I was immediately drawn to one of the greatest and most powerful civilizations in history designing this collection.
I felt complete permission to get WEIRD. Obsession began immediately with the scarab beetle. She represents the sun and it's eternal cycle of LIFE. NEFERTITI herself was buried with a gold scarab to bring about her immortality. I had to bring this global icon of beauty and power to YOU.
YES! Bug jewelry!!!
Immortalizing, powerful, transformational, bug jewelry.
My designs started out literal and after a morning of diligently drawing, I was straight up disappointed in myself. Skip a few days, add some good food + self pep-talk reminding myself I am here to interpret and innovate, and VOILA, the magic started up again.
The line on the back of the beetle spoke to me and started pages of new drawings...
When something speaks to me in my creative moments, it yells. It spews fireworks and niagra falls of ideas. I'm dizzy, I'm excited + I cannot draw fast enough.
The repeating lines on the back of that beetle combined with the lines of the wesekh did this to me.
Wesekh is the MOST ICONIC piece of jewelry worn in Ancient Egypt. A necklace favored by the God's + the Pharoahs.
I took these icons of status and transformed them into literally one of the most stunning collections we have ever produced at SB.
Rephrase. These icons of status transformed me and brought about one of the most stunning collections we have ever produced at SB.
The ALANE collection inspired invention beyond where I've gone before. To a place of status where a woman can feel pride in her divine inheritance. A place where her beauty and intelligence intersect and explode. A place where she welcomes transformation with honor. A place where she becomes immortal.