Two year on from closing down the shop in Mt Lawley and life hasn’t been any quieter. I have just celebrated the first birthday of my second baby girl and geez the time has flown by. 

I thought it is time to check back in.

 

Firstly I would like to say a huge thank you for your ongoing support and patience while my business and life had a massive change. I am so lucky that I have been able to still hear from and work with you through a variety of different means. Even after closing the shop I have had constant work from my beautiful customers/friends and that has kept me human. Even though it is a huge juggling act. As most new Mum’s find out quickly when welcoming the little ones into their lives, things are no longer about you, finding that little bit of time where you get to be a person and not just a Mum is very hard. Being able to work with my hands, create, designs, make and even simply communicate with others at an adult level has helped keep me sane (I think haha best ask the ones closest to me they may not vouch for my sanity haha).

What has happened in the last two years? The dogs are looking older, the babies are looking more like kids and I have set up house in the country slowly refreshing and renovating. The jewellery, well its just happened maybe at a slowly pace but that has allowed more creativity. I have been able to work with some awesome people and make heaps of really interesting wedding rings and a few statement pieces. I have listened to plenty of audio books while doing my diamond setting, its my zone time so if you have any recommendations please let me know! 

So what happens from here, where does Tayha Designs go now? No, at this stage I’m not going to open a new shop front its not the right time. My new Tayha Designs work shop is set in the Country on a farm where I get to enjoy farm life and the joys of creating luxury items all at once.

Why the country? It’s dry, its hot or its freezing, the insects are insane but its stunning. The stars are so bright and immense it makes you feel minuscule yet fills you at the same time. The air is fresh and the stillness is calming and with nowhere to be and nowhere to go, life slows down a little. Most of all I love being able to give the girls a childhood full of the freedom and innocence the country life offers.

So whats the plan for Tayha Designs? Well just because at the moment the city is not for me it doesn’t mean it will never be again. In the mean time I’m teeing up a few awesome collaborations and you never know there many even be something lined up back in the big smoke in regards to finding TD in store. You will have to stay tuned for that one. My plan is to continue keeping you updated on the social media platforms and I am trying to dedicate a bit of time to the website to give you all better access. As you all know time seems to be in short supply but I will do my best. In the mean time lets just keep on keeping on and you can always contact me through any means and I will do every thing I can to help. Eventually when the new collections are finished I will work on the online shop but again this is something to look forward to as its not quite ready just yet.

Thanks again for your support. If there is anything you are interested in or want to know about jewellery send me a message, let me know and I will do my best to share what I can.

Talk soon

Taryn


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Launched in 2011 as a creative platform for her ‘relaxed minimalist’ aesthetics, Jiawa Liu of Beige Renegade is one of Australia’s most influential style bloggers as well as a highly sought after stylist and photographer. Her editorial quality imagery and witty yet informative content continues to inspire her readers to live a beautiful minimalist lifestyle. With her preference of simplicity luxe jewellery it is not suprisingly she comes to adore jewellery designers Rei-Minohara Starke and Natalia De Burgh‘s unique collections from our quaint jewellery boutique in Mt Lawley. Here we had the pleasure of interviewing Jiawa to gain an inner access into her life in Perth, as well as chatting about fashion, travels, her favourite coffee shop and of course, jewellery.

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 How would you define your personal style?

I’m all about simplicity, comfort and livability, with a bit of tomboy thrown in. Comfort and style are synonyms in my dictionary.

What are your favourite Australian fashion brands?

My favourites include Toni Maticevski, Ellery and Dion Lee. These brands are redefining Australian fashion design on the world stage at the moment, and taking it by storm.

Where is your favourite place to go shopping?

The only real ‘shopping’ I do is probably at opshops or designer consignment – it’s a treasure hunt. Apart from this, I wouldn’t really say I ‘go shopping’. I don’t browse, and therefore I don’t normally go into shopping malls or even boutiques. As boring as it sounds, ‘shopping’ for me is really more of a list checking exercise, and I do this mostly online. My favourite online destinations are usually my favourite label’s e-boutiques.

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Who is the influential figure in your life?

I am influenced by so many amazing people in my life, including people I know personally, and those that I admire from afar. At the moment, I am very inspired by Sophia Amoruso of Nasty Gal. Reading her book Girl Boss confirmed to me that it was ok to simply hit the ground running doing what you love without a plan or an end game, just to see where the journey will take you. What’s important is aligning your life with what you are passionate about.

Are there any hidden gems in Perth you’ve discovered recently?

I don’t think this one would be considered ‘hidden’ to most Perthians, but it’s certainly something I didn’t know about before. I recently dropped by Helen Swift Designer Consignments in Cottesloe and couldn’t believe the calibre of designer pieces she has in from all my favourite international designers.

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Where is your favourite holiday destination so far?

While it might not pass as a holiday destination, my birth place, China is my absolute favourite place to visit. Every time I’ve gone back to visit it’s been a life changing experience. The richness of culture you experience in China is both overwhelming and eye-opening.

Where do you wish to visit one day?

I’m going to be really cliché and say Paris, if only it’s because I keep seeing all those gorgeous photos of café strips, tree lined avenues and the Eiffel Tower circulating Pinterest. However, I’m sure I’ll go there and be immediately disappointed by how little resemblance reality has to social media hype!

How would you describe your jewellery style?

I’m extremely minimal when it comes to jewellery. I believe that jewellery should be delicate, simple and personal. It should blend quietly into your personality, rather than upstage you.

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What is your favourite piece/or a piece that stood out from Tayha Designs.

I am in love with just about everything made by Rei Minohara-Starke, especially the Branch Ring and the Beaded Horseshoe Pendant. These designs are beautifully simple, are so full of personality. I also love the Pearl Studs by Taryn Compagnoni.

Where are your favourite places in Perth for

i. Coffee:

Harvest Expresso – their Matcha Latte is to die for, and they’re just around the corner from where I live.

ii. Dinner:

Nandos. I’m a fan of simple comfort food.

iii. Breakfast/lunch:

Mary Street Bakery in Highgate – best almond croissant ever.

iv. Bars:

Andaluz. The atmosphere at this place is very me. I don’t go out much, but when I do, I like to feel like I’m still at home!

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What’s the best thing about living in Perth?

I think Perth has the best of both worlds of a small town and big city. We have everything that you would get, for example, in Sydney or Melbourne, with great shopping, cafes and local events, but we don’t have to deal with the pollution, crowds and infuriating traffic.

5 words to describe yourself.

Obsessive, socially awkward, and methodically beige.

Jiawa is wearing Natalia De Burgh‘s Smile collection and Rei Minohara-Starke‘s Wattle and Branch collections.

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