You know when you just can’t decide which accessories to wear? Well, look no further! I am so excited to share my latest favourite thing – bracelets from Luxetto. The perfect combination of edgy and sophisticated, they are a fabulous choice every time! I predict an enduring future and not just a passing fad for these little treasures, made by hand right here in Montréal.
I visited Luxetto founders and designers Linda Ducasse and Jacinthe Piotte at Jacinthe’s beautifully renovated home and we had a lovely afternoon chatting.
These two extremely charmante women have been friends for years and with Jacinthe’s background in PR and marketing, Linda working with fabrics and hats at Cirque du Soleil as well as having experience as a jewelry designer, they complement each other very well. While each was pursuing a very different path in life, Jacinthe in Germany and Linda in Guatemala, they had always wanted to work together but the timing was never right. Almost two years ago, the stars aligned and the opportunity finally arose – obviously fate, because their pieces are genious. They share the production work and find inspiration from their travels, the materials themselves and from the women they see every day.
These are not just any bracelets. Made of the best lamb’s leather, they are long wrap-around cords, embellished with charms and semi-precious stones, in the coolest variety of colours, styles and closures. Their best- selling models, also my personal faves are “Milli”, with a large metal clasp and “Starla” with a toggle closure, but I also love the “Irma” (in the bronze metallic shade), with a hammered metal clasp. What adorable names!
After much experimentation, hard work, transforming the leather and playing with colours and textures to get it just right, there is no mistaking them – these are sexy signature pieces, recognizable on sight. Luxetto also carries necklaces, more delicate and refined than the bracelets, and even a couple of items for men.
So much fun that you can dress them up or down, stack and interchange them, here’s a quick tutorial on how to do the bracelets up yourself because it can be tricky the first couple of times. Once you have the hang of it and play around with them, you’ll never want to take them off. They also offer a magnetic clasp on some models to make things even easier.
Be aware that they come in different sizes, so measure the circumference of your wrist: Medium (6 – 6.5 inches) and Large (6.5 – 7 inches) for women and for men: Large (7 inches – 7.5 inches) and XL: (7.5 inches- 8 inches).
At their sample sale I recently picked up three different bracelets for moi and I had to control myself because these beauties are so unique you’ll want them ALL! (I know I do!) Your friends will definitely be asking you where you got them.
With their fourth collection just hitting stores now, Jacinthe and Linda like to re-invent these models with exciting new materials. One of the new additions for Fall/Winter are crystals and braided fabric – simply gorgeous!
Priced in the medium – high-end range, the bracelets retail for between $79.00 – $350.00 (average $139.00).
Very popular with stylists, Luxetto accessories have been used on photo shoots for Elle Québec, featured in Moi & Cie, 7 Jours, Dress to Kill and local celebrities and fashonistas love them! Whether your style is girly or tough, or anything in between, this is a “must-have” ladies!
Put them on your Holiday wishlist, they are the perfect gift !
An absolute necessity – check out their website Here!
Merci Jacinthe! Merci Linda!