Etsy Feature: Miss BabaciluBy Mable Tan • Dec 12th, 2011 • Category: Guest Writers/ Etsy Sellers
What’s your working music? I’m usually a classical music and jazz person but I find I work really well with Lady Gaga especially when I’m doing something visual like photo-editing or mucking about on my Etsy shop. However, when I’m writing, I’d prefer quieter, unsung music like bossa nova. Words, I often find, do not work well with words. I need all my concentration and prowess to form words. I keep my distractions at the minimal and that helps me to focus a lot better.
When I was in Sweden, I was part of a fabulous Etsy group called European Street Team (EST). It was the very first team I’d joined and it was full of friendly people. I met so many lovely people and one of the shops I took noticed of was Miss Babacilu. Her style is so soft and feminine, dreamy and romantic – it’s like the jewellery version of my photos! So, without further ado, I’ll like to introduce the very talented, and gorgeous Ioana, the creator of Miss Babacilu.
I’m a self-taught bead and wire wraper, jewelry designer and blogger. I tried lots things (photography, for instance) and my mind always thought about creative things. I graduated Political Science and I’m curently studying for my MA, though in a subject that has nothing to do with this, but has a lot to do with the world, as I like to say.
But let me tell you more about Miss B. She’s somehow me, or a great part of myself and my imagination. She is an elegant young lady, sipping tea in late mornings and afternoons from her fantastical hand-painted china sets. She is a charming presence, a good-mannered young lady and a romantic. You will always find her with a book in her hand or dreaming about glamorous fabrics, lace and ruffles, flowers and all the amazing things that nature and life itself gave us.
Miss B has evolved from my passion for fashion, jewelry, manners and protocol and of course tea. It’s also the result of my urge of making things with my hands, following the paths inspiration made me drew on tissues and papers. I’m happy to be able to design and actually make accessories that stand for elegance, strength, delicacy and femininity.
You can see more of Miss B’s beautiful work here: