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Thursday, August 26, 2010

J'Marie Bowtique, a Product Review

Last week, I was in touch with Nina De, the owner of J'Marie Bowtique. J'Marie is a boutique on Facebook that sells handmade bows, flower clips, and dabbles in some resale with infant items, and children's clothing.

For her review, Nina sent me two clips. The first is a cute variation of the Korker bow done in Leopard Print, Black, and Red.

As far as traditional korkers go, this isn't it. But, I love how she did this one. The korkers are made with wider ribbon in smaller cuts, and the leopard print ribbon is even soft and fuzzy. The over all effect of using both wider ribbon and small cuts reminds me of a wild petaled flower. The ribbons span out from the center in wild dissaray that I think would work great for kids who are out of the cutesy pastels, and into fun, funky, and wild.

The addition of the leopard print just adds to the wild nature of the bow. This clip is attached to a lined alligator clip, and sat secure when I slipped it on. It would also go great with a brown, red, or black crochet style headband, and slipped onto my headband easily.

Overall, this was a cute bow, and I would totally recommend it. J'Marie Bowtique sells this style of Korker bow for just $5.00. A great statement bow!

Next up, I received a purple flower clip, complete with feathers. This clip uses a nice deep purple colored mum style flower, and has a button center that at first glance, looked like jet bugle beads coiled in a circle. This clip has a small array of super fuzzy and soft black feathers attached to one side as well.

My first thoughts on this flower clip was how sophisticated and beautiful it is. I could see a teen girl wearing this to her homecoming dance, or a bridal party wearing them to the wedding. This style really reminds me of the old flapper style from the 20's.

The flower is lined on the back side with a circle of felt, and attached to a lined double pronged alligator clip.

 In addition to the purple I as sent, J'Marie has these in Orange and Pink, and they sell for a modest $5.00 each. This clip would work equally great with a children's Christmas dress or Halloween costume, as it would on a Homecoming Queen.

In addition to looking cute alone, I also attached it to a black crochet style headband, and it also rocked that.

I love this flower! (and I'm totally considering ordering one for myself!)

My interactions with Nina from J'Marie Bowtique have been easy, and she has great customer service. Her shop has a good selection of kid oriented items, and items suited for the older crowd as well.

Her shop receives 2 thumbs up from me- Nina, I love your work, keep up the good job!!

Find J'Marie Bowtique on Facebook!

Check back later this week for details on TWO giveaways! One for each of the clips above!


  1. I am in love with that flower/feather clip! I can definitely see myself wearing it! I will look for her on facebook! Thanks!