The Dust has Settled Down

The Dust has Settled Down

>> It's another time warp moment!  I'm actually back in sunny sunny Sydney, eating lush food in Surry Hills and scoping out all kinds of neat designers. 

Ok, no not really… though I am desperate to go back for RAFW next year as well as do a few days in Melbourne beforehand.  I'll hopefully try and magically make it happen.  Anyhow though, another down under revisiting.  I wrote about ManiaMania in my round up of jewellery designers that took lunar journeys.  For their latest collection, they've gone back down to earth but not in a pragmatic sense.  The collection veers back and forth between the iconography of ancient Egypt and a young David Bowie – his depicition as a Sphinx in 1969, a ring hitting his eye (hence the colour the change), aspects of Labrynth and lyrics from the song Rebel, Rebel.  So many facets of Bowie jammed into a collection are of course most welcome in any manifestation.  That the collection results in literal pieces such as the Labyrinth tri-ring emulating the crystal ball and the Escher-like stair case in the film makes it all the more fun to link up the references to Bowie and his fascination with Egyptology.  I had a fabby time trying the pieces on when I was in Sydney especially the tri-ring that could well take out an eye and turn it a different colour (preferably from brown to purple in my case… one brown, one PURPLE eye…).  I also love doing that thing where load up your fingers with rings just for the sake of numerous rings being there…

Once again, Maniamania excel with their lookbook images (photography by Stephen Ward) and I believe an accompanying film by Fiona McGee is on its way to the website…  

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  1. Elena Vasilieva

    2010-06-21 at 1:03 PM

    loving this jewellery, very avant-garde. There are some pretty pieces. Loved the rings in different shapes and the necklace
    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/

  2. Ahhhh! A Bowie collection! What could be better? I love the mail bracelet/ring.

  3. Style Queen

    2010-06-21 at 1:27 PM

    So beautiful, I love the boldness of the pieces.
    http://non-stop-fashion.blogspot.com/
    x

  4. Ashley

    2010-06-21 at 2:06 PM

    Such an amazing and inspiring creation!

  5. FashionLifeCoach

    2010-06-21 at 2:50 PM

    Awsome accessories. I like the bold rings, but my favorite is for sure the ring chained with the bracelet in flashy gold.

  6. jennifer Yu

    2010-06-21 at 3:28 PM

    <3 www.pingbuns.blogspot.com <3

  7. The Boy from Newcastle

    2010-06-21 at 3:37 PM

    Trust me when I say this, Sydney isn’t so pretty right now. It’s been raining for like three weeks now.
    I love this jewelry, very Bowie-esque. I love the chain mail bracelet ring combo and all the rings.
    http://boyfromnewy.blogspot.com/

  8. Hannah

    2010-06-21 at 4:02 PM
  9. Sarah

    2010-06-21 at 4:14 PM

    oooh that tourquoise ring! beyoooooootifullll!
    http://itsaboutsarah.webs.com

  10. fashionfletcher

    2010-06-21 at 4:23 PM

    These peices are amazing! Please visit my blog! Sneek Peek of Caribbean Fashion Week!
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  11. Dru

    2010-06-21 at 4:26 PM

    Rebel Rebel is actually my favourite Bowie song! Those pieces look SUPER weighty, though- I wonder what they’re like to wear?

  12. tracy bonsai

    2010-06-21 at 4:36 PM

    such a beautiful shade of nail polish? please tell which brand!

  13. gih

    2010-06-21 at 4:40 PM

    Such a beautiful body decors.

  14. Lorena

    2010-06-21 at 7:09 PM

    I’m bound to feel an affinity towards anything influenced by young Bowie! The Egyptian aesthetic is quite trendy and saturated at the moment but I still like it, the blocky rings in this collection are fantastic.

  15. Dana

    2010-06-21 at 7:18 PM

    I am in love with all of the accessories! They are so unique and so fabulous! Such statement pieces without being over the top. Great post!
    You may be interested in entering a contest being held on Chictopia’s blog for a chance to win a $500 cash prize and become the Beso Fashion Correspondent for the month of August.
    Thank you for sharing, as always, I look forward to your daily posts.
    Dana

  16. annie markantonatou

    2010-06-21 at 9:29 PM
  17. susie_bubble

    2010-06-21 at 11:24 PM

    Tracy: The nail polish is by Leighton Denny…. shade is In The Buff

  18. Sister Wolf

    2010-06-22 at 3:01 AM

    What gorgeous eyebrows.

  19. Linda

    2010-06-22 at 5:43 AM

    such gorgeous jewelry

  20. Becca

    2010-06-22 at 5:58 AM

    Some amazing pieces!

  21. Annie Spandex

    2010-06-22 at 5:59 AM

    I love oversized jewelry. These have a certain wizard edge to them. Love!

  22. susie_bubble

    2010-06-22 at 10:38 AM

    Sister Wolf: Yeah, her name is Bambi…(err…ignore the name…), she has AMAZING eyebrows…

  23. fashion156.com

    2010-06-22 at 5:10 PM

    Love the wide range of muted metalics used in this unique collection. The style of the editorial is very fitting to the mood the jewelery, great piece!
    http://www.fashion156.com/blog.php?issue=27

  24. masha

    2010-06-22 at 11:52 PM

    this rings are so beautiful!!
    http://leblogdemasha.blogspot.com/

  25. Suzy LeQ

    2010-06-23 at 2:10 AM

    TOTALLY AMAZING POST>
    i dont even know where to begin!!!
    esp. the mesh hand ring creation,, I.N.S.A.N.E.
    love.
    i love jewelry! your post makes me scream that from the rooftopssss! haha
    xo
    Suzy
    http://RossmoreLA.com

  26. Cherry @ Handbag Hanger

    2010-06-23 at 12:28 PM

    Thumbs up! 🙂 I can’t move on to those designs! They are really stunning.
    Regards

  27. Kris

    2010-06-25 at 11:11 AM

    Amazing and original jewellery. Some items quite rough to my taste but what a statement!

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