SoulFetish Jewelry – A Review of the Brand and a Look at the Life of Its Founder Thierry Martino

What is SoulFetish Jewelry?

Established in late 1999 by famous French designer Thierry Martino, SoulFetish is a designer brand label specialized in producing lifestyle and fashion accessories, décor, clothing & of course, closest to your heart, biker jewelry, also known as gothic silver jewelry or rock n roll jewelry.

Unlike many other specialty gothic silver jewelry designers, SoulFetish’s line of jewelry doesn’t concentrate exclusively on biker & gothic ideas and themes. SoulFetish has pursued several different styles over the years, including but not limited to jewelry lines inspired by: Medieval European societies, Harley-Davidson®, Californian choppers, the science of Alchemy, Fantasy comics, African music, martial arts, Surf culture, Tattoos & Gothic architecture. Notwithstanding, the unpredictable & extensive mix of Thierry Martino’s multi-faceted interests and pursuits does not detract from the fact that Thierry Martino, in his time at SoulFetish, has forged and created some of the most intricate sterling silver gothic jewelry around. Besides his own SoulFetish label of gothic silver jewelry, Thierry Martino also designs jewelry for Harley-Davidson.

Thierry Martino’s Inspiration

We might have understated Martino’s involvement with Harley Davidson. To be precise, every single piece of Harley Davidson gothic silver jewelry in existence was conceived of and created by Thierry Martino. Experiences with his first 1200 Sportster® in the late 1980’s imbued Martino with a deep intuition in relation to biker culture. Beginning with conceptualizing his biker designs on blocks of wax, Martino gradually mastered the art of sterling silver craftsmanship, which Martino firmly believed could more impressively enshrine the timelessness of gothic designs than other materials. In addition, the lustre of gothic silver jewelry accentuates the highly polished chrome appearance of heavy motorbikes. As a result of his love affair with biker culture, SoulFetish jewelry always reflects the timeless spirit of biker culture. In the master’s very own words,

“Silver jewelry and Harleys are inseparable. There is no biker in the world without a silver ring”. We at bloodysilver.com humbly agree with Thierry Martino’s wisdom.

“I’ve always created my own silver jewels because I wanted them to have the same spirit and quality as my Harley®”

Thierry Martino’s History

Thierry Martino’s love for jewelry craftsmanship began with his time in France, having first spent 5 years (from 1990 to 1995) with renowned jewelry label Reminiscence. After leaving Reminiscence, Thierry Martino began to develop his own concepts, & launched two jewelry boutiques of his own. Yet, he. To enrich his artistic scope and gain new inspiration for his jewelry, he travelled all over Europe to absorb all he was able to of the cultural environment. In 1994, Thierry Martino formalized his learning at France’s “Ecole nationale de bijouterie” in Saumur, where he officially won recognition for his skills as a sterling silver master craftsman.

Armed with the determination to forge a strong business, a firm dedication to a life of craftsmanship and a passion to see the world, Martino walked right out of his comfort zone and headed to the shores of Asia, where he met his soulmate, Angkhanang, who inspires Martino’s designs and helps in the development of SoulFetish gothic silver jewelry. With valuable experience in costume design for an established television production house and blessed with the gift of imagination & creativity, Angkhanang has lent some of SoulFetish’s sterling silver biker jewelry a feminine edge to attract female biker fans. Together, Thierry Martino and Angkhanang form a dynamic duo who shares the same love for music, art and fashion.

Unlike American labels, SoulFetish’s gothic silver jewelry designs have a distinctive French flavour, making them must-buys for the true gothic fan’s collection.

Be it skull bracelets, skull pendants, skull rings, skull dog tags or skull earrings you seek, Bloodysilver has just the right gothic jewelry for your needs and for the look you desire to create. Treasure and remember your primal instincts with a huge range of skull jewelry today at Chrome Hearts.

Lingerie Review – Marlies Dekkers Black Kissing You Plunge Bra

Marlies Dekkers, Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Training: She graduated from the Academy of Art with distinction in 1991.

Style: Visionary and ground-breaking bras, knickers and swimwear. Lingerie that is typified by an innovative strikingly graphic character that utilises modern materials whilst retaining superb craftsmanship. A real fashion trend setter who finds inspiration in poetry, literature, visual arts and film.

Story: Marlies Dekkers was born in 1965 and after graduating in 1991 she began work on her ‘Undressed’ lingerie collection founding her own designer lingerie company in 1993. Subsequently she exhibited her fabulous swimwear collection with the unique signature ‘straps’ design. The ‘Sundressed’ collection by Marlies Dekkers only uses the best quality materials and the comfort and gentle fit of the sets is renowned.

Highlights: Many of her lingerie and swimsuits are displayed in modern art exhibitions and are sought after worldwide with Pussycat Dolls wearing Marlies Dekkers. Awarded the ‘Dutch Body Fashion’ award in 1993.

Marlies Dekkers Black Kissing You Plunge Bra

Unique Details:

Beautiful front fastening plunge bra with unique branded strapping detail and quirky velvet kisses print

Personal Opinion:

I think this bra is great! When I was first introduced to this brand of lingerie I fell in love, and this set certainly doesn’t disappoint! This simple plunge style gives a great shape that you wont want to take it off, and despite all the complex strap detailing its super comfortable! The traditional Marlies Dekkers strap detail is gorgeous and I just love the random velvet print and quirky lip charm in the centre. There is also a full cup bra that comes in D and E (DDUK) with gorgeous lattice work on the back. The thong coordinate and brief is a must have, with mirroring strap detailing. If you are unsure of her bra size, the halter top is a perfect replacement! Alternatively, get both! A must have for any lingerie drawer!

Comfort: 5/5

Style: 5/5

Fit: 5/5

Marlies Dekkers Kiss You Collection from Mio Destino

Black Kissing You Plunge Bra

Black Kissing You Full Cup Bra

Black Kissing You Brief

Black Kissing You Thong

Black Kissing You Halter Top