I think there are two types of people out there who wear religious jewelry: actually religious people and atheists who doesn’t care and just in it for the fashion. I belong to the latter group, though I usually refrain from wearing symbolic logos, flags, faces of all kind – not because I’m not political but because I don’t want to be mistaken for anything I’m not. Case in point, I have a David’s star necklace in my jewelry box since my childhood but haven’t worn it like ever because of all its religious and political weight that I don’t want to carry around my neck. I also have an old cross I bought in high school just because I love the shape and I think it’s time to dust it off & add some more medallions to the collection because lately I’m all about gold chunky chains and small religious pendants.
File this under “I didn’t see that coming but I should have because apparently everything, and I mean literally everything, comes back in fashion at some point”. Hoop earrings are not only acceptable but they are very much “the” jewelry of the fall season now. Just make sure to keep your hair laid back with minimum (actually 0) accessories, try to wear a single or toned down duo of colors and minimal looks with it and best of all, wear it only on one ear and leave the other one naked.
I’ve never been more grateful for those annoying Pinterest summer photos with perfectly tanned (and toned) women lying on endless sand beaches with the best pieces of accessories you’d never be able to pull of when sweating that much; because one of those led me to Coyote Negro, the Brooklyn based design project of Puerto Rican Art Director Melissa Hernández. She’s currently exploring jewelry as a sculptural wearable element and designing pieces that strive to surpass time and seasons without losing relevancy. She also collaborated with Los Tejedores, a project from Santo Domingo that links the tradition of weaving with natural materials with contemporary design, and created the perfect summer hat made of coconut leaf fiber (hand weaved in Haiti) and an adjustable strap made of natural tanned leather and white brass, handcrafted in NYC. God bless creative people and beautiful things.
I want to see the hands (comments) of all 90’s kids who walked around with a velvet stretchy choker for the better half of their childhood/teenage years after watching Leon: The Professional and I want them to tell me they are not getting sentimental about this 90’s trend coming back hard because I’ve been feeling weird. Around 10 years after that Leon era, on a hectic spring cleaning day, I got so mad at myself for ever thinking that thing was cool and swore to never ever wear anything like that again but here we are, shopping for tattoo chokers, velvet chokers or simply anything wrapped around your neck that’s a call from the 90’s. I wonder what my future self will say about these in 10 years…
Exactly 6 years ago when I started this blog my only aim was to share my inspirations with the world and the thing I loved the most was writing about emerging designers I found out about. As time passed it has become more about shopping guides, new collections and my style in general but the joy I get from introducing awesome new brands, especially local ones, to my followers is still as strong as day 1. I discovered LLY Atelier at souk Montreal two weeks ago and immediately fell in love as it was the most striking stand with unique pieces all made by hand in the studio by designer Agathe Bodineau. Her latest raw and refined collection A Contrario consists of materials such as solid silver and bronze as well as minerals, resins, leather and hair, structured around clean lines and geological shapes.