We Heart Mom!

For Mother’s Day, we decided to show our appreciation for Mom by showcasing the magnitude of what she does for us on a daily basis. We hope you enjoy this post and share it with the mothers in your lives.

All About Mom
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Great Gifts for Mom

Mother’s day is around the corner so we went around the home office polling our staff about their favorite gift picks. In the process, we learned tons about each other and each other’s moms too! The most common phrase we heard was “that’s so my mom!” A few moms also chimed in with what they wanted or had themselves. Take a peek at the highlights below!



What products make you say “that’s so my mom!”?

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Tweet if You <3 Mom!

charming CHARLIE is excited to tell you about our partnership with Carly Cristman for Mother’s Day!

Carly Cristman grew up in Chicago and recently graduated with a degree in political science and minors in studio art and art history, though her greatest passion is video editing.

Not just a personal style blogger, Carly uses YouTube as a medium for sharing her sense of style. She broadcasts informational videos on a regular basis, discussing her latest fashion, style and beauty finds. Recent collaborations include Polyvore, W Hotels, The Daily Look and DVF.

We are excited to partner with Carly Cristman, fashion blogger extraordinaire, to host two fun parties – one on twitter and one in Chicago area at the charming CHARLIE at Northbridge.

Party #1: Let’s tweet for Mom!


Where: Twitter @CharmingCHARLIE

When: May 3rd, 7-8PM CST

Who: YOU!

Join us for a special Twitter party hosted by Carly Cristman on May 3rd from 7-8PM CST. Twitter party-goers get to chat with Carly about great gifts for Mom.  Every 15 minutes during the party, you have a chance to win charming CHARLIE jewelry selected by Carly, herself! In addition, party-goers get a special code for FREE SHIPPING for 2 hours only. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Party #2: Keep the party going!


charming CHARLIE is partnering with Carly Cristman to invite those in the Chicago area to  a special Mother’s Day Event at the charming CHARLIE at the Shops at Northbridge. Come meet Carly and join us for a few hours of fun, sweet treats, raffle prizes, and styling! You won’t want to miss out on all the pre-mother’s day fun!

Where: Charming Charlie, Shops at Northbridge

When: Sunday, May 6, 1-4PM

Who: Guests in the Chicago area

RSVP: Events@CharmingCharlie.com; First 100 RSVP’d guests to check-in will receive a VIP goody bag valued at $100!

Guests will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet Carly
  • Receive gifting advice and suggestions from Carly
  • Take Instagram photographs at the event for a chance to win a prize!
  • First 20 guests will receive a VIP styling session and video how to with Carly
  • RSVP at Events@CharmingCharlie.com; First 100 RSVP’d guests to check-in will receive a VIP goody bag valued at $100!

Come celebrate Mom in style with charming CHARLIE and Carly Cristman!

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Igniting with SPARK


charming CHARLIE is celebrating Earth Day in a special way this year! We want to highlight our partnership with SPARK, a Houston-based nonprofit school park program. We donate our damaged jewelry to SPARK, who then disperses the jewelry to Houston area schools. Elementary to high-school aged students work together with their teachers as a team to create amazing works of SPARKling art. The program not only gives our no longer wearable jewelry a second life to become works of art, but it also inspires teamwork and creativity for the students. The artwork is then sold in an auction to enable SPARK to build parks for the community.

Yesterday, SPARK & charming CHARLIE unveiled the art at the Downtown Farmer’s Market. We were blown away by what we saw! Hundreds of passerbys oohed and awed at the intricate pieces – impressed that students could create such professional looking works of art!

Four pieces were sold at the farmer’s market! One bidder explained why she bought the piece, “This piece is so bright and cheerful, it makes me happy to look at it. I plan on hanging it in my daughters’ playroom to inspire their creativity”.

If you couldn’t make it to the farmer’s market, you Houstonians still have the chance to be the proud owner of one of the works of SPARKling art! Or, if you’d like to give back to the students, you could donate one back to the school that made the art. They would be thrilled to put their priceless art on display for everyone in the school to admire! Please visit http://www.coobomedia.com/sparkpark/ to make your bids on these incredible works of art…and don’t forget the winning bids will be a tax deductible donation to SPARK!

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Style Spotting: Austin, TX

While the Charming Charlie team was in Austin, TX for Style X we got caught up on the casually cool sartorial flavor. Our photographer Brock hit the streets to bring you a taste of Austin style.

Here are a few of our favorites…

For more pictures check out our Austin Street Style album on Facebook!

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Charming Charlie Dazzles on the Catwalk Friday Night

Charming Charlie rocked the runway last night making some of the festival’s hottest young artists the kings and queens of the catwalk as they stepped out in style for the Style X Runway Show at the Austin Convention Center.

The SXSW musicians who strutted down the Style X runway included Andrea Balency, Blitz The Ambassador, Candy Claws, Erin Ivey, Maya Azucena, Radiation City, Record Summer, Schmillion, SPEAK and Torae.

Stunning Charming Charlie accessories from scarves to hats, to necklaces and more were added to looks from esteemed designers like Rachel Roy and Cynthia Steffe.

Charlie Chanaratsopon

And guess who we spotted sitting in the front row of the show last night – our very own Charlie Chanaratsopon, Charming Charlie founder and CEO!

Fans have a chance to watch the magic again tonight in the second SXSW Style X fashion show of 2012 – and also we are excited to announce that you can win some of our jewelry from the catwalk!

The Win the Runway contest is open exclusively to our Facebook fans – so please check online to get a chance of walking home with some of the hottest looks of the moment. You can also vote for your favorite jewelry design! For all the details visit http://www.charmingcharlie.com/stylex

For more from Charming Charlie during SXSW, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and right here on The Charm Chronicles!

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Charming Charlie at Style X with Smilebooth: Lights Camera Smile

There’s nothing like capturing the glitz and glamour of your real life on camera – and for that very reason, we are delight to say we are helping festival-goers achieve that, thanks to our partnership with Smilebooth.

We teamed up with Smilebooth to give everyone at SXSW a chance to capture their Style X memories in the most glamour way possible!

Jewelry options for SXSW badge holders!

During the first day of Style X we had fans snapping photos of themselves with friends and even their pets as they posed up in our Smilebooth. Plus, SXSW badge holders walked away with some of our most trendy accessories!

At the touch of a button our fans simply snap a photo and were able to tweet or email the image to their friends and family!

For more photos from this weekend’s Smilebooth check out our Style X + Smilebooth album on our Facebook page!

And best of all, we’ll be back today at the same place, booth #219 from 12pm until 8pm!

For more from Charming Charlie during SXSW, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and right here on The Charm Chronicles!


The Smilebooth is a fresh, new rendition of the classic, old school photobooth.

Users simply hit a button and within seconds they get professional photos without a professional photographer!

Their unique frames, styles and costumes inspire creative, silly and fabulous-looking photographs.

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