Thursday, December 31, 2009

let the confetti fly!



cause it's new year's eve. while we sip champagne and kiss the loved ones around us we are thanking our lucky stars for 2009. this past year has been such an amazing one for us at ban.do! It started off by us winning the Sweetest Things Style from Daily Candy which we still are excited about! the beautiful no. 89 made the cover of Instyle Weddings and we found big fans of this ban.do in Taylor Swift (but Tay loves this one and this one too!) Zooey Deschanel and Katy Perry.

2009 also saw the launch of our collars and corsages which we found you beauties loved! we started our mondays funday coupon and we began giftcards which some lucky ladies recieved over the holidays!

there is so much more that we could cover but we would be going on and on (and on and on!) all we can say is thank you thank you thank you! without the support of you we would not be ban.do :) we are very excited with all the new things we will be launching in 2010 and the changes that are coming. we can't wait to share with you all our ideas. please have a safe and happy new year's evening. plus we think this and this would be perfect for ringing in the new year!

Monday, December 28, 2009

new year's sparkle



now that the holidays are over - new year's eve is right around the corner and we haven't the slightest clue what to wear for the big night. ban.do believes sparkles should be a part of your every day wardrobe, and NYE is the perfect time to go all out. this editorial shoot with the gorgeous zoe saldana published in the september issue of vanity fair got us inspired to bring out vintage glam for ringing in 2010. we love the 40's look that's happening in the photos. plus a headpiece would be the perfect addition to your NYE ensemble. perhaps we could suggest this or this? what are you planning on wearing? if you wear a ban.do be sure to send it to us at pretty@shopbando.com! :) xoxo

ps. mondays=fundays coupon code is "partylike2009" enter it at checkout and receive $30 off any one piece from our ban.do line. ends at midnight tonight. and if that isn't enough of a discount then check out our sale page. prices have been SLASHED!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

still time!


no need to cry.

there's still time to give the gift of ban.do for christmas.

a ban.do gift card, silly!

Monday, December 21, 2009

mondays = fundays coupon



hopefully you've done most of your holiday shopping! if not - there's still time to get ban.do christmas! today is the last day to recieve it by the 25th if you rush your order. (for u.s. addresses only) just choose the usps express rush option and place your order before noon today the 21st. plus, today's coupon is your perfect excuse! first 5 ladies to enter "verymerry" at checkout will recieve $15 off of heart by ban.do. we hope you have a very merry one!

p.s. check out those packages from the hermes winter 09/10 campaign. looks like santa will be making one lady very happy!

image via Hermes

Thursday, December 17, 2009

vintage inspiration


we think this is a nice way to start your morning: a hot cup of coffee, cozy slippers and the Today show. so when Sarah Jessica Parker was a guest yesterday to talk about her new movie we were overwhelmed with excitement. mainly because we knew she would wear a totally amazing outfit. and boy did the girl deliver! as most of you know we here at ban.do are vintage junkies.  if it looks like it came from another decade or era we are majorly obesessed. so imagine how much our hearts fluttered at the sight of SJP's vintage look. her knitted sweater and skirt combination. love! flower appliqu├ęs. love! layered bracelets and rings. love! gorgeous 60's/70's wavy hair. l-o-v-e-! so fantastically fabulous - yes please! we hope this inspires you lovelies this weekend!

images via gossip center

thursdays can be fun days, too.


so we officially launched our new ban.do and bridal collections, and if you are on our mailing list, you already know (if you aren't, what the heck are you waiting for?). you would also know that you have until midnight tonight to get $20 off of the ban.do line if you enter "hooray" at checkout. this one is quickly becoming a crowd favorite, oh and this one, too.

and don't forget today is the last day for this.

amazing polaroids of no. 44 by chloe.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

snippet and ink giveaway


we're hosting a giveaway on snippet and ink. head on over and check it out. and although the site is mainly for brides, the piece up for grabs would be perfect for non-brides, too. it's just so darn sparkly and glamorous. and heck, who doesn't want sparkles and glamour . . . especially this time of year.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

sometimes paparazzi are good


especially when they get a shot of kelly osbourne wearing her cute new ban.do bow. we love you, kelly!

ps. get yourself one here.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

polaroids from our ban.do photoshoot


yes, we took the vintage ballerina thing very seriously. and we are so excited about these polaroids that chloe took. we just put the new pieces up on the site, and the bridal collection, too. we haven't told anyone yet. we will soon. for now, it's our little secret.

ah, and you might also be interested in our mondays=fundays coupon code. it's good for $20 off anything from the new ban.do line. first five glamorous gals to enter "getglam" at checkout win. coupon expires at midnight.

Friday, December 11, 2009

ban.do on the today show!


hip hip hooray!
see our collars make their television debut here.
go collars, go!
get yourself one, here!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

we're gleeks!


and we are proud to admit it! with that in mind, we almost collapsed when we saw jessalyn from glee wearing a ban.do in the december issue of redbook. that means we are just one degree of separation from finn hudson. swoon, swoon and double swoon.

Monday, December 7, 2009

mondays = fundays coupon


we love a good rainy day... but remember that monday is STILL a funday! First 5 ladies to enter the code "mistletoe" at checkout receive 20 bucks off ban.do. 20 bucks!!! Hurry and get going...

p.s. look for a post later on with some polaroids from the shoot last week... remember vintage glam ballerina? well it's everything we promised... and then some... no seriously....

the above cuteness is no. 101

Friday, December 4, 2009

sneak peek!!


we are soooooooooo excited about this shoot for the new ban.do collection happening RIGHT NOW that we just had to give you girls a sneak peek of what's to come. Jen just sent this polaroid over - think vintage ballerina meets 60's glam. with lots and lots of polaroid. have we mentioned how much we ♥ polaroids? happy friday!!! xoxo

Thursday, December 3, 2009

katy perry in ban.do!



Katy Perry rocking this ban.do in the december issue of seventeen magazine. Yaaaay!

p.s. extra footage of why she was named one of their Style Stars of 2009 here. we love her dance moves! in ban.do. woo hoo! :)

Monday, November 30, 2009

December = a time to give

The season of giving is upon us! And we can think of one awesome way to show someone you ♥ them... Send them a ban.do gift card!!

It's really simple and all with the click of a button. Go here. Pick your amount and write a message to the lucky lady. Then add their email address and done! We will send them an email with the good news and then they can pick their perfect ban.do. :) Who knew gifting could be so easy?

mondays = fundays coupon



Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend... Thanksgiving is always a great time to remember and give thanks for all the great things in our lives. We are so thankful for your amazing support so here is our mondays = fundays coupon! The first 5 of you who enter "happyholidays" get 5 bucks off any heart by ban.do piece. These make amazing Holiday gifts so get shopping! After all, tomorrow is December 1st. Happy Monday!!

What better way to show how much you heart ban.do than this giant red sequin heart! You can purchase heart s here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Project Runway Finale!


photo courtsey of mylifetime.com 

Sorry readers that this post is so late! We have been extremely busy at ban.do (we are sooo lucky!) but we couldn't go without commenting on the amazingness that is Project Runway. We will miss our weekly dose of Tim Gunn & Heidi's outfits/hairstyles (can the girl just not look good one time..???) So let's discuss! We must admit we loved how adorable Carol Hannah is and this was one of our personal fav designs (Hello cute party dress!) But all three ladies did a tremendous job on their collections. Runway shows are always super exciting to watch and this one was no exception! We were perched on the edge of our seats until the very end... and Irina did deserve the win! Her collection of chunky knits, intricate detail, and metallics were absolutely stunning - though we think some pops of color would have been great too. But she put her looks together fabulously. The gloves, the purses and those hats.... Oh those hats were beyond! Although the show is about making beautiful garments it was nice to see accessories worked into the runway to pull the looks together. Plus, we'd love to rock one of those cozy sweaters wearing heart d. Glamour at its finest! :) What did you ladies think about the finale? Were you surprised? Disappointed? Spill it in the comments section!! xoxo

Monday, November 23, 2009

mondays = fundays coupons



Happy Monday all you gorgeous ladies! Today's coupon is going to be one you won't want to miss out on...

First 5 ladies to enter the code "hautecouture" at checkout get $20 off one black label piece. These are gorgeous limited edition or one of a kind creations that must go atop your heads immediately. And we do mean immediately.

Enjoy!

On your mark... Get set... Order!

(the above piece is called Bliss and can be found here)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

the new heart by ban.do launches TODAY!




Hello lovelies! We know you are just jumping for joy for the new heart by ban.do line that launches TODAY! If you don't know these items are SUPER affordable (everything under $50!) and SUPER adorable. Still handmade with love - after all the line is called heart by ban.do. They are fantastic additions to your everyday wardrobe. Here is a preview of the new line shot by Chloe Aftel. She is an amazing photographer who loves Polaroids. And you know what... So do we!



Here is heart a. It's a metallic stretch band with a cute sequin heart. It comes in two color combinations. head over here and check'em out.




We know.. we know... Decisions Decisions... We say get both and then decide :)




Next we have heart j. A giant sparkly bow plopped on a satin headband. At one point we were just referring to it as "that sparkly, fantastic giant bow," and it kinda is. Oh and it doesn't just come in pink, it comes in lots of colors and even stripes. . . rainbow stripes. Don't just take our word for it, click on over to the website to check out the amazingness (Yes we do mean AH-mazingness).




Finally there is heart m - A personal favorite of ours! These beautiful silk flowers are sold in sets of two for double the fun. And, they are multi-functional (possibly not a word, but we're using it), cause you can also wear them on your dress as a corsage. Pick your color choices here. A perfect addition for warming up those winter outfits. Sheridan is also wearing our beautiful fancy bow color. Totes gorg! Check it out under our collars section of shopban.do . Who wouldn't want a fancy bowtie?

We have 17 wonderful letters to choose from in the new heart by ban.do line and they're all under 50 bucks (woo hoo!). Plus, the 1st 5 ladies to enter the code "heartrocks" at checkout get $5 off of any order from the heart by ban.do line. Well... What are you waiting for? Hurry up and order one of each now! :) Oh and Happy Monday!

ps. a big ole shout out to meg for doing an amazing job with hair and makeup, again!

Monday, November 9, 2009

mondays = fundays coupon


for all the lovely ladies who love heart by ban.do. first five people to enter ilovecandy at checkout get 10 bucks off of a heart by ban.do piece. yum, candy!

another great polaroid by chloe aftel. lots more to come. she just shot our new heart by ban.do line . . . coming soon!

Monday, November 2, 2009

mondays = fundays coupon


this is a good one!

first 5 people to enter blushingbride upon checkout receive $30 off no. 89.

have fun and happy monday.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

tuesdays = mondays = fundays


do we look forgetful? well, we kind of are. we've been so buys putting together our new heart and ban.do collections that we totally forgot that yesterday was mondays = fundays coupon code. it's meant for our twitter followers, but we didn't want to leave you guys out.

first 5 of you to enter smellycat, yes, you read it right, smellycat into the coupon code at checkout will get $25 off any non-sale ban.do piece.

on your mark

get set

go!

awesome double exposure by chloe.

equally awesome head corsages by us!

Friday, October 23, 2009

get your search on!


happy friday.

introducing a new feature on our site. the ban.do search-o-matic.

what are you waiting for? go get your search on!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

ban.do wishlist


where all your dreams come true. part of our new site design. we've added a wishlist. we sure hope you like it. more to come.

click here to login and catalog your dreams!

Monday, October 12, 2009

mondays = fundays twitter coupon


this is the first ever mondays = fundays twitter coupon. hooray!! on your mark, get set, go! first 5 people to enter the coupon code luckyduck get $50 off any non-sale
black label piece. you've got 'til midnight tonight, so don't dawdle.

amazingly cheerful photo from suzylee on flickr.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

ch ch ch changes


on august 4th 2008 jamie and i launched our website, www.shopbando.com. it was a simple, cheerful site packed with twenty something images of jamie modeling headbands that we had made while sitting (and sweating) in the living room of my house. mere moments after launching, we got our first sale . . . then another, and another. it was exhilarating. people were actually buying our creations. and they weren't cheap, so we figured we must be onto something special here. our friends in the blog world helped spread the word and then soon after, dailycandy contacted us. we screamed and jumped up and down . . . this publicity would most certainly make us millionaires. well, it didn't, but it did give us invaluable exposure. next came the magazines, our publicists, celebrity clients and shop owners, both here and lands far, far away. before we knew it we had a real business, which was quite scary since neither of us had a lick of business experience. still, we pressed on and have been so fortunate to have met tons of amazing people that have gladly lent a hand and help steer us in the right direction.

that leads us to today. just over a year later we are at a major crossroads. it's time to grow ban.do (we're hoping for world wide domination), and we would like to take you along for the ride. we are growing our brand, updating the site, adding new features, new photos and new collections. it might look a little strange over there for a while, but we promise the outcome is going to be amazing. we could be responsible and patient (two qualities we are a bit lacking) and just wait until everything is ready and share it with you all at once, and then we thought better of it. we actually thought it would be way more fun to share the process with you. a little behind the scenes of sorts. and then, you can grow with us. we'll take you on photo shoots with us, share our delirium when we are up designing pieces at midnight (and being scared by a ghost that haunts our studio), heck we might even just post videos of ourselves dancing (something we seem to do a lot). so please stay tuned. our plan is to post at least twice a week and hopefully get this twitter thing going, too.

you can start by heading to the site, checking out the new black label and the additions to our sale page. we've even got a survey that you can fill out and receive $25 off of your next purchase. let us just say that we are so thrilled to be sharing this process with you and sure hope you enjoy the ride.

ps. the amazing photos at the top of this post were taken by the amazingly talented chloe aftel. she's our new best friend.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

teen vogue


check out our ban.do on page 178 of the september issue of teen vogue. hip hip hooray!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

jump up and down!


cause we're having a sample sale saturday, august 15th at the ban.do studio from 1 - 4. 50% off of select styles, plus other surprise discounts. so grab a friend, and your wallet and come on down. 7958 beverly blvd between hayworth and edinburgh.

image from suzylee on flickr.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009

no. 58


no. 58 looks amazing on taylor. photo from here. and all of our new ban.dos are up. check them out here!

have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

summer blues


no, not the blues, just beautiful blue ban.dos.

check em out here, here and here.

Monday, June 1, 2009

ban.do corsages


will be here very, very soon!
this is a sneak peek for you.
also, did you see taylor in us weekly looking beautiful in this ban.do?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

taylor on oprah in ban.do


this one.
yay!
we mean . . .
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

april showers bring may flowers sale


april is over, so put away those cute umbrellas and grab your wallets!
ban.do is having a sale for the month of may.
it's the april showers bring may flowers sale!
all of our floral pieces are 25% off - - and yes, that includes
black label and belts, too.
so lift your spirits and buy yourself some flowers (ban.do flowers
that is).

Monday, May 4, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009

like an angel


our most favoritist angel, taylor, in the newest issue of seventeen. wearing this one!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

yes, please!


sofia coppola's marie antoinette has been a constant source of inspiration for us. examples here and here. and these shoes from the movie- - ahhhhhh, these shoes . . . yes, please!
via one of our favorite blogs, coco + kelley.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

she'd wear a ban.do


we would trade her those pants for this ban.do.

these lovely shots are by ulla nyeman.

Monday, April 20, 2009

we love tulle


if you hadn't noticed (see this and this), we love tulle! and we really love this photograph by katya de grunwald.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

she'd wear a ban.do


without a doubt. photo by the amazing yelena yemchuk.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

we heart taylor


how lovely is she? looking amazing in no. 88 and also in the may issue of seventeen wearing no. 10.

Monday, April 6, 2009

almost ready


to share with you our new collection of collars.
hip
hip
hooooray!