The Round-Up is Boticca’s weekly summary of new designers, new pieces we love as well as happenings on our website and around our community.
Clementine James from Little Glass Clementine (London, UK): Clementine is a self-taught designer who we discovered sporting one of her necklaces in the London Tube. She specializes in creating absolutely stunning statement necklaces using collected treasures, discarded objects and precious gems.
Fiona Sheeran from Madam Meme (New York, USA): Fiona is an Australian designer who likes to create adjustable, statement pieces. What you get is a range that is feminine, functional and fitting for any occasion.
Natalie de Angelis from KAHENA (Saint Nazaire, France): When we first met Natalie at the PURE London conference last summer, we were immediately drawn towards her outgoing and energetic personality. And it takes a bold designer to bring back gaiters which she does oh-so-beautifully by adding a modern twist.
Marta Chojnacka from Manolo (London, UK): Marta is a designer who studied painting and drawing in her native homeland of Poland before moving to London. Her education is apparent in her unique line of brooches (called “Las Chicas de Manolo”) inspired by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
Iulia Stanescu (Bucharest, Romania): Iulia specializes in functional clutch bags that can be worn in a multitude of ways. She considers herself “a joyful activator” and this sense of happiness is apparent throughout her World of Wonderful collection.
Jerome Olivet (Paris, France): This Frenchman is a jack of all trades when it comes to design: architect, industrial designer and professor of prospective design. His work can be found in modern art museums around the world. He now brings us his recently launched line of highly functional, luxurious bags for the modern-day urban warrior.
5 New Pieces We Love
1. SOL KEY earrings by Arosha Luigi Taglia. Why we love it: Classy, delicate, and unique. Impossible not to love these earrings all year round.
2. World of Wonderful clutch by Julia Stanescu. Why we love it: Minimalistic, unconventional, and big enough to be practical.
3. Francesca brooch by Manolo. Why we love it: Francesca loves luxury, truffles, champagne, caviar, prawns and lobsters. And we love her!
4. Enjoy the Silence… ring by Fevi Reyes. Why we love it: Because it’s from Fevi’s Discoteca collection! Chunky and funky!
5. Lola necklace by Madam Meme. Why we love it: We love the idea of playing around with jewelry. This necklace can be worn in three different ways… at least!
WOW! Piece of the Week
Apocalyptic Demure necklace by Little Glass Clementine. Why: Creativity goes to the extreme! Could you ever imagine that there was someone out there who could create a stunning piece of jewelry by using a real gold painted bird skull and an old bathroom plug!?
Gift of the Week
Dip Dyed Grey Silk and Perspex Raven scarf by Sarah Home.
Weekly Theme: Cocktail Glamour
Special Occasions: November Gift Ideas
Style Ideas: Chic Londres’ glamorous Parisian editor picks her favorites
Inside Boticca: Team dinner at Belgo Centraal
And that’s the inaugural Round-Up! Next week, we have lots of new designers joining our community such as Joanna Dahdah, Aiyna Singh, Arata Fuchi, Lucy Jay, David Webdale and Jolita Jewelry.
As always, feel free to share your thoughts or make suggestions and recommendations in the comments.
Lots of love from the entire team at Boticca!