothing company in San Diego. When I wasn’t designing, I was honing my skills as an artist and illustrator….which I soon realized to be my true calling.

I started my blog in 2009 as a place to simply share my artwork, but over time, it has developed into something so much more – an extension of me and a piece of my heart. It is a mix of all the things that define me and inspire me including art, fashion, family, crafts and good design. Since becoming a mother in 2011, I have ventured into the role of a full time freelancer. I love working with my clients in bringing their ideas to life. Whether it be a new identity for their business, a custom designed invitation, or a personal illustration. In November of 2014, I launched a long time dream: a children’s clothing line, inspired by my own kids, called Rylee and Cru. Today, this growing business takes up most of my time and energy, and I am loving every second of it!

You can visit my Etsy shop or browse through my portfolio to see more of my work. If you would like to work with me, have a question, or would just like to say hello, you can email me at hello@kellimurray.com. I am available for a select amount of custom work and collaborations.


     

 

#Resortist here...Looking to stand out this summer?  Need that perfect bag for the beach?  Well let me tell you ALL about the exclusive capsule collection of the House of Perna beach bags at Seagrass Boutique!!  End of June, Seagrass Boutique will be launching a one time sold out collection of handmade designer beach bags from fashion designer, Amanda Perna.  Name sounds familiar?  Well that is because Amanda Perna was on Project Runway season 9 and then asked back on season 14!!  The House of Perna's hallmarks are all about bright colors, distinct prints, structural silhouettes and playful elegance.  The House of Perna brand stands for strong values, meticulous garment/accessory construction, high quality fabrics and materials and 100% made in America pride.  Excited yet?!?

All bags are Artisan Handcrafted in Morocco and showcase amazing details of leather, metallic and sequin embellishments, multihued tassels, fully lined with a drawstring closure and made of 100% handwoven palm leaf!  Below, catch a sneak peek of these hand chosen styles.   

       

The House of Perna - (made in the U.S.A.)
The House of Perna was built to create clothing to enhance the beauty of the woman who wears it. We strive to help her stand out in a crowd, and exude her natural inner light.

We believe that fashion is the highest form of self-expression, and we want to help the women of the world put their most fashionable foot forward.

We create clothes for the woman who is trend conscious without being overly trendy. We know her style is constantly evolving, and want to be sure we provide her with what she needs in her fashion evolution.

We believe in making high quality, luxurious American made clothing. We are fully committed to bringing production back to The United States.

We want the world to see that America still has what it takes to create beautiful clothing on our own soil, and help the people in our country find jobs.

We feel that it is imperative to not just follow trends, but create a look that is our own. We value the fundamentals of design, and believe it is our duty to create pieces that are aesthetically pleasing, and visually stimulating. Color, texture, and attention to detail are taken very seriously at The House of Perna, and we promise to always stay true to our values.

We believe in giving back to those in need, and helping future generations to follow their dreams, realize their potential and never give up.
 
The Designer
Amanda Perna began experimenting with fashion as a child, learning the fundamentals of pattern, texture and color as she explored her burgeoning personality in the sweltering heat of Florida summers. She found that her creative identity was best expressed through the bright and bold; glitter and neon spray paint were the start. As she grew, Amanda began to understand that fashion could be an outlet to express, in abstract, the complex nature of the vast range of emotions that come with a life lived.

Growing up in theatre, Amanda noticed that often it was the costume that helped find the character inside of it. She realized this extended outside the world of performance and into reality; clothing and personality are intrinsically linked. A psychology major at the University of Alabama, Amanda enrolled in a sewing class on a whim. This reawakened her childhood passion and she immediately switched paths, graduating with a degree in Apparel Design.

She jumped out of her comfort zone and made her way to New York, finding her first atelier experiences with Oscar de la Renta. The energy was intoxicating. This experience was a masterclass in draping and combining elements to create beautifully feminine, timeless fashion. Next, Amanda looked to learn more of the world of corporate American fashion. She moved to Calvin Klein, where she designed dresses and learned to edit herself, refining her thoughts and creating beauty through the subtle.

Taking full advantage of her surroundings, Amanda decided to further her studies at one of the world's top fashion programs, taking classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology. After working under two of America's great fashion houses and studying at one of its top schools, Amanda felt more inspired than ever. Working through their perspectives and design aesthetics, Amanda had found her own and it was time to show it.

In 2012, she made a another bold move, leaving the safety of corporate fashion to launch The House of Perna, a brand dedicated to the bright and bold, the whimsical and the austere, a brand that combines her whimsical beach town roots with her structural New York fashion training, while never forgetting the simple elegance of her Southern education.

Every experience in life is an opportunity to learn, grow and find a new perspective. Throughout her career, Amanda has taken advantage of every chance to see the world from a new point of view; styling for individual and corporate clients, creating cards for Hallmark and appearing on two seasons of the hit TV series Project Runway are just a few examples. To Amanda, the beauty of life comes from making bold choices. The House of Perna is a celebration of this belief.

Amanda’s Autumn/Winter 2016 collection, "Because I Said So..." is an exploration of color, texture and shape, incorporating rich wools and modern three-dimensional fabrics with her trademark silks in structured but whimsical silhouettes.

The House of Perna aesthetically dances between flowing beach whimsy and structured city sophistication. Amanda's life experiences inform the paths the brand takes. And the people in her life help inform these experiences. Hence, the name The House of Perna; it takes a family to build a house.

To learn more about Amanda please visit AmandaPerna.com.