Fola Kreations

BORN OUT OF CRE­ATIV­ITY

Jamaica Gleaner - - FLAIR FASHION - Jody-Anne Lawrence Life­style Re­porter

SADE O’SULLIVAN never set out to be a de­signer. But the cre­ative spirit in­side her was big­ger than she imag­ined. It was from that spirit that Fola Kreations was born.

O’Sullivan started Fola Kreations in 2013, but it was never in­tended to be a busi­ness, rather, it was an out­let for her to work with her hands. Ever since high school, she loved cre­at­ing, and started de­sign­ing her own clothes and jew­ellery be­cause she liked be­ing dif­fer­ent. She never felt the need to fit in and fol­low the next fash­ion trend – she en­joyed cre­at­ing her own per­sonal style.

How­ever, when­ever she went out, she was of­ten asked where she got her jew­ellery. She ended up giv­ing them away, un­til she was scolded by fam­ily mem­bers for giv­ing away her ta­lent for free, and that she needed to turn it into a busi­ness ven­ture. The rest was his­tory.

Ad­mit­tedly, O’Sullivan did not start cre­at­ing jew­ellery just be­cause she wanted a new ring, but be­cause she loved art and she just be­lieved that this was another form of ex­pres­sion. She is also a dancer with L’Acadco and hopes to not only be a mem­ber of a top dance com­pany, but to own her own dance stu­dio.

Her dreams are not lim­ited to dance as she wants to ex­pand Fola Kreations, which she has started do­ing by adding hand­bags to her line. This, how­ever, was not of her own design.

“I needed a hand­bag and had some left­over leather that I could play around with. Then I posted it to my Instagram and Face­book pages and the or­ders just came rolling in,” O’Sullivan told Flair. That was how Fola Kreation’s Ragga­muf­fin line was started.

When it comes to her hand­bags, she is in­spired by or­ganic shapes and nat­u­ral tex­tures. She played around with sym­met­ric hand­bags but felt that she had to play with it a bit, adding

CON­TRIB­UTED

Fola Kreations Ragga­muf­fin hand­bag.

Give your fin­gers a touch of art with these rings cour­tesy of Fola ations Kreations.

This beau­ti­ful turquoise set is a must-have.

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