From Barbara, owner and designer of Oh Voila/No Memo
When I was travelling in Vietnam I purchased an antique coin and used the square in a circle shape as inspiration for our latest pendant for the Carmen. Engraved by hand with the words that are part of my daily life; Live Love Laugh Smile Sparkle Shine, the best thing about this item is in its versatility.
The Carmen (Fierce) can be worn as a bracelet, or 4 ways as a choker, a necklace, as a very long pendant or as a trendy bow tie choker. Spotted on runways, catwalks and in magazine spreads, the choker is fast becoming the jewellery item to have. Our Carmen lets you be on trend and still stand out from the fashion crowd with its wrapped style and bow detail. Dainty with just the right amount of edge and funk, I think this is the one must have piece for one and all.
Carmen is a very dear piece to me and just like the female lead in my most favourite opera by Georges Bizet, the piece is spunky, undecided and seductive in all of her finest glory.