The Fashion Research Institute is pleased to welcome Miss Tiffy Vella into the Emerging Avatar Apparel Designer Program on the scenic Shengri La islands. Miss Vella joins other talented designers with her unique take on historically inspired jewelry. Please visit Shengri La to purchase Miss Vella’s work.
Tiffy Vella, creator of Eclectica Jewellery
Invited into the Shengri La Vintage Marketplace on January 6, 2009
I first rezzed into SL on March 23, 2007. I make prim jewellery. The name of my jewellery line is Eclectica. My style is very eclectic, hence my name, Eclectica. I do love vintage adornment, so draw upon Art Deco (love Erte), The Arts and Crafts Movement (love Frank Lloyd Wright) and Art Nouveau (love Mucha). However all work is original and is a product of sl, born from sl conditions and techniques. I love to produce sets that allow flexible options, often including several earring styles, or pieces that can be worn on other parts of the body. They are all pieces that I have created for my own use first, and if they aren’t enjoyable to wear, they never reach the shop. So far, I have belonged to the field of virtual jewellery, but will branch into complimentary areas soon…. I’ve listed some rl artistic inspirations. Another inspiration is the strong sense I get from the SL world and it’s human community, and the need we all have to find our niche, add our layer to the artistic/intellectual diversity. What do I love most about SL? Too much to list. I love the equal opportunity we have to find our place here. And shoes, in both universes. I’m a total Imelda.