Give someone the gift of LIFE this Valentine's Day and any day with the Akawelle necklace made from spent bullet casings. Sounds a bit strange to you? Trust us! This couldn€™t be a better symbol of love!The story starts in the refugee camps of Ghana where thousands of Liberians fled to during the civil war. Lovetta Conto was one of those refugees. Here she was approached by the Strongheart Fellowship Program and from that moment her dream of being a designer started looking more like a reality.Lovetta created the Akawelle necklace, meaning 'also known as LOVE'. It features two pendants, a leaf inscribed with the word LIFE, made from the bullet casings that litter the streets of Liberia, and a single bead which is the bottom of the bullet shell. This necklace represents the idea that there is the promise of life even through strife and hardship. Proceeds help to aid the Strongheart House where children from warring countries come for a chance at a better life.What could possibly be more romantic than giving someone a chance at a better life?Where to Buy - Strongheart FellowshipPrice - $100.00Who - Melimeli was the first to add the 'Akawelle Necklace' to the Hive.
TopShop; our favorite fashion haunt from across the pond is always on the cusp of what's fresh, fun and new! They definitely don't disappoint with their latest shoe, the Asher Lace-Up Wedge, either!How do I begin to describe this fabulous example of stylish footwear? Well, it is the perfect marriage between a sneaker and a hiking boot. In a camel colored waxy suede with three straps and brass buckles that reach across the toe and ankle as well as a 4 inch platform, this is not your average desert boot ... or sneaker, for that matter! Hitting so many major trends for the Fall 2010 season including the color camel, military looks and high heel hiking boots, the Asher Lace-Up Wedge is a must-have for your Fall wardrobe. Wear it with skinny cargos or jeans for a sexy military look or even flirty feminine floral dresses for a tough girl twist. Pair it with thick tights and pleated minis for a back-to-school head-turner and even shorts and a boyfriend blazer. The options are endless, but whichever you choose, you'll be walking tall in these wedges! And at $80, they're a serious steal too!Where To Buy: TopshopPrice: $80Who: MeliMeli was the first to add the 'Asher Lace-Up Wedge' to the Hive.