All posts tagged: accessories

Get stoned

The last few seasons have seen blinged-up accessories adorning the catwalks and retail shelves everywhere. Statement neckpieces with shiny stones, finer jewelry with diamonds and diamanté, as well as coloured gemstones to finish off an outfit of the day perfectly. Now, it’s all about returning to the roughest form of the stone – uncut and unpolished. So, If you’re looking for a little something to spoil yourself with, or an inexpensive accessory to add to the upcoming season’s wardrobe, then find yourself a piece of jewellery or an accessory with a raw gemstone or crystal. The choice is endless – think Moonstone, Aquamarine, Morganite, Agate or Rose Quarts – but make sure that the look is unfinished and raw to wear this micro-trend perfectly. Raw stones are also recognised as carrying certain healing qualities within them, but whether you believe in these powers to heal or not, you can’t deny that they have an innate natural beauty that brings an ethereal quality with them.     Yale Sonia Bourbon & Bowties Christina Rose Jewelry Fresh …

Wishing for the hippest arm candy

You may have seen these gorgeous multi-coloured wrist adornments in the last few years when they’ve become awesomely popular, but do you know the story behind these colourful strings? Created by two Parisian women, Jenny and Delphine, who were inspired after their travels in Brazil and as the story goes, these coloured ribbons are given out to visitors in the city of Salvador, Brazil as a symbol of luck. They are tied onto the left wrist by a third party – each one tied with three knots and each knot comes with a wish made by the wearer. Once they have aged and finally fall off it is believe that your wishes have come true. The Hipanema duo used the idea of these multicoloured ribbons and devised a way for us to wear them as a fashion accessory – taking 200-year old tradition and making it trés boho chic. Each bracelet has a few strands of coloured ribbon, pearls, beading, shells and threads that join onto a chic magnetised clasp which make it super easy to wrap around …

Crocking it in Thailand

I didn’t take much convincing for me to try almost every bag in this chaotic little store, The Bangkok Bootery, in Bangtao Beach in Phuket, lucky for me i’m not intimidated by giant crocodiles with fierce teeth! Almost every inch of the floor was covered in shoe boxes with shoes on top, the wall shelves filled with clutch handbags, hangers with croc skin and Python skin jackets and loads of crocodile skins – head and all – hung upside down on the ceiling. Farming crocodiles is a pretty big thing in Thailand, in fact according one story in the Bangkok Post, “Thailand has the largest crocodile farming industry in the world and famous international fashion brands source their exotic skins from the kingdom”. The manager of The Bangkok Bootery store told me that they buy the skins from registered farms and then you can have anything made on site. Any shape and in pretty much any colour! A fashionistas dream right there! Bangkok Bootery, Canal Shopping Village, Laguna Hotel, Cherntalay, Phuket.