The designer Julia Vallelunga founded La Raffinerie in 2009. After graduating in Economics and Politics at l'Université de Montréal, she worked as a lobbyist, an export adviser, and a business adviser for startups. Frustrated that her day job wasn't creative enough, Julia Vallelunga decided to launch her own business. Two years later, La Raffinerie jewelry is on sale in stores across Canada, Japan, New York and London. The designer is also the founder of À la Mode Montréal, a popular fashion blog in Quebec that attracts around 35 000 readers per month.
La Raffinerie's Fall/Winter 2011/2012 collection “Chic Bazaar”, crafted of ribbon, brass findings and vintage accents is inspired by the colorful authentic bazaars. The collection has a bohemian side as well an eclectic, modern touch, certain to add a punch to any outfit.
In 2011, La Raffinerie was proud to announce a new collaboration with Anthropologie, but you can come and get a piece from the designer herself, this weekend!