ASHLEY'S JOURNAL

THE GILDED PATH

Pear Tart Recipe

Pear Tart Recipe

If you've ever grown your own fruit, then you've experienced the blessing and curse of having an abundance of ripe fruit all at the same time. I fi...

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One World

One World

Written by Ashley Rabin & published on the WWD website on 4.4.20 "We do live in one world, and it is like any marriage. In the best of times, w...

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SUPER SMOOTHIES

SUPER SMOOTHIES

DAY 7 OF ISOLATION I don't usually make resolutions, but after an especially lazy and bloated holiday season, I wanted to start 2020 off on a posit...

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BECOMING GILDED-MANE

ORIGINS : PART I

ORIGINS : PART I

I. ESCAPE FROM THE METROPOLIS One of the misconceptions I had as a new adult living in New York City was the idea that I was "planting roots." Just...

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ORIGINS : PART II

ORIGINS : PART II

II.  A NEW SEED IS PLANTED Nature and art are alike in that they both have their seasons of famine versus plenty. It is a fluid energy – sometimes ...

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ORIGINS : PART III

ORIGINS : PART III

III. FRUITION By the summer of 2016, I had already come up with the name GILDE-MANE for my collection of headbands, but there was still one last ph...

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SUSTAINABIILTY

G I L D E D - M A N E  was conceived with the purpose of creating high quality statement pieces, that are also friendly to the environment. Inspiration for the designs comes from the materials themselves : vintage jewelry, semi-precious stones, metallic zardozi embroidery & reclaimed leather. Genuine Leather is used as the foundation of the SHIELD pieces because it is both durable and biodegradable, unlike petroleum based alternatives. The leather is sourced from LL Designs & Fab Scrap, utilizing pre-consumer discards that would have otherwise ended up as landfill. With regular use, the leather based jewelry will become a second skin. You may even feel naked without it!

SUSTAINABLE FASHION DECODED

SUSTAINABLE FASHION DECODED

The first step in building a more sustainable wardrobe is to alter your perspective. It helps to think of every item you purchase as having three s...

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A GREEN AWAKENING

A GREEN AWAKENING

Anyone with a vested interest in fashion, knows that the industry is in the midst of an existential crisis. Like the mythical dog “Cerberus,” the m...

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