Friday, 3 May 2013

‡➳✧ MONOCRAFFT ➳✧‡



When i was seventeen i did a wonderful job for Gstar and met a real beauty: Merrel Westhoff.
She was working for Gstar at
the time, but has now decided to venture off and create her own little paradise of 
jewels and dreams called MONOCRAFFT.

I was first made aware of MONOCRAFFT from Merrel's instagram. Being a true ring fiend myself (i'm wearing seven rings as i somewhat noisily type), I had to find out more about the amazing pieces Merrel was making.

So I asked her a few questions about her jewellery brand and here are her answers…



What made you start jewellery making?  
I was always interested in jewellery, especially in silver. So at one point i was surfing on the internet and a silversmith school came by my path... I was super enthusiastic to subscribe myself, but as I had a full time job it wasn't really an option time wise. 
 Then  one day my boyfriend, who is an artist too, came home with
 a smile on his face. According to him he had the perfect present
 for my birthday... Silversmith evening class :) so that was the
 beginning, now we are two years ahead... Obviously a good
 present.
   


What inspires you?
A lot of things, architecture, shadows, patterns, culture, fashion - I studied fashion, so that has always been an inspiration for me…









How come you're working in Bali at the moment?

I combine my holiday in Bali with doing  research, extending my network and meeting lots of interesting and talented people.






What is your favourite piece from your collection?
My big pyramide ring, 5cm high and super shiney and clean �� my boyfriend is designing a pattern for this ring which we are going te engrave.  I like my jewels to be graphic, sharp and clean.


Who would be your dream client?
Emmanuelle Alt from Paris Vogue and Rick Owens! ��


If you had all the resources in the world, from diamonds to turquoise to copper, and you could make one thing- what would it be?

My designs grow during the creation process, I almost never draw the design upfront.. Because I think you find new ways during a process which you haven't thought of upfront.

If you, like me, want to get your mitts on her jewellery you either have to wait until the Summer for her website and e-shop or you can contact her directly on monocrafft@gmail.com and inquire about orders and prices.

Feel free to buy me a late birthday present… 
I love those rings.

Monday, 29 April 2013

B I R T H D A Y

On Friday my big sister Erika took me to 
WAH nails for my birthday present!


Luckily my nails were quite long already so i asked for my nails to be filed into an almond shape. I went for the rhinestone rain on my middle fingers, my initials on my index fingers and a leopard print for the rest.

That night my beautiful boy took me to the Wolsely for din dins. I got wiener schnitzel with pommes frites and a vanilla cheesecake.
Yammy!


Then we went home and I sat in anticipation for midnight, when i would no longer be 18.
When the clock struck midnight i began to cry. A combination of listening to the dulcet tones of Karen Carpenter and being one year further from childhood.

Saturday morning i woke up all bright eyed and excited for my birthday.
That day was spent searching for a dress to wear, but luck was not on my side. 
So i opted for a green Topshop dress i already had, paired with some black suede Acne heel boots.

Canapes and drinks started at 7pm at my house and dinner was served shortly after. I decided to do a buffet so that everyone could choose what they liked.
This is what was served by my wonderful mama:

1. Baked avocado with egg

2. Tricolore salad
3. Duck salad
4. Macoroni cheese with a potato base and
   bacon lattice
5. Maki rolls (crab stick, egg, smoked salmon,
   cucumber)
6. Sashimi (salmon, mackerel, butter fish,
   tuna)

 

And for desert my mama made a strawberry and banana cheesecake with fresh strawberries, strawberry jelly,
 meringue and chocolate flowers.
I'm very lucky to have such a talented mama


After dinner, cabs were ordered and three of my girl friends, my sister Miki, her boyfriend, my boyfriend and myself all bundled off to sing karaoke at Lucky Voice in Soho.

 

ABBA was sung, Paramore was sung, Bill Withers was sung, Dolly Parton was sung and we finished off with The Beatles, of course!
Karaoke was a pretty a special two hours, even though my voice was about 5 octaves lower and way huskier by the end of it. 

The birthday celebration was continued into the early hours by dancing and drinking at the club Le Baron, where lots of my friends had come to wish me a happy birthday



And so my birthday ended quite the opposite to how it started… 
Thanks to all the love from my wonderful friends and family, 
there wasn't a tear in sight.

Maybe 19 isn't so scary after all.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

"I would take plays and I would cut out all the other dialogue and make long monologues because I felt the other kids weren't taking it as seriously as I did." Sally Field

Losing the plot trying to find the right monologue
for an audition

I need your help.

I'm looking for a female modern monologue 
for me to do in an audition.

Please send me any recommendations in the comment section below
or on my formspring

It would mean the world and more!

Sunday, 31 March 2013

✞ HAPPY EASTER ✞

            
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I love being a little bunny