January 30, 2014

LSD, DMT, Cocaine and Psilocybin Mushroom Earrings

The adorable LSD, DMT, Cocaine and Psilocybin Mushroom Earrings are now up in the store! These pieces are miniature versions of their matching necklaces and are insanely cute ...

The LSD Earrings in matte black - $50
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The LSD Earrings in stainless steel - $45
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The Cocaine Earrings in matte black - $50
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The Cocaine Earrings in stainless steel - $45
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 The DMT Earrings in matte black - $50
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The DMT Earrings in stainless steel - $45
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The Psilocybin Mushooms Earrings in matte black - $50
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The Psilocybin Mushooms Earrings in stainless steel - $45
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November 26, 2013

The Designer Drugs Collection

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First came Molecular Addictions and now, in Aroha Silhouettes' latest Designer Drugs Collection, the roof is blown clean off the lab with pieces sure to make you feel like you’re hallucinating. Imagine an alternate reality where unabashed profligacy and depravity could exist without the 4 day hangover or Breaking Bad consequences. The concept behind Designer Drugs is one of hedonism, indulgence and over-the-top debauchery where, in a ‘fantasy laboratory’, both legal and illicit molecular hybrids are created not to be ingested, but worn.

Bringing together the “wearable vices” from the original Molecular Addictions collection and synthesizing them to create visually arresting SuperMolecules, the six necklaces comprising Designer Drugs represent a collection of pieces even more stunning than their derivatives.

From the delicate simplicity of Spliff, to Candy Flipping and Coffee and Cigarettes’ understated intricacy, to the strikingly exquisite Overdose statement necklace, each of these unapologetically bold pieces create such a delicious piece of eye-catching neck candy, you’re guaranteed to turn every head you pass. This fantastical new collection lets you enjoy a spectacular trip in a way that leaves a lasting impression without the icky flashbacks.

[Caffeine + Nicotine]
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Aroha Silhouettes, Designer Drugs, necklace, molecule, caffeine, nicotine, coffee, cigarettes, stainless steel, silver, gunmetal, black, supermolecules, laboratory
Available in matte black and stainless steel:
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[THC + Nicotine]
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Aroha Silhouettes, Designer Drugs, necklace, molecule, drugs, nicotine, THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabis, stainless steel, silver, gunmetal, black, supermolecules, laboratory
Available in matte black and stainless steel:
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[LSD + MDMA]
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Aroha Silhouettes, Designer Drugs, necklace, molecule, MDMA, lysergic acid diethylamide, acid, LSD, ecstasy, drugs, stainless steel, silver, gunmetal, black, supermolecules, laboratory
Available in matte black and stainless steel:
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[Heroin + Cocaine]
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Aroha Silhouettes, Designer Drugs, necklace, molecule, drugs, cocaine, heroin, powderballing, stainless steel, silver, gunmetal, black, supermolecules, laboratory
Available in matte black and stainless steel:
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[LSD, Psylocybin and DMT]
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Available in matte black and stainless steel:
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[LSD + Psylocybin + Cocaine + DMT + THC + MDMA]
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Aroha Silhouettes, Designer Drugs, Overdose Necklace, MDMA, Psylocybin, Cocaine, THC, MDMA, DMT, LSD, illicit, drugs, necklace, molecule, stainless steel, silver, gunmetal, black, supermolecules, laboratory
Available in matte black and stainless steel:
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The amount of work that went into Designer Drugs is more than anything I’ve ever poured into an Aroha Silhouettes collection and I’m proud to say that, for the first time ever, I photographed the entire collection myself. I had wanted to do a laboratory inspired photoshoot for years and the Designer Drugs Collection couldn’t have been a more perfect concept for the theme.

The pieces were really fun to design too, it was kind of like experimenting with complicated little puzzle pieces to find the perfect eye-catching wearable combination. The Overdose Necklace in particular took an insane number of hours to design (I’ve actually been working on it since May 2012!) and the ‘pile’ of failed designs was ridiculous.

I’m so stoked with how it all came together in the end because there were certainly some sleep deprived times where I didn’t think I was going to be able to pull it all off. I hope you enjoy the Designer Drugs Collection and the 'fantasy laboratory' themed images as much as I enjoyed creating them!

Photography – Aroha Silhouettes
Hair and Makeup - Dina Day
Model – Karie

November 21, 2013

New Gold Molecule Necklaces

GOLD GOLD GOLD!!! After years of requests I've finally caved in and made some gold plated jewellery for you all. Holy shit these turned out amazing! And I'm not even a 'gold girl'. The Serotonin, Oxytocin, Caffeine, Chocolate, Dopamine and THC Necklaces now have a lustrous 24kt gold plated option paired with gold plated chain and findings ...

Aroha Silhouettes Gold Plated Serotonin Molecule Necklace
Aroha Silhouettes Gold Plated Serotonin Molecule Necklace
Gold Serotonin Necklace - $65
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Aroha Silhouettes Gold Plated Oxytocin Molecule Necklace
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Aroha Silhouettes Gold Plated Caffeine Molecule Necklace
Aroha Silhouettes Gold Plated Caffeine Molecule Necklace
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Aroha Silhouettes Gold Plated Chocolate Theobromine Molecule Necklace
Aroha Silhouettes Gold Plated Chocolate Theobromine Molecule Necklace
Gold Chocolate Necklace - $65
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Aroha Silhouettes Gold Plated Dopamine Molecule Necklace
Aroha Silhouettes Gold Plated Dopamine Molecule Necklace
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Aroha Silhouettes Gold Plated THC Molecule Necklace
Aroha Silhouettes Gold Plated THC Molecule Necklace
 Gold THC Necklace - $70
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October 6, 2013

New Men's LSD And DMT Necklaces

New Men's LSD and DMT Necklaces are up in the Aroha Silhouettes store! These necklaces have been specially designed for all the men out there and feature thicker, heavier lines and a longer more chunky style of chain.






June 14, 2013

Aroha Silhouettes Promotional Image

A couple of weeks ago I teamed up with Dina and Chelsea to create a new promotional image for Aroha Silhouettes. I was starting to get pretty low on the 5x7" cards that I send out with my orders and since I have to order a ridiculous number at a time I wanted to create a new image for them that was less collection based so it could be a little more timeless. The necklace I'd made from the Aroha Silhouettes logo designed by Nubby Twiglet was the perfect solution!


And because there was a wig involved we all had to try it on and take fun photos. Spot awkward me in the middle looking all nervous because Dina's taking photos of me! And little Lilac who joined in too.


Photographer - Aroha Silhouettes
Makeup - Dina Day
Model - Chelsea

January 13, 2013

Mousey McGlynn

Musician Mousey McGlynn wearing the DMT Necklace in her awesome music video Faith+1. I had absolutely no idea she was doing this so it was one of the coolest surprises I've ever had in my inbox!


Check it out on Youtube here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-urrFIQBGq4

November 28, 2012

Molecular Addictions Inside

After spending the last year and a half focusing Molecular Addictions on consumable molecules like THC, caffeine, LSD and MDMA I wanted to take a break from that side of things and take look at the molecules inside us.

Oxytocin, estrogen, serotonin and dopamine are all molecules that are produced naturally by our bodies and are included in the new mini collection; Molecular Addictions Inside.

For the photography I wanted to try to portray the molecules in more of a literal light and give them a visual interpretation. But I didn’t just want to do this by simply taking a photo! This time we shot the images with imaginary elements that would later be illustrated in by Paulette Arochena to help the molecules tell their story and give them a lighthearted spin.

THE OXYTOCIN NECKLACE
Oxytocin is a molecule that plays major roles in childbirth, lactation, mother-infant bonding and pretty much everything else maternal. I think the image for this hormone speaks for itself really! Paulette did an insanely amazing job of illustrating the breastfeeding baby onto Brittany in this image and it turned absolutely beautiful.

(Oh boy did I felt like a total creep emailing a gorgeous model earlier in the year to ask her if we could take a photo of her breastfeeding an invisible baby!)


THE SEROTONIN NECKLACE
Serotonin is an awesome little neurotransmitter that contributes to feelings of well-being and happiness while helping with sleep, calming anxiety and preventing depression. This image perfectly portrays the serotonin molecule and the elated feelings associated with it, and how CUTE are those little birds? Brittany totally looks like a Serotonin Snow White princess!

THE ESTROGEN NECKLACE
Estrogen is the name given to a group of estrogenic hormones that are associated with sexual development and the reproductive system. More specifically this necklace is the Estradiol molecule, the predominant estrogen “chemical messenger” during our reproductive years.

(Once again I felt like a creep, for this one I was emailing Paulette and telling her I need her to draw me a uterus/ovaries/vagina balloon!)


THE DOPAMINE NECKLACE
Dopamine is a fantastic little neurotransmitter that is key to our motivation and confidence. It can be released by a simple thought like kissing someone, or by a stimulus like smelling delicious food. Its role is basically to keep you striving and choosing activities that increase your possibilities of survival.

This one was really hard to give a literal image – how do you portray motivation and learning? I decided to go with the idea that a thought can induce the release of dopamine, in this case the thought of kissing a hunky guy.

As well as Necklaces for Estrogen, Dopamine and Serotonin there are also matching earrings ...

DOPAMINE EARRINGS
Available in matte black and stainless steel

SEROTONIN EARRINGS
Available in matte black and stainless steel

ESTROGEN EARRINGS
Available in matte black and stainless steel


Photographer - Kim Akrigg
Hair and Makeup - Dina Day
Model - Brittany Clyde
Illustrations - Paulette Arochena