Category Archives: JEWELRY
The new collection is simply stunning! You can look at the interview I did with Noor a while back for my blog here: http://sarabrajovic.com/2011/06/interview-from-beirut-noor-fares/
Nature morte II- Natasha Zinko jewelry, Osman for Manolo Blahnik shoes and Celine clutch, Roksanda Ilincic skirtLeave a comment
Aimie started designing jewellery in 1985 and she designed for some of the most prestigious fashion houses including Givenchy and Karl Lagerfeld. She launched her own line now recently and it is absolutely stunning! My favourite is the City cuff in gold which I am wearing in the picture above. Buy it from http://www.aimiemaston.com/
Ring: Erickson Beamon
Brazilian born with Germany background Patricia Beck, was fascinated by the beauty of bones. Patricia is inspired by the curve and lines of bones producing modern jewelry translating the philosophy of old “Bones” for to the contemporary environment. Now her pendant is something I wear every day with every outfit and the mermaid bracelet (available in gold and silver) is such a statement piece in my warderobe.
Necklace party- Statement jewellery layering- all about the length and making a sculpture on your neckLeave a comment
Goodbye summer collage- in Erdem top, Tibi top, Louboutin shoes,Viktor &Rolf trousers, Erickson Beamon necklaceLeave a comment
Vogue Festival opening Party Cyber Mermaid Outfit to complement technology debate Tibi Fall 2012 top and Erickson Beamon and Zara necklaceLeave a comment
Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman and Perry Oosting, president of Festival’s sponsors Vertu hosted a private Vogue Festival opening party – also we got to listen to Nathalie Massanet, Erdem and Alexandra’s live debate whether technology shapes desire or desire shapes technology. Lovely evening!
The phone- neon Christian Louboutin, Marni top, Erickson Beamon necklace shop here Erickson Beamon
Ear piece by Top Shop in stores now ( you don’t have to pierce your upper ear for this earring, pheuuuwww) and large SS 2012 earrings by Marni (clip on)…fun ear party! When worn together: it plays down the elegant look of Marni earrings and gives a bit of punk chic. Shop Marni here Marni
SS 2012 Tory Burch earrings
Don’t particularly follow trends when I dress …but always rejoice when a trend happens to be what I love to wear…chunky, big earrings! Bliss.
Earring 1: Marni Earring 2:Suzanna Dai Earring 3: Suzanna Dai you can buy these on http://boticca.com/ Earring 4: Natasha Zinko Earring 5: Oscar de la Renta
SS 2012 Missoni Earrings Read more
One of America’s quintessential style-makers comes up with costume jewelry line for www.yoox.com . A truly inspiring trendsetter, Iris has always been devoted to ignoring trends and for such a small lady in size her influence is great. Her jewelry is big too! Great statement pieces for your warderobe. Read on to see more pieces from her beautiful collections that you can buy from www.yoox.com Vintage. Read more
Here is the wonderful SS 2012 collection from my friend, London based designer Saloni. The amazing shoes are a collaboration between Saloni and Charlotte Olympia and the wonderful jewellery was designed by Saloni herself. Babes love this collection! Read on for more images from the collection. Read more
So here is a wonderful mask I picked up at an antique shop on London …and it’s rocking now the Dannijo chunky necklace which you can buy on Net-a-Porter here Dannijo . Could have never dreamed how great life would be once out of the shop. As for the TOAD stencil (the canvas in the background)…where I bought it will stay a secret for now. A girl has got to have her secrets. Sorry.
I featured this necklace in my Outfit section- Flower Diamonds- in June before it was out in the stores. I saw it physically today in the Giorgio Armani store and it is as beautiful as it is in the picture. Also it’s so easy to wear, not too heavy , fits perfect around the chest. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Incredible costume jewelry…make any outfit absolutely FABulous. And guess what- can’t find it anywhere to buy online so you are going to have to get off your chair, switch that computer off and take a little trip to the store. No, I do not encourage consumerism. Me? Naaaaaah. Read on to see the outfit I proposed with the necklace or just open the Outfits section on my blog and look for it Read more
I love working with Patrick Demarchelier. He makes you look stunning. He has such an enormous talent and is such a kind person. I will never forget our first shoot together, in St Barths, Patrick if you are reading this wink wink wink! Again an amazing shoot for US Vogue this time. Thank you to such a great team! The gorgeous dress is by Lanvin….and of course the rings are by my favourite jewelry brand in the world …REPOSSI! I won’t mention the 7 million dollar jewelry I am wearing around my neck….Shame you can’t see my shoes- I wore the Erdem black and red velvet platforms.
You can never have too many tunics…Bally tunic, Iris Apfel necklace, Bottega Veneta clutch, Hermes bracelet and Orthodox iconLeave a comment
A beautiful tunic from Bally – colour and cut. Perfect canvas for accessorising with statement necklaces- this Iris Apfel necklace is just incredible. A post with all of Iris’ products coming up soon. I would wear this again with thick black tights- a kind of Twiggy 60′s look. I am Serbian Orthodox hence the icon. Duh. The Hermes bracelet is the second Hermes item I received from my mother (the first being the Kelly bag)- bless her for setting the standards so incredibly high – back in the 90′s. I have to say- she did a lot of fine tuning with me-from books to film to art to fashion. We would disagree mostly on the white blouses, skirts and thin tights outfits which I hated wearing and had to when we were out together. She saw it fit for a young “Carole Bouquet”. Catherine Deneuvish look was euuuuuuuuuw please not for me mum. I had to wear this in boarding school to church on sunday. I loved my sneakers, trousers and sweaters. However I took an instant liking to the bracelet – it blinged up my then Parisian tomboy style. And the love affair continues……Forgot to mention the Bottega Veneta clutch- just super useful for ANY evening outfit. Bla bla bla..enough.
You can buy the tunic and clutch on Net a Porter Bally Bottega Veneta and Iris Apfel will soon be available on YOOX vintage @ www.yoox.com
I know it’s been a very warm September so far but we all have to get ready for the cold weather… read on for more pictures…
Again a post about Marni- it is my favourite brand. These Marni shoes are one of the best shoes for Fall 2011 season. In stores now….You can buy them on Net-a-Porter Marni shoes . I like to wear them with black opaque tights and a tunic- a very 60′s Twiggy feel but with a diamante twist.
“Gladiator” rings? 1st ring- Vintage from NYC market, 2nd ring- Sonia Rykiel, 3rd ring- Repossi for Zadig&Voltaire, 4th ring Vintage from Paris market
You can buy the Repossi for Zadig&Voltaire ring here: http://www.zadig-et-voltaire.com/eu/en/eshop-accessories/gaia-repossi/ring-woman-bague-double-noir-black.html
I remember seeing Mallarino jewelry for the first time. My journalist friend asked me if I minded that a friend of hers joins us for lunch and there it was- I saw this beautiful ring sitting on her pinkie finger. Gold, small, delicate and beautiful. This is when I met Lucia Bueno Mallarino , the designer behind the jewelry brand Mallarino. Amazing girl and such a talented designer! The artisans that make Lucia’s designs use a delicate technique of filigree which consists in hand- sewing jewels with a silver thread and requires extraordinary manual skills and the love and knowledge of noble materials. The tight relationship she has with the artisans is key to bringing the best of both worlds into her unique jewellery. We talk about her jewelry, Paris favourites(where she lives) and just all things girlie…. Read more
I am very happy to be able to talk to the jeweller to the stars Loree Rodkin in person. I always thought that her designs were incredibly clever and visionary. She created the “bondage ring” some 18 years ago, a long time favourite of mine, which set this trend in jewelry making. We can see this trend present in many jewelry collections today whether it’s fine jewelry or fashion jewelry. The designs of Loree’s jewelry tickle my fascination with the occult. Loree is a true rock’n'roll chic at heart, a true eccentric, an avid collector of vintage jewelry and medieval armour… prime example where creativity sees no boundaries. She explains to me how she gets inspiration, her unusual beginning is jewelry making, why Michelle Obama and Elizabeth Taylor collected her jewelry and much more….
Jewelry making started off as a hobby for you. How did it all take off and when did you create your first collection?
Jewelry has been a passion of mine since I was a little girl. Instead of Barbies it was jewelry. My mother would give me jewelry and I’d already had an opinion about it whether I liked it or not. Later on in my life whilst I was managing actors I became close with Robert Downey Jr. who was a client. He had a very turbulent existence and an addiction to substances. I was babysitting him. Since I did not drink or do drugs I would make jewelry to keep myself awake at night to watch over him.
In 1988 I made a diamond skull ring which was noticed by the owner of the influential Maxfield boutique in West Hollywood. My first collection was launched and sold out.
Meet the Dannijo girls….Danielle and Jodie.I’ve been a fan of their jewelry for quite some time and was excited to meet them at their showrom in the Meatpacking district in NYC. Their jewelry is unique- every piece feels like a sculpture . Absolutely in love with the oxydised silver Kalbari necklace below. Chunky silver and colourful at the same time. Perfect match.
It can do wonders to any outfit, be it a summer long boho dress, jeans shirt and shorts decontracte look, a smart white blouse or a simple black dress. The combinations are endless…. wearing mine non stop- I only take it off when I sleep.
How did you get into jewelry making? We grew up in Jacksonville, FL by the beach. We were always really creative from a young age. Jodie used to make cool beaded jewelry and once I found my dad’s medical tools, I taught myself how to wirework. We started collaborating and our designs got more and more intricate. We sold to local boutiques and ultimately our hobby turned into a business. Read more
Unusual materials, in this case vinyl is re-contextualized in sophisticated ways: necklaces are festooned with flowers made of recycled vinyl vintage records attached to resin chains.The vinyl is moulded hot to flower buds while the record trace is still visible. Very innovative use of materials. You can buy it on Marni’s virtual store www.marni.com . Prices from 127£ to £224 Read more
I’d like to introduce you to the very beautiful and talented jewelry designer Noor Fares. The whole N.oor collection and its different ranges can bee seen on http://www.noorfares.com/ . After having studied at Tufts university in the US, courses in fashion PR and journalism at London College of Fashion and graduating from GIA she decided to pursue her greatest passion: jewelry. We talk about her inspirations, collections and life in general….
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
My bio is on my website for anyone who cares to see it but when it comes to a personal look at myself, I consider myself to be like other women my age but with the added experiences of traveling. I am very fortunate to have seen a lot of the world and that has made all the difference to my outlook and personal style. At heart, I consider myself an artist that tends to view things around me from that perspective.
Eddie Borgo………amazing NY jewelry designer that fuses street with high end so perfectly! I’ve got an obsession with dog collar jewelry and padlocks-very authentic punk style, think Sid Vicious and Buzzcocks. Eddie Borgo takes these classic pieces to a new level- he gives them a subtle bling bling feel, statement jewelry yet not tacky. You can buy it on Net a Porter or directly from him: http://www.eddieborgo.com/Eddie_Borgo_Jewelry_Designer_Shop.html
Five exclusive ring and cuff designs have been created by Gaia Repossi, visionary Artistic Director of Maison Repossi on Paris’s historic Place Vendôme. Gaia’s designs for Zadig & Voltaire are feminine, yet powerful, in her instantly-recognisable and dramatic style. Lace-like patterns wrap around, envelop and elongate fingers and wrists in black gold and rhodium-plated silver. Inspired by native American ethnic tribes, these pieces make reference to the ancient worlds of desert inhabitants: Navaho, Cherokee, Cheyenne and Hopi. Like abstract tatoos, or open, mosaic-like, Indian body painting, occasional delicate wings alight on arm and hand.
Cora Sheibani born Bischofberger is the daughter of the great art dealer Bruno Bishofberger who was immortalised on the silver screen by Dennis Hopper in Julian Schnabel’s 1996 film Basquiat. Yes. This charming family situation resulted in Cora collaborating with the world’s greatest artists -”for fun” -when she was four years old. The artists in question? Just to give you an idea – one was Jean Michel Basquiat .Francisco Clemente also did a portrait of her. Well we caught up at her home to chat about her magnificent jewelry line which is like herself unique and authentic. Be warned - big budgets apply but you do get real quality as it is hand made and you won’t see another person wearing the same piece as you. Also wearing pieces designed by someone who was exposed to master- pieces from early childhood and who constantly interacts with some of the most influential artists today is not a bad thing either.
How did you get into jewelry design?
Well, I don’t like most jewelry out there so I wanted to make jewelry I like. For example I bought two bronze antique rings and wore it when we were at school together. Then I wanted to get into packaging and design but realised I would be told what to do by the clients and my creativity would be halted. Also it would have involved a lot of time in front of the computer. I wanted to have complete creative freedom and yet be involved with a hands on approach. I studied at GIA in London. Read more
Supporting…The Kageno Project…The House of Repossi and Anouk Lepere are determined to help the children of RwandaLeave a comment
Gaia Repossi and Anouk Lepere are working with the Kageno non-profit organisation to help the children of Rwanda. The organisation aims to implement sustainable development in Rwanda and in Kenya by building hospitals, orphanages and schools for the children of these regions. Bracelets, cuffs and armbands will be made of braided rope by Rwanda ladies and Gaia Repossi and the House of Repossi workshops will embellish these pieces with fine silver and gold chains as well as with small precious rings. Anouk will be the muse of this limited tribal and ethnic collection which you will be able to buy at Collette in Paris from June 2011. Retail prices from € 190 and 350. All profits will go to the Kageno organisation. It is beautiful how this project combines the heritage and skill of different cultures to help the less fortunate ones. African children and women are in dire need of help … the least you can do is buy these beautiful pieces and make a little bit of a difference. Read more