"The Orient Express", a Bracelet-Cuff by LaTouchables
Bohemian chic. Romance. Modern fairytale. Those are words that come to mind when I look at the beautifully crafted cuffs handmade by Dawn of LaTouchables in Germany. With vintage pieces, eclectic mix of prints and names like 'The Other Side of the World", "Olive and Sky" and "Blue Seas", these cuffs invite the potential wearer to dream, to travel, and to create poetry. Read on to learn a little more about the creative process behind Dawn's handmade cuffs.
What are your favorite materials to work with?
I love working with natural fabrics that drape well, contrasting textures, linen, hand-embroidery, leather, beads, buttons, vintage pieces, and color.
Do you feel that your work tells a story?
I suggest a story, but the piece really speaks for itself. It comes to life by being worn and by becoming a part of the experience of the wearer.
"Tall Grass", a Bracelet-Cuff by LaTouchables
Do you have a creative process or special way to garner inspiration?
It's not a thing I can call forth--it's just always there. I have more a problem to stop thinking...still the mind, but when that happens I get into what is referred to as 'flow', and that is when really exciting things happen. Of course it depends a great deal on trial and error, and constant garnering of experiences in and out of the studio.
I'm inspired by everything. I'm constantly being inspired by new discoveries, but it's the legacy of my past, my mother and grandmothers, even my great-grandmothers who grew up in the excitement of the turn-of-the century, flapper-girl days, extreme styles of the 50's and the 60's, as well as my own epoque--fashion-wise, all of this plays a role in my own work.
"Tea Shell", a Bracelet-Cuff by LaTouchables
Do you have a 'muse' or someone you picture in your mind to wear your cuffs when you create them? If so, who would that be?
I hope to hit a universal cord of appeal that provides a feeling of luxury, mystery, beauty and affection in the daily life of a woman.
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Posted on May 25, 2010
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