Royal Blush started as a beautiful, Swiss, small luxe accessories label with a fantastic pocket book (still a best seller). I believe I first met Jana Keller (CEO & Designer) in Paris at one of those enormous expo shows - when tan was less than popular and where her immaculate design elegance just stood out from some of her colour-led neighbours.
Of course that was a while back and since then there have been additions such as jewellery, with her signature knots in blue yellows, tan, blacks and now with artistic splatters - all with immaculate clasps of course. This year her stacking rings have a faceted stone in recycled silver that adds an unexpected sparkle, and then there are her new chains too.
But for me the most exciting addition is the leather espadrille, which she does in various vegetable tanned leathers and salmon skin (by-product of the food industry). Hand-sewn in Spain to her specifications, she has cleverly added a rubber sole (for European summer weather) and a leather insole (ideal because I can't even wear the traditional ones due to the roughness of the rope). They are seriously comfortable and the leather makes it not just a beach shoe, but a daily city shoe too. As an introductory offer to the new range, Jana is making a special 90-euro pre-order price until 30th September 2014, for delivery in March. Of course there are no two guesses who's first on the list then!