Monday, December 31, 2012

Willow & Clo

Go Clo: 1. Chloe Townsend; 2. Dylan Townsend  and Caroline Downey; 3. Cha Cha Seigne. (Pix. Brian McEvoy)

Irish designer Chloe Townsend launched her highly anticipated jewellery brand Willow & Clo in the Cocktail Bar in the newly opened Odeon Bar. This unique handcrafted collection inspired by Chloe’s love of nature has everyone in the jewellery trade talking.

Chloe perfected the art of making jewellery in the renowned Scuala D’oro in Rome, where she spent one and a half years practising her technique (she’s a qualified goldsmith). Following on from this, she went to London to study design at the GIA (The Gemology Institute of America) where she studied to turn her inspirations into the stunning jewellery pieces that are Willow & Clo.

Taking inspiration from her numerous trips to India, Chloe uses the characteristic blend of Indian gemstones and Irish designs thus making the collection so notable. Combining her signature style, the collection is a triumph of her imagination and experience. Irish celebrities such as Sharon Corr, Amy Huberman, Kathryn Thomas and Miriam O’Callaghan are all big fans of Willow & Clo.