Thursday, 5 March 2015

CREATIVE SPARK: KATHERINE SABBATH

Katherine Sabbath is a Sydney based high school teacher by day and a truly spectacular baker in her spare time.
 Baking is a hobby and she is self taught. 
She has a cult following on Instagram and there is no surprise why.
 Her incredible and delightful use of colour is so creative and unique. 
I absolutely adore her designs.
 Her cakes make me smile a lot.
She gets her inspiration from everywhere, particularly Willy Wonka!
She recently held a Dessert Degustation event at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney. 
Tickets for this event sold out in an hour.
So....
"Come with me and you'll be in a world of pure imagination" Willy Wonka


The Unicorn Cheesecake 
Caramel mudcake, filled with vanilla bean cheesecake, toasted coconut,
almonds and freeze dried raspberries.


Cake Pops


Layers of chocolate mudcake, filled with raspberry cheesecake, coconut, freeze-dried
pomegranate seeds and freeze-dried raspberries. 
Topped with chocolate ganache, fresh strawberries, raspberry swirl chocolate, crushed musk and edible gold dust.


Six layers of caramel mudcake filled with vanilla bean cheesecake, toasted coconut,
 almonds and freeze-dried raspberries.



Intergalactic chocolate bark 


Six rainbow vanilla sponge cake layers, covered in rose water buttercream,
white chocolate ganache and fruity bubblegum pops.


A dark chocolate mudcake layered with Nutella cheesecake ganache.
Turkish delight, roasted macadamias and rose meringue.
Decorated with pistachio and rose chocolate shards, white chocolate ganache,
toffee gems, crushed musk, pistachios and edible gold.



A Birthday Cake of chocolate brownie, filled with cookie dough,
Turkish Delight & peanut butter fudge. 
Covered in raspberry rose buttercream and chocolate ganache.


Layers of raspberry velvet cake & chocolate mudcake.
Filled with a raspberry, coconut & rose cream, covered
in Swiss meringue buttercream and topped with meringue.



Katherine Sabbath

Go and follow her on Instagram to see more of her amazing creations.

@katherine_sabbath

Oh I forgot a good bit, she uses a trowel to ice the cakes.
 You know the ones from the hardware. 
I love her even more!

Jen X

#getinmybelly

Friday, 27 February 2015

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN 20 STRANGERS FIRST KISS?

Filmmaker, Tatia Pilieva had an idea to get 20 strangers together in the same place for a first kiss. 
She captured the before, during and after of each pairs first kiss in this 3 minute short film. 
What a concept!
The video was an advertisement for clothes (Wren Studio).
It is interesting to see the reactions, laughing,...small talk and then the kiss! 
You can feel the awkwardness of what is a nerve wracking experience.
Take a look....


Have a fabulous weekend!

Jen X

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

MARGOT ROBBIE: ZIP NECKLACE BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

Margot Robbie at the Oscars was absolutely STUNNING in Saint Laurent, the hair, red lip but it was that statement necklace....
THE Zip necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels. 

I couldn't get her image on Instagram fast enough 
(as those who follow would know and for those who don't and would like to @jennicholljewellery).
 She was my stand out favourite from this years Oscars.
#nailed it

 I thought it would be interesting to share the story behind the incredible zip necklace. 

Firstly Margot......



In 1938 the Duchess of Windsor asked ReneĆ© Puissant, 
( the Maison's artistic director and the daughter of Alfred Van Cleef ) 
to create a piece of jewellery inspired by the zip. 

After years of technical challenges the necklace was finally produced in 1951.
 A limited number were produced in yellow gold with diamonds and coloured gemstones.
Unzipped it is a necklace and zipped it becomes a bracelet.


Gold and Diamonds




White Gold and Sapphires



White Gold ,Turquoise, Chloromelanite and Chrysoprase



White Gold, Mother of Pearl and Lapis Lazuli



The necklace worn by Margot Robbie has 150 diamonds and 300 sapphires set in 18K yellow gold, estimated to be worth $1.5 million. 
To quote Margot "This necklace is worth more than my life"




Treat  yourself to the video below......  


A truly rare piece as less than 10 have been auctioned over the years.
An estimated 600-800 hours to produce!


images via Van Cleef & Arpels and Getty


Who wouldn't want to be zipped in one of these?
Stunning!

Who was your favourite at the Oscars? 
Or should I ask what was your favourite jewellery?

Jen X