Velvet Slippers, Silk Tie and High-End Accessories: Everything is More Elegant with CrystalsMonogrammed slippers, a 100% Italian silk tie and one of the most luxurious umbrellas on the market: it doesn’t get much more elegant than this. Suitable for day but incredibly elegant for evening, these wardrobe essentials have been embellished with sparkling Swarovski crystals.
In the countryside of Mantova, Italy, there is someone still handmaking luxury umbrellas for Pasotti. The company produces 40,000 every year, each made with enameled brass handles, precious silks and decorations such as Swarovski crystals. The centerpiece of this skull umbrella is clearly the 50mm Swarovski crystal, which sits alongside 1088 crystals of varying sizes.
Made in Italy takes on new meaning with Stefano Ricci, a luxury brand for the man who values classic elegance and technical details. According to the brand’s eponymous founder, “this is the wardrobe of those great travelers who do not renounce personal pleasure, healthy vanity or contemporary comfort.” All of the pieces by the family-run design house are handmade using exclusive silk woven in Florence; these accessories have then been trimmed with Swarovski Round Hotfix crystals for the ultimate finish.
Wondering what “PB” stands for? Try “Pure Black”, the latest collection by the Spanish shoe brand Pretty Ballerinas – and another “PB”. Lucky you if your initials are also the same; if not, well, these slippers still demonstrate how stunning clear Swarovski crystals look when set on black velvet.