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 Virginie Feuillat, Jewellery-Maker

 
   

Background and Activities:
I was born in Paris and, after sitting my Baccalaureate attended the Ecole Camondo where I became interested in jewellery-making. Afterwards, I worked for a big company for thirteen years as Head of the Jewellery & Accessories Design Department.
In 2009, I set up my own brand called Victoria & Yo as my story is that of a family, or rather of women, as I was well and truly set on this path by my mother, Yo, who, having studied at the Chambre syndicale de la Haute Couture, took me to fashion shows, to antique fairs and the flea markets of Paris where we sought out jewellery from the 30s and 40s.
I have participated a number of times in the Première Classe salon in the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris and the Accessories Circuit salon in New York.

 
    

Philosophy:
For me, the material must bend to the whim of fashion and be a support for the inspiration and the chosen style. I work on a theme before choosing the material I will use.
For example, if I am inspired by a late summer, an été indien, I might create turquoise bead hoops mounted in bunches on slender gilt brass rings or for a bohemian feel, it could be brass bangles decorated with mounted crystals to be worn piled up around the wrist in a mix of colours - saffron, orange, pink, coral… Or I might imagine Almadraba fishing techniques for hoops wound round with silver or gold-plated brass shells….

I work a lot with stampings and brass which I like to mount with Swarovski facetted crystals of all different colours.
With the abundant cultures, religions and beliefs which make up our world, I am also keen to work with charms, medals, crucifixes, religious and spiritual symbols and signs of protection which I incorporate into brass pendants, bracelets and earrings.

This year my summer range includes bracelets and pendants in brass and leather or suede decorated with shells, stones, sequins or colorful pompoms for a light-hearted, fun feel.

 
   



Virginie Feuillat,
Jewellery-Maker
France
Tel : +33 (0)6 58 48 86 95
Email : victoria.and.yo@gmail.com
Website : www.victoria-and-yo.com

 

 
 
   

 
   

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