This week, the Adweek staff is highlighting fashion and tech accessories including luxe headphones, an emoji necklace and a body tracker to help you relax. Take a look:
Alison Lou Super Emotional Necklace, $3,700
Wear your emotions on your sleeve—or, in this case, your neck—with Alison Lou’s playful emoticon jewelry. The designer, who has a background in cybergraphics, cites “the deceptive simplicity of modern communication” as the inspiration behind her cult collection of handmade baubles. Our favorite, the Super Emotional necklace, is strung with nine different faces made from 14-karat gold with colorful enamel detailing. It’s also a great tool for communicating with friends whose vocabularies have become limited to emojis. Buy it: net-a porter.com
Public School x Tumi Backpack, $495
Just because you’re not headed back to school this fall doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to a new backpack. This leather-trimmed number from Tumi’s new collaboration with design duo Public School will ensure your place among the cool kids at the office, gym or anywhere in between. Buy it: tumi.com
Nova Bluetooth iPhone Flash, $59
Next time you’re taking a nighttime snapshot, ditch the iPhone’s unflattering built-in flash and grab a Nova instead. The credit-card-size device features a panel of 40 warm and cool LEDs that can be customized via the Nova iPhone app to create ideal lighting for your photos. Buy it: novaphotos.com
Pryma Headphones, $499
Looking for something more stylish than the ubiquitous Beats? The luxe-looking Pryma headphones from World of McIntosh have you covered (and probably draw a few stares). Each pair is handcrafted in Italy and features an interchangeable leather headband, die-cast aluminum ear cups, and copper and stainless steel buckles. Pryma’s five colorways range from flashy gold to a slightly more subdued black. Buy it: pryma.com
Spire Mind and Body Tracker, $149
While most activity trackers are intended to keep you, well, active, Spire wants to help you relax. The small device monitors your breathing to determine when you’re becoming tense, then lets you know via app that it’s time to decompress. Need help winding down? Spire will guide you through various breathing exercises intended to alleviate stress. Buy it: spire.io
Apple Watch Hermès, Price TBD
It was only a matter of time (no pun intended) until Apple’s uber-pricey Edition Watch was upstaged by an even more exclusive version. Enter the Apple Watch Hermès, which was revealed last week at Apple’s big iPhone event. Created in collaboration with the iconic French luxury goods company, the new collection features three different band designs (including Hermès’ famous “double tour”) and custom faces. Available at select Apple stores in October.
This story first appeared in the Sept. 14 issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.