What started out as a unique jewelry line, founded in 2009 by Phoebe and Annette Stephens, has now evolved to include a collection of metal handbags. Not only were the sisters influenced by their own professional backgrounds in the arts, their grandparents provided much inspiration to the Anndra Neen aesthetic and approach. Their grandmother was the artist and jewelry maker Annette Nancarrow and their grandfather was the avant-garde composer Conlon Nancarrow; the two lived in Mexico City in the 1930s and ’40s and were friends with the likes of Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Anaïs Nin. Each of these incredibly unique clutches are hand crafted by blacksmiths and artisans in the sisters’ native Mexico. Honestly, want!
Inspired by her Creole heritage and her upbringing in Rome, Italian-Haitian designer Stella Jean merges both cultures with traditional wax prints and modern shapes. Her spring collection has me completely consumed by wanderlust, daydreaming of traveling the world in Stella Jean from head-to-toe!