2014 has been an incredible year for me as I see my handmade line flourish and more of my ideas coming to life. Not only that, but this marks my third major press feature. This time it is Harper's BAZAAR edition and their favorite picks for this Fall/Winter. This features my lapis lazuli teardrop necklace which is one of my favorite creations because it truly reflects my Egyptian heritage.
One thing I love about being a small jewelry designer, is the time that I get to personally pick out some of the gemstones for my pieces. Recently, throughout my adventures, I came across this amazing, asymmetrical and unique natural amethyst gemstone. With different shades of purple and a bit of brown to add the ultimate twist, this piece is guaranteed to make you stand out. The downfall? There's only one available!
One of this Fall/Winter's top jewelry trends is chain and especially chunky chain necklaces. As simple as this new necklace looks, it is a vital addition to any girl's jewelry collection. This bold black and gold chain necklace is so versatile. You can dress it up or down and wear it from day to night. My favorite lightweight gold chains wrap around the thick black chain for an easy look that will be sure to radiate endless compliments.
As most of you know, my biggest inspiration for my jewelry pieces come from my Egyptian heritage. Whether it is the color or style of the piece, my cultural background plays a huge role. This new Lapis Lazuli gemstone pendant necklace is no different. The combination of blue and gold is a mainstay and timeless combination for any jewelry lover's wardrobe. This handmade creation is perfect to pair with your favorite outfit regardless of the season or year for that matter. This is one of my favorites because it really embraces the style of, what we can call my ancestors, ancient Egyptians. Do you see yourself wearing such a bold piece?
We all agree Fall arrived a bit too soon and Winter right around the corner, get ready to wear all your favorite accessories to spice up that outfit under our big and puffy coats. This year's trends will help you stand out from the crowd to say the least. All things chunky and bold are a must for this season. Whether it is a necklace, a SINGLE earring (that's right, one sided), so many bangles that you barely see your arms or your favorite colored sunglasses, don't be scared to let your accessories do all the talking. How do you feel about these trends? Do you see yourself taking a risk and trying any of these show stopping looks?
About 2 weeks ago, I received an email from someone who claimed to be from British VOGUE. They mentioned how they saw some of my pieces and thought it would be a perfect fit for their upcoming issue. Of course, I thought it was a scam. So I decided to respond and say I appreciate your interest and kind words, but I must protect my investment and need to know that this is a real pitch (afterall, we all know how many scamers exist out there). After she reassured me that this was the real deal, I decided to go forward and team up with VOGUE. I mean who wouldn't! It is THE fashion bible folks. Not only that but this is the biggest issue of the year and I could be in it? I will take the chance.
Overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety,joy and uncertainty, I awaited two long weeks to see my dream officially become a reality. I couldn't be happier and more proud to share the news with everyone.
Find my House of Zada feature in the special jewelry part of the September 2014 issue of British VOGUE. Please don't be shy and help me spread the joy by sharing, commenting and whatever else you heart desires. Don't forget to pick up your copy too! It is an issue you can't miss.