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Designer Interview: Microfficina

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Delightfully candid and cheerful, Microfficina’s Federico Vianello is anything but ordinary. From masonry to photography, Federico has tried his hand at just about everything. An artist and craftsman with near-boundless creative energy, jewelry maker Federico mines his own life for inspiration – his Egg collection has its origins in a childhood memory. Click here to learn more about this unique craftsman and his inventive designs.

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Designer Interview: Mabel Hasell

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London-based jewelry designer Mabel Hasell has learned to expect the unexpected. She uses the lost wax casting technique to create her gemstone jewelry, using a process that yields unpredictable results. Each item in her collection is one of a kind – because lost wax casting allows gems to shift before they set, the pieces are always a surprise. Learn more about Mabel’s unusual, beautiful jewelry and find out which gemstones she loves most.

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Designer Interview: Golnar Gorgin

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Golnar Gorgin’s jewelry combines esteemed Italian craftsmanship with Persian culture – many of her pieces feature Persian letters or words to honor her heritage. The beautiful jewels are thus infused with meaning, but fit easily into any wardrobe. Learn more about this fascinating jewelry designer.

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Designer Interview – Shanny Alon

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Jewelry designer Shanny Alon uses incongruous materials to design jewelry that serves as a tribute to nature’s beauty. The firefly worm inspires the pieces in her current collection, which elegantly mimics the shape and movement of the insect. Learn more about how nature inspires Shanny Alon’s stunning collection.

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Designer Interview – Gina Melosi

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Gina Melosi’s beautiful, irregular jewelry has very destructive origins – each piece is cast from broken glass. The entire collection invokes the stories that accompany broken glass – was there an accident? A dramatic fight? What led to this glass being broken? The organic shapes of each piece are elegant and edgy, and each jagged edge creates a new level of interest. Learn more about Gina Melosi’s exquisite collection.

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Designer Interview – M. Brûlée

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For M. Brûlée’s designer Michelle Price, a design career is something of a second act. Price started her career on the business side of fashion, working in buying and sales after studying at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. She spent years working for others before she decided to go it alone and make her own vision a reality. Learn more about this bold designer and her striking leather pieces.

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Designer Interview – Lamprini

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Heavily influenced by her family traditions and her Greek roots, Lamprini’s jewelry combines chunky chains with colorful yarns and gems to form stunning statement pieces.  Click here to learn more about the story behind Lamprini’s dazzling collection.

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Designer Interview – Árbol de Viento

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Mexican designers Martha Gómez and Marisa Collado spent most of their careers working in advertising and academia before a love for their country’s traditions led them to handbag design. Click here to learn more about the unique story behind these beautiful bags.

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Designer Interview: Mademoiselle Felee

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Visitors to Paris are enchanted by la tour Eiffel, but did you ever think you’d be able to wear the world-famous tower? Designer Aurore François makes it happen with Mademoiselle Felee, a line of jewelry inspired by Paris and the Eiffel Tower. Aurore’s design career began when she was just a child, creating furniture and clothes for her dolls. She made it to the famed Studio Berçot in Paris, before working with the likes of Guy Laroche and Karine Arabian. Aurore also worked as a graphic designer and a photo stylist for fashion magazines. Recently, she was able to achieve her dream of launching her own line of jewelry. Aurore thinks of the Eiffel Tower as a “lovely woman,” and incorporates the structure’s mix of delicate lace-like latticework and tough materials into her designs, which are made with laser-cut brass. She has several takes on the Eiffel Tower – some are minimalist, some are ultra-feminine, all are just beautiful. We find out where she gets her inspiration and why she is so captivated by the Eiffel Tower.

 

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Aurore François at work

Aurore François at work

 

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Designer Interview: Les Envers

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Ditching Giorgio Armani sounds like a scary career move, but it has worked out well for Sara Turatello, the designer behind Les Envers. “I left Armani because it was very difficult to grow up in a world so big,” Sara says. “I then worked in smaller clothing companies, where I learned to follow the product from start to finish. After that, I decided to try it alone!” Now, Sara designs a line of limited edition, classic, practical handbags, all made in Italy. With several compartments and detachable shoulder straps, Les Envers bags were inspired by one woman who can do it all: Mary Poppins! The Popins bag was modeled after the famous nanny’s bottomless bag of surprises, and it truly is the bag to carry when you can’t leave anything behind. Sara also makes other multifunctional bags, including the Schioc and the Cherie tote. While her bags are made with beautiful Italian leather, some are also made with an ingenious waterproof material – if you are constantly juggling your coffee and your keys, these bags are for you! Not only that, one Boticca customer said she prefers her Les Envers bag to her Balenciaga and Chanel bags. Does Les Envers make the next It Bag? We certainly think so. Check out this video to find out more about Les Envers, and to see the waterproof bags in action.

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Bag selection by Les Envers

Bag selection by Les Envers

 

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Bag selection by Les Envers

 

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Waterproof leather selection

Waterproof leather selection

 

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