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Monday, 19 August 2019 12:09:25 PM Australia/Sydney
Wondering what to wear once the weather warms?
NAJO’s creative team spotted three key looks from both the catwalk and the street style at the international fashion shows for SS19 that we could really get on board with. They just so happen to work in perfectly with pieces from our latest collection, Paloma.
Look 1: Beige
There’s certainly nothing boring about this incarnation of beige. Neutrals are enlivened via animal prints, or there’s the shameless head-to-toe take on the colour in the form of the must-have boilersuit. A look that was once purely functional is now utterly chic, drawing from its working-class roots in hardwearing materials such as twill, denim and linen.
At Burberry, the natural shade was perhaps unsurprisingly seen in that always-perfect transeasonal coat – the trench – as well as all the clothes made to be worn underneath. Tom Ford also embraced the tonal look but with a flirty and seductive edge through layers of chantilly lace, body-hugging jersey and ruching.
If head-to-toe beige equals timeless chic and ultimate sophistication, its jewellery equivalent are those clean, minimalist designs that ooze ‘future classics’. Think NAJO’s seamless Divina Bangle, the simple Doble Cuff, the graphic Corsica Stud Earrings, and the peerless Redeem Necklace.
Look 2: Colour Blast
In complete contrast to our first trend (that’s fashion for you!), add joy to your seasonal wardrobe with vibrant colour and brilliant pattern.
Vivid tartan and patterned patchwork looks were big on the street fashion circuit at the international fashion shows for SS19, and it’s been filtering through the high street ever since.
Colour was positively riotous at MSGM, in blocks and prints and florals and tie-dyes.
If you’re keen to inject colour into your own wardrobe but a little hesitant to invest in the trend-heavy prints, why not start with our Ramona Rose Quartz Earring in 18-carat rose-gold plated sterling silver? Or elevate the plainest white T with the Marine Garden Chalcedony Necklace in either pink or Aqua.
Look 3: Artisanal
A heady dose of artisanal embellishment and craftsmanship was seen at Etro for SS19, including patchworked denims layered with elaborate knits, quilted coats and embroidered silks. Intricate, exquisite details abounded, as it does in our showstopping Majestica necklace, matching bracelet and Majestica wide bracelet. The artisanal pinnacle of the Paloma collection, this set, with its rows of reticulated squares, epitomises the premium silversmithing that’s at the heart of the NAJO brand.
For minimalists, the artisanal trend can be embraced sans embellishment through the exquisite craftsmanship of our Eddy Hoop. It’s a unique and decorative twist on the classic hoop that’s still so subtle and refined.
How will you interpret SS19’s favourite trends? Share with us #najojewellery.
Monday, 12 August 2019 12:54:26 PM Australia/Sydney
Our seasonal collection for SS19, Paloma, embodies the NAJO aesthetic while simultaneously celebrating freedom of expression.
Last month, Jo Tory took us through one of her favourite looks from the collection, as modelled by Rose Freemantle.
Here are three more looks to inspire your own interpretation of Paloma. Rather than literally recreating these looks, we hope you’ll use them to liberate your personal style story.
LOOK 1: Made in Mexico
When only the highest quality will do, embrace the luxe of our Majestica suite. Featuring exceptional craftsmanship by our master artisans, this exquisite necklace and bracelet (in two widths) are the pinnacle of the Paloma collection. Under the creative direction of Jo Tory, our artisans have created three rows of reticulated squares in highly polished sterling silver (five rows in the wide bracelet), reminiscent of cobblestoned streets and romantic moonlit walks.
Worn layered together, the bold geometry makes a confident statement on bare skin – never flashy or garish, just the right amount of sleek and contemporary glamour, perfectly matched to a grey silk slip dress.
Look 2: Mixed Metals & Textures
Here’s the proof that unexpected pairings can create the most beautiful results. Hand-beaten silver holds its own appeal for the way it plays with light and texture, but it’s further elevated when contrasted with highly polished silver, as in the Avery Earring. Then there’s our gorgeous new Tumbaga Amarres Bangles which take this textured effect and wrap it in coils of golden-coloured tumbaga, a copper-zinc alloy that’s new for NAJO.
This look is complete with the generous Georgia Necklace. Its oversized beaten links can be worn long and loose or double-wrapped for added jangly texture.
Look 3: Colourful Boho
A modern take on a peasant blouse, free-flowing and whimsical, requires the right jewellery – and an attitude to match. Release your goddess spirit with pastel-hued gemstones and intricate patterns and, by all means, pile them on!
The key here is playfulness, starting with the Marine Garden Chalcedony Necklace, in both pink and aqua, and the matching Marine Garden Chalcedony Ring in both shades. While you’re at it, add the earrings too.
Linking these gemstone pieces to the bracelets in this look is the use of oxidised silver. The rope twist of the Prairie Bracelet and the highly decorative Daniela Cuff both use oxidisation to highlight the silverwork detail for a worldly appeal that’s far more chic than folksy.
Which look is your favourite? How will you make Paloma your own? Share your style story with us at #najojewellery.
Monday, 22 July 2019 12:02:25 PM Australia/Sydney
As with every seasonal launch, there are a whole new raft of exquisite pieces to discover in Paloma. We’ve already covered some of the collection’s key looks here in our last blog post.
Now we’ve asked NAJO’s own Jo Tory to run us through her take on this very personal collection. In response, Jo shared this stunning photo of model Rose Freemantle adorned in the most sculptural, highly polished sterling silver pieces from Paloma.
“Worn together, these strong sterling silver designs speak to the soul of NAJO and the spirit of Paloma: timeless, irrepressible, unapologetic, and blissfully free,” says Jo.
“I want women to feel empowered to pull pieces that speak to them from Paloma, mix with their existing collection, and wear it all their own way for a highly personal style story,” she says.
“Even individually, these aren’t subtle pieces, however clean and minimalist the aesthetic.
“This is bold, robust jewellery and when layered together like this (a favourite style of mine) it’s adventurous and creative, yet still feminine and highly curated.”
Here are the pieces that make up this look, as worn from top:
The Round Redeem Earring comprises a stud fitting with a long post from which hangs a gently domed silver disc – beautifully large and so dynamic.
This matches back perfectly to the disc and fine collar design of the Redeem Necklace. Avoid any of that predictability of coordinated jewellery by adding edginess served up by a second (small) earring and a mass of chunky bangles and rings.
When it comes to bangles this season, it’s all about numbers. On the left arm, Jo has upsized our sure-to-be-classic Divina Bangle in a luxe triple stack. It makes the ultimate complement to the smooth polish of the Redeem collection.
The arm party underway on Rose’s right arm also features another Divina Bangle (you simply CAN’T have too many!) but here it’s flirting with a couple of Weeping Widow Bangles – set to be one of the season’s favourites – alongside the head-turning curves of the Undulate Bangle.
This is Jo’s dream edit from Paloma, but what’s yours? Share it with us at #najojewellery.