Heimat Atlantica

If you spent any time scrolling through Instagram this summer, chances are you probably felt compelled to buy a basket bag. HEIMAT ATLANTICA offers among other accessories a collection of basket bags that stand out among the rest.

Launched by designer Montserrat Alvarez in 2016, accessories label Heimat Atlantica is a study in the preservation of traditional craftsmanship. Each style is inspired by the colours and culture of northern Spain and Portugal, and is then hand-woven on looms by artisans from the regions under the supervision of a master craftswoman. The craft was originally utilized for making reed baskets that helped local fishermen and farmers transport their goods.

Driven by passion, Montserrat Álvarez wanted to create a 100% made in Europe brand which works to preserve and transform specific know-hows of craft women living in the Atlantic coast of north Spain and Portugal.

HEIMAT ATLANTICA x Comme des Garçons

From the rainbow-like colourways to the luxury leather and delicate ceramic charms, the label’s elegant bags – including basket styles and pouches – have an inherently exotic flair. Heimat Atlantica has gained international presence with well known stockists and launched an exclusive bag in collaboration with the Japanese label Comme des Garçons.

Heimat Atlantica, from Galician artisanal brand to luxury object of desire worldwide.

To shop HEIMAT ALTLANTICA online, click here please.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: ©  Heimat Atlantica
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The Puka Shell Necklace is Back

Remember the iconic puka shell necklace – when it was absolutely so cool to come back from your tropical vacation with a plastic flower in your hair and a shell choker around your neck? I am talking about this ubiquitous beachy accessory of the late ‘90s, that was loved by tween girls and surfer guys alike.

Puka shell necklace of the ’90s

You are lucky if you kept one in your jewellery box like I did. If not, it is time to get one. Only this time you can opt for a luxier, infinitely more grown up vibe.

Prada F/W 2017

Seen already at the Prada’s F/W 2017 show – as usual Miuccia knows how to set a trend – the chunky shell necklaces made an appearance layered over hefty coats and sweaters. So ladies, this piece can be taken to the winter season.

Shells are back but they’re literally cooler than ever before. Here some amazing pieces available now:

Large Puka natural shell necklace by Tohumicon

Eloise shell-embellished necklace by Heimat Atlantica

Sybile shell choker necklace by Heimat Atlantica

Cauri 9-karat rose gold, diamond and porcelain necklace by Pascale Monvoisin

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands, via Instagram Gilda Ambrosio