crush on cruciani

crush on cruciani

Italian history and tradition meet the modern fashion world in the hottest arm accessory of the season - Cruciani Bracelets.

By Kellie Alderman | 6th January 2014

If you went to Europe last summer, chances are you saw lots of people with bright and colourful pieces of lace tied around their wrists. Men in suits, women on the beach, celebrities like Beyonce and Rita Ora along with European royalty have all embraced these mini style statements.

With an Italian family history that includes making lace for the Vatican,
Cruciani Bracelets are a little piece of affordable luxury that style-settling celebrities from Heidi Klum to Charlotte Casiraghi, Princess of Monaco, have taken to wearing.

The Cruciani lace bracelets are made in Italy by a cashmere company owned by Luca Caprai. Luca’s father, Arnaldo, makes the lace that goes into the bracelets. He has been making lace since the 1940s and counts the Vatican as one of his main clients.

The luxe boho bracelets that come in dozens of colours and styles have single-handedly saved Arnaldo’s family company from disappearing like so many artisanal, bespoke brands have in recent times.

With 11 million of the beautiful and affordable lace bracelets sold around the world this year, new styles and colours are emerging all the time. A flagship store was opened in New York and fans are growing everyday.

Although made of lace, Cruciani bracelets are strong and durable. You never have to take them off, in the shower, for swimming – you can leave them tied to your wrist day and night for the ultimate low- maintenance, high-style look.

Cruciani bracelets have just arrived in Brisbane and have already been adopted by the city’s style set with designers Paul Hunt and Chelsea de Luca spotted on social media wearing them in recent days.

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Article by Kellie Alderman

Kellie Alderman has written about matters of fashion and beauty for more than 20 years as a former fashion and beauty editor for News Ltd. She is a panel member of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane, has hosted fashion workshops with Miranda Kerr and Nicole Trunfio and is often called upon by radio and television media as a style commentator. She has worked with companies such as David Jones, Triumph Lingerie, Maserati and Aria Restaurant, hosting and styling fashion events. Kellie is Style Magazine’s resident beauty expert, with a fabulous beauty column, The Beauty Style-List, appearing in our magazine every month. This year she launched her blog,, covering all the fashion and beauty happenings in Brisbane.


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