Category Archives: Dayton Boutique

To do or not to do! That is the Question!

To do, or not to do?  That is the question!  What makes the fashion entrepreneur tick?  Some jump in for love and some to make a living.  Is it wise to jump right in?  The business of Fashion is a risk – not for the faint of heart.

For a population of seven billion is Fashion really worth betting on?  If the Nightingale of Kuala Lampur, the diamond studded dress designed by Faisol Abdullah at a price tag of 30 million, in 2009 is any indication of Haute Couture, you bet it is!  If 2% of the Indian elite equivalent to the entire population of Australia is craving 450 dollar skin caviar then I would bet this blog on the future of fashion! In 1945 the Paris fashion week had 45 designers on the runway today there are 17!  500 people in the world can afford Haute Couture or High Fashion where the dress is stitched just for them!  “The insides are as magnificent as the outside” –George Simonton FIT.  Is this the sign of the times? Or is there a famine in design? If I could forecast the future, I would think the 20’s are in the horizon.  Fashion never really went away it just got Americanized!  We just loved the idea of shorts and a plain t-shirt or Jeans, Boots and a cowboy hat!  The French are still appalled by the uncouth Americans showing off their hairy legs on the streets of Paris!  Well don’t take my word for it just ask any 60 year old in an American church their opinion on the dress culture at Sunday service.  You’ll see what I mean.  It will probably be the uncouth American who will bring back the dress code to its beloved theaters and operas like it was during the good old days when chivalry was still alive and men wore dark slacks, bow ties and buttoned up shirts; women were impeccably dressed the minute they walked out of bedrooms!  So, if you are impossibly talented and you are the next best thing to “Worth” and “the Minister of Fashion” you best jump in!  If not keep your day job and serve the rest of the 6.99 billion!

The Bling thing!

We’ve all had the cravings for the Bling thing at least once in our lives!  And if it is Handmade to perfection and looks like the real thing – More power to it baby!  We are not by any means far behind the trends at Simply Hyacinth!  We’ve got the right Bling for every occasion – formal, flirty or casual and guess what? – In every price range!  We cannot put up everything on the web but we would be happy to send you some pictures of our one of a kind Bling’s for your next Bling event!

Until then:

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Dessert for your Body!

Dessert for your Body!

Now, who wouldn’t like Dessert for their Body? Especially, if they dispensed like Whipped Cream?

I met Michelle Mangiacotti early this year and loved her line of Whipped Body Lotions! Before I knew it they were sold out from our Boutique! What I like about her Company is that they are socially responsible, proudly made in the USA by Disabled Citizens and environmentally conscious. Whipped Body lotions and soaps make unique gifts and you feel good about gifting them to your loved ones. These gifts are a thing of beauty and a joy to anyone who receives them.

Oh, and by the way, have you gotten your flu shot yet? If not please do so, and to keep you protected during the flu season why not come in to our Boutique and buy their alcohol free Hand Sanitizer sprays? Better yet, call and order your custom gift baskets or come in and place the orders for the upcoming Holiday season!

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Stackable bangles

Chrysalis Jewelry

Chrysalis jewelry now at Simply Hyacinth – The Boutique for the Connoisseur!  Chrysalis jewelry comprises of several collections and are stackable, adjustable bangles and rhodium plated.  Start a collection now for your loved ones!  Also available online at

“Chrysalis is a British jewelry brand that celebrates the joy found in love and friendship. Designed for sharing memories of those special moments in life, each piece is adorned with talismans and spiritual symbols, combining color and meaning.”

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Fall is for lovers, dreamers and thinkers! Shop local!

It is Fall – and the colors of Fall inspire warmth, subtle recollections of the innocence of Spring and the gay abandon of summer!  The rich colors of the leaves just before they fall and cover the ground for young ones to roll in and the young at heart to join in – leaves us in awe of the splendor that Fall is! Fall is for lovers, dreamers and thinkers!  Akin to the still warm days and cool crispy nights encouraging the leaves to bring out its best colors we encourage you to shop local this year to bring out the best in local merchants and local communities that support local charities.  See you online or at our store in Dayton OH!

Andrew Hamilton Crawford Jewelry

What do Beyoncé, Oprah, Paula Abdul and Christian Louboutin have in common? They all dig Andrew Hamilton Crawford Jewelry! Skillfully designed with attention to detail and a timeless charm – handmade to perfection in a socially responsible way his jewelry is sure to please the connoisseur. Come visit us online or in our Boutique at Simply Hyacinth in Dayton Ohio.

It so happened that when I was ordering a new stock of his jewelry, I happened to speak with the man behind the jewels.  Not only did it surprise me that I would speak to the President of the Company (I remember – it was almost the end of the day and he calmly said he was the only one remaining to answer the phone!), but that I would get information on his philosophy that backs his Company.  I asked him why he was designing the jewels in New York and getting them made in Thailand.  His answer was very simple.  He believed in creating a small profitable Company in New York and contributes to the creative community in Thailand as well. While my Company started out as one that supports local jobs and local artists, I am humbled by people who make an impact in different parts of the world not just their own! My journey since the cold day of November 14, 2013 has been educational, eye – opening and amazing. The people I have met along the way are amazing and most often a joy to be around or just talk to; albeit over the phone!

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