Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

I have been an avid follower of Alicia Hannah Naomi since a friend led me to the discovery of her blog many years ago. When she started making her own jewellery I loved her design and aesthetics, and was an instant fan. I applaud her efforts on this new collection, and have my eye on the Awl Ring my favourite piece. I urge you to check out her amazing work.

In response to corporeal relationships and visceral sensuality, the 2015 collection features raw textures with a primal tactility. The desire for human contact is communicated through sculpted surface treatments and undulation that culminates in sharp detail. Interlocking elements delineate our common need for intimacy, while the shadowy blackening of the precious metals amplify the brutality associated with lust. Manufactured in Melbourne from sterling silver, precious gems and volcanic rock; the works allegorise the carnal connection of lovers.

Have a look at the hauntingly beautiful images from Alicia Hannah Naomi’s 2015 collection:

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Photography: STEPHANIE CAMMARANO

Hair & Makeup: HOLLY-ROSE BUTLER

Model: TONEYA @ SCENE

Art Direction: ALICIA HANNAH NAOMI

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Remarkable Marble

This is a newly discovered Australian based sunglasses brand for me, Onkler. They have some seriously badass frame shapes that I am just loving!

Take a peek at their lookbook, click the images for a larger view.

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Totally lusting after the Post frames in Grey Marble, although I have no idea what the frame would look like on my face, probably quite terrible as I have a rather flat nose. Still this is my top choice! What’s yours?

Be Still My Beating Heart

Ovate, currently my absolute favourite brand. Audrey Cantwell has out done herself with the new SS14 clothing and accessories that release tomorrow Monday the 17th of March. I have been a huge fan for a long while now and have been so excited watching out for sneak peeks on her Instagram account. See for yourself, images taken from the Ovate blog.

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I am lusting over so much of this season’s release, I think my “must have’s” would be that amazing leather jacket and The Stowe x Ovate collaboration weekend bag.

What do you all think? Is it just me that thinks Ovate gets better and better with each passing season?

Natural Talent

Do you dare to die? The sense of death is most in apprehension, and the poor beetle we tread upon feels a pang as great as when a giant dies. – William Shakespeare

I’m not one for quotes but thought that had some relevance to this post featuring the very talented jewellery designer, Rachel Boston. I discovered Rachel on In Detail, a brilliant website dedicated to Style in Jewellery which I highly recommend if you want to make some new discoveries.

I adore this lookbook and love how versatile the jewellery is for both men and women. Simple and beautiful designs, I’m particularly fond of the Tiny Stag Ring in silver, I find I can’t wear large rings because I have short fingers so this would be perfect. I will add it to my forever growing wishlist. Enjoy the images, they are linked back to her website so you can enjoy her designs. Prices vary depending on choice of Gold or Silver.

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Scorpian Sting Pendant £340

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Scorpian Stings Bracelet £400 and Medium Stag Ring £150

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Tiny Stag Studs £91 and Insect Legs Ring Citrine £204

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Insect Leg Hoop Necklace £187.50 and Large Insect Legs Earrings £300

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Large Stag Necklace £408

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Mandible Earrings £168 and Large Stag Necklace £288

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Scorpian Sting Necklace £360, Tiny Stag Ring £60 and Scorpian Sting Bracelet £400

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Atlas Beetle Ring (Gold) £320 and Mandible Knuckle Duster Ring £137.50

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Tiny Stag Ring £60

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Ethereal

Yesterday evening I was attached to my phone waiting for Ovate‘s new collection to be released, and after a few initial problems trying to access the site (I think there must have been plenty of ladies around the world trying to buy buy buy) I managed to see the big reveal and bought myself the limited Valhalla hoodie in pale grey.

The new collection by Ovate is called Kuolema, I encourage you to check out the lookbook which I can only describe as beautiful and ethereal. I knew I was going to love the collection from all the sneak peeks, designer Audrey’s been giving the world on Instagram. Along with all the clothing are some beautiful leather bags and what will be next on my wishlist, the jewellery which is a collaboration with Elaine Ho.

I will do a separate post on the jewellery because it deserves it’s own, you can spy the jewellery on the collection photos, what do you think? That last Whispers of the Mountains gown is unbelievable.

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Grey Washed Leather Jacket $420 worn with the Black Washed Silk Top $190

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Grey Valhalla Hoodie $90 Sold Out

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Black Washed Silk Dress $230

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Freyja Cardigan $170

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Black Washed Leather Jacket $420 worn with the Grey Kuolema Dress $160

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Silver Washed Silk Top $190 worn with the Washed Leather Leggings $260

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Black Washed Silk Top $190 worn with the Black Twisted Seam Mesh Leggings $65

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Whispers of the Mountains Silk Gown $395

Lustworthy

Gestuz is inspired by backstage rock n’ roll life but with a hint of elegance and sweetness. This complemented by strong and cutting edge print stories and through a small selection of handcrafted, eye-catching pieces you get a chance to stand out from the crowd.

I have followed Gestuz for a few years now, and their AW ’12 Lookbook is a lovely combination of feminine yet edgy pieces. I have picked my favourites, if only I could add them all to my endless wishlist of things I would like to purchase. Sadly most of these are out of my budget so I will have to make do with oogling them online. I do need a pair of leather pants though… maybe I could just save up…

What are your opinions on these?

Human Jacket EUR 349.95 and Stein Dress EUR 349.95

Human Jacket EUR 349.95 and Stein Dress EUR 349.95

Dard Waistcoat EUR 199.95, Hit Jacket EUR 349.95 and Studio Pants EUR 209.95

Dard Waistcoat EUR 199.95, Hit Jacket EUR 349.95 and Studio Pants EUR 209.95

Feld Coat EUR 279.95 and Studio Pants EUR 209.95

Feld Coat EUR 279.95 and Studio Pants EUR 209.95

Dard Coat

Dard Coat

Studio Dress EUR 279.95

Studio Dress EUR 279.95

Janni Dress

Janni Dress