After discovering jewellery wonders at London Fashion Week and being saturated with those trends of embellishment, studs and pearls, I think I can officially say that jewellery is making a come-back. However, sale figures seem to disagree, since it is apparently one of the sectors which suffer the most from the crisis (LVMH announced a 34% slump in their jewellery sales in 2009. Source: Prestigium).
Well, this editorial ‘La couleur de l’or’, from Vogue Paris November 09, is officially the type of things that would make any fashionista/o rearrange her/his style priorities. And gold is (one of ) the new black(s)! Look at Givenchy Couture or Qasimi. I had given you a hint of golden touch here already!
Styled by Véronique Didry, and starring Vogue Paris lolita Anna ‘Cat’ Selezneva, this series shines by its bright colours and calm unashamed glamour. I love the position of Anna’s hand on this picture, her gaze, and the effortless way she is resting against the other model.
The Jil Sander yellow flannel dress emphasises the appeal of the gold to the eye. Genius with Anna’s baby blond hair. To be honest I am not usually fond of the typical studio-focus of jewellery editorials, but this one looks like a fashion editorial, embedded in reality, and therefore makes it more real, and desirable, and yet there is a part of dream. It’s all that luxury is about, isn’t it? Turning real objects into dreams and making dreams reality.
‘La couleur de l’or’. Vogue Paris November 2009. Styled By Véronique Didry, photographed by Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer. Yellow flannel dress Jil Sander, leather bodice Jean-Claude Jitrois. Top necklace Chaumet, Anna’s necklace Chopard. Bracelets left 2 Marion Godart and 1 Ilias Lalaounis. Anna’s bracelets: 2 Chopard and 1 Belperron. Ring Lydia Courteille.