Walking up to the top level of the strand arcade, I was greeted by a sea of bright, colourful clothes, crazy hair and huge earrings. I was attending the launch of Doodad and Fandango’s new jewellery range La Dolce Doodad. With alternative appearing to be the theme of the night, the room was full of people wearing their weirdest and wackiest outfits, attributing to the unique and quirky style of Doodad and Fandango.
The new range featuring earrings and necklaces were showcased on huge artwork frames of models and vintage photos, placed around the room. The jewellery was large in size and shone in bright blues, reds and yellows just to name a few. What makes the range so quirky and fun is just how the jewellery was shaped. Earrings in the form of 50s swimwear, Italian flags, martini glasses and women’s heads with huge hair and sunnies, were just some of the styles on display for the launch.
Doodad and Fandango is a pop art accessories label created and designed in Sydney by Nikita Margarita. A trained silversmith and jeweller, Margarita has 10 years of experience in the industry, having a passion for 1930s and 50s style which she showcases in her Perspex and laminate designs. Her designs are like no other, as she describes how she was inspired by the Japanese Harajuku style.
The launch was a huge success, with the room full of colourful and quirky outfits with some people even sporting some of La Dolce Doodad’s new range. The eccentric and vibrant style of Margarita’s work is truly remarkable and adds a burst of colour to any ordinary outfit.