We’re no stranger to the energetic multi-hyphenate Steph Er, who has done pretty much everything under the sun, from running the now-defunct Sugarfin cafe to helming her own creative agency Cream Pie – all while hosting her podcast series Arch Conversation. Started in 2020, the latter sees her having an open discussion with guests on just about any relatable topics under the sun.
Er recently added another project under her belt: a partnership with homegrown jewellery brand ByCanary for a capsule collection titled Razor Sharp. Comprising a necklace and a pair of earrings, each piece is centred around a perfectly cut razor blade and is inspired by her belief in staying sharp and always staying on one’s toes.
“Considering how we live and work today, every job requires us to hold more than one role, and life expects you to always be on your toes,” says Er. “The Razor Sharp collection represents that: An individual who’s ready for anything work or life throws at you.”
Pieces in the collection are available in both white and yellow gold, bespoke with diamonds. Additionally, the earrings are each unique and tailored to the wearer’s fancy and can be engraved with the wearer’s initials.
Beyond the stylish designs, Steph is also championing a dear social cause with the project: 10 per cent of Razor Sharp’s proceeds will go to Big Love Child Protection Specialist Centre, a non-profit that helps families with child protection concerns. She explores these issues in the latest edition of Arch Conversation, which sees her diving deep into the theme of growing up, and features both children and professionals sharing their views on the struggles children face.
We sat down with Er for a chat on child safety, mental health, and the importance of tough conversations. Spoiler alert: read on for a special guest appearance by Ara, Er’s cheerful seven-year-old daughter.