Inspired by mainly by the Victoria Era jewelry designer Nadine Deslauriers-Friesen incorporates gothic, steampunk and lolita into each creation. Her lace chokers are a sure standout in today’s trends. We caught up with the Canadian-based designer whose collection is appearing around the necks of some of the hottest girls on T.V and social media.
Photographer: Ezekiel Williams
Creative Director: Derek Warburton
Photo Assistant: Shizuku Ota
Style Assistant: Ashley Aguirre
Hair/Makeup: Sonia Reshetnikova
Model: Zion Moreno with Elite Model Management
How did you get your start in jewelry:
I have a love for jewelry. In fact you can call it an obsession. I have always surrounded myself by making jewelry. I used to gift my designs to my friends and my family. My fan base grew rapidly and eventually, my friends suggested that I should sell them and start a business.
My portfolio and styles grew quickly. A colleague needed some steampunk pieces to put in gift bags to promote her books. This was unknown territory for me but, hey, I like a challenge!
As I continue to experiment with styles I have since then developed a Victorian feel using lace. Something so different. It all began from, a friend who makes handmade lace and later evolved to lace jewelry to the Pre-Golden Globes or the Pre-Emmys. DPA gifting suite “We want you! Your product is so unique and different. The stars will love it!” Nathalie Dubois Sissoko DPA gifting suite in Los Angeles.
Today my business is almost overtaking my day job. My daily pleasure is to dream up timeless pieces that can complement a variety of looks, from sensual and seductive casual but not least executive board.