love being different
One of the great things about being friends with designers is that you get a friendly discount. This, of course–and unfortunately–encourages me to to spend more than I normally would.
Apart from buying the products themselves, I have a habit of getting things custom-made. I think this is something I learned from my mother, who to this day, would rather visit a couturier and have him/her make her clothes than go shopping in a mall or at boutiques. My mother also has a habit of having jewellery made. She has always preferred buying loose stones and then working with a jeweller to create unique designs.
Given that background, it isn’t a wonder that whenever I can, I like getting things custom-made. Dresses and pants tend to fit better when they are cut and sewn with your body in mind, and jewellery tends to reflect your personality more.
A dear friend of mine is a jeweller, and having always been a fan of her work, I decided to get something custom-made. Now it may sound dumb or frivolous, but I’ve always wanted a “princess necklace” so that’s what I asked her to make. The end result was so amazing that I just had to write about it!
When I asked Aziza to make me this necklace, I knew she was going to do a good job. Having bought earrings and a cocktail ring from her in the past (see photos below), I had no doubt this necklace would come out beautiful. I just didn’t realise how pretty it was going to be!! Unfortunately it doesn’t quite go with the earrings and ring I bought before. Hmm… guess I’ll have to get something made to go with it. :p
To view more of Aziza’s stuff, check out The Aziza Collection on Facebook.