Friday, January 20, 2012

Tony Duquette for Coach

had a fun evening last night at Coach seeing the new reproductions of Tony Duquette's archival jewelry collection. I can tell you that I'm kinda mad for the giant gumball cocktail rings but trying to sort out the jeweled bib and spike necklace as something to wear to the grocery.

The event was hosted by The Man Repeller. Of course she's so chic that she had a few of my favorite pieces on and it was working seamlessly.

I tried on the clear crystal gumball ring and immediately thought this would be perfect for ms Karey Mackin. The girl can wear jewels like no one's biz-ness.

I attended the party with Ms. Heather Clawson of Habitually Chic she also tried on a bauble and looked fab in the green [blanking on the stone name] chunky ring. A glass of bubbly, hanging out trying on jewelry isn't a horrible way to spend an evening. [PS it was so nice finally meeting Heather after years of blogging with one another]

If you get Harper's Bazaar, this month's edition with Demi Moore on the cover has a great story about the project with Duquette's design partner Hutton Wilkinson talking about the formation of the collection for Coach. I don't have a full grasp of TD as a designer - interior and beyond, so I won't pretend to talk about his work. The article was a great beginning insight for me to the vast scope of his work. The original jeweled bib pictured here was in the story, worn by Wallis Simpson [W.E. Madonna's movie coming out] he was beloved by many.

now if they would just do this spike necklace in silver I would be a happy girl.


karey m. said...

let me see how much that bad boy is...i am a sucker when you tell me something reminds you of me!


Richie Designs said...

it wasn't so bad $600 or something? the "diamonds" are crystals or something. gold plated.

all made to look horribly expensive it's just partly expensive