Basket Bags Spell Summer Elegance

Basket bags are charming and seductive in their simplicity. Season after season, decade after decade, women are drawn to this romantic summer fashion accessory. Basket bags are typically made of a variety of plant materials and fibers like raffia, jute, sisal, wicker, and others. Most major women's fashion brands, from Balenciaga to Zara and Mango, have their own versions. That said, I like to look at smaller, independent brands, because that is where most unique and creative pieces are to be found.

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Maians Summer Campaign

Maians summer campaign this year is called “Life Walkers“. The initiative is geared towards building a global community of Maians fans. If you view life as a great adventure, “Life

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Paloma Barceló Twirly Wedges

Paloma Barceló Summer 2016 collection features gracefully twirling patterns on the signature sky-high wedges. Taking inspiration from Gaudi's Barcelona, the brand designers create more than shoes. They create conversation starters.

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It is no secret that I have a real soft spot for the Catalonia-based brand Castañer. I like its signature bold shapes (they remind me of Picasso), the quality of

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Menorcan Shoe Brand Homers (and Argila)

Recently I made another shoelicious discovery: a Menorcan company named Homers. Like the fellow Menorcan Pons Quintana and Mascaró brands, Homers is also a family-owned company, in business for over forty years. It also started out making slippers, graduating to making stylish urban footwear with an unmistakable flair for natural beauty so characteristic for the Balearic islands.

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