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A dainty pair of swooping birds to frame your face. Hanging from simple golden studs, your feathered friends are etched in to swirly pearl lucite, with tiny painted beaks carrying a mother of pearl & glass beady eye.
Created especially for a cultural exchange pop-up event in Hankyu Department Store, Osaka, this mini collection was designed in response to an "identity box' sent to me by my exchange partner, Japanese fashion brand RBTCXO. Amongst the pile of objects & ephemera in the box was a small dried pomegranate, a large stuffed patchwork banana, an iridescent vinyl wristband, some monochrome drawings of birds and a bag of assorted googly eyes. Though literally a mixed bag of components, I translated these motifs in to a collection of enchanted fruit adornments in a classic Rosita Bonita mould, but incorporated new-to-me materials to reflect RBTXCO's playful and textural designs. Natural meets unnatural, soft meets hard, matt meets high shine, beauty meets humour and tradition meets the future.
Bird 20mm x 50mm, total drop 75mm, weighing 5.3g (the pair)
pearl effect acrylic, gold plated brass, mother of pearl, glass bead.