Margaretha Geertruida Zelle (aka Mata Hari) is a big inspiration on Priem’s work, “partly because of the jewelry she wore, which suited her extremely well, her erotic lifestyle and of course her life as a double spy and the fact that she was charged with high treason and subsequently executed. Not too common a lady,” explains the designer.
Death, taxidermy and the afterlife are all big themes that surround Priem’s designs. Her unique, one-of-a-kind pieces include a chandelier style necklace with a plastic pig head as well as rough edged silverware rings with gold embellishments set around deep coloured stones.
As if to explain this morbid fascination, Priem confesses: “Skulls and anything sinister really fascinated me as a child.” And that, is the innocent of appeal of Cat Prime in a nutshell.
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