There is only one thing that gets me more excited than new clothes or a statement bag: my favourite part of styling during summertime is jewellery. I like colourful and playful jewellery that elevates any look from day to night, and brightens up your day no matter if it’s a back to the office kind of day or you’re still working from home. There are endless possibilities to style your wardrobe with playful jewellery that is both effortless and elegant. A successful outfit will include these amazing pieces that I want to share with you that will instantly elevate any outfit you wear this summer.
ANNI LU was founded in 2013 by Helle Vestergaard Poulsen, former creative director for a number of Danish fashion magazines. The name ANNI LU is a combination of the two people who inspire Helle the most: her late mother Anni and her daughter Luella. All ANNI LU pieces show Helle’s great passion for personal style, colours and playful combinations. Signature pieces include tropical styles, good luck charms, personalised initial pendants, ancient coins and a bold use of colour.
Verda Alaton created Tohum Design out of her passion for natural beauty. A lifelong student of anthropology, Alaton draws inspiration from her childhood fascination with exotic cultures, far away lands, arts and extensive travels throughout Asia and Africa. The designer is passionate about ethnic arts, particularly native adornment which combines natural forms with powerful expression; discovering their uninhibited relationship with nature has been a big influence on her work. During the five years she spent in New York, Alaton worked with African art experts and began collecting tribal artefacts and accessories while working on her first design ideas. In 2009, after her first trip to West Africa, she launched Tohum.
Aurélia Maës created Biarritz-based Maison Mönik in 2015, featuring collections filled with 80s and ethnic inspiration using African recycled vinyl beads that she has been working with since the brand’s debut.
Lauren Rubinski is the jewellery designer creating her very own family jewels: crafted in Italy by artisanal goldsmiths, each opulent creation is inspired by family heirlooms and intended to be passed down through generations, much like the pieces Rubinski discovered in her grandmother’s jewellery box in Cap d’Antibes, South of France. With a distinctive focus on braided chains and wheaten links, each lightweight piece encompasses 14K gold, spiralling silhouettes and larger-than-life chains.