3D Luxury Jewellery Rendering

Do 3D Image Renders Entice You to Buy?

I was browsing online and came across these 3D Rendered images for the global launch of & Sparkles a family business that wants to veer away from the current conservative luxury trade, by trying to forge a relationship between designer and customer. They boast unique designs & designers, made to order products, free world-wide insured shipping and a 101 day return policy. Plus the prices listed on their website include duties and taxes. So why was I left so cold?

Check out the images below - the jewellery featured on their website is all 3D rendered and there are very few photographs of models wearing the actual pieces. This reminded me a lot of real estate website property renders. You know when they create 3D images of buildings that aren't built yet to give you a sense of what the property you are looking at may appear in real life? I'm not really a fan of looking at these sorts of images myself however I do understand there is a need to advertise these yet to be built properties to generate interest.

The 3D renders below (while they are amazing 3D images) are all the same... Cold... Uninviting. They have no personality and the jewellery pieces all appear on the same grey gradient background.

3D Renders from & Sparkles.

So my question to you is - Do these jewellery images leave you cold? Do they make you want to buy these expensive luxury jewellery pieces? Or would you rather see warm real life product images of each piece on a human being before committing to a purchase?

& Sparkles Jewellery 3D Images

& Sparkles Jewellery 3D Images

& Sparkles Jewellery 3D Images

& Sparkles Jewellery 3D Images

& Sparkles Jewellery 3D Images

& Sparkles Jewellery 3D Images

& Sparkles Jewellery 3D Images

& Sparkles Jewellery 3D Images

& Sparkles Jewellery 3D Images

& Sparkles Jewellery 3D Images

& Sparkles Jewellery 3D Images

& Sparkles Jewellery 3D Images

& Sparkles Jewellery 3D Images

& Sparkles Jewellery 3D Images

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Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

I took some time out at MBFWA to attend the Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann exhibition Reflected Glory. You can too it's Free at Carriageworks until the 11th May, 2014.

For those of you who aren't aware Romance was Born is a relatively new Australian label run by designers Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett. They met at East Sydney Technical College and have carved a niche in the Australian fashion scene with their outlandish designs and theatrical catwalk shows. They began showing at Australian Fashion Week in 2008.

This year as well as presenting a runway collection during MBFWA (shown on Tuesday 8th April, 2014) Romance was born partnered with the Australian artist Rebecca Baumann to present a collection of wearable artworks in an installation space in Carriageworks. The disco ball outside the door to the space along with the Romance was Born neon sign and balloons at the beginning of the exhibition are a quiet indication of what is to come when you step inside.

The dresses were all created to represent different types of parties or celebrations. The Mardi Gra, a funeral, the house party, a new years eve celebration, a sweet 16 and a christening. The pair were inspired by Baumann’s works and painted light pieces. When the pair were approached by Carriageworks they decided to create pieces that were over the top, things they would not have necessarily been able to create for a ready-to-wear collection. It was only natural that they invited Baumann to help them create a light filled reflective space to extend the outfits they had in mind.

Luke and Anna photographed reflective surfaces in high light to create the printed fabrics that were the starting point for these reflective creations. These prints also formed the basis for their RTW items for their MBFWA show.

The gold outfits shown in photo 2 and 3 were directly inspired by Baumann's gold wall of streamers shown at First Draft gallery in Sydney. The Madonna t-shirt that Luke was wearing when he met Anna is now converted into a trailing dress and bedazzled with clear sequins that makes one of the first pieces you see as you walk into the installation. This installation is a literal translation of reflection - both Luke and Anna are reflecting on their past.

Baumann's reflective pieces reflect her exploration of the complex workings of human emotion and the pursuit of happiness through celebration and ritual. Baumann’s work often utilises colourful festive materials such as confetti, tinsel, smoke, balloons and streamers, which are momentarily, and sometimes violently, brought to life by various mechanisms including fans, ball-throwers, clocks and detonators. All her works are meticulously planned and executed - you could hear that each reflective light-filled corner she created for the Carriageworks space was well thought out and deliberate.

The Romance was Born pieces are suspended from the ceiling and rotate on disco ball motors and the central 4 outfits spin above a rotating mirrored round platform covered with my favourite Baunmann piece. When you are in the installation it's easy to get lost in the colour and noise coming from this spinning platform. All in all it is a pretty immersive experience.

Photos by Sophie Vigors.

Check out the exhibition yourself.

What do you think of the photos below? Will you go to see the collaboration yourself? Can you see any period references in the Romance was Born outfits below? Comment at the end of the post!

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

Reflected Glory - Romance was Born & Rebecca Baumann

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Anna Quan at Sydney Fashion Week, 2014

Not only was I lucky enough to attend the shows at MBFWA I was also invited to attend my good friend Anna Hoang's show. Designer and former Sydney Institute of Technology alumni, Hoang took to the New Generation runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia to unveil her Spring Summer 2014/15 collection 'Cosa Nostra' under her Anna Quan label.

The models walked down the runway to the sound of a reworked Nancy Sinatra and Madonna's “Bang Bang” in clothes that were inspired by the gang of notorious Italian mobsters Cosa Nostra. The collection mixes strong tailoring with sheer and softer tones - the garments are cut to reveal surprising contrast layers such as mixing traditional worsted wool with raw silk tulle.

You could tell the powder green suit shown in photo 4 was the firm favourite for the whole audience. Here underwear becomes outerwear - Hoang has paired the white bra top with contrasting masculine lapels and shoulders.

Many of the pieces borrow from the female silhouette of the 1950s. The simple tailoring and classic silhouettes are decorated by windows of organza alluding to femininity, whilst satin racer stripes and seams add a touch of modern luxe. The mostly white collection is broken by the powder green suit mentioned above and black touches seen in photo 8 and 13. The presentation wound up and ended on a high with a few select all black looks - my favourite was a black colutte jumpsuit with silk black edging (photo 12).

Photos courtesy of Anna Hoang.

Head to the ANNA QUAN website - the Spring Summer Cosa Nostra 2014/15 Collection is available for pre-order now!

Check out the video of the MBFWA Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15 Presentation. Which pieces are your favourite? Comment at the end of the post - I love to hear from you!

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

Anna Quan Spring Summer 2014/15, MBFWA

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Graffiti Coat At Fashion Week

Well! I was extremely busy at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia this past week. I met some really great people and saw some amazing shows from some very talented Australian designers. The week kicked off on Sunday 6th April with Carla Zampatti's show and a great celebration to open the whole event. You can watch the Zampatti MBFWA video below.

I took some time out from the events and shows of the week to put together this outfit below which is based around my Moschino Cheap & Chic Graffiti coat from Spring Summer 2014 which you may all remember was on my Wish List. I went shopping for MBFWA the week before and this coat was on sale at Myer - so I just had to grab it. Turns out it was very popular and I was photographed in it quite a lot.

The blue top is by Australian brand MARCS and you may recognise the Jonathan Saunders skirt from my DIY post Those Miu Miu Sunglasses. Of course you can see my Miu Miu sunglasses in that post too. The Louboutin shoes have a bit of a story to them too. I really wanted a pair of Louboutin spiked Pigalles however when I went to purchase them on a recent trip to New York I didn't like the way they looked on my feet. SOOO... These amazing pointed ladylike kitten heels were the compromise. They are a comfortable heel height plus they have a few spikes for detail.

I think this outfit was perfect for MBFWA as it had layers - I was comfortable because I could take my coat off if I needed to. Plus it was colourful and got noticed.

Photos by Sophie Vigors.

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What do you think of my outfit? Would you wear this statement coat? Or would you rather stick to a classic coat to last you a few seasons? Comment at the end of the post - I love hearing your thoughts!

Moschino Cheap & Chic Graffiti Coat, MARCS Australia Blue Top, Jonathan Saunders Ombré Skirt, Miu Miu Sunglasses, Chanel Bag

Moschino Cheap & Chic Graffiti Coat, MARCS Australia Blue Top, Jonathan Saunders Ombré Skirt, Miu Miu Sunglasses, Chanel Bag

Moschino Cheap & Chic Graffiti Coat, Jonathan Saunders Ombré Skirt, Louboutin Heels

Moschino Cheap & Chic Graffiti Coat, Jonathan Saunders Ombré Skirt, Louboutin Heels

Moschino Cheap & Chic Graffiti Coat, MARCS Australia Blue Top, Jonathan Saunders Ombré Skirt, Miu Miu Sunglasses, Chanel Bag, Louboutin Heels

Moschino Cheap & Chic Graffiti Coat, MARCS Australia Blue Top, Jonathan Saunders Ombré Skirt, Miu Miu Sunglasses, Chanel Bag, Louboutin Heels

Moschino Cheap & Chic Graffiti Coat, Jonathan Saunders Ombré Skirt, Chanel Bag

Moschino Cheap & Chic Graffiti Coat, Jonathan Saunders Ombré Skirt, Chanel Bag

Moschino Cheap & Chic Graffiti Coat, Jonathan Saunders Ombré Skirt, Louboutin Heels

Moschino Cheap & Chic Graffiti Coat, Jonathan Saunders Ombré Skirt, Louboutin Heels

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