Accessory Love. Michaela Menichelli
Last week I was invited to the showroom of Michaela Menichelli, a gorgeous, passionate and dedicated young accessory designer who I had been communicating with for some time, but only recently had the pleasure of meeting. She is infectious and you can’t help but buy what she is selling.
It becomes apparent very quickly that Michaela has travelled the world, drawing inspiration from foreign cultures in exotic countries, with leather and hides featuring heavily throughout her collections.
Michaela explained to me that each hide in her Batik Princess collection was individually chosen before being carved and manufactured by hand. The uniqueness of the colourings in the hides and intricate carvings ensure that no two items are the same. Each piece in the collection is a work of art. The leather used in the Dream Weaver collection is sourced in Indonesia before being embossed to add texture and detail, bearing a strong resemblance to crocodile skin. This collection is my favourite, it adds an injection of the new season’s hottest accent colours; Tangerine Orange, Aubergine Purple, Turquoise Blue, Chartreuse Yellow and Steel Grey.
These leather clutches for summer will be divine, not to mention for some of my clients during the Spring Racing Carnival.
More recently, Michaela has moved into developing products for home with a stunning range of cushions now available to purchase online. I can definitely see the white one on all my feature chairs at home!
I walked away with the stunning white Michaela Menichelli Sahara clutch that I’ve already managed to use three times this past week.
Shop all Michaela Menichelli’s accessories online here