All women know jewelry?the final touch of an outfit?has to be carefully selected. Just like a cake topper, a piece of jewelry shows your personality. Daphn?e Karen Flor?al is the founder of her own line of jewelry, Bijou Lakay. The uniqueness of her pieces draws inspiration from geometrical forms and famous personalities. To encourage decentralization, each piece is made from bullhorn sourced from different farms from around the country.
Daphn?e is a spontaneous individual and lover of beautiful things. Her goal is to create better jewelry everyday, never letting the customers leave her mind. Her passion for jewelry goes beyond her full time job and leads her to always focus on style, comfort and quality. Professional women find Bijou Lakay jewelry to be versatile; worn at work or adorned for a night out, you will stand out beautifully.
?When things go wrong, I create a piece, and when things are great, I create even more,? says the designer who started to make her first pieces while still at university. Even though designing is like oxygen to Daphn?e, she creates time to have her hair done, go to the gym, read a book and go on dates with her boyfriend, even though her day doesn?t end before midnight. Read on, as the native Haitian tells us a little bit more about her line.
Why the brand name ?Bijou Lakay??
It was my mother?s suggestion. I was looking for a Creole brand name. I sell jewelry that is called ?bijou in Haiti.? The word ?Lakay? means in our mother language, from Haiti, from our earth.
We all know how hard it is for a young designer to emerge. What would be your advice to a young designer like you?
Never give up, always remind yourself of your real goal in life. Consider that every step in life should be an experience for you.
Bijou Lakay participated in many fairs, in Haiti as well as outside of Haiti. Tell us about the experience and the foreigner?s response to your designs.
Always good and enriching. The experience is positive and the foreigners love my design. Naturally, I select some pieces depending on the public.
Do you have a favorite piece in your collection? And why?
For my 2012 collection, my favorite piece is the circles necklace. The combination of different circles of different sizes proves that people can always innovate just by ordering small pieces in different ways.