Working on this jewelry collaboration with Daniel Lodato OST New York designer and former Parsons student, was especially fun since we share so many commonalities! We're both visual people who consider ourselves designers, not artist, and we both gather a lot of inspiration from the world around us, especially documentaries. (I'm a Netflix junkie and I try to get my fix whenever I can. I watch movies and tv shows in the mornings as I get ready for work. I love documentaries, especially on Cosmology, but I like to savour those and give them my all.)
The bracelets that I'm wearing here, Serpent Bracelet and Screw U bangle, are from the Basics collection and are brass, plated in 22k gold. I love them for stacking or wearing on their own. They're edgy and classic, feminine and masculine. The designs have a subtle juxtaposition that work so well together, which is what drew me to them.
The Noose ring is part of the Western collection and is made out of 14k gold. I was happy to see that different sizes are available because my fingers are small and I generally have to comprise on size when I find something I like.
The jewelry is made using a 3D printing, where a mold is produced and the metals are poured and casted and then finally finished by being shined by hand. It's process that allows Daniel to focus more on designing and also means that jewelry can easily be made to order - a plus for us since we can pick our favourite metals. Another plus to 3D printing is that all jewellery is perfectly produced without imperfections and each piece is exactly the same each time - a plus when there's stunning details in the design.
I guess something about OST jewelry made me feel like a character because it's only now that I realized that I have this whole detective thing going on. I figure strong jewelry needs a statement outfit!
Thanks OST for the stellar pieces. I know that I'll be wearing them for years to come. I'm looking forward to shedding these winter layers so I can let them shine!
OST New York bracelets and ring
French Connection fedora
H&M faux fur stole
3.1 Phillip Lim ankle boots
Jbrand Maria jeans
Aritzia Jacoby wool jacket