Posts Tagged ‘fashion’

Starting off the New Year with a cover feature seems just about right.

January 9, 2013

Happy 2013!!!

After a killer, full-on joyous holiday season extravaganza, I am thrilled to continue the celebration of the new year with a Lucky Magazine cover feature! Jennifer Hudson rocks the Smith Bracelet on the new issue, and I must say – she wears it well!

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Shoptalk introduces Jené DeSpain….

November 8, 2012

The lovely Amie wrote a beautiful piece about me and my path to jewelry today on Shopbop’s fashion blog, Shoptalk. So excited to have my jewelry be a part of this incredible online shop and touched they wrote such a sweet write up about my work.

Thank you Amie & Shopbop!! ♥

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Jené DeSpain Jewelry now on ShopJeen!

April 20, 2012

Happy to announce, Jené DeSpain jewelry can now be found on ShopJeen.com. Find pieces from The Roaring 10’s and Black Honey collections HERE.

Thank you Erin! xx

Discovering India….

April 20, 2012

After a busy holiday season, I decided to skip out on winter in NYC, and headed to India for a very long trip, traveling what felt like the entire country. I should say it’s a really large country, so of course, I didn’t see all of it, but damn close. It was too intense and overwhelming of an experience to go into the details, but all in all – India is like no other place I have visited before (and I’ve done a good share of seeing the world). The food is delicious, the cities are crazy amazing, and the jewelry was very striking.

I am very happy to be back home and back in my studio. There’s so much jewelry to make for Spring/Summer 2012. I have recently finished my new collection for Fall/Winter – more about that later, I promise. Til then, here are a few photos of India from my Instagram…..

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These are a family of children living on the streets of Mumbai with their mother. I asked her if I could take a picture of her kids… They were so beautiful.

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I tried to take photos that captured the immense color and vibrancy that is constantly present everywhere in India, but it’s challenging with just a lil iphone.

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This was a bangle I found in Jaipur. I wanted to buy 100 of them to give to everyone back home, but alas there was only this one. Perhaps I can recreate it with a mould….

December 8, 2011

Despite the rain, the lovely ladies of Jené DeSpain Jewelry headed out to celebrate the holidays last night. There were sooo many parties around NYC last night, so we put on something sparkly and faced the weather. I seem to have this re-occuring habit of never remembering an umbrella, but who wants to carry an umbrella all night?! Layers of  jewelry and the kindness of strangers, who offer me refuge under their umbrella, are really my only defenses against the downpour. After dashing from one umbrella to the next, I made it safely to the front doors of Burberry’s Soho location, where ELLE Magazine was hosting their annual holiday festivities. Garance, Gianna, and I welcomed the glasses of Veuve and the sounds of choice tracks spun by Chelsea Leyland.

We meet lots of pretty people and saw some old friends. I was particularly happy to see Jodi Belden. She is a very lovely lady who makes the accessories magic happen at ELLE. We chatted about the chaos of the NYC Holiday season and shared a lil bit about our plans for Christmas traveling. She has impeccable style, and I’m always inspired by what she’s wearing. Her red hat was so striking, and a brilliant choice for a rainy night out. *Note to self – procure large bohemian hat that looks fabulous with everything to defend hair against future rain-filled evening!

We had a great evening making new friends and drooling over the Burberry’s new Winter collection. Thank you ELLE for a wonderful party. Now we’re off to battle the night on our way to the next adventure…

LUCKY Magazine features JDS Chrysler Earrings

November 7, 2011

We are excited to announce that the Chrysler earrings just landed in LUCKY’s december issue! Each month, the magazine features stylish staffers who share their tips on dressing for work. This month, Cynthia Elliott a Senior Planning Manager at amazon.com rocks a pair of JDS Chrysler earrings. Her mantra ? Quality over quantity. We’re glad she chose JDS!

Because I love boobs… who doesn’t?

October 7, 2011

My friend Molly, from Guest of a Guest, invited me to attend a party last night hosted by Ralph Lauren and Glamour Magazine to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month – October, and to celebrate Lauren Pink, a new collection for Fall 2011. I had a lovely time sipping on sparkling blush rosée and donating to a great cause. I made a donation and won 2 prizes, a gift certificate to Lord & Taylor, which I promptly spent on a seeexxxy pair of black stockings, and a year subscription to Glamour. cool.

I also met Christina from Trop Rogue. Check out her blog http://troprouge.blogspot.com/. Girl has great style and perhaps we can blend our fashion powers to collaborate together on a project soon….

If you like boobs and would like to donate to stamping out breast cancer once and for all, skip over to the National Breast Cancer site to throw them a lil cash… or credit… http://www.nbcam.org/

if a girl gives money to saving boobs, can she be forgiven for looking like a bobble head?

Working Class Magic

June 29, 2011

Have you ever seen so much JDS jewelry in an editorial!? Very excited to announce Working Class Magazine’s Summer issue, which chose lil me for its cover story, has launched! It’s such a huge honor to be a part of this magazine and to be the cover feature of The Om Issue is beyond words. A massive thanks to Marcel Dagenais, editor in chief, for asking me to come along on this rad project. I had the pleasure of styling this shoot with Marcel, while Susie Sobol rocked the makeup for our model Yael Greenberg, with this incredible set design created by the ladies of Domestic Construction. These gorgeous photos were shot by the super talented, Tracy Morford. This woman knows how to take a photograph. The story itself was written by my friend Danielle Sipple, whose words flow from her with such beauty, it’s astounding. She flew all the way from Vancouver BC to spend a week with me in NYC to write this story. We wandered through the streets of the fashion district together, soaking in the beauty of my muse, Gotham City, both us of reveling in her majesty. You can read her piece about me and Jené DeSpain Jewelry on the Working Class Magazine website, and scope the entire issue online. http://www.workingclassmag.com – I can’t recommend it enough.

Bright Young Things: Jené DeSpain

In the meantime – enjoy Tracy’s photos for the story. Um, this is some seriously holy bling. Woah.

JDS Black Leather & Brass Collar and The Rockefeller Collar w/ Amethyst Swarovski

JDS Barclay Necklace as Headdress, Blood Carnelian Empire Earrings, & Barrymore Necklace with Green Onyx

Gunmetal Sugarcomb Earrings, Hexagon Stacking Rings, Multi-Ribbon Necklace, & Assorted Ribbon Bracelets

Black Honey in entirety…

December 3, 2010

The Black Honey Collection is a collection of urban inspired jewelry with lots of edge. Created in the Spring of 2011, pops of 14k gold are highlighted with flashes of shiny gunmetal, while constructed pieces of raw brass are accented with black leather.

Jené DeSpain jewelry now available at Refinery 29!

October 21, 2010

in the land of the world wide webosphere, there are so many fashion blogs and online shops that it can feel a lil daunting. where is one to find the latest news, and which boutique has the hottest stuff?

um, hello.

Refinery 29.

if it’s happening in NYC, LA, or anywhere in the fashion world, Refinery 29 will tell you about it first. i adore the tidbits they share with their readers all day long and love all of the gorgeous designer pieces they sell through their shop. i’ve been a big fan for years. i hate to admit it, but i probably read Refinery 29 as much as i read the NYTimes, which is pretty much all day, every day.

so with all of my adoration, i was super excited to wake up this morning to discover that Refinery 29 has started selling my new Black Honey collection!!! they feature Thistle and Clover, a pretty pretty pretty boutique in brooklyn, on their site and are carrying JDS through Thistle and Clover’s shop!

all my thanks to the amazing team at Refinery 29 and a very special thank you to the lovely ladies of Thistle & Clover. ♥♥♥

Now start your shopping!

Refinery 29 Designers: Jené DeSpain