Recently, I asked Corin Comisky,
owner of Pretty Chic Boutique in Guelph, some questions to find out about styles
and trends in jewelry this year.
Q: What is going to be in style
for this spring/summer 2008?
A: This season, "more is more,"
as opposed to "less is more." Big, bold, bright colours are in style for
spring/summer 2008. And the bigger the better. You will see lots of oranges,
yellows, emerald greens, purples and corals. Big, thick bangles -- and two or
three at the same time, in the various colours. Thick, bold cuffs, too. Also popular this season will be
multiple gold bangles. You will see big, chunky necklaces in vibrant colours.
Look for big hoop earrings, or long dangle earrings. Big cocktail rings are
back. It's going to be a colourful spring.
Q: You carry a Canadian brand
that has been picked up by Holt Renfrew. Can you tell me a bit more about them?
A: I have one designer at
the moment who was picked up by Holt Renfrew, Dandi Maestre -
She is located in Toronto, and
works out of her beautiful home on Spadina Road. She specializes in oversized,
fashionably ethnic accessories and only works in raw materials: horn, amber,
seeds, shells, etc.
Her designs are bold and exciting
and the textures she chooses to work with are fabulously interesting. And big is