The Simply Luxurious Life®: A Luxurious Giveaway!  

April 17, 2010

A Luxurious Giveaway!

Accessories, accessories, accessories.  The power of one simple, yet stunning accessory truly can transform an outfit.  Whether it be a belt, a gorgeous long necklace, chandelier earrings or in the case of my giveaway, a beautiful handmade silk flower pin.

Michele Syre, owner of Blue Onion Marketplace, has graciously teamed up with Simply Luxurious to give away a flower pin of your choice from the highly respected Dulken & Derrick.  You may recognize this now famous accessory, as Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and the City fame first put them on the proverbial map thanks to the designer Patricia Field.   The oversized white flower Sarah Jessica Parker’s character donned in the opening scenes of Sex and the City’s first movie is also of this line created by Dulken & DerrickDulken & Derrick works with Michele and her on-line company exclusively to sell their now well-known products.

The versatility of these flower pins are endless, “You can pin these flower pins to your favorite coat, scarf, bag, sweater, belt, hat, cute little top, napkin ring or even a wedding dress.”  Another option, if you don’t feel you’d wear it yourself, why not place it atop a perfectly wrapped gift for a special birthday, a wedding gift, or any lovely occasion to make not only the gift inside worth coveting, but also the wrapping itself.

One lucky winner will receive their choice of flower pin.  The three options are:  (1) large pink poppy, (2) rust peony or (3) white peony. Please click on any of the photos below to learn more about each of the products and see even more images.








Large Pink Poppy – Dulken & Derrick Vintage Flower Pin 







Rust Peony – Dulken & Derrick Pin








White Peony – Dulken & Derrick Vintage Flower Pin

The Blue Onion Marketplace, founded in 2008, is a website for those of us who desire quality over quantity,  luxury over mediocrity and style rather than a trend.  Michele Syre, a computer aided design Senior drafter/department coordinator at an engineering company during the day, became inspired by her love for J.Crew (you will find Dulken & Derrick on their models throughout their well-styled magazines), the many fashion blogs online, and people watching at The Grove in Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   You will find that the models Blue Onion uses are all women seeking their PhD’s.  The support and appreciation for women seeking a higher education is something that is dear to my heart,  and I couldn’t have thought of better women to display such luxurious wares.

Other quality products you will find are Globetrotter Luggage, a British company that has provided bags for royalty, James Bond, Kate Moss and Dita Von Tease since 1897.  This brand has also been displayed in J.Crew.  If you live in a rainy city and still want to remain effortlessly stylish, Pasotti Ombrelli, maker of luxury umbrellas since 1956, can build the umbrella of your dreams, or you can choose from a list of options right at Blue Onion Marketplace. Here are just a few you will find.

Sofia Milos displays an exquisite plum umbrella with a regal handle.

As you can see, luxury is the goal of The Blue Onion Marketplace, so don’t hesitate to stop by and take a look for yourself.

All right my luxurious readers, the giveaway is open to all of my readers (so if you live abroad, please enter!) and will run until Saturday, April 24th at noon PDT. The winner will be drawn using and will be announced on Sunday, April 25, in my Cups of Tea post. 

Here’s how you enter:

1) – Leave a comment on this post, making sure to include your choice of which pin you would like to receive when you win.

2) – Include your email address in your comment if it doesn’t automatically appear.

3) – For a second entry, become a follower of Simply Luxurious on Twitter (click here to follow) and tweet about the giveaway, making sure to include @simplyluxurious in your tweet (this ensures that I’m aware of your tweet!) or simply leave another comment informing me that you tweeted.

4) – For a third entry, become a follower of Simply Luxurious by clicking on “follow”found in the left sidebar (current followers will automatically be entered when they comment).

That’s it!  Good luck to everyone.  If I could, I would love to give a giveaway to each of you.  I am so thankful to all of my readers for all of your kind comments and lovely thoughts or for simply stopping by and reading when you find the time.  I look forward to reading your words each day and appreciate your time and effort in choosing to visit Simply Luxurious.   Have a wonderful Sunday.

Images: (1) J. Sullivan Design Blog (2) Bridezilla

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At April 17, 2010 at 7:14 PM , Blogger Lorrie said...

I remember first reading about Dulken and Derrick silk flowers in Victoria magazine. They are truly gorgeous. And this will be a lovely prize for whoever wins the giveaway.

At April 17, 2010 at 7:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The white peony would look wonderful on my Kentucky Derby hat for wine tasting!!! JA

At April 17, 2010 at 8:03 PM , Blogger Margarita said...

Hi! What a great giveaway!

I'm a follower on the blog AND on twitter :)

I would choose a Small Camellia in white! Gorgeous :)

At April 18, 2010 at 7:19 AM , Anonymous Catwalk Creative Vintage said...

Found you on SITS. I'm now following your blog and on Twitter too! I probably can't enter your fab competition as I'm UK based but just dropping by to say 'hello' and great blog. :)

At April 18, 2010 at 7:24 AM , Blogger Simply Luxurious said...

Catwalk Creative Vintage -

I am in the process of checking with Michele of Blue Onion Marketplace to see if she would be willing to ship internationally, so please leave the flower pin of your choose as I have a good feeling about what she might say. =)

I apologize for not having this information. If I were shipping it, I would have this opened to everyone, as I know I have many international readers.

At April 18, 2010 at 7:44 AM , Blogger Lauren (Healthy Delicious) said...

oh, how fun!! I think I'd pick the white one, since its a little more subtle than the pink
(which is really my fave, but I don't think I could pull it off)

At April 18, 2010 at 12:01 PM , Blogger Sasha {Everything Fabulous} said...

I am follower!! what a great giveaway!!! pink peonies are my fav!!

At April 18, 2010 at 1:04 PM , Blogger Simply Luxurious said...

Update on international readers being able to enter. "Absolutely!" I look forward to hearing from all of my readers. =)

At April 19, 2010 at 6:16 AM , Anonymous Nicole said...

Fabulous giveaway! These are gorgeous. =D I would love the white one.

At April 21, 2010 at 4:52 PM , Anonymous Ashley said...

What a fabulous giveaway! The flowers are so charming! It's a difficult decision between the white peony and the pink poppy...okay, the oh-so-elegant white one.

At April 22, 2010 at 6:28 AM , Anonymous Meredith Hamner said...

Hello! What a wonderful post! I love the Rust Peony Pin.

At April 22, 2010 at 1:29 PM , Blogger Fabulously french said...


I would choose a small camellia in white as I adore it.
I'm also a follower of your gorgeous blog.

Merci beaucoup,

Leeann x

At April 22, 2010 at 3:11 PM , Blogger Lake said...

I just found your blog today. It is magnificent!
I would choose the white peony.
Thank you.

At April 22, 2010 at 7:54 PM , Blogger cyndy said...

I love your blog. Just read all about Jenna loved your indepth post on her. If I was lucky enough to win I would choose the large pink poppy. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.


At April 24, 2010 at 11:41 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would LOVE the pink poppy, but they are all beautiful!

And I tweeted!

Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!



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