Monday, July 25, 2011

Bijoux Cebu: A World Destination for Green Jewelry

Cebu is the jewelry-making capital of the Philippines, it is home to the country's top costume jewelry artisans and manufacturers who are truly gifted when it comes to working with natural and sustainable materials such as capiz, shell, horn, paper and wood. Cebu is also a fave destination of foreign buyers and jewelry merchandisers.

Photo by Bijoux Cebu and Fame Foundation Philippines

According to the FAME Foundation Philippines: Philippine costume jewelry is highly acclaimed for its quality, design and innovative use of natural materials.

Ginormous wooden bangles and a tassle necklace make a huge statement
(antaray! di ko kinaya! ahluvit! :)

Here's Filipino Designer PJ Aranador's jewelry collection at last year's Bijoux Cebu fashion show.

Don't you just love Philippine trade shows? Where the jewelry pieces are fab and the models are HOT!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Amy Winehouse: The Death of an Unconventional Style Icon

Amy Winehouse, the deeply troubled diva known for her jazzy smoky vocals, her retro minis, her messy beehive and heart tats has left the world too soon.

As much as she sang that love was a losing game, so was her struggle with addiction, it seemed to predict the end for her.

I always loved the way she accessorized with enormous red hoop earrings, bandanas, rose clips and hair parasols.

I will miss her voice :( hey Amy, wherever you are, hope your tears dry on their own.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Jewelry Workshop on Advanced Wiring Techniques

If you like working with malleable craft wires creating wraps and nests for cabochons and precious gems, then this Jewelry-making seminar is the right one for you!

Advanced Wiring Seminar : Mastering Wiring Techniques
Location: Manila
Time: 9am to 6:45pm
Workshop Venue: 2nd Floor Ortigas Foundation Library, Ortigas Library, Ortigas Road corner Meralco Avenue. Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Workshop Date: August 3, 2011
15 Slots only

Short Summary of the module: You will learn the secrets the techniques of bead sculpture that will introduce you to countless applications such us brooches, artsy bangles and intricate pendants. You will learn how to transform a simple craft wire into a fancy and elegant art accessories.

Please email or send SMS at our new number 0917-342-5000 or 0917-581-5588 to reserve a slot. You may also visit our website

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Heavy Elegant Pieces of Melody Ehsani

Melody Ehsani the Persian jewelry designer is known for her powerful and ironclad statement pieces. Her jewelry styles are a bit on the heavy side starting off with her trendy knuckle rings and chains. Often than not, you'd find an Ehsani piece on a strong-willed and controversial celeb, she is a regular fave of the hip-hop elite. Her latest work is less urban and has gone marvelously tribal. Her 2011 spring line has Masai Mara written all over it.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Stage Jewelry: Outlandish Costumes and Performance Pieces

This July, we welcome several Stage Queens and their over-the-top accessories.

Photo from this website

Paloma Faith takes the feather and flower trend a little too far.

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Lady Gaga acccesorizing in cheap and unsustainable plastic. Plus points on the intricate fan though.

Bjork surprisingly tame in a fiery tangerine wig.

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Kylie Minogue rocks it in gold beads and divine earwings.


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