Tag Archives: Hand-made

Brazilian Hipanema Bonnie Bracelet

Ohhh.., just added to the top of our wishlist of things we want this 2016, just because: the Hipanema Bonnie Bracelet. The setting: Rio, Brazil. Followed by a chance meetup of two Parisian girls. Take your legendary Copacabana bracelet and remix… Continue reading

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For the Knotty Gal

While browsing the interwebs, we stumbled upon these colorful pieces from Knotty Gal and we were immediately smitten. Knotty Gal specializes in “handmade accessories for a cause” (a portion of all proceeds  goes to the Bhandari Girls’ School in Bangladesh).… Continue reading

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Classics!

HOLST+LEE recently launched a new collection called CLASSICS  which features this stunning series bracelets. The New-York designing duo and their line of hand-made bold & beautiful accessories have been under our radar for a while and we’re always eager to… Continue reading

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Little Miss X, The Tee

For those of you following us here, there and there, you’ve already heard the news! Until April 7th,  you can buy a limited edition t-shirt featuring the most stylish girl in town aka Little Miss X on MisterDressUp.com. The tee… Continue reading

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Make + Do

Makers of Things assorted. Embroidery, animation, design & illustration. And sometimes all at the same time. Meet Australian sisters Maricor and Maricar Manalo‘s and their charming work.

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We are style. We are a movement.

Kenema combines contemporary design with batik and tie-dye fabrics creating fun and stylish clothing inspired by all things African with a London twist. Each collection tells a story of Africa by using visual elements from tribes, cultures, landscapes, sounds, and… Continue reading

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Selly Raby Kane

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A few weeks ago, we wrote about Srk a refreshing brand from Senegal and to start the year on a high note we sat down with Selly Raby Kane, the talented lady behind the brand.

Tell us a little about yourself, who is Selly Raby Kane?

I am a Senegalese fashion designer. I’ve been designing clothes for four years, and I now live in Dakar. I’m a graduate from Mod’Spe Paris and I love creating fun, easy, cartoonish-like and colourful pieces.

What is the concept behind your brand Seraka by Srk ?

Well Seraka is a way to be elegant, cool and stand-out by mixing textiles and styles. It’s like an invitation to explore genres beyond trends and to be able to offer an alternative perspective of fashion. As I like to say, fashion should be cool and fun; that is the definition of the clothes I like to wear and, consciously or not, of those that I design.

Growing up, what did you want to be?

I first wanted to be a designer, and then a journalist – I was a teen reporter for Plan International; then I wanted to be a lawyer. I came back to fashion when I realized that the first route I had taken was the one I really wanted to follow.

 Who are some of your major influences?

I would say men and women of my family. And in terms of designers, Manish Arora would be the first name right off the top of my head, then Jeremy Scott , Junya Watanabe as well as many others.

 What / who inspires you?

Music, Dakar’s art scene, people I meet, my friends…
Inspiration is kind of mystic. In my case it comes from a feeling, a mood, a person and from there a sequence of ideas that will lead to a garment. It can be compared to a butterfly effect, a smile could give birth to the most beautiful piece, the most successful one in a collection.

What’s playing on your IPod these days?

Well I’m a unconditional fan of A Tribe Called Quest, so definitely a lot of it. I’ve also been listening to Across The Imaginary Divide by Bela Fleck & Marcus Roberts which is probably the most beautiful fusion project I’ve ever heard,  some Australian rock through a band named Tame Impala, Deerhunter, Daara J… Honestly I listen to music from everywhere, every type of band. I just love beautiful things and experimental projects.

What’s next for you?

The Srk concept store opening  and my next fashion show in Dakar,  and a private sale in New York in the Spring. I’m also working on an srk e-shop.

A la boulangerie

Baked and designed with love, these concept bakeries are branded with a blend of contemporary flair and topped off with heritage elements which we believe are the essential ingredients which set them apart. Petite France is a bakery+pastry+lunch cafe at… Continue reading

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The Earth and Its People

As part  of this year’s Earth Day Celebration, here are some picks of products or initiative that for us  truly speak sustainability,  hand-crafted; in other the people creating from scratch to preserve and value the Earth. 1. Indego Africa is… Continue reading

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Wooden Lurve

We love these amazing wood signs hand-crafted in Minnesota by architectural designer William Dohman Order yours on Dohman’s Etsy store here.

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Peace & Gold

Gotta love the Interwebs for always bringing forth the most refreshing talents. Created in 2008 by multi-talented designer Camille Peace, PeaceImages Jewelry offers original, gorgeous and affordable handmade jewelry for bling lovers (and more…). Here are some of my favorite… Continue reading

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Epitome of Cuteness

Sanrio‘s latest collaboration with neivz takes the word ‘cuteness’ to another level. The California based jewelry house teamed up with the Japanese company for a line of products made our of a wood, silver and acrylic paint and featuring some… Continue reading

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Ankara & Lace

One can have never have too many accessories and after discovering these ‘ Bold and beautiful’ handmade gems by Ankara & Lace, we’re sure you guys will agree with us.

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