A couple of weeks ago, I had some quiet time in the afternoon, catching up with a passionate jewelry designer, whose name Kanika Mittal, about her beloved brand "Taula". Over a cup of tea, at her comfortable home, the conversation was about our personal story rather than a business relationship. Strangely, despite having totally different backgrounds and cultures, we found so many things in common. We have a passion for fashion and design (Kanika loves designing jewelry and I love making clothes). We both lead busy lifestyles with many roles (Kanika used to struggle between a corporate and a mom's life while I'm still balancing myself with my blog, my fashion brand, and my corporate job). Most importantly, we love sharing our passion and knowledge with other women.
We even have the same problem which is finding a tasteful and timeless jewelry that can take us from day to night. Kanika had difficulty in searching for high quality jewellery for a long time. The type of jewelry that doesn't break a bank yet still has great value and can serve a dual purpose of complimenting work and a casual outfit. Kanika then, decided to design her own pieces and named them under "Taula". I, on the other hand, hadn't found any jewelry that can travel with me to many places and never fail to make me look outfit-ready. I was still on a hunt for a perfect piece until I met Kanika.
Taula jewelry stands for modern women who are beautiful, simple, stylish. She has a strong character and timeless class. She is someone who goes out there, lives their life and achieves the biggest things. The more I heard about Kanika's beloved "child" story, the more I was connected to it. It felt like finally, there is someone who understands what busy women like us have gone through and offers us a solution.
Technically, with "Taula" coming to life, Kanika has completely solved one of my biggest problems: finding #jewelryoftheday. I always receive many jewelry sponsorship invitations and I haven't accepted anyone. This is the first jewelry collaboration that you see on this blog. As superstitious as it may sound, I'd like to think that Fate has brought us together. Thank you Kanika for sharing your passion with me and letting me try on your beautiful designs. I'm honoured to know and to call you my friend.
There were so many wonderful designs Kanika showed me at our first meeting, I was instantly attracted to these designs and immediately thought of how to present them to you. After weeks of keeping a secret and trying to contain my excitement, I can finally share with you the #CrystalPhuongforTaula project. It's for the women's who are going places.
We both love seeing and encouraging women who dress professionally and appropriately for work and play. Taula and I would like to GIVE AWAY one pair of earrings (worth SGD100) to one lucky reader of Crystal Phuong. Coincidentally, this giveaway is also to celebrate my SAUCEink June cover and for being nominated in Top 10 Best Fashion Blog of Singapore Blog Award. To join this giveaway, please:
2. Share a photo in this blog post on your Instagram and let us know why you'd love to win. Using hashtag #CrystalPhuongforTaula #Taulajewelry so that we can find your photo.
If you don't have Instagram, you can join via Facebook.
2. Pick one photo in this blog entry and share it on your Facebook page. Tell us why you'd love to win. Include hashtag #CrystalPhuongforTaula #Taulajewelry
The winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Friday, July 3rd. This giveaway is open to international readers.
Good luck and thank you so much for reading!
Thank you so much Taula for partnering this blog entry!