While there are loads to choose from, in terms of jewellery and accessories, one do get tired from the sea of sameness. Thankfully for us, we have O T H E R N E S S, a Netherlands-based contemporary jewellery brand by designer Chrissie Pepels, and her unconventional collection ‘Misery‘.

What caught our attention are the surreal yet youthful visuals in the collection campaigns – interpretations of what ‘misery’ is, which are illustrated by the sinister imageries of sliced fingers, violently-pinched cheeks and headless bodies. These are contrasted by vibrant and playful cartoon-like graphics drawn by the designer herself.

Yet despite all of these, the child model’s expressions remain stoic – an irony through and through – allowing viewers to focus on the main emphasis; the bold and edgy accessory designs in the collection.

Our favourite would have to the thick, statement-making brass choker with edge shaped like a knife whilst being contrasted with a singular dangling red gem (below). The design also comes in the forms of rings, earrings and bangles.




Other notable designs from the collection include the rhodium plated earring and necklaces with gleaming eye motif, encrusted with glistening blue crystal embellishments.






We don’t know about you but we certainly love the overall sense of contradiction in this one. 

Perfect for spicing up your outfits, don’t you think?


OTHERNESS’s ‘Misery’ collection will be available for purchase at DRAAGBAARFEE and CLIO (Netherlands).


The collection is also available via the brand’s online store

For more information about the brand, click here (facebook page)


Photography | KAREN KIKKERT Karen Kikkert
Make-up | Romina Hermans
Styling | MAUD RAMBAGS Maud Rambags
Illustration | Chrissie Pepels
Models | Benthe Noorlander & Peaches

Posted by:Jessica Ye

Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Couture Troopers, former editor of Designaré Magazine, and a first class honours graduate of Goldsmiths University of London's BA(Hons) Fashion Media & Industries Degree. She is a true-blooded leo who thinks that over-commercialism kills art.

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