Set among the twisted Ti tree and the distant sounds of the ocean you will find the studio of LBD and Sophia Norris -
A designer of handcrafted jewellery and accessories.
LBD was realised quite by accident, Sophia was again experimenting with polymer clay reminiscent of her childhood hobby, whilst designing little girls necklaces for her new clothing range Sophia threw the leftover beads together for herself. After many compliments and enquiries about her own necklace, Sophia found her feet designing exclusively for women and creating a range of jewellery and leather accessories. A statement in simplicity of design and understated elegance the LBD range of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, keyrings and a new handbag range, are as individual as they are distinctive. Inspired by her rugged coastal surrounds Sophia curates a range of pieces influenced by the seasons.
Ethically sourced fine organic leather cord, hide and sueded leather, clay and wooden beads, silver plated elements, raw brass and copper are brought together to create a range of jewellery and accessories that complement personal style rather than dominate.
Sophia has always been ‘intrigued by the intricacy that such simplicity can create’ as seen in the subtle beauty of her LBD Leather range of clutches, totes and crossbody bags. LBD Leather was added to the label in 2016 after exhaustive months of searching for a genuine leather bag without external branding. Sophia identifying the need for an elegant and sophisticated range of bags began designing a collection to echo the simplicity of LBD jewellery. LBD Leather is handcrafted ethically in Indonesia from by-product leather.
LBD has rapidly drawn attention after featuring in ‘52 Weeks’ a blog produced by Business Mamas and can now be found in more than 20 independent boutique retail stores throughout Victoria and beyond. Currently collaborating with The ARK Clothing Co. LBD is featured in the Explore Travel 17 collection. A complementary visual aesthetic, simplicity of style, design and a meeting of business ethic sees the partnering broadening reach of both audiences.
LBD defies trends to make a minimalist statement of sophistication, effortlessly worn from day to night. If you would like to get in touch with me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to hear from you and am always open to collaborations and partnership that are mutually beneficial.