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Bold. Colour. Passion. by Patsy Kolesar

My life is filled with bold passionate colour. It is not always pretty colours. Sometimes it's angry reds, some days it's crushing blues, and sometimes it's even head under the covers gray.

But it is always interesting, engaging, and colourful.

When I was little I used to draw faces over and over again. I had one of those amazing cases of crayons with every colour imaginable and I would sit in front of a blank stack of crisp white paper and draw women's faces for hours. I would give everyone of them a name and a number, hole punch them and stick them in a binder. Some had dangle earrings, necklaces, bold make-up, and crazy hair.

I was enchanted by all of the different colours that I could play with. Playing with colour is something that I still get to do and is why I am so drawn to enameling jewelry. The colour combination possibilities are endless and I am constantly inspired by my colourful world to try new things. I saw these photos the other day by photographer and former Heatherette designer Traver Rains

Bold. Colour. Passion. Incredible......

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All photos Traver Rains Photography

www.traverrains.com

Trash The Dress by Patsy Kolesar

It is time for some confessing. I love pretty dresses. I really really love them. Sometimes when I am feeling blue I will go into Betsey Johnson or BCBG and hug the dresses. Of course buying one of them would make me feel much better, but hugging them gives me some satisfaction as well. I can spend hours looking at dresses online.....I mean hours. I just get lost in the possibilities. I could also spend hours watching "Say Yes To The Dress". I could watch women trying on wedding dresses all day long if given the chance for such indulgence. I love watching the process. I love seeing how each dress fits them differently, and when the sales consultants wade into that back room and all I can see are rows and rows of pretty white dresses I feel a little bit of bliss. I also will even admit that I get all welled up when they find "the one", and I'm not really a welled up kind of girl.

This past week I had the pleasure of finding out about photographer Jennifer Partington.  Jen recently placed 7th in the Trash the Dress international photography contest . I had never heard about Trash the Dress before. I LOVE it! I love that women are bold and daring enough to trash their freaking wedding dress! How very cool is that. I love wedding dresses, I appreciate that we spend big money on them and that we could keep them for years of memories with hopes that our future daughters will happily wear them one day.

But why not trash it and get stunning photos of ourselves being brave, bold, and fierce?

Here are Jen's fantastic photos. I would love to see other great trash the dress photos, so if you know of any send me a link. Enjoy!

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alternative wedding dress

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The Love Story Necklace........ by Patsy Kolesar

The Love Story Necklace contest will be announced tomorrow.......................

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 Alternative wedding jewelry

Alternative wedding jewelry

 Love Story Necklace

Love Story Necklace

 Bridal jewelry

Bridal jewelry

Jewelry - Patsy Kay Kolesar

Photography - Abbye Dahl

Model - Natalie Standke

Hair Stylist - Natalia Pectu

Make-up Artist - Meagan Davidson

Dress -Oleana

Take The Plunge Necklace by Patsy Kolesar

The Take The Plunge Necklace was made for a plunging neckline or a plunging lifestyle. My inspiration for this necklace came to me on a day when I was feeling bold, alive, and certain. I knew what I wanted and I was ready to dive right in. It is the perfect necklace for a bride who has no hesitation and knows with all of her heart that she is ready to take the plunge.

 Take The Plunge Necklace

Take The Plunge Necklace

 Art Jewelry Necklace

Art Jewelry Necklace

 Alternative Wedding Necklace

Alternative Wedding Necklace

Jewelry -Patsy Kay Kolesar

Photography -Abbye Dahl

Model - Lauren Sundstrom

Hair Stylist - Natalia Pectu

Make-up Artist - Meagan Davidson

Dress -Urbanity

Photo Shoot Day by Patsy Kolesar

Holy Shit! It is not too many blog posts that i start out by cussing, but i think the excitement of today deserves it. What a fun, inspiring, interesting, creative day! I have just finished a full day of shooting photos for some of the pieces in my wedding collection. The team and the day couldn't have been any more perfect. Not a drop of rain fell on rainy Vancouver today, making it possible for us to shoot in some fantastic locations. One of the the girls commented that because of this the universe must be on my side. With everything falling into place perfectly for this shoot and the day gliding by with creative energy and a team of divine talent, I truly believe that yes, the universe is working with me. Here is a sneak peak from the photo shoot.........I can't wait to share with you the final shots.

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Photo Shoot by Patsy Kolesar

Tomorrow morning I am doing a photo shoot for some of my new jewelry designs. I have 3 lovely models, a hair stylist, a make-up artist and a great photographer all coming to my little apartment downtown Vancouver. We will style the models here and then take to the streets of the west end to shoot the photos. I am sooooooo excited. I can't wait to share the photos with everyone.

About a year ago I did my first photo shoot, with my friend and amazing photographer Mike Lewis. Our team consisted of Natalia Pectu -hair stylist, Sarah Boissonault -make-up artist, and Danielle Elisabeth and Natalie Standke were the beautiful models. These are the stunning results.