Happy New Year! We are already in 2014… all the celebrations finished and everyone is back to work. Not that much of a difference for me though, as I’ve been working on the New Year’s Eve and on the New Year’s Day, but I absolutely love it and don’t even consider it to be work:)
So I thought before we dive into 2014 it’s a good time to reflect on some highlights of 2013…and what a year it’s been!
In January we moved from a very small studio to a slightly bigger one, which was outgrown in the next few months! We also kicked off the year with one of our statement bangles featured in a luxury Italian bridal magazine – White Sposa.
In February our jewellery was used to style Irene from Major and appeared in their Love Me Boy video.
In March Jolita Jewellery was featured in Elle Ukraine as one of the brands to watch for the upcoming season.
In April we had some of our pieces featured in Egyptian 7ayyam magazine.
In May one of our necklaces appeared in Italian Via Condotti magazine
In June a new international magazine EXALT was launched, with Jolita necklace appearance on the cover of the magazine and a feature about our brand inside:)
There was also a published shoot, featuring our pieces in Egyptian Enigma magazine:
This was also the month when we launched our Object Trouve collection, featuring up-cycled vintage plates.
In July we had one of my favourite shoots, which was published in Kit Magazine.
August was one of the busiest months for us, we had so many orders that were working super hard whilst most of the world took summer holidays:) We also had our Alexandria necklace featured in Grazia UK:
In September I met Nisso – an amazing, wonderful, fantastic person who became not only a really good friend in everyday life, but also extremely important in Jolita Jewellery life. Nisso is super creative and talented hair and make up stylist, who’s got an amazing creative vision. He introduced me to a number of wonderful people, and thanks to him we had some amazing collaborations, which are sure to continue in 2014. None of the shoots and events without him would have been the same.
In October our brand was featured in Belorussian magazine ESH, which was extra exciting and important, because we have relatives out there and this feature was absolutely unexpected for us:
In October we also had an amazing shoot with Nisso and Karen from Karen K boutique – a gorgeous designer, who creates the most amazing shoes and also models ! So having Karen modelling our pieces was super exiting and amazing:
In November we had another shoot with a super fabulous designer who I met through Nisso – lovely Mahtab from Katayoon London. She creates some seriously amazing Haute Couture dresses and it was so great collaborating together, particularly that she loved our jewels:) and even more importantly – is an extremely wonderful person both inside and out.
The shoot we did together was published in a Traphic magazine from New York.
In December the lovely Mahtab invited me over to another shoot for her S/S14 Haute Couture collection and we had some amazing shots!
In December we also had quite a few fabulous editorials coming out in various magazines with our pieces:
So these are some highlights of 2013 and I can’t wait to see what the 2014 will bring to us.
Wishing a fabulous New Year to everyone and would like to take this opportunity to thank You for your support. It wouldn’t be the same without You.