I am unabashedly obsessed with all things nautical—half my wardrobe is in shades of navy blue and cream, with nods to nautical detailing… so it should come as no surprise that I was having a walk about Madrid the other day—relishing in this faux summer that often happens in Spring and window shopping as I’m wont to do—when I spotted a ridiculously chic girl sporting a darling nautical inspired bracelet—in yellow no less, my accessory color of choice of late. Before I even realized it, I blurted out, “Wwwwwhere did you get that bracelet?!” She smiled bemusedly, as if this happens to her often, and replied in a charming Italian accent, “Oh this? It’s from Italy – they’re called Briccola. “
Ciao Briccola! Nice to meet you, I’ll take the one in yellow, grazie.
I hurried home to investigate Briccola more – and to order the yellow one stat. Normally I get my palette from the sky, but with Briccola Bracelets it looks like I’ll be getting my palette from the winds—each Briccola bracelet represents a wind and hence, a personality trait.
Well color me Nautical Natalia, just like the interlocking Briccola that attaches the bracelet, I am hooked:
Perhaps you didn’t get that job you were hoping for or passed up for a promotion. Do you feel the need for some vitality, energy and optimism in your life and to be filled with boundless confidence, awareness of your own abilities and ready for extra-ordinary adventures? The Briccola BORA is made for you.
If your motto is, “just win baby,” then the Briccola Levante will provide you with the energy and stimulate your passions with creative strength and the willingness to win.
Are you the life of the party and love to be the center of attention? The Briccola Scirocco is for true extroverts, providing them with the energy and concentration needed to make their great ideas come true and know how to do it.
“Quiet people have the loudest minds.” You may be a quiet and thoughtful person, yet you are harmonious person made of pure feelings and connect and communicate with the world through art and creativity.
Stuck in a rut? The winds of change are upon you. This special edition bracelet is designed for those who feel the wind of change and trust in people and the opportunities that life provides every day.
Are you a Rebel Girl who wants to break free? You are a nonconformist who fights for what you believe in: freedom. The future is now, and you have the tenacity to fight for what you believe in, rather than wait for things to happen for you.
Perhaps the most powerful wind of all: the Ponente is the wind of the great loves and was made for those who know how to enjoy the world through the five senses. The one who wears this bracelet knows how to feel and share pure passions.
For more colors, visit the Briccola website.
Even celebrity elite love Briccola! In June 2014, during the Stella McCartney party—after her fashion show in Milan—Steven Tyler of Aerosmith saw Briccola reps with their bracelets and said he loves pink and asked if Briccola was available in that color. The rest is rock ‘n’ roll fashion history…
What’s your current wind status?