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February 2012 – Diamond Frame Necklace in Fashion with FQ
(Fashion Quarterly Autumn 2012)

 

10.2.12  FQ’s Fashion editor writes:

FASHION WITH FQ – SOME OF THE BEST INDULGENCES FOR THE SEASON

Retro designs have dominated European runways. Just Gorgeous by Fiona Ritchie introduces her black
and white Retro Collection inspired by art, design and film. Her statement pieces are highly original and affordable, and are destined to be design classics. Available at Smith & Caughey’s, Kirkcaldie & Stains
and H & J Smith.

 

Visit www.justgorgeous.co.nz for other regional stockists.

 

    

 

 

And our advertisement appears in the Directory section:

 

 

January 2012 – Diamond Frame Necklace in NZ Herald’s Viva

 

25.1.12 Fashion editor, Zoe Walker writes:

BETWEEN THE LINES

Graphic lines, crisp black and white and art deco influences are set to be key looks for the fashion year,
and this simple diamond pendant is an easy way to add a graphic element to an outfit.
Just Gorgeous diamond frame choker $62. Avaiable from Smith & Caughey’s and Kirkcaldie & Stains.

 

 

 

December 2011 - New styles for the Retro Collection

 

Introducing my Polka dot daisy necklace / brooch and my Escher cube choker necklace.

 

Polka dots are the fashion statement for summer, and this matinee length necklace combines the
fun of polka dots and the sophistication of the black & white palette that is the statement on
European catwalks for the summer.

 

My Escher cube pendant has a mesmerising, 3 dimensional effect. My design was inspired by the
work of M. C. Escher, the Dutch illusion artist during the 1940’s and 1950’s. It’s a slightly smaller,
detailed piece, but very eye-catching.    

 

             

 

 

December 2011 – Kirkcaldie & Stains

 

I am pleased to announce that along with Smith & Caughey, and H & J Smith, Kirkcaldie & Stains
are now stocking my Retro Collection.

 

Summer 2011 – Fashion Quarterly

 

You may have seen our new advertisement in the Summer edition of Fashion Quarterly

 

 

 

August 2011 - Launch of the Retro Collection

 

I am proud to launch my very first fashion jewellery range, the Retro Collection.

 

Since studying art at secondary school I have been fascinated by black & white designs and the art
of the 1920's through to 1960's including Art Deco and abstracts. I have also been an admirer of
fashion revolutionaries, including Mary Quant, and fascinated by the film costumes from the great
years of Hollywood.

 

These are the influences of my first Retro Collection, and it seemed appropriate to restrict the
colour palette to black & white. It is crisp, clean and always striking.  

 

I was encouraged to develop a fashion range by Smith & Caughey's jewellery buyer, and I am very
proud that the collection will be stocked in Smith & Caughey's Queen Street & Broadway – Newmarket
stores from the beginning of September. It will soon be available from a number of other quality
stockists around the New Zealand.

 

Kiwiana Collection

 

October / November 2011 – Next magazine

 

You may have seen our advertisement in these two issues of Next magazine.

We have a designer profile on Fiona being published in the January edition of Next.

 

 

April 2011 - End of event selling

 

Like many fledgling designers and businesses in New Zealand, I started Just Gorgeous by selling
my jewellery at special festivals and events around Auckland, Franklin, Coromandel Peninsula,
and parts of the Kapiti Coast. Sonia, Alison and I have enjoyed the festive atmosphere of these
events, have met some really lovely people and appreciated the unique opportunity to get feedback
from our customers about my designs and fashion trends.

 

With interest in my Just Gorgeous jewellery from top ranking galleries and stores, it's time to move on to making Just Gorgeous selectively available around New Zealand through a limited number of quality retail galleries.

 

From June 2011, we will no longer be selling at events or festivals, but you will be able to purchase
Just Gorgeous jewellery through this website or by visiting our select stockists.

 

 

 

 

September 2010 - New Zealand Fashion Week

 

I was invited by emerging fashion designer, Ana Hau, to provide the jewellery for her "Asian Antique Affair" collection as part of the Miramodo Show for New Zealand Fashion Week on 24 September 2010. Ana won the Miramodo Haute Couture Collection award in Wellington this year and I love her exquisite, feminine tailoring with rich fabrics and lace and feather detailing. I have provided a collection of black and bronze oversized pieces which work beautifully with Ana's designs.