The fine jewelry designer Alice Waese flew to Tulum to hold an exclusive pop-up in Zakik, the concept store of the renowned eco-resort Azulik. The rough appeal of Waese‘s work perfectly matched with the sophisticated wilderness of the place that made the pieces standout in nature like new-found talismans dated back to a past era. Part of Azulik‘s creative residency program, the event allowed Alice to spend some time wandering around Tulum’s jungle and the incredible resort, built like a giant tree-house featuring suspended bridges and nests to catch the last glimpse of sunset, which inspired a series of watercolors for her next jewelry capsule. The pop-up was inspired by the legendary Mayan treasure halls, where rulers stored their precious ornaments on luxurious fabrics lighten up by soft torch light.
Originally from Canada, Alice Waese moved to New York after studying art and fashion. Passionate about fashion, drawing, sculpture and noble materials such as gold and silver, she creates pieces of jewellery and fashion. Inspired by the wonders offered by nature and her abundant imagination, her jewels reflect the poetic and surreal world of a complete artist. Alice uses recycled and fairtrade metals as well as a lot of antique diamond and make every effort to ensure that all the stones are fairly sourced with teh highest ethical standards.