Queenie Cao

new york
City:
new york
Country:
united states
University / School:
MFA Parsons the new school for design
Graduation Year:
2017
Production Location:
united states
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Collection – Queenie Cao Jewelry

Queenie has a passion for using story and movies as imaginative tools to cross the boundaries of reality and float into a fantasy world. She likes to find unrelated or impossible things to make possible, and balance fake and surreal, romantic and gothic, beauty and horror, and something twisted inside but interesting. She hopes that when people see her designs, they will feel beauty and happiness, but also the apprehension of jumping into Wonderland.

Queenie has been developing the Classic Doll line for many years. “I wanted to make a doll since I was a kid. Just as every girl obsessed with the barbie doll, so did I. Since the first year of college I started exploring different materials to make dolls and finally decided to use sterling silver. The dolls are so tiny that you can take them with you every day.”

The doll’s face reflects a sweet daydream. In Queenie’s mind, a daydream is always beautiful and sweet; in the daytime there is no nightmare and you can build an entire fairytale in your sweet dream land.

The new collection, JARDIN, comes from the hand painted flowers often found on a vase. Queenie wants to give the flower idea a little more strength - not like the real flower, fragile and fresh, but more industrial and strong.
Queenie Cao Jewelry aims to keep your heart sweet, as in an innocent, joyful childhood. No matter how old we are, we still have an inner child; it may just be sleeping somewhere while we live our grown-up life.
About
Queenie Cao is a womenswear and Jewelry brand based in New York. The founder and designer Queenie-Qinghe Cao was born in China, she did her BA fashion in China Central Academy of Fine Arts. In the final year Queenie transferred to Glasgow School of Art, which in Scotland, also Fashion. After that, she came to Parsons MFA Fashion Design and Society to study her Master degree and graduate in 2017 During school, she did interns in Jeremy Scott, Oscar De La Renta, Thom Browne. Queenie Cao always has a passion for using story and movies as imaginative tools to cross the boundaries of reality and float into a fantasy world. She likes to find unrelated or impossible things to make possible and balance in her way, fake and surreal, romantic and gothic, beautiful and horror, something twisted inside but interesting. She hopes that when people see her designs, they will feel beauty and happiness, but also apprehension, which Cao describes as “ the feeling when you are jumping into Wonderland”. QUEENIE CAO JEWELRY was founded by designer Queenie Cao and business partner Runxi Wang in New York City. 2017. Queenie Cao Jewelry pushes the unique space between fine and fashion jewelry. Joyfully designed and hand crafted of sterling silver, each piece embodies innocence, purity and elegance. QUEENIE CAO works with a lot magazines like Vogue, Vogue Italy, Nylon, Nylon Japan, Cosmo, King Kong, Schon, Magazine Document Journal,etc and celebrities, Clients included Miley Cyrus, CL, Cardi B, Kesha, Janelle Monae, POPPY, Kimbra, etc.