Friday, 27 February 2015

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN 20 STRANGERS FIRST KISS?

Filmmaker, Tatia Pilieva had an idea to get 20 strangers together in the same place for a first kiss. 
She captured the before, during and after of each pairs first kiss in this 3 minute short film. 
What a concept!
The video was an advertisement for clothes (Wren Studio).
It is interesting to see the reactions, laughing,...small talk and then the kiss! 
You can feel the awkwardness of what is a nerve wracking experience.
Take a look....


Have a fabulous weekend!

Jen X

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

MARGOT ROBBIE: ZIP NECKLACE BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

Margot Robbie at the Oscars was absolutely STUNNING in Saint Laurent, the hair, red lip but it was that statement necklace....
THE Zip necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels. 

I couldn't get her image on Instagram fast enough 
(as those who follow would know and for those who don't and would like to @jennicholljewellery).
 She was my stand out favourite from this years Oscars.
#nailed it

 I thought it would be interesting to share the story behind the incredible zip necklace. 

Firstly Margot......



In 1938 the Duchess of Windsor asked ReneĆ© Puissant, 
( the Maison's artistic director and the daughter of Alfred Van Cleef ) 
to create a piece of jewellery inspired by the zip. 

After years of technical challenges the necklace was finally produced in 1951.
 A limited number were produced in yellow gold with diamonds and coloured gemstones.
Unzipped it is a necklace and zipped it becomes a bracelet.


Gold and Diamonds




White Gold and Sapphires



White Gold ,Turquoise, Chloromelanite and Chrysoprase



White Gold, Mother of Pearl and Lapis Lazuli



The necklace worn by Margot Robbie has 150 diamonds and 300 sapphires set in 18K yellow gold, estimated to be worth $1.5 million. 
To quote Margot "This necklace is worth more than my life"




Treat  yourself to the video below......  


A truly rare piece as less than 10 have been auctioned over the years.
An estimated 600-800 hours to produce!


images via Van Cleef & Arpels and Getty


Who wouldn't want to be zipped in one of these?
Stunning!

Who was your favourite at the Oscars? 
Or should I ask what was your favourite jewellery?

Jen X