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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Summer in April

Summer is coming early here in LA; I’m already gravitating towards creams, crochet, and gold’s. Sunshine, rooftop views, and coconut waters are making their debut, so slip on your sandals and enjoy the warmth. Definitely no April Showers for us this year!

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1. Peach Mix Graduated Wrap Bracelet on Natural Brown Leather

2. White and Gold Braided Sandals

3. Doeskin Combo Modal and Cashmere Feather Print Scarf 


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On The Road pt. 2: Atlanta

Continuing on our road tripping tradeshow stint, we head down to Atlanta, GA for Atlanta Market which is Natasha’s regional show. Our other Southern rep, Medea, works out of the LA showroom and was able to join us for a  little extra help as well.

The first night there we were able to enjoy the best weather we had seen all week on the rooftop of the hotel we stay at, the W Downtown Atlanta

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Our view from our rooftop- straight on view of America’s Mart where Atlanta Market is held.

That night we went to dinner at a great restaurant called Abattoir where we again sat outside and had a nice dinner before our first day at Market began





Medea modeling our newest Fall/Winter 2013 ready-to-wear collection.


A restaurant not to be missed when visiting ATL is The Optimist. The outside entrance to the resto actually has a mini put-put course.

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Overall, the trip ended in successful markets for Natasha and I both. We were able to work, and get a little play in as well. Chicago is that (second) city that never sleeps with amazing restaurants and always has comforting familiar faces of family and friends (my hometown of course). Atlanta’s claim to fame for me would have to be it’s warm weather, fresh farm-to-table cuisines, and of course that southern charm.

Which city is your favorite?

For more on what Natasha and I brought on the road with us, be sure to check out our newest collections launching daily at


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Staycation: Manhattan Beach

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My black lace running shorts and paisley top are now available on! This top is one of the most comfortable, light weight, and flattering tops I own. I promise you will be wearing it all summer! (I recommend wearing it with an embellished sequin bra).


My jewelry picks for this week:

1. Aquamarine green mix stretch bracelets
2. Mustard yellow mix wrap bracelet
3. Olive jade and silver nugget single wrap


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Color pop


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being bright has always been a good thing. and it should be ♡
so here i am too, shinining on in my new neon wrap bracelet.
明るい物と事はかならず良い事. ぜったいそう思う.


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The Color Green

As most know emerald green is the Pantone color of the year, and it is everywhere. Not just emerald, but every shade of green. I love the added pop of color.



A few of my favorite green accessories…right now…


1. Chan Luu Malachite and Swarovski Crystal wrap bracelet
2. Alexander Wang Shoes
3. Chan Luu Ultramarine Green silk cashmere scarf
4. Balenciaga bag


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Coachella 2013

Coachella blew me away this year.  Literally.  High wind advisories and an inconvenient dust storm on Sunday turned the typically clear desert sky into a eerie white fog.  I bounced the chill away during Paul Oakenfold’s epic set in the Sahara tent and shivered through Rodriguez’s “Sugarman” which preceded a soulful thank you to the diminished crowd.   The otherwise clear weekend left me without a voice (an affliction my crew found hilarious) and covered in a layer of dust.  Would I do it again?  Absolutely.


Mobile art: A snail covered in artistic graffiti slowly moved through the festival the entire weekend.

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The new tent: The increased demand for EDM pushed Goldenvoice into adding a sixth entirely enclosed stage named the Yuma tent.


Art: The “White House” or “Mirage” had a virtual pool.

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And of course, we were all bathed in Chan Luu.  Love my girls, the experience would never be the same without Austin, Sarah and Samara.

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My musical highlights were Beach House, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Polica, Grimes, and Pretty Lights.  I’m sad to say I missed James Blake and Disclosure, both are a must see for all of you weekend two attendees.  Till next year!

Happy Coachella,


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Paws for Chan Luu

Whoever said that our four-legged friends couldn’t wear Chan Luu ♥

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We would love to see how you would accessorize your pets in Chan Luu jewels! We are creating a special board on Pinterest just for PETS! Send us a photo of your pet in Chan Luu to and we will pin it to our board! Follow us on Pinterest to see what we are pinning!

Have fun accessorizing your pet, but remember that Chan Luu products are not intended for use with pets.

XOXO, Chan Luu Team

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On The Road pt. 1: Chicago

Natasha and I just got back from a 12 day trip. We had two back to back tradeshows in which we went from Stylemax in Chicago to Atlanta Market. Along the way we documented our trip in photos. In the first of this two part series I have Chicago Stylemax documented. Check out some of the things we did in the Midwest before we headed down to the South

First stop: The Merchandise Mart


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A new amazing jewelry buy for an account at Stylemax


A couple of my favorite restaurants we ate at on the trip


From left: Little Goat, Nightwood, Publican

Natasha’s first time on the L


Finally ended the trip with a night at the theater

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But our trip doesn’t end there… stay tuned for the exciting finale in second half of the two part series ‘On The Road pt. 2: Atlanta’ in which Nina and Natasha meet up with Medea.

To be continued…

Nina Signature

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Last month Chan, Victoria, Christina (our new accessories designer) and I went to India to design the Spring/Summer RTW and Accessories 2014 Collection.


Victoria working with Joti, our ready to wear merchandiser.


African inspiration for our accessories line.


Beautiful and colorful flowers in front of our room.


YOGA time.


Night bazaar.


Victoria and I are opening a rug business :)


#sourcing and #inspo


Road to our hotel.


Clutches Chan, Victoria, Christina, and I bought made from hand stitched fabric in Pakistan.

Don’t forget to follow us on INSTAGRAM @ilovechanluu and like our fan page on Facebook! Look out for an upcoming mother’s day contest.


Not too late to get your CRYSTAL TOP for Coachella week 2!


My picks for this week.

1. Neon Yellow Mix Wrap Bracelet on Beige Leather
2. Turquoise Mix Floral Cross Necklace
3. Multi Charm Wrap Bracelet on Natural Brown Leather

Happy festival Friday!


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Spring Time at Bendels.

If you are in New York this week go check out Henri Bendel at 56th St and 5th Avenue. We are in the windows on the first floor!


There is so much color to play with, we love to mix and match all the colors.


I cannot decide which color stories I like best…

Neon pink, neon orange, neon yellow, or turquoise?



My POP of color for the day!




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