Incase you hadn't guessed from my last two posts, I recently started using Instagram and immediately became a hopeless addict.
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*Btw, this is a little shelf in my room

Back to basics

For several weeks now I've been busy designing and producing my S/S collection and its become obvious that this is destined to be my most feminine collection yet. Last night as I worked I sat surrounded by crystals and pretty pastels, fine chains and dangly earrings, and I suddenly felt compelled to mix it up with a little leather and brass. 

With each collection I try to include at least one or two unisex pieces, and in spite of all the sparkles I didn't want this collection to be any different. As I've mentioned before, my favourite accessories this year are chokers and bolos, so this season I switched things up with ultra-girlie bolos with crystals and bows, and more masculine and minimalist chokers. 

Both the choker and bracelet are made with a thin cord of faux-leather and three or four brass bolts which can actually be moved along the cord by screwing them side to side. The ability to move them around makes these both interactive organic pieces that you can personalize day by day, and the bolts are tight enough that they will stay stationary once placed. 

As someone who tends typically tends towards extravagance I take a lot of pleasure from designing visually simple but structurally complex pieces. I really love this set, as you may have guess from my rambling :)


Spring Thinking

A little sneak peak of what to expect in the Dolorous S/S12 Collection. 

After months of focusing on the retail end of things I'm finally back to my favourite part of my job, its designing time :) I've accumulated pages of designs and have been itching to sit down and get making, and finally, the time has come and I can hardly tear myself away. I had so much fun playing with color in my last collection I just couldn't give it up so heres a taste of my spring palette. Expect lots of pretty pastels and loads more crystals and rhinestones


Here's to You

Happy New Year everyone!

After a long food and family filled holiday season I'm ready to sit down and get to work. My new years resolution consists of a colourful and sparkly S/S collection and hopefully some new exciting stockists as well as several other new business ventures that I'll be keeping hush hush for now ;)

Also, keep an eye out for my new Ad and upcoming write-up on Pure-lovers.blogspot.com