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)
Today is a great day to stock up on some summer essentials as Shopbop is now offering a 25% discount (valid until 7th April). Use discount code INTHEFAM at checkout to get the 25% off. I got my eye on this gorgeous embroidered dress from Ulla Johnson for a while so I jumped at the chance and got it with a discount.
Last year I started my resolution to be a more “conscious consumer’. This means buying less (mass produced) stuff and spend more on higher quality goods. My wardrobe is a lot smaller now but I know have more beautiful fashion pieces that last longer. If you are interested you can read more about conscious consumerism here and here. One of the things I would like to have this season is a beautiful caftan (I have a thing for caftans and tunics!). I love the ones from TWO New York. It is a bit of a splurge but this will be another investment piece that will last for years. TWO is a small collection of chic and effortless tunics, caftans and dresses made locally in New York using handwoven textiles and saris from India. The collection embodies European and Indian influences evolving from the traditional sari. All items are gorgeous but my favorite caftan is the silver grey caftan in the second image. It is sold out everywhere but Barneys still have some available (I am still contemplating whether I shall buy this one – it will blow a hole in my budget though but it is so beautiful..).
These images of model Caroline Murphy (41!) are shot in the neighborhood of her Chelsea (New York) townhouse. That gorgeous winter sweater she is wearing is from Industry of All Nations and is hand-knit in La Paz, Boliva, from Alpaca wool. About Industry of All Nations (IOAN): “We are inspired by how things are done. We are not creating a new brand just to fill up shelves. In this modern time it is so easy and in everybody’s hands to do most anything, so the most important thing should be how we do these things.
We aim to not negatively affect those around us and to provide opportunities to anyone who is out there working locally and well. We work together to develop clean and more sustainable industries around the world. We use all this to create products with the most simple and desirable aesthetic. This is the industry of the people, the Industry of All Nation”.