The aesthetic of bold textiles and beads is Brokenfab striking signature mix. This brainchild of Fabienne Morel, combines her passion for three things: beading, dancing and textiles. Each piece is handmade with intuitive attention to detail, splashes of colour to form a funky art-garment that breathes power.
Australia’s Esther Boutique is an online clothing portal that’s fast becoming an international player in the fashion scene. Titled after a queen, the name Esther embodies the brand and Australian fashion—elegant in nature, casual relaxed glam and demure laced a strong current of femininity. And if that wasn’t enough, Esther donates $1 of every sale to three beautiful charities: Save Monther’s lives, Protect Children and Empower Survivors.
“True beauty comes from within and beauty is only skin deep” #estherbabes
Croon’s vintage shoes and sparkly babies sit on the cusp of ‘party shoes’ and ‘do your thing’ shoes. Created by Bangkok based designer Bloom Tripwattana, these handmade leather babies are for those girls who dare to dream and believe all this magical and —- it’s a match made in style heaven. Caution, it’s a perilous peruse on their online boutique.
Think of the classic handbag. Now imagine it made remade with some luxurious fabric and finished with a chic beads and textured embroidered patterns. Enter Moyna Singh’s, handcrafted handbags and scarves embroidered by skilled artisans in India. Beaded or embroidered, fold over or cross body, these clutches breathe personality — a little bit boho and little bit sweet. The result is Moyna, a glamorous by virtue of being retro clutch.
Better still, it’s also available on yours truly, ASOS.COM.
Australian fashion label, Gorman, the dream child of Lisa Gorman, is an iconic staple of the down under fashion landscape. Whimsical prints, directional knitwear and distinctive colour palettes form Gorman’s signature look.
She’s even collaborated with on of our favourite textile designers, Rachel Castle!
As of late, if you didn’t already know, you can mix ME. jewels and gems with ME. apparel. The clue is in the name: ME. (Read: Melody Eshani) When interviewed, awhile back, we knew that she was going to do big things and in her words, she’s “…a visionary who is designing the future.”
Incredibly laid back yet trendy, her newest collection is a win for us. Our current front runner is the Chambray pullover — the perfect transitional apparel to take us from Autumn into Winter.
Combine doodles and art enter Hattie Stewart a London based illustrator and who has worked a self-proclaimed ‘professional doodler’ whose unique and playful style extends itself through art and fashion. Having worked with brands such as House Of Holland, Marc By Marc Jacobs and Adidas and also exhibited in Miami, L.A, Bangkok, New York, Berlin and London. For all its eclecticism and playful style Hattie Stewarts work her work has a vibe that invites everyone in.
The bedhead or headboard, whatever you like to call it is one of those furniture pieces that usually just chills in the background but thanks to Australian Mexsii Bedhead thats about to change. Sarah and Merryn created these superstar upholstered bedheads out of their frustration at the lack of inspiring bedheads in the interior design world. Luckily, their luxe artisanal pieces comes in a whole bunch of colours, ready to transform any rest environment.
A A K S was founded by Akosua Afriyie-Kumi with two main intentions: to introduce the world to Ghanian weaving techniques; create and ignite sustainable jobs within Africa. The handwriting that underpins all of A A K S bold and bright bags, is quality design, materials and craftsmanship.
Handcrafted in Bolgatanga with ecologically harvested raffia, A A K S bags, have preserved their ancestral spirit while maintaining attention to the people who produced this pieces.
Launched in 2012, Agnes and Norman takes inspiration from the past to fabricate vintage, elegant shoes for work, play and everything in between. Hardwearing and hardworking, Agnes and Norman are vintage British shoes like they used to be.
This unique shoe company’s wearable heels, with simple silhouettes in gorgeous washes and antique prints makes these subtle statement shoes so much more than your average footwear.
If the shoe fits, buy it!
Fake it ’til you make it with these colourful and happy clutches. Happy Tiff, aptly named after Tiff Manuell, creates totes, handbag, colourful clutches and accessories that brings a little sunshine into your life. Paired with a simple outfit, you are bound to have all eyes on you—in a good way.
Bonus: Because they’re hand painted, so no two pieces are alike.
Worn by the British glitterati, I was first introduced to Ukulele, a newish romantic brand, through a sporadic visit to Laden Showroom: the home of independent fashion labels. Once beckoned inside, the affordable prices and gold standard party wear—maxi and lace dresses in sweet silhouettes, all exude a dreamy aura of calm. With the vision of creating an attainable range for the style conscious, creator Purple-Qie Qin and the Ukulele team, dedicates itself to lovely, elegant and timeless style for part-time and fulltime well-heeled lady.
Images: Ukulele Fashion
Calling all “…cool cats, independent design and craft lovers..”. Baba Souk is a playful brand conscious of creative spirit and the power of handmade goods. This Canadian online lifestyle boutique, owned by Stephanie Hebert, is a creative oasis of well designed treasures.
I should admit that with all their goodies, what I fell for were their iconic Moroccan textiles. Looking for the perfect hero piece, this wow-inducing rug caught my eye. Fabricated by Berber, women each artful carpet and promises to brighten up any muted home. These natural, virgin wool tapestries are a perfect colourful and exotic compliment to any home.
Perks: Baba Souk posts internationally and offers a plethora of cute and stylish handpicked fashion and decor finds. Don’t miss out!
Category Boutiques, Designing Women, Fashion, Lifestlye
Tags Babasouk, carpet, independent design, Montreal, Montreal independent designer, online boutique, Quebec design, rug, textile design