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Tiffany & Co. hosted its annual gala to celebrate the 2017 Blue Book Collection with a special performance by Jennifer Hudson. The star-studded event was held at the historic St. Ann’s Warehouse, which was transformed to reflect this year’s Blue Book theme celebrating the natural wonders of wild.
Hosted by Michael J. Kowalski, chairman and interim chief executive officer at Tiffany & Co., the evening featured Hollywood luminaries and fashion influencers including Imaan Hammam and Doutzen Kroes.
The Art of the Wild is the vision of Tiffany’s talented design team, who traveled on an inspiration trip to a remote tropical island for an immersive journey through nature.
The collection is composed of six themes — Whispers of the Rain Forest, Miracle Berry, The Falls, Leaves of the Sun, Feathered Cloak, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow — whose intricate designs and narrative are drawn from experiencing the wonders of the wild.
In cooperation with http://www.tiffany.com
In 2017, Jaeger-LeCoultre is writing a new chapter in the story of its Rendez-Vous collection of women’s timepieces. Originally introduced by the Maison in 2012, Rendez-Vous is a collection bearing all the hallmarks of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Métiers RaresTM (Rare Crafts), impeccable timekeeping accuracy, unrivalled excellence in craftsmanship and the breathtaking artistry of its jewellery designs and settings.
The new Rendez-Vous collection, once again the result of the combined talents of the watchmakers and craftspeople of the Manufacture in the Vallée de Joux, is a celebration of horology designed for women, with sophisticated materials in muted and sparkling tones reinforcing the timeless style of these elegant, noble timepieces.
The introduction of a moon phase and a new chiming reminder function, yellow and rose gold options, a larger size and sumptuous new straps, all reflect the popularity of the Rendez-Vous collection worldwide, among art, design and watch lovers alike.
A rich gamut of colours, including yellow and rose gold watch cases, takes inspiration from the constantly changing light of the sun and the moon, from the first glows of dawn to the vibrant shades of dusk, turning to a moonlit sky as day turns to night – eliciting colours, reflections and emotions to accompany and inspire a woman every moment of her life, whatever the occasion and wherever she may be.
At the heart of every Rendez-Vous timepiece is an impeccably precise automatic movement coupled with the aesthetic perfection of a rare, precious jewel. The new Rendez-Vous unveils the secrets of watchmaking mastery at its finest, both in technique and artistry – from the elaborate ornamentation of its movement to the elegant adornment of its dial, from the delicate setting of its diamonds and sapphires to the presentation of its timekeeping functions.
What drew you to a Jewelry designer and specifically to starting your own brand?
I’ve always loved jewelry, and I’ve always been inspired by Arts. Following years of privately designing my personal, unique pieces. The love for fashion and attention to the details that make each woman different, provided me with the vision to launch my fine jewelry line, which is characterised by bold yet elegant designs to suit a diverse clientele.
Where do you get your design inspiration?
I get my inspirations from everything that is creative. Some are from nature, and the rest are from history of art as well as daily objects that catch my eye.
What are some of the materials you use in your jewelry?
The traditional pieces combine 18K gold with the finest diamonds, the modern-classical pieces pair 18K gold with intricately adorned diamonds and precious stones, while the contemporary pieces are a mix of 18K gold and a colourful burst of semi precious stones.
If you had to choose a favourite piece you have made, what would it be?
I would choose the “ Spectrum” loop earrings that are available in many colors.
What is your your life philosophy?
My life philosophy is that a person should always do something they love. If they love it then it’s a hobby and how cool is it when your work becomes your hobby.
Many people hate what they do and I’m lucky that my passion became the work that I love doing.