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Allison Asis
CADETTE x Of a Kind

CADETTE x Of a Kind

I couldn’t be more excited to share CADETTE’s collaboration with the one & only Of a Kind. I’ve been a huge fan of Of a Kind’s vision, values & platform for so many years, and thus had many pinch me moments while this project with them slowly came together. During the early stages of the design process for this special piece, earlier this year, my first thought was: this one will be striking in its simplicity – along with CADETTE’s signature ‘organic touch’ that reflects my connection to, and love for modern art & sculpture’s greats such as Jean Arp, Isamu...

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Allison Asis
Dani Reynolds x CADETTE

Dani Reynolds x CADETTE

Some of the most fulfilling experiences I've had throughout my CADETTE journey thus far have included meeting and connecting with fellow creative women in Toronto & beyond. And I am so grateful for the rare opportunities that we get to collaborate on something special. This recent work by art director / object stylist / set designer (yes, she is an incredible a multi-talented woman!), Dani Reynolds, is one of the most meaningful projects brought to fruition with CADETTE, to-date. I'm always so inspired by other mediums that artists use to express their vision and talent. So it came as no surprise when Dani's unique creations left me speechless as soon...

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Art Inspired: The Lemon Earrings

Art Inspired: The Lemon Earrings

If you've been tuned in to Cadette Jewelry for some time now, you've likely heard me share that my passion for modern art and design is one of the main influencers behind the majority of the line's designs, and the spirit of the brand, overall. Random fact: I was an art history major in university :-), and it was during this time that I truly immersed myself in, and gained in-depth knowledge, respect and admiration for the world of fine and modern art. This leads into my decision to share a series of very short, visual stories around the important artists and artwork that inspired pieces in the...

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Allison Asis
The Female Form Necklace | Made to Empower

The Female Form Necklace | Made to Empower

The very first piece I designed for the Spring/Summer '18 collection was the Female Form necklace. I remember the day pretty accurately. This past holiday season, I got into the zone one evening, thinking about what I wanted the next collection to centre around. True to my usual brainstorming style, I dove into my collected references by some of my favourite artists. One of these figures I speak of constantly is early 20th-century artist, Jean Arp, known for his 'biomorphic' and organic forms. I looked through the recent works I've gathered of his, and (by no exaggeration) came to a halt when I reached one painting, specifically: À travers les...

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