Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hooked on Sereni & Shentel

I know I just posted on Sereni & Shentel's limited edition handmade headband in support of breast cancer awareness but I'm telling ya I do not have stakes in Sereni & Shentel but like many of their fans, I'm enamoured by the creators, Sereni Linggi and Shentel Lee's infectious energy just by looking at their work and their choice of wild names christened for every headband. And of course because they are made in Malaysia and so am I! Here are some pix from their lookbook and website, starting with the creative mamas wearing headbands with my fave name, Mafia Mama.

OK, I lie. My fave is actually the recently tamed Bow Down, B#*^!es. Got your attention yet? Sure did mine! It may be a more demure name dropping the noun but this hot crown still sends a gal (or guy) on an imaginary ego trip.

Sereni and Shentel spared a few moments for a couple of questions from Zen's Bohemia and here's why my love grows.

Zen: This may be obvious but from the designers themselves, why handmade only for Sereni & Shentel over mass production?
S&S: Each piece is precious to us and we make sure that we make them with the best care possible. It's difficult to do that if they were mass produced. So for us, it's all about quality control and attention to detail. Plus being handmade, each piece is unique and not a cookie cutter version of each other. They really are our babies!

Depending on the design, each headband takes 30 to 60 minutes to make. Since they are all handmade, we conserve electricity from not using a lot of machinery to produce them. The designs we have are also versatile as they can be dressed up or down depending on where you're planning to go. That's the great thing about accessories, they can be used to change the look of any outfit without having to shop for a whole new wardrobe.

Zen: Any plans to create a design using eco materials?
S&S: Yes eventually we would love to produce an eco friendly range. Sereni is a big promoter of being green with her day job being managing an eco friendly neighbourhood mall.
Zen: Woohoo...

Here are my many silly faces going through interrogation by my hen night troopers, wearing Kiss Me Please, Bride To Be in black. The best accessory for any bachelorette partay!

From the subtle and sweet...

... to the bright and fun. You can even custom your Sereni & Shentel with the stone and ribbon colours of your choice with Custom Blair.

Accessories that make a whole look shine have officially expanded beyond shoes and bags, rings and necklaces. Find you Sereni & Shentel here and rock it your way.
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Steph said...

This is amazing! Really like the fact that it's handmade..

Just found your blog - enjoying the read and your honeymoon looks amazing! Must go one day ;)

Hope you're well - love from Sydney!


Zen said...

Thanks, Steph! Loving your Sydney lowdowns on too. Haven't been to that side of the world in awhile but I can so hear the coffee calling me. x