Jewelry designers are a little like the stepchild of the fashion industry. They’re adored, but tend to play second fiddle to fashion brands. Unless they’re the new It label that’s worn by every editor under the sun or Lady Gaga plucked them out of obscurity, chances are they’re flying under the radar. Today, we’re shining the spotlight on some of our favorite emerging jewelry labels that have everyone talking. From a young creative who collaborated with Salvatore Ferragamo to a go-getter who climbed the ranks at Marc Jacobs, here are 11 jewelry designers you need to know about. 

If something appeals to you on the hanger or on a model and you think, “but I couldn’t wear it” — just try. You may be surprised by what actually looks fantastic on you. Putting effort into your look and getting excited about your clothes might have a pretty amazing impact on your personal style and self-esteem. Take pictures of yourself and share the outfits you’re most excited about.

Boutique festival Secret Garden went down in Sydney’s Camden over the weekend, and all the free-spirited kids came out to play in a mix of creative and outlandish ensembles. Seriously, if you didn’t scream eccentric and quirky, you would’ve felt like the odd one out amongst the aliens, mermaids and glittery hippies dripping in face paint, flash tatts, tiaras, and clangling gypsy necklaces.