Ibiza, commonly known as the White Isle or La Isla Blanca, is perhaps the most diverse and beautiful of all the Balearic islands. With its long sandy beaches, crystal blue waters, cool beats, crazy parties and oh my goodness – the fashion – What is not to love?!
I have been lucky enough to make two trips already this summer and I always come back inspired with bohemian style ideas, convinced I will wear nothing but my denim cutoffs, floaty kaftans and beads ever again. You can find Ibicencan treasure in the markets and beach boutiques all across the island, so make like a magpie and keep your eye open for jewels and delightful designs whilst on the White Isle.
Here is my pick of some of the coolest accessories available on the island, and if you can’t make it to the magical isle yourself, we’ve put in some handy online links to help you update your wardrobe for a perfect boho Balearic vibe.
Sienna Bloom is a jewellery designer living in Ibiza. All her creations are designed locally and then produced in mainland Spain. Designs are inspired by nature and spiritual symbolism, perfect to layer up with a stack of friendship bands and beads galore.
If you can’t make it to the island to shop at some of the many boutiques which stock her you can shop online here: http://shop.white-ibiza.com/sienna-bloom
Above: Sienna Bloom Tri-spirit necklace and My Mala bracelet.
Firm Ibicencan favourite, Bex Rox, latest collection doesn’t fail to disappoint. In fact most of her latest Afrika collection is sold out. Add your name to the waiting list now! Bex was raised on the Island but is now based in Notting Hill. I adore the bright friendship bands and Frida collars, statement pieces with an ethnic edge.
You can shop online at: http://www.bexrox.com and also at Selfridges, Harrods, Harvey Nichols and select concept multi brand stores across the globe.
Above: Bex Rox Afrika collar and Mayan collar.
World Family is a family run business that creates the most amazing collection of bags and accessories. Try here for tasselled leather bags with beautiful silver embellishment from Afghanistan or clutch bags embroidered in Chang Mai and then adorned further with beads and jewels. The collection is a treasure trove of colours and wondrous designs. I am seriously lusting over it all. You can shop online at: http://www.worldfamilyibiza.com/
Above: World Family Chiang Mai Clutch and Kuchi bag.
Talking of bags, accessories designer Sophie Anderson has a huge following in Ibiza and is stocked in boutiques across the island. I’m lucky enough to be the proud owner of a Marilu crocheted clutch, (Sunday Times style featured it in their hot list last month) and she is now stocked in Browns, Fenwicks, Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Net-A-Porter. Born in Kuwait and raised in Oman, Sophie’s childhood exposed her to a wealth of colour, materials and traditional skills. Her bags are perfect for beach through to evening cocktails or to bring a bit of tropical glamour to the city. More information can be found here: http://www.sophieanderson.net/
Above: Sophie Anderson shopper and clutch on the catwalk.
Ashalak has those killer boho ankle boots and fringed belts you have always been looking for. Created by Vicky and Virginia, Ashalak have bright and beautiful customized clothes for women. Their dream is to “give fashion a soul”, says Vicky, born in Argentina but settled in Ibiza. Her partner Virginia, born in Navarre, says fashion “is a reflection of how you are and how you feel.” Shop online at: http://ashalak.com/
Above: Ashalak Motor Cycle boots and fringed belt.
Boheme Kaftans are the perfect cover up for the Ibicencan shores or for a perfect summer look back home. You can shop for them on Etsy.com or check out the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BohemeKaftans for more info.
Above: Boheme Kaftans.
Creator, Charlotte Kennedy, describes the collection as, “beachwear for the sunshine lovers across the globe. Live the life you dream & wear the dream you live.” I would like to wear these dream creations non stop so please London, keep this weather up so I can dress like my inner Ibicencan beach-bum everyday!