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August 22 2014

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12 posts tagged "Eugenie Niarchos"

Haute Bijoux and a Gemstone Phone

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During the Fall ’13 Couture shows, which wrapped in Paris this weekend, houses debuted their jaw-dropping, and often blinding, haute joaillerie collections. Aside from a prominent seventies vibe, one thing came through loud and clear in the season’s jewelry presentations: a return to the statement stone (or perhaps we should say stones). Tina Isaac rounds up the most brilliant baubles from Dior, Chanel, Boucheron, Versace, and more, below.

A Cher Dior bracelet CHER DIOR:“I always create families, so I think of these pieces as the babies of Dear Dior,” said Victoire de Castellane during a preview of her new line of high jewelry for the house, which she has dubbed Cher Dior. “I was thinking of specific words—like “fascinating,” “sparkling”—and thinking about how to render those in gems.” True to de Castellane’s style, the resulting 21 pieces are “classic without being classic”—an array of symmetrically designed, smaller, lighter wares with colorful center stones, lacelike settings, and surprising color combinations. Take, for example, the Exquise Emeraude earrings, whose central gemstones mismatch, or the riot of colored sapphires in the Majestueuse Multicolore necklace. The Jardin Avec Fleurs earrings, whose floral design and pastel colors seem lifted straight out of the eighteenth century, were de Castellane’s starting point and remain her favorite. “It’s like a game,” she said. “These are pieces that you can wear without ever getting bored.”

Boucheron Perles D'Eclat RingBOUCHERON: This year, Boucheron, the first jeweler to open shop on the Place Vendôme, is celebrating its 120th anniversary at that address. Because the light is particularly beguiling in its south-facing atelier, head jewelry designer Claire Choisne has devised an eight-chapter story—one episode for each of the eight facets of the Place Vendôme—dubbed the Hôtel de la Lumière. One of her masterpieces picks up on a 1948 latticework necklace in sapphire and diamonds, while completely modern rock-crystal pieces are inlaid with pavĂ© diamonds. The Perles d’Eclat necklace, for example, features large rock-crystal beads held together by the diamond slices that the house pioneered; the beads gradually progress from frosted to transparent, and inside the transparent ones sits a 3-D bouquet of diamonds.

One of Chanel's haute lionsCHANEL: Gabrielle Chanel was known to say that she was “a worker bee born under the sign of Leo.” Because the powerful, protective beast is also the symbol of Venice, where the designer traveled to recover from Boy Capel’s death, and because the house recently signed on to sponsor the restoration of the winged lion atop St. Mark’s Basilica, Chanel presented the timely Sous le Signe du Lion, a 58-piece collection inspired by the majestic feline. Pieces ranged from literal (a diamond-covered Lion Céleste which, extrapolated from the Venice city insignia, shows the beast in profile with his paw atop a sizable diamond) to the CGI-worthy (Lion Mosaique features a lion’s head emerging in three-quarter profile from a gemstone background). The Lion San Marco ring, created in tribute to St. Mark’s Basilica, is carved from a piece of lapis lazuli and set in gold and platinum with a center diamond. Only five of these were produced, and they sold out well before couture week began. Continue Reading “Haute Bijoux and a Gemstone Phone” »

Ask The Experts:
What Are You Snapping Up This Summer?

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For our latest Shopping Guide, senior market editor Marina Larroude asked a fresh round of style insiders for their ultimate summer picks. This season, designers Eugenie Niarchos, Sara Battaglia, and Jen Kao, stylist Catherine Baba, models Caroline Brasch Nielsen and Alexandra Richards, editors Victoria Young (of Love), Julia Sarr-Jamois (of Wonderland), and Miroslava Duma, and consultant Ramya Giangola fill us in on the Tom Ford cat-eyes, Dries Van Noten kimonos, crochet bikinis, and Louis Vuitton fans they can’t do without—plus a few occasionally surprising details about themselves.

Who drinks almond milk and vodka when the thermostat climbs? Who counts Nancy Reagan as an early style icon? Read on for more.

Click here to visit the Summer Shopping Guide >

Above, left to right: Victoria Young, Caroline Brasch Nielsen, Julia Sarr-Jamois, Catherine Baba, and Caroline Sieber, all shot by Tommy Ton.

Photos: Tommy Ton

Down The Rabbit Hole…

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Halloween: the new three-day weekend. The fashion set donned its costumes (what, you think professional dressers content themselves with just one?) for 72-plus hours of revelry. And while some were skimpy and some were envy-inducing (we’re looking at you, Karmen Pedaru in Altuzarra), many were flat-out great, from Eddie Borgo as Pee-wee Herman to Prabal Gurung as Marc Jacobs to Brad Goreski as blogger Tavi Gevinson to Eugenie Niarchos as Alice (of Wonderland fame, complete with white rabbit). Check out our complete Halloween roundup, and let us know: Who had the best costume of the night?

Photos: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com (Gurung, Niarchos, Borgo); Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene (Goreski)

Blasblog: Spotting Spots At The Valli Dinner

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Someone once told me that John Fairchild would famously tell his WWD-ers the following when it would come to confirming fashion directions: “Twice is a coincidence, three times is a trend.” Well, last night at an intimate dinner for Giambattista Valli at Kaviar Kaspia, I had all three in one go: Margherita Missoni, Tatiana Santo Domingo, and Eugenie Niarchos all showed up wearing various incarnations of the exact same Valli leopard print. Turns out the three recently became sartorially bonded following a wild couple of days playing dress-up at the insane hippie art fest in the Nevada desert that is the Burning Man festival a few weeks ago. (I’m sure that was a sight to see.) They claimed it’s the same reason they showed up earlier on Tuesday at the Valentino show in matching goofy glasses. “It was the most amazing time of my entire life, and I really mean that,” Missoni told me, more than once. Niarchos added: “I still have dreams about it.”

 

Photo: Derek Blasberg

Blasblog: Packing For Paris, Finalizing The Fêtes

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When I opted out of Milan fashion week, I felt a bit pleased with myself. Post-London, seeing my colleagues pack their bags for yet another foreign city to stay in another hotel and see more fashion shows, I was happy to come home and recharge. But as I got the late-night texts and saw the shows here on Style.com, I started to feel left out. Maybe that’s why I’m raring to go to Paris tomorrow night for another week of fun, fashion, and fabulous parties.

Speaking of the latter, as I look at the schedule, I’m particularly intrigued. Here we are still in a recession and hearing tales of the industry’s economic woes, but I’ve got a full roster of late-night revelry. It starts with a Montblanc fête on October 1 and ends with a private cocktail at the Ritz (oh, how I’ve missed the Ritz!) hosted by Eugenie Niarchos for Repossi jewels. Sandwiched in between are nonstop party hops.

My top three? First, there’s Chrissie Miller’s Sophomore party at Le Baron on Saturday night. (Last year she introduced me to none other than Pamela Anderson. I’m curious to see who she’s got up her sleeve this time.) Then there’s Mario Testino’s book launch of MaRio de Janeiro (ha!) on Monday night. Finally, there’s another Fendi fête. Last season, Karl and co. hired Beth Ditto to perform and writhe around in barely a stitch while Kate and co. watched in shock and awe. Who have they got this time? It’s a surprise. Check back here for that tidbit and of course all the best parties and pics from the City of Light!

Photos: Craig Arend/Altamira NYC and Courtesy of Fendi