Awhile ago I stumbled across French jewelry brand trois petits points. I really liked the look of the pieces so I decided to contact the designer, Emilie Despeaux, who was kind enough to grant me an interview. Her jewelry will soon be sold in Hong Kong, but has yet to come to Shanghai. Read the interview below:
How did you know you wanted to be a jewelry designer?
I knew recently that I wanted to be a jewelry designer. But I remember that when I was a kid I liked to do my own jewelry with glass beads that I bought with my mother in stores in Paris. I did a lot with my best friend, Emilie, who is now an artist (http://www.emiliesatre.fr/).
What's your educational background?
I studied three years in an art school in Rouen in Normandy, the region where I am born, and after I studied three years textile design at the selective fashion school of Paris, ESAA Duperré.
What's the story behind your label's name?
It means in English « three little dots » or « three little stitches ». It's a reference to embroidery design that was my specialty when I studied textile design and more poetically to « ... » at the end of a phrase, a kind of promise that something will follow.
When was it launched?
I launched my brand in 2007.
Describe your aesthetic:
I really love attic sales and flea markets. In Paris there are a lot, especially at this moment because the weather is not yet too cold. When I am there, it's like when I was a kid and could look at old buttons and pieces belonging to my grandmother. I like to do jewelry that is an evocation of the past and that is sober too.
What was your big break?
The French brand American Vintage chosen my jewelry for the lookbook and the catalog of its collection for autumn-winter 2010.
Do you have plans to launch a webshop?
I thought to do it but actually a lot of stores who sell my jewelry have online stores. Perhaps in the future.
How much can customers expect to pay?
They can expect to pay by example 65 euros for the sautoirs with an enameled locket.
Do you have plans for Shanghai?
I would like my jewelry to be distributed in Shanghai.
I for one hope it happens, check out more styles below. Nice huh?