UNA magazine, February issue Foto: Liene Pētersone Style, MUAH: Signe Valtere
Model: Veronica Photo: Stanislav Kopanev Style: Tatjana Hudika Make-up: Veronika /Poetika Hairstyle: Alina Zakrevska/ Salon Color&Curl Jewellery: Art gallery PUTTI
“Italian in emotion casing” – Italian contemporary artist GIGI MARIANI from Modena in Northern Italy, described by Agnese Čivle. Gigi’s other favourite passion is painting. His painting brushwork are rough and powerful. In the saturated terrain of scratches and cuts, texture is the way he reflects the processes of his inner world. In recent years, ornaments that resemble sculptural images becomes more the objects of emotional transfer. “My jewellery is a small sculpture born in my imagination. It is important for me that person is able to wear it on a daily basis.” Silver oxidation is an ancient technique that came from ancient Egypt. “It is rarely used in Italy, so I am very proud to keep this tradition alive. With this method I get the black, rough shapes of the jewellery.” The other technique used by the artist is granulation. This method has come directly from Italy. By combining two techniques, the artist manages to achieve the black, strong, heavyweight texture of coal that resembles a rigid lava that breaks through volcanic throat with an incredible emotional force and stiffened in its path. The most fascinating side of the jewellery is the hidden precious metals. On the black, coarse […]
UNA magazine January issue Style: Dace Vaivara Photo: Kristīne Krauze – Slucka Model: Kristīne Purvinska („Dandy”) MUAH: Jūlija Balinska Retouch: Maya Kolesnikova Jewellery: Art gallery Putti
“I believe in fairies, fantasies and the infinite imagination. And I know I am not alone in this. These jewels are the key to one’s inner paradise, the kingdom of dreams.” Tanel Veenre Tanel Veenre Jewellery is the whimsical and dreamy Estonian fashion jewellery brand. The slogan “Kingdom of Dreams” captures its pure essence – Tanel Veenre Jewellery is the allure to believe in fairies and miracles, winged seahorses and cosmic dust-covered berries, like long forgotten memories from the gardens of paradise. A thoughtful touch of color, emotional insight and high-quality craftsmanship are all essential elements of the Tanel Veenre Jewellery ethos. Tanel Veenre Jewellery captures the subconscious wonder with each piece representing a little fragment of the wearer’s personal fairy tale. It is jewellery that encourages you to forget the greyness of everyday life and dream in vivid color. The Tanel Veenre Jewellery spirit animal is the winged and crowned seahorse – the magical marine creature from TVJ mythology. Tanel Veenre Jewellery`s color palette is limitless. Sensitive graduations and unusual color combinations distinguish this bold, fanciful line of Estonian art jewellery from any other contemporary designers. Bold and bright, this jewellery make a big statement but weigh as little […]
MIZUHIKI is an ancient Japanese art form that uses a special cord. The cord is created from rice paper, that is tightly wound, starched to give it stiffness, and then colored. The traditional decoration, given away at Japanese occasions, such as wedding, birth etc. The other traditional way the art is done is in decorating cards with little colored knots, similarly to how people in western cultures use a ribbon and bow. “For me I saw this MIZUHIKI in a different way. Not using them in a traditional way but combining with metal, the paper cord created the lines more into surface and showed the strongness of its color. Just by looking at them, you could not tell that they are made of papers. I find them interesting using Japanese traditional papers into something very different” says jewellery artist Liisa Hashimoto.
BASTA CHE STAI BENE “A few years ago my grandmother gave me her old pearl necklace. The clasp was broken, so she said I could sell the pearls or make new pieces with them for money. I noticed the pearls were fake: glass beads covered with mother-of-pearl. But she didn’t know and I didn’t tell her. So I took off this layer of mother-of-pearl and replaced it with my own blood. My grandma is the most generous person I ever had in my life. She never really understood what was my job, what I was doing. But she always ends our conversations by this sentence: « Basta che stai bene », which in Italian means « As long as you’re ok ». I think this is enough… I don’t have the feeling I should tell more or go deeper into the concept and talk about family heritage, unconditional love, tribute, preciousness, blah blah blah… It’s a very personal story, but I guess people will get it” says French conceptual artist Emmanuel Lacoste.