Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I don’t know what goes on in other cities, but lately it seems like everyone and his mother in Rome are having trunk shows in their homes. Used to be a few times a year I’d get an invitation to view and buy what usually turned out to be scarves someone brought back from India. These days I seem to get at least three invitations a week and the offerings are definitely a step up from Indian scarves. Cruise wear by Allegra Hicks, hand made leather sandals from Cala Corallo and (the point of today’s blog) drop dead gorgeous resin jewelry from Paris.
I so loved the jewelry I thought I’d share it with you. Marianne Olry lives and works in Paris, and had a gorgeous atelier which sits on a rooftop in the Marais. She’s having a show this Saturday, so if you are there you can stop by and see yourself.
I was lucky enough to be invited by her friend Alison, who is my neighbor here in Monti, in Rome, to her rooftop apartment to view (and buy) Marianne’s work.
It was hard to decide, and I ended up buying two necklaces and a ring. I am the great enabler so I convinced Petulia, who went with me, to get a gorgeous necklace as well. Some of Marianne’s work is for sale at Moma in the gift shop. And she travels around Europe, so visit her Facebook page to see if she’s coming to your town. Or, you just may have to go to Paris......I can think of worse things.
In the meantime, here are various photos to give you a better idea of why I was so utterly seduced.
Alison's terrace where Marianne's jewels landed.
Here I am, happy and bejeweled.
Marianne's Marais Atelier
Jewels on display in Paris
Love this one, and still regret not buying it last week.
I wish my wrists weren't so small, then I could wear these bangles.
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