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.
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.
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.
It’s like an alarm for me, alerting that seasons are changing and it’s that time of the year again – Maniamania time. I’ve realized that the most consistent I’ve ever been about my posts is the update about Maniamania’s new lookbooks, so it’s more like a tradition for me to make a post about the new collection. As much as I love the styling and theme of the new lookbook starring Ruby Jean Wilson; I feel like they started repeating the designs – not that I don’t love the giant crystal necklaces and hand chains, I do – but this collection looks dangerously similar to what the previous Performance and The Modern Utopian collections would give birth to if only they could mate. They supported the magic vibe with owls, skulls, snakes and crystal balls; but if you take them out I feel a little disappointed, not being able to feed the endless need for jewelry inspiration in my heart – in which Maniamania used to have a very special place reserved. I may need …