I met designer Nelli Levental recently at a Charlotte Seen Model call.
After models are approved for the show they’re led into a room with the designers.
Each designer then picks which models they want to show their designs on the runway.
I was struck by the intricate neck piece she was wearing.
The bits of twisted metal molded into an owl looked incredible on her.
So I set up an interview to find out more about this wearable art.
She conducted a psychological experiment.
With a background in art, Nelli decided to use her gift to help women feel better about themselves.
She watched women’s demeanor change. As they picked up a piece and placed it on themselves, they immediately brightened up.
They stood a little taller. Smiled with confidence. And felt Glamorous.
Her pieces make women look at themselves differently.
They make you feel regal. But they’re not made from the finest gold and gemstones on earth.
In fact they’re mostly made of recycled, everyday items.
Felt and packing paper mixed with epoxy and varnish brings her imagination to life.
From left over bits and bobs, Nelli creates a fairy land effect.
Fashion is more than clothing and accessories. It’s a feeling. A confidence. A touch of Random Glam.