Barbara Bui is one of my favorite brands, yet no one I know has heard of this incredible French designer. If Isabel Marant, Chanel and Alexander McQueen had a baby, it would be Barbara Bui. Her designs are modern and sophisticated, yet edgy and fashion-forward. I first fell in love with her delectable high-tops, which come in a variety of exotic skins and have incredible straps and are decked out with spikes. But I recently purchased one of her cotton jersey sweatshirts, which was 60% off retail price, with a jewel screen-printed silk panel on the front.
She also collaborated with Californian audio brand Frends on luxury headphones for women, incorporating Bui's signature: black leather and metal spikes. The exclusive headphones were available in Barbara Bui boutiques worldwide, but have unfortunately sold out at a Godspeed rate. Regardless of what you buy from this women, you'll catch the attention of many fashion voyeurs. Dare to let them stare.