A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the fourth anniversary party for ARMED JEWELLERY, located just steps from their flagship store at 1024 Dundas Street West. The event featured a sneak-peak of the new collection for F/W '15, SilverFox, an endless supply of rolling rock, and a photo-booth where guests could have their photo taken adorned in ARMED pieces. Designer Desiree Girlato was also on location to discuss her inspirations behind the new collection, as well as her journey as a self-taught designer and conceptual artist. Each piece she creates is bold, beautiful, and statement-like, however that's not how Desiree intended them to be worn. Rather, she encourages her clients to wear the pieces to elevate their every day look, and ultimately to 'own each day and cease each opportunity through the power of style'. 

I admire, and agree with Girlato's outlook on jewellery – no piece should be restricted to a special occasion, rather chosen to compliment your mood, or rather the 'persona' you wish to embody on any given day. And truthfully, ARMED JEWELLERY pieces are one of the easiest to transition from day to night. For instance the Aquila Drop Quartz Necklace could be worn with ripped jeans and a white crew neck for day, then easily paired with a LBD for a night out. This is just one of the many designs that offer day-to-night versatility. After spending the past few weeks perusing the site and shop I've curated six of my favourites, shown below. From an R-rated take on the friendship necklaces we owned in our youth to artfully crafted lighters, Desiree Girlato has thought of it all. 


Have you shopped ARMED JEWELLERY?
What is your favourite piece from the new F/W '15 line-up?

Don't forget to stop by the flagship store located at 1024 Dundas St. West. should you be in the area – the beauty of the metals and stones used in ARMED JEWELLERY cannot be properly conveyed over the interweb. 

STYLEAmy Mckissock