Fashion

The Cult Jewellery Brand You Need A Piece Of Now

by Rosie McKay

I am a hopeless accessory addict. My collection includes everything from statement pieces to oh-so-subtle fine jewellery that just glint against your skin. Just in time to inspire your Valentine's Day wishlist, I wanted to share these gorgeous images from the Au Revoir Les Filles Celestial campaign shoot, which I recently styled. 

When Teresa Tiong, Founder and Designer of Au Revoir Les Filles, approached me to style and creative direct the campaign for her new collection, Celestial, I jumped at the chance. 

Not that long before Teresa approached me, the brand had crept onto my radar. Featuring a mix of oh-so pretty petite pieces and grand almost-work-of-art style designs, it truly spoke to my chameleon-esque accessory style. 

For the record, I now am the proud owner of many pieces including the Celestial earrings, Celestial necklace (2 of them so i can wear them layered up!) and the Margaret ring, which is actually a designed based on Teresa's mother's engagement ring!

It was truly such an honour to work with this Aussie jewellery brand, and the amazing creative team on the Celestial campaign shoot. I am so excited to share these gorgeous images, photographed by Natasha Anne Foster, the beautiful video shot by Alexander Tull and my exclusive chat with designer Teresa (see below), one of the most hardworking, humble people I've had the chance to work with. 

SHOP all the pieces featured below at Au Revoir Les Filles

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Credit: Ava wears Palindrome robe
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Credit: Ava wears Sarah Janks gown
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Credit: Ava wears Sarah Janks lave top, Kat The Label bralette
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Credit: Ava wears SJ Lingerie playsuit
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Credit: Ava wears Guess dress
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Credit: Ava wears SJ Lingerie lace slip
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Credit: Ava wears Palindrome bralette
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Watch The Campaign Video Here...

Au Revoir Les Filles Celestial Extended from Alexander Tull on Vimeo.

Credit: Video By Alexander Tull
Take 5 With...Teresa Tiong, Founder & Designer of Au Revoir Les Filles
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Credit: Image courtesy of Instagram User @aurevoirlesfilles
What does Au Revoir Les Filles stand for? Why did you call your brand this?

Its French for 'goodbye girls'. I studied fashion design in Paris, and my beloved tutor Maria used to say this to us girls at the end of each class. It just resonated with me as soon as I heard it, it was romantic, nostalgic and conjured a story in my imagination and I knew that it would be the name of my label. 

How did you fall into jewellery design?

I love the longevity of jewellery, how it can be passed down through the generations. I myself wear a lot of heirloom pieces from my mum, and its nice to have little tokens / mementos that tell a story. 

What has been your career highlight to date?

Positive feedback from customers and clients, whenever people tell me that they enjoy and cherish their pieces. Working with the girls in my team. A special thank you to Kayla, Alyanna and Maddy, having the opportunity to mentor them, see them grow into their roles, and be inspired by them as well. 

What were you doing before you went into full-time design for Au Revoir Les Filles?

Haha, I never took a break from designing, as I've worked in the fashion industry all my life. Before ARLF, I was designing for Manning Cartell, Sass & Bide, Charlie Brown and Valleygirl. All incredible experiences that have shaped me to who I am today. 

Where do you draw your design inspiration?

I love anything visual. I've just finished watching The Crown, based on the life of Queen Elizabeth as she took over the monarchy. The sets are beautiful, and people dressed so elegantly back then. It's written with such eloquence, I find myself re-watching some scenes from the show because it's so poetic and inspirational. 

What are you’re fave pieces from the collection and why?

I am proudest of the Barbès and Hunters Choker, as they came out exactly how I had envisioned them, beautiful but deadly. From our latest collection, I love wearing the Celestial Necklaces layered over one another, they are my go-to everyday pieces.

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Credit: Barbès choker
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Credit: Hunters Choker
Who are some celebs who have been spotted wearing your designs?

The Veronicas recently wore our designs to the ARIAs Music Awards, which was super exciting!

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Credit: Image courtesy of Instagram User @aurevoirlesfilles
What are your future plans for Au Revoir Les Filles?

We are planning to launch on ASOS soon, and have been working very hard at it!

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