Bangled Up Paris

Bangles and accessories done the french way!

It's been a long time coming, but we've had our eyes peeled for a couple years now seeking out the perfect enamel and ornate bangle.  Having a longtime love for Hermes' coveted collections, we really wanted to find something that married a story, luxury and affordability altogether.  When Robin discovered, the brand she was in awe (and naturally doing back flips)! The craftsmanship behind the designs gives you a sense that you are wearing a truly special piece that isn't just another number on a production line. The marketing and imagery Bangle Up provides is above par and we're ecstatic to bring this line exclusively to AshleGryre as the first United States distributor.  Arriving just in time for Mother's Day, be sure to pop in and view this beautiful collection.  Start your stack and tell a story! 

Bangle Up is a happy brand, deliberately created outside the confines of trends, and whose lofty mission is to liberate the body, heart and soul.

Behind the brand is 28 years old Kevin Hiridjee, a true Parisian and passionate traveler with roots going back to India, where his inspiration lies. His mother, Shama, and his aunt, Loumia Hiridjee created the international lingerie brand Princesse Tam Tam. His desire to embellish women stems from his family’s legacy; Bangle Up is a tribute to their creative spirit, a mix of Parisian chic and Indian flair, a joyous creation conjured up by his vision of how they might have wanted the brand to be.

Double origins, Paris-Bombay, femininity, creativity and Good Karma… Bangle up wears its values on its sleeves and is happy to create within their boundaries. It tells a story, women’s stories. Its bollychic world, tinged in gold, shuns ostentation in favor of sensitivity and poetry, giving the brand its hint of Orientalism. The sophisticated, urban look, lends it free style to the woman who adopts it, allowing her to pick between minimalist discretion and exuberant profusion, her cuffs and bracelets offering her an endless choice of looks to play with.

For all its playful attitude towards design, Kevin likes to think that he belongs to a generation working hard to shake up the established codes – creating companies where life is good, where products have a sense of purpose and meaning beyond their shimmers and glitz. Affordable luxury on a mission.

It takes 6 months to create a collection, from the very first sketches to the final products. The fabrication of each bracelet is a very meticulous task, taking up to 5 hours, with many hands contribution to the process. A true labor of love like only fine artisanship is capable of producing... The bracelets are soaked in gold and then decorated with enamel.  The prints and colors are exclusive to the brand.

Located in the heart of Paris, in a typically Parisian cobbled alley a stone’s throw from the Canal Saint Martin, bangle up’s “atelier” is a breath of fresh air in the urban jungle, just like our jewels are little lucky charms.


[content provided by www.divanoor.com; images provided by Bangled Up Paris]

I Got It From My Mama

Let's face it, fashion is always left up for interpretation, but the reality is most of us develop our own sense with a little bit of guidance and direction.  And true to form, most of us inherit some sort of style "taste" from our mamas! So to celebrate "mamas" we're providing you with our "gift guide" to showcase some of our favorite designers and products that we think from daughter to mom will bring a little bit of spring cheer and punch to the table this upcoming Mother's Day! 

Our Mother's Day range below includes products we believe translate to both the traditional and modern day mom.  Fresh, fun, and something unique. This spring we are loving clean lines, fresh scents, simple luxury, and feminine statements. AshleGryre has something special for everyone and we hope you'll pop by or link up with us online to shop for that special someone on Mother's Day.

[clockwise: Bangled Up Paris assorted enamel bangels; Sancia The Label Malea mini bag; Bangled Up Paris; Lele Sadoughi crystal lily earrings in blush; Floss Gloss assorted nail laquers; Thymes Tupelo Lemongrass hand cream & body lotion]



Sip & Shop: Ultimate Fashion Forum

Join us for a "Sip & Shop" and the Ultimate Fashion Forum Thursday, April 19th 5:30-8pm at our Atlantic Beach, FL location.  Learn more about your real estate opportunities with "Closing Deals in Heels", realtor, Amanda Creech and Jim Bystrzyki of Guild Mortgage.  You're never too young or inexperienced to begin investing in real estate.  Whether a first time buyer, or not, there's advantages besides the pride of owning a home that you should become familiar with throughout the process.  From start to finish, the buying process can be intimidating and daunting, but the end factor is well worth it and Amanda and Jim will be onsite at AshleGryre to share with you their knowledge, experience and advice on pursuing your next real estate investment.

 We are excited about this evening with these two established and well-known members of our community along with the amazing partnering businesses that will be showcasing their sips & bites for the evening.

Grab a girlfriend, your spouse, or a co-worker and come out for an evening of FUN!

Hosts: Amanda Creech & Jim Bystrzycki
Sponsored by: Atlantic Beach Brewing Co. & Tazikis Greek Catering,



Beaches Town Center Fashion Show

We were so excited to be a part of the first ever Beaches Town Center Fashion Show at Hotel Palms benefiting Dreams Come True! The Fashion Show promoted spring fashions from neighboring boutiques, including: AshleGryre, Drift, Fig & Willow, Jaffi's, and Jax Surf & Paddle.  It was a great evening for businesses, customers, friends, and local residents to come together for a cause that's close to the community and city of Jacksonville. Check out the River City Live news clip HERE to learn more about the fashion show and DCT!

We're looking forward to our next BTC community event with our neighbors!



Style Influencer #1 - The Stone File

Style Influencer #1 - Taylor Stone of The Stone File

Wow! What a year! We have enjoyed counting down to the New Year with you, sharing our Top 10 Style Influencers for 2018.  We're so excited to announce our top style influencer, Taylor Stone of The Stone File. It's no surprise this southern cutie is at the top of our list.  She's not only ahead of the game when it comes to trends and new styles, but she's seriously the sweetest.  She's down to earth and she's real. Total girl's girl and we love that!

 Taylor isn't afraid of anything... stripes, abstract prints, bold silhouettes, you name it.... in the realm of fashion, there are no boundaries. Lucky for us, Taylor visits us when she comes to Jacksonville and we have so much fun styling looks together with her and just gabbing over all things fashion.  One of the things we admire about Taylor's work is that she seems to always pair her OOTD with the most perfect back drops.  Always in and around her neighborhood she finds the most quaint spaces to capture her look.  Taylor's style is unique and we love that she lives in color and isn't afraid to mix and match.

As the New Year kicks off, we're anxious to follow along and see all of our style influencers grow in 2018.  We can't wait to see what trends they give a test ride and which ones they steer clear of.  Be sure to check back in with us here, as we will be highlighting more looks from our Top 10 throughout the year.  This is the perfect time to refresh your wardrobe and embrace new trends.  What will you be trying different in the year ahead?



Style Influencer #2 - Tales of Endearment

Style Influencer #2 - Natalie Joos of Tales of Endearment

 Writer, photographer, casting agent and now street style queen! Natalie Joos, Belgium-born, most recently relocated from the Big Apple to the city of angels. She's photographed on the streets more than the models she casts for international magazines and advertising campaigns. She started her blog a couple years ago and she describes it as "stories about love, friends, vintage, music and life" [click here to check it out]. We found her while scrolling through the IG and her posts are not only eye-catching but they also convey this we want to grab a bottle of wine and chill with this girl vibe.  Originality points for sure! There's something modern about her draw to vintage styles and she's got a knack for reinventing a look. 

We could go on for days, but seriously go get lost in her blog and see for yourself! Expect the unexpected!




Style Influencer #3 - Everyday Pursuits

Style Influencer #3 - Ashley Torres of Everyday Pursuits

So we've been itching to feature this style influencer for the past couple of weeks now.  Ashley a former accountant, now style guru has evolved as a style influencer first having "Pursuit of Shoes" to now "Everyday Pursuits".  We love her blog because it's legit, real, and content we ACTUALLY want to talk about. Working for a well-recognized auditing firm then transitioning into the realm of fashion her accolades include working for HauteLook, Revolve and other social media agencies. She's got a resume to say the least!

She highlights everything from travel, work, budgeting, must have items, work-life balance, wedding planning, and real girl-talk topics a lot of young thirty-somethings are faced with countless times, "no I don't have baby fever" and how to live the single life (yes, while in a relationship).  She keeps it real and by real we mean no fluff! (and we LIKE that) Ashley strives to connect with you on a deeper level daily and beyond just highlighting her favorite pair of shoes.  Head over to her blog, Everyday Pursuits and check what all the fuss is about. We're hooked!