Anyone who knows or follows me before will see that I’m a huge accessories fan and this season to say the least, the Amsterdam based label Rika falls within the top 10 of my favourites! The label fuses a old school glamour with rock and grunge elements of street style which seems pretty cool if you ask me.
Stylist-turned-designer Ulrika Lundgren founded her fashion label Rika in 2005, after first having worked as a fashion and interiors stylist for prestigious magazines such as Casa Vogue and ELLE Decoration. During her years spent globe-trotting, she developed a strong personal taste, always on the hunt for special, truly unique pieces. The Swedish-born designer credits her grandmother, who loved to create things and taught her that the key to beauty is in the details which has a cute and happy ending to the brand and its DNA! I fell in love with the brands prints, use of materials and strong components with a renegade sense of style.
Rika’s trademark symbol is the star, “A star reminds us of that vintage touch of french bohemian as much as of a contemporary hue of rock ‘n’ roll,” said the designer, which sums up what Rika is about. Today, Rika includes a beautiful selection of handcrafted, chemical-free leather accessories together with a ready-to-wear collection of fashionable but season-less wardrobe staples with an edge.
My favourite accessory from the range has to be the Friendly Monster! Cute and quirky, this is eye capturing and will finish off any great look!