According to the New York Fall Trend Report by Harper’s Bazaar, “Leather has become a staple of the runways, no matter the season. For autumn, the new way with hide has an urban sensibility that’s a little bit tough, a little bit punk — rebellion never looked so chic.” From Alexander Wang, to Calvin Klein, to Rodarte and more, leather is hot as the temperature begins to cool. Ready to jump on the trend? Although it looks fabulous on the runway, head-to-toe leather may be frowned upon in the school car pool or around the water cooler. But, there’s still a way add some rock and roll chic (a leather belt, a leather cuff bracelet, or a leather headband) to your fall wardrobe without looking like a 1980’s throwback. It’s called Pavleski Fashion Accessories.
Pavleski Fashion Accessories offers an amazing selection of edgy, handcrafted jewelry made from upcycled leather. From beautiful bracelets, to statement necklaces, to punk-inspired belts, these designs are the perfect way to add just a dash of sassy city girl to your weekend wear.
My personal favorite is the simple leather cuff bracelet, pictured. The design takes the concept of a classic French cuff and reinvents it with a distinctly “today” sensibility. I especially love the tongue-in-cheek addition of an elegant metallic cufflink – genius! Retail: Prices are available upon request.
Pavleski Fashion Accessories’ designs are the brainchild of international jewelry and accessories designer Zoe Pavleski. Pavleski’s formal training was actually in interior design, but she finally gave in to a lifelong love affair with fashion and began designing jewelry and small accessories. And, boy are we glad she did!
Pavleski’s designs begin with an ingrained respect for the environment. Materials are upcycled because, as Pavleski says, “I hate anything going to waste – someone invested their money, energy and talents creating all those things!”
And, when asked where the inspiration comes from for such fresh new looks, Pavleski explains, “Literally everywhere. Looking at my kitten perched up on my computer screen, I notice now the beautiful texture under her whiskers and the soft curve of her spine…”
To see the entire line, visit Pavleski Fashion Accessories.
Now, one lucky Susan Said… WHAT?! reader will win their own incredible leather cuff bracelet! Giveaway is available for international readers aged 18+. Odds are determined by the number of entries received. Contest ends 9-10. Good luck!
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DISCLAIMER: I received a Pavleski Fashion Accessories leather cuff bracelet in order to fully evaluate the product. Regardless, I only recommend products and services that I believe are good for my readers.
PHOTOS: Used with permission by Pavleski Fashion Accessories.
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