An interesting talk about must-haves.
On a sunny afternoon about a week ago, Ines had been waiting at Caffènation for over 20 minutes because I managed to get the address of our meeting place wrong. Luckily she was still there when I walked through the door because I was very curious about her story. This inspiring lady has got her own accessories label, called Musthave, at 23. Time for a talk.
You might know this purple head for her ‘Trust me I’m a hipster’-sweatshirts that have been popping up all over Facebook lately. You wouldn’t guess, but it actually all started at the age of 16 with some beads her sister had lying around. Ines mastered the art of bead weaving – very nerve-wracking and the end result easily broke. But because she was very interested in making jewellery, she taught herself new techniques through videos and books. The selling began when family and friends started asking about the pieces. After a while it got serious so she decided to start her own label in the summer of 2011.
From beads to statement earrings
Musthave interprets trends differently because Ines only makes things she would wear herself. So instead of making statement necklaces, she designs some kick-ass statement earrings for her collections. Sadly enough it turns out that my favorite pair is out of stock, darned.
On the Musthave facebook page, you can take a look at the latest collection. And if you see something you like, you can order by e-mail. It’s as simple as that!
For miss Ines quality is top priority. So when buying an item at Musthave, you can be sure it is handmade by this lovely lady. For her next collection she is looking into some laser cutting techniques. And if she could really dream big, she would love to have a full accessories and clothing line with Azelia Banks wearing her designs.
Must-haves of the moment
Ines might make her own must-haves but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t got any other key items hanging in her closet. She told me she is currently obsessing over coats. There’s that vintage one with a fake fur collar and star embroidery from The Public Image and then we have the one from TITI + THE GERMAN KID. She scored it at the label’s showroom in Hasselt.
Another eye-popping detail of Ines’s look is her short & purple colored hair. She decided to chop off her locks because she got bored of her long hair and wanted something fresh, something less normal. With edgy, shorter hair and after a while a colored coupe she sure stands out. And I think we can all agree that this style suits her. She already had some pink and purple hair. What her next color will be? “Green maybe?”.
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