A Brief Overview of Your Beloved Bling Items Over Time

Bling /bliNG/ — noun; denoting expensive, ostentatious clothing and jewelry, or the wearing of them.

When we hear or read the word “bling,” we immediately think of sparkling and extravagant things. And even though the term itself is relatively new to the dictionary, having added shimmer and sparkle on material things have long been present, especially in the world of fashion.

It’s really quite interesting to take a look back on how “blinging” various have evolved and progressed over the years. Of course, this enduring trend has been the very basis of how Bling My Thing came to be as well. Join us as we take a short walk through history and see how bling items and crystallizing have changed the landscape of fashion over time.

Crystal Timeline

Crystal timeline from 1895-2015

Here’s a breakdown of the story so far: 

1895 – It was during this year that a son of a glass cutter, Daniel Swarovski, founded Swarovski with the help of Armand Kosman and Franz Weis. The Swarovski company helped in catapulting the production and popularization of crystal glass with their own patented machines.

1990 – Swarovski’s popularity continued to grow and it was around this time that they came up with crystal figurines, which became highly popular among collectors.

2000 – Bling My Thing began experimenting in crystal customization using Swarovski Crystals on various luxury items from brands such as Sony, Pentax, and Microsoft, among many others. The most notable and extravagant of which is the ‘blinging’ of the Royal Mini Cooper, which was put on display at the Swarovski Flagship Store in London, England.

2010 – There’s a steady growth of ‘blinged’ items in the market as more and more designers are delving into crystal customization for different merchandise, including personal items.

2011 – There’s a sudden influx of crystal-embellished mobile phone cases as manufacturers take advantage of this popular trend. A lot of these utilized Swarovski Crystals for cases of different phone models.

2012 – While crystal embellishments and accents aren’t exactly new in the world of fashion, it was this year that the use of Swarovski Crystals on clothes, shoes, and accessories have become even more prominent. Prada, for one, have released a version of their Saffiano Vernice tote with luxurious crystal design.

2013 – Swarovski teams up with famed Parisian jewellery designer, Shourouk, for the brand’s Secret Treasures Collection that featured necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and cuffs.

2014 – Crystallised designs are all the rage in the fashion industry as more and more celebs are spotted sporting this exquisite trend. In the featured photo, Rihanna was seen working the red carpet for the CFDA Awards in 2014 wearing an Adam Selman creation, which showcased a scandalously sheer dress with about 230,000 Swarovski Crystals spread all throughout the dress, gloves, and headpiece.

2015 – This year brought about an even more prosperous partnership between Bling My Thing and Swarovski, as they have successfully penetrated the luxury accessories industry with top of the line mobile phone cases with Swarovski Crystal embellishments. Bling My Thing has also managed to evolve into a global brand that’s being recognized as among the pioneers in the utilization of Swarovski Crystals.

Among the most popular and in demand crystal-embellished cases of Bling My Thing include the Milky Way collection, Extravaganza collection, Vogue collection, and the Cascade collection.

iPhone 6S Rumors Mill: Possible Things to Expect From the New iPhone

There’s always so much hype awaiting for what Apple would come out with next, especially when it comes to the iPhone. It is said that the next keynote and launch date would happen in September 11, officially debuting the iPhone 6S rumors that’s said to be made available by September 18.

iPhone 6S Rumors

Point of Comparison: On the left is the iPhone 6, while on the right is an estimate of the new iPhone 6S.

Rumours are flying abound and based on all the news that’s been circulating, here are some of what we could possibly expect from the next iPhone model:

Size, Display, & Material

Perhaps Apple is looking to avoid all the “bendgate” issues by having a much tougher case made of 7000 Series aluminum.

There’s also word that there will be two versions of the iPhone 6S, pretty much how it goes with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. But while there are no confirmations about that just yet, one of the widely reported news about its size is the increase in thickness, reaching to 7.1mm. This is pretty much the same thickness as the iPhone 6 Plus, and the increase is said to be because of the new material as well as added features.

Also expect to have a higher definition display, which sounds about just right with the slightly bigger height and thickness. This also comes as no surprise since having higher displays is one of the main improvements Apple always presents with every new model of their products.

Camera

According to a document allegedly leaked by a Foxconn employee, the new iPhone is also rumoured to have a new 12-megapixel camera. The front camera will also receive a very generous upgrade from a 1.2-megapixel sensor to a 5-megapixel sensor. This camera would definitely shed a whole new light on taking selfies, perhaps completely eliminating the need for digital cameras and even GoPros.

‘Force Touch’ Feature

Among the most talked about rumours is the ‘Force Touch’ features that’s said to be “confirmed” to come with the iPhone 6S. Even Bloomberg has reported that Apple has already started the production of the new iPhone with the Force Touch feature. This technology has already been integrated into the MacBook Pro and new MacBook trackpads, as well as the Apple Watch, letting users take on a new dimension of controls using the pressure sensitive tech.

While this new feature may take some time getting used to for iPhone aficionados, it certainly sounds like the “it” feature to watch out for and probably be among the main selling points with the launch of iPhone 6S.

New Color

Apple is on a roll with their recent gold releases and it seems like they’re looking to add one more with the rumoured addition of a rose gold iPhone. Definitely something to consider for those who love a soft touch of elegance and luxury.

So what do you think so far? It does look as though iPhone 6S is looking oh-so enticing, especially for owners of iPhone 5/5S looking for a much-needed level up. We’re certainly looking forward to the launch and we can’t wait to offer you new fabulous cases for your iPhone 6S!

Source: macrumors; 9to5mac; cultofmac: 1/2/3/4

Vacation must-have accessories! Finishing touches for a chic escape.

It’s that time of the year again! Summer break is the perfect time to catch some rest and relaxation with the family. With the well overdue vacation, packing for the trip can be a daunting task. To help make your travel essentials easier, we’ve selected the best products to keep your luggage light yet filled with chic fashionable items.

From beach-friendly makeup to trendy sun protection, these accessories will make any trip safe yet fun. Going on vacation means taking everything that you need to escape from the stressful routine of everyday life. It’s the only time to refresh and relax next to the beach or poolside. Thinking about which accessories to take for a peaceful and worry-free getaway whether it’s an oversized hat or a stylish iPhone 6 Plus case will add some flair to your outfit.

vocation must have

Glowing Skin

shading

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Summer is not complete without glowing, bronzed skin.We all want to look glamorous poolside or by the beach, keeping your skin looking refreshed and luminous calls for powder highlight and shading.The HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Palette contains 3 gorgeous powders to achieve a luminous glow. The 3 shades include Dim Light, Incandescent Light and Radiant Light, from pale besieges to pearlescent ivory shimmer this is perfect palette to take with you to the pool. The subtle shimmer particles adds a glowing sheen to the skin for a natural radiance.

 

Luscious Lashes

Mascara

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Luscious lashes are perfect to pair with a glowing Summer makeup look,mascara adds a perfect touch to the eyes to enhance your natural eye shape.Waterproof mascara is a must-have for the heated season. The perfect mascara is the CHANTECAILLE Supreme Cils Mascara features an innovative snowflake brush that’s designed to lift and coat every individual lash in a single swipe. Your lashes are lengthened, thickened and separated without any clumps. The mascara is easy to apply and build up for luscious, thick lashes.

 

Fashionable Sun Protection

umbrella

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For any outdoor activity in the sun, some stylish sun protection items are a must. Not only are they essential for protection, but also a fashionable accessory for expressing your style.A sun umbrella is a practical way to protect your skin from sun damage and to stay cool on a sunny day. Only using SPF sunscreen will not prevent skin damage. For a very chic and trendy sun umbrella, the MARC BY MARC JACOBS Floral-print umbrella is the perfect size to pop in your handbag. The trendy floral print umbrella is complete with a glittery ball handle to add a statement to your look.

 

hat

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Another must have is a hat with a broad brim, the large hat is angled downwards to provide the greatest UV protection around the nose and cheeks. The EUGENIA KIM Sunny embellished toyo sunhat is embellished with black sequins that spell out ‘do not disturb’ on the floppy wide brim. Made with cream toyo paper in 90% toyo paper and 10% cotton will protect the nose, ears and neck.

 

 

Sunglass

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No summer fashion accessory is complete without trendy sunglasses. Sunglasses are also a must during summer. The one to look out for is the VICTORIA BECKHAM Aviator-style gold-tone mirrored sunglasses. Victoria Beckham’s sunglasses are handmade in Italy with gold-tone frames and beige acetate tips. The mirrored lenses have a subtle rose gold anti-reflective coating that was developed exclusively for the label by ZEISS. The lenses will give UVA and UVB coverage to prevent your eyes from squinting to prevent crow’s feet around the eyes.

Bling Summer Accessories

Cool iPhone 6 Plus Case

Casino Cosmopolitan case for iPhone 6 Plus: Bowtie Swarovski® Crystals designer cover by Bling My Thing

The best Summer accessory to take with you is your iPhone. While you’ll be busy taking immaculate photos to videos and sharing them with your friends on Instagram and Facebook, don’t forget to add a chic case to carry with you. If you love the look of a simple and ultra-clear iPhone case, stylish iPhone 6 Plus casethe Simple Is Beautiful Casino Collection with Bowtie crystal from Swarovski® and 4 round crystals resembling buttons is the perfect Summer must-have. The anti-scratch clear case is ideal for taking with you to the beach to protect is against sun damage. The bowtie adds to a playful design to wear out with friends.

To add some bling to your skin, Flash tattoos are the new trend. This recently became a huge trendy because of Beyonce, these silver and gold temporary tattoos are the perfect decorative body jewelry for the Summer. Forget about wearing jewelry and apply a metallic chain bracelets, laurel necklaces, and feathers. The gold and silver metallic temporary tattoos in Crux and Glisser and are easy to apply with boho chic designs to complement bronzed skin. These designs can be layered for a individual look.

metallic temporary tattoos

You can mix and match.

Leather Lover Guide: Best Leather Cases for iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus

Slick, luxurious, classic, edgy–all of these words come to mind when we think of leather, the one trend that we just couldn’t get enough of regardless of the turn of the seasons. There’s just this undeniable allure that comes with leather and for all of you leather lovers out there, we’ve got the very best of what Bling My Thing has to offer with this well-beloved trend.

Métallique Collection

Elegance with a hint of “badass” vibes, the Métallique Collection is a fabulous choice for women who have a more contemporary and chic take on everyday style. It comes in four variations both leather cases for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Cosmic Storm, Solar Flare, Polar Blizzard, and Meteor Shower.

iPhone Leather CasesWhat truly makes the Métallique case stand out even more is how it perfectly combines subtle sophistication with just the right amount of glam. Its matte casing made of durable PU leather is embellished with metallic studs and Swarovski® Crystals–exemplifying Bling My Thing’s excellent craftsmanship and design.

Leather cases iPhone 6 plus

If you’re a leather lover who’s more inclined for something edgy and elegant at the same time, then the Métallique Collection would be the best choice for you.

Primo Collection

Another great thing about leather is how it can look very polished and professional as it is stylish as well. And we do aim to cater to women’s varying tastes and lifestyles, hence our Primo Collection, which is a great case for working and business-oriented women of today. It’s currently available in two colors–Primo Nero and Primo Blanco–and one of the special cases that puts together style and functionality all in one sleek package.

Leather Cases for iPhone 6

The Primo case is one of Bling My Thing’s flip cases that’s also made of quality PU leather, which you can easily convert into a horizontal stand–making it much easier for you to watch videos, video chat, and so much more. It also has a protective screen viewer so you can check the time and other notifications without having to flip it open. And another great feature? It also has a touch-sensitive sliding bar outside that you could use to answer calls or unlock the phone before opening the case.

Leather Cases for iPhone 6 Plus

This leather case is the answer for women looking for a more mature and professional-looking take on fashion–also befitting those who are on-the-go and needing stylish and functional leather cases for iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus.

Primo Papillon Collection

Of course, we can’t have flip cases without adding the signature Bling My Thing sass using Swarovski® Crystals–hence, the Primo Papillon Collection. It also makes use of black textured faux leather material, but it’s all decked out with embellishments that create a fun and flirty finish.

Best Leather Cases for iPhone 6 Plus

It’s available in three color varieties–Crystal, Pink Mix, and Cotton Candy–that would surely tickle your fancy. And how could it not? Besides the use of Swarovski® crystals arranged in lovely swirls, it also features a Butterfly crystal from Swarovski® as well. It’s definitely a great match for women looking for sassy style and utmost functionality.

Primo Dark Knight Collection

Leather can also be very edgy and daunting, to say the least. For women who are after a bit of grunge and cutting-edge style, we have the Primo Dark Knight Collection, which comes in silver and gold colors.

Best Leather Cases for iPhone 6 Plus

The Primo Dark Knight features an alignment of Swarovski® crystals and metallic studs embedded onto the textured PU leather material. It’s simple, straight to the point, and utterly edgy and elegant both at the same time–a true gem for the fashion-forward woman.

Petite Couturière Collection

Feminine with a hipster twist? The Petite Couturière Collection is the right case for you to grab to satisfy your leather craving. It features an intricate Japanese-inspired floral design that’s meticulously embroidered into the matte leather casing. Available in three color variations–Flora Elegance, Flora Vivacity, and Flora Sophistication–this case is a chic alternative choice that speaks of utter femininity and hip styles.

iPhone 6 Leather Case

Besides the gorgeous floral embroidery on its textured PU leather casing, it also features Swarovski® Crystals in the middle of each flower design as well. It’s also durable and has a sleek matte finish that would truly cater to your leather fascination.

iPhone 6 Plus Leather Case

If hipster-chic with the right dose of femininity is your thing, then the Petite Couturière Flora Series would be the ultimate companion for your everyday style.