Monday, January 30, 2012

January 31st -- Last day at the Mode Show

Tomorrow is the last day at the Mode Accessories Show.  We've been having a nice time!  Been visiting with several of my favourite people, both buyers and other exhibitors.  And, the collection this season has been very well received which makes me happy!    
One of my favourite things about being at these wholesale shows is spending some time with my wonderful fellow designers.  At retail shows, we often do not get a chance to chat.

Above is a fascinator by Lilliput Hats and below are some cards by Mehoi.
Come see us tomorrow!  The Show hours are 9am to 6pm.  We are in the Canadian Designers area!

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Here is a little delightfulness for you on this Thursday afternoon.  Loving this trailer for an upcoming documentary.  These women are not afraid to accessorize -- in colour!  They remind me of a few of my favourite customers that always bring some big personalities and cheer with them.  I'm sort of drooling over all of the Bakelite jewels!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mode Accessories Show, Spring/Summer 2012

To all the lovely retailers,
Please come view the MoonRox Collection for Spring/Summer 2012.
Hope to see you at the Mode Show!
xo Monique

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Plugging away!

It's been super busy lately!  Trying to get lots of work done.  I have a bad habit of letting too much pile up...  I think I need the pressure to force me into full gear.  Made sure to not work all the time and throw in some play too...  I've got to say, I like being busy so much better than being idle!  Here are some pictures taken lately.  (You may have already seen them on my Instagram.)
This week I've enjoyed making some one off pieces... otherwise known as "showstoppers." It's one of the most enjoyable parts of doing what I do...  Love being creative and coming up with something unique.  This is a photo of a necklace in progress.  It's made of vintage green Bakelite bits with the prettiest vintage cross-hatched brass beads.  I'm pretty pleased with the final result.
Dropped in at Made You Look.  Here's a bit of their splay of MoonRox!  You can see a bunch of my most recent favourite pieces.  
We finally got a bit of fluffy snow that didn't melt virtually as it landed.  Most of it is gone now, but I enjoyed a couple strolls through the white stuff over the past few days.
 Even in quiet, dark alleyways...
Had a nice weekend where I caught up with the three people I used to spend most of my time with about a decade ago.  All three have lived abroad for stretches over the past 10 years and it's nice to have everyone home and nearby again.  So cliché, but great that we can pick up like no time has passed.
Also got to gather with another group of my favoutite people to celebrate S's birthday.  She's due to give birth any day now!  So excited to meet the little pea!  Check out the amazing nail bling she gave me for Christmas!  Didn't seem right receiving gifts on someone else's birthday, but I'm pretty darn excited about these!

Back to work...  Couple more things to do before I retire for the night.

Friday, January 20, 2012

New goods at Frock!

Lots of new things have arrived at Frock!  Visit the shop in Roncesvalles Village!  Pictured above are a Trinket Necklace and a shiny pair of Faceted Dome Stud Earrings.  You'll find these and plenty more lovely gems!

97 Roncesvalles Ave.
Toronto, ON

Monday, January 16, 2012

Blue Monday

What could be depressing on a day like this when you have bright and cheerful baubles around?!  Here's some blue for you on Blue Monday!  Pictured above are Peacock Blue Gem Necklace, Tiny Anchor Necklace in Blue Agate, and Entwined Bracelet in Cobalt Blue and Turquoise.  Hope you are having a happy day!

Hello! Hey!

Here are some recent photos from my phone.  I must opt for the phone less often and stop neglecting my real camera.  Have I said that before?  Probably!  Here's some Instagram fun...
Little corner in the apartment.
Huge bag of spinach...  will resemble Popeye soon.
Cutest little car.
Crazy vibrant sky.
Fun with polish.  Can't get enough of the gold with the precision tipped brush.
Ginger for tea!
City at sunset.
Coffee shop meeting for Mode Show plans.
Going through some of the goods in the studio.
Freezing cold Winter day in the city.
Sister's make-up artist for a pre-wedding test run no-showed.  We were not impressed but had fun playing with her colours.
Amazing pickled goodness at Gilead Café.

Delicious weekend lunch.

This weekend went by too quickly!  Was feeling subpar the past couple weeks -- spent too much time indoors and got a little bit stir crazy.  So I didn't mind not being home much this weekend, but I am paying the price for too much eating and drinking.  Completely exhausted!  Busy weeks ahead...  Will have to get super-organized (never my forté) and try to get on top of things... Need to pay special attention to all the details that need to be refined in preparation for the Mode Accessories Show.  Okay... bye for now.  Goodnight!

Friday, January 13, 2012

In the shop

 Recently added a few things to the SHOP!  Have a gander here, if you please...


During the holidays I spoiled myself, with the help of a gift card, and picked up some new makeup at NARS. Pictured are shadows Abyssinia, duo Brumes and Night Clubbing. All are awesome but the best thing I took home, and my reason for writing this post, is the "smudge proof eyeshadow base" Pro-Prime. Angela at the NARS counter at Holt's was super helpful and enthusiastic (plus patient) and told Sister and I that it would prevent shadow from budging. She was not exaggerating. You can roll around, have a nap, stroll about in the rain, squish your contacts around.... and it goes nowhere. I was impressed. Just thought I'd share!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Zodiac Necklaces are now on super SALE!  They were $45 and are now on sale for only $25!  Check 'em out HERE.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Using the blogger app, so I will be brief! Happy Friday! Here are some work-related pics from the week...

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Eye wear

I recently broke my glasses.  It's a big bummer even though they were super cheap online numbers and I didn't even love them, but they were my first pair of glasses in over 20 years of wearing contacts and more importantly my first pair ever that didn't make my dizzy.  Oh well!  The fun part now, is looking for a new pair!  My Sis and W gave me a gift certificate to my fave glasses spot down the street.  I tend to buy sunnies there.  On my latest visit, I spotted these from Oliver Goldsmith.  Perfect! Beautiful frames in a neutral colour that fit my apparently over-sized head!  Now I just need to decide if I am willing to splurge.  I'll be a responsible consumer and see what else is out there, I suppose!  If I don't order these glasses, I'll get these lovely Paul Smith shades with the gift cert!  Either in the Onyx with Mahogany or the Nude.  Don't know which I like better!  Thanks to Sister and the future Brother-in law!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Welcome 2012!

Hoping for a wonderful year... Lots of hopes and plans for MoonRox this year! Going to do my best to make them happen! Happy New Year, dear reader!


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