Bermudians feature in fashion magazine Vogue international editions
Two Bermudian women have graced the pages of fashion bible Vogue – one as a jewellery designer and the other as a model.
Melanie Eddy is featured in the November edition of British Vogue, where her work, including some from her latest jewellery line, is highlighted.
Aliana King is spotlighted in Vogue Mexico, where she is pictured in the season’s fashions.
The article on Ms Eddy said: “Rarely have you seen a CV so packed.
“From hand crafting her architecture-inspired jewels to teaching at Central Saint Martin and supporting Afghan goldsmiths for the Turquoise Mountain foundation.”
The Turquoise Mountain is a non-governmental organisation in Scotland set up to focus on the revival of historic areas and traditional crafts.
The 41-year-old from Warwick moved to London in 2004.
She also spent a few years working in the industry in Afghanistan and South Asia.
Ms Eddy told the magazine: “Thanks to the people who believed in me.”
She added that she hoped to help others who wanted to enter the craft.
Ms Eddy said: “It’s not just about providing opportunities, it is about inspiring confidence.”
The designer, who has also featured in Vogue online, Vanity Fair’s jewellery supplement and in Britain’s The Sunday Telegraph jewellery and watch supplement, said it was exciting to be featured in a Vogue print edition as the focus was on her as an artist rather than on her creations.
She added: “I was individually profiled, normally for jewellers it’s just the jewellery.
“I was called in for a photoshoot, I was styled and it was a whole experience. It was a really amazing experience and a bit surreal.”
The feature focused on UK-based black designers.
Ms Eddy, who worked for Gem Cellar in Hamilton under jeweller Chet Trott, said diversity in the industry was important.
Ms King, who cut her teeth as a model at the Bermuda Fashion Festival in 2015, was photographed by Adam Franzino, who posted his images on his Instagram page.
Ms King has worked with international beauty brands, including L’Oréal, Garnier and Maybelline, in the past.
She appeared in an advertisement for Maybelline in a historic issue of Vogue magazine in September, 2018.
The issue is the magazine’s biggest of the year and the first that had a black woman – superstar singer Beyoncé – in creative control over her cover shoot.
Ms King said at the time it was “a dream come true” to appear in the magazine.
British Vogue said that its print circulation is 192,242 and its readership was 1.1 million, with 3.2 million unique users on its website.
Vogue Mexico claims to have a total global reach of 9,123,991 through its website, social media and print products.
Melanie Eddy’s Instagram page is https://www.instagram.com/mne_eddy/?hl=en
Anyone interested in buying her work can e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aliana King’s Instagram page is https://www.instagram.com/aliana.king/?hl=en