When I got those cute perfume charms I thought I just had to make it into necklaces. It took me 2 months to finally come up with the Perfume necklace collection. Please do check it out..
Frida Fringes.. something to check out. August 10, 2007
As I was rummaging through my closet of beads, chains, charms, headpieces, straps etc.. looking for a new inspiration. I came across something interesting. My staff knows that I have the tendency to hoard, collect things that I feel got potential and oftentimes I forget all about it. I had this neckpiece for a almost a year now, I suddenly decide to make something out of it… Meet Frida, Frida fringes…
I love how the fringes falls to your neck.. It will surely dress up you simple outfit.. just don’t forget the cleavage power. =) Remember, I only have 3 limited edition pieces.
Neckpiece sold for P899
“Play a bit” necklaces collection out now July 28, 2007
Aside from it being my inspiration for my Coochilala logo… I got so into it that I decided to “play a bit” and work on a full necklace collection made of scrabble letters and bingo chips. It is something new, expect it to be a true conversational piece. So to those who plan to copy this again… Once you finish doing your own version I’ll be out with something new … as always.
I really had a hard time finding the right bingo chips… and scrabble letters. But I am so determine to come out with this collection that I had to go to 8 bookstores and office supply stores just to find the right one, when finally I did… I had to figure out a way to make it into a charm.. Enjoy this collection while it last for I am not making a whole bunch.. It is a limited engagment =)
Marianne my marianne fav work May 6, 2007
Got so busy going through product sampling, viewing websites of probable consignors for the stores. I use to find it fun and exciting, but recently, I realized most accessory designs have a certain common factor – “too easy to make”. Less thought off, just boring… Then I thought to myself. Am I just being too picky! to “arte”… Yah maybe. But come on – aren’t we all looking for something new? Here are some cool finds I found browsing thru my hive. HINT: I am still looking for something new. Send me an email…
Inspired by the history of ornament, Marianne Anderson’s jewellery presents a considered exploration of traditional ornamental forms and a refreshingly original interpretation of the decorative.
For more of Marianne’s work Marianne’s website
Summer accessories… April 2, 2007
Everytime summer is near people get glued to colorful accessories – from fruits, to flowers, to anything with vibrant color. Even clothes with summery prints – dainty and light material. For 3 years of accessory designing, summer is the most fun time to create some unique and non-serious pieces. Often than not I love to take advantage.. and get bold. and bolder. every year. Here are some of my creations for this summer.
Tutti Frutti neckace
Mega Magazine Feature… March 1, 2007
After months of hybernating… I am so happy to see my latest collection featured at the new Mega issue March 2007. I love the photos aside from the fact that my brother Paolo was the photographer. A really good styling job by Patrick Ty (mega’s fashion editor). To prove how much I love the fashion spread I bought 3 copies of this particular issue… The last time I bought a whole bunch of copies was when my store was featured as “those vintage out of the way stores” more than a year ago. Yah… I had curly hair that time.. eews!!
If you want to check out all the photos click on the photo above.
Military rising .. and lumina has sprung this spring. February 2, 2007
I love Spring. I love all the colors that come with the season. Inspired by huge flowers in bright like neon-ic retro bulbs illuminating even in the dark. Cool and eye catching?! That’s our inspiration for this collection. The store is filled with tons of floral and paisley printed tunic tops and baby doll dresses. Not to mention, one of my favorite creation this spring are the Lumina Necklaces. Check out the floral brooch made of bright colored nylon zippers. We also added some plastic chains and scrap fabric intertwined to create a layered “Retro feel”. And to be extraordinaire this spring, check out our 60’s military necklaces that re-invents your favorite shirt or worn out jeans.