Thursday, 23 May 2013
Astrid & Miyu is quite literally beautiful by name and beautiful by nature: in Swedish (Astrid) and Japanese (Miyu), the two names mean 'exceptionally beautiful'. What a fitting choice for such lovely jewellery, don't you think?
Co-founders Connie and Jenny believe that accessories should not overshadow the woman wearing them but let her own light shine out. Everything is quirky yet timeless; it makes a statement but is completely effortless.
The ladies behind Astrid and Miyu have one heck of a story behind them too: Connie and Jenny met at London Business School while taking a break from being investment bankers in New York and Hong Kong. The two bonded over their love of fashion and the rest, as they say, is history. According to their lovely website, Connie and Jenny are constantly on a hunt for unique yet wearable designs mixing different materials in unexpected ways.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
|Margarida necklace, £90; Maria earrings, £23|
The website was started in 2012 to promote Portuguese filigree jewellery and the Portuguese culture. Filigree jewellery - or filigranas - has been worn for centuries in the country but are just as relevant now as they were back then: these are the kind of timeless accessories you'll wear forever. Everything is handmade in sterling silver or gold-plated sterling silver, in the north of the country, and each piece is very much a limited edition.
Teamed with a flowing skirt, big hair and tanned skin, every single item will bring the heart of Portugal into your wardrobe. Muito bonita, sim?
Monday, 20 May 2013
|Cara Delevingne at the Cannes Great Gatsby Premiere. Image from The Guardian|
Silver diamante flower earrings, £10.99, Quiz