jewellery

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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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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Tiro Tiro: Cercis

dearest readers, i apologise sincerely for enabling your shopping habit. but the Tiro Tiro Cercis collection is too good. the Cercis necklace is probably my favourite.

Tiro comes from the latin word for a beginner or novice. Tiro Tiro embraces an era of experimentation and improvisation, drawing from our years of practice and honed expertise and then making things up as we go. Evolving and exploring new mediums and techniques, we allow the materials to guide us, finding that some of our best work happens by accident. In addition to jewelry, we look forward to offering limited runs of small sculptural works and complementary wares.

photography by Cara Denison. braids by Alison Brislin.

Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis
Tiro Tiro: Cercis

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Seaworthy SS15

while i was away Marisa from Seaworthy sent me the lookbook for her new SS15 collection Meta. i have blogged about her beautiful pieces before, and she even sponsored the blog for a time – so I am always excited to see what she has in store.

Meta being the prefix that often means later, after or beyond. This collection feels like the natural progression for Seaworthy – we’ve added fine metals and more sophisticated silhouettes.  As well as pieces that are designed to have options. Like wearing the Lanata necklace short or long and how the Inga can morph from a double layer to a single drop.

her lookbooks are also always so gorgeous. the photography and layout is by Mikola Accuardi, styling by Sarah Radcliffe of Yo Vintage, hair and makeup by Kassandra Sommerville. modeled by Emily Mills. Portland is brimming with some talented women.

shop the collection here. my favourites are the Carica earrings and the Leilus necklace.

Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15
Seaworthy SS15

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