>> 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…




The new Gala Curios collection is available through her own e-store as well as on Kabiri


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…).



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  2. agnes szucs says:

    stunning! i love the jewelry, but i love the pics where they are styled even more! beautiful colors!

  3. Joy says:

    Gosh, just love the colours and the fringe details.

  4. Hanna says:

    Oh man, look at those fashionable gods.

  5. Love the cuff bracelet and the necklace!

  6. Sarah says:

    Gorgeous pictures, I love the cuffs :).

  7. This is so brilliant. Brilliant brilliant pictures and great writing AS ALWAYS 🙂

  8. faaabulous.. and i usually hate leather in jewellery. my favs are over the shirt sleeve and in the hair! get it for your bun susie haha

  9. Love the concertina cuffs! Great accessories, thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. Mary says:

    I am SO excited that you’re coming to Sydney too – not only because you’re coming to my city, but also because I can’t wait to be introduced to more amazing Aussie talent like Gala Curios! 🙂

  11. Megan Guernsey says:

    Sydney sounds tremendous! Can’t wait to see the styles and special smilies!

  12. Evana says:

    Love it all, and have fun here in Sydney, except excuse the weather, I promise it was sunny last week!
    I nominated you for an award, check it out! 🙂

  13. murt says:

    Wow – who is that model? She is stunningly beautiful.

  14. I love the style of all accessories.. plus the model.. perfect to her

  15. Ah_wing says:

    wow! how come youre coming to sydney, that is soooooooooo cool!! (if you mentioned it, im just a bad follower thats getting back into things D: )
    love what youre doing, keep it up!

  16. Visala says:

    she’s my textile teacher!!!

  17. s says:

    Looooe the style of the pics ;D
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  18. Dirty Wings says:

    beautiful pictures!

  19. january says:

    these pieces are absolutely genius. what a discovery. thank you so much for sharing!!
    january, x

  20. wasssssssssss, is amazinnnnnnnnggggggggg !!!!!!

  21. Chris says:


  22. These are intriguing, so beautiful and interesting!
    Hugs & kisses from Rio!

  23. moi says:

    I feared the worst after seeing the title to this… ha.. some sublime metals though.. gonna get ma girl the black cuff and cosy cream leather number.. not cheap mind! 5.. 10.. 15… 20, 25 30, 35 40… 45 50… still riding the bussssss (fictional)

  24. shabnam says:

    Excellent, unique designs!! Just love all these!!!

  25. This is so stylish post! Love your style. Gorgeous pictures. Love the cuff bracelet and the necklace. I love this jewelry!

  26. I’m a cuff junkie and believe me, i got inspired by this collection!

  27. Those Gala Curios pieces look amazing! Especially love them as rings!

  28. Nice picturiz and good collections of work

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