It’s grey, it’s miserable, it’s Wednesday, the no man’s land of the week. I need a bit of cheer to get me through until Bank Holiday Weekend. So I was most pleased to discover my motif of the season ‘birds’ and my eternal favourite motif ‘bows’ in this Australian accessory label 2Birds. Based in Melbourne, designers Steffani Eagles & Vanessa Partridge (see what they’ve done there!) have created a lush line of accessories made of vintage leathers and fabrics.
I’m especially intrigued and impressed with these Mikimoko neckpieces, for dressing up the decolletage which would look exquisitely striking over a sleek black shift dress. It’s like jewellery combined with apparel.
If the birds on the neckpiece is not enough, these these 10cm wide brooches would make great little epaulettes on a cropped blazer if you buy two or good for fastening oversized cardigans together – could even make a feature of it by twisting the edges of the cardigan together through the pin of the brooch.
As an forever-bow lover, I love the way the slightly distressed leather counteracts the girliness of the satin bows on these belts.
I’m also into these leather obi belts, a tougher, more wearable version than the traditional fabric ones.
Just writing this birds and bows post has cheered me up a little. Imagine if I got my hands on something from 2Birds. It’s not sold anywhere outside Australia but it does have an online order form from which I think you can order stuff internationally.