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Africa Stories Collection

Catherine & Beth in Africa

DESIGNERS’ JOURNEY TO AFRICA

Our Africa Stories collection is a collection of all the stories and inspirations we have experienced on this grand journey to East Africa. We hope that, through wearing our creations, you can carry a little part of our stories with you every day, and immerse yourself in the magic of this unforgettable land.

What I experienced left me speechless, but I can tell my story by bringing back some of that beauty to share with you...

Beth Ferrara & Catherine Hong


DESIGNER DETAILS



PALETTE & PATTERNS


Beth’s paint palette shows the spectrum of colors used to paint all the animals in the Africa Stories collection. To showcase the innate drama of the creatures encountered during our journey, we chose to paint them in a stylized but realistic way.





Beth chose a watercolor painterly effect for her animals in opaque and vivid colors. Painting each animal allows the personality of each animal to be represented. There’s even a leopard print in this collection.

Catherine felt a leopard print in the golden and rich hues of a real leopard would capture their richly textured coats. With the added elements of African tribal inspired borders, these accessories are for the animal lover and safari adventurer in all of us. They are meant to be worn in a spirit of fun and appreciation for the art and the thrill of being in East Africa.





Geometric patterns can be found in the artistry across different cultures and regions of Africa, from the mud cloth in West Africa to the Kenyan-made soapstone pieces in East Africa. Every tribal-inspired border is first sketched by hand, then painted to reflect the rich and diverse artistry found in Africa.

Painting the tribal-inspired borders in earthy colors allows them to be complementary to many other elements like florals and leopard print.






Kenyan flower power is attributed to its sunny year-round climate. The Jamelle bag showcases the types of flowers you will find in East Africa. From the protea flower to lily, each flower has been hand painted, printed on leather, then embroidered to duplicate the vibrant flowers found in East Africa. Paired with our leopard print, this bag can be worn for any occasion.






The spiral pattern is an ancient symbol representing eternity, change, and growth.

In East Africa, the spiral shape also appears in various African art, including prints, carvings, baskets, and jewelry. Beth chose a modern spiral silhouette to incorporate into the silver jewelry pieces. The added hammered and etched details create a look that is on-trend with an artisan feel.


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Home to “the greatest wildlife show on earth” – Africa is renowned for the brilliance of its game viewing, as well as its breathtaking landscapes, spectacular vistas and brilliant sunsets. Fall in love with the magic of this exotic destination, which we celebrate in our Africa Stories accessory collection.


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