(Excuse the title incorporating a very un-Susie word – ‘awesome’.  I’ve clearly been in Miami for too long…)

‘Marry new, old, basic and kitsch’

Placing things out of context is what AKA (Anastasia Kolos Accessories) is all about.  Scrunchies, holographic wrapping paper, mens’ watches all don’t sound like things that should be in the same collection but then again, Kolos’ collection debut is aptly called ‘Fragmented Memories’.  There is a naivety to the bags and jewellery that really works.  Kolos has had a varied background moving about from her hometown in Minsk, Belarus to Toronto and then to Paris where she designed accessories for Martine Sitbon, Givenchy and Lanvin (phew…what a CV….!).  Now, she will be launching her own collection for SS08 that quite nicely coincides with my newfound love for a conical handbag…

Here’s hoping for many a new stockist for Anastasia for her perfect balance of the familiar and well-designed accessories.  It’s just as well that AKA happens to be my most oft-used word (I’m a fan of abbreviations…)….as opposed to ‘AWESOME’…. (seriously…. the SHEER number of times that the word is used here!)

The jewellery is delicate enough not to veer too far into ‘ironic tacky’ territory.

Comments (18)

  1. Candid Cool says:

    great accessories. i’m surprised you havent heard the word “Super” thousands of times.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Oooh, the circular bag is beautiful! I’d like to see that jewellery in real life too. I do rather like the necklace… Strange, but fabulous!

  3. clover says:

    the black bag is so totally awsome! =D

  4. Tay says:

    I fairly want ALL of these.
    but they will of course be well out of my price range.. grrr
    ah well.. birthday is coming up.. and then christmas…
    ps. I’ve just started my own blog, i’d love if you or anyone else could check it out:

  5. debbie says:

    Cute. I love the silver one

  6. estelita says:

    Hello, thank you to give us so many fashion informations. I’ve used one of your AKA pics for my blog. bye

  7. atelier says:

    I love the accessories, they are really cool

  8. miss woo says:

    As a sussex girl I employ the word awesome way more than is acceptable, still, those acessories can only be described with the A word!

  9. lady coveted says:

    hehe… sometimes i forget that awesome is an old-school, not that cool anymore slang word. as a so-cal ex-pat, awesome will always be part of my vocabulary.
    i like the cone handbags, they remind me of candy!

  10. saretta!! says:

    i’m crazy of earrings so i really like that one!i also agree with the girl who says that the cone handbags remind her of candy!they are fabulous..i want them!!
    PS i’m italian and this is the first view of your blog..it’s amazing!!

  11. Helen says:

    i love the use of picture frames.
    off the point but you mentioned lula magazine a while ago and i wondered if you could tell me where i can find it in London?
    Also how regular is it?
    it just looks so luuuurvely.

  12. Iona Sjöfn says:

    Hi I think this website is a golden door into the world fashion, I’m in love;D

  13. beautiful clothes and such a creative photoshoot

  14. bobble-bee says:

    The cone bag is fantastic

  15. Arghhhh!!! says:

    Susie!!! Up-date!!! The side of my brain that deals with fashion is shrinking!!

  16. Soul Tanggg says:

    I just love the style and mood of the photoshoot.
    they did a good job.

  17. ambika says:

    Love the way she’s used the frames to photograph the bags.
    And hey, at least you’re not hearing ‘rad’ all the time.

  18. Beautiful, my favourite is the one in silver.

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