The universe in your hands.

Tumblr is the best place to discover things that you like and didn’t even know they existed. It is an alternative world filled with interesting, funny, unique people with no fear of showing their loves, likes, dislikes and desires. 

Tonight, browsing my dashboard, I stumbled upon some beautiful photographs of handmade jewelry. Bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings with a vintage look, made by Polina and Sergei (Kiev, Ukraine). You can find all their beautiful work on their Etsy shop, BeautySpot.

What I like the most is the uniqueness of every piece: as they are handmade, there are no two alike. 

Do you like unique things, with a personal touch? Or do you prefer more expensive jewelry?

All the photographs are from here and here.


Esther Voltà, pintura y complementos.

Mientras en una parte de Barcelona el Primavera Sound atraía a medio planeta, yo enseñaba a mi amiga Celia uno de mis rincones favoritos de la ciudad. Paseando por las calles del barrio de Gracia, encontramos una tienda llamada Sho. Celia compró una camiseta y se llevó una caja de regalo. Yo compré un espejito. Lo bonito del espejito es que Esther Voltà lo ha adornado con Pepita, una de sus creaciones. Al fondo de la tienda había una exposición con cuadros preciosos creados por ella.

While on the other side of Barcelona, the Primavera Sound festival attracted half of the world’s popualation, I showed one of my favorite places of the city to my friend Celia. Walking around Gracia, we found a shop named Sho. Celia bought a t-shirt and got a box. I bought a small mirror. What was beautiful of said mirror was that Esther Voltà had adorned it with Pepita, one of her creations. At the back of the shop there was an exhibition of her paintings.

Esther Voltà es una pintora y diseñadora de complementos en los que plasma las caritas de sus muñecas, todas con ojos enormes y muy expresivos. Con un toque a lo Tim Burton, la obra de Esther está empapada de toques vintage y abre una puerta a ese mundo imaginario que todos alguna vez hemos visitado.

Esther Voltà is a painter and a complements designer, where she gives live to her dolls, all of them with very big and expressive eyes. With a Tim Burton touch, Esther’s work is drown in vintage and opens a door to that imaginary world where we all have been sometime.

It’s a new era in fashion – there are no rules.

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.

Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.

Fashion fades, only style remains the same.

I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.

It is always better to be slightly underdressed.

Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

There are people who have money and people who are rich.

Coco Chanel

It’s all about the individual and personal style.

Alexander McQueen

Como dijo una vez mi admirada Coco Chanel: la moda se desvanece, pero el estilo permanece. Tengo mi propio estilo, aunque a simple vista no se aprecie. No me caracterizo por ser una fashion victim, mi sentido de la moda es bastante particular. Me gusta mucho, pero no me atrevo a dejarlo florecer al 100%. Eso no significa que no tenga pequeños objetos de deseo, cosas que sé que alguna vez podré decir que son mías, pero que de momento son eso: deseos y lujos.

As my admired Coco Chanel once said: fashion fades, only style remains the same. I have my own style, although it’s not evident at first sight. I’m not known for being a fashion victim, my sense of style is quite particular. I like fashion a lot, but I don’t think I’m ready to let it out 100%. That doesn’t mean I don’t have little wished fashionable objects, things I know I will call mine some day, but will still be wishes and luxuries for now.

All the images in this post have been found in tumblr and Google.