NEW WORK: BEAUTY BOUQUET
While doing a trend report for the babes at Elle.com I couldn’t help noticing all the floral inspired launches this season. From peony polish to violet lip lacquer, spring makeup is all about pretty hues plucked from the garden. I rounded up some of my favorite picks inspired by flowers to get your routine in full bloom.
YOU ARE A BABE
KRISTA KRETZSCHMAR, JEWELRY DESIGNER
"I went to Italy looking for a fashion school but ended up studying jewelry. I had always been fascinated by precious stones when I was a child and it was very close to my family. I worked with this old goldsmith in Florence who was so talented. I learned a lot but that is not the aspect that I like the most, working for other people (laughs). Afterwards I knew that I wanted to do my own brand but needed to wait for the time to be right. When I moved back to Sweden was really when I started to make my own pieces and luckily people wanted to buy them (laughs). That was the beginning of my line. Now I am doing it full time.
YOU ARE A BABE
ANNELISE MICHELSON, JEWELRY DESIGNER
"I studied at fashion school in Paris for Haute Couture. I was really passionate about this field but when I got my diploma I realized that it wasn’t the right time for Haute Couture, there was a huge crisis and couture was having trouble. So I designed for a lot of different brands and accepted everything that came my way. I worked with Hermès and then smaller designers like Iro and Paul & Joe. While I was doing some freelance jobs my friend Violet was working on a story with Carine Roitfeld. She asked me to design some jewelry for the shoot. From this I realized that I enjoyed making accessories more than clothes, it was completely spontaneous. There was a costume field within jewelry that could be more refined yet still democratic. I received such good feedback from the shoot that I launched my own line.