Limited-Edition implies something unique, collectable, and not mainstream. The noun “collection” also comes to mind as we imagine our treasured personal items to which we have become so attached, unable to let go, unable to discard or do a Kondo.
Do you have any items in your closet that you simply cannot say goodbye to? We can think of a few that have remained in our wardrobes for many years, even decades, like the pretty dress that never seems to date, a piece of jewellery that holds special memories, or that ever so adaptable tote, clutch or shoulder bag that seems to fit in and complement every outfit you create.
With the idea of “pricelessness” in mind, and befitting our artisan mission, Cristina and Myriam, co-founders of the e-shop The Italian Collection have launched Limited-Edition, a page dedicated to handmade accessories that make our hearts go aflutter.
We ask, “What makes one item more precious than another?” Is it a simple leather belt that seems to be the “go to” one whenever we have a sartorial crisis? Or that pair of earrings we do not think twice about wearing with our favourite pair of silk trousers, or palazzo jeans? That item coloured a shade of blue, or an anthracite grey, that seems to mutate and just go with everything?
We think it is any item that has a special something – a particular look or feel, timelessness, or versatility. Or perhaps it is the item that inspires a personal connection or feeling. The kind that urges us to always place that piece in the suitcase.
For Limited-Edition, we have identified offerings that pass our litmus test of uniqueness, timelessness and quality that befits a hand-crafted accessory for the long term. Pieces that have the makings of an heirloom to be passed on to that special someone – a daughter, a niece, a friend.
In Rome, city of heritage sites and lasting legacies we found Loredana, an artisan whose bountiful imagination leaves us wanting more. She is the artist behind our new visors, each one hand painted so lovingly and to perfection. Transforming a utilitarian item into something expressly unique requires many talents, not least of which is seeing beyond the item itself. Indeed, her highly versatile sun visors we felt were the perfect item for our collectable, covetable Limited-Edition.
Where else can you find a hand painted sun visor that you can gift to someone who has absolutely everything? Or perhaps you see yourself in one of Loredana’s gorgeous visors. We certainly do. We can spot one on the beach at St. Tropez, on any elegant avenue, while running errands, playing golf or tennis, or on your daily jog.
Yes, Loredana’s craftsmanship is a gift that gives us the perfect “slow” accessory that is in such contrast to the fastness of our lives today. Something to hold on to, to cherish, and to use frequently.
Take a peek here…you will not be disappointed.
Myriam and Cristina