Monday, October 29, 2007

My New Newsletter

Be the first to know about upcoming sales and events and subscribe to the official Zurina Ketola Designs newsletter! I've been looking into it for a while now, and figured I just needed to take the plunge and get one done. Once you sign up, expect to see the new newsletter in your inbox every month or so with info on fashion and jewelry trends, new additions, and exclusive offers for subscribers.

Another cool touch for subscribers? If there's something you've had your eye on, e-mail me and let me know. If there are enough requests, the item might make it into the next round of exclusive offers.

Well, that's all for now! Have a fabulous day!

Monday, October 22, 2007

My New Set Up

I am so stoked - I ordered a new camera from Costco! It's a Canon Powershot SD850, and it seriously rocks. My husband and I have had the same old Canon Powershot S45 since... oh, I'd say 2002 or so. Needless to say, we were working with some rather outdated technology. The S45 was actually what I had been using for my web site photos. While this was a great camera that did technically met our photographic needs, we decided it was time for an upgrade!

Because their return policy is unrivaled, (no questions asked returns available until 90 days after purchase, and no restocking fee), we chose to buy it from Costco. They usually offer a better value because they generally include extras of some sort. In this case, we got an extra 2 GB SD card - which is a very nice improvement over the 32 MB it typically comes with. Anyway, after (im)patiently waiting for two days, it arrived on Wednesday last week. Upon receipt, I immediately did some test shots of some new items yet to be added on the site. Check out the results below!

Not bad, eh? I actually also got some other cool accouterments to help me out on the photography front - a light tent, and a couple studio lamps. You can check out the kit right here. I love the new set up! It's quick and easy to set up and take down, and everything can be stored easily and doesn't take up a ton of space. Pictures are crisp with more detail and less shadow which, in turn, means that less post production work is required. It's a huge time-saver. Another bonus? I get to provide my clients with better images! Now what could be better than that?

See you next week!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Crescent Swoon

I've always been fascinated with the mysterious allure of a crescent moon - so much so that I decided to use it as inspiration for this piece. The newest addition to my site, this cool necklace is purely chic, and showcases a handformed and hammered gunmetal glass wrapped crescent with a lovely plump opaline briolette nestled within. So far, I've found that it looks amazing with bright fuchsia or vibrant, yet regal shades of purple.

Monday, October 8, 2007

The Little Daisy

Mmmmm... Have you had the chance to sample the new fragrance from Marc Jacobs? If you haven't yet, you really ought to. Daisy combines whimsical florals with musk and vanilla, and I absolutely love the results. The bottle is also adorable and would be a sweet addition to your perfume collection.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Slim Gray Cuff

Check out this super-cool leather studded gray cuff from my favorite Brooklyn design house, Hayden-Harnett. I just love the monochromatic look, which is also available in a winter white, or several other colors with traditional silver studs.

Oh, by the way, I'm going to have the change the frequency of my posts temporarily due to a really hectic work and school schedule. Instead of the regular daily posts during the week, I'll have to cut back to once a week. That said, I'll be back next Monday! Thanks for your understanding, and have a fabulous week!