• Chantelle Tatyana

Collab with CQ Accessories

Updated: Feb 1


Get to know this local brand and their beautiful handmade accessories. You'd want to get your hands on them!



So it's probably already known after reading through my blog post on ring stacking, that I am an absolute accessories junkie. Everything from earrings to rings, bracelets and necklaces; I always incorporate at least one of these pieces with any outfit I'm wearing.

When I came across CQ Accessories on Instagram, I thought "wow, these items are so cute!". Well it's a brand created by local Trinidadian designer Chantal Quamina. Her line features items such as reusable shopping bags #ecofriendly with hand painted details and earrings, which may be beaded or wooden with her hand painted work.


I was fascinated by the delicate designs and clean work she consistently put out. I got the opportunity to work with her recently on her latest pieces for the 2019 Trinidad Carnival season. It was the same day as my blog launch, so you could imagine my excitement #ecstatic. I had such a great time that evening with Chantal and our mutual friend Donovan, who is Shutter In Motion #smallworld. These "Fetewear jewellry" pieces are a mixture of subtle and dainty beaded earrings but also feature a couple statement earrings that I am genuinely obsessed with because of how unique they are.






What I love about these #beaded earrings is how easy they are to wear and can be added to any outfit for that extra sparkle. They're even more fun with the different shapes you get to choose from.


But let's talk about the real show stoppers: the #statement earrings in the collection. They'd be the focal point of your outfit and a definite topic of discussion. My favourite piece was the black floral studs. They're a #timeless piece in my opinion. We paired them with a bold lipstick shade and my off-the-shoulder white top with bell sleeves and bow detail. This helped to add the cherry on top of this #classic look. These studs, being black, can easily be paired with any outfit! #nobrainer




Last but certainly not least, was the pair of beaded #leather studs. These earrings speak for themselves; a true showstopper! Adding a bold lipstick shade helps to add even more drama to your look. These earrings are a #musthave! It's always a great idea to have statement pieces in your jewellry collection, to switch things up every now and then.



These earrings can be easily worn throughout the year, even after the Carnival season is over; making them very versatile! Be sure to check out the CQ Accessories page on Instagram (instagram.com/cq.accessories/) for all of her beautiful creations, positive messages and style inspo #supportlocal. All of these absolutely stunning photos were taken by none other than Shutter In Motion. (instagram.com/shutter_in_motion/).


I wanna know, which piece from the "Fetewear jewellry" collection is your fave? Leave a comment down below. Like and share this post!


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