Saturday, 9 July 2022

Interview With Jewelry Designer Marelle Couture

Hi There..... Have you been looking for statement jewelry? 

Picture provided by Marelle 

Yes? Then this upcoming jewelry designer interview could be super interesting for you. I am always pleased to discover new people who will take the time to answer my questions. 😍

Oh my, I am so distracted at the moment. My head is saying come and write something meaningful to introduce this jewelry designer, but at the moment our cat, Ninoe, is making chirping noises because he isn't able to catch the fly he's been going after for the last hour. 😡

Have you ever eaten insects? Ooh, I just love them. They are so crispy and tasty I could eat them raw. πŸ˜‹

Are you kidding me? I don't think I could get my mind to get past the idea of having something as creepy as insects for dinner. Nature would benefit from it, I know, but it's just not my thing. 😳

Ninoe does it all the time. Spiders, flies, mosquitoes, anything except ants and beetles. I get it, I wouldn't eat beetles either if they presented them to me. πŸ˜–

My uncle once almost swallowed a wasp when taking a bite of his sweet pastry a few years ago. It flew out of his mouth as soon as it saw that big dark tunnel (his throat) I suppose. 😲

Wow, I drifted so far off again. Let's get back to the jewelry designer I was talking about. Who is the woman behind these statement jewelry pieces? πŸ˜ƒ

Marelle Couture is the 43-year-old jewelry designer and owner of Hopscotch Couture.

Picture provided by Marelle

What kind of work do you do, or what are you studying to be? 

I design jewelry, accessories, and costume pieces.

What made you decide to become a Jewelry Designer? 

At a young age, I was already drawn to fashion. My friends and I poured over all the fashion magazines growing up, and that interest stayed with me. 

For many years, my focus was on the fine arts, doing mostly gallery shows, portrait consignments, and murals. Always one to make my own wearable art, many clients admired pieces of my work and started asking for their own custom pieces.  

For a while, I did mostly private viewing trunk shows for my clients here and abroad.
Approximately fifteen years ago, I opened Hopscotch Couture and my focus became primarily on fashion. It is so rewarding to create wearable art pieces.

Is fashion important to you? Why? 

Fashion is so extremely important actually to one's self and mood. I know of no other single act that can turn a pauper into a prince and a prince into a pauper besides dress. 

It takes the human brain seven seconds to make an impression and, like it or not, what you wear says so much about you. What you have on also influences your own mood. 

You know, that one suit, or that one dress that always makes you feel stunning, confident, and happy. Wearing bright colors or florals on a rainy day can turn that day into a blissful one. 

Or how about that keepsake locket, one piece of statement jewelry, or antique watch from a loved one that makes you feel warm and close to them by simply touching it? Fashion and mood go hand in hand.

What are your successes, and how did you achieve them? 

I have had the chance to meet many amazing people. In doing so, my greatest successes would amount to my greatest joys. It is when a client comes to me with an idea or two and I can make exactly what they had in mind. Their joy is my high. I love what I do.

Picture provided by Marelle

Is the name of the Brand important to you when you buy clothing? 

When I shop I look for an eye-grabber every time. It has to compete with everything else on the rack and get your attention. Many times I favor vintage, for the quality is really unmatched.

Describe your personal style of clothing? 

I love vintage finds. Floral flowing skirts, white blouses over tanks, and dresses with an emphasis on accessories and jewelry. I don’t follow trends, rather I look for pieces unique to me. My mix is quite eclectic.

How did you find your personal style? Do you have a signature look? 

Growing up, I embroidered and painted my jeans, jackets, and even my footwear. Never one to blend, I had to have something different. My look is Avant-Garde mixed with classic vintage.

Do you have an influence on other people’s clothing style? 

My clients ask for my opinion sometimes, but mostly I try to work with their style in mind and perhaps push them to explore it further. I often show them what other countries favor in their style. 

I will offer different versions of what I am to create for them and they are always free to jump in with ideas. Happiness is always the ultimate goal. Fashion should always have a level of fun to it.  

Picture provided by Marelle

What are in your eyes the best trends at the moment? 

Right now I am loving all the florals and the mini dresses with the oversized clogs, are just so throwback yummy. Emphasis on the shoulders in The Avant-Garde and mainstream fashion and accessories are hitting in a big way for me. 

Epaulets and Crowns and all things royal are the most requested items I am seeing and I am loving all the women that are claiming their Queen moment right now.

What are in your eyes the worst trends at the moment? 

Honestly, anything that doesn’t flatter a woman's curves is just awful. Anything boxy, too constricting, or with cut-outs really flatters very few.  

What kind of fashion advice would you give us? 

Start with what colors make you happy, your favorite ones should be your go-to. Dress for you always, your happiness is the most important. Let no one talk you into wearing something you are not comfortable with or something you do not love. This is especially true for brides and that all-important day. You really should love every piece you own.

Who is your style icon and why? 

I have to say although my style is very different, what I love is the fearlessness in her clothing choices, Cher.

Is there something else you would like to share with us?  

In closing, I just want to say I think it is so important to dress you in you. Wear what you love always.

Picture provided by Marelle

Thanks, Marelle, for sharing some of your background with us. I love those statement jewelry pieces. 😍

I would like to point out also that over 95% of all items in the Hopscotch Couture line are made from previously loved, vintage treasures. 😊

Can I tempt you to read some previous jewelry designer interviews? 😘

Hope you like my blog.....Until next time.....Have a nice day 

Renata (Seadbeady)

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Monday, 4 July 2022

Tips To Take Care Of Colored Hair - Wella Professionals Hair Care Products

Hi There..... Are you looking for professional hair care products to better take care of your colored hair? Would you like to keep your color vibrant for a longer time?

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I made this blog post in cooperation with 

Nowadays, there is a wide range of hair care products, and it can be quite daunting to find what works best for you. 😬

You know, I sometimes wonder what would happen if I wouldn’t wash my hair for, let’s say, a month. How soon would I notice a difference? 😯

It wouldn’t take long to get intangible knots if you have long hair, but it could be an excellent way to get dreadlocks, I suppose. Somewhat like the picture below. 😁

Picture by Jakob Strauß on Pixabay

I read that if you don't take care of your hair for a long time it can cause buildup on the scalp. It would even damage your hair in such a way that it would impede its ability to grow. 😨

If you don’t wash your hair, your scalp would get itchy from dandruff, or even scaly, and it won’t be long before you scratch a hole in your head. Quite the horror story. 😱

Haha, that's exactly what it is, a story. Never heard of anyone scratching a hole in their head, but I did my part of scratching as a kid. We didn’t have special hair care products against dandruff, and I can assure you it’s no laughing matter. 😞

It's way past due though to tell you more about the Wella shampoo and conditioner I received from Buzzador in exchange for my honest opinion. 😍

Wella Professionals Invigo Color Brilliance line

This Invigo Color Brilliance line is one of our professional hair care lines. Hairdressers in salons use it, but it's also available to consumers for home use. 

This line is very suitable for anyone who wants to take care of their colored hair intensively and wants to keep their color beautiful for as long as possible.

INVIGO Color Brilliance with Color Brilliance-Blend™: Molecules that encapsulate the copper particles to maintain vibrancy. Histidine and Vitamin E help to control the oxidation process after color treatment and they protect the color. Citrus caviar contains several antioxidants and vitamins.

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Color Protecting Shampoo

Get an instant color vibrancy and protection for up to 7 weeks (with regular use of the INVIGO Color Brilliance Shampoo) with the Invigo Color Brilliance hair care collection for colored hair. 

The Color Brilliance-Blend™ is a powerful combination of new ingredients that keep color vibrancy and protect colored hair. Copper encapsulating molecules preserve vibrancy whilst histidine and vitamin E help regulate the oxidation process after coloration and protect the color (Anti-Oxidant Shield Technology). 

The Lime Caviar contains various anti-oxidants and vitamins. The range has a contrasting fragrance, between a refreshing citrus cocktail and a woody soft undertone.

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My opinion on the Color Protecting Shampoo

I had already heard a lot about Wella but never tried their hair care products. The scent of the shampoo is great, but not overpowering at all. It foams nicely and you don't need that much of it. My hair has a wonderful shine after the use of this shampoo and conditioner. 😍

What I love about the bottle is the closure. No need to screw off the cap. All you have to do is press on top and a small opening appears, which makes it easy to dose, and even more importantly harder to spill. 😜


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Vibrant color conditioner

The Vibrant Color Conditioner for colored hair improves the hair surface and enhances color vibrancy. Contains Anti-Oxidant Shield Technology and Lime Caviar.

My opinion on the Vibrant color conditioner

This hair care product has a thin cream texture, not too thick. I love the soft citrus scent of this conditioner. My physiotherapist even asked if I was wearing perfume because she found my hair to have a very refreshing scent. 😊

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Afterward, my hair felt well moisturized and soft. Definitely a great product to take care of your hair. πŸ˜ƒ

Hope you like my blog.....Until next time.....Have a nice day 

Renata (Seadbeady)

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