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.
I mean on your ear, the next VERY BIG thing that would most possibly make your lobes permanently stretch a tiny bit but it’s worth it because Céline says so. Just grab any huge, metal, geometrical, perfectly imperfect earring you find and your jewelry game for this winter is on point.
Just in time to celebrate the meteor shower, summer’s biggest jewelry trend is huge moon earrings and when I say moon I mean half moon, full moon, disc, half circle, full circle – the whole deal, thanks to pre-fall 2015 Celine. Now I’m normally not a big fan of carrying huge weights on my earlobes, or wearing earrings in general for that matter, but the minimal statement factor of these pieces are calling out to me.