Urania Gazelli Spring 2014: Hard Candy

Urania Gazelli Spring 2014

Why carry a regular bag when you could carry a little piece of art? That’s how I feel every time I’m clutching one of Urania Gazelli’s delectable plexiglass minaudières. Greek designer Rania Giourmetaki continues to delight for Spring 2014 with transparent fluorescents, florals (arguably harder to pull off on a plexi clutch than on an embroidered or appliquéd bag), and of course, more games. We’ve seen her deal cards, declare checkmate, and now for the new season, that sense of whimsy has been translated into a spring palette with checkerboards in a rainbow’s worth of colors, as well as more muted mint and light pink pastels. The precise workmanship of these minaudières – all handcrafted in Rania’s homeland of Greece – is unmatched, a result of her background in industrial design. I love them most of all, though, for their resemblance to those old fashioned hard candies I used to love. Let’s just hope I can resist the urge to take a bite! Available at Urania Gazelli.

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