Friday, May 29, 2009

iWant: Bea Valdes Mombassa

As you probably realized, I am a sucker for shiny objects and "junk jewelry" is no exception, at least that's what I call pieces that aren't precious gems, gold and boring :) Although I'd hardly call these stunning pieces by Bea Valdes "junk". Bea Valdes is a Phillipines born handbag and jewelry designer whose fascination with embellishment from an early age lead her to start creating handbags experimentally in 2001. The detail is drool worthy but the prices are pretty prohibitive to me owning anytime the near future (at $750-1650, not to mention bespoke pieces). Right now I'm really feeling the Mombassa necklace pictured above! It's the perfect statement necklace that has a slight tribal feel.

Here are a couple other pieces below to give you a sense of her style.

You can check out her pieces at Henri Bendel, Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue, Kirna Zabete and Holt Renfrew or online at


Iole said...

the first one is great!

Sara said...

Oh my god, beautiful! Each piece has a different personality, but they all feel like they're from the same closet.

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