Monthly Archives: November 2012

Darkness Queen – Skull Fever

Skulls are a huge trend this season. Way back in the 80’s anything with spikes or skulls were only meant for revel teenagers, well now in 2012 they are chic and fun to wear. Skulls have yet again found their way into our wardrobes. They are everywhere and I’m obsess with them. Once again I’m inspired by McQueen’s clutch collection, this time is the blacks and burgundies that make this Darkness Queen cuff a must have hot fashion accessory. This cuff is edgy and chic.

This particular cuff is made out of paper, burgundy leather, black lace, silver chain, 2 silver skull charms and silver plated acrylic spike charms.

Glitter Jack, McQueen Inspired

I am obsess with Alexander McQueen’s skull clutches. Actually, I am obsess with anything skull, but these particular clutches are stunning. All with skull clasps and unique textural patterns, the detail in each one of the designs make these clutches a true work of art. And that’s how I feel about our cuffs, they are wearable art, one-of-a-kind pieces. This cuff, Glitter Jack, was inspired by McQueen’s Union Jack Skull clutch. This piece adds an edge of drama no matter the ensemble. The Glitter Jack demonstrates that beauty can be found in the unexpected.

This particular cuff is made out of paper, distressed and bleached black denim, two black and crystal skull beads, silver eyelet, black crystal bead, two large rhinestones and gold spikes painted in acrylic, also embellished with gold acrylic paint.

Tuxedo, Black & White Inspiration

A recent conversation about black & white interior decor, had me thinking about making a new cuff in black & white tones. I am a huge fan of black & white, the Tuxedo cuff shows off how a monochrome color palette can be a striking scheme to wear. Beading and glass black stone, inspired by black chandeliers. This Tuxedo cuff is chic, elegant and fun to wear. This cuff is part of our Embellished collection and it is made out of three wooden bangles stacked-up to make one.

 

Unlocked, Image Inspiration

I came across this image on istockphoto and for some reason it really caught my eye. This keyhole image was the inspiration for our newest cuff in the Vintage collection, Unlocked.

This particular cuff is made out of paper, corrugated cardboard hand painted in acrylic, 8 old key charms in silver, copper and gold tones, copper wire and leather string and a gold and purple vintage brooch.

This one-of-a-kind cuff is unique and vibrant, the rich combination of between purples and metallic colors make the Unlocked cuff a must have this season!

La Madame, Vintage inspired cuff

I love old perfume bottles, this particular one was the inspiration for our new cuff, La Madame. This particular cuff is made out of paper, pewter metallic fabric painted in silver acrylic, stripe accent fabric in blue, green and gray tones, silver beads and silver wire and a glass bead in bluish tones wrapped in silver string.

This cuff is the perfect addition to every outfit.

Day of the Dead Celebration

In celebration of the Day of the Dead, Catrina completes our limited edition Canvas collection.

In most natives cultures, the Calavera Catrina has become a staple and often incorporated into artistic manifestations of the Day of the Dead in November. Unlike the Spaniards, who viewed death as the end of life, the natives viewed it as the continuation of life. Instead of fearing death, they embraced it. To them, life was a dream and only in death did they become truly awake.

Catrina cuff is all hand painted in acrylic and it is embellished with two vintage brooches in black and gold that form part of the eye and authentic native-Peruvian fabrics.