Unique Jewelry Highlight: Biko
Modern nostalgic jewelry designed and made in Canada.
When it comes to making a statement with your style, the right jewelry can elevate your outfit from normcore plain jane to having a magnetic pull drawing strangers into conversations about your necklace. You can uncover many noteworthy new and oft relatively unknown jewelry designers simply by complimenting women on their pieces and finding out where they are from. Any chick who appreciates an original piece of jewelry loves to talk about it, give you the story behind it like – “I got it in Mallorca 6 years ago [so you’ll never be able to get it]” c̶u̶e̶ e̶y̶e̶r̶o̶l̶l̶ and to big up the designer. I ain’t scared to admit that I secretly pat myself on the back everytime I get compliments on my jewelry.
Because of the obsession for distinct accessories that nobody else has, I practically skip from my house to the One of A Kind show (in Toronto) twice a year. Most cities and towns host some type of handmade goods or craft show where you can support locally and cop one of a kind items, so make sure to research shows near you!
Biko is consistently one of my favourite booths at The One of a Kind show. The Canadian founder and designer is Corrine Anestopoulos, whose style aim is self described as ‘modern nostalgic’. Supporting local, and supporting women entrepeneurs are causes I can get down with.
The pieces are edgy but feminine, contemporary but with a nod to the past.
Here are some of my favourite pieces, all of which can be found on the Biko website.