June 19th, 2008, 02:43 PM #1
ShopBop Jewlery Additions: alkemie, tuleste, cyntha dugan, mjm, st. kilda
A couple new jewelry lines just debuted over at ShopBop.
The newbies: alkemie, tuleste, cyntha dugan, melissa joy manning, st. kilda
Designer Bio: Alkemie Jewelry
With Alkemie Jewelry, husband-and-wife design team Ashley Lowengrub and Dara Gerson have perfected the art of "transforming something common into something precious." Environmentally responsible and stylishly eclectic, Alkemie is forged from 100% reclaimed metals and combines nature-inspired figures with inventive details. One-of-a-kind designs and expert craftsmanship make Alkemie Jewelry more art than accessory.
Designer Bio: tuleste market
Satu and Celeste Greenberg grew up in rural northern California, combing through thrift stores and coming up with creative ways to put together stylish wardrobes. Inspired by their reworked vintage finds and driven to create their own unique pieces, the two created tuleste market. Combining a thrift store mentality with high-fashion gloss, tuleste market offers one-of-a-kind statement pieces for all style sensibilities.
Designer Bio: Cynthia Dugan Jewelry
Cynthia Dugan Jewelry brings to life an original blend of whimsical and earthy styles that take inspiration from both Dugan's personal heritage and creative figures of the past. Combining quality materials like leather and gemstones, and innovative, on-trend designs, Cynthia Dugan Jewelry is a collection of unique, subtly statement-making pieces.
Designer Bio: Melissa Joy Manning
After studying silversmithing and design in Mexico and Spain, Melissa Joy Manning launched her eponymous line in 1997. Inspired by her passion for travel, art, and culture, and drawn to found and recycled objects, Manning's line of eclectic jewelry transcends trend in a marriage of modern and traditional techniques and aesthetics. Joyful, spiritual, unique, and empowering, Melissa Joy Manning has a devoted celebrity following including Jennifer Lopez, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Cameron Diaz.
Designer Bio: St. Kilda
World-traveler Nora Kogan found her calling as a jewelry designer while studying in "one of the most spiritual and least materialistic places on earth": a yeshiva in Israel. With a background in goldsmithing, Kogan has a deep understanding of jewelry construction, which influences her designs. Inspired by her family's history of collecting and her own personal journey, Nora Kogan's St. Kilda jewelry is unique and very personal.
June 19th, 2008, 02:44 PM #2
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