I recently discovered this Mexican jewelry brand called Ishi. I believe the designer behind this amazing endeavor is Regina Barrios. Ishi works with local artisans in Mexico to create “amulets, pieces that carry the good vibes of the people that make them and the energy of the materials we use. Our goal is to create beautiful accessories that enrich our customers’ lives as well as to promote the professional and creative development of our artisans” (via their website http://ishi.mx/about). You can see the intricate craftsmanship in their pieces; they are very raw and natural and that is why I think I’m so attracted to this brand. The materials used are simple.
In the last couple months I haven’t been able to stop myself and I’ve bought 2 different pieces and got 1 as a gift from a friend. This brand has a store in Mexico City, which I really love (only store I actually buy anything in, in Mexico) called Lago DF. They carry different clothing brands, but only Ishi jewelry. Everyone I take to the store falls in love with it immediately and they all leave with at least 1 piece of jewelry.
How amazing is this Irene Neuwirth that Lena Dunham got to wear to the CFDA Fashion Awards. I really love the mix of colors, gems and shapes. Please note the bunnies by the opal.. and obviously the OPAL! ❤ Also love the random diamonds scattered around the necklace. Stunning.
P.S. Take a look at this gorgeous hair brooch she made!
(All images via the IG accounts of: @ireneneuwirth and @lenadunham )
I recently discovered this Canadian brand called Forestiere designed by Sara K. MacLellan… Wow, I’m speechless. It is so great to encounter such fresh ideas at this moment in time when it is hard to find authentic uniqueness. What an incredible vision. Everything from their designs to the company’s core values is just AMAZING. I think the name in itself (Forestiere) makes understand that their main inspiration was nature and a passion for the world.
You can see the high quality in these hand-crafted, fibre based jewelry. The earthy and even pastel color tones makes these pieces a specific characteristic. One of the things that I love to see most about jewelry brands/designers is when they transmit their passion through the telling of their materials and the making of their products. Forestiere uses organic and ethically sourced materials in order to decrease their environmental impact.. How can you have so much awesomeness under one roof? I don’t know but here’s the proof that it can be done!
In my opinion there isn’t anything better in design (in all types of design: jewelry, interior, graphic… etc) than simple and clean done elegantly and right. That is what Forestiere is all about. Even their beautiful and minimalist websites follows the style of their jewelry designs. What is even a bigger plus (at least for me) is that with simplicity in mind they have a hint of tribal jewlery.
I hadn’t written in a while because I hadn’t felt inspired until I found Forestiere. So I’m serious when I say it is worth taking a look at their company and their designs. Visit their website here: http://www.forestiere.ca
(All images via: http://www.forestiere.ca)