Black Betty is a local jewellery line by Kristin Weixelbaumer, a designer based in Cape Town who started her range after travelling through India for 6 months. Kristin is especially interested in the healing properties of the stones they use in their pieces, all of which are ethically sourced, naturally formed and hand cut.
today they’re launching their new collection – Shapeshifters. i was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the wonderful lookbook, shot by the talented Lar Rattray (see my previous post about her work here). i can’t get over the beauty of model Patricia Laloyo – the pieces look incredible on her. the photographs are also a reminder of what a beautiful city we live in.
Inspired by the notion of African Geometry, found in everything from the the cities’ overarching skyscrapers, Cape-fold mountains and interesting graphic patterns of the continent’s design language, the Shapeshifter Range by Black Betty is an expression of this fertile land and its evolving shapes. Although these facets of the city, it’s natural surrounds and textured products seemed fixed to the naked eye, they are continuously growing and changing and as the ages and decades pass so too does their energy and the way they are perceived, reminding us to do the same.
Shapeshifters is launching this evening in a special exhibition as part of Cape Town’s renowned First Thursdays. stop by at 106 Bree Street (next to &Union) from 5-10pm to see all the rad things they have put together. photography by Lar Rattray | jewellery by Black Betty | modelled by Patricia Laloyo.