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I met Payal Shah at the #HKFashionBloggers Style Summit, she is the 23 year old founder and CEO of L'Dezen Jewellery. She had seen some of my work online and I'd seen hers and we were both hoping to find a project to work together on. Fast forward a month or two and I get a email from her inviting me to come visit her studio.
While the studio was busy getting ready for a jewelry show, Payal was kind enough to show me all their pieces, boxes upon boxes of statement rings, chandelier earrings, necklaces and filigree bracelets which are each one of a kind and so incredibly stunning in person. L'Dezen are known for their sliced diamond designs which are both glamorous but also the lightest in the business. Light earrings are comfortable earrings!
Payal commissioned me to do a few illustrations for L'Dezen, she was looking for something elegant -she a big fan of David Downton. Don't be afraid of adding fashionable touches, cat-liner or a bright lip she told me and I knew then that these girls were going to be lots of fun to draw. Because studio photos are so much better at showcasing jewellery, the illustrations would be an unique way of incorporating those perfectly lit studio photos onto a "model".
Speaking of india ink, I used to think it was derived from squid ink and in college I remember talking to my roommate about it and we both agreed that this was true. We were silly and that isn't true, india ink is made out of soot.
Last photo courtesy of L'Dezen Jewellery.
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