Item of the Day: Alison Lou

emogiItem of the Day: Alison Lou

If you’re living in the 21st Century, you surely know what 😉 means, or even <3.

Text speak has developed a whole new wordless language, featuring created symbols representing cute little emoticons. This technological language is what inspired designer and creative director Alison Chemela to design a collection for her fine jewelry brand, Alison Lou.

“Finding interesting ways to combine emoticons to tell a story became much like what I imagine the process being for a writer or a painter when crafting their pièce de rĂŠsistance. Jewelry should tell a story and tell something about someone’s personal style and that is what I try and do with every piece I make,” Chemla said.

emogi2These emoticon charms can be changed according to how you feel that day. The sunglasses emoticon is great for when you’re feeling “cool” and the heart eyes for when you’re feeling flirty. Other charms include party, happy, and kissy-face emoticons. Made from solid gold, these charms show that fine jewelry can also be quirky, cute and fun!

The emoticon jewelry charms will be sure to get a lot of attention, since people use them every day to communicate on their phones. This goes to show how technology has become an extension of ourselves, and something that we can now wear!

Retail: $590 each


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Gina Rose Sirico, Fashion Market Editor
Gina recently graduated from Marist College with a major in Communication with concentrations in Journalism and Advertising, and minors in Fashion Merchandising and Global Studies. At graduation she also received the faculty award for Excellence in Journalism. Having interned with Accessories in 2008 and assisted with the Accessories 100 year anniversary party, she knew this was a career path she wanted to take. Previous internships included Milford Living Magazine, Hudson Valley Magazine, Tom Martinelli Custom Publishing, and even production with NBC 4 New York with the legendary Gabe Pressman. The profile piece she created with Gabe Pressman at NBC about the Garment District was Emmy Nominated in 2012.