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Omtura backpack

For a long time I have been eyeing on the beautiful creations from Omtura, the Israeli label that creates minimalistic and architectural looking artisanal bags from leather. I read that the designer Anton Edelshtein finds his inspiration sources from shamanism, futurism and urbanism, and that can definitely be seen on the interesting shapes and designs of the bags which almost look like something straight out of a scifi movie.

A week ago I celebrated my birthday and it seems that my wish was granted, as this beautiful grey Omtura backpack found it’s way to my home and into my heart. I’m still in a total awe about it and it’s no wonder that the bag has already gathered many fans and definitely turns heads everywhere I go. Just take a look and you will understand.





Backpack: Omtura
Wool coat: Area di Barbara Bologna
Asymmetric drop crotch pants / skirt: Area di Barbara Bologna
Cashmere beanie: COS
Wool & silk scarf: Global
Fingerless gloves: Lost & Found
Zip up boots: Guidi

Indian summer

It seems that the Mother Earth is a little bit confused at times: It took all the way to the end of August to finally get some summer heat. This lightweight, earth toned Area di Barbara Bologna maxi dress is the perfect vessel to celebrate the transition from Indian summer to proper fall by adding a few layers when the evenings start getting colder again.

Maxi dress: Area di Barbara Bologna
Sneakers: OXS Rubbersoul

Dark elves

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.

Pyrrha jewelry shoot

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

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