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It seems we’re having a belated last burst of Summer, after the cold & rain of the past few weeks when it felt like Autumn had come a little too early. I’m trying to enjoy wandering around without the need for a jacket again but I have to admit I’m kinda ready for the cooler weather now & Autumn layers, it’s definitely when I feel most at home & I always get so excited about the arrival of the A/W collections in stores.

I showed off this little silver necklace from ASOS on my Instagram a few days ago, I couldn’t resist the little ‘I want out’ inscription! It’s also perfect for adding on other pendants, I have a thing for claws & teeth, and this one from Thomas Sabo is perfect in shiny black onyx & a nice size too.

I was introduced Makki and their eel skin bags & purses when I was down at Pure London last month, as a brand they focus on ‘responsible luxury’ & are passionate about creating pieces which are both beautiful & ethical. Head designer Joanne came up with the concept whilst living in South Korea, where eel is part of the daily diet. The skins are unique, smooth & incredibly durable despite their softness, and they guarantee that all pieces created are a by-product of the wider food industry. I’d never come across or felt eel skin until recently, but it really is a gorgeous material. I love the little ridges & unique features, it’s baby smooth & also as a vegetarian who feels a bit conflicted about the choice of wearing real leather (which is what I choose) vs faux, the guarantee here that these materials are by-products & ethical is definitely something I’m more than happy to get behind & support.

Filed under: Outfit

13 Comments

  1. Posted 12.09.2014 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    Looking good lady! Gorgeous necklace…I really love that! xx

  2. Posted 12.09.2014 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    I love that the material used for the purse is a bi-product, I think all leather etc should be! Eel is a bit of an unusual one, I had no idea you could use their skin! x

    Josie’s Journal

    • Posted 15.09.2014 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

      I agree with you Josie & that is the main reason I launched Makki 11 years ago now.
      Eel Skin is quite unusual & distinctive in both look & feel. It is such a soft skin & gets softer the more it’s used. I love it & don’t carry anything else now.
      Read more here: https://makki.co.uk/
      Joanne x

      -Owner & Head Designer for Makki

  3. Posted 12.09.2014 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    Ah, you babe! I love the drapey dress and epic necklace! I have a real weakness for tusk pendants. My beautiful Makki purse arrived today, it really does feel so soft and beautiful!

    • Posted 15.09.2014 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

      Glad you like your new Makki purse Tara!
      Enjoy
      Joanne – Owner & Head Designer for Makki
      x

  4. Posted 12.09.2014 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Love that gorgeous dress! You look beautiful.

    Smoke & Smudge

  5. Posted 13.09.2014 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    You look incredible, that dress is amazing!

    Maria xxx

  6. Posted 13.09.2014 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Never heard of eel skin, anything ethical gets a thumbs up from me though.
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

  7. jenny
    Posted 14.09.2014 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    I just love this outfit! Especially the accessories they are beautiful :’) the Eel skin clutch by Makki sounds super interesting!! I have never come across anything made from Eel skin so this is very unique and it also looks so pretty but tough! xx

    http://www.krystelcouture.com

    • Posted 15.09.2014 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

      Hi Jenny
      I love how she has styled the Makki Wallet in this post.
      Eel Skin is super interesting! Beautiful, soft, ethical & 2-3 times stronger than Cow Hide!
      Read more here: https://makki.co.uk/
      Joanne x

  8. Posted 15.09.2014 at 4:56 am | Permalink

    Stunning as always but I love your last paragraph re ethics in leather production. Leather freaks me out, like a lot. Dead animal skin is gross when you think about it and horrible. I love Stella McCartney for her take on the faux and for proudly boasting about it too. I feel like vegan leather is simply hushed about for some reason. I love how this brand is just being honest and real and ensuring they do the right thing too. I used to own a pair of eel skin heels a few years back and they were the softest and most comfortable piece I have ever owned. I literally wore them to death (their death sadly) and haven’t been able to replace them since. I’ll have to check out Makki for sure. Thanks for the heads up.

    Sxx
    http://www.daringcoco.com

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