Bumper Love


It's very hard to give Pamela Love even more love than she gets yet at the same time, it's particularly hard not to.  Is it the pun-possibility driven last name, her infectiously likeable personality or in fact her jewellery niche which she has carved for herself and for others to get onboard for some healthy competition.  I also have no excuse for not giving some 2-in-1 bumper love when I a) went to her S/S 11 presentation in New York which surprisingly featured models and b) her pop-up store event in Browns Focus (sadly I'm also dead slow in posting these days so the store has popped off and gone…). 

So here it is… the love that you expect for a jeweller named Love.  It struck me there were few jewellery designers with an aesthetic that is so far established that they could adorn a pop-up shop with their own personal choice of artefacts and vintage pieces and for it to be entirely recognisable as their own.  Take away the dream catcher and the scattering of her own jewellery and I might still hazard a semi-educated (Hah!  Me?  Educated in anything?  Pah…) guess and point out the Pamela Love-isms.  All the Tex-Mex references also together curated with her jewellery creates the sort of environment where one could well imagine Love owning her own vintage-led, artefact-filled store serving up margheritas and chips/dips every Friday. 




More… interesting…applications of velvet I say… as seen in these pumps which after three more drinks would have gone home with me…



Very nearly nabbed this beaded cardigan where teensy pearls look anything but grandma-ish…



Rewinding back to Love's S/S 11 presentation I forgot to mention at the glad that I was mighty glad models were present to bring her jewellery alive.  The dresses that Love dyed with vegetable dyes and burnt to distressed imperfection also worked as the perfect backdrop for a new collection that moves away from the slightly religious or animalia-inspired pieces of her past work – instead astrology and motifs from Indian/African tribes are mined instead to make pieces such as a star-pointed bracelet is welcome weaponry indeed.  Hopefully this isn't another blanket expression of devotion along the lines of "That's rad!"  or "I die!" but I do wonder how it is she has cleverly muscled in on a niche that produces said terms of devotion… one to ponder amongst all the Love-lovin'…









24 Replies to “Bumper Love”

  1. Wow! That reminds me of the jewelry layering I saw in one of the posts in
    http://www.contentmode.com don’t you think? Fantastic!

  2. I nearly knocked someone over trying to get a better
    glimpse of the oversized wheel/sprocket bracelet… And i’m not an accessories person by any means so, yes… Love P.Love!

  3. I honestly love each piece more than the last. The star spoked bracelets might be my favorites, but that big heart necklace is also pretty incredible. And the arrowhead pieces are calling my name daily. She’s brilliant.
    p.s. I fully support the idea of someone serving margaritas, chips, & salsa in their store daily. Fully support it, I say.

  4. Pamela Love is one of my favorite unique jewelry designers right now. And such a genius idea to present the line w/actual models.

  5. Buff!….i love this video of her show too. http://dotplay.wordpress.com/2010/09/24/pamela-love-new-collection-video/

  6. Love every thing its so Nice…we like that alot too here in Africa.
    check out my (Uganda)Blog.http://sheilagombya.blogspot.com/

  7. The vintage pieces were all hand selected by Pamela Love and Maya Singer and all came from the amazing Girls Love Shoes collection out of Nolita in NYC! Check out the amazing shoes, bags, and clothes at 174 Mott Street at Broome in Nolita!

  8. Really nice!

  9. Love, love, love her collection! So unique! If you like her pieces, you might also like Dirty Pretty Things Jewelry (www.dptjewelry.com)

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