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I recently did a very fun interview for Fragrance Blog The Whale and The Rose thats up on their site now! Check it out to learn more about my favourite fragrances, some scent memories and how I always smell like metal and coconut oil. See the full interview HERE
Posted by Dolorous Jewellery at 2:57 PM
We're so in love with this all black look on Tienlyn of thoughtfulmisfit.com who's wearing our Dea Black Leather Choker and matching Dea Black Leather Bracelet at NewYork Fashion Week! These subtle and edgy accessories are two of our favourites and have quickly become two of Tienlyn's as well!
Posted by Dolorous Jewellery at 8:54 PM
As we head into the Holiday Season there are loads of opportunities for savings but to make the most of it you should sign up for our mailing list! This is a major hint here, there are three more days to sign up to get some really special deals that we're only offering to our mailing list!
Head to our site now to sign up while you can!
Posted by Dolorous Jewellery at 1:14 PM
We want to help you step up your glam this Holiday season with this elegant five piece capsule collection, now available on www.dolorousjewelry.com
These Silver and Pearl pieces take a modern twist on traditional classics for a collection that can be layered up and worn together and take all of your holiday outfits to the next level.
Posted by Dolorous Jewellery at 10:08 AM
I'm not sure what the source of this sudden nostalgia was but last night I found myself lost in the archives of early Dolorous and it struck me how much more personal this blog used to be. I would use this space to talk about my inspirations, my excitement about new materials, and even just my thoughts and feelings. Since those early days this blog has become more of a space to keep you up to date with press, sales events, and insights into the behind the scenes of the line. It may seem less personal but its no less a part of me. While the company has grown, certain aspects of the business have been outsourced, and employees have come and gone, Dolorous is still largely an independently run business. I design, make, and ship every piece. I write handwritten notes to every customer and gift wrap every order. I conceptualize and direct every photoshoot and often style them myself too. There are parts of me in every aspect of the line and I'm extremely proud of that, frankly, I wouldn't give it up for anything. In that way even though my posts are less 'about' me, they are in another way completely about me because I am Dolorous.
Being that involved does occasionally come with a price. Two weeks ago I got married to the love of my life, and two weeks from now I'll be leaving on my honeymoon to Japan. Taking time off from the line is always tricky but sometimes life (and love) come first! The shop won't be closed while I'm gone, shipment will just be delayed until I'm back and I'm sure I'll be returning with tons of new ideas and an excited and inspired energy to put into my designs.
Posted by Dolorous Jewellery at 3:00 PM
We'd like to introduce you to Dani!
Welcome to our first ever 'Meet the Model' Interview! We're so excited to be kicking this new project off with Dani from our FW16 Lookbook shoot, we're pretty sure you're going to love her as much as we do!
Name/Age/Agency: Dani Klupsch / 21 / Morgan Model Management and Peggi Lepage
Tell us a bit about yourself: I am a model, college student, MMA coach, Brazilian jiu jitsu competitor, and an avid baker. (Laughs) I know, it's quite the interesting combination!
How did you get into modelling?: My first shoot was when I was 15 years old and I was on a family vacation in the Dominican Republic. My sister and I were taking photos of each other and we were approached by a photographer from the UK who was also on vacation. He asked if I wanted to shoot the following day so I agreed! It was a very fun shoot, especially with my dad watching the photographer's every move (laughs). He was a great photographer though and helped me to realize that I had a knack for modelling.
Describe your personal style in 5 words: Sporty yet refined and feminine.
What is your favourite thing about your job?: The behind the scenes! Its crazy to see how much work goes behind just one photo, and being the model in the shoot walks you through all that work. From the hair and makeup team, to the set team, the photography, the lighting... It gives you a great perspective of what really goes on behind that one photo you see as the result. Plus I think we are hilarious, you'd be surprised how non-stereotypical the entire crew is off the set.
Whats your favourite restaurant?: There is this amazing place in Markham called Beiruti Grand Café that I love to go either on my way back from a shoot or from training. The food is a fusion of Mediterranean and French, and no matter what you choose on the menu, you will be happy. My favourite right now is their ham brie and roasted apple sandwich on a warm pretzel bun, served with an aioli dipping sauce and garden salad. And try their fresh orange juice!
Whats your favourite movie?: I am a fan of both DC and Marvel, but my favourite movie has to be Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. I love the humour and sarcasm mixed in with a Superhero / Group of Misfits movie, and I love the 70s and 80s cultural references!
Describe your ideal Saturday: My ideal Saturday is going out with my team mates! We have all decided that we are not too old to go on field trips, so we will always find different things to do. From axe throwing lessons to trampoline parks... This month, we are planning on going to a comic convention to cosplay and even LARP, also to an indoor parkour place, rock climbing, camping, cliff diving... the list just keeps getting longer!
What are you most likely to be doing when you’re not modelling?: Other than modelling, I also work as an MMA coach at Rumble Martial Arts, teaching Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Women's Self Defence, and Youth classes. I also compete in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, so I have to train quite often.
I am also in school right now for cake design, so if I am not in class I am baking a bunch of stuff and decorating. You know that cupcake scene from Bridesmaids? That has my name all over it.
What items are always in your purse?: Well, I try to have my keys and wallet in there but I am very forgetful of important things (laughs). The only beauty supplies I always have on me is my hairbrush and foundation. My friends are going to laugh at me when they read this, but I also keep my mouth guard in my purse, so I can always remember where it is when I am training.
If you were an emoji which one would you be?: (Looks through phone) I want to say the Happy Sun emoji. I will always say "Good Morning Sunshine!" to my friend and they will call me Sunshine back, and the name has kind of stuck now.
If we asked 10yr old you what you would be when you grew up what would you have told us?: I'm pretty certain at that time I wanted to be a firefighter. I think I have always liked the idea of being a hero, or at least helping others. I feel like I help others quite a bit when I am teaching self defence. I have had students come up to me and tell me how they had someone try to hurt them and they were able to successfully defend themselves, or tell me about the success that they are having with their fitness or even confidence and assertiveness. Hearing that is extremely rewarding, and I think my 10-year old self would be very proud of what I am up now.
Were we right? Are you in love now? We sure were after spending a full day shooting this lovely, ball-busting ray of sunshine! If you liked getting this peak behind the scenes be sure to follow us on instagram for loads of behind the scenes photos of our photo shoots and much more!
p.s. In case you didn't notice this pic is a behind the scenes of something you haven't seen yet! We've snuck in a little peak at our Holiday Collection that we can't wait to share with you! If you want more sneak peeks sign up for our Mailing List and hear about everything first!
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