November 30, 2010

sleeping beauty

Ugly nature and the supernatural were displayed at Chris Habana's SS11 presentation and I was obviously smitten. My favorite pieces, like the gold nails necklace and thorns bracelets, were the ones that looked less like jewelry and more like randomly found bits of ugly nature themselves. Some fancy cubic shape happenings helped to modernize the rest of the collection but I don't think it was necessary, as those really felt like shiny new jewelry and mildly disrupted the old and dusty vibe that the other pieces had. The combinations of pearls, chains, and crosses brought to mind a much darker Sleeping Beauty, like these pieces had been locked in an attic and got all possessed by spirits and the like.

105 comments:

vickyshazam said...

love the jewelry!
it's great
:)

Shilpi said...

stunning images!

xx

sftrend

Tiffany said...

Oh my god! Is that actually Holly Madison?!?

Rachel said...

Lovely photographs.

Paolina of Calur Villade said...

I think that there should always be a good amount of stunning and creepy. streepy? This is very streepy i love it!


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wallflower said...

I really like don't the jewelry.. but I love the photographs.

RMJ said...

The religious of the pieces are stark to me - very straightforward. I actually loved the cubic pieces, they're the only ones I'd be inclined to wear.

Love the picture of the skelton in the pink dress.

yuliahurts said...

wow,i like these things!
so amazing

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Care said...

Love the crucifixes. I am totally fixed on them right (nopunintended).

Jenn said...

Cryptic.
I do like the golden bib necklace, it looks so rudimentary yet ornate.
Great photographs, I love the one of Fairuza Balk. She's an inspiration! If only this jewelry was features in The Craft haha.
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FASHION SNAG said...

I really love the jewelry! Thanks for sharing. xoxo


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Kaiami said...

Dancing picture creeps me out. Reminds me of The Crucible. Which kind of creeped me out.

I like that skeleton one.

eat me said...

If only we could all spin in witchy circles. *le sigh*

Jan said...

Hauntingly great!

Hannah Boyd said...

love it! your recent posts are reminiscent too of the Australian film 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' - it's an oldie, but a goodie, and I can recommend it if you haven't seen it already!

MichelleRenee said...

aww the craft. makes me feel all warm inside

My name is Giacobba said...

cool post, the pictures really add to the dark jewelry vibe

favio said...

This is beautiful

I am especially in awe of the last photo.

The one with the hair is also a stunning image.

Very fond of the black ring in the first photo.

xoxo

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

At first I thought they were more pictures of the mood boards you've been creating and I thought "awesome! Then I realised they were gorgeous, gorgeous jewellery and I thought "I must own some!"

Also, I'm hosting a give away. Check it out.

Vicky said...

Lovely photos. And that jewellery is just amazing x

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Trés Awesome said...

The ode to slayer/christian jewelery is pretty rad, especially love that skeleton girl pic.

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Emma Winn said...

the photo of the awesomely creepy girl with the long hair in front of the stair is the bomb! best photo i've seen in ages really inspiring!
winnsomesmile

Ellie said...

Uhh-mazing, love all the weird and wonderful pics to finish... Just reminded me about The Craft! I used to love that film! X

momben said...

too disturbing for me

notsoChiara said...

nice creepy & beauty stuff





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AKM said...

Wow, the jewellery is amazing. Kind of gothic, but amazing. And the photo's are beautiful xox

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Rose said...

Mmmmm, love the thorn bracelets. and the cobwebby lace...I wonder where they found that?

fashiondevotion said...

LOVE this jewellery! xxx

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Katherine said...

What amaaazing jewelry and wonderful display... it's so wonderfully and creatively done! The thorned pieces are just completely unique and beautiful and creepy and awesome and I wish they were pricking my wrist and neck and fingers right now.

http://kangelav.blogspot.com/

María Chantal Rodríguez Nilsson said...

lovely inspiring dark cold pictures, reminds me of winter.


loved the long long hair^^

Luisa said...

I really like the black earrings on the right side of the 1st photo. it looks so filigree!

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in dreams said...

uhh, maybe this means i'm going to eventually become a playboy playmate or something, but in my high school year book photo for grade 11 i am wearing pretty much the same choker....AND THE SAME COLLAR. wtfwtfwtf. aah!!

unrelatedly, those are lovely, lovely pieces...i love how chunky they are! thankyou for posting them...

in dreams said...

...and by collar, i mean circle of stars made into a halo. heh. (apparently it's too early to be typing comments yet?)

SOFIA said...

love you blog

Nolita said...

Lovely jewelry!

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Casie Jean said...

how gothic and wonderful
xox
Casie Jean

Greta said...

Haha,funny!

THE CRAFT said...

Loving the photo of Fairuza Balk from the Craft- it inspired the name for my blog!

The Craft
http://thecraftiswhatyoumakeit.blogspot.com/

C.Jane said...

que coleção de acessórios maravilhosa

Maggie said...

If you haven't read The Secret History by Donna Tartt, I suggest you do. Seems like you would love it!

noratheteenager said...

Gah, this is awesome! Loved the Gold necklace with nails, too :)

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alexandra loves eva said...

Wow! Amazing photos... but scary haha

xoxo

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lauraschwarz said...

Wonderful pieces!!! So unique and special...

Love these ring as well:

http://www.maendler.com/women/accessoires/high-jewellery/sabine-roemer-ring-parizade-camel-rhodiniert-weissgold-diamanten-rubine.html

All my best!!!!

A.M.M said...

great stuff

fashionclumsy said...

i'm diggin' the thorny rings, they remind me of some new wave jesus style or something. definitely inspiring.

Zuzia said...

love these pictures! awesome jewelry
xx

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fashionslap.net said...

Yes I love jewelry that can double as a weapon. :)

Yajaira said...

the jewelry is great!

Matilda said...

Ah, I love this drastic yet fantastic look. The last picture reminds me of Florence + The Machine's 'Raise it up' vid. Me gusta mucha. X

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Tonný said...

for divulg !! yeahh
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Haute Muslimah said...

Is that Holly Madison?
hahaha

Chelsea Lane said...

gorgeous jewelry, the photos are actually kind of haunting...

Alexis said...

love the sleep beauty photos. and holly madison was pretty bad ass when she was a teenager.

annelie said...

fantastic jewellery, I love the gold 3 cross necklace :-)
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Kristina said...

DITTO to "Picnic at Hanging Rock". It's ethereal, like a predecessor to the obsessiveness of The Virgin Suicides, and definitely a must-see.

I had the pleasure of watching it in a class called 'Nature Through Film' in college, where we looked at mother nature, and her relationship of power with man.

Alicja said...

the time is now http://kaunau.deviantart.com/art/the-time-is-now-127656230?q=gallery%3Akaunau%2F9906363&qo=50

abigail said...

This is a collection I have dreamed of for years! Why couldn't they have come out with this earlier?

- Abigail

www.theabigail.tumblr.com/tagged/style

Elyse E said...

Lovely jewelry :)

La Petite Marmoset said...

Love the bracelets!

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claudia beetlestone said...

this is pretty jewelry that i want around my neck and arms because i can pretend im cool if i put it on.
awesome pictures too
xoxo
-c
http://beetle-bug.blogspot.com/

ilalaaa said...

the bracelets in the second picture111i want them!!!!great combination of pictures!!cool job!good choice!
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Rafael Franco said...

the jewelry are GREAT. but I really love the photos. Just AMAZING!




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fearlessness said...

love the jewelry!!!!
:)

Cátia said...

AWESOME AWESOME


xoxo



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The Visual Jerbil said...

Ugly nature? Thats an oxymoron and pretty much impossible. Also, so wonderfully spooky, so you, everyday is Halloween @ Style Rookie and I love it.

abigail said...

Happy Hanukkah, by the way!

- Abigail

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Dama DeNegro said...

kind of scary!

P said...

Kind of creepy, really cool

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Fluorescent Adolescent said...

This jewelry is incredible. Fantastic post. xx

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Eve E. said...

Dear Tavi,

Have you seen 'ghost photographs' from the early days of photography? Here's one example. They were all the rage for awhile.

http://modcult.org/date/2008/12

Cheers,
E

Sara. said...

that jewelry is tdf:)

monstablogga said...

Absolutely beautiful images! What I would do for a piece of ugly...
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Six Six Sick said...

Aw, Chris is a great friend of ours. We're throwing a big party for him in two weeks, wish you could make it!

xx
Tiffany

petitnina said...

Such beautiful images. I like your thought!

Miss Tami Lee said...

You need to watch the video for The Knife's song "marble house - rex the dog rmx". THAT'S some awesome creepy inspiration

Charlie, Feminine Bravery said...

gorgeous and magnificent pieces! Very unique!


xxx Charlie
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poppy :) said...

creepy pictures great jewelry

Wee Meathead said...

Tavi--have you seen the movie Picnic at Hanging Rock? Because it's super, and super beauteous, and super creepy, and super old australian boarding school dusty.I think you might like it.

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Mina Jade said...

Wow. I loved the silhouette with the lights, the photo of Fairuza Balk (yes - The Craft, again!), and the last photo of the pixies.

Roseparis said...

Love the photos !

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Lost and Found art/vintage/kitsch said...

fairy witch mother

Marina said...

great pics!!


xx Marina

Gina Ray said...

this is awesome love this jewelry especially this thorns and roses...

Danielle said...

Made me think of Deb's funeral.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfOqTvWVI0A

-Danielle
http://daniellemsolomon.blogspot.com

LOre said...

Superbe.
Thank you for your creativity.
You seem to have special eyes.

Janel said...

I used to love "The Picnic at Hanging Rock"! So glad I'm not the only one. I haven't seen it in years - now I have weekend plans.

I really like the thorn bracelets. Beautiful and unapproachable all at once.

Cárita said...

love this!

Laura said...

this really disturbs me, not really my thing.

CLAIRE said...

Love him! And he's a great interview. His jewelry photographs so well too!
http://www.joeyzine.com/journal/?p=99

Samantha Nandez said...

I'm in love!

doom said...

Isn't the last picture from "Metropolis?" Looks like it!

cancercowboy said...

i like the thorny edge the jewellery got, though some pieces look a tad too amply.

@doom not from Metropolis, at least not from the version i know.

Rar Traum said...

i love your new obsessions ;) thanks for that inspiring jewellery
greetings from Poland :*

o s o p o l a r said...

amazing

Laura Jane said...

Holy smokes, Holly Madison!

Tilda said...

Love the eary aesthetic of this, and the jewellery is gorgeous!

http://skiesoffashion.blogspot.com/

Engreida said...

Love the cross choker layers and so cool that they used copper!

Antonia at Swedish Love Affair said...

Some of the images a really creepy!

LACE.LEATHER.LIPGLOSS said...

beautiful jewellery!
and yeah, some creepy pictures..
xoxo

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krista said...

very gothic. Purity meets controlled desire.

Nickhemiah Heritage said...

eerie, creepy, and beautiful. the necklace with the pearls, chains, and crosses have me completely entranced.

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Nav said...

love the rose-thorn bracelets! As usual, you've got some ace imagery to go with your post!

Totally loving the eerie cult-like vibe of the jewellery!

x

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