Thursday, January 25, 2007
I'm truly excited to present to you Tilly D'Oro, a line of handmade earrings and accessories created by local Montreal designer Nogah Rostein.
We stumbled upon Nogahs designs at the Puces POP, during POP Montreal (where we also had a table) and I fell in love with the vintagy yet modernized look that she creates with her work. Each piece is a unique combination of old and new materials, and her colour combinations are unexpected yet somehow perfect. The busy designer has told me she loves scouting flea markets and estate sales for special finds; vintage beads, stones, silly charms, anything colorful, fun and infused with history.
With these hidden treasures she creates one-of a kind gems, and I really do mean one of a kind, you can just feel the thoughtfulness that went into each piece, like your best friend made it as a present just for you!
Although so far HQ has had strictly earrings from this line, Nogah has added amazing brooches to the mix, made of layers of recycled sweaters decorated with tiny mirors shaped like unicorns and disco dancers. Perfect for adding some brightness to these dreary winter blues. Sometimes you need a little something to jazz up your grey winter coat, oh and also you can secretly reflect light into peoples eyes when you're riding the bus. Fun!