Looking for some super-chic unique Jewelry by an independent designer? Look no further than Boticca.com – check out what’s new from my personal fave India-based designer, Eina Aluwalia.
If you haven’t been there already, you NEED to go and check out the beautiful handmade jewelry on Boticca.com. It’s all from amazing independent designers, each of them with their own profiles and collections on the site. In a sea of ‘handmade’ Boticca.com is a cut above the rest because it’s curated, which means a team of expert fashionistas get to decide what goes on the site based on quality, style, and the reputation of the designer themselves. Eina Ahluwalia is hailed as India’s first conceptual jewelry artist. Firmly believing in the importance of making a concerted move away from factory-designed products to those made by real artisans with real passions and stories, Eina now sells her collections through Boticca:
“The creative process begins with a lot of coffee and angst. I have to reach within myself and sift through a lot of thoughts and ideas to find the one strong story that needs to be shared.” – Eina Ahluwalia
Eina is one of more than 250 designers from 40+ countries all over the world now selling her pieces through Boticca, which is actually the only place on the net that you can feel that amazing sense of discovery you get when you find a rare, one-off trinket on your travels. Check out my favorite piece below!
Traditionally, a Kirpan is a small symbolic sword worn on the body by Sikhs – a warrior race that acted to protect oppressed communities from Mughal rule in India. Amazingly, this piece, which can be worn at several different lengths, is 100% handcrafted, featuring intricate fretwork on brass with 22-karat gold plating.
There are so many beautiful and very different pieces on the site, too. More than 6,000 items, in fact! Feast your peepers on these stunners, for example:
Malaga necklace – Jolita Jewellery
Clemence woven necklace in pink/orange – Jennifer Loiselle
In a Sentimental Mood Necklace – Maria Zureta
Visit Boticca’s homepage and be sure to browse the site properly –the blog, style ideas and designer stories are a good read, too!
Love the elegant simplicity of Joe Fresh’s line particularly the impeccably detailed accessories. The retro inspired sunglasses pictured here highlight Joe Fresh’s modern designs mixed with classic grace (the sunglasses definitely have a Jackie O vibe!). Just the playful pair of shades you’ll need this spring. For more info visit – Joefresh.com
Twisted Silver has done it again…this time with a new “twist” on traditional pearls! Preserved in divine deterioration, the Love Knot earrings (pictured below) resonate with character and are forged from salvaged glass pearls circa 1950’s era Japan. Perfect for day or night with shorts or a LBD. Check out what I’d wear them with below!
The Love Knot earrings can be found at twisted-silver.com. Use code INSIDERS for 15% off of your purchase!
Twisted Silver is having a Mother’s Day Flash Sale today from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pacific time. Incredible deals await the fashionably twisted Mama! There will also be a LIVE Facebook event with pictures being posted throughout the sale, including instant comment interactions and style tips on the sale items. On orders of $100 or more (if you post your purchase on Twisted Silver Facebook page) they’ll throw in a pair of earrings!
Although Twisted Silver’s Tokyo Bangle is bold enough to wear alone, its delicate and simple design easily pairs with the Tokyo earrings and even the Checker’s Bracelet or the Flatiron (displayed below). This charm bangle is inspired by the street fashion of Shinjuko, Tokyo and a portion of the proceeds from all Tokyo designs will go towards relief efforts.
Dancing with the Stars contestant Chelsea Kane in a Jules Smith Good Luck Jelly bracelet while at rehearsal in Los Angeles for Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday, March 8th. Click here for more info on the Good Luck Jelly.