Monday, February 27, 2012

Interview with hokise

so far my favorite piece from the collection!!!

as always this is the contributing post for firstlook magazine

이 포스팅은 퍼스트룩 매거진 블로그를 위한 인터뷰 기사를
번역한 영어본입니다
오리지널 한글본은 이곳에서
확인하실수 있습니다 ^^

Where does the brand get energy/inspiration from?

Designing is in my blood. Both my grandfathers were designers.
On my mom's side, my grandfather designed the most beautiful silver pieces,
my husband and I have trays and vases all over our house
and always think of him when we use them. my grandfather on my dad's
side designed beautiful jewellery but much different pieces than I design.
I am extremely sentimental so I like to create pieces that have meaning or evoke emotion that
the wearer can enjoy for a lifetime. Even the line's name-hokise is a namesake.

Hokise collection looks so poetic & beautiful. How are the designs made?

My design ideas come to me at the most random times-usually just as I'm
about to fall asleep or driving since that's when I do the most reflecting.
I draw out my ideas and thoughts then work with my manufacturers
to help execute the design. Usually, we go through 8-10 CAD's
(Computer Animated Designs) before I feel it's perfect and a go!

How are the gold, pink, and whilte golds each show different image?

Different golds look good on different skin types and I certainly
don't want to leave anyone out :)
I'm a yellow gold person myself but rose gold looks so beautiful on
fair complected skin. And I've noticed some people only wear
white gold. Everyone has their reasons...

Is there an affordable options for all shoppers?

Yes! My vintage initial necklace seems to be everyone's favorite piece
but not everyone can afford the gold so I decided to make a silver version too.

What can be the signature piece of Hokise?

I would definitely say it's either the vintage initial necklace or the verite necklace.
Verite appeals to a more esoteric customer.

If one takes a considered choice in picking a jewelry for purchase,
what would you recommend for them to start with?

The vintage initial necklace in whatever letter holds the most meaning to them
because it's a piece they'll never take off and wear close to their heart.
Currently, I'm wearing mine on the 30" chain and it makes
everything I'm wearing look that much more chic.

photos credit to & special thanks to:


Marina Di Guardo said...

wonderful interview!!!
fantastic collection...
ciao dear Michelle.
have a great week!

Crazy for fashion said...

Great interview! Love the collection <3<3

Francesca said...

lovely jewels!!!

kisses from Italy

Marcela Gmd said...

Hi lovely, I have an award for you on my blog!!!!
I hope you like it!!!

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

MosaMuse said...

nice interview and collection!

Anonymous said...

I would go for the silver one!

Salsa Paulan said...

Pink one please :)

>> Womens Fleece Pants <<

Sarah Hartley said...

These pieces are all so fantastic. What a fun interview!

Julie Ann Lozada said...

what a nice collection, those necklaces are gorgeous!

It’s a GIRL Thing

Caroline said...

Lovely jewellery collection, the initial pieces would make lovely gifts :)

Caroline x
Caroline's Catwalk

An said...

these pieces are so adorable!!! Love the collection <3

agasuitcase said...

I love the heart necklace!

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Miss Woody said...

lovely necklaces!

Mónica C. Welton said...



Glam Mania said...

I love the gold piece! You did a great job translating this interview! It's nice being bilingual~ isn't it?!! :D

Jessica said...

What beautiful jewelry. It is truly stunning.

my mini bag said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. great interview btw.

Marta"Trapitos ,cremitas y más cositas" said...

Lovely jewellery collection!
Kisses from España
Marta"Trapitos ,cremitas y más cositas"

Lysa said...

Nice jewellery!!!!

Stylist Steph said...

I really like the letters collection, so personal!

Amarjeet Prasad said...

Lovely issue - the cover is is my ad. Thank you!

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