Shirley Zago is a Canadian designer and the owner of G & G Designs. G & G stands for the names of her parents Gabriella and Gaetano who were immigrants to Canada from Italy. Her passion at this time is that of a jewellery designer who redesigns vintage jewellery to create one of a kind pieces. In studying the historical trends in fashion, she is intrigued by the timeless and classic styles of the 1940's and 50's and how fashion always tends to come full circle again.
Many changes in her life has led her to encompass the creative side of herself, specifically in the area of fashion and design. As a result was the 'Ceremonial/Jeweled Beach Sandal', that can be worn with or without shoes, and is like no other type of foot jewellery. She has created pieces that are elegant and dramatic to very casual. This has led her to the bridal industry, particularly aimed at the destination weddings, customizing jewellery for the entire bridal party. She creates jewellery that ranges from conventional to asymmetrical pieces.
She was fortunate to be a student of Eileen Raucher Sutton, of Sutton Art, an established New York City artist. She believes that it was through Eileen that she was able to first tap in to her unique creative core. Shirley is a member of the (TFI) Toronto Fashion Incubator.
After many career changes, she began her current jewellery design career by exposing her work at local markets and festivals. She was a vendor at the Western Canada Fashion Week in 2010 and the Cosmopolitan Make-up Artistry College featured her jewellery for their competition in the event. The Works Art and Design Festival in Edmonton was also a success and her 'Ceremonial/Jeweled Beach Sandal' was well received at this Festival. Shirley's jewellery was featured on the cover and throughout Blush, Edmonton's Wedding and Lifestyle Magazine. Her last show was in September at The Bridal Conference in Edmonton. Recently, she entered AIN, 1st annual accessory competition in Dallas, Texas. She brings to the fashion world something new to adorn the human body by redesigning jewellery with history behind it.
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