I’m wrapping up my 2011 blog posts for Leeloo with a report on a one-of-a-kind lightbox installation which is currently festooning the window at Alice Euphemia in Melbourne. The installation was created by Melbourne jewellery designer Lia Tabrah who’s the fiercely original lady behind the off-the-charts label O.T.T. by Lia T. Created to coincide with the launch of her Australiana-themed collection A Dingo Ate My Diamond, the display features an artfully arranged menagerie of Lia’s latest razzle dazzle.
Set your great southern style ablaze in a gold-plated cane-toad head bowtie, a swarovski-encrusted boomerang pendant and earrings, or a map of Australia-shaped fly swat bangle whose chrome coating crawls with plastic blowflies painted neon pink!
These humorous accessories celebrate Australia’s unique character and are fresh from the mind of a lady who’s as influenced by the tropics of Darwin and crocodile death rolls as she is by the big-hair, glitzy glamour we associate with the high-rolling hedonism of the 1980s.
Happy New Year and see you in 2012.