|Francesca Amfitheatrof of Tiffany & Co. Photo by Christopher Sturman/Trunk Archives.|
I so enjoyed putting together my last “On My Mind” post that I have decided to make it a regular feature. Here are some more tidbits on my mind and from around the web!
Tiffany & Co.’s Design Director, Francesca Amfitheatrof
There was an interesting article in The New York Times about Francesca Amfitheatrof, the new design director at Tiffany & Co., who brought us both the new Tiffany T collection and the stunning turquoise, aquamarine, and diamond necklace Cate Blanchett wore to the Oscars this year. I think the powers that be were smart to hire her—Tiffany has a wonderful legacy, but these days I think of it more as a place for either bridal jewelry or silver and I’m not sure either its high jewelry, or its middle market, were being served so well in recent years. Apart from the “Ziegfeld Collection,” an homage to the 1920s, some of the “Metro” collection, and pieces by Paloma Picasso and Elsa Peretti, most of the things I love from Tiffany were done in the 1960s and before. The amazing turquoise necklace Cate wore got me excited about Tiffany once again. Ms. Amfitheatrof clearly has an unusual design aesthetic so I think it be fun to see what she dreams up over the next few years.
|Cate at the Oscars, February 2015. Photo by Wire Image.|
|A Tiffany & Co. necklace of turquoise, aquamarines, and diamonds. From the 2015 Blue Book Collection.|
I saw the stunning close-up, above, of the necklace Cate Blanchett wore over at The Jewellry Editor in an article about turquoise, which I’ve had on my mind anyway. I especially love seeing turquoise in summer with white dresses, blazers or jeans. I don’t own any so I sure wish I could borrow the amazing Van Cleef & Arpels necklace, below, from Princess Charlene of Monaco! VCA named this for her, it’s called the “Princess Charlene Alhambra Necklace,”and features turquoise and pavé diamond motifs, all set in white gold. It was made in limited editions, had matching earrings, and was sold exclusively at the Van Cleef & Arpels boutique in Monaco in 2011. Charlene looks so beautiful wearing it!
|Princess Charlene in the lovely Van Cleef & Arpels necklace named for her!|
I’ve had snakeprint shoes on my mind after seeing the gorgeous snakeskin pumps on the models at the Giambattista Valli show at Paris Fashion Week. Can you believe this is a look for Fall 2015?
|Love these heels from Giambattista Valli for Fall 2015. Photo by Yannis Vlamos.|
|Great detail shot of the pants and a peek of the heels! Photo by Gianni Pucci.|
I like the look of these cap-toe “Jolanka” flats by Aldo I spied over at DSW—they seem perfect for spring and summer. I also like that they are neutral and offer just a hint of snakeprint with a flash of gold. Do you own any snakeprint or snakeskin shoes?
|The Aldo “Jolanka” flat.|
What’s on your mind these days?