SOL | Summer 2017

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SOL | SUMMER 2017

Inspiration is everywhere

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JOAN MIRÓ

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 Bleu II

Bleu II

 The Lark's Wing, Encircled with Gold Blue

The Lark's Wing, Encircled with Gold Blue

JOAN MIRÓ WAS A SPANISH PAINTER, SCULPTOR AND CERAMICIST BORN IN BARCELONA WIDELY RECOGNIZED FOR HIS SURREALISTIC AND EXPERIMENTAL ART. A BIT OF A RENEGADE, HE REFUSED TO LIMIT HIMSELF TO ONE MEDIUM OR STYLE. A SIGNIFICANT INFLUENCE ON LATE 20TH-CENTURY ART, HIS SIGNATURE ORGANIC FORMS, GEOMETRIC SHAPES AND SEMI-ABSTRACTED OBJECTS WERE OFTEN SURROUNDED BY VAST EMPTY SPACE.HIS IMAGINATION JUXTAPOSED WITH BASIC RECOGNIZABLE FORMS CREATED CAPTIVATING ABSTRACTION. MIRO BALANCED SPONTANEITY WITH METICULOUS PLANNING TO ACHIEVE BOLD AND EXPRESSIVE WORK. #LIFEGOALS


ELSA PERETTI

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JEWELRY DESIGNER ELSA PERETTI PERFECTED THE ART OF FORM AFTER BEING INSPIRED BY A SILVER FLOWER VASE SHE FOUND AT A FLEA MARKET. HER WELL KNOWN CONCAVE & CONVEX SHAPES INSPIRE FEELINGS OF FREEDOM, LUXURY AND NATURE THAT COMBINE PAST AND PRESENT WITH TRADITION AND INNOVATION. NO WONDER I'M INTRIGUED, THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I STRIVE TO DO WITH ME.


VINTAGE MARGARET ELLIS

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 Double Oval Pin Sketch, Margaret Ellis 1993

Double Oval Pin Sketch, Margaret Ellis 1993

 ME Tube Cross, Mademoiselle 1989

ME Tube Cross, Mademoiselle 1989

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN. IT'S IMPORTANT TO LOOK BACK AT WHERE YOU'VE BEEN TO KNOW WHERE YOU WANT TO GO. THE MARGARET ELLIS ARCHIVES ARE ALWAYS MY FIRST STOP FOR A BIG DOSE OF INSPIRATION. YOU WILL DEFINITELY FIND A NOD OF FAMILIARITY IN THIS BOLD NEW CONTEMPORARY COLLECTION.

 
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 Margaret Ellis Loop Hoop, Elle Magazine 1989

Margaret Ellis Loop Hoop, Elle Magazine 1989

 The pattern is simple. The concept is bold.

The pattern is simple. The concept is bold.

TIMELESS HANDCRAFTED ARTISAN JEWELRY. CLASSIC MARGARET ELLIS. THAT STATEMENT IS CENTRAL TO WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO. THE LOOP HOOP WAS A HIT FROM THE MOMENT MARGARET INTRODUCED IT IN THE LATE 80'S. THIS SIGNATURE HAMMERED PIECE CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF FASHION EDITOR'S AND ME COLLECTORS ALIKE. THE 1989 ELLE MAGAZINE POSTER STILL HANGS ON OUR STUDIO WALL AS A VIVID REMINDER OF OUR BRAND HERITAGE. MEET THE NEW ME LOOP HOOP. IT'S MORE REFINED THAN THE ORIGINAL (WE'VE LEARNED A LOT IN 34 YEARS) AND PREPARED FOR IT'S OWN MOMENT IN THE SPOTLIGHT.


STATEMENT EARRINGS

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 Huge earrings grace the pages of every fashion magazine this season. Worn alone or together, heads are bound to turn.

Huge earrings grace the pages of every fashion magazine this season. Worn alone or together, heads are bound to turn.

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MARGARET ELLIS JEWELRY HAS A LONG HISTORY WITH STATEMENT MAKING EARRINGS. MINIMALISTIC HAD IT'S MOMENT, BUT NOW IS THE TIME TO GO BIG! (I CAN'T GET TOO CRAZY SINCE THE PLAN IS TO SELL THESE BAUBLES, BUT IF YOU ARE DARING ENOUGH FOR THE REALLY BIG ONES, I'D LOVE TO DESIGN A PAIR JUST FOR YOU!)


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 Gypsy Tango Earring Sketch

Gypsy Tango Earring Sketch

 The Rumba by Jack Mackie, Broadway at Capital Hill, Seattle, Washington

The Rumba by Jack Mackie, Broadway at Capital Hill, Seattle, Washington

I FIND INSPIRATION EVERYWHERE AND I TEND TO BE ALL OVER THE PLACE AS I BRING VARIOUS IDEAS TOGETHER TO FORM A COHESIVE COLLECTION. AS A VISUAL PERSON, I SKETCH OUT MY THOUGHTS, BUT ILLUSTRATION IS DEFINITELY NOT MY THING. I JOKED THAT MY ROUGH SKETCHES FOR THIS COLLECTION REMINDED ME OF DANCE STEP PATTERNS, SO IT ONLY SEEMED APPROPRIATE TO NAME EACH PIECE AFTER A DIFFERENT DANCE TERM. SOME OF THE NAMES MIMIC THE SHAPE OF THE PIECE AND OTHERS ARE JUST BECAUSE THE THOUGHT OF SUMMER MAKES ME WANT TO TWIRL!