MANILA – Actress-host KC Concepcion is not ashamed to admit that she turned to YouTube to learn how to draw a rose, which is the central theme of her debut jewelry collection.
“The design process wasn’t tedious, it was fun for me,” she said during the launch of her jewelry line Avec Moi, as shown in a recent video by Metro.Style.
“But I have to admit something, though. I had to YouTube kung paano mag-drawing ng rose!”
Concepcion went on to explain in detail why she opted to use rose designs for her jewelry line.
“I get kilig seeing roses. It is something that has always resonated with me,” she said. “It’s just something that people give to celebrate something, or make someone feel special. It really feels to me like a symbol of a woman.”
“It’s really like Chanel has the camellia, and Dior has roses. One of my favorite fashion designers is Dior, so it also kind of had an influence on me,” she added.
Aside from roses, Avec Moi is also inspired by Paris, the city where she grew as a teen.
“Paris as a city was something that was visually yummy to me. It was so delicious to see the buildings, the curves of the art nouveau and art deco. I think that came out [in my jewelry designs],” she said.
Concepcion hopes that the public will see Avec Moi as investment pieces, noting that each item in the collection is unique and will never be reproduced.
“I’m a one-woman show… Each piece is labeled 1/1 so it’s an artist’s proof, like paintings. It means one of one, one of a kind. No one else has the same piece and I don’t plan on reproducing any of the pieces,” she said.