March 23, 2012 in Bright and Shiny
Her new collection Sweet Fetish is to DIE for! Showing in Paris and Spain, Carmen Gonzales fans stretch from New York to Japan. A fellow world traveller, she tries to spend as much time as she can in her beloved Berlin, so I managed to miss her in Las Palmas last week.
Her pieces have always been packaged in little boxes, which she illustrates herself!
She is painstakingly thorough with excruciatingly pretty detailing – all made by hand. But for me, it’s the knickers. Whether you’re a shorts, thong, bikini, panty or boxer kind of gal – SHE DOES THE BEST! I certainly never ever travel without a pair.
August 19, 2011 in Bright and Shiny
Nena's daughter takes over the helm at Laja y Picon - shop in Triana
Part of the new collection at Laja y Picon
I was really sorry not to catch the jewellery designer Nena Adrian at the Aladdin’s cave, which is her shop: Laja y Picón, in Las Palmas’s Triana Street, but it was great to meet her daughter Carla who is possibly more bubbly and jewellery-mad then her mum! Launched in 2008 at the yearly Pasarela Internacional de Baño Moda Calida, mum and daughter produce 4 collections a year. Both are passionate about the power of stones and their relation to the chakras. Not too sure if I am into this whole spiritual stone thing, but I did catch my hand wandering to a particular pair of earrings…related to the 5th Chakra of angst? I’m not really too suprised after the nightmare ferry crossing that I am still recovering from! MORE ON THAT LATER. Obviously I had to buy them!