Spotlight on: Camille Alvarez from Jewellery by Others
Flaunter interviews designer and jewellery maker, Camille Alverez from Jewellery by Others, to bring you a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes at the minimalist Melbourne brand.
What has been your favourite moment since founding your label?
A really special moment was when everything went live, as the brand officially launched. After the months and months of preparation, seeing all facets of the brand come together and the response from consumers, media and stockists was very rewarding.
What’s on your desk right now?
Right now I have a pile of orders on my desk, packaged and ready for dispatch, a sketch book in case random design ideas pop into my head (this tends to happen), my laptop which I will be on for most of the day as I plan for the season ahead and – most importantly – a nice strong coffee!
What did your last 24 hours look like?
Our Spring/Summer collection has just launched online and in stores, so the last 24 hours have seen our website imagery and Flaunter image banks updated, new products becoming available via ecommerce, and marketing EDMs scheduled to go out to our mailing list.
Do you have a go-to ‘work wardrobe’?
I definitely have staples, like crisp shirts and a sharp blazer. If I’m on the tools during production periods, I’m careful to wear something comfortable that I won’t be heartbroken over if damaged!
If someone could only buy one new accessory next season, what should it be and why?
I would say that coming into the warmer months when necklines are lower, and especially with the current trend for off the shoulder lines, versatile necklaces that can be layered and also transcend day and night are a must. Personally, I’m loving combining a choker with longer necklaces at the moment.
Can you tell us about the first piece of fashion you ever loved?
Yes, easily – when my sisters and I were teenagers, if any of us had a special occasion to attend, our mother would pull out her vintage, glomesh Oroton clutch for us to carry. The three of us were just in awe of it and felt pretty glamorous carrying it.