Etsy seller not PERFECT LINEN offers homemade simple linen things for you and your home. With creating beautiful handmade items, this small family business in Lithuania is a protest against mass produced goods. They do not make things just to make money and their items are not just for profit. They make goods that involve years of learned skills, passion, commitment and sincerity. The owners: “More than simple forms, simple colors, simple seams, natural fabrics and healthy thinking – these all honestly simple things were created for those who appreciate natural things and adore simple forms and homemade look. No smell of the factory, no factory seams, no perfect ironing -only a homemade idea. Linen (flax) is healthy and non – waste product of nature. For us it is very important that it does not have any detrimental effects on our earth and ecology. Why we work with linen? The beauty of linen is that it is not perfect. If you keep trying to iron it, you will definitely miss the beauty of it. Linen needs to be used and it gets better with age. Linen pieces can be compared to old English leather shoes or old mechanical Swiss watches – all of these things are not new or perfect but are definitely more valuable than any new.” Sounds just perfect, right?!
I have been talking about my favorite fashion brands and another favorite French one is A.P.C. Their clothes always have a great fit and are made of high quality fabrics. I recently bought their chambray linnen dress and top (featured here in this post). The chambray skirt is also on my wish list but I could not find it in my size. This entire line is almost sold out everywhere. Below I have listed the shops where some of these items are still available.
When it comes to buying new clothing pieces I mostly stick to my favorite fashion brands. One of these is French label Mes Demoiselles. Anita Radovanovic is the life and soul of the brand- through her varied inspirations, she invites us to travel into dream-like lands, where vintage charm flirts with modernity in volumes. Anita created her first Mes Demoiselles collection in 2006, in the first Parisian workshop at 45, rue Charlot. Here are some of my favorite pieces from this years summer collection. Very bohemian chic! I will be sharing more of my favorite brands in the coming weeks. Above: gorgeous silk Carioca dress (now with 25% discount).
I have a thing for leathers sandals (I have quite a collection) and I am loving these colorful handmade gladiator sandals with pompoms, beads, semi-precious stones etc. Here an overview of some of my favorites. All are handmade! Above: Penny Lane sandals (handmade in Greece).
Handmade Greek leather sandals decorated with turquoise stones,corals, colorful glass beads, yellow pom poms, blue and white cotton straps (hand stitched) and neon acrylic beads
Greek sandals made from soft leather decorated with handmade friendship macrames from Thailand, multi-colored pom poms and cotton daisies (images above & below)