Weekly 5 of the Best: 17 June 2013
I love my Skechers Shape-Ups. They stop my arthritis hurting in my knees and are unbelievably comfortable. Not convinced they shape me up but I love them all the same. I even wore them on my wedding day under my wedding dress.
The UN as an organization inspires the best in human kind. A place somewhere where hope of peace and development never dies. In the middle of NYC, but yet in its own territory, an island inside The Island. It inspires, congregates, amazes.
In a world of brands and before "atelierisation" became a trendy word, bags and leather accessories of Atelier Marchal in Brussels were already and definitely a true Lovemark for everybody who came in contact with it. Nothing to be envious of the greatest leather brands on the planet. Quality of materials, unique shapes, colours and design, and accurate details make Atelier Marchal products unique, gorgeously lavish and immediately unmistakable in the absence of any prosaic external logo. Touch is sensuous, feeling is deep and intense, view is fulfilled by perfect proportions. But first and foremost, they are simply infused with the charming spirit and lovely principles of their creator, Josep Garcia Marchal. Beyond the luxury appearance there is something more when you listen the story: social responsibility, environmental respect, long research and most important love for the user. All this makes me love my red wallet and my mail bag as they were a projection of me and my essential nature. They are part of my personality and shows to the world something of me that I am proud of. A unique experience of how apparently simple accessories can ignite dreams and be lively elements thanks to passion and devotion of their maker and to intimate contact they are able to create with their owners.
I stumbled across a Golden Breed shop while holidaying in Surfers Paradise recently and it brought back memories of the time when I used to wear their gear in my teenage years. Even though the brand is aimed at surfers and their tag line is "Surf the world - ride them all", the message is a great one for anyone who wants to make the most of life.
I discovered Juicy about three years ago and that was all the impulse I needed to find a job and start saving. Everything is so beautifully made, so much detail and makes you feel glamorous anywhere you go. Now I like to collect their purses, accessories and charms. My dog loves it too, she has her own Juicy sweater! It's totally worth it!