Sunday, September 26, 2010

Mania Mania

Melanie Kamsler and Tamila Purvis, co creators of Mania Mania, which is described 
as an intriguing, earthy and moodily beautiful jewellery label by columnist and 
friend Indigo Clarke, have released their 2nd collection ‘DUST’ for Summer 2010.
For Indigo’s full interview please visit -

and at Garance dore the beautiful Tamila.........

To view the collection visit Behind the Monkey – in store now!

‘Dust’ visits the iconography of ancient Egypt and the evolving aesthetic, mood and music 
of pop deity David Bowie.  Inspirations are derived directly from the icon – 
an image of a young Bowie dressed as a Sphinx in 1969 by photographer Brian Ward, 
the fabled story of how the colour of one eye was changed when he was hit in the eye by a hand 
with a heavy ring, his alleged fascination with Egyptology, aspects of the film ‘Labyrinth’, 
and lyrics from the song ‘Rebel, Rebel’. 
The occult symbolism of eye motifs, hieroglyphics, pyramids and crystal balls transcend and
unexpectedly combine with the candid nature of pop.  

Two short films featuring Bambi Northwood-Blyth and directed by 
Fiona McGee encapsulate the mood and spirit of the collection.

Afterlife Cuff & Perception Bangle

Kingdom Ring & Immortal Ring

1 comment:

Vee said...

love the bangle with the eyes! so amazing and yes, maniamania is awesome couldnt have selected a better model too