Meet our Model!

Carina Kresic is the 24yr old face of the Dolorous FW17 Campaign. We had a great time getting to know her on set and thought you might like to learn a bit about her too!

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Tell us a bit about yourself: Hi! My name is Carina & I'm 24 years old. I'm born and raised in Toronto, and graduated from radio and television arts program at Ryerson in 2016. In my spare time I love to bake, go for walks with my dog & indulge in some reality TV. 

How did you get into modelling?: In my last year at Ryerson, I was scouted at Mass Exodus - a student run fashion show that takes place at Ryerson. I was a bit hesitant to enter the modelling at first but now that I'm in, I don't regret one second of it! It came at a perfect time in my life. I'm very thankful I was able to finish my university degree and enjoy that experience fully. And now that I'm older, I have a better head on my shoulders and ready to experience the adventure of the modelling industry. 

Describe your personal style in 5 words: I have a hard time really describing my style, but it's pretty relaxed and I love wearing anything super comfortable while still making it cool. If you combined Topshop and Urban Outfitters, that would pretty much be my exact look!

What is your favourite thing about your job: I love that each day is totally different. I know I'm definitely not the type of person to have a regular 9-5 job, and being a model your day to day is far from it! It's also tons of fun being able to meet amazing people, and to try out new clothing, hair and makeup styles! 

What was your favourite piece of jewelry from your Dolorous shoot and why?I absolutely loved the Sona large hoop earrings! I also loved wearing all the different types of necklaces. 

What’s your favourite snack food: Blueberries, popcorn, chips, banana ice cream (everyone needs to try it. It's SO good!)

What’s your favourite movie: I'm not the biggest movie watcher.. but I did absolutely love the latest Wonder Woman. But as for TV shows, my all time favourite is Grey's Anatomy. It never gets old... even after 14 seasons! 

Describe your ideal Weekend: My ideal weekend would probably consist of sleeping in a bit, going for a run with my dog and then hanging out with friends and my boyfriend! I also love to bake & always looking to try something different in the kitchen. 

What items are always in your purse? I make sure to always keep some lip balm, concealer and mints! 

If you were an emoji which one would you be? Most definitely one of the monkey emojis! 

If we asked 10yr old you what you would be when you grew up what would you have told us?Growing up, my ultimate dream was to become part of Sailor Moon's crew. But once I realized that was not a possibility, I changed my mind and had my mind set on becoming a veterinarian. That career clearly didn't come true. My 10 year old self would never believe you if you told her I was a model now!

Shop Carina's favourite style from the shoot here!

Dolorous at INLAND Sale!

Dolorous is popping up in Toronto for INLAND Market September 29th and 30th

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I'm so excited to announce that Dolorous will be participating in another INLAND Market this weekend in Toronto! 

Come out to shop loads of ooak pieces and special prices for the event where I'l be selling alongside over 70 other Canadian designers! It's a great way to support local, small businesses and show your Canadian pride, all while snagging some new stylish pieces for your fall wardrobe! 

Friday from 3-10pm and Saturday 11-7pm at 134 Peter St. in Toronto

If you're not in Toronto or can't make it to the event don't worry, I haven't forgotten about you!

I'll be hosting a simultaneous web sale for the rest of you! This Friday and Saturday get 20% all online orders with the code INLAND17 on www.dolorousjewelry.com

How to pack light and still look fabulous while traveling
Photo of Tienyln of thoughtfulmisfit.com wearing the Daliah Aquamarine Collar while in Tuscany

Photo of Tienyln of thoughtfulmisfit.com wearing the Daliah Aquamarine Collar while in Tuscany

I’ve always had the travel bug. I would find every reason to go anywhere I could think of. I volunteered at a Turtle Conservatory in Costa Rica, I took a college credit abroad to spend a few weeks in Tuscany (its amazing I got any work done, it’s SO beautiful there) and, like many travel junkies, I back packed across Europe. Believe me when I say ‘Backpacked’ because that is the truth, I was gone for 6 weeks and only had what could fit in a backpack. Now, those who know me know that I’m not really the rustic outdoorsy type, and I certainly wasn’t going to travel to Paris and Italy without some outfits that would be appropriate for the dance-filled nights I was hoping for. One might ask how you can pack 6 weeks worth of clothes into a backpack and still manage to be stylish (as you should! It was pretty tricky and I’m still amazed I could manage it!), but there was one simple trick, JEWELRY! It's easy to pack and instantly steps up any outfit, the perfect solution! 

On that trip I really made my few outfits work hard for me, I’d tie scarves around my waist for belts, I’d wear beach skirts as party-ready mini dresses and I’d wear a long chain necklace in more ways than I can count! I’d tie it with a knot, wear it as a giant wrap bracelet, layer it into a choker, I’d even wear it around my waist! 

Years later when I started Dolorous I knew I wanted to make pieces of jewelry that could be that versatile. Jewelry that could be the one piece you could take away for any vacation and have you ready for wherever your travels may take you. And so, my convertible jewelry styles were born. Cut to present day: the collection now has over a dozen styles of jewelry that are designed to be able to be worn in a multitude of ways (without looking as makeshift as some of my teenage travel styles undoubtedly did). These styles make up many of my favourites because the concept holds such a special place in my heart. 

You may be wondering what brought on this bout of nostalgia. Well, today I’m packing for a two week trip to Italy and sorting through my many Dolorous styles to decide what to bring! Here are a few of my most versatile pieces that I’m considering for my trip.

Long Tassel Lariat 
This elegant, open style wrap necklace can be anything from a belt to a choker! That kind of versatility is just what I need to keep my suitcase light and my outfits on point!

Pandora Convertible Body Chain
The single most versatile Body Chain in the entire Dolorous collection, above are just a few ways you can style it! From necklace to Harness this piece effortlessly transitions from day to night!

Brass Rings Lariat
This sweet and simple lariat it ideal for everyday wear! I can pull it tight and long, wear it loose, or even have it hanging down my back for an evening look!

I'd love to hear your thoughts on which Dolorous pieces are ideal for travel, and even where you'd like to wear them! Reach out to me via email at contact@dolorousjewelry.com or post it on Instgram and tag@dolorousjewellery for the chance to have your story shared in the next newsletter!