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Gifts for a Goddess

Lifestyle, Miami, Retail

In honor of International Women’s Day, Big Bang is spotlighting its array of female designers whose individuality, passion for craft and artistic creations add a bright stroke of beauty to the world.

Article originally published in Faena Journal Issue #47 • Spring 2022

Curated by artist and designer Paula Selby Avellaneda, the Big Bang boutique at Faena Hotel Miami Beach offers a wealth of handmade apparel, accessories and home goods sourced from all corners of the world. “We carry a selection of handmade gold jewelry for Portuguese designer Beatriz Jardinha,” says Selby.

“What I love about her pieces is that they feel like sacred and mysterious treasures from another civilization.”

Selby also stocks unique jewelry from Argentine-Swedish designer Soledad Lowe, whose collections embody contrasting elements of delicate femininity and graphic architecture. Hand-painted kimono collections from Rut Otero feature sustainably sourced fabrics from Japan, which are handcrafted by local artisans in Spain.

“I love that Rut treats every piece like a work of art,” Selby explains. Designer Rita von Hildebrand creates a limited portfolio of collector bags handmade from rare antique textiles at ateliers in Paris and Florence, Italy.

“Her embroidered clutches are unlike anything I’ve ever seen before,” says Selby. Big Bang’s collection of candles and fragrances from Argentine perfumer Francisca Mancini feature floral scents to heady musks inspired by destinations around the world. Mancini’s aromatic candles, carrying names like “To All Women” and “Letters to My Daughter,” are the perfect gift for the special women in your life whose shining light brightens your world.