Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The 12th Ippie Jewelry Contest Winners!

The 12th Ippie Jewelry Contest Winners are:

D. Williams and K. Choy

Thank you playing and be on the look out for the next contest!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

The 12th Ippie Jewelry Contest is here!

The Jewelry contest is exclusively open for our newsletter subscribers. There will be TWO winners in this Contest! If you want to play, signup to our newsletter!

What will I win?
These lucky winners will each win a round sterling silver inlay wood necklace!

Have fun playing!

Meet the Ippie Girls - Eri Wakita

Read about the Ippie Girls - Get up close and personal with the girls who love to wear Ippie Jewelry!

Eri Wakita

A fashionista who is responsible for bringing many large fashion brands into the Japanese market, Eri is a long time supporter of the Ippie brand and one of the sweetest girls you will ever meet.

1.Can you give me a description of what you do?

I work in the brand marketing and management division of one of the largest Japanese trading companies. My job involves introducing emerging trendy North American brands to the Japanese market through research, exclusive imports, distributions and license developments.

2.Your job often involves collaborations with celebrities. What was it like to work with them?

I used to be nervous at first, but now I just forget who is on the other side of the table because we are very focused on our work and we are all passionate and serious about the brands and the fashion businesses. I admit that taking a picture with them or getting an autograph afterwards is always a plus!

3.When and why did you become an Ippie jewelry fan?

I think I started wearing Ippie a few weeks after the brand was introduced. It’s elegant and very practical. I also happen to admire the designer. ☺

4.When and for what occasions do you wear Ippie jewelry?

Well, because Ippie is elegant I feel it is appropriate for any occasion. I often wear it for meetings with my clients. I often receive compliments from famous designers and celebrities. It’s always flattering, to say the least!

5.What is your favorite Ippie jewelry?

I love the Shanghai Collection. They are beautiful Asian-influenced designs. I especially love the "Sterling Silver Small Filigree Hoop with White Mother of Pearl". It goes well with any kind of outfit.

6.What is your favorite fashion trend now?

I used to wear a lot of dark colored clothes but I am into bright colors this season, such as green, purple, pink . . . these colors make me feel happy!

7.What are your favorite stores or brands?

Jovovich-Hawk, Milly and Vince. They are just three of many brands I work with, but I genuinely believe in their design philosophies and the overall look. I especially love Jovovich-Hawk because their materials and designs are very feminine, yet with a distinct edge

8.Do you have any advice for people who want to be in the fashion industry?

Be aware of upcoming trends and stores. If you see a trend that is new and popular, then it’s already last season. The best way to learn about upcoming trends is to shop and observe what would be trendy. Of course, one benefit of being in fashion is that in our industry; shopping is the same as market research!

Eri with Milla Jovovich

Eri with Milla Jovovich and Carmen Hawk

Eri with Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Ippie Design has a Facebook Group!

We just made a Facebook Group for Ippie Design. Now you can connect with us on Facebook, feel free to join!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Press Release for the Breast Cancer Collection

Ippie Design dedicates new Breast Cancer Jewelry Collection to their mothers.

Co-Founders Sandy Ip and Junto Nozawa hope to raise awareness and help find a cure for Breast Cancer with the release of the new breast cancer collection.

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 29, 2008 - Most recently, Ippie Design, an up-and-coming jewelry company, joined in the battle against breast cancer after being inspired by their mothers who are both fighting the disease. The company announced the launch of the new "Breast Cancer Collection" that will promote awareness, and from which 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The beautiful collection is in honor of, Mitsuko Nozawa and Shing King Ip, the mothers of Junto and Sandy.

"It has been a tough year for all of us. My mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer 13 years ago; the cancer was in remission but has recently came back. She has started chemo and is staying optimistic. Sandy and I wanted to create something our mothers would be proud of, and with Sandy's creative brilliance she made a beautiful collection" says Junto Nozawa.

With Breast Cancer still affecting millions of women, Ippie Design joins the fight to find a cure. "My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. Suffering through chemo but staying strong for the family, she has inspired me in so many ways. So we want to try and help those who are battling to survive" says Sandy Ip.

The Breast Cancer Collection features the symbolic pink ribbon but with a "twist". "The collection represents the journey that our mothers and family members are going through and the twists and turns that life brings us, but no matter what we will all stay strong and positive" says Sandy.

The collection will be sold on Ippie Design's website (www.ippie.com) initially featuring 6 styles and with more to come in the future. "Our goal is to keep this line forever and to make sure people are aware of Breast Cancer." says Sandy.

For additional information on Ippie Design, visit www.ippie.com or email us at sales@ippie.com. Samples available upon request, please contact for product availability. Ippie Design is a registered trademark company.

Introducing the Breast Cancer Collection!

2007 was an emotional year for us at Ippie Design. My mother and my partner's mother were diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Witnessing our mothers going through Chemotherapy is a painful experience, especially when we feel that there aren't much we could do to help.
With our hopes and prayers in mind, we designed a Breast Cancer line. We dedicate this Breast Cancer Collection to our mothers who inspire us everyday and to those who are going through the same emotional experience as us. With you purchase today 20% of the proceeds from this collection will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Lets spread the prayers and hopes, lets stay strong and lets find a cure for cancer!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Ippie Design Earrings in Oakley Ad Campaign

We are very excited that the beautiful model RENA has worn Ippie Design's triple wavy hoop earrings for the 2008 Oakley Women's Eyewear Collection Ad Campaign.
CLICK HERE to purchase these fun hoops!