EARLIER THIS WEEK WE HAD A FEW WORDS WITH JEWELLERY DESIGNER
EXTRAORDINARE - SAMMI BURLEY of
WHAT GOT YOU INTO JEWELLERY DESIGN?
I NEVER WORE MUCH JEWELLERY GROWING UP... MAINLY BECAUSE I COULDN'T FIND ANY PIECES THAT REFLECTED MY STYLE (AND PRICE RANGE). I'VE ALWAYS BEEN CREATIVE, SO I STARTED WITH SOME DIY'S FOR MYSELF, AND THEN PEOPLE STARTED ASKING ME TO MAKE THEM SOME PIECES... SO I GUESS IT JUST GREW FROM THERE
WHAT'S PLAYING ON YOUR IPOD?
ALORS ON DANSE BY STROMAE
MOST CHERISHED PIECE OF JEWELLERY?
A SMALL DIAMOND RING MY BOYFRIEND GAVE ME ON OUR FIRST VALENTINES DAY.
BLOGS YOU FOLLOW RELIGIOUSLY?
INTERNATIONALLY: FASHIONTOAST, AUSTRALIAN: GARY PEPPER VINTAGE & 4TH AND BLEEKER
BEST PLACE FOR A BITE TO EAT IN BRISBANE?
THE SMOKE AT NEWFARM
LATTES OR LONGNECKS?
GIVE US A LOOK AT YOUR MOST FABULOUS CHILDHOOD OUTFIT
WHEN YOU THINK OF MELBOURNE YOU THINK OF...
GOOD FOOD AND GOOD FASHION.
IF YOU COULD DATE A ROCKSTAR, WHO WOULD IT BE?
KURT COBAIN IF HE WAS STILL ALIVE... HE WAS JUST SO EFFORTLESSLY COOL AND DREAMY IN THE NINETIES.
PLANS FOR TONIGHT?
WE'RE A WEE BIT OBSESSED WITH THE WORK OF SAMMI, HER JEWELLERY LINE CHASE DAKOTA IS LIKE JANIS JOPLIN WITH A SHOT GUN. EDGY AND ACE, EACH PIECE OF HER JEWELLERY IS INTRICATELY UNIQUE, DESIGNED WITH LOVE AND AVAILABLE AT A DISTINCTLY REASONABLE PRICE POINT. ROCK YOUR WAY IN STORE TO DY OR ONLINE AT WWW.DOWNYONDER.COM.AU TO CHECK IT OUT TODAY. XXX
I am going to be a best woman for my cousins wedding in April next year... so i am searching for some inspiration to fit in with the rest of the boys but still have a feminine touch! This is what i picked with no budget... next i will show you what i pick with a budget ... which will probably be more realistic... however i still may splurge on those alexander wang heels!!
Symmetrical faces are said to be the benchmark of true beauty. So messing around with some cropping and mirroring... i made my face symmetrical. It's so weird to look at... it hardly looks like me....fake even. I believe people's asymmetries are what make them unique and beautiful in there own way. I will admit.. i wish my eyebrows matched exactly... as my right eyebrow(left in the picture) is letting me down... i cannot seem to get it the same shape as the other one!!!
On an eyebrow note... i'm thinking of trying threading...has anyone done threading?? what are your thoughts??
I just saw this cool DIY on Honestly WTF, so i thought i would share it... just in case some of you do not follow Honestly WTF... if you don't...i would suggest you start now!
You need: * imitation gold leaf sheet * tape * non toxic liquid adhesive * a foam brush
Step 1. Start by cutting the sheet of gold leaf into half inch strips. Use scotch tape to tape off an area of the skin.
Step 2. The gold leaf will not adhere to anything without an adhesive agent so an application of spirit gum is necessary. Apply a coat of spirit gum. (Spirit gum, which is normally used for affixing wigs and fake mustaches, is a great non-toxic solution and can be found at most speciality stage makeup stores orRicky’s in New York.) With a foam brush, dap the spirit gum until it becomes tacky. (not exactly sure what the Australian equivalent would be?)
Step 3. Pick up a strip of gold leaf and press the gold side onto the tacky area with pressure. Remove the strip and repeat the steps until the whole area is covered.
Step 4. Remove the tape and use your fingers to smooth out any loose flakes. The gold leaf should stay on for at least 8-10 hours. Spirit gum remover or rubbing alcohol can be used to remove it if necessary.
I attended the Calico Brides Design Awards last night, equip with my abnormally tanned model (i swear I'm not that pale standing next to a normal person!!), my dress i whipped up last minute (not a good idea), and a little bit of excitement and anticipation.
We arrived backstage mid morning to see all the professional bridal designers dress rehearsal ... and i will admit, seeing the quality of their dresses, i didn't even want to pull mine out of it's garment bag haha. Intimidation aside, the rest of the student designers started to rock up, and then i was a bit excited to see what everyone else had done. The detail and construction of some of the student designer dresses were absolutely amazing... and back goes my dress into it's garment bag lol... kidding!
The day was long, with walk-throughs, pre-judging, photographs, and then the final parade for the audience, and a lot of waiting around in between.
At the end of the day, i didn't end up winning an award, but it was a really good experience, and a good day (long day... but good). However a big congratulations to Liezl, who did take home a highly commended award!!
Just wanted to say a big thanks to my model Taryn, to Liezl for making the day so enjoyable, and to Mat, Dan, Kt, Kate, Chris and little Ty for coming along to support.
# note to self for next time - start on dress early, don't change the design last minute, and get a tan haha