“…and so these guys found out that Will.I.Am had worn one of their golden bow-ties in a video”, said my friend Ilaria at the cafe. “Wait, wait, what? Did you just say that they got a product placement like that? Oh my gosh, what was the name of the brand again?”, I said on a desperate rage. “Oh, we call it Corsine to make it shorter, but it’s Cor Sine Labe Doli… and it’s also for girls, so you’re so gonna love it”.
I was in shock when this conversation took place about two weeks ago. I was then at a beautiful café in Milan called Café & Fiori, very close to Porta Romana, with a friend of mine called Ilaria Retrosi. She is a very talented graphic designer from Rome who now lives in Milan, and we happen to have a lot of things in common. That day we were about to visit The Little Black Jacket exhibition by Karl Lagerfeld and we were having this crazy conversation about fashion and product placements.
So after visiting their website and contacting their very nice PR Agency G.A.R.B.O Press & PR, I found out many other things about Cor Sine Labe Doli and had the chance to see all of their creations. And trust me, Ilaria was right: I was going to love it and I so hope you do too!
Cor Sine Labe Doli is a young Italian accessories brand (for both men and women) that has only been out there for about two years. However, in this short time the brand has got the spotlight on it and has attracted the attention of critics and public because of the peculiar beauty of the items they create. Their most iconic item? A ceramic bow tie -model PRIMO- that has become a piece of international cult.
The creative core of the brand is the ceramic but they love experimenting with all sort of materials (PVC, silk, wool or even pressed cork). With unexpected fusions (whoever said that leather and ceramic don’t go well together was wrong) and a strong attention to detail, Cor Sine Labe Doli accessories give that extra touch of attitude and personality to your (or your man’s) daily looks.
“But what exactly can I find in Cor Sine Labe Doli?”, you will probably be wondering. From bow-ties in a huge variety of shapes, prints and colours to ties, clutches and purses, not forgetting about all sort of embellishments, necklaces, collards, pins and brooches.
I have made a selection of different items I found extraordinarily beautiful or maybe shocking and I’d love to share it with you!
First of all, I would like you to have a look at some gorgeous papillons from their FW13 collection.
From all of them, there were these very special ones that I also found very interesting (like the ones with the studs and the camouflage ones, which apparently are the best-sellers in Italy!).
And now something for the guys (well, maybe even for the girls if you fancy them). Look at these stunning fake pens and sunnies to put in the jacket’s pocket!
Now here comes something that left me in a tremendous shock: handkerchiefs to put inside your pocket!
And then my favorite picks (most of them from the SS13 collection, including those shirt collard pins that made me go WOW).
Special thanks to G.A.R.B.O Press & PR for their help to make this post possible!