The final touches to your wedding outfit are often the most fun to style. They can however be difficult to find. As someone who has styled many people over my career, it's one of my favourite parts to a look. I love searching the globe to find unique and one-off pieces that can be worn on my clients' wedding days, but also be treasured as part of your wardrobe for years to come. And, hopefully, in a lot of cases passed down through the family.
This is why I couldn't resist working with Busra from beautiful Anthemis Designs. Busra is originally from Turkey, and now having relocated with her soulmate to Paris she decided to follow her passion and launch her own accessories design atelier.
Busra and I have a lot in common. Of course she is a very stylish woman, and sees the world with a romantic lense. As a small business owner, I also have a responsibility to support and respect other women doing the same thing. It's also very easy when Busra's designs are one-of-a-kind!
To celebrate Anthemis Designs coming to Australia exclusively via Carte Blanche Bride, I chatted to Busra about her passions, inspirations and her favourite spots in Paris.
What inspired you to start Anthemis?
I decided married to my soulmate when I was trying to leave the fast-paced high-tech industry. Due to the coronavirus, our wedding got postponed twice, and I found solace in crafting my own accessories. As a designer, the satisfaction I got from being creative and using endless sparkles of crystals made me happy, and then my signature piece "angel wings" got a lot of appreciation. This made me think about continuing to do what makes me happy. When moved to the city of love & fashion, Paris, I realized it was time for a new journey, which would come with challenges and uncertainties. Without hesitation, plunged headfirst into creating my first collection in 2022, and then the second in 2023.
Nature and ethereal stories inspire me the most, and I find ideas in the patterns of nature and the power of stories. Combining these two worlds makes something visually stunning and emotionally moving, which is a perfect blend of two different worlds.
What is signature to the Anthemis brand and designs?
Anthemis is an exquisitely chic and refined brand that specializes in couture accessories, renowned for their meticulous attention to detail and luxurious designs. Our pieces are crafted by hand in Paris, bringing together the rich cultures of the east and west, the classic and the contemporary, and the natural and the handmade. However, what truly distinguishes our products is our unwavering focus on creating unique and personalized pieces for women's special occasions. At Anthemis, they understand that accessories are an extension of a woman's personal style, adding that extra special touch to any outfit, particularly on those significant moments. Thus, they pour their hearts into every handcrafted piece to make it as distinct and one-of-a-kind as the woman who wears it.
Name your favorite piece from 2022 or the intemporal collection and why..
Regardless of whatever accessories I make, the Angel wings series will always hold a special and irreplaceable place in my heart, especially since I make it during my early days of the business. Those wings were my first love, my first true muse, and they will forever hold a special place in my heart.
What can’t you live without…
My iPhone is my constant companion to my business. It's the ultimate multitasker, allowing me to tackle everything from creative endeavours to mundane tasks with ease. With it, I can seamlessly manage everything from administrative tasks to capturing stunning shots of my latest collections.
What comes to mind when you think of Carte Blanche Bride…
Imagine walking along the cobbled streets of the most romantic city in the world, Paris, taking in the stunning architecture, the rich history and the tantalizing aromas of freshly baked croissants and steaming hot coffee and you are planning your dream day at the same time with best bridal brands in Paris! This is the feeling Carte Blanche in Melbourne!
Your favourite spots in Paris – for my Australia followers when they are allowed to travel again.
Recommend the idea of embarking on a romantic picnic along the banks of the Seine in Paris with your loved one or besties. With the stunning view of the Eiffel Tower as your backdrop, the gentle breeze carrying the fragrance of spring blossoms, and the sound of love songs in the air, the scene is set for a truly magical evening. Your choice of the finest French rosé, delectable Camembert, and freshly baked baguette is sure to create an unforgettable dining experience, one that is fit for royalty.