Babyshambling Into Jewelry
If you’ve always hankered for a piece of fine jewelry designed by embattled rocker and erstwhile Kate Moss beau Pete Doherty, you’re in luck. The Babyshambles front man stopped by Joseph in London last night to unveil Albion Trinketry, the 15-piece range of unisex jewelry he created with Hannah Martin, the Cartier-trained jeweler who designs her own namesake collection and has collaborated in the past with fellow English youngbloods Hannah Marshall and Carolyn Massey. (Earlier this year, Doherty played the opening party of Joseph’s refurbished Avenue Montaigne store.) The collection includes pendants, necklaces, bracelets, and cuff links, many of them playing on cross and Art Deco-ish starburst motifs. “We wanted to offer jewelry that may have not been seen before by our customer. How often does one go into a jewelry store? Not often,” opined Joseph Group CEO Sara Ferrero. “We are opening up the opportunity to buy jewelry in a different way—fine jewelry being shown in a relaxed [and] non-intimidating environment.” That was yesterday. Doherty spent today in an environment a shade less relaxed: the courts, where, English tabs gleefully reported, he is due to face another round of charges.