A new year brings not only resolutions, goals and plans, but a flurry of inspirational and motivational quotes. For the past year, we’ve started our social media day with an inspirational quote on Facebook and have fans who regularly read and enjoy them. They seem to help folks get into a mindset for the day. Many Facebook pages and Twitter profiles are devoted purely to inspirational quotes. Clearly they are well received and even sought after, but it seems the same quotes and inspirations show up repeatedly.
So we started searching for less common quotes from famous fashion designers and celebrities – individuals with larger than life personalities and strong opinions about fashion and life. We’ve picked ones where their words and perspectives resonate with us and contribute to our company’s creative process designing jewelry.
“Stay true to what makes you happy, because that always ends up producing the BEST result.” ~Ashley Olsen (Born in 1986, Ashley Olsen along with her twin Mary-Kate began as child actors and went on to build a vast media and fashion empire by the age of 21.)
We know what that feels like as we design and redesign a necklace selecting from hundreds of choice semi-precious beads; experimenting with style, length and overall wearability, until we are really happy with the result. A necklace can remain on the work table for a long time, unfinished but looked at often, added to, or changed until the right end is achieved.
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” ~Coco Chanel (Born 1883, she was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand and the only fashion designer listed on Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.)
This fashion quote resonates with us as we are constantly inspired by nature and the environment. It’s as though fashion is the physical expression of the Zeitgeist now squared via the internet. We recently used this quote in a graphic and posted on our Facebook page:
“Shoes are just a pedestal. What interests me is the power of the woman who wears them.” ~Christian Louboutin. (Born in 1963 in Paris, he is a French footwear designer whose dramatic footwear has incorporated shiny, red-lacquered soles that has become his signature.)
One might say that the very shoes a woman stands in is the foundation of her power and strength. The rest of her ensemble, especially her accessories, are an extension of that strength. We design for the professional woman who appreciates unique artisanal pieces that express her individuality and complement her polished presentation.
“There’s nothing interesting about looking perfect-You lose the point. You want what you’re wearing to say something about you. ABOUT WHO YOU ARE” ~Emma Watson (Born 1990, is an English actress and model who rose to prominence portraying Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films.)
We design with this sentiment in mind – creating pieces that appeal to different types of women or even just different facets of the same, wonderfully complex woman:
The romantic Anabelle is an 18″ Lucite flower necklace (the upper most.)
The earthy Twiggy is a 20″ agate and chain fringe necklace (the middle.)
The glamorous Solaris is an 18″ Chunky Citrine necklace (the bottom most.)
That is why jewelry has a special place in our lives – it appeals to the many emotional aspects of who we are and expresses those emotions with its beauty. We feel fortunate to have found this creative path and hope the fruits of our endeavors delight you as well.