To properly celebrate my 5th Anniversary, I've decided to produce a unique and limited collection paying a tribute to my most iconic jewelry designs from 2011.
You loved them, some were sold out in few weeks only and women were still contacting me months after to get a chance to buy one of them.
That's why, for your great pleasure (and mine of course)...
THEY - ARE - BACK !!!
I'm very proud to introduce you :
"the 8 Ambassadors of La Fiancée du Facteur"
"The Red Lantern Bracelet"
"The Themisto Bracelet"
"The Red Lantern Earrings"
"The Eurydice Earrings"
"The Ianeira Earrings"
"The Red Lantern Necklace"
"The Anna May Wong Necklace"
"The Island of Lost Men Necklace"
All the designs have been produced in Thailand, in a small family factory, which takes care to respect the rights of its employees and maintains the tradition of Thai jewelry manufacturing.
Each jewel of is meticulously hand-carved and high quality gold plated.
Thanks a lot for your support from the beginning!
Together let's share & celebrate Womanity!! ^^
Once upon a time, at the end of Age II, in the North of the region of Yokaâ, while the last people were dying of wars and epidemics, the Half-God Hycliad-Osc-Yoör, young teenager, walked out of the woods, naked and riding a giant Aries-Tiger Chimaera to spread hope and peace and bring together the survivors in a New Humanity...
Saigoneer (March 2016) The new jewelry collection of the French designer Pénélope CADEAU for "La Fiancée du Facteur" is an ode to human strength where the mystical and the mythological merge in wearable original art pieces.
Her newest collection comes with a fantastical history that borders on a fantasy adventure so rich it is more likely to be heard during a pitch for an epic film than an interview with a jewelry designer. Then again, there is nothing common in the work or persona of this young designer. La Fiancee du Facteur's creative concepts are often informed by mythical stories, female muses or medieval figures, which are then re-interpreted into unique contemporary compositions that give a nod to antique jewelry.
Her new collection entitled "YIOOR-JOEHKRAAS" (means "the New Humanity") is made of high-quality handmade jewelry, using raw gemstones (Amber, Lapis Lazuli, Pyrite, Labradorite, etc), rare vintage Swarovski crystals and 14K gold plating.
Yioör-Joehkraâs Tribe's Birth...
Les Néréides (2015)
In Greek Mythology, The Nereids are Nymphs.
Goddesses of the sea.
Guardian Angels of sailors and fishermen and who came to the aid of men in distress.
They were depicted in Ancient Art as naked blissful maidens riding on sea creatures, so gorgeous and charming that they were able to make any man or god fall madly in love with them.
In order to pay the best tribute to the boldness of these unknown Goddesses as well as their selfless power of protection, La Fiancée du Facteur needed a whole year to create The Nereids Collection.
To find the perfect camaïeux of purple which corresponds to the depths of the oceans.
To discover the origins of the rare and precious materials used.
The Brazilian mines of Amethysts.
The Indian mines of Quartz.
The gold plated brass factories in South Korea.
The pearl farms of French Polynesia where are cultivated the famous sea pearls of Tahiti.
To contact one by one all the crystals suppliers of North America and Asia to collect Swarovski Crystals made in the 50s, which are not in production anymore and of which the psychedelic reflections remind those of the sun passing through the water.
And finally one year to create the whole Collection, piece by piece, all handmade with love...
Every jewelry is given the name of a Nereid.
Exactly the kind of relics which Indiana Jones would fell in love with if he had been a woman. . .
Sir Edward Poynter, Cave of the Storm Nymphs 1903
Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, Las Nereidas, 1886
Summer Capsule (2015)
Inspired by the 2015 Collection The Nereids,
the Summer 2015 Capsule is a short & limited collection only available on La Fiancée du Facteur's website.
The Summer Capsule was imagined and designed as an enchanting break, a magical interlude, a sweet and shining summer.
As for the 2015 Collection, each jewel wears the first name of a Nereid.
(The most famous Néréid. She was the mother of the Greek hero Akhilleus, born of her marriage to the mortal Peleus.)
The velvet ribbons using is a first for La Fiancée du Facteur and is a wink to the Antique Jewelry she admires and particularly likes.
It allows the designer to add new and various colors to her colors palette and to sublimate stones and crystals she uses in her collections.
“Tristan and Iseult” is a legend made popular during the 12th Century through french medieval poetry and which became an influential romance and tragedy.
Tristan, the nephew of King Mark of Cornwall and a symbol of all the virtues of chivalry, was sent in Ireland to fight a threatening giant.
He killed him.
But badly wounded the young knight had to ask help from an Irish Princess named Iseult, who was skilled in healing.
On his return, Tristan praised the Princess so highly that King Mark resolved to marry her.
Loyal and obedient Tristan returned to Ireland and seek Iseult's hand for his uncle.
Princess mother had prepared a magical drink to share with King Mark, a potion that would make them love each other forever.
But during the voyage, Tristan and Iseult drank the potion, not knowing what it was, and fell deeply in love.
Although she could not stop loving Tristan, Iseult must marry the king.
The lovers tried to keep their secret passion, but eventually it became known.
In the end, Tristan fled from Cornwall in despair and finally settled in Brittany, where he married another Princess.
Years later Tristan was dying because of an injury in combat.
So he sent for Iseult hoping she could once again heal him.
He requested that Iseult's ship should have white sails if she carried her and black ones if it did not. Finally the ship appeared on the horizon, bearing white sails.
But jealous of her husband's passion for another one, Tristan's wife lied and said that the sails were black.
Fell into despair Tristan died instantly.
When Iseult arrived and learned of his eternal love's death, she too died of grief.
Both were buried together.
From Iseult's grave a rose tree grew and from Tristan's one came a vine that wrapped itself around the tree.
A sign that the two lovers could not be parted in death.
Gaston Bussiere, Yseult la blonde
R. de Egusquiza, La muerte de Tristán e Isolda
Anna May Wong (2014)
Born in 1905 in Los Angeles in a family of poor emigrants and though her traditional father strongly disapproved of her cinephilia as it deflected her from scholastic pursuits, as the little girl Anna May Wong was determined to be an actress.
Unfortunately most portrayals of Asian women were used to be played by Caucasian actresses with “yellow face”.
And most of the time Anna May Wong was rejected.
The discrimination she faced in the domestic industry caused her to go to Europe for working in English and German films.
Later, she told journalist Doris Mackie, “I was so tired of the parts I had to play. Why is it that the screen Chinese is always the villain? And so a crude villain, murderous, treacherous, a snake in the grass.”
European directors appreciated Wong's unique talent and beauty.
According to her biographer, Wong hobnobbed with “an intellectual elite that included princes, playwrights, artists and photographers who clamored to work with her.” She was featured in magazines all over the world, much more than actresses of a similar level of accomplishment.
Her movie career went into eclipse in the 1940s.
Anna May Wong appeared in over 50 American, English and German films in her career, making her the first global Chinese-American movie star.
She was forced to fight against racism and stereotyping all her professional life, while simultaneously being criticized by Chinese at home and abroad for perpetuating stereotypes in the media.
Despite this tremendous burden, the beautiful woman assayed an elegance and sophistication on-screen that made her the paradigm of Asian women for a generation of movie audiences.