Accessories

Ookii Shoes now in eclectica

Ookii Shoes is the brainchild of the lovely Lindsay Turner and we’re over the moon to be working in collaboration with Lindsay to stock her collection of thoughtfully sourced boots and shoes this winter. Ookii is Japanese for BIG and that’s exactly what this footwear is! BIG in style, quality and Read more…

By Jodie & Vicki, ago
News

Three is a magic number…

Fanfare please! We turned THREE this weekend…Yep! Our little shop, eclectica, has been trading three years! Yip Yippeee! It feels a little bit like a loved one’s birthday, well that’s really what it is and it has had Jodie & I feeling a tad reflective on just what we’ve done Read more…

By Jodie & Vicki, ago
Clothing

Practical Style: Colour Analysis

Jode’s here and I’m bursting with excitement to share something with you…. I recently had a colour analysis session with the lovely Debby from Practical Style. Now I must admit to being a tad skeptical at the start; my motto on colours has always been if you love it, wear it and didn’t relish Read more…

By Jodie & Vicki, ago
Gifts

Fathers Day 2019

Depending on which bit of the internet you believe Fathers Day is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year on June 16th.  Apparently it all began when a young woman in Spokane, Washington sat in church in May of 1909 listening to a Mother’s Day sermon. Sonora Smart Dodd decided she also wanted a day to honour Read more…

By Jodie & Vicki, ago
Jewellery

May Birthstone – Emerald

Emerald is one of the ‘Big Three’ coloured gemstones, the others being Ruby and Sapphire – that together make more revenue in gemstone sales than the other coloured stones put together. It is by far & away the most expensive green gemstone and has been highly valued for over 5000 years. Read more…

By Jodie & Vicki, ago
Gifts

April Birthstone – Quartz

If you look up the birthstone for April & hit any of the semi ‘official’ birthstone websites, you’ll be informed that Diamond is the stone for those born in April. However, this is largely based on a review of birthstones way back in 1912 & may have more to do Read more…

By Jodie & Vicki, ago
Jewellery

March Birthstone – Aquamarine

Aptly named after the Latin for ‘Sea Water’, Aquamarine’s wonderful clarity and limpid transparency really does evoke cool, clean waters and the sense of plunging into a refreshing pool – preferably after lounging on a Caribbean beach! A colour variety of the mineral Beryl (like emerald) it is relatively durable Read more…

By Jodie & Vicki, ago