Lunar and Far Out

Lunar and Far Out

I'm not normally into fashion round-ups, summaries and re-caps that fashion media relies on so much to disseminate information out there in easy-to-digest bitesize chunks, because I never seem to have the foresight to 'summarise' in my head.  I'm a simple child I am… give me obvious pointers and FINALLY, I'll maybe put two and two together and form a coherent strand in my head. 

In this case, I've put one and one and one together to make a 'round-up' of jewellery collections that have all been flying to the moon, travelling through back to art deco/nouveau times and then landing back down on Earth in a heap of dusty, dry arid-heated craters.  It makes a whole lot of sense to simple me when it's some space odyssey/desert adventure.  The interesting (as well as comforting) thing is that despite all three designers taking their jewllery on far-flung journeys with slightly similar inspiration points, the actual execution of their collections have all taken very different turns…

Carianne Moore – Have written about milliner, accessories AND jewellery designer pushing it forward with her headgear but her latest collection I feel has pushed her jewellery MOORE and I'm thinking it's the 'lunar' influence that has done the trick.

Title: "Lunar Nights" S/S 10

The Blurb: "Miss Moore introduces her ‘Lunar Nights’ S/S10 collection of futuristic Jewellery, Handbags and Hats inspired by her love for 1920’s Science Fiction. Influenced by fictional stories of life beyond the stars and the 1920’s organic design movement inspired by nature, ‘Lunar Nights’ collection is a science fiction story"

Materials: Dragonscale, painted stingray, Swarovski crystals, wood panels, straw, antique brass, pearl

Colours: Malachite green, spinel blue, citrine yellow.(I just had to put these in because it really makes me think about the way I need to define colours… )







Estelle DeveThis is French-born, Australia-based Estelle's second collection but looking back on her first collection you wouldn't think it was the same designer's work because Lunar Mare is such an escalated progression from the first, by ramping up the level of strong simplicity in the pieces.  Deve's e-shop is also up and running to buy the S/S 10 collection if you fancy these tubular beauties.

Title: Lunar Mare S/S 10

The Blurb: "Lunar Mare is a ceremony of cinematic space odysseys (depicted in movies such as Dune and Stargate), aesthetics of centuries old African tribes and Grecian myths. The end result is surprisingly submerged in decorative elements of the Art Deco movement. Each unique concoction is named after a location of the moon, the closest celestial body that stands between our Earth and infinity."

Materials: Leather, clear resin, precious gold-plated pewter.


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MANIAMANIA – I've never seen the inspirator film of this collection 'The Holy Mountain' but after flipping through their stunning lookbook, I'll definitely go and seek it out.  Designed by stylist Tamila Purvis and Melanie Kamsler, this is Australian label ManiaMania's first collection.  These are definitely pieces that require severe piling on with minimal clothing foundations (maybe not AS minimal as the lookbook suggeest…) but I love that how the images are sort of making me actually run into the desert completely starkers but fully adorned.

Title: Real Life Awaits Us S/S 10

The Blurb: "The range is integrally inspired by director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Holy Mountain, a 1973 surrealist film collaboration with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, the symbolic story of a spiritual quest for cosmic enlightenment."

Materials: Molten metal, calcite crystal, metal beads, silver and soft leather.








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  1. KD

    2009-12-11 at 11:49 PM

    LOVE all three designers!!!

  2. thehautepursuit

    2009-12-12 at 12:08 AM

    Omg. those ManiaMania lookbook pictures are smouldering!!! I’m going to check out their stuff ASAP! Thanks for the round up Susie!

  3. SJP

    2009-12-12 at 12:14 AM

    Wow! Stunning ManiaMania shoot and beautiful chunky cuffs!

  4. TheLookingLass

    2009-12-12 at 12:16 AM

    The Carianne Moore stuff is beautiful. I thought you might also like these fantastical crystal watches from Unearthen:
    A friend introduced me to them a few days ago and they are amazing!

  5. Carina

    2009-12-12 at 1:19 AM

    I really liked the three yellow pieces in Moore’s collection the best!!!

  6. Treacle

    2009-12-12 at 2:02 AM

    What great selections!
    Have you seen the lingerie giveaway I’m having on my blog? I’d love for you to enter! 🙂

  7. kel

    2009-12-12 at 2:05 AM

    LOVE that estelle deve bangle. it’s beautiful!

  8. Brigadeiro

    2009-12-12 at 2:24 AM

    Wow, those accessories are all A M A Z I N G ! ! !

  9. Alicia

    2009-12-12 at 3:00 AM

    The Holy Mountain is one of the craziest movies you’ll ever see. Stunning visuals, though.
    These pieces are exqur-site.

  10. Fashion Hayley

    2009-12-12 at 6:26 AM

    The Estelle Deve pieces are even better in person, and your right the new collection is such a strong progression from the first. I love all the pieces in the Lunare Mare collection.

  11. Sara Bradshaw Writer

    2009-12-12 at 6:32 AM

    Hi Susie – an update for you – Scott “The Sartorialist” Schuman, Garance, Tommy Ton and Bryanboy in photoshoot for the March Issue of US Vogue! Have a great weekend 🙂

  12. Electro Geisha

    2009-12-12 at 7:36 AM

    chunky accessories AND jewelery are always my pick 🙂

  13. Kamicha

    2009-12-12 at 10:10 AM

    Weirdly some of Carianne Moore’s pieces look to me like they could wake up and start breathing at any moment.
    Those bold and barbaric deisigns of ManiaMania are awesome, too. Thanks for introducing!

  14. Pearl Westwood

    2009-12-12 at 11:00 AM

    I so glad you did such a detailed post, its great to read about the inspiration behind collections, love the pieces.

  15. missmilki

    2009-12-12 at 11:43 AM

    Love these. The top collection is amazing. But I’d be very happy to have any of them in my jewellery box!

  16. LarsS

    2009-12-12 at 12:35 PM

    As always, i like to read your blog. And the pictures are really amazing. Cool, like i say i swedish.
    ”Snygga bilder du har d√§r”
    The Best Of Sweden

  17. All Women Stalker

    2009-12-12 at 3:42 PM

    You are always self-deprecating. I think you’re pretty smart. 🙂

  18. Anika

    2009-12-12 at 4:35 PM

    Oooh, fan-effin-tastic jewellery is my perfect kind of porn. So this post is amazing!! Love the jewellery and the writing too 😉

  19. oops

    2009-12-12 at 4:56 PM

    some of moore’s pieces are great, but others remind me of vaginas 🙁

  20. susie_bubble

    2009-12-12 at 5:48 PM

    Oops: Hmmm…. I’m just wondering… I’ve been thinking about this for a while… when people say certain things remind them of vaginas, jewellery, prints etc… what I end up thinking is “Is that necessarily a BAD thing?” Is genitalia-esque things really so unfortunate??

  21. oops

    2009-12-12 at 7:51 PM

    you should pair one of those necklaces with your luxirare jacket, and then wear it with your penis tights! no, but the thing about that necklace is that it is so… tactile… that i’m worried it’d prompt some lewd groping and stroking. i mean, it’s got a clitoris and labia! ok, i’ll stop.

  22. kat

    2009-12-12 at 11:19 PM

    cool statement pieces! 🙂

  23. Carla

    2009-12-13 at 8:54 PM

    really like how you structured your post and gave all the info on the collections. hope this doesn’t sound cheesy, but I think you’re an inspiration to bloggers everywhere 🙂

  24. Ian From England

    2009-12-15 at 11:17 AM

    Wonder summary you did these. Excellent.
    I want to marry this blogger and sit knitting with her each evening by a hot log firre.
    Ian x

  25. annais

    2009-12-20 at 6:02 AM

    That’s pure Uschi Obermaier – she was this completely fabulous 60s groupie, now a jewellery designer. She could literally be in those pics from ManiaMania.

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    Excellent products, can wait to test one with my partner. Thanks for the post.

  27. Juliet, Editor Adorn London

    2010-06-22 at 10:26 AM

    Awesome pieces, Susie!

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