I have mentioned before that I’m a huge fan of costumes: when I was a kid I wanted to celebrate all my birthdays as costume parties, demanding my (poor) guests to follow suit. It’s not a big secret that I still like them as an adult, there is just something so exciting about hopping into someone else’s shoes and becoming a totally different character for a night. It’s an escape from reality, they say, and also my main motive for loving the dress up game. I guess it comes as no surprise that my favorite holiday is Halloween and despite the commercial side of it, I’m actually enjoying the fact that each year the Halloween parties here in Europe get better and better.

Without a further ado, here is a tribute to the two dark elves that roamed the streets of Berlin from dusk till dawn on that cold and dark Halloween night.

This fall Flux. teamed up and organized a photo shoot with the fascinating Pyrrha jewelry line. Pyrrha stems from Vancouver, where the designer couple Wade Papin and Danielle Wilmore handcraft their heavy duty jewelry inspired by old wax seals they found in a box some years ago.

Talismans are what the brand is most known for, but the collection also features rings, bracelets and necklaces with their signature antique patina. This year they have also made a special collection in collaboration with HBO for the Game of Thrones series, which includes talismans and rings each symbolizing the Great Houses of Westeros.

All the pieces are made from sterling silver and gold, and are handmade in Canada. Pyrrha’s jewelry is sold worldwide at stores such as Liberty of London, Fred Segal LA, Le Bon Marche Paris, United Arrows of Japan as well as at their Pyrrha flagship store in Los Angeles.

Pictures by: Adela Vrana

Button up shirt: Ann Demeulemeester
Skort: Rick Owens
Boots: Guidi
Bag: &Other Stories
Beanie: Area di Barbara Bologna
Jewelry: Pyrrha

During my time in Italy, I had the privilege of visiting the studio of my friend and designer behind the brand Area di Barbara Bologna. In her Fall/Winter 14/15 collection titled as “MY DOLL – The imitation of Humanity” she has taken a new step by adding bold colors and patterns to her usual palette of black and muted tones.

Hesitant at first, I quickly got over my doubts as Barbara explained why she wanted to evolve as an artist and create something completely new for the market resting on its laurels. After careful examination and trying on a few pieces myself, the collection suddenly started to feel like a breath of fresh air and I understood where she was coming from: Bold is beautiful and bold is strong. Now, who wouldn’t want to feel that way everyday?

Last year I already declared my love for the Tuscan countryside after visiting my dear friend Barbara from the label Area di Barbara Bologna. When the opportunity arose to pay another visit to her studio and the surrounding cities Florence, Pisa and Lucca, I didn’t hesistate for long. This time around I was accompanied by friends and experienced a totally new side of Florence, a city which I can wholeheartedly claim now as one of the most beautiful places in Europe. Whether it is the relaxed “dolce far niente” athmosphere, fantastic food, friendly people or the amazing surrounding nature, this is where my soul is at ease. There are not too many places left in the world that make your heart skip a beat, or rather create a calm, stress free pulse. It’s no wonder I’m already getting an itch to visit Tuscany again.

Blazer: Ann Demeulemeester
Top: Ilaria Nistri
Skirt: H&M
Beanie: Area di Barbara Bologna
Shoes: Silent by Damir Doma
Bag:&Other Stories


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