It’s been ages since I bought myself a brand new pair of sunglasses. In fact, I think the last ones were my jet black Ray-Ban Aviators, back in 2010. They’ve proved hard as nails and been totally reliable (despite the fact I’ve been taking nowhere near as good enough care of them as I should have). That said, I feel in need of a change and with the weather getting warmer and sunnier, it just feels like the perfect time… Enter Zylo Eyewear – a company founded in 2013 on the island of Syros by two young, passionate and hard working locals – Eleni Vakondiou and Periklis Therrios. Zylo makes the most gorgeous, hand crafted, wooden glasses and I have fallen hopelessly, head over heels in love with their Twiggy model in Rosewood (see below). I have e-mailed the company asking for a quote (since prices are currently not available online) and have to admit to being slightly apprehensive re: what the answer might be (since my research indicates that prices range from 160 to 260 …
This is one of those posts that don’t really need too many words to put their point across… It’s quite simple really: I am in love with this gorgeous, jersey biker jacket from Next (doesn’t it have a very Chanel- esque vibe to it?) and absolutely need to make it mine. Only problem is, I can’t really decide between the Grey/Ecru and the Ochre version… I’m thinking, with Spring already in the air & this being a seasonal piece an’all, I should go for the latter. At the same time, I’m wondering whether I’d be better off opting for the timeless elegance that black and white exudes. After all, I am (and probably forever will be) a monochromatic lover, at heart… What do you think? [All Images: © 2014 Next Retail Ltd.]
If you follow this blog regularly, you may have noticed my slight obsession with statement necklaces. This last year has made me quite the happy camper, with a vast array of amazing designs available for all budgets – and my latest find is the Topshop Hexagon Collar pictured above. I find it extremely chic, yet somehow edgy (a.k.a. exactly up my alley) and will be putting in an order for it as soon as I finish typing this ASAP. What do you think? Love it or hate it?
I just discovered Cadenzza, an amazing online jewellery store. Along with it I also discovered, among many others, Mr. Anton Heunis & his timelessly elegant range of handmade jewellery. His stunning pieces include “drop earrings, pendants, cluster necklaces and rings – all plated in gold, silver, rhodium or gunmetal and set with Swarovski crystals or resin and glass stones“. Technical details aside all of his designs are simply jaw- dropping and, if I have to be honest, I think you owe it to yourself to visit Cadenzza & order something! Darn, that’s exactly what I would have done, if only online orders could be shipped to Greece (instead, I’m just dying a bit inside…). Off to look into whether I can get these elsewhere. If you happen to have any idea, do leave a comment below. [Image: © Cadenzza/ Anton Heunis]
I’ve always thought that Accessorize offers chic & fashionable bag options for every season and a recent visit to their store only served to confirm that. Their spring collection is just lovely and amongst all the beautiful & colorful designs I spotted this little gem. The eco- friendly ‘Georgia’ features a contemporary winged design, with carry handles, an optional cross-body strap and two interior compartments and comes in four colors (coral, green, lilac & navy). I’m personally in love with the lilac version and (at £32 = app. 39€) will certainly be picking it up before it sells out (as I’m sure it will, sooner rather than later). For those who prefer online shopping the particular model is available via the Accessorize website (which now ships to over 100 countries).