jewellery

Young Frankk SS14

oh i do love me a new season of Young Frankk! it’s pretty cool to see how designer Christine Young has developed her style since her hammered brass pieces kind of exploded on the internet a few years ago. there’s always something fresh and new to expect from her, and the SS 2014 collection is evidence of that.

the lookbook was shot by Cameron Charles Lewis, modeled by Diane Nguyen & clothing provided by Willow Knows.

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Sew a Song

love these art deco type geometric necklaces by Eva Duenas / Sew a Song.

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Endswell

Endswell is a new unisex ring collection by designers Rachel Gant and Andrew Deming, who also run Yield Design Co. the rings are cast with solid gold from 3d prints, how cool is that? the vision for Endswell started in 2012 when they designed wedding bands for close friends of theirs. they have just released their inaugural collection of statement pieces, “for any occasion or no occasion at all.”

We are about respecting the past, yielding to the present and looking forward to the future. We know the fashions of past decades will always find a way to eventually repeat. We look for the core element, the true essence of those times and with it we create something entirely new for today or perhaps tomorrow. I design each ring through a process of 3d modeling, printed prototypes, and finally solid gold casts. The process is incredibly interesting and rewarding, and the resulting pieces have honestly become our most prized creations to date.

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Hannah Hoffman

Hannah Hoffman is a jeweller from Columbus, Ohio who has a background in glass art & metalsmithing. she recently launched her website sporting a lovely line of jewellery, with a rad lookbook styled by Sally Mcleod and photographed by Michelle Maguire.

My metal work demonstrates a balance between the industrial and the unrefined.  I am instinctually drawn to produce a geometric, almost harsh aesthetic.  Therefore, I often challenge myself to alter the ‘cleanliness’ of the work, by creating it in a way in which allows variation in the finished piece.  This is my way of relinquishing some control of the outcome and giving the piece itself freedom to diversify.

Jewelry by Hannah Hoffman. Modeled by Emily Biesemeier. Art Direction/Backdrops/Wardrobe by Michelle Maguire and Sally MacLeod. Styling by Sally MacLeod. Photography by Michelle Maguire










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Erin Considine

okay so everyone has a few go-to stories they like to tell after they’ve been on a trip somewhere, and probably my favourite one from NYC is meeting Erin Considine on the subway on our first day in New York. Anton and i were waiting in a station somewhere in Manhattan, i forget where, we had just been out and about all day after a long flight and we were bushed and kind of in a daze. so i notice this stylish girl in a big hat walk through the turnstile and the next moment she turns to us and says, “excuse me…” i couldn’t believe it when she introduced herself, as i am of course familiar with her work and we happen to follow each other on twitter. what are the odds that i would run into someone that i kinda-sorta-know on our first day in a city full of millions of people? so as you can well imagine, i just love telling this story.

anyway, Erin lives in Brooklyn and she makes beautiful jewellery with a focus on metalwork and natural fibers. she just sent me a preview of her SS 2014 collection which comes out in March next year. you can shop her previous collections at her website. i will not hesitate to say that i would gladly wear any of these beautiful pieces, especially the Caril Burst Cuff (seen in the last spread) and those wonderful braided rope + brass mesh chain necklaces.

By marrying two such diverse materials, Erin is able to continuously experiment with technique and form. Her natural-dye baths make use of ingredients like madder root, logwood, and onion skin. She tests new textile construction methods with every collection, incorporating weaving, crocheting, and the Japanese braiding style of Kumihimo into an ever-expanding roster of creation tools. Her metal forms are mined from the dregs of industrialism – whether it by repurposing dead-stock jewelry findings or sculpting models inspired by the antique metier. Her commitment to sustainability ensures that almost every step of the production process is completed by hand in New York, primarily by Erin herself.

photography: Shawn Brackbill. model: Mari Giudicelli. clothing: Where I was From.


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Cities in Dust

Cities in Dust is a jewellery label by designer Meghan Lorenz, whose story begins where many designers do – she couldn’t find the kind of jewellery she wanted to wear, so she began making her own. you can see her work at her website, and shop her range on etsy. this is the lookbook for the new Cities in Dust FW 13 range, photographed by Julia Stotz.











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Pichulik SS14

One of my FAVOURITE creative duos, photographer Alix-Rose Cowie and stylist slash advertising whizz gal slash most fashionable girl in Cape Town Kate Desmarais have created a beautiful lookbook for local jewellery range Pichulik. I’m blogging about this from NYC, because I couldn’t wait, but also because even though I am surrounded by cool shit over here – I’m really, REALLY proud of what’s going on back home. I am reminded of that every day as we walk the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan.

necklaces – Pichulik, photographer – Alix-Rose Cowie, stylist – Kate Desmarais, location – Chandler House. please see Kate’s blog for all the clothing credits.

ps: I am blogging from my iPad, which – as it turns out – is not as easy as I thought it would be. this post may or may not have taken me the better part of an hour.


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Young Frankk AW13

i always love receiving news from Christine of Young Frannk, as i’m a huge fan of her jewellery. she just launched her AW 13 collection, and it is accompanied by a beautiful, dark & moody lookbook. i like the fact that the vibe is switched up with every new season (see previous collections here). you can shop the AW 13 collection at her website – especially love that simple sunrise charm necklace and the hammered brass choker.

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