Wrap It Up : August

DESIGNER FOCUS: CHAN LUU

“Freedom lies in being bold.”- Robert Frost

How do you remember to be fearless each day? If a knot around your finger seems old fashioned, try an updated version with a  gorgeous  Chan Luu bracelet around your wrist!

The coveted Chan Luu wrap bracelets are a great reminder of your intention for the day, whether it’s compassion, generosity, or being proactive in your community. The selection of gemstones and the incredible craftsmanship is so phenomenal, you can wear them everyday! In fact, some people never take them off.

“Every day when I get up and get to work, I get to do the thing I am most passionate about….I wanted to be in fashion, and I wanted to be a painter.  I wanted to be a full-time, fine art artist.”- Chan Luu

The designer encourages young designers to “Be Relentless” .

As we transition into the responsibility that Autumn brings, how about a reminder to pay attention to ourselves and our intentions. It’s okay to have more than one reminder, just like it’s okay to  have more than one wrap bracelet!  They look brilliant layered and your sparkling intentions will be difficult to dismiss.

They are worn by celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Jennifer Aniston, they’re sold in high-end department stores in Japan…

Chan LUU wrap bracelets are having more than just”15 Minutes” of fame.

The bracelets are made from hand painted glass and mother of pearl in India, then a TWO MONTH construction and assembly in Los Angeles! Chan has described her relationship between LA designers and small town craftsmen overseas as “a dance between two people.”

Every piece is inspired by travel, art history, and cultural influences, all created through skilled hands.

The Terra Cotta Woman believes in the power of a healing touch. Hands speak louder than words and express feelings our vocabulary doesn’t define.”Hello” can come in a handshake, a hug, or sign language. A simple gesture or touch gives insight into who we are, how we are feeling, and where we come from.

One doesn’t usually start getting dressed for the day with deciding which jewelry they should wear first. Accessories are the wrapping. Like the bow on the present, the icing on the cake, the bracelet showcases the wrist with an elegant flourish.

Our stylistic packaging may be the first thing you notice, but it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Our intentions, our relentless spirit and our freedom to be bold. The Chan Luu bracelet presents your hand gestures with the idea of cultural sophistication, rather than feeling your accessory identity has been branded.

Remember.. “If you need a helping hand you will find one at the end of each arm…

(directly beneath your Chan Luu bracelets)

and  as you get older you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, and one for helping others…”

Ciao, Terra Cotta

-Audrey Hepburn’s Beauty tips written by Sam Levenson, photos via : Chan LUU Blog, interview information via Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship

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2 thoughts on “Wrap It Up : August

  1. Just curious…which Chan Luu scarf is in the picture? It’s the one with the woman’s hand is on the scarf. It is a beige color. Thanks!

    • Hey Susan, Thank you for your comment. That scarf is part of the designer’s collection. You can find that image on the Chan Luu Facebook page or her Website. If you live in Savannah, Terra Cotta currently has hundreds of scarves in stock. We will wrap you up in one if you like! -Cara

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