Schiaparelli Spring Couture Show: Our Favorites!

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Oh, happy day. Not only is it MLK Day ( a day of huge importance that in no way is being played down by this post), but it’s also the first day of the Paris Couture shows. Starting today, we can enjoy a glorious 7 days of amazing, hand made pieces stomping the Parisian runways and providing countless hours of inspiration and envy.

Elsa Schiaparelli, aka the surrealist designer, Salvador Dali collaborator, and creator of “Shocking Pink” was known for creating awe inspiring, crazy pieces with bright colors and even a suggestively placed lobster. Now, after 60 years out of the Couture show circuit, designer Marco Zanini showed his (gasp, first ever) haute couture show to a crowd of who’s who, like Jean Paul Gaultier, and the response was resoundingly positive.

We are ALL ABOUT hand made goodness, so the Couture Shows are like our candy store of sorts. Every single piece that walked the runway was made by hand (no machines at all!) in the ‘Place Vendôme premises, the same spot where Schiaparelli held her crazy and dramatic “Circus” show in 1938.’ (NYT) Not to mention the amazing and weirdly wearable hats by milliner Stephen Jones and jewelry by the french designer Gripoix. Everything worked perfectly. Check out some of our favorite looks!

View the entire show HERE

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Cecilia’s Story

Cecilia Gonzales - Jewelry Designer

Cecilia was born in Lima, Peru. Her mother’s side of the family included artists, musicians and crafters by tradition, so she was naturally inclined to develop her own artistic sensibilities.

Fashion has been her passion; so right out of high school she enrolled in fashion design school and started making clothing and accessories for herself and the people she loves.

As she moved to the USA in 2001, enjoying being exposed to so much diversity all around, in the cities, new ideas, people from all over the world…it didn’t take long for her to realize that designing and fashion were the right things.

So in 2008, Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry was born. Each new collection has its own life and story. Cecilia draws inspiration from art, cities, music, architecture and awesome people around her.