Pearls, pearls, pearls

•March 18, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Have been the symbol of elegance and luxury. A good pearl is timeless and always in fashion.

Pearls have been prized for their beauty and rarity for more than four thousand years. From ancient China, India, and Egypt, to Imperial Rome, to the Arab world, to Native American tribes, cultures from around the world and throughout recorded history have valued pearls longer than any other gem.

Pearls are the only gemstones grown inside of a living organism.

In the early part of the 20th century, Japanese researchers discovered a method of producing pearls artificially. Essentially, the method involves inserting a foreign substance, or nucleus, into the tissue of the oyster or mollusk, then returning it to the sea, allowing a cultured pearl to develop naturally. This practice was already quite widespread culturing hemispherical pearls known as mabe pearls. Kokichi Mikimoto is credited with perfecting the technique for artificially stimulating the development of round pearls in akoya mollusks, receiving a patent for this technique in 1916. Although patented in 1916 this technique has since been improved upon and used extensively throughout the pearling world – no longer simply used to cultured akoya pearls, but freshwater, South Sea and Tahitian pearls as well.”

(http://www.pearl-guide.com/)

Here are some favourite pieces:

The clasic one row white pearl necklace:

Tahitian pearl white gold ring with diamonds:

Tahitian black pearl earrings:

White cultured pearl ring:

Shattered mother-of-pearl bracelet:

Tahiti pearl white gold bracelet with diamonds:

Multi-Colored Pearl Bracelet:

Golden South Sea cultured pearl necklace:



Dream on girl, dream on.

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Alberta Feretti

•March 2, 2010 • Leave a Comment

The prints are awesome in her Philosophy collection.

The 2010 Spring Summer collection has such lightness and mildness with its  natural colours.

Kingfisher swimsuit calendar

•March 1, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Since 2003, beautiful ladies from India are posing in swimsuits created by indian designers to create these exotic calendars every year.  Lovely places, elegant swimsuits.

Manoush

•February 25, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Marine style dress. Love it.

The others have a very unique, but still wearable style.

Gives you a sort of nostalgy, childhood memories and hippie feeling.

The colour combination and the texture of the 09 Fall Winter Collection it’s just like a fairytale.

About the designer:

“«Manoush?  Gipsy-like in my soul.  When I was little, it was already my nickname.  I must say I was just like a wild version of Esmeralda in the Hunchback of Notre Dame, with petticoats to my ankles, a sugar pink scarf tied in my hair, my arms covered with bracelets and other multicoloured charms: the shinier it was, the happier I felt.  The more alive I seemed.  This hunger for freedom I owe to the traveller community.  They’ve always fascinated me.  Their way of having fun, enjoying life to the full, thinking that anything is possible and every distant horizon within their grasp – what magic! “

PS:

It’s funny how I find a great dress by chance, and when I start to look at the designers’ webpage a whole new and exciting story comes alive.

It’s not just the dress, it’s the feeling which lies behind it.

Abaete

•February 25, 2010 • Leave a Comment

“French Femninity, Brazilian Sensuality, American Simplicity”

“Launched in 2004, Abaeté (Ah-bye-ah-tay) started as a small resort collection from French Brazilian designer Laura Poretzky. Made up mainly of dresses, the line is understated and feminine, but never froufrou.” (NY Magazine)

Sunisha Design

•February 24, 2010 • Leave a Comment

A world of playful purses.

Cute and handy.

Vintage fabrics, satin ribbons, blooming flowers, hand painted images…these are just a few things we love to fuse together to make products that stand out among the mass merchanised items of today. All of our products are handmade with brilliant artistry and are each individual in style, character and taste. Just like you.”

Ric Frazier

•February 24, 2010 • Leave a Comment

He is mostly an “underwater” fashion photographer.