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Everyone has a story. That is what makes us so unique and special. Our new collection ‘story.’ by Beck & Boosh allows you to use your jewelry to share your own story. Each piece of jewelry comes with the message that you choose. The inspiration behind the collection is to share part of our own story, to provide messages of hope and love for the people in our lives who help make up our stories.
Each piece of jewelry is handmade/ hand assembled by Beck & Boosh in Truro, Nova Scotia. Most pieces are limited addition.

Choose from the 5 different anchor messages to accompany your nautical pieces.

Choose from the 6 different anchor messages to accompany your nautical pieces.

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There are various Infinity messages for friends, family or yourself!

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To see the entire collection and the various messages, please head to our website!

We are so excited to introduce our first t-shirt line! One of the greatest chapters of our story is where we come from. Our new HOME shirts showcase where we come from and show our East Coast pride. The Beck & Boosh HOME shirts are currently available in Atlantic Province options. The t-shirts are 100% designed and printed in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Available for women and men!

Available for women and men!

Currently available in all 4 Atlantic Provinces.

Currently available in all 4 Atlantic Provinces.

We hope that our new collection helps to bring meaning to you and those in your life. When you find the piece that is perfect for you and your story, select that message that speaks to you. If looking for gifts, look no further. The story collection features perfect pieces for any gift giving occasion.

We look forward to hearing your story,

-Beck & Boosh xo

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India: The Ethics Behind our Company

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My husband says that I.N.D.I.A is an acronym for “I’ll never do it again”, but I do not feel the same way. This was trip number 7 for me to this diverse, crazy and sensory overloaded country. Each trip offers new experiences, new insights and new inspiration.

The focus of this trip to India: buying for Spring/Summer 2015. Yup, we work about 6 months in advance at Beck & Boosh. Before I boarded the plane, Beck and I had planned out the collections, concepts we wanted and then ideas we had for the new seasons. It’s a collaborative process and one that gets the creative side of our brains rolling.
I like to think of my trip to India as product development. I bring designs, talk with our manufactures and get new products made. Together, back in Canada, we will complete the buying process. Phew! It’s a real process! But, an awesome one- that’s for sure.

At Beck & Boosh, we deal with small manufacturers throughout India. EVERY single product is handmade. Nothing is made by machine, and each piece helps to create jobs for hundreds of Indians. During this trip, I visited the factories we deal with to check on the standards, learn about the process of each product and to meet the employees. It’s part of what we stand by at Beck & Boosh and we feel proud to state that our imported products are designed in Nova Scotia, and made in India. You can wear your Beck & Boosh jewelry knowing that you are in fact, helping to employee over 200 people in India.

For 3 days I attended the Indian handicrafts Gift Show, one of the largest in Asia. Here I scoped out new trends, met with companies and interacted with our competitors.

For 3 days I attended the Indian Handicrafts Gift Show, one of the largest in Asia. Here I scoped out new trends, met with companies and interacted with our competitors.

This is Natashia, she owns and operates one the companies that we deal with. She is a strong woman, who works hard and has a great team!

This is Natashia, she owns and operates one of the companies that we deal with. She is a strong woman, who works hard and has a great team!

This is Sachit and his brother and their manager. We have been working together for over a year and they create most of our statement pieces. They are the kindest men and great to work with! Here we are in their showroom.

This is Sachit (right) and his brother and their manager. We have been working together for over a year and they create most of our statement pieces. They are the kindest men and great to work with! Here we are in their showroom.

This is inside Sachit's manufacturing facility. Every single piece is handmade by a team of 25 people.

This is inside Sachit’s manufacturing facility. Every single piece is handmade by a team of 25 people.

During this trip, I met the most amazing sisters from Delhi and together we created really unique designs that we are so excited to bring you in Spring 2015. It's incredible to work with a female run company that is a male dominated society.

During this trip, I met the most amazing sisters from Delhi and together we created really unique designs that we are so excited to bring you in Spring 2015. It’s incredible to work with a female run company in a male dominated society.

This is Melissa and Maneesh and I have been working with them for 5 years. They were the very first company I bought from in India and they continue to have a very strong relationship with Beck & Boosh. Love them!

This is Melissa and Maneesh and I have been working with them for 5 years. They were the very first company I bought from in India and they continue to have a very strong relationship with Beck & Boosh. Love them!

This are new Beck & Boosh necklaces being handmade in one of our small factories in Moradabad. Each piece is designed, cut, sanded, polished and plated by hand.

These are new Beck & Boosh necklaces being handmade in one of our small factories in Moradabad. Each piece is designed, cut, sanded, polished and plated by hand.

This is inside the factory in Moradabad. Here the men are applying the antique finish to each bangle. These bangles are being shipped to one of the largest fashion companies in the world!

This is inside the factory in Moradabad. Here the men are applying the antique finish to each bangle. These bangles are being shipped to one of the largest fashion companies in the world!

Even after seven trips to India, I choose to stay in the smaller hotels in the rambling streets of Delhi. It feels more authentic and there is a charm to the “backpacker” area. It’s busy and crazy, but it is true India and that is what keeps me coming back. I like doing business in India and I like the people I work with, who have become family to me and Beck & Boosh.

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Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued support at Beck & Boosh, so we can continue to employ not only Canadians, but also hundreds of people in India. This country, as hectic as it is, has become a second home to me in many ways. I take pride in the family run companies that we deal with and I hope you will too, as you wear your Beck & Boosh jewelry.

Till the next journey,

Beck & Boosh xo

 

Fall Jewelry & Fashion Trends

Fall has to be my favorite season for so many reasons. Such as: Watching the leaves change colours, drinking hot chocolate with mittens, and of course; the fashion & jewelry trends!

One of the best Fall/Autumn quotes! Really does sum it up well :) Quote picture from: http://www.countryliving.com/outdoor/fall-quotes#slide-1

One of the best Fall/Autumn quotes! Really does sum it up well :)
Quote picture from: http://www.countryliving.com/outdoor/fall-quotes#slide-1

Some of my favorite Fall trends are big chunky scarves, layering, leather jackets, boots & playing with different jewelry trends to make my outfit really pop! Fall isn’t a time to hold back, it’s a time to play around with fashion! 

This season BOLD is in! Here is a look at 5 different combo’s you can easily do this fall with Beck & Boosh’s NEWEST Fall pieces!

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When I think of Fall, I always think of plaid! I love plaid, it’s cozy and can be super chic! Pair it with some accessories such as a Beck & Boosh new black bow tie ear band! Outfits made in: http://beckandboosh.polyvore.com // Beck & Boosh website: www.beckandboosh.com

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This look is screaming for a night out – whether you’re going to a certain event or just out for dinner with friends! Cobalt is a must have this season & when paired perfectly with our beautiful new Seraphina necklace, people will be running out to get the same outfit! Outfits made in: http://beckandboosh.polyvore.com // Beck & Boosh website: www.beckandboosh.com

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Pair your favorite basic jean shirt with our newest Khlassi necklaces. It will take your outfit from basic to edgy just like that! Beck & Boosh webiste: www.beckandboosh.com // Clothing from: http://www.pseudio.ca

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Cardigans will never go out of style and happen to be my favorite item to wear! Pair your favorite one (or new one!) with our Vintage Jingle Necklace to make your outfit really shine this Fall! Beck & Boosh website: www.beckandboosh.com // Clothing from: www.pseudio.ca

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Don’t hold back when it comes to color. This Fall it’s all about wearing brighter colours. Pair our Peacock Statement necklace with a neutral shirt, a midi skirt and a bright blazer! Beck & Boosh website: www.beckandboosh.com // Outfits made in: beckandboosh.polyvore.com

So there you have it! Maybe you got some new idea’s to add to your already existing wardrobe pieces or maybe gave you some new ideas of items to go out and get!

Beck & Boosh has SO many new exciting Fall jewelry pieces & accessories. Go to our website and check them all out or visit us at our MicMac Mall Kiosk in Dartmouth, NS :)

Until next time my lovelies,

Janet / Beck & Boosh

Atlantic Fashion Week

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Have you ever had a “pinch me, is this actually really happening” moment? Well, that was Atlantic Fashion Week for us. It was a surreal, very exciting week, that neither Beck or I will ever forget. When we launched Beck & Boosh Jewelry and Styles in May 2013, our goal was to sell fashionable, affordable jewelry to women. Soon that became selling to men and women, and adding accessories to our line. Before long, we were designing and our own line of exclusive Beck & Boosh pieces was growing by the day. How exciting!! During Atlantic Fashion Week we had the opportunity to show the local fashion world the pieces we had created and stylized. Wow! Can you say, “pinch me”?

For the fashion show, we paired up with Jenn LeBlanc of Rainy Sunday, a fabulous sweater line from St. John’s, Newfoundland. Her sweaters, hats and scarves are stunning, cozy and fashionable. Although you may not traditionally pair sweaters and jewelry, the combo was perfect. Our pieces showed how accessories can make all the difference in an outfit and how jewelry really can be worn for the ‘everyday look’.

Beck & Boosh and Jenn LeBlanc of Rainy Sunday.

Beck & Boosh and Jenn LeBlanc of Rainy Sunday.

Thursday night was the opening night, and for that evening we were sponsors. We gave 200 pairs of earrings in the swag bags, which every attendee received that evening. We also set-up a table for the pop-up shop that took place.

Ready to watch the fashion on opening night. We were blown away by the designers and their work.

Ready to watch the fashion  show on opening night. We were blown away by the designers and their work.

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Official sponsors of the night and we had an Ad in program for both nights! The Peacock Fan Necklace looks amazing on Sara in this picture!

Official sponsors of the night and we had an Ad in the program for both nights! The Peacock Fan Necklace looks amazing on Sara in this picture!

Oh, and did we mention that the Fashion Show was SOLD OUT both nights? Double pinch me!

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Beck & Boosh and Rainy Sunday opened the evening on Saturday night, which was crazy exciting! Here is a picture of Beck and I just before we headed back stage:

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Backstage make-up and hair! It was madness!

Backstage make-up and hair! It was madness!

Beck getting the jewelry on the models!

Beck getting the jewelry on the models!

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Jenn of Rainy Sunday and us, with a few of our models just before the show started! We are pumped and ready to go!

Our NEW Peacock Fan Statement Necklace was one of the first pieces shown that night and it looked amazing with the contrasting purple sweater! Casual or dressy, this is officially the perfect necklace. Photo credit: Michael Carty Photography via Boho and Braids Blog.

Our NEW Peacock Fan Statement Necklace was one of the first pieces shown that night and it looked amazing with the contrasting purple sweater! Casual or dressy, this is officially the perfect necklace. Photo credit: Michael Carty Photography via Boho and Braids Blog.

Our NEW Seraphina Necklace is the most versatile piece you can own. Wear is long at 36" or double it up for a shorter, statement piece. Photo courtesy of Michael Carty Photography via Boho and Braids Blog.

Our NEW Seraphina Necklace is the most versatile piece you can own. Wear is long at 36″ or double it up for a shorter, statement piece. Photo courtesy of Michael Carty Photography via Boho and Braids Blog.

At the end of our segment, when we walked out, as the designers was definitely an emotional, exciting moment. This is a moment we will both never forget! Photo courtesy of Michael Carty Photography via Boho and Braids Blog.

At the end of our segment when we walked out, as the designers, was definitely an emotional, exciting moment. This is a moment we will both never forget! Photo courtesy of Michael Carty Photography via Boho and Braids Blog.

Being a part of Atlantic Fashion Week was truly amazing. Mingling with other designers and witnessing all the talent first hand was mind-blowing! People, we have some MAD talent in Atlantic Canada from designers, to photographers and models! It was an honour to be showcased among them all.

Till 2015 Atlantic Fashion Week,

-Beck & Boosh xo

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The new kid.

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Hey friends,

Janet here – the new kid around Beck & Boosh!

We thought it was only appropriate for me to write a blog about, you guessed it, myself! So let’s get started;

I was born and raised in New Glasgow, a lovely little town just 30 minutes down the highway from Truro. I grew up always admiring fashion. I’d say my style is playful/eclectic. I always love mixing and matching different things. My belief is fashion should always be fun and no limits!

ALL jewels Beck & Boosh Outfits (L-R)  (1) Shirt: Pseudio, Skirt: Forever 21, Booties: Steve Madden (2) Shrug: Pseudio, Leggings: Dynamite, Boots: Harlow, Bag: Winners (3) Cardigan & Jeans: Bluenotes, Shirt: Blk & Saint, Sneakers: Ardene

I’m a bit of a goof ;) ALL jewels Beck & Boosh // Outfits (L-R)
(1) Shirt: Pseudio, Skirt: Forever 21, Booties: Steve Madden
(2) Shrug: Pseudio, Leggings: Dynamite, Boots: Harlow, Bag: Winners
(3) Cardigan & Jeans: Bluenotes, Shirt: Blk & Saint, Sneakers: Ardene

I recently got married to my husband Allen Hitz. We got married on August 2nd at the Pictou Lodge Beach Resort – to simply put it, the day was beautiful. My dress was by Mikaella (they’re made in Canada!) I could wear it every day. Hey, maybe you’ll see me at the Beck & Boosh Kiosk someday in it ;)

Allen & I on our wedding day!

Allen & I on our wedding day!

I went to school in the Human Services Program. I immediately jumped right into the field after graduation. I have been a support worker in group homes since 2007 off and on. I also dabbled in food instruction & job coaching. It is something I will always be connected too, but I was feeling like I was missing a little something in my life. So cue Beck & Boosh…

The opportunity came up and I HAD to grab it. Any one who knows me & quite possibly in the first five minutes of meeting me you would understand that my love for every thing and anything fashion has been my life.

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I was thrilled the ladies thought I would make a great fit for the team. So here we are about a month later! You can find me at the Kiosk at the MicMac Mall until the end of December. I also help with the social media and work in the office! I am beyond excited for all the new tasks and jobs the ladies give me. So here’s to the future! Don’t let anyone hold you back from what you want to do in your life. Just go for it!

Be true to you!

Be true to you!

Until next time lovelies,

Janet

Summer to Fall

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The sun is still shining but the air is getting crisper and the weather more unpredictable. It’s Fall. It’s a beautiful time of year but also the time we start thinking about hauling our winter boxes out of the basement and refreshing our wardrobes with knits and boots.
However, it’s not quite time to pack away all the summer clothing yet. Get the most out of your seasonal clothes by layering and using staples pieces to transition into fall. This includes wearing tights under dresses, blazers, cardigans, light weight scarves and of course boots. Layering is going to be hotter than ever, so layer away!

Here are some of Beck & Boosh’s tips and outfit ideas on transitioning from Summer to Fall:

Things every woman should own: a great jacket, purse, and great jewelry. The accessories make all the difference! Use your everyday clothes and contrast them with warm fall hues.

Things every woman should own: A great jacket, purse, boot, and great jewelry. The accessories make all the difference! Use your everyday clothes and contrast them with warm fall hues for a seasonal change.

On sunnier days, slip on a must-have jean jacket (which never goes out of fashion) and pull on your favourite tall boots and a fabulous scarf. Floral is a great way to brighten your day, any season!

On sunnier days, slip on a must-have jean jacket (which never goes out of fashion), pull on your favourite tall boots and a fabulous scarf. Floral is a great way to brighten your day, any season!

Show the world you mean business with a fantastic fall jacket and great heels. Slip on contrasting statement jewelry with your sleek attire and heads will be turning in all directions!

Sleeveless is not just for summer! Show the world you mean business with a fantastic fall jacket and great heels. Slip on contrasting statement jewelry with your sleek attire and heads will be turning in all directions!

Tights under shorts or a skirt is super cute and a fantastic way to get the most out of your sessional gear!

Tights under shorts or a skirt is super cute and a fantastic way to get the most out of your seasonal gear!

By now you should all know our love of a great blazer at Beck & Boosh! It’s a wardrobe staple any season and a fantastic way to get the most out of your summer tanks and sleeveless dresses. Check out our post on Blazing Into Fall here.

Beck shows you on our latest video how a scarf and blazer are two foundational pieces on your transition to cooler weather. Check it out here.

Before packing away all your summer clothes this season, think about how you could get more wear out of those pieces. Try layering, slipping on a great blazer or tights under your favourite summer skirt. Like always, have fun and be creative. You are your own style goddess!

-Beck & Boosh xo

 

 

 

 

September

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I love September. I love that routine can start again, I love fall fashion. I love that Fashion Weeks all over the world  are taking place and I get to drool over all the Spring/Summer 2015 designs. Plus, Fall is the biggest season for fashion, and this of course excites me. There is just something about the “newness” of September that is refreshing and invigorating. September is like the second New Year, and who doesn’t love a fresh start?!

We have been pretty busy around Beck & Boosh and we have started September off with a bang! So many new, big changes and we couldn’t be more excited about it all!

Firstly, Beck and I have decided to pursue Beck & Boosh full-time and we said good-bye to the classroom. Wow! Big decisions! But it feels so good to believe in a dream and follow it!

Check out Beck in her new office!

Check out Beck in her new office!

We have moved well beyond working out of Boosh’s residence, and we are so excited about our new FABulous office space. We are now located at 30 Duke St.

The new office location!

The new office location!

It's official! We even have a sign!

It’s official! We even have a sign!

We have finally been able to start organizing the way we want! It feels so great to start off a new season with some organization! It’s still a work in progress, but we are getting there!

Erica is busy tagging jewelry in the new warehouse/packing area

Erica is busy tagging jewelry in the new warehouse/packing area

We have also hired a new wonderful staff member! Everyone, meet Janet Hiltz! Janet, is going to be working at our MicMac Mall kiosk, in our office and helping us run our social media. She is fantastic! Stop by the kiosk to say HI to lovely Janet! She has great style and will help you find the perfect pieces for you!

The lovely Janet!

The lovely Janet!

We are thrilled to have Kaylee staying with us this September! She will be working at the kiosk, helping out with events, making jewelry, and just being her normal, awesome self!

The wonderful Kaylee!

The wonderful Kaylee!

Lastly, the most EXCITING thing this September is that we have opened our first retail space! We have rented a kiosk at MicMac Mall until December 31st and we could not be more excited! It’s a dream come true to have our own little retail space, and here it is happening after 16 months of being in business!

You can find our kiosk on the 3rd floor at the top of the escalators at MicMac Mall, Dartmouth.

You can find our kiosk on the 3rd floor at the top of the escalators at MicMac Mall, Dartmouth.

September has been an exciting month for us and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share all this newness with you all!

Happy September,

Beck & Boosh xo