One element that I love most about blogging is the opportunity to showcase small independent artists that contribute such creativity in our world of vintage reproduction. I personally relish in the fact we wear unique clothing and accessories that are not readily available to the mass population like shopping at the mall. Many moons ago, one of my readers told me about this incredible Australian based handmade jewelry designer, Lucy Luxxe. From that moment, I was in total awe of her unique creations and wished to someday wear some of her designs. Well that day is finally here! The creative gal behind Lucy Luxxe, Renee was so kind to send one of her Atomic Starbust Brooch to feature on the blog and I also snatched up the Hand Painted Leaf Brooch with Yummy Berries being too delicious to resist.
Let me start by saying, there are a plethora of independent artists out there creating vintage reproduction jewelry but not all are created equal. Many people think, well I could make that or that looks easy enough to do so I’ll ask a friend to make them for me. Being crafty is one thing, being an artist with talent is another. Renee from Lucy Luxxe is an artist with an incredible talent creating quality handmade jewelry at affordable prices. When my brooches arrived, I quickly saw they were exceptional quality and made from superior craftsmanship which I haven’t come across in a long time. Both pieces have incredible substance in their manufacturing and the attention to detail is phenomenal.
The Atomic Starbust Brooch can also be converted into a necklace with the built in loops and the included silver chain. Made from handcrafted confetti resin and finished with tiny crystals, it is sure to add a little sparkle to your look. The soft mint green and baby pink combination is such a wonderful compliment to almost any outfit. I chose to pair it with a vintage pink novelty dress and white cropped cardigan, ideal for work or an afternoon at the park. A word of caution, the points of the stars are quite sharp and may snag your knits if you aren’t careful when securing it on yourself.
Being an October baby, I absolutely love fall colours and everything that reminds me of the most colourful time of year. The Hand Painted Leaf Brooch with Yummy Berries encompasses the richness of fall and its breathtaking beauty. The wonderful colour combination of red, orange, and yellow is sure to become a versatile accessory for a myriad of ensembles. Seeing as these are some of my favorites colours, I had several outfits to pair together. Seen here, I thought the PUG Sean top in gold and vintage rose floral skirt with bakelite bracelets was total perfection with the Leaf Brooch and matching red metalflake stud earrings.
I will be the first one to say, why on earth did I wait so long to own some Lucy Luxxe jewelry? Yes, they come from the other side of the globe but they are so worth the long voyage. Most Lucy Luxxe designs are one of a kind, so you will be a very lucky gal to own a genuine handmade collectors item. Follow Lucy Luxxe on Instagram to be the first to see sneak peeks and get your hands on these beauties once they hit the website.