Cadette Journal — Process

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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Allison Asis
#CadettexOB

#CadettexOB

One of the things I constantly discuss, especially in regards to my WHY behind Cadette Jewelry, is the concept and spirit of community.That feeling of connection to another person, artist, collaborator, or supporter, to me, is one of the most, if not THE most powerful sources of motivation & inspiration when being an entrepreneur.You straight-away discover that the relationships you build with those around you are invaluable, and that without them, you'd be missing an essential foundation that you just can't operate without. One of the most amazing relationships I've had the pleasure of building within these past few years, is one with mixed media artist and friend,...

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