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i am giriish

painter, writer,
designer, martial artist,

and these are my jottings...

Chic Chihuahuas

my pet DHARMA with Kate's pink collar

If diamonds are a girl’s best friends and dogs are man’s best friends, then what are pets with crystal collars to us?

My little Dharma is a stress buster; she sits in her Dedon couch nestled between black pillows the whole day watching as I work. When I get disgruntled with glitches and pause for some deep breaths, she immediately jumps up to my design table and into my lap. Without fail, I relax.

A dog’s sensitivity to its master’s moods is what makes her his best friend and buying her some bling to wear around her neck not only awards her ownership but also rewards her with style.

Thus, when I met Kate Barbon who customizes anything from flip-flops, to bags and cell phone charms, I asked if she could create a collar for Dharma. She said she could and so we worked on a collar design for “ma petite cheri.”

Kate is no newcomer to personalized style. She started her accessories business back in 2000, designing bracelets necklaces, earrings, and bangles for the local market.

In 2005, she opened “Accents by Kate” which was a customization and importation business. She imported beads and crystals that she supplies to exporters while creating one-of-a-kind designs for stylish clients who want to put their personal stamp on accessories. Today, her product line includes cast metal and metal findings for men’s accessories such as skulls and crossbones.

For Dharma, we designed a pink collar with clear and deep pink crystals while for Flick (fashion designer Jun Escario’s pet) we designed a collar with three rows of crystals on tan leather. 

Pretty or superfluous ? Go figure…

jun escario's FLICK with diamante collar

Accents by Kate is @ F10, The Plaza, Park Mall, Mandaue City, Cebu tel. 0917 629 1888


Kristine said...

Those are gorgeous!! Dharma is just the absolute sweetness. Will check out if Kate has designs for male puppies for my Basti! :)