>> The countdown to my landing into Sydney on Sunday morning has begun. Apologies for being so gushingly tingly but despite the amount of travelling I do, I am THAT excited to be going back again. So I'm wetting my own appetite by revisiting a few tidbits that I unearthed last time I went. I'm not sure how much purpose that serves you, the reader but I'll just have to chance it and hope that you'll take some pleasure from discovering say…. Gala Curios' latest collection 'Into the Fold'. I saw the work of Gala Curios aka jewellery designer Jasmine O'Loughlin, on the tail end of my trip last year, and her dipped lace, powder coated steel and lacquered metal has been imprinted on my mind since.
Jasmine is seemingly a dreamer who takes the name Gala from Salvador Dali's wife which explains some of the surreal tricks that her jewellery plays. The oft-explored theme of origami has inspired this new collection which instead of just taking on the form of origami folds, also uses the material of origami by encasing real paper in 24ct gold and nickel silver. The paper is also cleverly recycled from Jasmine's studio which makes adds extra value to this paper which has been made entirely NOT disposable by way of the Gala Curios metal coating treatment.
Softly pleated leather repeats the pleat and fold motifs of the collection and is particularly striking on a cuff which when worn on the top knot as shown in the lookbook here, tips me off to embellish my own mound of hair…
Luckily, I'll be trying out that cuff on a top-knot trick as Jasmine was very kind enough to dispatch these new Gala Curios pieces to me to belatedly thank me for my coo-ing over her lace n' bow-filled previous collections. They're of course going into the suitcase that I'm trying not to overstuff in excited anticipation (the sign of a good trip is when I stupidly think I need to pack five outfits for each day…).