Now in its third year, ManiaMania
has well and truly immortalised itself as a stand-out Australian jewellery brand. (Not that it ever really suffered from The Terrible Twos.) For its sixth collection, The Astral Plane
, it's decided to return to some of the base elements that helped it launch to fanfare: cosmic rings, awesome chunky neck-pieces, and blonde bombshell, Dree Hemingway.
There's also something else very typically ManiaMania in this lookbook: requisite topless shots. This time around co-founders/designers, Tamila Purvis and Melanie Kamsler, have dipped Hemingway's assets in a dark glittery uniform; almost as if she were an exotic blonde penguin caught up in an oil spill. A luxurious, expensive oil spill ground from the minerals of semi-precious stones.
Epic photographer David Mandelberg has also been enlisted, with his magic touch marked by flowers, pastels, crystals, and other pretty shiny things that ladies are fond of. Many of MM's well-worn favourites, such as the Immortals Ring, are back with updated hues and stones, along with newer additions, like that amazing brass-hued Cosmos Pendant.