Inspired by her childhood immersed in the traditional ceremonies and artisanal crafts of her Guajiro heritage, designer Yosuzi Sylvester recently launched her eponymous brand with a collection of gorgeous hand woven hats. Each ‘woma‘ is made of a palm straw native to Venezuela, using a diagonal weaving technique and incorporating symbols and patterns which are unique to the Guajiro tribe. Dedicated to her ancestral community, Yosuzi has forged close relationships with the tribe’s craftsman and has committed herself to giving back by donating portions of each hat sale to CEPIN, a non-profit organization to the health and education of the Guajiro Indian children. I’m absolutely smitten with the hats and have already ordered one for myself – and am left lusting after the rest. And those colorful pom poms? Honestly, yes.
There’s nothing I love more than a shoulder skimming blouse – I absolutely can’t get enough of them this summer. Tibi has been killing it with their crisp, somewhat structured poplin off the shoulder tops. And Nicholas‘ versions are a bit more feminine with their exaggerated bell sleeves and ruffles. Either way, they are super chic, incredibly comfortable and the perfect amount of sexy.
Designer Toni Maticevski has mastered the art of casual drama. It’s an absolute oxymoron, I know. But how else would you describe the Sydney based designer’s knack for creating the most theatrical silhouettes, with large ruffles and high volumes – but yet, convincing us that most of his stunning separates can be worn during the day or to a informal evening affair. That is, if you’ve got the gusto . . .
A peanut shell, a pretzel stick, an onion skin, a coffee bean, a grain of rice . . . there isn’t a single surface too small or too delicate for Hasan Kale. Using a extra fine-tipped brush, the Turkish artist is best known for meticulously painting detailed landscapes and portraits on hard to imagine surfaces. Patience is a virtue!