Curios Folds

Curios Folds

>> 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

    2011-04-25 at 9:29 PM

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

  3. Joy

    2011-04-25 at 9:31 PM

    Gosh, just love the colours and the fringe details.

  4. Hanna

    2011-04-25 at 9:49 PM

    Oh man, look at those fashionable gods.

  5. antique engagement rings

    2011-04-25 at 9:50 PM

    Love the cuff bracelet and the necklace!

  6. Sarah

    2011-04-25 at 9:54 PM

    Gorgeous pictures, I love the cuffs :).

  7. Stylised Dialogue

    2011-04-25 at 10:09 PM

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

  8. heatherheartsfashion

    2011-04-25 at 10:14 PM

    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. Annie markantonatou

    2011-04-25 at 10:19 PM
  10. Chelsea

    2011-04-25 at 10:54 PM

    I love this jewelry! It’d be great for editorials!

  11. SippingGreenTea

    2011-04-25 at 11:18 PM

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

  12. Mary

    2011-04-26 at 12:35 AM

    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! 🙂

  13. Megan Guernsey

    2011-04-26 at 1:29 AM

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

  14. Evana

    2011-04-26 at 3:01 AM

    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! 🙂

  15. murt

    2011-04-26 at 4:13 AM

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

  16. Wholesale Fashion

    2011-04-26 at 4:29 AM

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

  17. Ah_wing

    2011-04-26 at 4:44 AM

    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!

  18. Visala

    2011-04-26 at 5:05 AM

    she’s my textile teacher!!!

  19. s

    2011-04-26 at 6:51 AM

    Looooe the style of the pics ;D
    street Life Karl LAGERFELD:

  20. Dirty Wings

    2011-04-26 at 10:27 AM

    beautiful pictures!

  21. january

    2011-04-26 at 10:30 AM

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

  22. piril

    2011-04-26 at 1:43 PM

    very beautiful pieces

  23. andresosopolar

    2011-04-26 at 2:15 PM

    wasssssssssss, is amazinnnnnnnnggggggggg !!!!!!

  24. Chris

    2011-04-26 at 2:20 PM


  25. A Casa da V√°

    2011-04-26 at 4:31 PM

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

  26. moi

    2011-04-27 at 12:53 AM

    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)

  27. shabnam

    2011-04-27 at 6:27 AM

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

  28. Agence hotesses accueil Paris

    2011-04-27 at 11:32 AM

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

  29. bling duck fashion

    2011-04-29 at 9:13 AM

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

  30. ArticulateArt

    2011-04-29 at 4:07 PM

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

  31. Lunet_photoshop services

    2011-05-04 at 7:59 AM

    Nice picturiz and good collections of work

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