SCORPIO NEW MOON DEBUT

For those of us willing to consider the changes with planetary and celestial happenings as they may relate to us down here on Earth, we know something big is on the horizon: November’s Scorpio new moon. The new moon represents the cleansing and renewing of a cycle of time. Astrologers are saying this particular month’s new moon will be a soul-touching event.  

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Riding this wave of liberating and passionate energy, couture accessory designer Kata Banko Couture releases the Axis Collection. The Axis Collection, previewed in October at New York Bridal Fashion Week, features textures of fine and coarse grain sand in moonstone, amazonite, garnet, and other precious and powerful gemstones. These materials give each accessory an authentically raw quality, and mesmerizing texture. Custom metal stampings, cast in floral and leaf arrangements, serve as the base for these sands to come to life. These USA-made stampings imbue each piece with its signature Kata Banko Couture look.

Inspired by our own love stories, these lovingly crafted accessories were designed to harness the soul-cleansing power of precious crystals and stones, blessing the love between star-crossed partners. The accessories’ transformative medium, from solid to sand, makes a perfect statement on the day of this month’s passionate new moon – and of course, a bride’s wedding day.

SPECIAL THANKS

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. . .to our model, the inspiring writer Jessa aka Wavy Alabaster

. . .to our incredibly talented photographer, Heather Tabacchi.

. . .to our wardrobe sponsor, Luna Boutique, who loaned us this killer Yolan Cris gown. 

. . .to our beauty team Brazil Raine, and Leslee of White Rabbit Salon

. . .to Taryn Penrose for behind the scenes photos.

. . .to Breanna for bouncing light like a beast and being amazing.

. . .to Creative Director and Stylist Alex of Perry Rose Media.

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BEHIND THE SCENES

Here is a look at the behind the scenes of our campaign shoot for Kata Banko Couture's AXIS Collection. Our team included model Jessa aka blogger Wavy Alabaster, photographer Heather Tabacchi, hair stylist Leslee of White Rabbit Salon, makeup artist Brazil Raine and Creative Director Alex of Perry Rose Media. Behind the scenes photos courtesy of Taryn Penrose.

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MY FAVORITE PIECES

My favorite pieces in the AXIS Collection are 10:37, Garcia and Wildchild Crown.

10:37 holds a deep personal meaning for me; inspired by star-crossed lovers. Fine grain moonstone sand texturizes the custom stampings. opens the heart and promotes pure connection with love. It is protective, and full of passion.

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The Wild Child crown embodies the connection with the moon, love and passion. Another moonstone masterpiece, this druzy-accented crown promotes cleansing and healing – a perfect topper to the bride’s tresses on her dreamiest of days.

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Garcia features a mixture of topaz, jet and howlite with rose quartz, amethyst and moonstone accents. This piece is an ode to Jerry Garcia, who has had a deep impact in my life as a musician. Having connected me with some of the best times of my life, this piece celebrates the bride's own precious union with her beloved.

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My bride appreciates craft and quality, and is in touch and in tune to the world around her. She loves beautiful things and is a free spirit - my bride is marrying the love of her life; her soul mate - that’s her only focus, and my biggest inspiration.