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A one stop store for sure! SKULLS downstairs and fashion upstairs....

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The hottest gift item for Christmas!!
Christmas Greetings & Happy Holidays!!

There are so many shops that offer gift ideas for family & friends, but there’s one new store that’s recently opened in the heart of Seminyak that sells only SKULLS the ideal one-stop shop for Christmas gifts for those that love to be on-trend!
SKULL?! It may seem a little macabre to some, but when you think of it we all have one! And besides they are some of the biggest selling items in retail land, selling like hotcakes! In fact they have just about taken over from ‘the pineapple’ which has been on the retail scene for the last few years.
My eyes were agog, SKULLS in all shapes & sizes, made from a variety of materials, black, white and in a myrid of vivid colors. Many have been painted at random by people from local villages. Take time to look – totally clever & wasn’t surprised to hear that SKULL is the worlds first store, the entire contents consist of 1,300 items of which there are 280 original home lines!
Fashion & accessories (evening purses with SKULL clasp) art, objets & collectibles, (etched into shell) furniture & homeware items (clever SKULL seats with cushion & a large SKULL made of shell complete with internal light) it’s staggering how much product has been crafted & sourced from Indonesia. The store is extremely well merchandised (winning the Yak awards for best Retail Space, 2014)
What’s more, there’s product for all ages featuring SKULLS for, newborns (bibs & clothing) kids (backpacks, hanging mobiles for rooms, pins & stickers, fun watches) for everyone else, a host of handpainted or applique T/shirts, masks, iphone covers, jewelry, digital prints on lycra, mens ties to a range of art posters, Carved buffalo head & horns, ceramics, cushion covers, backpacks, socks & caps, mirrors and for the elderly (wooden walking sticks with a SKULL handle!)
Just a few clever names to marvel, Yokii an Aussie artist & print-master for clothes & paintings. Joshua Harker for 3D printing for sculptures in filigree & Rhett Hutchence for prints plus more.
My favorite is the wall cabinet full of miniture SKULL collectibles in bone & resin, with the most marvellous skeleton bone puppet plus love the skeleton on surfboard too!
If it’s a SKULL you want, then they will have it!
Jl Kayu Aya, 40, Seminyak, +62 0361 730 393
Jl Petitenget, 99, Kerobokan, +62 0361 716 1731
www.skull-bali.com facebook.com/skullbali

Stellar Dust - Rock it with Style!
Stellar Dust is a new fashion forward swimwear & apparel brand launched by founder & designer Clarissa Thomas.
As a young child growing up in Tahiti, she spent her time swimming in turquoise lagoons, playing on white sand beaches surrounded by nature, vivid colors & beauty, hence her passion for swimwear.
With a BA in fashion design UK, Clarissa launched her first collection titled ‘Celestial Tide’ inspired by nature’s natural geometry & the merging of space. It’s a fusion of unique prints with retro futurist elements & with her ongoing love of beach life, inspiration of street-wear + inner city sport-luxe; Stellar Dust was born, its aesthetic is sexy, chic, vibrant & well cut.
Maidenlove & Moon Rocks labels keep Stellar Dust company!
Stellar Dust - apparel & swimwear

Jl Kayu Aya, upstairs from SKULL
T: +62 361 82147561411
W: www.stellar-dust.com

Sabia – Brazilian style at it’s best!
Loving the simple unstructured styles for cool casual wear, for beach & day wear.
Sabia does short & long style kaftans in pretty florals, pastels, rainbow shades and tye/dye prints, some with touches of lace & frills that come in fine soft cottons, viscose & silk. Aladdin style pull-on pants with a soft loose leg, wear with a tee or crop top.
Team your look with sandals or wedges, throw on a floppy hat, take a sarong that doubles as a scarf & pick up a raffia basket.
Sabia introduces a cotton knit travel collection too, easy co-ordinates in a soft neutral palette and now sexy lingerie sets, choose the style to suit your figure!
Sabia - retail & wholesale
Jl Kayu Aya, upstairs above SKULL
Jl Laksmana, next to Perlu for jewelry
Jl Petitenget, next to Bambu restaurant



Federico Gioli – Feminine Allure!
Delighted to report that Federico has designed a limited collection for Winter! Items featuring his signature cut and shape, super classic, unique in solid matt black, what else! Totally glam…. peppered with a smattering of brilliant green, in turtle neck cable knits, super lush!
Then some surprises with his color offering; shades of aqua, coral, green & red, some navy and cream of course. Silk and Bamboo are Federicos favorite fabrics to date, falls beautifully, his cut is exquisite, his craftsmanship superb.
They are some delightful items for choice, do try on as fluid shapes always look better on the body, and don’t forget to choose a silk scarf to tie at your neck, perhaps wind around the head…such elegant and feminine dressing.
Federico Gioli - retail & wholesale
Jl Kayu Aya, upstairs above SKULL
T: +62 361 731 327
E: admin@federicogioli.com