Body A(r)mor - Design Bureau

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Body A(r)mor

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Sandee Shin’s line of metal jewelry brings a whole new level of chic to capes and body chains. Her line, A(r)mor, has soft, subtle draping of chain metal, each piece showing off her architecturally-inspired style. Shin says she designs her collections using different shades and weights of metal, giving each piece its own individual look.

“I try to take advantage of the weight and size variations to create different draping patterns," she says. "I handpick every material myself, not only to ensure that it is good quality, but because I need to physically feel what will be a good balance–not too heavy, but not too flimsy.”

Her favorite piece from the TEN collection is UME, an antique pewter and gunmetal body chain that connects around the neck and underneath the shoulder with a lobster claw clasp. One thing required of women who dare to don her jewelry: confidence. “I am confident in what I like and dislike. This is how I would perceive a woman who likes to wear A(r)mor, as well. She would be a confident woman who knows who she is and what she wants.”

Kari Skaflen is a freelance writer, photographer, and founder of online style magazine Above the Fray,

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