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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


Bumper Fashion Special No.30

RIGHT. get ready to enjoy a bumper fashion special of epic proportions!

a lovely new lookbook from favourite local jeweller Dear Rae modelled by none other than Mariah:

check out this rad bag label Chiyome:

lovely prints at Lotfi:

loving the the Pour Pourter S/S lookbook, great as always:

the Jesse Kamm ss2013 collection is getting me in the mood for summer:

the new Stone & Honey Arcos collection is beautiful:

Imogene + Willie jeans are the business:

cage necklaces by Fort Standard:

new knitwear by Good Night, Day just in time for the change in seasons:

a DIY scallopped tote bag courtesy of Hetterson and frolic! …complete with bunny:

diggin’ on the Falconwright Fall 2012 lookbook:

rabbit and cat pouches from Fill it with diamonds:

Only Ombre:

quality leather goods from Shannon South:

and, some fashion week coverage…

the Carolina Herrera Spring 2013 collection is ridiiiiiculous:

…as is Oscar de la Renta. obviously.

Apiece Apart 2012:

enjoyed these behind the scenes at Thakoon: