Friday, 30 March 2012

Naama Bezalel - vintage queen of Israel

I am in Tel Aviv ..and this town is surprisingly lively, full of young people and good vibrations. Yesterday I took a walk in the city center, in the shopping area, close to Dizengoff Center,
I found many nice little shops selling amazing clothes.
I really loved Naama Bezalels shop, the modern vintage queen of Israel.
Her dresses are made with a particular eye for clean cuts and, although newly produced, it is like you have picked the dress straight out of your grandmother’s wardrobe but given it a modern twist of your own.

I love Bezalel’s design  and her clothes are wearable, well tailored and so utterly feminine.
Have a look at to see more.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Olivia Iron- magic retro hats

I love the hats handmade by a young Stylist, Olivia Iron...and I love her website full of beautiful drawings ( Oliva graduated in photography in London and now she makes hats, floral compositions and a lot, a lot more...

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Kobi Levi - Crazy for shoes

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The Olive Oyl shoe

The Duck shoe

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The Slide shoe

The swan shoe

Kobi graduated from Bezalel academy of art & design, in Jerusalem 2001. He specialized in footwear design and development and is now working as a freelance designer. He collaborates with both Israeli and international companies, currently working on his women shoe line in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

I love his blog and of course his funny shoes

Monday, 26 March 2012

Daniela Bekerman - Israeli designer

This is the website to look for if you want to see the works of this amazing young Israeli designer, Daniela Bekerman..she has designed amazing stuff including modular shoes (you can combine different pieces to create your shoes), funny packaging and also dresses designed to make breast feeding easier for mums...her works are so beautiful!

Shoe laces packaging

Sunday, 25 March 2012

SOTTILEVANZOOMEREN.COM - The lightness of shoes

 originated in 2005 from the collaboration between Daliah Giacoma Sottile and Wendy van Zoomeren
During a trip to Beijing, Daliah visited a post-communist market with clothes, uniforms and accessories of the Mao period. She came across a box full of shoes which were used for callisthenic gymnastics. She remembered when she had worn them herself as a child during P.E class at school. She bought 2 pairs and wore them during her return flight to Italy. They were so pretty and comfortable! She continued to wear them as slippers and for her daily exercises of 5 Tibetan Rites.
Daliah spoke to Wendy about the possibility of making similar shoes but using different materials, such as linen velvet, cotton velvet, linen, cotton, silk, pure virgin wool. So began Sottilevanzoomeren! Daliah works on the design ( and alternates the materials: velvet for winter, linen and cotton for summer; the soles are all in Alcantara® (no use of materials of animal origin) and this guarantees the non-slip structure.
 The materials used are all of the highest quality and produced exclusively in Italy.

Every pair is accurately hand-sewn and checked by Wendy who has studied the structure, the robustness and chosen the matching colours of elastic and laces.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Butik NØ - Copenhagen

I came back from Copenhagen 3 days and until now  I haven't had a minute to post some pics on my blog (tooooooo bad).
On my very last day in Copenhagen I jumped - totally by chance - in this beautiful shop run by an interesting young lady. She sells the most impressive things like the diamond lamp bulb you can see in one of the pics above, curtains made of plastic caps, ...and almost everything a girl would love. The shop is located in Larsbjørnsstræde 22, 1454 København. It is worth paying a visit!

Monday, 12 March 2012

Kolonihaven - Copenhagen

I am  in Copenhagen right now and today I have  discovered this charming and colorful shop called Kolonihaven (The allotment). It's located in a basement store in the center, and this is where a group of Danish designers have gone together and opened a store where they sell their designs. The names behind Kolonihaven are Christel Mayland, Lsjat Blaa, Slynglen and Kallemaiu. Most of the items are made entirely or partially by organic materials and some of the items are even made out of recycled products. Stop by and have a look.

Skindergade 43.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

I am very proud to announce....The starting of Mirelle handmade bags collection

First came the blog..and with the blog the idea to make, to create something of my own.I first started with the idea of making shoes (without knowing where to start from). Then one day I opened an old wardrobe and found beautiful fabrics in it. The fabrics were a gift that my grandfather- a famous and skilled upholster- gave me before dying.
I was 2 years old when he died...and my parents had forgotten the wardrobe and the fabrics...until May last year when I discovered them just by chance...
And the combination of beautiful textiles from 1930, 1940 and 1950 and my own style have given birth to the bags you can see below.
Right now there are on sale at Blu, in via San Vitale 34, Bologna. I am very happy and proud they selected my bags and found them beautiful..a big thank you goes to Filippo and Sante...

I ll make definitely more bags in the future and post their pics on my blog and a website which is under construction right now.
If you are interested in seeing or buying the bags, pls contact me at
Every piece is unique (all the fabrics are unique) and handmade with love!

Friday, 9 March 2012

Fashion paper dolls

Before there was polyvore, there were…paper dolls. The 20th century Danish illustrator Christel [Marott]   made adorable illustrations of 50s and 60s era fashions which  look refreshingly modern  today.
Christel Marott [1919-1992] made her debut as a professional illustrator at the age of 17, and remained a highly sought-after artist for fashion magazines throughout the 20th century, including Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue.