Pick Of The Week

Friday, January 18, 2013

We are all familiar with the Greek myth of Leda and the Swan. But it is unequivocally the classicism and evocations of beauty that the tale and Tuscan jewelry label LedaOtto share, as far as similarities go. Borne from the creative minds of two young designers Simona Cassai and Marta Saletti, the name LedaOtto was formed from the first name of their respective grandparents. Having embarked on multidisciplinary formative paths—from Economics to the Istituto Europeo of Design—the dapper duo created their first collection in 2010, and it proved to be more than a dip of their toes in the water that is the world of haute fashion accessories.

Made in Italy, each piece betokens the blueprint of a famous cultural, historical or religious iconic building from the city and beyond on a structure of 24-karat gold, rhodium, and ruthenium-plated brass. Fusing craftsmanship and design, each item is then brought to life through a painstaking pairing of raw materials like brass sheets, plexiglass and semi-precious stones, guaranteeing that the jewelry and accessories are nickel free, hypoallergenic and long-lasting. 


Trend Report
Spring/Summer 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Our Spring/Summer 2013 trend report is here! 

 (left to right: Christopher Kane, Bottega Veneta, Lanvin)
The runways are looking up and radiant in paint box palettes, with yellow taking the spotlight. The hue kicks back this season in gamuts of pastel, muted mustard and bright citron. Incorporate bright accessories to amp up a classic wardrobe.


 (left to right: Givenchy, Balenciaga, Marni)
Spring/Summer 2013's key silhouette speaks a language of air and volumes. Billowing ruffles demand to be styled against minimalist separates for impeccable sartorial sophistication, while neutral colours will boast this detail to all its glory.


 (left to right: Chloe, Marni, Mulberry)
The classic work shirt gets a minimalist update. Crisp enough for work under a pantsuit yet it can also be dressed down for the weekends with cullotes and wedges. Clasp on a statement choker to frame the neckline for a fashion forward take on this trend.


 (left to right: Proenza Schouler, Lanvin, Marni)
With technology comes pragmatic design - a slimline document clutch allows iPad or small laptop to be carried in style, and also doubles as a sophisticated arm candy for day or night. This style is a must have for every woman on the go to hop from the office desk straight to the dancefloor.


(left to right: Marni, Lanvin, Chloe)
If 2012 was all about adorning the decolletage, this year it's time to wear your heart on your wrist. Opt for architectural structures or show-stopping embellishments as a trendsetting statement. Hammered texture and gold toned metal from the likes of Herve Van Der Straeten and Erickson Beamon will shine best amongst an all black ensemble.


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