Portmanteau is all about layering! Portmanteau embraces the third definition of “portmanteau” by encouraging the blending and juxtaposition of styles. Boho meets chic, edgy yet sophisticated. The pieces in this collection are designed to work with each other, and asymmetry is encouraged.
Designer Blaque Reily is a little of this, a little bit of that. She grew up in Alaska, the daughter of a photographer and a commercial fisherman. A girl with a boys name, a creative with an MBA.
Blaque sees jewelry as an artifact passing through time and across lives. In her own work she tries to replicate this sense of intention and longevity - jewelry as a piece of art and a piece of person.