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Dee de Lara Necklace in OK OKAY Magazine February 16, 2017 00:25

Love in America Pt. 2

Sima Necklace

"Love in America Pt. 2"
PHOTOGRAPHY: Nikki Ormerod
STYLING: Nelly Akbari
MAKEUP: Robert Weir for Charlotte Tilbury Makeup
MODELS: Eric and Laurel


Dee de Lara Necklace in OK OKAY Magazine January 30, 2017 14:32

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Sima Necklace

"Love in America"
PHOTOGRAPHY: Nikki Ormerod
STYLING: Nelly Akbari
MAKEUP: Robert Weir for Charlotte Tilbury Makeup
MODELS: Eric and Laurel

 


Dee de Lara Earrings in FLARE Magazine Winter 2016 December 01, 2016 00:00

 

FLARE The ShiningLorina Earrings 

"The Shining"
PHOTOGRAPHY: D. Picard
STYLING: Corey Ng
MAKEUP: Simone Otis
HAIR: Anna Barseghian
NAILS: Leanne Colley
MODEL: Emm Arruda


Dee de Lara Necklaces in Glow Magazine September 2016 September 01, 2016 00:00

Glow Fall Beauty

Hollie Collar, Misha Choker and Angelina Necklace

Glow Fall Beauty

Sima Necklace and Kayla Drop Earring

"5 Fall Beauty Trends"
PHOTOGRAPHY: D. Picard
STYLING: Corey Ng and Nelly Akbari
MAKEUP: Sabrina Rinaldi and Olivia Barad
HAIR: Kirsten Klontz
NAILS: Melissa Forrest
MODELS: Kiera Yasmeen and Shelbey Love

 


Dee de Lara Earrings on Ruby Tuesday August 17, 2016 17:10

Ruby Tuesday David Wells Nelly Akbari Olivia Barad
PHOTOGRAPHY: David Kerr
STYLING: Nelly Akbari
HAIR AND MAKEUP: Olivia Barad
MODEL: Ruby Tuesday 

Dee de Lara in Unveiled Newsletter by Wedding Bells Magazine August 03, 2016 21:51

Dee de Lara Unveiled Wedding Bells

Bridal jewelry in Unveiled newsletter by Wedding Bells Magazine


Dee de Lara Jewelry and LEX July 25, 2016 17:38

 

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Promo shots and album art for LEX, the all-female sci-fi avant synth band from LA. Made up of four powerful musicians, they use narrative, artistry, innovative designs and live electronic execution (sans tracks and computers) to transport their audiences into a sci-fi journey.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Renae Wootson
ALL CLOTHING: Mario de la Torre
MAKEUP: Hannah Bowen


BRIKA Featured Maker May 25, 2016 18:16

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I was profiled as a Featured Maker on BRIKA and now have select pieces available on BRIKA.com.

INLAND Designer Profile and Exhibitor March 14, 2016 10:42

I was extremely proud to be a part of INLAND for a third season. The Spring 2016 event took place from May 6-8, at the stunning QRC West at Richmond Street and John Street in Toronto.

INLAND is one of my favourite shows to do, not only because of the extremely high calibre of designers featured, but because of what INLAND and its founder Sarah Power, is striving to do for Canadian fashion. By being an advocate for local designers, INLAND empowers Canadian designers and showcases the all of the talent in this country. It is thrilling to be surrounded by such immense talent, and to discover all the excitement and energy in the local fashion community.

The show is so well-curated, and I had the honour of being the company of some of my old and new favourites like Devlyn van Loon, Mary Young, uppdoo, Emily Valentine, Zafira Apparel, Paria Shirvani and Arc Jewellery, amongst so much amazingness.

And keep up year round with what's going on in Canadian fashion on madeinland.ca, which includes news and profiles. Check out my interview from earlier this year, and stories of other inspiring Canadian designers here.

Dee de Lara Necklace on LEX at SnowGlobe Festival February 26, 2016 21:33

Sylvia Necklace on Alexis de la Rocha of LEX in SnowGlobe In Real Life Episode #4


Every Purchase This Month is A Gift! December 10, 2015 14:45

Steph Gilman

 

So, it's OFFICIALLY gifting season. And December is the company's and the founder's birthday month, as well as the holiday season.

This month, a portion of all sales will be donated to Rethink Breast Cancer. Thank you to everyone who has made a purchase so far, you are contributing to this amazing organization which empowers young people who are concerned with and affected by breast cancer.

Steph Gilman, my lookbook model, dear friend, fellow food and TV addict, Rethink's community manager, and self-proclaimed "cancerlebrity" inspired the idea for gift. Read her story at Pass Me Another Cupcake and follow her on Twitter. Especially if you love TV and food. And funny stuff, lots of funny stuff.

And support Rethink Breast Cancer by making a donation here!


We're One Year Old! December 01, 2015 21:28

1 Year Old

I officially launched Dee de Lara Jewelry on December 1, 2014. 

One year later, with some time to reflect on the whirlwind journey it's been so far, it made sense to think back on why I started this. And tell the story.

I left my full-time job last September after 10 years in the business with only a little bit of an idea of what I wanted to do next. I knew I wanted to make something tangible. Make something out of nothing. And also still tell stories. My experience is rooted in consumer and cultural insights and brand strategy, and I've used a multitude of approaches to dig into and tell the stories of what, how and why people, culture and brands do what they do.

So I was inspired to take the same approach to making jewelry. Digging deeper into the different meanings and context of items to create new narratives. Looking at things in a different way and giving them a new purpose. And have fun with it! So here it is: jewelry with a story. 

I'm aiming to use this blog to tell stories as I embark on the 2nd year. Stories of the jewelry, the people, places and things that inspire me, and share the stories that come from this adventure! 


Dee de Lara Necklaces on Alexis de la Rocha of LEX at Style Fashion Week Los Angeles October 20, 2015 00:00

Alexis de la Rocha of LEX Style Fashion Week LA

Sylvia Necklace and Sima Necklace worn by Alexis de la Rocha of LEX on the Style Fashion Week LA red carpet


Dee de Lara Bracelets on CHCH Morning Live for INLAND September 23, 2015 00:00

Dee de Lara CHCH Morning Live INLAND

Dee de Lara CHCH Morning Live INLAND

Dee de Lara CHCH Morning Live INLAND

Dylan and Andy Bracelets on CHCH Morning Live "Made in Canada Designers" featuring Sarah Power talking about INLAND

Watch here!

 


Dee de Lara Necklace on Alexis de la Rocha of LEX at La Garçonne Gala for San Francisco Pride June 26, 2015 21:01

LEX La Garçonne Gala San Francisco Pride

Sylvia Necklace  worn by Alexis de la Rocha of LEX on stage at the La Garçonne Gala for San Francisco Pride


Dee de Lara Necklace on Sophie Lui of Global News BC May 15, 2015 20:35

Sophie Lui Global BC

Husna Necklace worn on air by Sophie Lui, anchor of Global News Hour