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Of A Kind Giveaway!

those amazing ladies at Of A Kind are kindly offering another awesome giveaway! this is our fifth together, and i think that 5 might be our lucky number. this time round i got to pick some unique, handmade jewellery pieces that i personally love.

everyone has their way of accessorising. i like bracelets & necklace (the bolder the better), yet seldom wear earrings unless i’m feeling fancy. i also tend to wear one thing at a time, but i know girls who wear everything at once which i think is awesome.

today you have a choice of either a necklace, a pair of earrings, a cuff or a ring – all one Of A Kind, of course. to enter:

(1) leave a comment with your pick (that’s the one you’ll win!) & tell me how you like to accessorise
(2) enter at the Of a Kind x Miss Moss entry page! you’ll be signing up for their newsletter, which is the best.

this is what you’re dealing with: 1. the Golden Ardor Necklace by Highlow Jewelry, a beige clay wonder that can hang with every neckline in your closet, thanks to its adjustable cord. 2. these Mini Quartz Studs by Giant Lion, two diamond-cut quartz stones in a minimalist gold setting. 3. the Ingrid Cuff by Dream Collective, a handmade brass & enamel piece with a cheery motif. 4. the White Diamond Pharos Ring by Steven Shein, probably the most unique ring i ever did see.

you stand a chance to win ONE of the picks in my jewellery edit. so choose wisely…

Miss Moss x Of a Kind Giveaway
Miss Moss x Of a Kind Giveaway - win the Golden Ardor Necklace! Click through to enter.
Miss Moss x Of a Kind Giveaway - win the Golden Ardor Necklace! Click through to enter.
Miss Moss x Of a Kind Giveaway - win these Mini Quartz Studs! Click through to enter.
Miss Moss x Of a Kind Giveaway - win these Mini Quartz Studs! Click through to enter.
Miss Moss x Of a Kind Giveaway - win the Ingrid Cuff! Click through to enter.
Miss Moss x Of a Kind Giveaway - win the Ingrid Cuff! Click through to enter.
Miss Moss x Of a Kind Giveaway - win the White Diamond Pharos Ring! Click through to enter.
Miss Moss x Of a Kind Giveaway - win the White Diamond Pharos Ring! Click through to enter.

if you’ve already subscribed to their newsletter you’re still guaranteed an entry – just be sure to leave a comment! the giveaway is open to anyone anywhere in the world as Of a Kind offers international shipping. readers outside the US must please note that you may be subject to your country’s customs charges / import duties upon arrival. the giveaway ends on Monday 10 March, and the winner will be randomly selected in a lucky draw & notified via email.

Love Dart

i was just talking about bags today, in a conversation with a bestie, and we were discussing what we like and don’t like – how hard it is to find THAT BAG that you love. how, often, all bags just kinda start looking the same and you feel sorta meh by what’s out there. or, they are pretty ordinary and normal – yet super expensive. sometimes you find that sweet spot of a beautiful, individual bag that not every lady on the planet owns, AND that’s not going to set you back a month’s salary.

i am a bit of a tart for a good bag, as you might have noticed. so when i was contacted by Sonia Scarr, who hand makes every single one of her beautiful creations – i thought to myself, “sweet spot”. Love Dart is the name, remember it.

What began as a blog of craft explorations has evolved into a line of handcrafted leather goods and accessories designed and hand-stitched by Sonia. No machines are used in the construction of these goods—we believe hand-crafting creates an intimacy between maker, product, and customer that cannot be found in mass-manufacturing.

all bags & accessories by Love Dart, and available to buy at their online shop.

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Karen Walker x Kenya

Karen Walker teamed up with the UN’S Ethical Fashion Initiative to commission Kenyan artisans to make screenprinted & beaded pouches for her Summer 2014 eyewear collection. some of the artisans involved – machinists, cutters, tailors, production managers, metal workers and members of the Maasai group who create the beading work – are featured in the campaign, which was shot by photographer Derek Henderson (who also shot her previous campaigns).

Ethical Fashion Initiative connects the fashion business with artisans in Africa and Haiti. We provide work for marginalized people who have a strong desire to change their lives. We make it possible for the fashion world to embrace the skills of artisans in the developing world. We guarantee that every beader, every embroider earns not a survival wage, but a decent wage, which allows them to live in a dignified way.

the sunnies are, of course, rad (they will be available in early February) but i just love, love this campaign. and i look forward to seeing more influential fashion houses working with initiatives like this. behind the scenes images courtesy of The New Zealand Herald. Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya

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MOMO

i have been so excited to write this post because it has been weeks (months?) in the making. i first met Neira Zahirovic last year through my husband Anton (he works with her significant other Adrian) and she had been developing a range of bags whose journey i had eagerly been following on Instagram.

Neira is a stylist & wardrobe designer working in Cape Town, and she told me that the idea for the bags came out of the need for and love of a perfect bag – one you could sling on her shoulder, but the straps would be just the right length for digging around in when you’re on the go, the interior would be white so you could actually SEE your keys (genius), you can just give it a wipe in case anything accidentally spills in there (perhaps the bottle of wine you’re carrying to the beach for sundowners?) you could basically carry your world in it, and everything would be okay. and so MOMO was born.

MOMO is an expression of fun and lightness. It’s channeled into whatever captures our imagination and expresses the mood we love – a mood that takes its cue from the colourful, sportif elegance best embodied by the late 80’s. Our first adventure is the Momo “Bag of Paradise” and MomoRomo sandal with MomoJumps (A classic Esprit-Style Jumpsuit) to follow. We encourage a ‘joie de vivre’ approach to fashion that is rooted in sustainability. The notion of classic pieces that are never trend orientated but speak rather of a deeper attachment to a particular sensibility. It is for this reason that our current range of products, as well as those to come, are never seasonal and, as time goes only subject to play and innovation.

i attended a soft launch at the end of last year and picked out my own yellow MOMO, which you may have spotted on Instagram. i’m betting that i am going to be seeing a lot of MOMOs around Cape Town this year. you can contact Neira or Donnet on info@momojumps.com to find out more, or visit their online shop.

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Gamma Folk

i don’t think i will ever tire of braided & woven necklaces. the more i see, the more i like. Gamma Folk is a jewellery line by Brooklyn based designer Lily Piyathaisere, and i like her necklaces a lot. these are from Collection Two, but i think the entire shop is worthing checking out. her pieces are also sold over at Madesmith, which i featured last year.

Our vision is to combine traditional techniques with thoughtful, statement jewelry. Influenced by folk art, mysticism, pop culture and the bauhaus, Gamma Folk is a celebration of aesthetics, experiments in technique and the preservation of craft.

Model: Ali Breslin / Photos: Christine Han / Styling: Ken Baldwin /Art Direction & Styling: Lily Piyathaisere

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Simon and Mary

Simon and Mary is a Johannesburg based millinery that i have been following with eager anticipation on Instagram, where they have slowly been releasing imagery from their AW14 campaign, launching this year. Simon and Mary has a 70 year history, beginning in 1935 when Simon Pozniak’s father Mordechai brought his cap factory from Poland to Johannesburg. Simon grew the business into Africa’s most renowned wool felt hat factory, and today the fourth generation Pozniak, Dean, is continuing his legacy. the name Simon and Mary comes from Simon’s pet name for his beloved wife Leah, he read the book War & Peace while recovering from heart surgery, and Mary is the lead female character.

Simon and Mary was started as a tribute to my grandparents, built on their history of the finest millinery traditions, family values, craftmanship and creating opportunities that contribute to society. Inspired by the styles created by Simon in the past, we aim to constantly reinvent the hat for the modern hat lover. The milliner title has been passed down from generation to generation. Hats are in our blood, it is more than a clothing item, but rather a way of life.

the first feather in the proverbial felt cap of Simon and Mary is being invited to exhibit at Berlin’s Bread and Butter expo, the only South African brand to do so. it’s being held from 14-16 January, so if you’re in the area and you’re keen to see their wares visit their website for more info.

their AW14 campaign features young professionals, artists, curators, sartorialists, creative spirits, entrepreneurs and hat lovers who love, work and play in Joburg. photographed by Aimee Pozniak and Gareth Place.

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The Stowe

i discovered The Stowe while browsing Craft & Culture, who are one of my sponsors – please have a gander on the right and support these amazing shops! designer Molly Spittal makes my kinda bags: simple, functional, leather, and with minimal hardware and detailing. this was the kind of bag that i was looking for in NYC, but in the end i got a beautiful Clare Vivier messenger (which i am not complaining about). if i was on the market for a new bag i would certainly be considering The Stowe. you can buy them at their online shop or through Craft & Culture.

The Stowe began out of a desire to produce beautiful, functional accessories. Using carefully selected materials sourced in North America, the Montréal-based studio designs products to compliment one’s life. Each hand-made item reflects the values of traditional craftsmanship and classic design.

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SuTurno

SuTurno is a Madrid based design company headed by designers Julia Vergara and Javier Gutierrez Bayo. you may remember their beautiful Blondell scarves which made the blog rounds a few months ago. they have just released their new AW13 collection sporting four new prints: the dramatic Ondina, the sparkly Bengala, and the Brick and Inutiles scarves. you can buy them all at their online shop.

The new designs find inspiration in the beauty of the theater drapes, some clay tiles, the so-called Neomudéjar architecture or some personal memories of a family photo shoot. Subtle colouring, hand painted shapes and playful geometry are still ingredients of our style at SuTurno.

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