In light of my obsession with music festivals and my allegience to Team Jacob (sorry bout it), I would like to do a highlight piece on one of my near and dear friends' new pet projects. With the inspirations of love and lust for life, in the glistening heat of South Beach, social butterfly and up-an-coming designer Tini Courtney has found her creative niche.
H.O.W.L., aptly standing for Handle Only With Love, is a business of love and labor for both Tini and her boyfriend/partner Jason Masik. The perfect pair of free spirited minds, the couple have created a unique and highly sought after steez that blends together high profile materials with whimsical notes of vintage Native American culture. Typically rocked in the contemporary layering style, H.O.W.L.'s chic and crafty pieces such a dreamcatchers, wrapped pendants and earrings capture the eclectic embrace of nature in fashion. "We live for the inspiration that consumes us by learning about the Earth, different cultures, and anything with a story behind it" say creators Tini & Jason. This language is universal, for the unique healing powers of each stone used and the time, love and energy put into each handcrafted piece truly speak to all people.
These one of a kind pieces can be found at a variety of stores in Miami (try Nightowl for more fun, spooky sexy stuff) or visit the H.O.W.L. website to view custom pieces and contact these two brilliant designers for some charms of your own!
Below, Alessandra Ambrosio sporting one of H.O.W.L.'s pieces at Coachella, one of my favorite designs featuring bullet adornments, and the dynamic duo H.O.W.L.ing about town...