Real Women

Since Dove’s Real Women campaign there have been numerous examples of body diversity ads making it into the mainstream. Sharon, our USA rep, had fun taking photos of  store buyers, fellow designers and fashion students who happened to visit our booth at the NY Now show.

She asked them to ‘model’ Dori’s new SS2016 collection. What can we say? Non-traditional models are definitely having a moment! Here, we celebrate some of the ‘real women’ who just happened to look fab in our jewelry…. 🙂
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4 Ways to Wear a Statement Necklace

Love statement necklaces and need new inspiration on ways to wear them? We asked Dori to give us her best tips.
photo: Daniel Kaminsky
model: Irina Roshik

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Looking polished doesn’t have to be boring. Wear a button-up blouse and add a statement necklace around the collar. It’s a great way to spice up an outfit while still keeping a professional look.

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Taking An Outfit From Drab To Fab
Wearing statement necklaces can enhance your wardrobe and transform your outfits. Pairing a dark winter jacket with a glitzy statement necklace can do wonders, and easily transition your outfit from day to night.

NonteVerde_V2V6279Dress It Up
Pair the statement necklace with a sleek top, an elegant skirt and little to no jewelry. Your statement necklace should actually have the chance to make a statement… So, let your necklace do the talking by keeping a ‘minimalist chic’ look for the rest of the outfit.

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Or Dress It Down…
If you’re a sweater and jeans kind of gal, go ahead and wear your skinny jeans and oversized sweater –just top your outfit off with a standout necklace.


to mom…♥

The story of my ‘Joie de Vivre’ collection begins like any fairy tale with ‘once upon a time’… Years ago, when I was a kid, I loved visiting my Mom at her work place. She was a dress maker, so the studio was filled with treasures like glittering sequins & rhinestones, delicate lace trims and beautiful buttons. During one of my visits, I gazed with fascination at the rich colors and textures of some left-over fabrics.  Patiently, I started rolling delicate flowers from each and every color.  Mom joined in and lovingly hand-stitched them with me.  She then continued sewing the various delightful and amazingly life-like flowers into colorful necklaces that immediately became my very favorites.
Image With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I felt that it was the right time to pay homage to my Mom’s floral necklaces. While updating the designs with sparkling Swarovski crystals and silky textiles for splashes of color, I was careful to preserve the ever optimistic spirit , the Joy of Life and the love that my Mom ‘infused’ into my childhood necklaces.
ImageHere’s to celebrating the wonderful women who have always had our best interests at heart…  ♥♥♥ Happy Mother’s Day !!!

It’s Surreal!

Surrealism is often described as the most influential of all twentieth-century art movements with strong ties to the fashion industry.  Its poetic sensibility and way of perceiving reality is so all-encompassing that we take it for granted now. From the bursts of nonsense and flights of fancy to journeys into the secret backwaters of desire, Surrealism has exposed the liberating power of the unconscious mind.

The eye, a recurring motif in Surrealism, served as both a symbol for the act of perception and as an allusion to female sexuality.

Man Ray – Glass Tears, 1933

Rene Magritte – The False Mirror, 1928

Salvador Dali – Eye on Time, 1949

When Dori came across whimsical dolls eyes, “Surrealism was certainly in the air”.  Dori’s necklace, which is still in the “work in process” stage, has a particularly playful dreamy quality about it. Team Dori named it Bogart…after all, who can resist using one of Bogart’s most memorable Casablanca quotes…“Here’s to looking at you, kid”… 🙂

Bogart necklace – art in progress

“Seeing eye to eye” with Bogart  🙂

And who in your eyes is the best Surrealist artist?

tuesdays with dori

in this week’s tuesdays with dori session, we asked …

team: would you say there are any cultural or historical references in what you do?

dori: over the years, i appreciate that my work contributes to the conservation of a traditional, feminine craft, the roots of which are planted in the origins of human culture. there is an inherent beauty in the fact that we do everything by hand, in a company of women. it is a tradition that is on the verge of disappearing from our world.

team: so speaking of tradition & history … when did the world of jewelry first enter your life? jewelry box - taken from pinterest

dori: lets just say that jewelry is a part of my private every day world …

as a little girl, i would search & examine through my mother’s jewelry box! necklaces, brooches, colorful buttons and fabrics are the things i played with regularly as a child. it seems to me, that at this point in time, i have not yet grown up at all! 🙂


well, we think “growing up” is overrated, anyway … we will probably all be “playing” with jewelry our whole lives, thanks to you! 🙂