Ulalá — Lately, fashion has been regularly seeking out the scientific community for inspiration. From the molecular geometrics gracing the Marc Jacobs runway to Christopher Kane’s medicinal jelly bags and collars, we've seen these distinctly right-brained touches everywhere. Most recently, Fendi’s spring '12 collection, took inspiration from Rita Levi-Montalcini, a 102-year-old neurologist, to phenomenal effect. Ulalá integrates that same notion of science into its accessories, in a fascinating way. In this Etsy shop, you’ll find paintballs crossed with atomic structures, resulting in mind-blowing jewelry. They’re made by a designer named Blanca (which means white in Spanish), but the pieces come only in vibrant, monochromatic hues.
Prince range: $24 - $45
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Amourose — In French, amoureuse means "loving," and smitten is just the word to describe our feelings for this Etsy shop. The items span a range of silky, subdued florals and stripes, yet every bra top has a large bow carefully sewn onto it. Scrolling through shopkeeper Eva Elz’s site feels a little like we imagine it would to plunder the costume department for the movie Picnic At Hanging Rock. If you want to look like an ethereal, gift-wrapped package, hop to her Etsy page right now. It’s still the holidays after all!
Price range: $10 - $95
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Celentano Woodworks — For shoppers who have fantasies of starting a Runaways-type girl band, take a gander at one of Paul Celentano’s hand-carved guitars. Paul’s namesake Etsy shop, Celentano Woodworks, allows customers to completely customize their stringed instruments. So think up the guitar shape of your dreams — be it a cupcake, seashell, avocado, Pac Man, or even the more crude, ass-shaped variety — because anything is possible.
Price range: $125 - $3000
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