Friday, October 18, 2013

my new line of accessories and a giveaway!

Once upon a time I was attending a wedding and couldn't find a purse that I liked to go with my little black dress. So I grabbed one of my messy graffiti paintings, ripped it off the stretcher bars and sewed it into a clutch. Little did I know that this moment would COMPLETELY change the direction of my creative career! I suddenly discovered an entirely new process- painting canvas and fabric and remixing it into all kinds of accessories. I loved that a piece of art could be completely redefined!


I got so many inquiries about that first purse that I started making more to give to family and friends, then I opened an Etsy shop, began selling my handmade accessories at craft shows, to boutiques and museum stores, I created custom bags for all sorts of fabulous people (Warner Brothers staff, an Oprah executive producer, Maryam of My Marrakeshjust to name a few) and I even wrote a book about my process. After a while I couldn't keep up with the demand of making all those accessories and I decided to take a little break and focus on the teaching side of my business. A year or two passed and while I was still making accessories, I limited myself just to small specialty orders.


 Then something unexpected happened...Demdaco came calling. They had been watching me for a while and thought the accessories I created would be great for a line of licensed products. To be honest I had not even considered something like this but after hearing their concept I couldn't resist signing on with them! Insert 2.5 more years of development, creating art and some waiting for the right time I am happy to announce that my line of accessories- Heart to Art Remix is HERE!


There are scarves, purses, cuff bracelets and headbands all made from my original painted canvas and I couldn't be more pleased with the way that everything turned out! Its a little bit graffiti mixed with color and lots of texture- everything is a wearable piece of art! Soon, very soon I will have a variety of products for sale in my shop but in the meantime I wanted to give you a peek into everything!



In the coming weeks I will be dedicating my Fashion Friday posts to sharing a look into the products from my line AND I will also be giving away some fun stuff.

Today I am giving away two of these large expandable tote bags, each with a matching scarf!



To enter leave me a comment and tell me what fashion accessory you can't live without!
I will announce the two winners in a few days!


UPDATE!!!
the winners are-






589 comments:

  1. Hi!!!
    These are so great and you are so creative! I love them all!
    I think I probably couldn't live without a bag, going out without a bag/purse/tote is like being naked:-)
    Great giveawy:-)

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  2. Alisa, I can't believe it! i love yor art and I have spoken of you so many times in my blog.
    There is a coincidence.. I can't live without scarf! I have many for winter and for spring/autumn, my husband joke to me because I don't wear scarf only in the middle summer. Even if at the summer nights, sometimes...
    I love your new line, have a good luck with it!

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  3. congratulations!! how fabulous!! good to so much colour available in such a variety of products.
    I can't live without my bracelets!! I have all sorts, but my favourites are wrap arounds.

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  4. Alisa! These are spectacular and this acknowledgement of your amazing talent is long overdue! Huge congratulations!! I think it's the tote I can't live without (tossing up between maybe/definitely needing the scarves as well) so I can look fabulous as I get around town.

    Hugely thrilled for you my friend.

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  5. Fantastic! Well done Alisa! - your creativity is so inspiring and I look forward to being able to wear it! Art to Heart is so clever and so true - art comes from the heart and to be able to wear and display it in bags and scarfs is wonderful! A great way to lift your mood!

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  6. Great! So happy for you! I can't live without scarves and BIG tote bags (I teach in primary school, think books, pens, paper, etc.etc.). I hope I'll get the chance to wear one of yours, I love your art.
    Barbara

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  7. Oh my...**
    I really really love all the things I saw!
    You're amazing, your work is amazing and I love this new series of accessories!
    I love all kind of scarf, really useful and colorful,it makes me happy just seeing them!

    Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your wonderful works!

    Martina

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  9. To share with you a greek word: "sinharitiria" which means congratulations. I've been watching your blog for some time now and think your work is fabulous. All those colours and graffiti like paintings are absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

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  10. Wow - I love those colors! I can't live without scarfs...they are just to cozy :-)!
    Janine

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  11. Wow! These are all amazing. congratulations!! I tend to lean towards the 'useful' accessories - I couldn't live without a big handbag to carry around a book, a notepad and half my pen collection. I love it when winter comes around though so I can bring out the hats and scarves too :)

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  12. Congratulations, Alisa!

    All of your new accessories are wonderful. I especially love the scarves!

    One accessory that I total can't live without are HATS! I love hats. And scarves are a huge second to hats!

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  13. I can't live without my bag :) but scarfs are also amazing.

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  14. wow fabulous!! I LOVE them all!!
    I couldn't live without a big handbags and scarves too :)

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  15. Meagan S.1:22 AM

    Congratulations! How beautiful is everything above. I probably couldn't live without my massive collection of infinity scarves or my riding boots. :)

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  16. What an amazing accessories!!! I love them all and specially scarves!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. Wow Alisa, congratulations! All of your accessories are wonderful,
    I can't live without scarf.
    Thanks for this chance!

    Barbara

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  18. These are everything I love! I am always carrying a big bag - that's my purse of choice. Have to have my current art project, at least one book and everything I think I might need when I leave home. I think subconsciously I'm afraid I'll be trapped somewhere and bored. Scarves are a daily accessory. A good scarf feels like a hug when you are away from those you care about and COLOR - OMG absolutely!!!!

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  19. Congratulations! What a great job! I love scarfs! Where is your whimsical bucket hat? ;) I adore it, too, and bags, and bracelets and... you! :))

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  20. Congratulations!!! very excited for you!!!

    I always have scarves with me, I knit those I wear in the winter and either make but usually by the lightweight ones for summer.

    I'm also a bag freak, and shoe freak, but I realize I always have a scarf with me wherever I go and when I don't have one on, I feel there is something missing...

    Again congrats, love them all!!! and I like the name you came up with!!!

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  21. WOW!!! Your amazing,congratulations. I wish a had half your energy then maybe I could retire early from my teaching job.
    Would just love to have one of your scares to wear to school. They are my favorite accessory.
    xxoo

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  22. Love you new line of accessories, I would wear and use everything.The two accessories I could not live with out would be my belts and my earrings x

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  23. Alisa, these are awesome! Especially scarves and they are that i can't live without. I always wearing them and if I don't - i always have them in my bag (two or three depends on it's color). Your new line is full of colors and I love it!

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  24. Congratulations that just so wonderfull for you
    I'm can't live with out scarves alway having sore and cold neck so come rain come shine I'm wearing on it a bit the same with socks and legwarmers I can't live without them

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  25. Woohoo! Heartfelt congratulations to you!!! Your entire collection is simply amazing. Love, love, love the scarves! I've been following your work for a very long time and it's so exciting to see you thrive in new and exciting ways! Bravo!

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  26. I really love your colorful accessories! I love lightweight scarves,especially right now in autumn.

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  27. Fabulous... One thing I can't do without, summer or winter is a scarf... Hides the wrinkly neck!.

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  28. beautiful! my favorite accessory would have to be a good scarf or long necklace :) congrats on the line! -becky

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  29. cathy huer2:09 AM

    Congrats! I love you work...I can't live without my scarf, especially now the weather is getting colder...

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  30. I hope this journey is hugely successful for you. I am unable to live without ( well, I suppose I would if I had to ) either a generous sized bag or a light weight scarf. Both are needed to make me feel secure!

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  31. Waaa! Congrats are in order here! Such a great opportunity for you! I love scarfs!

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  32. As always, I'm amazed by your work - full of bright colors, life and joy.

    It doesn't matter how many scarves I have, I still don't have enough. :)

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  33. Anonymous2:43 AM

    I love how you can turn your messy graffiti paintings into these super creative accessories! I can't live without a scarf. I like to wrap one in my hair as a headband!

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  34. Bfigur532:47 AM

    Love love love them all!!!! I myself cannot live without a scarf...... You never have enough... Good luck...

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  35. Congratulations! I just love your awesome line of accessories. I can't live without scarfs. Doesn't matter if it's winter or summer outside. I'm always wrapped in any scarf:)

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  36. lghamilton@bellsouth.net2:53 AM

    I was once color shy then I discovered your unique style and was very inspired. Scarves and tote bags are the best for adding flair and color! I am so drawn to your style. I love the messy and rythmic look! So much I bought a sewing machine as I just want to create ...but I have so much to learn!! Congrats on your new line and for being and inspiration

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  37. wohhh!!! That is great news! Congratulations! I really love your accesoires. The accesoire I need most is a scarf! Especially when it gets colder...;-))

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  38. Scarves and headbands! And I wear the scarves as headbands. I love everything about your new accessories!

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  39. That is fantastic news Alisa Many congratulations to you :).

    We're so in need of colour at this time of year - your scarves and bags will be wonderful for that.

    I love wearing scarves as a headband. .... And as a musician i always have too much c**p to carry around so a new bag is always high up on the Christmas list.

    Are you shipping to Europe and UK yet?

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  40. Congratulations Alisa ! They are awesome, looking forward to buy your scarves :-)

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  41. Great giwaway!:D
    I can not live without purses, shoes, scarfs etc. I have a lot of that, but I am still buying... and wearing of course. :DD

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  42. Wow! Congratulations! Your line of accessories looks gorgeous. These (your) items express a lot of brightness and freedom in my opinion.
    In my case, I can't live without scarves. Even in summer when it's boiling hot, I need to have a thin one around my neck. It feels kinda protected if you know what I mean…
    Thanks for this giveaway and good luck on your new adventure, :)
    cheers, Vron

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  43. OH MY GOODNESS! How cute, how cute. Congrats on this new path of creativity. It is amazing how life works isn't it. I love the scarves, just love them. Carla

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  44. Barbara M3:07 AM

    I am so thrilled for you. I can't wait to receive a scarf, either by winning or by purchasing one.

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  45. I can't live without a carf. Not only for the warmth of it but also for the looks.

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  46. I wear a lot of black, and a bold, colorful scarf can make an outfit POP! I love all of your accessories!!

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  47. These are so cool!!! I am a second grade teacher, so I absolutely can not go a day without tote bags! I LOVE to wear scarves, though! Congratualtions, and thank you!

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  48. Alisa, you look STUNNING in these pictures, WOW GORGEOUS GIRL!!! Each picture just kept getting more GORGEOUS!!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!! Soooo excited and HAPPY for you!!!!

    These are all beautiful and look better then the ones in the store. Love the name you picked out too. I can see your heart in everything you do, perfect name for this line.

    Thanks so much for sharing your good news and generous gift with us! I can't live without a bag and a scarf from you would be an added bonus.

    I can't wait to see more from you!!!! CONGRATS AGAIN!!!

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  49. since today, I can't live without your scarf and tote bag !
    What a great idea ; these accesoires !
    Will they be available in Europe too ?

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  50. I've just crawled out of a less-than-ideal first trimester of pregnancy, so accessorizing became less important. But scarves, oh scarves how they hid my changing body an extra bit before I was ready to make the announcement. With my son, I was six months in before I started to look even remotely pregnant. This time, at 14 weeks, I am obviously pregnant. I need more in my collection because they aren't a bad way to accessorizing some of my plainer maternity shirts!

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  51. Alisa, Congratulations on your new line! What an achievement! Clearly this has been a result of a lot of hard work for a long time. Thank you for your inspiration and for these beautiful works of art!! I can't wait to purchase some. I can't live without scarves!! They are a great way to pull a simple outfit together with some bright color and are cozy too. Congratulations!!

    Christine

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  52. Congratulations! Such wonderful news and the new products look grand. I love scarves ... the more the merrier. Tote bags are a close second. A girl can never have too many scarves or totes! Thanks for the chance.

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  53. Anonymous3:58 AM

    Love your new designs! I'm sure it will be very successful. As to fashion accessories; I always wear earrings and LOVE bracelets.

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  54. Hi. Love this new collection, especially the scarves and cuff bracelets. On a bracelet kick lately. I can't go anywhere without some type of bag. Kind of feel naked without one. Thanks for this opportunity to win one of your great new products.

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  55. Love it!!!

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  56. so beautiful! i cannot live without a big bag. the more colourful, the better! so yours are right up my street :)

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  57. Wow! This is so exciting for you. I can't live without purses. Having a bag that makes me happy and contains anything I could need makes me feel like Mary Poppins, prepared for anything.

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  58. Congrats! Your work is so beautiful. I cannot live without a huge purse or a scarf. I think both things help take an outfit to that next level and really make a statement!

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  59. Can't live without a scarf in New England! LOVE everything though, congratulations! Must feel good to finally show the world :)

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  60. I am doing tje happy dance, love your new wonderful messy designs. I am a bag lady, love any and all bags, big ones to carry my art supplies. Of course a scarf would look fantastic with my tote. These products are a must have, thanks for the chance to win.

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  61. Your art looks great as accessories! I love scarves. I wear them all year, except when it's sticky hot out. Scarves dress up the simplest outfit with a splash of color.

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  62. Congratulations to your fabulous accessory line! Your art is so vibrant, joyful and alive, I love it!
    My favorite accessory would be a bright scarf or an unusual colorful necklace... I always wear one or the other... or both! :) And bags... I looooove bags, the brighter the better.
    Have a beautiful day! Love, Alexandra

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  63. I'm not a big fashion plate but my favorite fashion accessory are my earrings, its amazing how a simple change of earrings can be such a big change in look and how I feel.

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  64. ALisa :)
    I Love wearing scarfs - So my fav accessorie is the scarf light and soft, the right colour can brighten my day not too mention light my face up on those not so feelin pretty days! Congratulations on your amazing products - your simply FABULOUS!

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  65. Congratulations with your new line of accessories ! I have been enjoying your blog for a couples of years and it is really inspiring. ( I rather enjoy the "Lucy news" as well !) Scarves are my go to item as well...you can never have too many scarves and I have been known to wear two at once. Thanks, Wendy

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  66. Oh WOW huge congrats on your new endeavor! So exciting! I am loving everything I am seeing and hoping I am lucky enough to own something. I cannot live without my wedding ring, does that count? But I think if I were to own one of your scarves or totes, that would be a must have for me everyday! Gorgeous! Oh and Alisa, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your hair! :)

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  67. I've never seen anything like this...how awesome! Congrats for making something like this come to life :) I can't live without scarves!

    xo,
    Jessica
    jessicavenoy@gmail.com

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  68. I love your work and your blog!
    It's hard to step out of my house without my bag/tote but I'm starting to fall in love with the scarves also!

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  69. Wow, these are absolutely gorgeous!!! Congratulations on your new line!
    My favorite fashion accessory is a purse but since my hands are so full right now with my little girl (who always wants to hold Mommy's purse :) ), when I want to feel a bit more fashionable I wear a scarf!

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  70. Oh, how beautiful! It's scarves for me, of fabric-based accessories. And necklaces generally.

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  71. Congratulations! You definitely deserve this! Your pieces are all gorgeous!
    I lov the scarves especially but the bags look amazing. What a fantastic giveaway! I am so crossing my fingers and toes!

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  72. The new accessories are beautiful! I can't live with out a big bag. I need something to tote around my sketch book and millions of pens! Congrats on the new line!

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  73. Congratulations!!!

    I think every single one of those scarves is incredible.

    I can't live without hair ties/clips/bands. My hair has a mind of its own and most days just has to be tamed.

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  74. Anonymous5:01 AM

    I love the bags and the cuffs..but the scarf is very nice...I just recently found your blog and your work is wonderful. Smiles, Ruth

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  75. Anonymous5:01 AM

    Alisa, first of all congratulations, you so deserve this awesome opportunity. I just adore scarves and find item to be such a versatile accessory. I would love to have one of your scarves and perhaps even use it as a decorating piece in my workspace. All the best to you.

    Julia Dinter.

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  76. Congratulations, Alisa!!!!!! I love your artwork and your teaching. I love totes in many different sizes.

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  77. Sharon Lee Bull5:14 AM

    I love all of your designs! I am a big earring girl and second to that I must have a clutch or tote bag. I was so excited to see your post this morning because I adore your accessories. I hope you will also make your canvas bead necklaces. Congratulations on your new venture!

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  78. Your scarves are so beautiful; especially the blue and green one.

    I would really like to have one, but as I live in Denmark I cannot buy at your web shop.

    Therefore, winning one would be perfect :-).

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  79. Lovely!! and exciting! I am a bit of a bag freak, but love the scarves also. My daughter is going to Italy in January. Would love to give her a bag for Christmas to take with her.

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  80. Wow! Well...i love scarves and head stuff to tame my wild hair!
    Thanks so much!
    Love,
    Ana Castro

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  81. Congratulations! As a teacher and a coach, the bag is ideal. Your color choices are stunning.

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  82. Congrats! What an inspiring story! Currently owning an online fashion boutique and I hope to expand the business and be as successful as you are.

    As I like to wear top with simple designs, I like to spice it up with an accessory on the neck. Therefore, my must have accessory is a necklace. Just for your information, I am attending a fashion preview tomorrow and I am going to wear a special necklace. A special necklace that consists of a scarf and a brooch.

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  83. jeannie lucky5:35 AM

    I have made a painted tote bag with your style and I have made other bags too from Amy Butler patterns. I love my cuffs and I have to wear one of my fused glass pendants everyday.

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  84. That peace bag is divine. And having said that I can't go out at all without a bag of some kind.

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  85. definitely scarf!!

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  86. Scarves! Tshirt + dark jeans + a scarf = super comfy and still dressy enough for work.

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  87. Brava Alisa!Your accessories are very nice!!!They are young, modern and colorful!!!(I fell in love with the scarf blue and green...) Take away everything but not my scarf!!!

    Ora, però, ci vuole anche una tua linea di abiti!!! Io mi vestirei volentieri con una tua tela!

    Now, however, we also need your own clothing line! I gladly would dress with your own canvas! (is it a correct English translation?)

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  88. don't you look cute - hair is adorable. I love your cuffs!oh and the scarf..and..and..and. I love it all! Great collection. Kids stuff next!

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  89. I absolutely love it all! Beautiful. I especially love the tote bags. Great job!

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  90. Congrats on your new line of accessories. They are lovely! I can't live without my bags and never leave home without a couple.

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  91. These are so great! I'm a total addict for scarves and tote bags. I'm actually running out of closet space for both - but that won't stop me!

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  92. Congratulations!Everything in your line looks fantastic! I can't live without a scarf! I have lots and put them on my head, around my neck or around my bag, around my shoulders or waist!AriadnefromGreece!

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  93. Congratulations on your new line - the scarves look amazing! I can't seem to go anywhere without a stack of bracelets.

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  94. This is so exciting! I'm thrilled for you and for all your potential customers. I think I'd better get started on my Christmas list.

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  95. Oops...I didn't tell you what fashion accessory I couldn't live without...guess that'd be my galsses, except they re a necessity, so next I'd choose a good tote bag for all those extras that need to go to work with me.

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  96. The explosion of color and graphic elements would absolutely brighten one of my cold dreary Boston winter days.
    Regardless of the outcome I will most definitely be picking up on of your amazing scarves! Great job and congratulations!

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  97. bEAUtiFuL new line!!!! your artwork...always so amazing! accessory i NEED...have to say a bag. Always stuffing needs...wants for my 3 little ones. Hubs is a runner, so often meet him at the finish line with warmer clothes! Your totes...PERFECT for all of this! and i would look so chic!

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  98. This is awesome! I love your work and am so excited for you!
    I love a great scarf...My daughter took all mine to college with her!

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  99. Congratulations!!!!!! How amazing it must feel to see your work turned into such gorgeous, wearable pieces on such a grand scale!!!!! They are all beautiful!!!! The fashion accessory I can't seem to live without are my overalls (or smock if all of my overalls are in the wash :). Are overalls considered a fashion accessory? :) A great tote for the grocery store is a close second! :)

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  100. Can't live without a bag and a scarf! Yours are terrific!

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  101. Congrats! I can't live without a purse or bag of sorts. It adds a pop of color or can update an entire look with the added benefit of holding all your stuff :)

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  102. Anonymous6:07 AM

    i love, love, love the bag! i love your work, everytime i read your blog i get inspired!! pamela

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  103. Congratulations! What a unique and beautiful line of accessories. I personally am never without a scarf, if it's not tied around my neck I have it attached to my bag...just in case!
    Sarah

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  104. OMG !! I love everything .. the colors, the prints .. I can't wait for them to hit stores !! Thanks for a chance to win

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  105. Hello!
    How exciting for you and what an amazing opportunity!
    I'm a big accessories fan especially scarves but at the moment headbands are essential to keep my hair away from my face when dealing with my two year old daughter and my 9 week old baby girl which leads me onto my favourite accessory; my baby sling. With a toddler to look after its a god send!
    Congrats again!
    Helen Chantler

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  106. Oh my Alisa! This is FABULOUS..like totally!!! I live in Canada and I can't live without scarves...everyday!

    Thanks for the giveaway. Your blog is so inspiring.

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  107. Melinda6:24 AM

    Your products look fantastic! So excited for you! I love colorful scarves and always feel much more put together when I wear one. Look forward to wearing one of yours.

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  108. Anonymous6:26 AM

    I CANNOT live without my 50 year collection of scarves! I was collecting long long ago.
    Janet

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  109. muriel6:27 AM

    Scarves and bags are the two items I can never go without. Congrats for your nexw line of products. Graffiti and colours are just the sort I am in love with!

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  110. Congrats! This is so exciting!
    My can't live without accessory hands down is a scarf, so great for brightening up an otherwise, quiet, neutral outfit.

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  111. Wow! Your accessories are amazing! I can't live without scarves. I wear one every day to jazz up my outfit (and to stay warm in the air conditioning or in the winters). I'm so happy for you.

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  112. beautiful, just beautiful.....i love scarves.....

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  113. I love scarves! They are one of the only things that I can wear no matter how my weight fluctuates!! Those and jewelry and hats. Congrats on your line!

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  114. Marlie Byrd6:37 AM

    Love your stuff! I love the colors and I love anything paisley! I feel naked without a braclet on my arm!

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  115. hi ! I have always loved your work, it's so full of different directions of inspiration !
    If you accept international participating, count me in !
    papelhilo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  116. These are gorgeous. The colours are stunning. I can't live without a bracelet or a variety of bags. Thank you for this very generous opportunity.

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  117. Yeah! What exciting news! :) I adore your style and fun colors. My current favorite accessory is a leather cuff that was hand-painted by a friend.

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  118. The Faith scarf is so amazing! It would be a lovely everyday mantra.

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  119. OMG!!! So incredibly excited for you! I adore your work so this is magnificent! My favorite accessory at this moment would have to be the leather cuff that my daughter gave me...she had a friend heat carve into it and I adore it!

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  120. beautiful scarves!
    good luck

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  121. Congrats!! How exciting for you to have this line coming out! I usually dress in neutral colors so anything that gives a pop of color is a great accessory for me -

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  122. This is so awesome! Congratulations!

    My favorite accessories are scarves. I wear them from October to May in the Midwest. I love the 'Love' scarf and tote bag, they look so great!

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  123. Love your art! The one thing I can't live without is a tote. What else I am going to carry all my art supplies in when I go places. My kids have lots of doctor's appointments which involves a lot of waiting so totes are really the one thing I must have (besides my art supplies)!

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  124. what? are you kidding me? i love this idea. how cool! one thing i can't live with out is a cuff. it's just the perfect something to make my bland outfit always pop! congratulations on your new found adventure !

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  125. So awesome! I am addicted to tote bags, I can't live without them... so this giveaway is awesome times 2 because it includes a tote bag! Thanks and Congrats!

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  126. Everything is gorgeous!! A bag is the thing that I can't live without, but scarves are what I don't want to have to live without. :) I can't wait until they are available to buy.

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  127. Love this new line of yours! My go-to accessory is the scarf. Love collecting colorful ones to make outfits pop!

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  128. So cool! My must-have accessory is shoes! I can do without just about anything else, but I've gotta have the shoes!

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  129. I loved it¡¡¡ Its amazing¡¡ I am sure the accesory I cant live without is the bag or a purse... is like be naked for me¡
    Thank you¡¡¡
    Laura

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  130. Maria7:11 AM

    Everything you make is just awesome! What I can't do without are scarves! I wear them all the time!

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  131. I've used your techniques to make accessories for myself and my family, but they of course don't measure up to what you do. Absolutely gorgeous! I make it a point to never carry purses, but more than make up for it with my book bags. I've got dozens in all shapes, sizes and colors. I would love to add an Alisa Burke bag to my collection. ( p.s. your designs would look great on an umbrella, another accessory that I love.)

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  132. My ultimate go to accessory is scarves. I don't wear much jewelry, and scarves just add color and style to my outfits. Easy, and fun! I'm excited about your accessory line, its beautiful. Congrats to you!

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  133. Love, love, LOVE scarves. I also love long necklaces, and rings made from gemstones and wire. Look forward to seeing your other items!

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  134. This is awesome, Alisa! Congratulations! I can't live without a cool bag. I'd love to have one of your totes!

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  135. Beautiful accessories , i love a good scarf in the winter

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  136. What gorgeous scarves!!
    I love scarves - something I can't leave the house without.
    :)

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  137. I can't think of anyone better for this to happen to! Congrats! I'm a scarf-a-holic so that would be my cant live without accessory :)

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  138. So gorgeous! Like many, I am a scarf-whore! Can't have enough!

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  139. I am a big BAG lady! :) and can't live without jewlery to compliment an outfit!!

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  140. What a fabulous range - your designs work so well on these products. I'm thinking I can't live without one of those scarves!

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  141. Oh WOW!!!! Congrats Alisa! They are all fabulous!!! I love them all but if I have to pick...can't live without the scarves! So excited for you!

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  142. Hi Alisa! I love your blog. I do a little acrylic painting myself. Brilliant idea of putting your artistic ability on other surfaces. I love, love the scarves. What is your Etsy account so I can follow you?

    Thanks,
    Alicia

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  143. Can't live without a scarf -- a great way to add colour and texture to wardrobe basics!

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  144. Joy & blessing on the launch of this new aspect of art adventure! I appreciate your generosity - teaching, inspiring and mentoring. My can't do without accessory is the engraved silver bangle bracelet my mother gave me on my 30th birthday (that was 27 years ago). I wear it everyday. She is long gone to spirit, but travels with me everywhere in that beautiful slip of silver.

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  145. I am so excited about your new line of accessories!! I can't live without statement jewelry - usually huge earrings, but I love a great statement necklace too, and wrist cuffs. Just not all at the same time! ;-) Congratulations. I hope I win one of the scarves/bags!

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  146. I am a fanatic over statement earrings, chambray button-up tops (they go with everything) and maxi skirts. I ADORE the scarves!!!

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  147. Oh my gosh Alisa...you just keep going and I am so excited for you. I love your new accessories. I love a great bag!

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  148. Congrats, I love the designs! I personally can't live without a good scarf. I wear them 3 seasons out of the year!

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  149. That's so exciting! Congratulations! I love a good scarf! I have a whole rack full of them (and I'd love to add one of yours to the mix!)

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  150. So excited for you Alisa!! Your accessories rock and I cannot wait to own a scarf...or 3!! That's what I can't live without, scarves!

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  151. I can't live without my tote bag. The bigger the better. I have been following you for the past several years. I too one day dream of being able to make a living with my art. You give us all hope and show us it can be done. <3

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  152. Now that it's fall, I have to go with scarves. Yours are so lovely. Great job and congratulations!! mer[dot]marty[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  153. So much fun. I can't live without my purse.

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  154. This is such a fun collection! I love it!
    I couldn't live without bags. I have dozens and I use them all all the time!

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  155. congrats alisa! OMG! they all turned out SO beautiful! love them ALL! I cannot live without my scarves. I have all season ones. great to dress up an outfit and keep me warm. have a wonderful friday! ciao!

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  156. oh oh oh!!! i am sooo excited for you!! and for us!!! :D your stuff is supercooldreamy!! and who wouldn't want all of them!! whooohooooo!! my absolute necessity fashion accessory is a bag... absolutely!! xoxo :) thankyouthankyou!

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  157. Oh my gosh Alisa...everything is stunning! Personally, I can't live with tights or scarves. In fact, one of the pictures above- when I glanced it- I thought "Oh goodness, I wish they were making tights as well with her artwork on it"!

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  158. I can't get enough of scarves! Those and totes are my favorite accessories. I think a wonderful scarf can create so many different looks from upscale fashion to just fun with jeans. I would LOVE to win something from you. Thanks.

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  159. without...live without...der...:P

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  160. Anonymous8:12 AM

    Scarves are my go to accessory. Love your new line!

    hhenna73 at yahoo dot com

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  161. Becky Crews8:15 AM

    Gorgeous! I can't live without scarves! I'd love to have one of yours around my neck!!

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  162. Great give away! The fashion item I really can't live without, are my Vans sneakers!

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  163. Dear Alisa,

    I am more interested in saying congratulations than anything else. I love your blog, love your work and get inspired everytime I read your blog. You are a creative powerhouse that encourages all of us to find our own voice and creative process. I love that!

    I am so happy for this latest success for you. It is so well deserved and all of us benefit by being able to buy some awesome cool accessories. Those scarves are LOVELY!!!

    Kindest regards,
    Susan

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  164. cross body bags :)

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  165. I cant leave without a large bag, to carry all my sketchbooks and art stuff in, and scarfs (they add a ton of fun a life to any outfit)
    I cant wait to see if I win one, im a huge fan!

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  166. congratulations alisa. your hard work is paying off! i am a scarf nut... it's just the one thing i love to accessorize with the very, very MOST!

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  167. Oh, the excitement - so happy for you. I can't live without the scarfs, but then again, the totes are super cool, too!

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  168. You are one of my favorite artist, check your blog everyday. I have to have my scarf, a bag. I love bags.

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  169. wow what a beautiful collection of accessories - I cant live with out scarves, I don't wear jewellery as my skin is sensitive and the scarfs make my outfit feel complete plus as I love wearing black, my collection of scarves add that blast of colour. I can see your scarfs will be perfect for me. Fingers crossed we'll be ale to get them here in the UK.

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  170. Oh my GOODNESS these are delicious! My can't-live-without accessory is actually color itself--whether it be in a big scarf, earrings, bracelets, or tote bags. I live for bold, juicy color and pattern--which is exactly what your accessories represent. Can't wait to see this line roll out!

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  171. bracelet and scarf are two accessories I can't live without. Thank you for such inspiring blog.

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  172. A tote or large bag is DEFINITELY the most valued and favored accessory with a large wrap coming in a close second... It is really exciting to see the launch of your accessories. The scarf featured with your green coat is a showstopper! Congratulations, I have been following you for sometime, and it's wonderful to see good things happening to hard-working, creative and talented people. Cheers!

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  174. Anonymous8:27 AM

    Congratulations. These are wonderful. Maybe a scarf and large tote would be my can't live without items. I love the little clutch and have your book, purchased a few years ago when I watched you in Houston. I did not know then I would so enjoy all your work. Susann T

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  175. Congratulations! This is very fun & exciting news!!
    Your art makes such happy accessories...thanks so much for a chance to own a piece or two of it myself!
    I have a passion for tote bags. The more the merrier!

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  176. So fantastic! You are such an inspiration... full of ideas... you are just amazing! Congrats... it happens only to those who deserve it... and you worked for it. I think I can not live without a small backpack these days, as we, my hubby and I, moved into a small cottage in the mountains, and there is always something in the woods to carry home :)

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  177. I love your new line!Your designs are so unique and refreshing.

    I can't go out without a large tote bag (the larger the better to hold all of my art supplies) and my watch.

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  178. Thanks for a great giveaway - I have always loved your bright colors. My accessories of choice are: bangles, tote, scarf, necklace.

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  179. I love your colors and new work! ! Must have a bag of some kind for all my stuff!
    It would be a joy to have one of your items!
    Judith

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  180. Gotta say my favorite accessory by far is purses and bags! I don't know if you'd be willing to ship to Brazil, but if so, please enter me into the drawing! :) xo, Julie

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  181. Wonderful to see all of your hard work is paying off. Congratulations! (Oh, and I need me some scarf!)

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  182. I'm in love with your colorful art!!!! thank you for this giveaway. I couldn't live without a bag, I always have one when I go out

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  183. Scarves are one of my addictions. Love love love these and I went to the see where to find them without any luck...but hope I win one.

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  184. Congratulations! I loved to hear how it all started... who would have known?? Great story. I can't live without a totebag... always hauling around art supplies, picking up something from the farmers market, etc.

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  185. I certainly can't live without those little zip pouches. I put what I use most in one and keep it in my purse to stay organized. I guess that would mean I can't live without a good purse either!

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  186. I can't live without my scarves man, I just feel odd and my day isn't the same if I don't wear one.

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  187. teri mcm8:43 AM

    Love, love, love!! I cannot live without a scarf.

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  188. I love it!!!
    visit: http://fashionglamour-beatriz.blogspot.pt/

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  189. I can't live without scarves in the fall & winter and art pendants in the spring & summer and BRACELETS year-round! Love your new line...also love your beaded bracelets that I wear ALL the time!

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  190. Hi Alisa. I've been looking for your new line! I can't live without a scarf! Thanks for this chance. Can't wait to shop for Christmas items. All the best...Sally J.

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  191. so happy to see these finally!
    of course scarves and bracelets!

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  192. Congratulations and WELL DESERVED, Alisa! I will certainly be a future customer of your wearable art. I'm totally loving the scarves and the oversized totes. This is soooooo up my alley.
    Congrats again!

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  193. Congratulations! These are fantastic. I love the scarf that says faith. I can't live without necklaces. :-)

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  194. Alisa,

    I can't live without my Origami Owl Living Lockets, they go with EVERYTHING!!!

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  195. Your accessories are gorgeous! I cannot life without scarfs, I wear them all year long. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  196. These are awesome. Congrats!! I can't live without my jean jacket. I wear it almost every day.

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  197. Why am I not surprized? Your creativity and expression captured my attention a long time ago and it's been a joy following your blog. I know you will be successful in this area too. Love the big purses - great for taking my art supplies to class! Best wishes to you!

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  198. I'm in love!!!!!
    I can't go without dangly earrings. I feel naked without them.

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  199. My rings! With a baby, so many accessories end up as chew toys or they get in the way, but not my rings :)

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  200. i love the scarves and the little pouch!!! so cute and i desperately want both!

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