GOOSSENS X HARUMI KLOSSOWSKA DE ROLA

GOOSSENS X HARUMI KLOSSOWSKA DE ROLA

On the one hand, the House of Goossens, established in 1950 and a part of Chanel’s Métiers d’Art since 2005, with its gold and silver creations and artistic objects. On the other hand, Harumi Klossowska de Rola who creates exceptional works between fine jewelry and art objects. When the former decided to invite the latter to celebrate the new season, the result was a release of uniquely free creativity. They both deeply love expert know-how and hand crafting, are fascinated by the beauty of the deceptively irregular, and combined their talents to give birth to an original capsule collection focusing on 6 decorative items and their accompanying 6 jewels. 

What do they have in common? The presence of strong symbolic elements relating to three main themes. 

Case in point, on a box with two lids inlaid with baroque garnet, a decorative branch, a pair of earrings, a bracelet and a sautoir, we find a grenade (in several forms), a fruit that is sacred in all civilizations, synonymous with resurrection, fertility and life. 

The fig leaf, a symbol of generosity, adorns a small tray, a little dish named “three fig leaves” enlivened with a small caterpillar entirely pavé-set with brilliant cut stones, in old bronze metal. 

As for the mistletoe, a sacred plant that evokes immortality as well as prosperity, it covers a branch, a candlestick, earrings, a ring and a bracelet. All of which are in antique gold metal and baroque rock crystal beads. 

The focus is on beloved materials: rock crystal, antique gilded bronze, old gold and fine stones. Rock crystal and garnet give life to these creations. 

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Daniel Wellington Now Open at Ponce City Market

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DANIEL WELLINGTON, THE POPULAR SWEDISH WATCH BRAND, TO OPEN FIRST ATLANTA LOCATION AT PONCE CITY MARKET.

On May 12th, Swedish watch brand, Daniel Wellington, opened their first Atlanta location at nationally acclaimed mixed-use community hub Ponce City Market. The globally popular brand is excited to expand with the opening of their tenth brick and mortar store in the United States.

Daniel Wellington was founded in 2011 after founder Filip Tysander was inspired by an intriguing encounter with a British gentleman named Daniel Wellington to create his own line of watches His designs, which emphasize a sophisticated style, became the foundation for his widely popular brand. Since 2011, the Swedish-founded-and-based brand has become popular across the globe. The brand is excited to bring the Daniel Wellington experience to Atlanta with the opening of their 720-square-foot showroom located in the outside retail portion – across from Alex and Ani – at Ponce City Market.

“Daniel Wellington has grown rapidly and successfully over the past few years, and our continued move into the U.S. is a natural part of our ambitious expansion strategy”, says Ola Melin, Public Relations Manager of Daniel Wellington. “We have seen a positive response to our brand from customers and partners in the South, and by opening up a store at Ponce City Market, we look forward to significantly increase our presence in the area”.

The Ponce City Market location will feature the brand’s range of timeless men and women’s accessories, which include sleek and minimalist watches and metal cuffs. Shoppers will be able to browse the brand’s five watch collections – the Classic Collection, the Classic Black Collection, the Dapper Collection, the Classy Collection, and the recently launched Classic Petite – a 32mm stainless steel watch that offers a minimalist and contemporary attitude and truly reflects the Daniel Wellington approach to design. Daniel Wellington’s watches, which start at $135, can be customized by choosing the watch band, color, and size. The Ponce City Market location will also feature complimentary leather embossing for previously owned and newly purchase Daniel Wellington watches.

Daniel Wellington at Ponce City Market will be open Monday – Saturday from 10:00am until 9:00pm and on Sunday’s from 12:00pm until 6:00pm.

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INDIA HICKS: Well-crafted gifts, Beauty & Accessories

India Hicks is a spirited lifestyle brand carrying a must-have of leather bags and totes, jewelry, scarves, candles and so much more. India Hicks Ambassador Shaye Strager is taking to the 'catwalk' on May 6 for the 10th annual Doggies on the Catwalk and is generously donating 20% of all India Hicks sales through this link: https://www.indiahicks.com/event/doggies-on-the-catwalk/shopping

Go shopping, live fabulously! You'll love the brand. Sale ends on 4/30.

*Support Shaye at Doggies on the Catwalk HERE!

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Melànie D Design Luxury Diamond Collection Brings a Personal Touch and Story to Jewelry

Melànie D. Design, a luxury diamond jewelry brand based in Atlanta, Georgia, will introduce its new collection on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at an exclusive location. The launch will give a sneak peek into the collection's unparalleled pieces, which are exquisitely crafted using the finest materials.

Melànie's artistic journey began with the loss of a diamond in a ring her mother gifted her after the untimely death of her father. Seeking to replace the unique stone, she located a jeweler in California to handle the repair. As Melànie conversed with the jeweler, he asked about the history of her ring—she shared the story of her father. The jeweler asked her to send him the ring and days later returned it to Melànie with the signature two teardrop diamonds once again in place.

The jeweler informed Melànie that there would be no charge for the repair, but instead he asked for one of her drawings in return. During the repair process, he noticed her incredible talent for design and asked for more jewelry sketches. "I started sketching and inspiration just took over," says Melànie.

Unique in concept, Melànie D. Designs are all custom made. From the beginning of the design process, clients share their personal stories and memories that evolve into one-of-a-kind, wearable works of art.

"Designing is a spiritual experience for me and every piece is a highly personal labor of love," says Melànie.

The Melànie D. Design debut collection includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings fit for any occasion. Distinct features include the exquisite details surrounding the mosaic pave design, and the Bird of Paradise Motif (Melànie's father's favorite flower) that she incorporates into several of her key pieces.

For more information about Melànie D. Design, please visit http://melanied.design/

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Is There A Better Way to See the World than in Aspire Eyewear?

Is it time for a post-Labor Day sunglasses makeover? With most summer shades looking worse for wear at this point in the year, Aspire Eyewear wearers are seeing an evergreen difference in their frames choice. In addition to offering a “barely there” fit and feel with eyewear that is lighter and thinner, the product is also stronger, and more pliable than anything else on the market. Created with hypoallergenic SDN-4, this proprietary material also offers shape memory, is heat resistant, and will not fade in UV exposure, which means these frames look great and perform well for a very long time.

And since Aspire Eyewear frames will still be in such great shape, the brand recommends paying a visit to your local optician and giving your sunglasses a lens upgrade, instead. Below are some tips on lens options that can make your world a little brighter...

Brown Tone Improves light adaptation in bright and low light situations, gives greater sharpness and contrast.  (Recommended for Cycling, Running and Golf.)
 
Orange Tone has a high intensity color that enhances the surrounding terrain by highlighting the upper end of mi-range light. (Recommended for Cycling and Golf.)
 
Green Tone enables natural colors to “POP.”  (Recommended for Cycling, Golf and Boating.)
 
Grey Tone enhances natural vibrant colors while providing even management of light across the entire visible spectrum of light. (Recommended for Boating, Tennis and hiking.)

Aspire Eyewear shown above: "Anonymous" in Blue.  

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