If you want to keep up with the SS and AWs this 2015 then you are going to need to get yourself a bit of jewellery that dangles somewhere strange. Wether it's from the middle of your nose, your thigh or your feet, they are all options. Your best best is something gold, possibly with a couple of small stones on it and you should look like you've stepping right off the current catwalk and onto a wonderful beach where you are being shot for a look book.... in smoggy London. Yey!
New at WEST L.A. for SS15 are three unique women's jewellery brands that can solve all your strange jewellery positioning needs. All three labels, LUV Aj, Vanessa Mooney and Vidakush hail from the sunny west coast in L.A. bringing a touch of individuality in each collection.
Vidakush has got everyone's attention with silver septum clips, amazing floral inspired foot chains and jewelled thigh chains. Vidakush can be seen on international bloggers such as the effortlessly cool @mstr_of_disguise and one of the Songsters, Dani Song - @songdani. LUV AJ features a small edit of chunky gold and rose gold necklaces as well as delicate statement hand chains, while Vanessa Mooney ranges from earring sets, headpieces and and a great silver layered necklace. Below is more about each brand:
Designer Amanda Thomas started her accessories line in 2005 once her after-school obsession parlyed into her own line of accessories. After a chance encounter with a buyer at Fred Segal, they picked up the entire line for their stores and by the age of 16, LUV Aj was officially created.
As a recent grad from Otis College of Art and Design, Amanda has learned from the best, interning with clothing designer Rachel Pally, celebrity fashion stylists Cristina Ehrlich and Estee Stanley, and the lovely ladies at the online magazine Who What Wear. These opportinutites have inspired Amanda to pursue her love of jewellery and eventually expand Luv Aj to boutiques across the world, leading to its popularity among starlets and clients such as Kim Kardashion, Vanessa Hudgens, Whitney Port and Nicole Richie who admire her signature heavy-metal spikes and layered chains.Amanda continues to expand Luv Aj and hopes to adorn the whole world in her bad ass bling.
Vanessa Mooney is a brand built upon the musings of its namesake founder. Established in 2009, Vanessa Mooney is a product of all things creative - primarily inspired by the fluidity that lies within different art forms. Initially unaware of the industry, Mooney exists as an eclectic muse, creating accessories that draw exceptional influence from a multitude of eras, revolutions, and walks of life. Driven by a sense of artistic wanderlust, Vanessa Mooney is a brand that is for every woman - regardless of style and influence, she can find herself within the Mooney aesthetic. From vintage sentimentality to sophisticated simplicity, Vanessa Mooney accessories encompass the electric dynamism that lies within imaginative fashion. With an ever growing following embracing her designs including celebrities like Katie Holmes, Vanessa Hudgens, Jennifer Lopez, Lily Allen, Jessica Alba, Hilary Duff, Megan Fox and Emma Roberts, Vanessa Mooney may just be the one to watch. Handcrafted, often intricate, always unique and ever imaginative; Vanessa Mooney is a brand, a lifestyle, a state of mind.
VidaKush designer, Rhianna Cooper, graduated from CalPoly SLO in 2011, with a degree in international business. She got her start shortly before graduation selling jewelry on the Venice Beach Boardwalk where many of the pieces were designed. Drawing influence from Indian, Ancient Egyptian, and Native American culture, the line is an eclectic mix of Bohemian meets Rock n Roll with a bit of something for everyone. The name derives from two parts, Vida means life in Spanish, and Kush is what the Ancient Egyptians used to call gold. VidaKush as the name is meant to convey the message "Live Gold". The "Live Gold" motto expresses that no matter the day, or the circumstance everyone deserves to live beautifully, lavishly, and to always feel their best. LIVE GOLD
All the jewellery is now available in store and online at http://www.westlaboutique.com/accessories/jewellery