Bijules

...defying time, normality and traditional forms of expression

Jules Kim, the creator of Bijules, is unapologetically conquering the balance of art and aesthetics in jewellery. This makes her one of those rare artists who harbour the ability to create objects that mirror the beautiful and chaotic world we inhabit: with all its humour, tragedy, ambivalence, love and hate… To be in the company of Jules is to be in the presence of a seer – a visionary: who calmly describes the world’s mysteries in ways never before thought or expressed. At times it’s difficult to separate the artist from the art – overwhelmed with the beauty of a goddess, fantasies seem much nearer, allowing you to discover novelty within yourself. Jules doesn’t just make jewellery, she makes an experience. With an ear to the ground of the fashion world, Jules has demonstrated her ability to transcend the ordinary limits of vision and thought. Its difficult to know what to do with it…then you realise Jules has given you a universal experience that adapts to your current situation. You allow the jewellery to emanate the confidence the creator bestowed upon it at the moment of its creation. Defying time, normality and traditional forms of expression, Jules has proved that she is an artist to be reckoned with, sought after, and cherished.

Nothing inspires me like…
Life. I live a very open-eyed view on each day. I try to be as absorbent as I humanly can without letting go of my own self. Living this way enables me to interpret things in a slightly different perspective. It is here in this tweak that my inspiration comes to me.

I hope…
To be constantly striving for my own measure of success while fulfilling my own personal dreams alongside a community of amazing people.

Cultural influences…
I am already half Korean and half Scotch/Irish. This has made me quite a character. When I was a girl, I thought I needed to be full of something, now I know I was just full of shit.

I got where I am...
By hard work and diligence. This persistent and communicative way of work is the only way art and commerce can merge to become a viable career.

Fashion can sometimes...
Be stupid. But so can everything, so there goes that…I try to push the boundaries of what fashion relies on and by doing so I am embracing not only the fashion world but also the jewelry and art communities!

Love now becomes…
You never know when they don’t know.

Faith in…
Yourself is a choice. Make it everyday and rise above who you thought you could be.

Creativity comes from…
A place within you which you must dedicate yourself to.

If I could…
I would and I did.

My dreams are…
Weird and telling. I am energised by them and do weird shit like call the people who played star roles in them.

My future is…
Il futuro. My new collection is called “il futuro” and is conceptually based on our past's disappointing expectations of their future. What happened to Bladerunner’s flying cars and hovering buildings?!

My vice is…
Weed and alcohol, and pad thai.

I live East…
Village in Manhattan, where the freaks come out to play.

There's a new...
Growth within my life and the beautiful people surrounding me. It has been done on purpose. We have been working side by side for a long time and it is finally time for our voices and work to be bought. Fuck being heard, bought I said!

My mum...
Is an artist like me and is a calm place.