Necklace and Rings: Bvlgari, Leotard: Versace, Fur Coat: Vintage (It’s actually grandma’s), Earrings: Independent Lithuanian Silversmith
Photos by Agata Bosak
You are getting sleepy… Sleeepy…. Sleeepy… No, you’re not. How can you fall asleep if a Bvlgari pendant is moving just in front of your eyes? I was fortunate enough to be exposed to this brand ever since childhood. This has allowed to me to claim my share of Bvlgari jewellery from my mum when I hit 16.
Just like Tiffany’s, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier et al, Bvlgari is a brand to covet, lust over, dream about and save up for. It has been worn by too many celebrities and presidents’ wives to list in one blog piece. I believe former first lady of France, Carla Bruni, is now the face of the brand.
However, when it comes to the brand, there is one thing that I’d like to make clear. Everyone who is trying to break their tongues pronouncing “bvlgari” can stop right now – and I know these people exist, I was offered to experience “b-ff-lgari’s” latest scent in a perfume shop. So stop, just stop. The “V” is a “U” in accordance to the classic Latin alphabet and should be read as that. While I am explaining stuff, here’s another fact to be aware of: Bvlgari is an Italian brand and it means “Bulgarians” or people of “Bulgarian decent”.
The brand has expanded massively; it’s not only jewellery it excels in anymore. These days it’s also wristwatches, hotels, perfume and other luxury goods.
A word of caution though, Bvlgari is up there with Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Rolex; the brand is a victim of counterfeiters world wide. How to avoid fakes? If the offer is too good to be true and the seller pronouces it as “b-ff-lgari”, just say no.
Earrings: Amrapali, Scarf: Bvlgari, Top: Kimberly Ovitz, Dress: Kain
You know how kids wish they could bathe in an ocean of candy? Well I want to swim in a sea of Amrapali jewels. Each piece is better than the last – the store is like a big treasure chest. The necklaces, earrings, rings among other items are all I have ever seen in my wildest dreams and I can say this firmly, yes, dreams come true. At least my personal jewellery dreams.
Here’s an example: my Amrapali full ear earrings which I bought for the Cosmo Blog Awards 2012. I wanted something over-the-ear so badly and had no clue where to get it. Until one of my best friends said: Edita, go to Amrapali and you shall find what you seek. Although she wasn’t quite as cryptic as I just made her sound, she was right, my quest was fruitful.
As was the celebration of Spring at the brand’s grand London boutique. Between the Bellinis, canapés and colours, an amazing collection by Manish Arora was displayed on the main floor of the shop.
Over the top, bold and beautiful – I’d wear nothing else to welcome spring outside my window, beneath my stilettos and inside my heart. I am glad the three month long February is now gone.
Python clutch bag: Erva, Dress: Marks&Spencer, necklace in hair: Swarovski, ring: Bvlgari, pumps: Shuh
Location: London, UK
I felt that flowers in hair got a bit boring, a bit too hippie-like, a bit too kitsch. Which is why I decided to wear one of my most prized possessions instead – the Swarovski necklace that my father got me for my 18th. This instantly added a sort of princess-like aesthetic to a simple little white dress (LWD).
For eye make up I decided to go for blue and yellow eye shadow, black mascara and high shine powder, all from YSL, a brand the products of which are yet to let me down. This was the first time I wore eye shadow sans eye liner, never thought a day like that would come. It did. Hallelujah.