A trend for this summer that I am really feeling is neon, especially yellow-it reminds me of how much I loved it in the mid 80s and back then I was daring enough to wear it in clothing-now fast forward 25 years I find that accessories work so much better to buy into this fab summer style!!
Over at Boticca.com I came across a really cool designer from Dubai called Poupee Couture-their name is so unique, as is their backround story-''Poupee Couture began as a bit of a parody of how the Arab woman's behaviour is controlled by societal expectations. How she always wants to say, do and show more but always ends up holding back in fear of what the community might think. This concept materialised into bags that had a rigid perfectly calculated geometric form on the exterior but then on a closer look, contained vertical slits revealing brilliant colour from within. Colour always shone through, either by a material layering, perforated Arabesque metal, or in the form of frills peaking out from the bag’s interior''
This aesthetic is really a style choice I can relate to and admire and certainly their pieces are already formed on a wishlist of mine!!
Frame Clutch $165, in gold, white crotchet and neon yellow
Woven Apart clutch $155, in silver and neon yellow
Boticca's website features a host of independent worldwide designers and really is worth checking out- I really like how you can 'travel' the site by individual countries to get that all important and authentic item that makes you feel you've been to select it from that country personally!! With unique jewellery, bags and accessories on offer there really is so much too choose from, be it for yourself or as a gift for someone special, so go on- take a look now!!