Japanese Hinamatsuri dolls


Japanese Hinamatsuri dolls

In Japan, traditionally on ‘Girls’ Day’ on March 3rd, the house is decorated with Hinamatsuri dolls. They represent the imperial couple and come in many different forms, sizes and designs. The couple alone is the most minimalist version; some even come with their entire court members such as maids, musicians and guards in full attire.
This couple comes from the seaside town of Shimoda where my family used to go every weekend while we lived in Tokyo.

Marimekko bags


Marimekko bags

One of my favourite clothing brands is the Finnish brand Marimekko, known for their bold and colourful patterns. These two bags are characteristic for them: a white cotton tote with the Marimekko name printed across it, and a blue and white patterned bag from their Converse/Marimekko spring 2012 collaboration. I got them from the Shoreditch pop-up mall made of ship containers called Boxpark.

Ruby red vintage Venetian Murano glass beads


Ruby red vintage Venetian Murano glass beads

These beads I found at a fleamarket on Campo Santa Margerita in Venice, where I stopped for an after-work spritz with my friends and colleagues. The beads are vintage Murano from the 1970s. As they are handmade, each bead varies slightly, and beautifully, in shape and colour, which is what I love in particularly about them.

Brooklyn brooch


Brooklyn brooch with sky blue rhinestones

This lovely brooch I found at the Brooklyn Fleamarket during my travels to the US East Coast. I was invited to a wedding of a friend I had met in Venice, and I was piecing together my outfit for the occasion. This brooch fit perfectly with my Murano glass necklace and a bracelet, but in the end didn’t make it into the final outfit.