I’m thrilled to be a finalist for Fashion Group International‘s Rising Star Award in the fine jewelry category for the second year in a row. The finalists were announced yesterday in Women’s Wear Daily. Here is a scan of the article.
Those of you who are FGI members can vote for me at FGI’s offices from January 6 through January 16. I’ve entered four of my medieval-meets-modern pieces, which you’ll get to see in person. Click the photos below for more information about each design. My posts about the dragon earrings and the tiger ring reveal a lot of the design process, so those might be of particular interest.
If you’re in the fashion industry, FGI is a great organization to join. (I certainly appreciate its support for emerging designer.) Click here to learn about the benefits.
If you’re not in the fashion industry but wish you were, consider sponsoring Stacy Lomman’s Fall 2012 collection via Kickstarter. We independent designers have to be creative when it comes to financing our work,. Both Stacy and I have had great success with crowdfunding. You can support Stacy for as little as $25. If you’ve ever fantasized about designing your own line, this is your chance to live vicariously through an emerging designer.
You can check out Stacy’s previous collections on her website, but I’ll re-post some pictures of me wearing her designs so you can see that her clothes work on “real people” (I prefer “fashion civilians”), not just models.
And here’s one more for good luck. As you can see, Stacy is a talented gal. Give her your support!