Fashion Photography

Black Betty | Shapeshifters

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If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen me post about Black Betty Jewellery.

It is a jewellery label based in Cape Town created by Kristin Weixelbaumer.

She has done a few pop ups in Joburg (there’s actually one currently on at the Bryanston shopping centre until the end of December). I always love going to see her beautiful jewels and of course trying on everything!

Kristin has just designed and launched a brand new range of jewellery called Shapeshifters and it is incredible. I’ll let her explain the inspiration behind it.

“Inspired by the notion of African Geometry, found in everything from the the cities’ overarching skyscrapers, Cape-fold mountains and interesting graphic patterns of the continent’s design language, the Shapeshifter Range is an expression of this fertile land and its evolving shapes.

These silhouettes have been interpreted into angular-designed earrings, necklaces, rings and pendants using diamonds and black and gold rhodium plated silver. As the name suggests, although these facets of the city, it’s natural surrounds and textured products seemed fixed to the naked eye, they are continuously growing and changing and as the ages and decades pass so too does their energy and the way they are perceived, reminding us to do the same.”

She worked with Lar Rattray to create this incredibly beautiful lookbook.

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Creative Direction & Photographer: Lar Rattray

2nd Photographer: James Puttick

Creative Direction for film shoot: Shoestring Productions & Video Cartel

Production: Shoestring Productions

Editing: Video Cartel

Copy: Genevieve Putter

Script Artwork: Caroline Tomlinson

Model: Patricia Layloyo

Hair & Make Up: Daleen Stewart

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