Last week, we discussed how spring/summer is a perfect time to change up accessories and highlighted Montreal-based Dolbeau. This week, we offer something for the ladies with the alluring, sophisticated and memorable statement pieces by Toronto-based jewellery designer (and fellow YP) Shay Lowe and her Shay Lowe Collection. The types of pieces that get noticed across the room at a party and distract from the conversation at hand, Shay Lowe Jewellery Design’s philosophy is “Be Extraordinary,” and the brand reflects a lifestyle rich with luxury, glamour, and confidence. The new arrivals boast bold pops of colour for spring, with pieces of varying price points to jazz up a daytime maxi dress or complete a more formal look for an evening charity event or summer wedding.
From rock and roll glam to flirty and romantic, many of Lowe’s pieces feature an eclectic mix of Swarovski crystals with chains, metals, pearls, beads and bows. Every design is custom made to order in Toronto and New York and all metal material used in the designs is nickel-free and lightweight where necessary.
New arrivals feature vibrant pops of colour for the warmer months, like the Victorian Glamour Statement Necklace or the bright, bold Aqua Angel Statement Earrings and Miss Havisham Statement Necklace. Sparkly, floral designs can be found on the eye catching Garden Grace or Botanic Beauty. With its gorgeous, layered crystal beading, the High-Brow Passion bracelet offers the perfect touch to a wedding gown or bridesmaid dress.
Lowe’s statement-making pieces have been photographed on red carpets, completing the outfits of the likes of Eva Mendes, Monika Schnarre, Tanya Kim and Aliya-Jasmine Sovani (among others) and have graced the covers of some of the most respected fashion magazines. Proving glamour and glitz don’t have to be unattainable, the YP-friendly website allows visitors to shop by price range, with the lowest pieces under $300 (including some amazing sale pieces) and pricier pieces falling into the $700-$1,000 category. Sales are frequent, like the current 75% price reduction on stunning pieces like the Pretty and Poised Statement Earrings and Demure Darling Statement Ring or 50% off the very summery St. Tropez Sunset bracelet.
Shay Lowe herself shows no sign of slowing down as the buzz surrounding her coveted brand continues to grow. She is a featured designer in a coffee table book by Swarovski out this month that celebrates jewellery designer partnerships from around the globe. Her design for the Tutu Project for The National Ballet’s 60th Anniversary will soon exhibit and she has a chapter coming out in the Making it in High Heel series on female entrepreneurs to be released in the fall of 2012. Much to the delight of up-and-coming YPs throughout the country, she has also recently announced the launch of a diffusion line for Shay Lowe Jewellery, Shay.
Check out The Shay Lowe Collection to add an instant element of confidence, sophistication and style to your SS2012 wardrobe. Don’t worry – the company ships across the country. You’re welcome.