11 posts tagged "Jen Kao"
My obsession with earrings as of late doesn’t seem to be fading anytime soon. I started slowly, first experimenting with the trend with the Repossi Berbere earring or my Ca & Lou custom piece. Later, I felt more confident and “upgraded” to bolder and bigger pieces, like these Tory Burch and Jen Kao pieces featured in my recent Red Carpet Jewelry feature. At a Noir Jewelry appointment this week, I fell in love with a new shape that looks like it crosses your ears, from the front to the back (pictured). It comes in white or black pavé crystals and looks pretty cool on! It has a bit of an edge to it and doesn’t look precious despite the shine of the gems. And this morning at the Lanvin Resort presentation, I spotted one of the models wearing a different style of earring in each ear. Apparently, Alber likes to mix and match earring styles, or have a girl wear only one earring at a time. Not sure I’m ready for that just yet, but who knows, in a couple of months I will probably try the Alber way and I promise to report back on how it goes.
Noir Jewelry pavé crystal earrings, $250, similar styles are available at www.noirjewelry.com.
Paper-Cut-Project designers Nikki Salk and Amy Flurry bring a whole new meaning to the phrase “look good on paper.” The Atlanta-based duo has designed paper art pieces for the likes of Hermès and Cartier, and tomorrow their elaborate creations will accessorize the looks on the runway at Jen Kao.
“It’s a weird kismet,” Kao tells Style.com. “Right after my last season, I was thinking about doing a paper-inspired collection, and the next day, out of the blue, I got a postcard from them about possibly collaborating.”
Salk and Flurry then went to work laboring on the pieces to add a bit of fantasy to Kao’s “streetwear-inspired” collection. “My collection is a balance between beautiful and enticing and dangerous,” Kao says. Tomorrow, watch for paper headdresses and a shoulder cage made with Bristol paper, glue, and an X-Acto knife, that’s it. “I have been working on one piece for two weeks, it’s insane,” Flurry says. “These are taking that long, yes, but the end result is crazy beautiful and it drives us to do what we do.”
Even the paper cuts don’t stop these two. “Yes, I have several,” Flurry says, laughing. “More than paper cuts, you get a callus because of working with an X-Acto knife.” Well, pain is beauty, right?
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.
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Above, left to right: Victoria Young, Caroline Brasch Nielsen, Julia Sarr-Jamois, Catherine Baba, and Caroline Sieber, all shot by Tommy Ton.