Lorri McPherson || Socialites Guest Designer

May 17, 2018

Erstwilder Guest Designer Lorri McPherson


The following is a guest post from our South American Socialites guest designer, Lorri McPherson. And before you learn a little about Lorri we just wanted to say congratulations to Lorri on the most wonderfully quirky collection of characters. Many of you may not know this but we weren't on the look out for new design team members when Lorri came along. We received a message out of the blue one day, with a fully prepared collection presentation down to the design names! It was love at first site for us at HQ and we knew right then and there that we were going help Lorri bring her vision to life.


Okay, over to Lorri :) 


Hi Erstwildians! My name is Lorri and I’m a graphic designer from Sydney. One day I might be designing for corporate clients and the next I’ll be working with musicians and performing arts organisations – but every day I’ll be wearing a brooch! I’m a fanatical collector, so designing for Erstwilder has been a dream come true! I love the personality brooches bring to any outfit – my favourite pieces include Giggles the Gorilla and Brian B. Quaid, but I’m always on the edge of my seat to see what’s coming out next, and it’s such a thrill to see my own designs come to life and venture out into the world!


I’m mad about creatures great and small, so whenever I travel I’m on the lookout for inspiration. When I’m not designing, I’m spoiling my guinea pigs, going to galleries or the theatre, making polymer clay jewellery or creating content for the Facebook page Patrice the Guinea Pig. The Erstwilder community is amazing, and I’m so delighted to be able to be able to take my love-affair with brooches to the next level!


  Photos of Lorri McPherson - Erstwilder Designer



Shop the South American socialites collection now!


You can find her on Instagram @lorridmcpherson

*Please note that our current roster for designers is full and as much as we'd like to we cannot accept new designers on our team at present. That said, if you have any ideas you'd love to see brought to life as Erstwilder pieces please don't hesitate to email us at hello@erstwilder.com.

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All about the Okapi BUTT!!

This cute forest giraffe or Okapi brooch is lovely in her colour mix of red, pink and white stripes. Her sweet nature arrived well packaged and presented with no resin issues BUTT beware her delicate toes as they may get caught on your clothing. She was the second one I spotted after the Finicky Fennec because of her colour and BUTT appeal. I'm in love!!

Elsa goes with everything!

I have a couple of your pieces that I adore, but this britches by far is my favorite! I get compliments where ever I go! Thank you so much for making such unique and beautiful pieces!


This piece is absolutely amazing - it is 4 layers thick in some parts, and even the resin on the back is gorgeous. The layered green "leaves" ensures depth and contrast, and the speckled gold is a lovely added feature. I've never seen the resin used in the trunk and I hope they use it more. I was pleasantly surprised to find the cut out at the bottom leans a little purple, again it provides amazing contrast. I wore this out to a birthday dinner the day it got it and it's possibly my favourite from this release (which was a rather difficult choice as I purchased 8 from this range).


I was very excited to open my beautifully packaged parcel & explore my (not sure if I can part with any as gifts!) 4 new brooches! All beautifully designed & well made. I love the choice for my lucky dip too!


Such a great idea. No more holes in my blouses

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