— January 20, 2015 —

New Year, New Imperfections?


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Hope everyone's having a great start to 2015! For the new year, did you have a look back on 2014 and saw irregularities, errors and contradictions. Imperfections? Of course we all did! But all that just made the ride more enjoyable, interesting, and real!

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"There are few things in a designer's career that are as exciting as revealing the new collection to your fans. By now you probably have seen some sneak peeks here and there..." was the introduction to D.Efect 's SS15 and we find it just fitting to feature this collection on the blog today. Well, it's a new year and what is more fun than to set realistic goals for oneself and expecting bumps along the road? There is beauty in imperfection, after all. Take a look at these pieces we picked from the latest D.Efect collection, and see what we mean:

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D.Efect brand is based on the notion of the beauty of imperfection, of wondering and being struck by things which are beautiful, but have soul, designs which are strict, clear, geometrical, but have lively ambience to them.

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D.Efect is a contemporary luxury clothing brand for women who can stand out by their sheer personality and who despise uniforms.

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"My collections are sculpture like, full of contrasts, oversized forms, male silhouettes adapted to female forms. I started using mainly subdued colors mixed with a few brighter ones. I love to contrast classic fabrics with innovative, interesting, outstanding ones. Adding unconventional elements or picking the details which are slightly outlandish”, - D.Efect creative director Egle Ziemyte.

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So go on and have a great 2015! At the end of the day (or year), you'll be you and that's beautiful.

— December 18, 2014 —

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Love Want Need: Markin Fine Jewellery

We know we just posted about jewellery a few days ago, but we can't help but share with you something really amazing that we found out about during the successful opening of Lovers & Friends in Gough Street, 2 words: Mechanical Jewellery (both words operative). We got really excited when the brand manager showed us this pair of drop earrings that open up to a bee!

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It comes in this color too:

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Very close to the Lovers & Friends shop, in Elgin Street is a hidden treasure: MARKIN Fine Jewellery. This "unusual" location is supported by an original concept - besides a jewellery store, there is a workshop, art gallery and bar.

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The store will give customers an opportunity to touch the brand philosophy and personalize their jewellery items. There is a special area separated from the showroom by a transparent wall, so they can also look inside the jewellery-manufacturing process, witnessing the most spectacular procedures such as steaming, laser engraving and soldering.

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Every quarter, a new local or international artist, selected by the Art Director, will have a personal “pop-up” exhibition. The purpose of these activities is to attract young talent, which will contribute to one of the brand’s main goals: bringing forward a new era of creativity, based on the highest standards of beauty and ethics. Let us show you some of their jewellery that we find interesting, the arch bridge:

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This pearl pendant:

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This planetary gear:

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This spiral ring which you can use to mark birthdays/ anniversaries with the little black balls:

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This ring:

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This stone necklace that opens up to a wonderful surprise:

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These cufflinks:

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And many, many more in their shop! We really love the concept and will be back soon for some shopping.

— December 17, 2014 —

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Trend Alert: White for Spring 2015

Dreaming of a white Christmas? The season for red, gold and green may be upon us now, but we are clearly spotting a trend on whites coming very soon. Spring 2015 exudes class and timelessness in pieces in solid colors such as white. We are over the moon with these white masterpieces by The Row and Balmain:

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Ellery created a lean, attenuated silhouette, and elaborating it with rich textures. Ellery's way of rethinking formal clothes gets us very, very excited to try on the pieces from the Spring 2015 collection. These whites below are a favorite:

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Cèline and Loewe also has some amazing white pieces. Celine implacably cool, as always and Loewe: precise and chaotic.

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If we have to categorize these two BCBG Max Azria and Chalayan white dresses, they will have to be under '"Goddess-y".  Chalayan being romantic and rigorous at the same time. Picture4

And here's AWAKE and Whistles for something less formal, but is as fresh and beautiful.

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A few more top looks in white, Hermès and Christophe Lemaire:

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A favorite, Camilla and Marc, always tastefully tempered, delivered more than one piece of great work in white. Clothes we would totally wear!

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— December 16, 2014 —

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Christmas Wishlist: Havaianas Special Collection

Staying home or jetting away this holiday season? Here's an easy gift idea for you and your friends: a special collection of Havaianas made specially for you this Christmas. Pick a red pair and be on point with this season's festivities.

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The Slim Crystal Poem features a sparkly floral embellishment  on a slim metallic strap for added glamour.

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It's the season for glitter and gold! The Slim Metal Mesh takes your look from day to night with a trendy metal mest that is hand sewn to the slim, metallic strap with a Havaianas logo charm!

 

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Show some love with Swarovski crystals!

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Check out these other picks which we think are lovely gifts to receive:

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s1_1s1_0slim crystal mesh_A_brancoYou can purchase Havaianas at LCX: Shop F11, LCX, Level 3, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui and in Lovers & Friends, Gough Street Central and The Pulse for the widest range of Havaianas in Hong Kong. Or simply go to the Havaianas website for full stockist information. Happy shopping!

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