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45 posts tagged "Pamela Love"

Take Five: Pamela Love and Her Quiver of Arrows

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Fashion folk are a curious bunch, and we’ve found that they tend to collect equally curious things. In our new Take Five feature, we get the lowdown on our favorite industry personalities’ most treasured trinkets.

Pamela Love's Five Favorite Arrows

Arrows are a recurring motif in jewelry designer Pamela Love‘s work (evidence: the pendant on her new silver necklace that depicts a hand grasping three of them, and the pair of crystal arrows she crafted for a recent CFDA/Swarovski project). But for Love, the pointy projectiles aren’t just design elements—they’re tangible symbols that she’s treasured since before she can remember. “I’m not really sure why I gravitate to them,” said Love, who recalls digging arrowheads out of the ground as a child. “I love how they’re so strong and so delicate, and how they can mean so many different things. And I love what a beautiful shape they are,” she added. For those not in the know, Love explains that “two arrows crossing means peace and friendship, two arrows running parallel means war, and an arrow piercing a heart means love.”

Over the years, Love has amassed quite the collection of arrowheads, arrow trinkets, arrow tattoos (of which she has four), and actual arrows. “I have about twenty of those,” she said. “I don’t get too crazy.” Here, the designer discusses her five favorite arrow mementos with Style.com.

1. These are actual arrows. I can’t even remember where I got them—I pick up arrows in antique stores when I travel to the Southwest. These are two of my prettiest ones.

2. This is an antique Navajo ring that I got about ten years ago in New Mexico, during a road trip. It’s so tiny. I can only wear it on my pinkie. It has the two arrows crossing, which means peace and friendship, so it’s a really nice reminder. I used to wear it all the time, but I’m afraid I’m going to lose it—it’s very easy to lose a pinkie ring—so now it’s on display in my apartment.

3. This is a bundle of decorative brass arrows that I got about two months ago from my friend’s store The Hunt, on the Lower East Side. It’s a store that sells weird antique oddities. Again, it’s the arrows crossing, and I bought it from my friend, so I thought that was really special. It sits next to my bed.

4. This is a necklace by Aurélie Bidermann. I’m a really big fan of her work, and I just thought it was one of the most beautiful arrow pieces I had ever seen, and I had to have it. I bought it about two years ago, and I keep it on display in my apartment. The way it’s carved is so beautiful, so for me, it’s more of an object than a piece of jewelry.

5. This is a little copper box that has arrow detailing on the top. I keep it in my studio, next to my desk. One of my best girlfriends gave it to me with a present inside, but I actually liked the box better.

Photos: George Chinsee

Oh, the Places Lou Goes…

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Lou Dillon performing at Le BaronToday, Lou Doillon drops her new album, Places in the United States. And last night, the singer-cum-model-cum-socialite Parisienne (who happens to be the daughter of Jane Birkin) proved her transatlantic star power, packing New York’s Le Baron to what felt like well beyond capacity with a glittery Euro-American crowd.

Taking the stage with but one guitarist, Doillon belted out a selection of new tracks from Places with a surprisingly American twang. She was soulful, clear, and melancholic, but still coolly detached in the way only a messy-haired Frenchwoman can be.

“I’ve been a fan of Lou’s for a really long time,” said Pamela Love, who hosted the event, which was part of Absolut Vodka’s Encore Sessions. Between embraces with Olivier Zahm, the designer added, “I love her style, everything about her, in addition to her music.” When pressed as to the presence of musical inspirations in her bohemian designs, Love replied, “Musicians almost always anchor my stylistic jump-offs—it’s the way they carry themselves.”

Photo: Jen Maler

The CFDA’s Big Winners Revealed

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Lazaro Hernadez  and Jack McCollough  take a bow after their Fall '13 showThe CFDA Awards, which, sponsored by Swarovski, will be broadcast tomorrow morning exclusively on Style.com, were held tonight at Alice Tully Hall, and we’ve got to say, it was a particularly competitive year. Honorees Riccardo Tisci, Vera Wang, Colleen Atwood, Oscar de la Renta, and our very own Tim Blanks all took home their much-deserved trophies, and winners of the CFDA’s Womenswear, Menswear, and Accessory Designer of the Year Awards, as well as the Swarovski Emerging Designer Awards, were announced. Congratulations to this year’s victors, all of whom are listed below.

 

 

 

WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernadez for Proenza Schouler

MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Thom Browne

ACCESSORIES DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Phillip Lim for 3.1 Phillip Lim

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR WOMENSWEAR
Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis for Suno

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR MENSWEAR
Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne for Public School

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR ACCESSORY DESIGN
Pamela Love

Photo: Marcus Tondo/ GoRunway

Meet the Nominees with Swarovski

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The CFDA Fashion Awards are set for June 3 (tune in the following morning to watch the exclusive broadcast here, on Style.com), and to introduce the designers nominated for the 2013 Swarovski Awards, the crystal house has created a trio of films. In the weeks leading up to the ceremony, we’ll be debuting the shorts. Next up are the nominees for Swarovski’s Award for Accessory Design. Get better acquainted with Irene Neuwirth, Pamela Love,
and Jennifer Meyer, above.

TenOverSix Trots to Texas

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TenOverSix's  Dallas store

As one of the leading retail destinations in Los Angeles, TenOverSix—founded by Kristen Lee and Brady Cunningham—has garnered a cult following with its tightly edited mix of designers (think Jesse Kamm, Jenni Kayne, THVM, Alasdair, Maison Kitsuné, and beyond). Now, Lee and Cunningham have brought their cleverly cool curation to the Lone Star state, selecting Dallas’ recently renovated Joule Hotel for the location of their second outpost. Mimicking the L.A. store’s eclectic white-and-wood interior, the more-than-550-square-foot Dallas boutique is filled with an ample array of wares by up-and-coming designers, established indie labels, and high-profile brands. With the Dallas set in mind, Lee and Cunningham have stocked a ready supply of cocktail dresses and filled their Lucite display boxes with both subtle and statement jewelry from the likes of Mociun, Lizzie Fortunato, and Pamela Love. Staying true to their signature edit, the pair has made sure to bring along their best-selling stock of Karen Walker, Vena Cava, and Rachel Comey, as well as pieces exclusive to the new location.

 

In addition to the main store, Lee and Cunningham have created TenOverSix Presents—an updated take on a hotel gift shop, which, set in the Joule’s lobby, offers a quirky mix of gifts, accessories, and essentials. Only at TenOverSix can one find toothbrushes, a birdcage necklace, and a pig-shaped fruit basket all in the same place.

 

TenOverSix is open now at the Joule Hotel, located at 1511 Commerce St. Dallas, TX 75202

Photo: Courtesy of TenOverSix