New York, NY, December 12, 2011 - Jewelry designer Katrina LaPenne launched an exciting collaboration with Anne McClain of MCMC Fragances aimed to spotlight the botanical beauties of Brooklyn. A collection of posh Sterling Silver lockets and matching stud earrings are handcrafted to coincide with the alluring floral scented solid perfumes they encase. The Brooklyn based designer and perfumer have gathered inspiration from three of the most iconic florets blooming in the famously trendy borough – rose, lilac and moonflower. The concept was to design charming lockets that generated a visually stunning representation of the solid perfumes they would hold within.
The unique process begins with Katrina LaPenne’s use of a hydraulic press to form the locket shape, later soldering on hinges, clasps, and a rim to house the perfume. Once the locket is perfectly shaped, it is adorned with a hand-carved floral design corresponding to one of three floral aromas. Following the formation of the locket, Anne McClain fills each piece by hand using a traditional method of melting beeswax and jojoba oil before combining it with the fragrance-specific ingredients, all of which are gentle to the skin. With a fusion of rare and precious materials such as Bulgarian rose absolute, lillac, and French basil, the perfumes boast a concentration of 25% - higher than standard perfumes – ensuring a little bit will always go a long way. These incredible gems are sure to become a permanent part of your collection as well; a re-fill program will soon be available to ensure a long-lasting relationship with your soon-to-be-favorite jewels.
About Katrina LaPenne
From a young age Katrina LaPenne was fully aware her path would lead her to create visually exquisite things. After earning her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Jewelry and Light Metals from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, she ventured back to her native Brooklyn prepared to inspire the masses with her unique ability to create personal, inspiring jewelry. Pulling inspiration from the natural beauties found in nature, ancient artifacts, and exotic decorative objects surrounding her, LaPenne produces each collection with the utmost care and attention to detail. Keeping in tune with her love of nature’s charm, has vowed to keep her company as socially and environmentally conscious as possible. - KatrinaLapenne.com
About MCMC Fragrances
MCMC Fragances is an intimate company founded by Anne McClain in 2010, dedicated to creating high quality perfumes with a uniquely lady-like appeal. Based in Brooklyn, NY, every fragrance is crafted in small batches and poured by hand. Anne McClain studied natural perfumery and aromatherapy before moving to Grasse, the “perfume capital” of France, to further her knowledge of the history, techniques, and practices of modern perfumery. With a knowledge and appreciation of natural elements and an extensive grasp on what makes a high quality product, McClain guarantees that every scent is made with love. – MCMCFragances.com
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