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Why Nature Inspires Ines Susaeta

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Coral Ring (silver) by Ines Susaeta - Click to buy!

If you still haven’t seen the new collection from Ines Susaeta, you’re missing out! Ines Susaeta jewelry is inspired by nature, particularly the sea, and this new collection is no exception. Nikola, the designer behind the brand, gave us the inside scoop about this new collection, along with some beautiful images that detail the inspiration for and development of her new Coral Ring.

“Each ring in this collection has been inspired by a concrete place of origin, creating a unique story around each piece. The coral ring is inspired by the sea coral of Indonesia; more precisely, coral we saw on our trip to Bali and the Mentawai Islands, transparent water paradises where we enjoyed some of the world’s best waves breaking over coral reefs.”

In addition to being inspired by nature, Ines Susaeta is a member of 1% For The Planet, and donates 1% of her annual net sales to various environmental charities. “Nature is to me an inexhaustible source of aesthetic resources,” Susaeta says. “Its sophisticated details, its textures and, above all, the sea, with which I have always had a close connection.”

Click here to buy the Coral Ring for yourself, and be sure to check out the rest of Ines Susaeta’s gorgeous collection.

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Trip To Japan

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Tokyo Fashion Week kicks off this week, so we’re celebrating Japanese design with some of Boticca’s emerging designers. Arata Fuchi and the designers behind Uroco, Origami, and more tell us why Japan is a source of inspiration, and share their favorite Japanese destinations. 

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Designer Interview – Caipora Jewellery

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What do you get when you combine some of the finest design talent with a love and dedication towards ethically produced pieces? The answer is Caipora – one of Boticca’s most beloved and interesting design labels. A collective of design talent, we got the chance to talk to Caipora’s Zel about how all their creative juices flow together so well and learn just why ethical materials are at the heart of what they do. (more…)

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Designer Interview – Kate Wood from Glint

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Frustrated with the hierarchy of a large company and consumed by a desire to create beautiful pieces, in 2005 Glint was born. Taking inspiration from anything from tree branches to clusters of berries, Boticca caught up with Glint designer Kate Wood to discover more. (more…)

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Piece I Love – August 12th

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Handpicked by Eva

I’m a big fan of bangles but these really are bangles with a difference. Made with a rough finish to reflect the surface of tree bark and bound together with leather – I can wear these beauties with the confidence that I will be the only girl in town with such unique arm candy.

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Piece I Love – May 9th

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Handpicked by Eliza

I love the unique elegance of this nature-inspired ring and all the symbolism around the olive branch, meaning peace or victory. I’d wear it every day with my other favorite pieces.

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Designer Interview – Alexandra Simpson

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Alexandra Simpson comes from an art and design background but has always retained her true passion: jewelry design. She is becoming known for her delicate, romantic and intricate flowers. However, she is inspired by many things from nature in general and Art Nouveau. Her designs have garnered so much interest that Alexandra won the prestigious Coutts New Jeweller Award Winner in 2009.

We sat down with Alexandra to find out more about her background, the inspiration which drives her design and what is coming next for this talented designer. (more…)

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Natural Selection

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Throw out your synthetic fibres – fashion is going all natural in time for spring. The SS11 collections were an ode to Mother Nature, with rustic ropes and tassels, fringe and feathers, and a forest of prints pinched from the natural world all major trends.

King of the natural Kingdom was Alexander McQueen, with a wild collection of feather, fringing, and leaves dripping from dresses like Poison Ivy.

Elsewhere, Erdem, and House of Holland created a hothouse of tropical outfits, from palm fringed skirts to blossoming blouses, and Prada and Stella McCartney emblazoned clothes with bananas and citrus fruits.

So why the biology lesson from our favourite designers? Perhaps it was the return of all things seventies this season – when hippies led the way with hemp, crafting clothes from crochet and macramé. Or maybe as spring has (nearly) sprung, designers want to dress us in flora and fauna.

But how to dress ‘natural’ without looking like a lost Love Child? The key is to go wild with your accessories – our favourite natural touches on the runway. Marc Jacobs sent seventies style models down the catwalk wearing flowers in their hair, we spotted adorable bug jewelry on the Lanvin girls, and the butterfly adorned shoes at McQueen were to die for.

On Boticca, our up and coming designers are hot on the trend too – with wonderfully wild accessories inspired by all parts of the natural world. But which will complement your everyday look?  Read on and find out your style species:

Forest

Never one to play it safe, Forest girls love a bit of fantasy with their fashion, playing dress up in a series of dreamy looks.  A lover of layers and floaty fabrics, you work the hippie chic look to perfection, with vintage dresses and jackets, chunky boots, earthy tones, and bundles of quirky jewelry. Your new season must-haves are long seventies dresses and floppy hats, and you LOVE all the crochet on the catwalk.

Forest girls love whimsical jewelry – so go for pieces inspired by woodland creatures. We love this magical unicorn ring from Leila Kashanipour, and adorable Owl ring from Julia Failey, perfect for stacking on your fingers. When night falls, opt for boho glamour with an acorn pendant in 24k gold, or some exquisite gold earrings made from a real branch and leaves! Scarves are a great accessory for Spring – weave this Titania twill scarf in your hair, or knot around your neck – the print of a fantasy woodland scene is truly unique!

Garden

A real English rose, Garden girls are prim and proper, and dress with a girly twist. You love floral patterns, pastels and tea-dresses – but aren’t afraid of a punchy print to liven up your look! Make sure your outfit blooms with a Rose necklace from Alicia Marylin Designs, or an Olivia Rose Ring.  Or create a buzz with insect inspired jewelry – like these cute bee earrings, and Gold Filigree Butterfly studs. But it’s not all girly and sweet – Butterfly inspired accessories like this unique headpiece by Lydia will add a touch of the avant-garde to your look.

Night

One for the rock chicks among you, if you have an edgy look then pick pieces inspired by the darker side of the natural world. An etched crow inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Bird’s’ and a baby bird skull pendant will add a gothic twist to any outfit. For something more subtle, we love this elegant silver necklace and Gingko ring – both cast from actual plants. And bad girls will adore this Aphrodite Snake bangle.

Sea

Bit of a beach babe, or always jetting off somewhere exotic? Then these aquatic accessories were made for your laid-back, summery style. For daytime, we love this Seahorse pendant, but once night falls, add a dash of glamour with this Deep in the Ocean bracelet and Reef Earrings. Our favourite sea-inspired piece? This unusual Jellyfish Ring by Arata Fuchi – it wiggles just like a jellyfish!

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Designer Interview: Arosha Luigi Taglia

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Arosha Luigi Taglia is a versatile man. Jewelry designer, sculptor, painter, home decor designer and digital artist – he is quite the jack of all trades! We had the pleasure of interviewing Arosha and learn more about his background, inspirations and what lies next for him.

Side note: Arosha is getting married in a few days and we would like to take the opportunity to wish him and his wife-to-be, Gili, much happiness and health! Congratulations! (more…)

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