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.
Even if she wasn’t creating clean but bad ass, minimal and original jewelry I probably would have discovered Vibe Harsløf somewhere down the road, mainly because she’s been working with one of my my favorite Danish girls Emma Leth for the past 8 years in every single collection she made which are strongly influenced by contrasted gritty sub-cultures and classic Scandinavian design tradition. For Vibe, the designs must be wearable, but she likes to challenge the wearer with jewelry that often needs to be seen on a body to make sense. Good news: even if you hate bling on your skin (hot days!) you can make your sneakers wear her jewelry. Best news, her designs are being sold at Need Supply so dive in!
The saying once you pop you can’t stop isn’t necessarily applicable only to Pringles or tattoos – add piercings on that list too. As I don’t have any piercings on my body other than the tiny little holes in my ears, my piercing craze is over earrings only. When I was in high school and had to wear uniforms with strict rules, the burlington socks and the studs on my ears were the only things that helped me express my personality through clothing. I had three on one ear and four on the other ear, had the most fun playing with’em until the directrice realized it and forced me to take them off, making the holes close up, leaving me utterly disappointed. Never considered punching more holes again but lately, I’m considering it. Now that I got the tattoo thing out of my system I need something else to play with.