From the first time I was introduced to LOLO Jewellery & Accessories I have been in love. The line has so many amazing pieces that are truly unique and beautiful. What I love most about LOLO is that you can dress up a basic t-shirt and jeans, as well as add some bling to glamour up your favorite party dress. I find this line to be very versatile. I now have quite a few pieces that have found a home next to my other accessories. I had the privilege to wear a stunning gold necklace, bracelet and matching earrings to my recent Anniversary Charity Night on February 25th,2012. Everyone kept coming up to me asking who it was by! There is truly something special that happens when you put LOLO on and it’s sure to turn some heads and have people talking.
The new addition I have recently added to my collection is this “Oscar Week Piece“. The 14k Gold Vermeil and Swarovski Crystal, 32” necklace was also included in the gift bags for the Oscar’s Red Carpet Style Lounge, where designer Lorena Ponis presented her jewellery to some of Hollywood’s most influential celebrities, media and stylists alike.
LOLO Jewellery & Accessories is an admired label in North America, selling to select boutiques across Canada and in the U.S. With a studio in Vancouver, LOLO Jewellery & Accessories boasts more than 300 pieces in its collection, each hand-crafted from specialized, quality materials including the finest Swarovski crystals, sterling silver, 14 karat gold-fill and semi-precious gemstones.
Designer, Lorena Ponis has spent the last nine years building and developing LOLO Jewellery & Accessories into one of the most recognized and sought after brands from the West Coast. Over the years, her designs have graced the pages of top fashion and bridal magazines, along with a variety of personalities from daytime dramas to hit reality TV shows.
An entrepreneur at heart, Lorena originally pursued a career in international business, developing markets in Latin America as well as importing various products, before starting LOLO Jewellery & Accessories. Inherently creative, with a lifetime love for buying, wearing and designing all different types of accessories, Lorena saw an opportunity to turn her passion into a business that would enable her to build her own brand. In 2004, she began creating her first designs to introduce to the retail market, and within six months launched her first collection to local boutiques in Vancouver, B.C.
Today, LOLO Jewellery & Accessories can be found in select specialty boutiques across Canada and the U.S.
I recently sat down with Lorena for a Q&A to find out some fun facts about the creative genius behind LOLO
BB411~What was the first piece of jewelry you made as a child
LP~On my 6th birthday I made a necklace from a beading machine, you feed the beads through and make your own creation
BB411~What was the first piece you made when you created LOLO
LP~Clear 12mm swarovski cube bracelet, which is still available today!
BB411~When it comes to beauty, what are the 3 things you can’t live without?
LP~LOLO’s oversized hammered silver swarovski crystal studs, Neutral coloured lip gloss with some sparkle and a home-made brown sugar and honey scrub (makes your skin soft, smooth and glowing).
BB411~What lip gloss are you loving right now?
LP~Stila Cosmetics lip glaze in “Banana”
BB411~What does beauty mean to you?
LP~Beauty is when a woman feels comfortable in her own skin, regardless of the imperfections. Being able to acknowledge that she is beautiful without having to feel the need to prove it. The more real you are with yourself and the more natural you look, the more your beauty shines……………LOLO bling always enhances that beauty!
I would love to hear what LOLO piece is your favorite!
Much Love, Beauty Buzz 411