Fact: accessories make the outfit, especially when the accessories involve colourful feathers and metallic wings. Take Gold Frankincense + Myrrh for example, a brand whose headpieces, footwear and jewellery can take a plain chambray sundress and turn it otherworldly divine.
Renee Whyte, creator of Gold Frankincense + Myrrh knows all about beautiful accessories, as she’s also the founder and designer behind Wizzer and Whyte, a gorgeous women’s accessories brand. Renee wanted to extend her creativity to children’s accessories, so she started a sister label, Gold Frankincense + Myrrh.
Every piece is handmade in Melbourne, with the exception of the sweet winged sandals reminiscent of those worn by Greek God Hermes. Those pretty metallic leather creations hail from a place of sun-bleached islands and a crystal blue sea. Can you guess where? Greece, naturally.
Headpieces like the beautiful crowns are little works of art, each one a bit different from the next. Feathers are dip dyed, tipped in gold and artfully arranged around halos of natural leather.
The colours are sometimes watery, sometimes saturated pinks and blues punctuated with metallics like gold, copper and silver. We love the Old Owl crown ($80) in particular because the feather situation is epic; the band is absolutely stuffed with fluffy soft, colourful feathers.
If you, like me, have no daughters to dress up in these pretty crowns, don’t despair, or start planning your next pregnancy. Gold Frankincense + Myrrh’s crowns make lovely conversation pieces around the house. In fact, there’s a spot on my bookshelf that’s just right for the proud peacock-feathered Popsicle Tall Crown.
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