…But I’m not going to delve into the aforementioned woes–my political knowledge is quite limited (I’m an ignorant assbrain). I will, however, call attention to one particular brand of the Greek variety that I learned about while I was there. If the islands that I visited taught me anything it is not that feta cheese is awesome, or that you haven’t lived until you’ve eaten Mediterranean fish. No. It’s that dainty fine jewelry shits on chunky costume stuff.
Now, as it always happens when I spend time away, the foundation of the composition of the country’s style rubbed off on me quickly. As a matter of fact, it was a only few days before my chunky cuffs and bib necklaces were stowed and the piling of dainty dangles commenced. I stopped at every single tourist trap Crete, Santorini and Mykonos had to offer in order to grow the various limb parties that were trying to manifest but wasn’t until a quick layover in an anything but hopeless Athens though that I found love–get it? Hehe–enter Ileana Makri.
This particular brand is no stranger to the U.S market but again, my knowledge of such was limited because I’m an assbrain. I stopped into a store called Mageia where I saw an extensive array of the kitschy fine Makri pieces. It was that perfect dose of happy, playful and still somewhat serious that reeled me in and ultimately left me with a gold thunder bolt around my neck.
While the stones are precious and prices quite high, you should at very least be able to draw some inspiration for your summer layering. It’s too hot anyway for layers of clothes but there is no such limit to the amount of snakes, spiders, heck, even toilets, your neck, arms, fingers can holster. Peep the collection here, also available at Net-a-Porter.