Hot on the Highstreet Week 153

Mödernaked sounds Swedish, but it´s a Spanish brand
Mödernaked is not a porn site
Mödernaked is not H&M nor Zara
Mödernaked does not have a marketing department (we won´t be surprised if you never heard of us!)
Mödernaked does not have a sales department
Mödernaked thinks that people are wonderful (sometimes)
Mödernaked is not commun
Mödernaked listens to music all the time
Mödernaked dances all the time too
Mödernaked loves the little things in life
Mödernaked does not take drugs to create her designs
Mödernaked drinks 2 liters of H2O everyday
Mödernaked can be addictive
Mödernaked makes mistakes (big and small)
Mödernaked never loses the chance to go on vacation
Mödernaked loves happy endings

The statements above come direct from the Mödernaked website, an assortment of random facts that illustrate the quirky and unique character of this brand.

I discovered Mödernaked on a mini break to Seville with my mum last week, we both instantly fell for the adoring eyes of the cat rings. Sold in the ubercool Delimbo gallery-concept store, Mödernaked is just one of the tempting jewellery lines available to buy here.

A variety of animals are on offer, each handcrafted from polished brass and enamel with a varnish finish. They come in one size only but adjustable to fit any finger, making them incredibly versatile and wearable. Priced at 52 Euros, they are a lovely souvenir from our trip to Seville.

Buy your very own little cat ring here.

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Hot on the Highstreet Week 132

As I sit on an idyllic turquoise St Lucian shore I find myself noticing the statement pieces of clothing and jewellery the stylish women are wearing. Generally on holiday I prefer to wear minimal jewellery, but I always try to remember to pack one statement piece to accessorise evening outfits. Something easy and simple to wear, but that makes a big impression.

I cannot imagine a more striking and versatile designer than Palizzi. Each piece is entirely individual, hand crafted and one of a kind. The Palizzi pieces look particularly good with a tan, the sparkle of the gems, and bright vibrant colours complement sunkissed skin beautifully and look luxurious and expensive even if you are only wearing a plain dress and flip flops.

Palizzi jewellery is named after the tiny village of its origin, perched on top of a rocky outcrop in the heart of Calabria, Southern Italy. This strikingly beautiful region, called Area Grecanica, has been populated and influenced by Greek, Byzantine and Arabic cultures, and has a wealthy heritage in the arts and crafts.

Each Palizzi piece is handmade by two talented designers. Inspired by both fashion and art to use unusual and recovered materials, their remarkable palettes are unmistakably inspired by Mediterranean landscapes. The use of a crochet technique with recycled copper wire or silver, creates complex interlaced structures into which semi-precious stones, crystals and pearls are intricately fixed.

I only wish I had a Palizzi necklace to wear on the Caribbean Sunset Cruise tonight.

Visit the website here for more information on Palizzi.