With an passion for luxury and all things beautiful, Hannah Martin combines elegance with edge to create wearable pieces of sculptural art. Staying true to her mantra that jewelry should be the most desired and unique part of a person’s wardrobe, she meticulously designs each piece until it meets her standard of perfection. Hannah’s design philosophy and process, which is conveyed in depth on her website, is truly engaging and unique. Taking inspiration from her perpetual consumption of art, film, literature, and design, her designs are a metamorphosis of her imagination influenced by consumption and her surroundings. Avoiding the common fashion mentality of fast and temporary, the brand is committed to creating contemporary artifacts that stand the test of time. Each piece is individually handcrafted in London and produced in limited edition quantities.
“Like a rock” are the first three words the come to mind when I think about jewelry line Basile & Pape, the brainchild of the husband and wife design duo Robin Basile and John Pape. Both veterans of the fashion industry, they worked as editors, photographers and stylists until 2009 when they formed Basile & Pape. They sought out to create a bold line of statement jewelry as a result of being unfulfilled by the predominately small and demure accessories dominating the market. They said, “We design with editors, stylists, and fashion-forward consumers in mind. We design big, substantial pieces that can be seen from afar and worshiped up close.” Untamed and unrestrained, each piece is individually handcrafted of sterling silver adorned with decadent, out of this world geological formations. To view the collection and to shop online visit: Basile & Pape
Margiela never seems to disappoint with his inventive minimalistic creations. His latest clutch is bandaged with leather straps that enables the lucky holder to weave their hand through the luxurious leather a multitude of ways. Available at Joan Shepp
United Nude Step Möbius Boot Rem D. Koolhas, the nephew of architecture master Rem Koolhas has joined forces with shoe manufacturer Galahad Clark to form United Nude, a creative collective seeking to embrace the intersection fashion, design and architecture. The latest result is an incredible line of shoes inspired by structural architecture of everyday objects.
Sophia Kokosalaki is collaborating with Ilias Lalaounis, a greek jeweler known for modernizing ancient Hellenic designs, to create a limited-edition jewelry collection. Kokosalaki’s collection will include a cutting- edge assortment of bracelets, necklaces and earrings. via T-Magazine
I have been searching for the perfect seasonless rainboot that is stylish and functional, and at last I have succeeded. The Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Ankle Bootie is undeniably brilliant. The gold buttons add the perfect touch of embellishment and the streamlined silhouette enables endless wardrobe versatility, whether it is raining or not. Available online from Akira
There is something about wedge shoes that keeps me wanting more. The architectural silhouette of Aussie Designer, Tristan Blair’s Leiza wedge bootie is perfection! Buy them at AMÉLIE