Hello fashion babez! Do you love accessories? I am sure you do. Today i'm gonna tell you about new brand that creates amazing accessories that stole my heart. It's named Valeri Cristina. The brand was founded in December 2014. "I started the development of the brand in Paris before moving to London last year,"- says Christina , the creative director of the brand.
I'm the creative director and I'm managing all the aspects of the business at the moment."
Valeri Christina produces costume jewelleries mainly for women.
"As men were very interested, I decided to create bangles for them. Nevertheless, they are not my main target at the moment."
She creates necklaces, bangles,bracelets, earrings and rings. Most of the pieces are unique and she makes a lot of customized orders.
"Christina, tell us about your collections"
"Liberty" was my first handmade jewellery collection. This collection represented my state of mind and my creative rebirth. I was inspired by the african and european trends, my heritage.
I'm from Greece and Cameroon and I had the chance to live in those 2 countries. In addition, I studied abroad in France, Ireland and in USA. Those travels influenced me a lot and opened my mind and enlarged my vision of the world. Now, I like to define myself as a citizen of the world.
I started the collection with 60 pieces. Today, I have more than 130 pieces. In my first collection, I used a lot of white, black, red and dark green colours to match more easily outfits during autumn/winter. "
"What kind of materials are used for your creations?"
"I love using different types of ropes as well as leather.
To design my jewelleries, I love using different materials like for example: ribbons, satin, velvets, wool, different types of threads, strass and cowries.
I mixed materials to bring originality and unique pieces."
"Have you thought also about creating bags or other types of accessories? "
"Yes, the idea is to start with jewelleries and after, develop bags and work on a clothing line."
" Where can we buy your creations? "
"At the moment, I'm selling my collection on Etsy and I organize private sales in London and in Paris. Maybe Italy soon.
I'm working on the development of my website. I plan to launch it soon.
"Fashion advise from Valeri Christina?"
"Difficult question. I have to say: "Get to know yourself, dare trying different styles and products untill you find what suits you the best. You have to feel Confident with your outfit and accessories. Confidence is the key to success."