After my mini cyber-hiatus – the result of serial travelling/sun-seeking/on-a-boat-in-Montengro adventuring – i’m back.
Sporting a fairly stellar tan and flanked with new season armour, it felt like it was the right time to wax lyrical about UNOde50, my new season flavour of the month.
Micro trend, the statement bracelet is something I’ve been coveting for some time.
It began during a fairly heavy metal Paris Fashion Week SS16; where early adopters Céline, Marant, Chloé et al …sent long limbed fillies marching down their runways weighted in what Vogue are hailing an ‘industrial revolution’. Heavy duty bracelets are finally back.
I use the word bracelets in the loosest possible sense, think more post modern apocolyptic style chains and buckles, a sartorial attention getter.
Yep. The unapologetic statement is what this seasons accessory is all about.
Perfect timing then for me to get involved with UNOde50, given they’re a brand who are clearly having a serious moment.
I discovered them by chance, mid-tumblr trawl desperately on the hunt for something rock and roll enough to team up with my Balenciagas.
UNOde50 found me.
I’m a sucker for contrasts, take pairing my Bal’s with a frilly skirt or floaty frock, this is by no means anything new. But Céline-starved, and desperate to anchor my wrist with a hand-beaten, gold plated, leather bound somethin’ somethin’ …you could say UNOde50 ticked all the boxes.
Much to the dismay of Mr. Luxe, once I’d tracked down an actual store on Regent Street, I naturally had to secure additional gold metal back-ups in cases of emergency.
Backup’s in the form of an original cow-hide leather cord, woven through uniquely beaten chinks of polished gold. Why if this medieval masterpiece resting on my clavicle isn’t entry level Game of Thrones then I don’t know what is.
Just call me Daenerys.
I could get into this game.
wearing jewellery by UNOde50
white shirt | MISS SIXTY
silk skirt | ISABEL MARANT via Vestiaire Collective
cut out boots | BALENCIAGA
tote | GOYARD
sunglasses | TAYLOR MORRIS