Accessorize This: Sleek and Sexy Dressing for Gadgets

Thursday, May 13, 2010



Sleek and Sexy Dressing for Gadgets
by Denise Grayson


You reach into your of-the-moment, covetable, patent leather bag to answer your phone and you pull out a scratched, battered and smudged object that resembles something you found on the ground and not so much that expensive piece of cutting–edge technology you lusted after for so long.

Why such shabby treatment of your trusty little friend who is always there for you? You could be easily forgiven, we aren’t quite overwhelmed with stylish choices for carrying around our essential and expensive devices these days; the selection where you bought your iPhone or Blackberry probably made you cry (you know what I mean, the kinds that look right at home hooked on a belt). And those inside pockets of your handbag don’t always hold it in (I swear my bag throws up my phone every time I put it in that dinky little pocket).

Designer Jill Partain recognized the need for high quality gadget cases that look great and set out to create them for us. Plia Designs offers a collection of high-quality, hand-crafted small accessories for handheld devices.

“Modern technology has become another facet for one to express their personal style, “explains Jill. “I wanted to celebrate this idea, while still honoring the traditions of Old World craftsmanship and construction.”

Now that’s more like it! You can view the entire collection and range of colours at www.pliadesigns.com.


Jill says: “Our pastry collection first started with the macaron. We loved the vibrant colors and flavors of this famous French treat (although some claim the first macaron actually came from Italy.) From there we decided to create an iPhone case collection inspired by several French pastries. Aside from macarons, we created the very pink religieuse and fluffy whip cream topped Saint Honore.”



The Bellini clutches made exclusively for the iPhone 3G and 3GS


Dress up your iPod Touch with these adorable cases of handstitched python and snake print leather, inspired by vintage dinner jackets


iPhone and Blackberry luxe hardshell case

Denise Grayson is our Accessories Editor with an eye for dreamy accessories and also writes about fashion at The Swelle Life.

21 comments:

janettaylor said...

What fantastic things!

♥ Please don't forget to enter the leather keychains GIVEAWAY!♥ Good luck! ♥

CC said...

They're all adorable! :)
Xx

jolie jamie said...

I'll take the cheetah case anyday!! :)

daisychain said...

these are just fabulous!

meggasus said...

If i had an iphone i would totally buy one of those macaroon covers! hahah i had my first macaroon this summer and i loved it!

Denise @ Swelle said...

Thank you for your lovely comments!

meggasus - That's exactly what I was thinking. This gives me yet another reason to go for the iPhone!

Denise x
Accessories Editor
Dream Sequins

fabulous finds said...

omg...these are adorable! where can i get the leopard print hard case? since it is for the blackberry...although those vests are SO unique...
lovin the macaroons...but do i really need any more reminders of sweets? i do fine all on my own =)

M said...

oh god those iphone cases would have me in permanent hunger

Style with Benefits said...

What a great idea. Those little clutches are gorg! And I love the leopard print one too.

xo, becs

Karen @ Bobbins And Bombshells said...

In love with the cheetah print case!!

Kristin said...

That macaron pretty WANTS to come home with me!

On the Glam said...

Such a cute post! Right now my iPhone is wearing a plain old black rubber case...BOOOOOORING

Pink Blog Girl said...

LOVE the French pastry Iphone covers! They're perfect.

Intrinsically Florrie said...

I must confess to having mislaid my camera case for a while and carrying it round in a sock for protection- not a good look!
The pastry collection is very prettyful.

Florrie x

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

Holy cow - I neeeed the case with the macaroons!!!

Taylor Sterling said...

Amazing! I love the fun details!!

asequindressatbreakfast said...

love these phone covers! i have a pink bedazzled cover i'm obsessed with and always get compliments on. :) the french macaroon cover is so adorable!

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DailyDivaDish said...

Bellini clutch with the lizard is amazing!
XO Piper

Susan said...

wow, love those clutches!
xoxo

MarchMusings said...

I might have to get an iPhone just so I can buy one of these yummy covers!

Vyque said...

why is there never anything cute for the Droid! Untapped market people!

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