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Natural Beauty

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Natural beauty comes in all forms, in the bareness of a woman’s face, the sweeping landscape of our earth’s vistas, the colors of a sunset and in a precious metal that came crashing down to earth 4 billion years ago: GOLD. We talk about gold jewelry here a lot from what it means to us to where we wear it. I’m always inspired by what designers do with these natural elements, how they create magic with something that traveled across the universe and existed here before mankind.

Modeled by my own natural beauty muse Alli Lanier here are 5 new jewelry designers I’m finding inspiring these days to watch~

Temple St. Clair

Temple St. Clair began, like many great works of art, in Florence, Italy in 1986. A city where the namesake designer still draws inspiration from stating, “Each object that I create carries the soul of the history of the artisans of Florence.” With her signature cocktail rings, rock crystal amulets and elegant gold work, this very chic woman has created a line of jewelry that is collected by in-the-know women that appreciate the balance of art, history and craftsmanship.

Above cover~ 18K Gold Classic Horizontal Oval Ring with Blue Sapphire & Diamond Granulation

Below~ Royal Blue Moonstone & Diamond 18K Gold Bella Bangle

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Below~ 18K Gold Owl Face Post Earring with Diamonds

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Five Golden Rings…

I remember as a child believing in the magic of Christmas, the workshop of wonder hidden away up north where anything you could dream of was possible, the jolly bearded man with rose-colored cheeks and a boisterous laugh who was there thinking of you and your special gift that would be just perfect. Now I’m all grown up and although Santa does not magically bring me diamond tiaras (yes, that happened) the magic of Christmas wishing is not lost. Sometimes in my fantasies I dream of delicate little items, future heirlooms for unnamed children, and they float under a glass jar, so close but you can’t touch it… all you can do is hint, hint, hint and hope that someone you love is nearby to lift the glass and pick your perfect gift.

This #hintingseason I’m dreaming of something that will last forever, a piece of LoveGold jewelry that can come with a story, one filled with White Christmas mornings and cuddled fireside nights…

What are you hoping for this Christmas?

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Danielle & Laura Kosann

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Sisters. Businesswomen. Entrepreneurs. Manhattanites. The Kosann sisters are everything I love about young, smart women today. They can walk into a room, or in our case, our studio, and fill the air with conversations about their newly launched site, their inspiring mother, their favorite designers to wear and chef’s tables to dine at. We chatted endlessly about The New Potato, an online foodie destination the sisters launched this past May where they interview chefs, restaurateurs, celebrities, models, editors, personalities, you name it about something we all have in common – FOOD. Good food. All kinds of food.  My favorite feature of the site is the cityguide… curated by the people who know where to go. I think this is amazing and so useful!

They were on this day our muses.

Working with LoveGold we pulled amazing gold jewelry collections from designers like H Stern, Camilla Dietz Bergeron, Temple St. Clair and even their own mother, Monica Rich Kosann with her nostalgic jewelry designsHere is an intimate look at sisters carving a life into the new potato in black, white & GOLD.

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above and cover image: Danielle (left) wears LOLA hat, Donna Karan suit, Camilla Dietz Bergeron necklace, Slane ring; Laura wears Prabal Gurung dress, Temple St. Clair ring (index finger), H Stern Ring (middle finger), Camilla Dietz Bergeron earrings, Camilla Dietz Bergeron brooch

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above: Laura wears Donna Karan blazer, Zac Posen skirt, Camilla Dietz Bergeron choker, Monica Rich Kosann necklaces

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Hollywood Glamour

I know when you think of Hollywood you think of the silver screen, but on my most recent trip to LA for Oscars weekend, it was more of a golden moment. And who is Hollywood’s golden girl? Marilyn Monroe, of course.

Thanks to LoveGold we had the privilege of accessing Fred Leighton’s vintage collection of gold jewelry so we could be inspired by glamour through the ages. These one of a kind vintage pieces have been worn by Hollywood’s royalty such as Nicole Kidman, Tilda Swinton, and Amy Adams. Styled by Kelly Framel with the help of our beautiful muse, model and actress Estella Warren, we strived to recreate the feminine glamour and playfulness that is so classically Marilyn, so captivatingly Hollywood and made of gold.

Above: Fred Leighton 22K yellow gold flower brooch by Zolotas (previously owned by Jackie O!!), Pale Pink Cocktail Dress by Peter Som

Above & Below: Fred Leighton 18K yellow gold scaled hoops by Cartier, rock crystal and yellow gold cocktail ring by David Webb, White Angelic Top by Badgley Mischka

Above: Fred Leighton 18K yellow gold mesh sculpted swallow evening bag by LaCloche (worn by the lovely Amy Adams at the 80th Annual Academy Awards), Baby Blue Dress & Coat by Donna Karan

Above & Below: Fred Leighton yellow gold and diamond winged victory brooch by Gaucherand Paris, 18K yellow gold and diamond retro cuff bracelet (worn by Maggie Gyllenhaal at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards), White Winged Cocktail Dress by Prabal Gurung

Above & Below: Fred Leighton pair of Victorian yellow gold, blue enamel tracery flower motif bangles, Golden Goddess Gown by Marchesa

 

Shot on Oscar weekend at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood featuring Fred Leighton vintage jewelry, starring  the beautiful Estella Warren, Styled by Kelly Framel, Makeup by Patty Bunch for Benefit Cosmetics, Hair by Sam DiVine, Photography by yours truly~

Editorial made possible and very special thanks for our collaboration with LoveGoldan amazing organization that show cases incredible jewelry, designers and fashion all centered around this precious metal. Sign up to be a part of their golden world for more beauty and inspiration than imaginable!



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