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La Fiancée du Facteur


If you are a lady, its hard not to love the jewellery creations from La Fiancée du Facteur, a label created in 2011 by designer Penelope Cadeau. Like so many people who has travelled SEA and felt in love with the charm of this region, she also decided to settle down, to let her creativity run free, surrounded by colours, spices and sounds that inspired her.

The most stunning to me is the fact that the jewellery of  La Fiancée du Facteur is inspired by womanhood. Each collection pays tribute to a famous Woman, to her courage, intelligence or beauty, sense of humor. As a woman, this speaks to me a lot.

There is also another main feature that really marks La Fiancée du Facteurs jewellery: imagination. Penelope Cadeau really understands how to translate her thoughts and ideas, inspired by fine art and history, into each collection with great sensibility. Each necklace, bracelet, earrings, is unique and full of surprises. Each one speaks for itself, creates place for long contemplation.

But I better let the work speak for itself.

Images via LFDF with thanks.

Stelliyah – The beauty of hand-crafted jewellery

Wearing this necklace in wave-form from Stelliyah, I have received so many nice words from people. I’m not surprised that it catches so much attention: thoughtfully designed and handcrafted, it has a very unique character. I am ignorant of the techniques employed, but the wave-form of this jewellery highly compliments its avant-garde and sophisticated appearance.

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Europeans beware! It’s not Gallic or Roman but the finest Singaporean craftsmanship!

Europeans beware! These are not Gallic or Roman accessories but the finest designs handcrafted in Singapore! It’s Stale&co!

This stunning bracelet “Kriss cuff” for men was meticulously hand-forged and hammered to texture from brass. And I can’t help but being jealous of the people wearing this, because until not so long ago, it was only available for men. {Yes ladies, they are now available in our wrist size as well!}

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6 jewellery designers from Singapore to fit all your moods

1. This jewellery will make you feel stronger 

Mandy Wu‘s collections is inspired by human’s strength and vulnerability, sensuality and rationality. These are the concept that she explores with her jewellery, working with contrasting shapes, elements and materials. Given the fact that Mandy is self-taught, he creations are even more impressing.

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Ode to geometric forms – Curious Creatures

Curious creatures

Larrissa describes her jewellery as “simple and quaint”. I think her collections are just gorgeous and graceful! Her distinctive handmade pieces are inspired by geometric shapes and symmetry that go well with every outfits. Vintage-style materials like raw stones or trinkets are beautifully combined into one-of-a-kind bracelet, necklace or earrings.

I love her decision to create unique handmade jewellery with reasonable prices.

Have a closer look at her collection and be ready to get hooked!

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Fairtrade accessories from Japan and Vietnam

Let me share with you a brand that I find very inspiring because supporting designs with an ethical cause has always been essential to me. Phu Hiep is a project that I discovered while once living in Vietnam.

The label started as a charity project in the Phu Hiep area of Hue, ancient capital of Vietnam. With the aim to create better foundations for children and young adult living in very poor conditions, a Japanese designer group started to train young women into artisans.

 Materials are provided from Japan by main designer Sei.

Besides the minimalistic designs above, I like the small stones below:

…and love the vibrant and life-affirming colours of these:

Photography the courtesey of Phu Hiep

More information about the Phu Hiep project can be found on their website.