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Nouveau Spotlight: Two Dazzling Days of Fine Jewelry Inspiration

Posted in Nouveau Spotlight with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2015 by James Field

Hello darlings! Long time no post huh? I feel terrible that I have not written anything in a few months, so what better way to make me feel better that a jewelry post!

This past weekend I received press passes to attend the New York Antique and Fine Jewelry show at the Metropolitan Pavilion and the JANY Jewelry Trade show at the Jacob Javitz center. It was two days packed full of 18th century old mine cut diamonds the size of goose eggs, South Sea pearls, Brazilian and Colombian emeralds that looked like green pieces of candy and design inspiration all around.

This piece was the first to catch my eye. With its Indian influences featuring beautiful emeralds, freshwater pearls and diamonds sets in white gold it was a great way to kick off the show.

This piece was the first to catch my eye. With its Indian influences featuring beautiful emeralds, freshwater pearls and diamonds sets in white gold it was a great way to kick off the show.

The show began with a beautiful set of white gold tassel necklaces done with diamonds, smooth green emeralds and pearls. The shows themselves were very vast, filled with vendor upon vendor eager to present his treasure trove. One mistake I made was showing too much interest in a particular diamond feather brooch, upon after which I read the price tag of $15,000 I quickly walked away chuckling to myself lol.

A display featuring a glittering array of pieces with classic charm. My favorite is the Art Deco emerald and diamond brooch.

A display featuring a glittering array of pieces with classic charm. My favorite is the Art Deco emerald and diamond brooch by Harry Winston.

Harry Winston without a doubt is one of my favorite houses when I think of classic jewelry design. This display was filled with fabulous pieces including a few by Tiffany & Co.

This young girl looked amazing in this diamond and emerald necklace, I had to take a picture.

This young girl looked amazing in this diamond and emerald necklace, I had to take a picture.

 

As I walked along with my grandmother Ellen, I spotted this young girl wearing this fantastic emerald and diamond number. I immediately ran over and introduced myself and asked for a photo for my blog.

This Opal and diamond set was incredible!

This Opal and diamond set was incredible!

The shows was a fantastic way to spend the weekend, and such a inspiration boost for my collection. Stay tuned as I continue to work on samples hoping to launch a full line very, very soon 🙂

Thankyou for reading as always!

JF

Topic: Company Of We on New York Magazine

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2009 by James Field

 

“Company of We Are Menswear’s Newest Design Darlings”

Article By: New York Magazine

Menswear line Company of We is about to explode. Sure, people always say that. But this brand is selling like hotcakes with very little press, no huge presentation, and they just launched in June of this year. Helmed by Jayzel Samonte (a writer) and Christopher Crawford (of Christopher Deane and Sophia Eugene), the line’s ultimate goal is to offer well-crafted clothes to guys who “aren’t about to drop $700 for a pair of shorts,” as Crawford puts it. And the prices are more than reasonable for the structured blazers, soft knits, and graphic tees, with most clocking in under $100 (blazers being the most expensive at the $200 to $300 mark). The duo forged their alliance despite Samonte’s qualms about working with clothes. “I’ve always been secretly consumed by fashion but I have this crazy, mysterious fear of loose buttons. They just really gross me out for some reason — don’t ask me why.” Thankfully, his phobia was overcome and the two melded aesthetics: Crawford’s more ornate sense with Samonte’s modern palette. And in the resulting months since the first collection went online, they’ve sold out of 85 percent of their stock, count Jane’s Addiction and Adrien Brody as fans, and are featured designers on FadMashion.com. For those of you who must try on before buying, bricks-and-mortar stores are coming, though the boys won’t jinx it by saying who just yet. And though we’re sad there isn’t going to be a fashion show next month to look forward to, we’re crossing our fingers that come fall 2010 they’ll be presenting, and not just for menswear.

 

Article and Images source by New York Magazine

Letter From The Editor: Individualism

Posted in Art Nouveau with tags , , , , , , on July 31, 2009 by James Field

Originality and personal style, is something that should be embraced and cultured, for it is a unique, and important identification of ones self. The ability to take pride in your appearance is strength that is hard to come by. I believe self respect is a powerful thing, and once you have it, your unstoppable. When you feel like people may not understand you because you like to dress a certain way, listen to a certain genre of music, or eat specific foods, remember who you make these decisions for, YOU.

Individualism- Is the moral stance, political philosophy, ideology, or social outlook that stresses independence and self-reliance.

James