July 27, 2010
a word from… July 10 Sponsors
Lisa from rock-it promotions says…
We’re expressing our personal style with original pieces from Made You Look Accessories. Buying unique, locally made pieces satisfies our fashion cravings.
Here are a few of our current favourites:
Tiny Tie necklaces ($30) by Tweek, are reclaimed, up-cycled and reconstructed onto a nickel chain to create this one-of-a-kind necklace. Totally cute and a great conversation piece for any summer soiree.
Syn Accessories has charming and affordable earrings ($12 to $30) in the shape of cassette tapes, ladders and meat cleavers. Great for a hostess gift in place of a bottle of wine.
The lovely Boho Collection by Nicole Kagan features some stunning statement necklaces, like the Scribble Bib ($185) necklace show below. This is an investment piece that you won’t regret.
Made You Look (1273 and 1338 Queen Street West) is a collaborative of more than 100 Toronto-area, self employed jewelry designers. Each designer has a unique take on accessories. There are 20 on-site designers manufacturing beautiful things in the store, so go for a visit and make sure you have some time to spend browsing.
For more about Made You Look, visit their website.
Vanessa from 18Karat says…
This year has been a lot about building on some of the new ideas and concepts began the year before. Blending our retail space into a gallery space that promotes local artists has certainly numbered as one of our successes. Not only are we providing a space where young artists can take their first shot at showing their work to the public, we are also actively promoting to the public our belief that jewellery can be art, not just an accessory. Like every other creative community in the city, the jewellery arts are thriving and we can’t help but be passionate and excited about it.
As the Emerge 2010 group show featuring recent graduates from George Brown’s Jewellery Arts program wraps up, our first ever juried art show begins August 9 – 21st. Envy seeks to use what is coveted to explore the complex and vast means in which we express our insatiable desires. Please join us at 275 Dundas Street West on August 9th from 5 – 7pm as we host an opening reception for all the artists involved in the show, at 18Karat.
Paige from Bicyclette says…
The past few weeks have been a blur of activity in the Bicyclette studio as the final arrangements are made to launch the online store. One of the most exciting things for me is putting together the photo shoots: gathering inspiration, styling the looks, working with hair and makeup, and collaborating with a team of talented individuals to bring the vision to life. For the most recent shoot, we took advantage of the beautiful weather and took to the streets, bicycle in tow, of course. I thought I would share a sneak peek of one of my favourite look book shots from the day.