Today’s Inspiration: Wow!

Wow, simply wow! Obsessed with this necklace. Couture Show uploaded this to their IG account @by_couture, a beautiful piece by Melissa Kaye

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Forestiere, simple inspiration

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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!

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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

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(All images via: http://www.forestiere.ca)

Mood of the Day: Maasai Inspiration

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The Maasai people are native to Kenya and Tanzania. I had the wonderful opportunity of experiencing a bit of their culture during a trip I took to Kenya and Tanzania a few years back. Their lives are very humble but at the same time very complicated… There really is nothing 6584d6c7db9388d8a918da4e63c62e58more stressful than having to live with the worry of Lions or other animals from the wild African plains attacking you, your family or community. It was very interesting talking to them and learning a bit about their lives in the wilderness.

One of the things that I remember the most is the jewelry. I remember I found it so beautiful. What I find amazing is how although there are many countries/societies that use beads to make jewelry they are all completely different. Mexico’s beaded jewelry is completely different form that of a Maasai or a South African. Everything is different, the patterns, the colors and even the jewelry in itself. The Maasai jewelry is spectacular, the accessories in general are amazing. The designs are extremely unique but they are designs that could easily be worn by anyone anywhere, not only by the Maasais.

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The Maasai inspired jewelry has been seen in the fashion world countless times. I love it! I really enjoy their whole concept and the colors, therefore I really appreciate fashion pieces when you can see they have a Maasai influence.

Oliva Palmero, a fashion icon for many, is the ambassador to a charity called The Maasai Project started with a company called Pikolinos. This charity is amazing and it supports the Maasai as well as gives people the chance to learn more about them. You can see Olivia Palmero wearing a lot of the Massai pieces and looking fabulous. You can read more of The Maasai Project here: http://www.oliviapalermo.com/the-maasai-project-a-charity-catchup/.

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Mood of the Day: A Retro #tbt

Linda Evangelista in Chanel

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I think the fashion and model industry got to it’s peak during the era of THE supermodels (Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell.. and so on) in the late 80’s and 90’s. I wish I could’ve lived my early twenties then. I just feel that people were so open to anything (both in fashion and in life) that designers could go crazy and basically do anything they wanted and it could easily become a fashion trend.

Although now days we might think some outfits or hairdos look ridiculous, there was a certain flair, coolness and chicness to that style that cannot be copied and which you probably needed to experience it then to understand it. Still, I’m pretty sure that there’s a lot of things people that lived during those years probably regret wearing.

I mean high-waisted sweatpants, white sneakers and Chanel chains? Yes please Linda!

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