adornment for the modern goddess
powered by the influence of the sun + moon (selene)
astrology + beyond
this design studio was launched by me, Brittanny (Phipps) DeRaffele, and based out of my home workspace in Richmond, Va.
with my degree from Radford University in fashion merchandising + design, and a minor in studio art + metalsmithing,
I began the brainstorm after graduation of how to merge the two into a career.
after 3+ years of working under my namesake, I was designing and creating pieces that I envisioned the ancient goddesses
would wear in modern day. as a Cancer, a moonchild summer sign, I've always been influenced by the sun and moon in my work and life.
SELENE, the goddess and ancient personification of the moon, had been a driving force behind my work from the beginning of this design journey,
and in January 2017, SUN & SELENE was born.
each piece is hand fabricated, hammered, polished, and finished using recycled metals and responsibly sourced gemstones.
an ever growing collection
to effortlessly adorn + empower