Ronna Watson Gets Creative with RW Couture Designs

You name it and it seems Ronna Watson of RW Couture Designs either makes it or plans to make it.

She creates jewellery from fabric, wire, rope, leather, feathers, beads and crystals but also learned to use clay and metal.

Ronna Watson, RW Couture Designs
Manager of RW Couture Designs, Ronna Watson.

Ronna tells InMyWardrobe she made her first wedding band a few years ago and recently started making bow ties and jewellery for dogs and jewellery for dog and cat’ lovers and owners.

There’s more.

“I design inspirational words/ sentences for T-shirts and will be featuring a clothing line in the very near future along with sandals designs. I also manufacture wristlets and bags,” she reveals.

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Told you she did it all!

If you’re wondering about the backstory, you’ve come to the right place.

RW Couture Designs started out as  Simply Divine Creations  and has been in existence since February 2010.

Ronna says she always believed she needed to show the world her creativity. She also saw becoming a jewellery designer as a great opportunity to become a part-time entrepreneur while at home with her daughter.

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She underwent basic wire bending training with Angela Went of Angelique Creations and currently, beaded and wire pieces have proven to be the most popular.

Rope accessories are also catching on.

DIVINE INSPIRATION

Ronna says a lot of her inspiration comes from within.

“I usually communicate with the Creator and His guidance is seen in the products. There is a peace that is always evident on completion of the pieces as I am guided by Him. In addition, I love to create unique pieces and that is largely due to my uniqueness,” she says.

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Unsurprisingly, Ronna designs for ladies who “embrace their unique style and embrace their unique personality”.

“They are usually quiet and calm but have a necessary fierce personality when required. They are confident in themselves. Most of my clients are mature ladies ranging from 25-55 years old,” she explains.

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If you think I’ve told you all that Ronna makes, you’re wrong. She also manufactures unique home decor pieces including burlap and cotton table mats, some of which are reversible.

This very talented lady with the gifted hands plans to have a one-stop store in the near future but in the meantime, you can reach her on Facebook, Instagram and via her website.

You can also email rwcouturedesigns@gmail.com.

 

Pompasette Popup Haul and Other Goodies

My love for a good shopping experience is well-documented along with my love for things Caribbean.  Local and regional designs in one location makes for easy, convenient shopping.

Unsurprisingly, this year’s Pompasette Popup Shop at the Barbados Museum once again had me in my happy place.

If I had no financial limitations, the damage would’ve been real but since I had to pace myself, I made four purchases.

1. A tee from SMWARNER artwithattitude. You may remember those gorgeous hand-painted pieces from the Pompasette Brunch Party.

2. Printed earrings from Peaces by Anya. I recently came across this brand and I’m definitely liking the options.

3. Necklaces from The Crop Pop Up Shop. The options were endless and gorgeous but I limited myself to just two.

4 . This wrap from Wrap Crush. Headwraps are often my weekend go-to and I can’t wait to play around with this one!

Now for all the things I left behind…

RORI wrap belts from Sew Lisa.
Colour Riot Jewelry
Colour Riot Jewelry
Warda Marica of Suriname.
Sanianitos sunglasses
Studsz 868
Tautology goodies.
The Crop Pop Up Shop.
The Crop Pop Up Shop.
Wilhelmina Heart
Wilhelmina Heart
Peaces by Anya.
Peaces by Anya.
Peaces by Anya.
Carnivalista tights and pasties.
Wire bras and earpieces from Skin and Needle.
The Crop Pop Up Shop.
SMWARNER artwithattitude

See you again next year!

Choosing The Perfect Boots for Kadooment Day

Kadooment Day is fast approaching and if you’re jumping,  you’re probably trying to get all your accessories in order.

One of the key things for the road is shoes. They complement your costume so you can be The Baddest thing on the road AND they’ll keep your feet in relative comfort while you Tip and Ben Ova.

Boots have become a very popular alternative to sneakers in recent years. If you want to avoid hobbling in pain before you reach Station Hill, you’ll need a comfortable fit.

 

1. If you don’t want to go totally flat, choose a manageable wedge over a heel since you’re going to be on your feet all day. If you must have a heel, make sure it’s not a stiletto.

2.  Pointy toes will make your legs look longer but a round toe is likely to be more comfortable. Try different styles and walk around the store as much as possible.

3.  Make sure the boot is padded. Remember, the goal is to be as comfortable as possible.

4. Try the boots with socks in the store to ensure you have the correct size. You don’t want to find out your shoes are too tight while you’re rushing out the door on jump-up day.

 

5. Make sure the boot isn’t too heavy. You’re going to be wearing them for a long time and you don’t want to get too tired too early. Work is tomorrow!

If you’re wondering where to get your boots (and carnival stockings), check out The Shoe Palace in Collonade Mall (formerly Dacosta’s Mall). They have a wide range of styles and colours as shown above.

Happy shopping and happy jumping!

… Not too grown up to play dress up!