November 14, 2011

The RLT Collection Trunk Show: Bracelets for Every Woman and Budget

The term "Arm Party" has become increasingly popular over the past few months. However, stylish women of all ages have been stacking bracelets for years! And one of these women is my good friend, and Emmy-award winning AIDS activist, Rae Lewis Thornton.

As if being an AIDS activist, thought-provoking speaker and a "DIVA Living With AIDS" isn't enough, Rae is also a jewelry designer. Her jewelry line, RLT Collection, consists of beaded bracelets that include everything from gemstones to freshwater pearls and certainly lives up to its tagline "A Bracelet For Every Woman". Although Rae has been designing bracelets for over three years, she decided to take her brand to the next level by hosting her first trunk show two weeks ago!

Rae Lewis Thornton
I knew Rae had been working 12 hour days- while battling sickness - to complete the collection but nothing prepared me for the vast amount of jewelry she created in such a short period of time. In addition to her 2011 Fall/Winter Collection, she created a 2011 Holiday Collection as well as a 2012 Cruise Collection. I had never seen so much merchandise available for purchase at any other trunk show. She introduced wire work, leather, Russian egg charms and sterling silver crosses. In addition to bracelets, there were bookmarks, key chains and tea bracelets. I was beyond impressed!

Besides the incredible selection of jewelry, I was in love with the display. Dry pasta, pumpkins, glass dishes and ceramic vases were used to creatively showcase the jewels. It was a unique way of presenting the collections and quite genius, in my opinion.

Check out some of my favorite pieces:

With prices ranging from $45 to $300, not only are the designs for every woman but also for every budget. Plus, each piece can easily be mixed and matched with other RLT pieces or your own bracelets. Whether its a gift to yourself or someone else, you can't go wrong with an RLT Collection bracelet. 

Head on over to to shop the vast collection!*

*Use discount code: TRUNKSHOW to receive 15% off your purchase from now until November 19, 2011.

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Blogger Sherry said...

Wow these are stunning!! I love that teal bracelet!! Loved your feature in Refinery and I'm loving your blog!! :)

November 15, 2011 at 11:42 PM  
Anonymous Jeeda said...

She's an inspiration to say the least and what a beautiful collection! Great feature on Refinery 29! Love the content of your blog and you representing Chi makes it even better;) (I'm originally from IL now living in WI).

November 16, 2011 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Linked to your site through your Refinery 29 mention. Fabulous blog and great Chicago representation!

November 16, 2011 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger ChiTown Fashionista said...

Thanks to all of you for stopping by! Don't be a stranger! :)

November 17, 2011 at 7:51 AM  

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