Fiorina Golotta

Fiorina Golotta

Jewellery Designer, Fiorina Jewellery

 

On Thursday night a few of us lucky people were invited along to share the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Fiorina Jewellery.

We were entertained by Fiorina herself, her family and lovely staff. It was such a glamourous and graceful occasion, everything and everyone around me was sparkling and the event had been organically and thoughtfully hand-crafted in the exact way Fiorina hand-crafts every single piece of jewellery in her store.

Fiorina spoke about her “deep, passionate love affair with making jewellery”, and about how from a young age she was inspired by and so connected to all of her inspirations, and all the copper coins, glass beads and many other materials that she uses to make her jewellery. Fiorina was very grateful to all the people that have supported her along the way and particularly grateful for her many loyal clients that she has had over the years.

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Jx

 

Links:

- Fiorina Jewellery Website

- Fiorina Jewellery FaceBook

- Fiorina Golotta on Smart Company

 

don’t grow up

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Hello there. I went into Typo earlier looking for uni supplies. I go back to uni in less than two weeks. Yippee. I didn’t really find anything in Typo except for some alphabet stamps which I have used in my sketchbook (see image above) and some tape with skulls and skeletons on it. I think the font of the stamps looks like the typewriter font. I’m going to use them to label sketchbooks, and pages and things this semester.

I saw the words “Don’t grow up it’s a trap” on one of the pencil cases they were selling. SO TRUE! I DON”T EVER WANT TO GROW UP!!!! I liked the notebooks, I would have bought some if the paper quality was better. I’m quite picky with paper. Mostly because for some reason my writing looks ugly if it’s not nice paper. And my writing also looks ugly if I don’t use a fine tip pen. Weird.

The stamps i bought are cool, but there is no apostrophe stamp, not sure what to do instead. Stamps are fun but I hate cleaning them. Ok I’m lazy I know. 

I’m also making a dress. I’ll show it to you soon. It’s looking alright!

 

Jx

mindfulness

Sometimes I like to buy Time magazine. It can give a great snapshot of a wide range of things that are current and going on in the world. An article in the issue that is out now called ‘The Mindful Revolution’ is actually pretty good. It is just about being more present and mindful in your daily life. Not getting too caught up in your mind or being too distracted by technology and the urge to do a million things at once. It is important for yourself, for you to be able to find some quiet.

I scanned a part of it that I think is quite valuable and helpful. I will try and do this mindfulness meditation tonight. It only takes ten minutes so why the heck not.

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Jx

hi sister

My sister told me off earlier tonight for not blogging. Oops. I want to blog but I don’t make time for it. Or I’ll leave it until late and then I fall asleep.

Sometimes I also don’t know what I should blog about, or if it is even interesting enough to blog about. Blah! Haha.

I always have different ideas and I hardly ever stick to one thing for too long. But there are always constants. Like books, cafes, fashion, coffee, film, illustration, and some other things. I guess I’ll just keep telling you how I feel about things and also as my blog title has always suggested; ‘Beautiful Obsessions’, i’ll try to share my beautiful obsessions.

My current obsession?

Most of the people that see me in my daily life can tell you that I always bring up Jay Z in conversation. I can’t help it, I’ve always got Jay Z on my brain. I’m obsessed. (I have even started referring to Melbourne as M-Town. I’m hoping it will catch on.) I think he is excellent. I’d love to hang out with him one day, just following him around and see what his world is like.

I finally watched his Grammy’s performance with Beyonce.

Here’s the first link I clicked on:

So super super hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Smokin’ sizzlin’ steamin’ HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!

I read a few articles, comments, rubbish about what some people thought of it and it made me seriously LOL. I know people can have their own opinions about it and I can respect that. But I’m not going to agree with them.

I think they are perfect. I love that they are able to do what they have done there at the Grammy’s together. They are both so very individually talented and successful, and together they are just beautiful perfection.  My favourite part is at 4:29. So, so, so hot! I have watched it about five times already. Lol.

There is a lyric on Jay Z’s new album and it goes “Boy meets girl, girl perfect woman.” Love that, and I love how in love they are, even after being together for so long. I wish that love upon everyone, and me. Haha.

 

Jx

 

Here’s one of the articles I thought was rubbish:

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/jay-zs-been-called-a-poor-excuse-for-a-husband-after-his-grammys-performance-with-beyonce/story-fn907478-1226813524021

Here’s a beautiful shot of the two of them mid-performance, look at how happy they are:

Here = so much love. PS. love Beyonce’s new do, so playful and cute.

time time time. all the time. time.

Time.

I always need more time. There is never enough time.

I think I can honestly say that I make good use of my time. I mean there are moments where I might spend a little bit more time on Instagram or maybe a little bit too much time trying to get three stars on every game I have played of Match Dots. But I find those things fun.

Today I made breakfast, went to the gym, had a shower, went to a cafe, read, went to work, spoke to some friends and now I have to sleep because the time is 12:45am. And I have to sleep because soon it will be time to go to work again. But I don’t want to sleep because I want to eat toast. I want to draw, I want to read more and I want to watch a movie!

I wish I didn’t have to sleep. Then I would have more time.

same but different

So weird. So good. Me.

I am sitting here at my computer typing this post that you’re reading. It is something like 37 degrees outside and it is only 11:36am. I just go out of bed, I have made myself a coffee in my favourite mug and I am still in my favourite. Peter Alexander pyjamas. I haven’t made any plans for today, however I have work at 5pm. Tomorrow is my weekend. I have Thursday and Friday off from work and work on the rest of the world’s actual weekend (Saturday and Sunday). As you know I am no longer in a relationship and don’t really have to worry about anyone else except for me. Oh and I am in my late twenties. I’m not a loser I am studying, I’m just on uni break.

It’s so weird.

Weird because most people I know around my age group have such a different life to mine.

It’s so good.

Good because I don’t really have to worry about shit. I’m not doing anything that I don’t want to do. I’m not wasting my time with crap. But only things that matter to me. Good because I’m not doing the ‘normal’ shit that I’m expected to be doing. I’m not really about that life.

Me.

I’m not like anybody else. And that’s ok. I’m going through life at my own pace. In my own way.

 

Jx

Hello,

Some of you may have noticed that my blog was on private for a while. That is because I was actually thinking of not blogging anymore. I had a moment where I felt so exhausted, so weak and so exposed that I felt like I just wanted to be private and not share anything with anyone.

It happened exactly at that moment just after my boyfriend of two and a half years told me he wanted a break because he didn’t want to be in a relationship with me anymore. He apparently felt suffocated and no longer wanted to be in a committed relationship. He felt we should both have some time to have some new experiences. So yeah, at that moment I didn’t really feel like sharing much. I wasn’t sure if I’d even be comfortable with even sharing this news about my life here because it is quite personal but I feel that it is ok and I have actually learnt so much through this situation that I know I could be of some assistance to any of you out there who may be dealing with similar issues. If you are, then feel free to comment below or send me an email and we’ll see how I go.

Since all of this happened, I have had a bit of time to take everything in, reflect and find some strength within myself. I moved out of our joint home and moved back into my parents home. I have spent a lot of time with friends and family, talking, laughing and eating and have also spent a bit of time finding myself again.

I am surprisingly ok now and am actually happy again. I am very lucky to have such an amazing group of friends and family who have been there for me and have helped me with this situation and have made me feel so grateful to have them in my life and they have reminded me of all the things I have to look forward to and work towards in my future.

I also realised that I actually do love blogging about things that I find interesting and do want to continue sharing them with you here on The Juliet Report.

 

- Juliet x