I’ve all the time personally believed within the energy of knickknack—that it’s the spine of my wardrobe. The artwork of sporting your items lives in the way you layer, from easy to statement-making; it elevates and transforms a glance. My favourite outfits all the time find yourself being the well-accessorized ones that transport me to a different place and time; it’s this sentiment that impressed the designs of my very first, limited-edition jewellery and hair equipment design collaboration with main luxurious equipment designer, Jennifer Behr.
I’ve admired Jennifer’s whimsical creations for shut to 6 years. I used to be initially drawn to her assortment when looking for hair equipment for my wedding ceremony. After we lastly met final Fall on the Dior Exhibit in Brooklyn Museum, we bonded over a shared love of all issues romantic, whimsical, ornate and chic. There are some individuals you’re drawn to from an inspiration standpoint and Jennifer’s considerate craftsmanship and ethereal attraction have all the time captured my artistic eye.
The 2 of us met for lunch at Frenchette this previous January and located ourselves sharing tales about our favourite travels via the years. From Provence to Portofino and Capri, we had been reminiscing about our ardour for journey and the thrill we shared for dressing up for the adventures summer time would maintain.
It was this dialog and our mutual love of knickknack that introduced the gathering to life. I used to be completely beside myself when Jennifer proposed we design one thing collectively. I’ve all the time dreamed of someday designing jewellery – in actual fact, it’s a part of the explanation we moved to New York 4 years in the past however I’ll save that story for one more time. My actual response to Jennifer was “effectively you don’t should twist my arm!”
We started the design course of a couple of months in the past in Jennifer’s Brooklyn workplace. I introduced a handful of sketches to encourage every design and we used filigree and floral parts as a nod to the French and Italian Springtime gardens and museums I like to discover.
The gathering was constructed on the notion that the fitting pair of earrings, bow or barrette can utterly rework an outfit. We created one thing small but stunning that may be worn endlessly for any variety of events—from day-to-day so far evening and summer time celebrations. And naturally, summer time is the right time to launch as a result of jewellery is the right accent for touring!
Jennifer additionally opened up her archives as there’s one piece specifically that related the 2 of us a few years in the past – The Shanna – we thought it could be enjoyable to create a brand new design impressed by this iconic piece!
My favourite half was constructing every bit, enjoying with the design parts, particularly including within the pearl particulars which are impressed by the seashores of summer time.
One very sentimental aspect to the gathering is a rosebud. It’s designed after my grandmother’s vintage ring she gave me a few years in the past. It’s so particular to include this into the design and to have the ability to share it with every of you.
Jennifer and I can’t wait to share extra with you all! Merely romantic and harking back to our favourite journey locations, this 8-piece assortment is the right complement to any summer time wardrobe—irrespective of the place you’re headed.
The Jennifer Behr x Jenny Cipoletti assortment will launch for a restricted time on Thursday, June 9 on JenniferBehr.com, with items beginning at $198. If you wish to be the primary to achieve entry to the gathering, you’ll want to join right here for the entire updates as we roll them out over the following few weeks!