accessories

AÃRK Collective

AÃRK Collective is a Melbourne based company that deals in some of the spiffiest watches I’ve seen in a while. but not only that, the design details of their website and all their collateral is so brilliant. i love it when the branding of a company wins me over almost more than their products (almost).

We make ideas come to life to showcase our vision. We believe in good design, long lasting products and connecting with likeminded individuals. We are small, independent, based in Melbourne and proud of it. This is our way to keep things personal. Our approach is simple, honest and heartfelt. We create what we feel and do it because we love it. Our timepieces are a reflection of us; who we are, what we love and everything we believe in. We are AÃRK Collective.

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Lee Coren

when i was in school i took textile design for a year as part of my art course. it wasn’t really textile design, i didn’t actually do any screen printing and everything was kind of laissez-faire in that high school art kind of way. but i did gain a lot of respect for textile designers due to the finer points of the craft.

so i’m always excited to discover new people who make beautiful things in the textile field. Israeli designer Lee Coren got in touch with me about her pattern collection which she screen prints onto scarves, clutches and totes. you can buy pieces from her collection at her Etsy shop.

The main collection is called ‘Local Environment’ – in which I took forgotten local icons that are most common in typical Israeli cities, such as curved window bars and plastic shutters, and brought them back to life in a fresh perspective through modern textiles patterns, that will then return to the city as quality scarves and bags.

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Girl & Graaf

i got the sweetest email from Lauren sharing the campaign for her recently opened online boutique Girl & Graaf. Lauren says she took a lot of inspiration from the blog in creating the campaign, so i guess things have come full circle around here! and what a beautiful shop (and photoshoot!) it is, i am definitely coveting those washable gold bags.

 

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Curious Creatures Giveaway

if you’re on the lookout for something special for a friend, sister, mom, girlfriend (or you simply wish to treat yo self) then you’ll be wanting to be entering this giveaway from Curious Creatures. shop owner Larissa makes “curious handmade things” like beautiful necklaces, bracelets, earrings and even hand dyed silk scarves. she’s also been working on some hand dyed silk tees which i hope to see in her shop soon…

so, you stand a chance to win a $40 gift voucher to buy anything you desire from Curious Creatures. to enter [1] have a browse around the shop and leave a comment telling me what your favourite thing is + [2] like Curious Creatures on Facebook.

Larissa is also offering a 10% discount on all items till 31 December, just use the code missmoss10 at checkout.

the giveaway is open to all readers worldwide, but your package might be subject to your country’s import duties & taxes. giveaway closes Monday 17 December, winner will be drawn at random. if you’re already a fan of Curious Creatures on Facebook you are still eligible to win.

TEN & Co.

thanks to Zinzi and Lizzie for introducing me to TEN & Co. – a shoe label that specialises in oxfords that are handmade from vintage Moroccan rugs & supple leather. designer Tory Noll was on a trip to Morocco when she stumbled upon a tiny shoe shop in Marrakech and on a whim had some simple oxfords made from scraps of carpet – and so TEN & Co. was born.

Every pair of TEN & Co. shoes is cut from unique vintage and antique hand-woven Moroccan rugs and supple leathers.  We scour rug auctions, souks, Marrakech flea markets and the Atlas mountains to find strong, colorful rugs and blankets that tell a story in each shoe.   Handmade in small batches by a cobbler in Marrakech, our shoes combine a classic Oxford with the vibrant colors and patterns of North Africa.

the beautiful lookbook was shot by Adam Hribar, art directed by Priya Sanghvi & Dan Goldstein, and styled by Leila Thurtell and Eva McCausland.

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Good Hair

i haven’t been able to get the beautiful hair accessories by Brook&Lyn and Jujumade out of my mind since they launched their LA colab series recently. why don’t we dress up our hair more? i’m not one to talk, since i barely ever wear my hair out of a top knot (yes i’m one of those). but it would be nice to see our tresses a bit more jazzed up. not in a diamanté alice band way (shudder) – just in a casual “oh this ceramic barrette? i wear it all the time” way.

also reminded me of this revelation that bobby pins were actually invented to be inserted crinkle side down. did you know that? i did not, and judging by all the ladies in my twitter feed neither did they.

jujumade + brook&lyn hair accessories:

simple bobby pins at vanessa jackman:

maison michel for opening ceremony:

after dark copper hair cuff:

which you can achieve using an oysho copper hair tie:

always love the hair tutorials from a cup of jo:

also dig the DIY do’s from refinery29:

how to do a halo braid:

simple golden flower hair pins:

grecian leaf head piece:

floral haircomb by ginny & jude:

an elk antler (!) hair comb:

fun hair ties from anthropologie:

even funner match stick bobby pins by kate spade:

rodarte deco ball hair comb:

going a bit older now, a beautiful art nouveau hair comb:

 

more antique hair combs:

even older, hair combs from the qing dynasty:

 

 

and, unrelated by kind of related…

hair portraits by elizabeth mayville:

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Of A Kind Giveaway: Pick Your Own

man alive i’m so happy to present another awesome giveaway thanks to Of A Kind! since this is the third one i’m doing with those wonderful ladies we thought it would be nice to give you THREE THINGS to choose from.

a little bit about Of A Kind - in case you didn’t know or perhaps you’re using the internet for the first time – Claire & Erica commission emerging independent designers to create one of a kind pieces in limited editions for you to shop. if you’re not into reading then just watch this cute video all about them and their business.

today you can win one of three items from the Of A Kind editions:  Erica Weiner’s classy-shassy Confetti Squares Bracelet or Love Mert’s utilitarian and stylin’ Kroller Tote or Feliks + Adrik’s free-wheeling Desert Sun Studs.

all you have to do to enter is: (1) sign up on the mega fancy Of A Kind giveaway page and (2) leave a comment telling me which of the three pieces is your style – and that’s the one you will win if your name is drawn.

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 5 November, and the winner will be randomly selected in a lucky draw. if you’re already subscribed to their newsletter you’re still guaranteed an entry – just be sure to leave a comment!