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NICHE style Summer 2017

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Summer for NICHE magazine means throwing out the rule book! It’s a time when you can wear whatever you want - from dresses and summer suits to swimwear and short shorts. It is the months where natural beauty, bare faces, tousled hair and red lips all get along. It is perhaps the only season when anything goes - and it often does!

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NICHE magazine THE ARTISAN JEWELER & HER BALINESE CRYSTAL JOURNEY by Sylvia Tennant NICHE columnist, jewelry designer and unapologetic fashionista, Sylvia Tennant is creating her newest crystal jewelry collection, and NICHE has the exclusive story that begins with an inspirational journey to the Indonesian island of Bali, and concludes with the fulfillment of a dream... If you had told me five years ago that a significant part of my future career would be maneuvering a scooter through rice fields and jungles wearing a backpack filled with gemstones from around the world, I would have laughed in disbelief. However, this was my reality just a few days ago as I made the 20-minute ride from my bungalow in Ubud to my silversmith Made’s studio. I’m currently on my third visit to Bali, and second design trip for Zaleska Jewelry. The evolution of Zaleska started with my best friend, Danielle Noel. She and I began collaborating on necklaces and rings that featured repurposed vintage findings inspired by her esoteric aesthetic. As the brand evolved, the vision for Zaleska grew into the idea that jewelry had a greater purpose than simply adornments - it could ultimately enhance one’s state of being. Incorporating crystals into the brand came from a genuine BICYCLING THROUGH BALINESE RICE FIELDS WITH A BACKPACK FILLED WITH GEMSTONES [day in the life] interest in metaphysics. Over the past three years, I began studying the countless fascinating ancient and current civilizations that used gemstones for healing and honing energetic fields. There are 4 main gemstones that have always been a part of the Zaleska brand over the years. Each has inspired me because of their beauty (especially when polished and faceted), coloring, and ability to connect their wearers to something greater than just a new piece of jewelry. These are the talismans of my brand. 48 . SUMMER 2017

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