Sparkle Bites: My Favorite Pieces From Joanique

Guys! Meet my cousins :)

That's my Kuya Nikki and his wife, Malou. She's the designer behind Joanique—a homegrown accessories brand.

That’s my Kuya Nikki and his wife, Malou. She’s the designer behind Joanique—a homegrown and very chic accessories brand.

I attended the launch of Maskara, Joanique’s latest collection for S/S 2016, to check out what’s new. I always see Malou wearing fab rings and unique pieces during our get-togethers, so I was excited to take a closer look at some of her designs.

Chic earrings, rings, and necklaces! I wanted to try them all on.

So many pretty earrings, rings, and necklaces. I wanted to try them all on!

I like that Malou is also very hands-on when it comes to designing and sourcing materials. She’s super OC when it comes to the quality, so you know you’re really getting an investment-worthy piece. The rings, really, are my favorite. They always boast of eye-catching colors and are infused with ethnic designs.

The jewelry has a strong base of gold and silver. I also appreciate the adjustable design also, since I have tiny fingers.

The jewelry has a strong base of gold and silver. I liked the adjustable band design also, because I have such tiny fingers. Hehe! Click here for more designs.

Good thing I just had a mani! Hehe, love how elegant these rings made me feel.

I felt so elegant when I slipped these rings on my fingers. Good thing I had a fresh mani to match (the polish color here).

So pretty, right? Joanique is actually available in stores all over the world (like London, Tokyo, and Hong Kong) and has caught the attention of magazines like Vogue and Le Mag Paris. Very cool!

And most recently, Joanique's caught the attention of fashion blogger and model, Kim Jones! I saw her toting around a Joanique clutch around Paris!

And most recently, Joanique also caught the attention of fashion blogger and model, Kim Jones! I saw her toting a Joanique clutch around Paris!

I know, I know. You can hardly see it in the photo. Don’t worry, though. I got a sneak peek at what it looks like! You really have to take a look at how fab it is—it’s inspired by the colorful Maskara festivals in Bacolod.

Happy to see how our Philippine culture can be infused in fashion! The clutch can actually has a silver chain also, so you have an option to sling it over your shoulder.

Happy to see how our Philippine culture can be infused in fashion! The clutch actually has a silver chain tucked inside, so you have the option to sling it over your shoulder.

More Maskara clutches! Which one do you like?

More Maskara clutches! Which one would you pick?

This one is obviously mine! I swear I chose it before Kim did! You guys know I'm a B&W kinda girl ;) LOL

This is obviously the one I like! I swear I chose it before Kim did! LOL :p

Seriously though, if I were shopping, I’d start with the rings first. I like that there’s a wider price range (pieces start at around Php3,000 or US$65) and they ship internationally, too! Just hop on over to shop.joanique.com to take a closer look at the gorgeous collection. ♥

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Photos by Ryan Ong (Romeros) and via instagram.com/kimcamjones (Jones).