The Round-Up: Week of Dec 6th

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.

New designers

Giulia Landini of Madame Framboise (Milano, Italy): Hailing from the Italian capital of fashion, Giulia has recently launched a fabulous line of hair accessories and turbans inspired by fairy tales and the glamour of the early 20th century. Her pieces are entirely handmade in Italy and as she says, “gives you a feeling between child-like fantasies and grandma’s blanket-box”.

La Diosa (London, United Kingdom): La Diosa (Spanish for “goddess”) is the brainchild of London-based duo Natasha Faith and Semhal Zemikael. It is after traveling to Mexico and training with a small community of designers that they found the inspiration for La Diosa: bold, striking yet elegant jewelry for the every day goddess.

Carla Smiley of Orno Jewelry (New York, USA): Having studied architecture, Carla draws inspiration from geometrical patterns found in Moorish architecture to create her line of jewelry called Orno (which is Latin root for the word ornament).

Alicia Marilyn (New York, USA): As a professional actress, Alicia was fortunate to work with many stylists and develop an appreciation for great design. After studying design for many years as an impassioned hobby, Alicia finally began to create her own pieces. The result? A unique mix of class and elegance infused with contemporary design.

Guido La Puca of Rosso Diesis (Napoli, Italy): Guido was discovered by one of our style hunters during a trip to his beautiful city on the Amalfi coast. Using a material of his own creation (by blending ivory and nacreous shavings), Guido makes wonderful, colorful, unique pendants mostly in sinuous shapes that are sure to get you noticed.

5 New Pieces We Love

1. Headband by Madame Framboise. Why we love it: because it takes us back to the 1930s! (not that we were around back then… but you know what we mean!)

2. Lady of Elche earrings by Chic Jewel Couture. Why we love them: This archeological inspired piece (and collection!) never seems to stop fascinating our traveling spirit.

3. Swan ring by Aiyna Singh. Why we love it: Unlike the little duckling who grew up to be a swan, this swan was always gorgeous in silver but has now turned up in a stunning gold version.

4. Charlie the Dino reversible city tote by ZH Collection. Why we love it: the funky patterns that help us brighten up the monotony of everyday life!

5. Acqua neckpiece by Krista R. Why we love it: it’s infinite gracefulness of course!

WOW! Piece of the Week

Hotel Brooch (Daylight) by Selda Okutan. Why: if the piece itself is not cool enough for you, then how about the mechanism that allows the window cleaners to go up and down?

Gift of the Week

Word Stix Necklaces by Julie Tuton. Why: This is definitely a cute gift and since custom wording is also available, you can personalize it too!


Weekly Theme: Our letter to Santa

Style Ideas: Stylecaster’s Features Editor makes her picks

Designer Close-up: Interview with Clementine James

We’ll be back next week with more designers, gift ideas and style inspirations. As always, feel free to share your thoughts or make suggestions and recommendations in the comments.

Good luck with all the holiday shopping!

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