Last Tuesday, I had the pleasure of attending the local Persona Jewelry‘s fabulous trunk show featuring the glam-rock gems of Turkish designer Alp Sagnak’s Atelier Minyon line. The impeccably-curated event showcased the bohemian-luxe Persona+ pieces in consort with Sagnak’s dark, moody gold, and oxidized silver designs. While Sagnak’s gem-encrusted skulls, spiderweb cuffs, and dagger rings had a distinctive ‘sexy Morticia Addams meets Ziggy Stardust’ elementality, they also carried that gorgeously-handhewn, luxurious Ottoman feel that is both primitive and refreshingly modern. For a grown-up goth (I was, I promise), Atelier Minyon and I were a match made in the midnight hour, set to the haunting strains of Rasputina. Line pieces are priced for the luxury/high-end jewelry range, running from roughly $500-$50,000.
I had never visited Persona+, and the launch party was a perfect occasion to check out this elegant local jewelbox. Co-owners Gary Shteyman and Margarita Druker carry a range of contemporary local and international artisans including Manak, Alberian and Aulde, Coomi, and Alexis Bittar—reflective of their understatedly-luxe aesthetic. Shteyman is also a jeweler and designer by trade, and his studio is housed within the Persona shop. I was perhaps most taken by one of his custom designs…a gorgeous 18kt rose gold diamond and orange sapphire stunner, which fuses a punch of color with a classic halo setting. Love!
I also had a delightful time meeting some of my favorite Boston fashion bloggers for the first time! Admittedly, it was also a somewhat surreal experience, as I had been reading their blogs beforehand…so please check out the following blogs and their lovely writers!
Marisa | The Well-Appointed Catwalk -The refreshingly chic, gorgeous, girl-about-town Marisa offers up posh designer interviews, show reviews, and graphic/interior/industrial design reviews. Think a smarter, sassier Carrie Bradshaw for the design world.
Najeema | A Stylized Hysteria – Najeema’s goddess-like looks and mien are perfectly balanced by her wit and pith in her daily outfit, show review, and cool culture blog. Also: there are two cuddly cats that make frequent appearances on ASH. Beautiful girl + cats? Win.
Lei Ann | Lei Ann…Off Duty – Lei Ann is even lovelier in person than her perfect style photos would suggest…she is the veritable picture of boho-glam! She is so pretty (and petite!), in fact, that I felt the rather bizarre urge to pretend as though I was going to eat her. See below.
Holly | Covetous Creatures -Holly is as ethereal, unearthly, stunning, and mysterious as her photos suggest…and positively magnetic to boot! Also, her partner Geoff is a gem, and they master whimsical, grungy, Dickensian looks with aplomb.
Neira | Miss Neira – Neira is the breathtaking bombshell of Boston bloggers (can I mention, alliteratively, that she is a beauty?) MN offers kittenish outfit photos, beauty reviews, and styling tips…love it! And Marilyn would too.
As promised, and courtesy of Lei Ann…