Without magic reindeer (or a pack of assistants), it can be tough to find time to wash your hair, much less hunt down great gifts. No problem! Our last-minute gift guide will help you find great designers with super-fast shipping options. P.S. If your favorite designer isn’t here, drop him or her a line and see if you can figure something out. Click here to see our guide.
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Don’t get us wrong, the Boticca office is a very happy place. However, there are times when London’s grey skies can get us down. That’s when we start dreaming of holidays in far-flung locales. At the moment, our sights are set on the land Down Under. Australia’s incredible natural beauty and relaxed culture are certainly appealing, but the trek from London is… rough.
Since easyJet hasn’t nailed down a LHR>MEL route yet, we’ll satiate our appetite for all things Aussie with gorgeous photos of the landscape… and pieces from inSync Design, a collection of abstract jewelry based in Melbourne, Australia. The lightweight “Line” pieces come in a variety of colors and finishes and are great summer pieces. The graphic “Pebble” pieces are subtle but interesting conversation-starters.
While we’re on the subject of our favorite Aussies, let’s talk about scarves from another Melbourne-based brand, Kish & Evie Goodness. This Australian duo creates soft, fun scarves and shawls that feature spotlight-hogging embroidery. The team is as sweet as their scarves – an email from Kish is enough to make you adopt that optimistic Aussie attitude, even if it’s only for a few hours.
At the moment, we’re practically devouring this shot of the 12 Apostles in Victoria, not far from Melbourne. Where would you like to go?
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Another week, another influx of amazingly creative and unique independent designers for Boticca.
Designing her pieces on the basis that accessories allow the wearer an extra element of strength and protection, Emilie Morris’ jewelry collection is boldly geometric. Her debut collection, entitled Shield, derives from living in the city and the desire to give the wearer added confidence in such uncertain surroundings.
If you are looking for something truly traditional then Hortensia Handmade is the brand for you. Created out of the desire to show the world the unique designs that Peru has to offer, each piece is lovingly handmade by traditional Peruvian artisans.
Revered by the prestigious Grand prix de la creations de la ville de Paris, Kaleido is the brainchild of Clothilde Dupont. Inspired by the folding techniques learnt during her travels, the bags are carefully made in the finest materials.
Having graduated from F.I.T in New York, Dana Faith soon saw herself working for fashion legend Vera Wang. Harboring a deep love for the fine craftsmanship of jewelry and inspired by her jeweler grandfather Joseph, Dana decided to set up her eponymous line. Made using twisted wire jewelry combined with semi-precious stones, her jewelry is light, delicate and feminine.
Using steel, neoprene rubber and aluminum, industrial materials are transformed into wearable art using traditional handcrafted techniques.
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