accessories

Pichulik: Baraka

the new Pichulik SS15 range Baraka has just launched, and i’m really into the limited colour palette Kat has gone for. she drew her inspiration from the architecture of North Africa and the Middle East (the name barakah means “blessing” in Arabic)

The colours and designs evoke the religious talismans of the Berber of Morocco and prayer satchels used throughout the region. Green and gold are sacred in Islam as they represent paradise while the blue, the colour of protection, is reminiscent of the indigo robes worn by the Tuareg and the colours found in the 400-year-old Sultan Ahmet Camii, Istanbul’s Blue Mosque.

photography kope figgins | wardrobe kat van duinen | make-up nandi kai

Pichulik: Baraka
Pichulik: Baraka
Pichulik: Baraka
Pichulik: Baraka
Pichulik: Baraka
Pichulik: Baraka
Pichulik: Baraka
Pichulik: Baraka

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Dear Rae: Let’s get Tropsi

one of the weird highlights of my blogging ‘career’ has been getting emails from guys who want to propose to their girlfriends and need advice on an engagement ring. it’s a tough thing to give advice on, and such a personal choice too! my first piece of advice is always that you don’t need to buy a huge big diamond. in fact, you don’t need to buy a diamond at all.

but my second most important piece of advice is: speak to a great jewellery designer. and then i send them to Karin of Dear Rae (who designed my own ring). besides special occasion rings, Dear Rae is of course well known for their wonderful jewellery collections. this week they are launching their SS15 collection Let’s Get Tropsi.

This range is inspired by sensations of Summer; the bright sun, cool leafy shade and the feeling of fruity juice running down your chin. Let’s get Tropsi showcases all things tropical. Karin says: “This new range was inspired by the raw, lush and leisurely nature of my surroundings. I found that most of my designs hold aspects of naive shapes, capturing the light heartedness of summer.”

soon available at their online shop. lookbook photography by We Love Pictures.

Dear Rae // Let's Get TROPSI
Dear Rae // Let's Get TROPSI
Dear Rae // Let's Get TROPSI
Dear Rae // Let's Get TROPSI
Dear Rae // Let's Get TROPSI
Dear Rae // Let's Get TROPSI
Dear Rae // Let's Get TROPSI
Dear Rae // Let's Get TROPSI

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Fait La Force

NY based designer Emma Allen has been volunteering in Haiti since she was a teen. On a trip to seek out production capabilities, in the hopes of using her design skills to foster job creation, she met Chandler Hamilton and her husband and Josh – who have been working with artisans in Haiti for the past 4 years. together Chandler and Emma founded Fait La Force, which aims to encourage creativity and economic development in the country.

We work hand in hand with artisans across Haiti to create thoughtfully designed products with local resources and a mix of modern and traditional techniques. Our products are made with care and integrity by artisans in our workshop in Port au Prince, as well as our artisan partners across the country. We strive to create an uplifting work environment fostering collaborations between our artisans and like-minded brands and designers.

they just launched their debut collection, available at their online shop. you can also follow their journey on Instagram – how great is this shot?!

Fait La Force
Fait La Force
Fait La Force
Fait La Force
Fait La Force
Fait La Force
Fait La Force
Fait La Force
Fait La Force
Fait La Force
Fait La Force
Fait La Force

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Coyote Negro

Coyote Negro is the label of Brooklyn based designer Melissa Hernández, who just released her first collection Spectra. the lookbook was shot by creative duo Nosotrus – i love the clever use of mirrors and reflections. that Reflejo ring is out of this world!

S P Ê C T R Ä is where light and form collide. Reflection versus refraction. It brings out all of the aforementioned & shines a new light with this collection of statement pieces. Everything we do is handcrafted in Brooklyn, NY and locally sourced.

Coyote Negro
Coyote Negro
Coyote Negro
Coyote Negro
Coyote Negro
Coyote Negro
Coyote Negro
Coyote Negro
Coyote Negro
Coyote Negro
Coyote Negro

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Olivia Terrell

sometimes i like jewellery to be delicate & almost unnoticeable, something that peeks out from the folds of your blouse or is so innocuous you only notice when the light catches it at a certain angle. other times, i want my jewellery to be so big and bold that strangers stop me in the street to ask where i got it. i think designer Olivia Terrell treads this line pretty well.

olivia is a jewelry artist, designer, & maker living in madrid, spain with her husband. born and raised in nashville, tennessee, olivia has always been influenced by her southern roots, but now with her spanish surroundings, she is finding new inspiration in the culture, colors, architecture, food, & vibrant people she encounters. olivia values the process of creation, and loves watching each piece go from initial sketch to final product. the beauty of her craft & handiwork is that there are never two exactly identical pieces: there are imperfections; there are flaws. it’s a sign of life & a gift: from the maker to the wearer.

lookbook photography by Iciar J. Carrasco.

Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery
Olivia Terrell Jewellery

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All Hands

Jen Stillwell is a designer based in NYC who started her leather company All Hands when she was working on a ship, travelling around the world as a member of an artisan development fund aimed at promoting and supporting indigenous artisans. her pieces are SO SO SO beautiful. this one in particular made my heart beat a little faster.

In order to combat the extreme solitude that sometimes comes with living at sea, I set up a portable leather studio in the bow of the ship. It was during this time that I decided to start creating my own designs after years of apprenticing for various master leather craftsmen both in Argentina and the UK. It is my goal to start with domestic production of goods, and over time to move a percentage of my production overseas to artisan groups and women’s collectives in order to help support a sense of purpose, pride, better wages and fairer working conditions in communities which may not otherwise support these ideals.

All Hands on deck. buy them here.

All Hands

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Toino Abel

Toino Abel was started by Nuno Henriques with the aim to preserve the tradition of Portuguese reed basket weaving. Nuno’s great-grandfather José began his basket-weaving business in the small Portuguese village of Castanheira, and today the business is still run by Nuno’s grand-aunt and employs 6 weavers who make the baskets by hand just as they have always been made.

My great-grandfather initiated this craft of weaving seemingly fragile materials into sturdy objects. The reed baskets became popular in the entire country and are now seen as part of our Portuguese heritage. Nevertheless, today the craft is at risk to come to an end. Once the last generation of remaining craftsmen and women pass away, the Portuguese tradition of reed basket making might die out with them. Toino Abel aims to preserve, cherish and share this beautiful craft with you. Each basket has been manufactured in the same technique throughout generations in a strictly handmade process. We aim to keep it that way and carry on the tradition.

you can buy them on Etsy.

Toino Abel

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Jewels Quatre

another edition of Jewels! it’s been a while.

please click on the images to be taken to the relevant shop / designer.

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