28 May 2012

EGYPTIAN MAGIC: ESTELLE DÉVÉ INTERVIEW


I have been a long time fan of Estelle Dévé's handiwork. Bearing a vintage, pre-loved quality, Estelle's jewellery is chunky and geological in the best kind of way. Gearing up for the launch of her SS12/13 range, Egyptian Magic, Estelle Dévé has already carved up a name for herself, garnering success through features in Vogue, Oyster, Nylon and Russh magazines.The French-born Australia-based beauty gave me a few minutes of her time to speak about Egyptian Magic and personal pieces of her own.

B&B: What inspired "Egyptian Magic"?

ED: I've always had a fascination with ancient Egypt, maybe I watched too many Indiana Jones movies as a kid. My little brother moved there last year and I was hoping to go visit him but I didn't get a chance so I started re-reading my books about Egyptian mythology. The ideas from the collection started up from there.

B&B: What is your most loved piece of jewellery and why?


ED: 
My great grandmother's white gold wedding band. It's very plain and simple but I have worn it every day since she passed away and I couldn't imagine myself without it. Strangely it fits me perfectly, which is amazing knowing that my great grandma was this teeny tiny spanish lady.  
I also inherited my grandma's jewellery box when she passed away and I found a myriad of treasures in there, including my grandfather's watch, which I also cannot take off.


B&B: How do you store your own jewellery?

ED: I wish I could have an amazing answer but it's a bit everywhere really. I collect old boxes and I put all my bits and bobs in them. It's a bit of a mixed bag as you can find some really expensive things along with $2 costume jewellery in the same boxes. 

B&B: Model, celebrity, dead or alive, who do you see as the ultimate icon for Estelle Dévé jewellery?

ED: It's hard to pinpoint one icon. I have a thing for fashionable yet strong working women. I love Natalie Joos, for example. Vic Young, Jen Brill, Lulu Kennedy, Aurora Sansone. Someone a bit tomboyish but sexy at the same time.

B&B: What's next for you? Do you have any new collaborations or other projects in the works?

ED: It's a really busy time for me at the moment as I am trying to expand even more overseas. I'm trying to target the American market and am going there for some appointments and to shoot my campaign in August. I hope it all pans out well!

B&B: When can we can we get our hands on the newest range?


ED: 
My latest range "Paleozoic Dreams" can be bought on my online store directly, or from any stockists listed on my website
 http://www.estelledeve.com/


Photography: Ben Simpson / Model: Teisha

5 comments:

the creation of beauty is art. said...

Everything looks beautiful. I loved reading this interview, especially hearing about her most loved piece of jewellery.
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Fabliha said...

so cool! estelle deve is my new jewellery addition! :)
xx

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nahal said...

very inspiring!

i would love for you to come check out my blog as well I just posted a new outfit post!

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Laura said...

Beautiful sense of style and lovely blog! Would you like to follow each other?