Monday, May 18, 2015

Naomi Watts in Bulgari Jewels at Cannes 2015

Naomi looks beautiful in black lace and Bulgari jewels! Photo by Tristan Fewings.

I have really noticed a big uptick in Naomi Watts’ style quotient regarding jewelry since she started working with stylist Jeanann Williams in 2012 and I thought this diamond Bulgari necklace and emerald and diamond earrings she wore to Cannes last week fit in nicely with the greater focus on jewelry from her the past few years. I love that she wore the necklace and earrings with a black lace and tulle gown. I normally am not a big fan of black on the red carpet but I always change my mind when the black dress is the backdrop for amazing jewels. We saw the same with Cate Blanchett and the Tiffany & Co. turquoise bib necklace earlier this year! The very glamorous dress Naomi wore is by Ralph Lauren and in some of the pictures she looks like a modern day Grace Kelly, don’t you think? Gorgeous!

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There’s a good article over at The New York Times called “Carats at Cannes” by Maria Doulton, the founder of The Jewellry Editor, one of my new favorite jewelry websites. It’s interesting to read how the jewelry is starting to become more important than the dress, depending on the venue, and Naomi’s stylist Ms. Williams pretty much says that when she admits, upon being questioned about whether the dress or the jewels come first, “For Cannes it’s all about the sparkle, so it’s jewels first. Necklaces do limit the dress options, but they are always worth it.”

Bulgari jewelry. Courtesy of The New York Times.

I also found this quote from Ms. Williams interesting: “Ideally I would like to see the jewels at least two months out, because that allows us to do a custom gown with a designer,” she said. “But clearly that is not always possible.”

A better shot of the necklace and serpent bracelet. Photo by Pascal Le Segretain.

A closer shot of the glorious emerald and diamond earrings! Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie.

With that sentiment, and with the fact that the red carpet translates into big business for jewelers, I have to wonder if there will be an even greater focus on gems at the Oscars in 2016. That is fine with me. I would love to see more statement or archival jewelry worn on the red carpet. It is always a visual treat to view what jewelry designers have dreamed up, either now or in the past.

Does this photo say Cannes or what—the palm trees, the photogs, the glam? Photo by Francois Durand.

What do you think of these Bulgari gems on Naomi?


Linda said...

Beautiful. I only wish that when there are gorgeous jewels to gaze at, the lovely ladies would wear their hair in an elegant updo so that nothing blocks the view of the jewelry. Beautiful gown, as well. Thanks for posting, Jill.

Anonymous said...

I love this post, Jill. Total eye candy! That necklace is stunning, totally my vibe. The images you've chosen are just beautiful.

Jill said...

Hi Mom, is that you? I like Naomi's hair this way to go with this particular gown so maybe they should've skipped those gigantic earrings? Hmm. Found another set of images that I think you will approve of--for hair and jewelry! I will post them soon. xx

Jill said...

Helen you world traveler, are ya back? Are you going to do your post re Cartier watch and Tom Ford polish? I hope so! Talk about eye candy! I'm with you, that Bulgari necklace is just amazing! xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jill! I am back home now, it was a great trip to Italy. I plan on doing my nails this week and do a blog post/Instagram of your suggestion, thanks so much for the wonderful idea.

By the way, I didn't buy anything over there, but I was thrilled to have my husband buy some goodies at Salvatore Ferragamo. He never buys anything for himself, but I managed to enable the beautiful shoes and belt purchase. Plus, VAT refund, lol.

Have a great week, Jill! xx

Jill said...

Hi again Helen, I can't wait to see this post, I love posts featuring nail polish and jewelry/watches!

That is so cool that your husband treated himself to some Ferragamo. I think you both will have fond memories of your trip to Italy every time he wears the shoes or belt. What a perfect place to purchase them! xx

Sue-Ann said...

The black dress really does show off the necklace.

Jill said...

Hi Sue-Ann, how lovely to see you commented on this post! I was just re-reading it myself. I agree with you, that black gown allows this necklace to take center stage. I still love it, and the entire look, a year later! xx