For modern-day princesses: The Carrie K. Beauty and the Beast collection
Tale as old as time
Fans that find the highly anticipated live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast two weeks too long a wait can first indulge their love for all things Disney with Carrie K.'s eponymously named jewellery collection. Set to launch in conjunction with International Women's Day as part of this iconic fairytale's intrinsic life lessons of inner strength and inner beauty, the collection — which comes second following the successful Alice in Wonderland collab — features 15 styles inclusive of earcuffs, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings.
Taking cues from its cinematic counterpart, each piece is a play on the balance between the elements of beastly and beauty, juxtaposing delicate stones such as pearls or gems against gritty silhouettes fashioned after jagged fangs. Entirely handworked using sterling silver and then gold-plated, the whimsical charm woven throughout the collection invites one to take a deeper look underneath to find the beauty within. Representative of personal imperfection, the bejewelled enchantment also sees a limited edition charm added to the Carrie K. Bling Bar.
In addition to its versatility to be worn as part of a bracelet or pendant, a portion of the proceeds for this piece will go to supporting the Singapore Committee for UN Women — our local subsidiary of the UN Women Goodwill organisation, of which the movie's titular actress Emma Watson is an international ambassador. Now this is a magical retelling of a classic you'd want to rock as a modern-day belle.
Preview the collection here:
The Disney x Carrie K. Beauty and the Beast is available from 8 March at the Carrie K. atelier and Tangs Orchard. Limited edition pieces will be available exclusively online.