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Chopard Watchmaking

As I walked through the rooms of Chopard’s watchmaking house in Switzerland I was struck by the interesting balance between man and time. Here were the artisans, these specialized skilled craftsmen working with precious metals in parts so tiny my naked eye could not see it. They are making time, they are making something that counts it beat by beat, but they are doing it by hand and they are doing it over months. Many of these skilled hands dance around the piece: building it from part to part, polishing each layer until it gleams, checking and double-checking for any flaws, carefully putting each tiny component together under a magnifying glass. As the watch comes together, the viewer can only stand in awe at this delicate harmony of machine and man. In a world where technology continues to take over more and more of our lives, it’s hard to believe that humans still play such a large part in this, the art of time.

But this – this is how Chopard makes a watch.

Watching the stunning L.U.C. watches (named for the founder, Louis-Ulysse Chopard) come to life gave me so much appreciation for Chopard’s devotion to quality. It was inspiring to watch mere men & women put these intricate and complex pieces together, more than beautiful watches but award-winning, certified time pieces to be cherished forever.

Come with me as we watch Chopard make an art of time…

  

  

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Power Player

Some find her too aggressive / she don’t know how to stop / cause she’s the kind that don’t look down until it’s from the top 

The many ways of dressing up gold… along with stylist Micaela Erlanger we are transforming our muse Devon into 5 different fall looks with amazing gold accessories each day this week. See previously, our Uptown Girl / Punk Princess / The Bohemian and today the:

Power Player

Show me the money! Power players don’t mess around when it comes to business or fashion. Strong lines, sharp tailoring, and her fierce stare stop us in our tracks, and her statement jewelry is just one more way she’s a sharp shooter.

above: Moschino striped double breasted jacket, Moschino slacks, Equipment button-down, Christian Louboutin shoes, Zoe Chicco earrings, David Yurman rings, Ana Khouri cuff, watch and brooch from Camilla Dietz Bergeron

above: Giorgio Armani white blazer, Giorgio Armani slacks, Stella McCartney tweed, Christian Louboutin black patent leather pumps, Zoe Chicco earrings, David Yurman ring, House of Waris cuffs

above: Salvatore Ferragamo black double breasted blazer with white pinstripe, black skirt with white pinstripes, black turtleneck, Ana Khouri earrings, collar and cuff, David Yurman rings, watch from Camilla Dietz Bergeron (same as cover image)

above: Moschino striped double breasted jacket, Moschino slacks, Equipment button-down, Christian Louboutin shoes, Zoe Chicco earrings, David Yurman rings, Ana Khouri cuff, watch and brooch from Camilla Dietz Bergeron

above: Giorgio Armani white blazer, Giorgio Armani slacks, Stella McCartney tweed, Christian Louboutin pumps,  Zoe Chicco earrings, David Yurman ring, House of Waris cuffs

Power Player for LoveGold starring Devon from Ford Models, Styled by Micaela Erlanger, Makeup by Bradford Knight, Hair by Ana Sicat, Shot on location in New York City’s Financial District

See the entire fall fashion series here or by girl:
Uptown Girl / Punk Princess / Bohemian Spirit / Power Chic / The Parisian

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Uptown Girl

Uptown girl / She’s my uptown girl / You know I’m in love / With an uptown girl…

Fall Fashion is dripping in gold…we got together with LoveGold and stylist Micaela Erlanger to put together a story of 5 different women’s styles for our new fall season. Each day this week we will take our muse Devon and dress her in fall trends from uptown chic to downtown punk. I can’t wait to hear which golden girl style you loved best!

Uptown Girl

The Park Avenue princess, she keeps it ladylike with multiple gold chains. It’s hard not to watch her sweep down the sidewalks of Upper Manhattan, wondering where she’s going today…

above: Celine pink long sleeve blouse, Zac Posen deep purple wool blazer with ruffle, deep purple wool pencil skirt, Sermoneta pink leather gloves, Steven Alan earrings, Monica Rich Kosann bracelets, David Yurman necklaces and rings, watch from Camilla Dietz Bergeron

above & below: Moschino tweed jacket with black leather collar and frayed edges, same with skirt, Yves St Laurent red button down, vintage red leather Hermes Kelly bag, Steven Alan earrings, David Yurman necklaces

above & below: Yves St Laurent brown button down, L’wren Scott green wool pencil skirt, Vintage leopard beret, Max Mara black suede square handbag, Pollini yellow patent leather pumps, Lanvin leopard gloves, earrings, rings, necklaces and watch as before, David Yurman necklace worn as bracelet

Uptown Girl for LoveGold starring Devon from Ford Models, Styled by Micaela Erlanger, Makeup by Bradford Knight, Hair by Ana Sicat, Animal Talent by Darryl, Shot on location in New York City

See the entire fall fashion series here or by girl:
Uptown Girl / Punk Princess / Bohemian Spirit / Power Chic / The Parisian

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amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala in Cannes

Photographs by Jamie Beck / Illustrations by Katie Rodgers for Ann Street Studio

Fashion Illustration

cover: Ana Khouri cuffs

Over the past few months, we’ve been swooning and sighing over some seriously gorgeous gold, thanks to our work with LoveGold, the organization that’s bringing gold jewelry back to the forefront of fashion.

In the spirit of instant information sharing in this digital age, they’re opening up the doors and allowing us live access to their exclusive gold-inspired runway show at amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala in Cannes. Curated by the one and only Carine Roitfeld, the show will feature a selection of gold dresses and high-carat gold jewelry from both legendary and emerging designers.

To celebrate this amazing sneak peek at some of the world’s most stunning gold pieces, we did a collaboration with fashion illustrator Katie Rodgers. The beautiful bracelets you see in the illustrations here are going to be part of the show on May 23, so make sure to log on and check it out with me and be gold with envy!

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