We first expressed our love of London-based brand Latelita through Instagram (quoting the ever inspirational Iris Apfel), piling on its galuchat cuffs for maximum style. Founded in 2012 by design duo Al and Lee, and named after the first woman they ever designed jewelry for, the brand blends Eastern and Western influences to create intricate handcrafted pieces, often using fine skins and natural stones. There’s something very seventies about Latelita’s creations, a color-rich opulence that veers on the hedonistic – not surprising, seeing as the brand’s designers are also vintage jewelry collectors, drawing their inspiration from historically charged creations. Bold and beautiful, just how we like it!
Galuchat tubular cuffs, 22ct gold on sterling silver, Latelita London. Silk dress, Longchamp. Photo by Olivia da Costa, words by Fleur Burlet.