Launched in 2013; New York born, Egyptian-Dominican designer, Angie Marei reveals the darker side of luxury with Diaboli Kill Jewelry. A tie between sinister and sexy, the collection decorates from top to tip to toe and defines timeless elegance. Inspired by elements of past and present, the artist and her work, are catching the eye of both the publishing and performance industry. In the first few years, Diaboli Kill has garnered noteworthy press in the likes of: W Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Número Magazine and WWD. Flipping from page to pop culture princess, the luxe brand has been worn by musicians and style icons such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Jessie J and Demi Lovato.
With a degree in graphic design and an eclectic background of studies ranging from sculpture to illustration to art history and architecture, the Pratt Institute graduate spent years visually enhancing the advertising world of luxury fashion. Working as an art director with numerous leading advertising agencies in New York, Marei learned the tricks of the trade relative to branding, advertising and packaging design and worked to beautify a long list of luxury brands including: Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Max Mara, Estee Lauder and Movado. This unearthed a desire to sculpt something tangible beyond digital design. She rediscovered her love of jewelry, tracing back to her Egyptian ancestry and a family tradition of collecting gold and jewels. Studying under a master jeweler in NYC, she uncovered a passion for wax sculpting and metal smithing and began to build an archive of precious gemstones. A deep curiosity fulfilled. Pulling from a unique pool of inspiration, the artist channels the spirits from occult movies, old Hollywood and ancient Egypt and experiments with a hybrid of art deco and archeology to create a symphony of ominous opulence in her contemporary fine jewelry line. A line that promises comfort, confidence and class.
Carefully designed by Marei herself and hand-crafted by fine jewelers, the luxe-noir pieces bring quality, life, and sultrier dimensions to the artifacts of the old world, inviting the esoteric individual to unleash their inner dark-side in the present day. Triggered by play and tempted by power, the desire is like no other, the attraction undeniable.
Angie Marei is proud to present the revelation of dark luxury, with unique jewelry for both sexes that seduce the body and speak to the soul.
Photo by George Elder