Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Vanity Fair Social Club (VFSC) events in the lead up to the Oscars.
It was an eventful few days, networking, meeting some truly inspiring and talented people. We were absolutely spoiled, what with the tasty food and drinks all day, and amazing product giveaways and best of all the valuable talks from professionals within a variety of industries, from fashion, to film, to makeup, to influencers to comedy.
It was my second time to attend the Oscars VFSC as well as one for the Emmys last year, so it was a bit of a reunion seeing some familiar faces from last year and meeting and making new friends.
This is one thing I love love love about Los Angeles. The endless networking opportunities and the openness of people wanting to collaborate and get together, share ideas and work side by side.
Each day came with the big question mark "What Am I Going To Wear???" I love to style others, be it personal clients or models for editorial shoots, but when it comes to me, what I wear depends very much on my mood. Some days I feel girly and want to wear a floaty dress, and some I want to be more sleek and wear something more fitted.
Last week I decided to pick a piece of jewelry each day and work a look based from the accessory of choice.
Somehow I managed to match the branding of VFSC. My subconscious was making the decisions that morning when I decided to go for this stunner of a necklace from the Yayoi collection, the Coralisse.
As this piece is such a statement one, I opted to keep the rest of my look more sleek and clean, and so I wore this Zara jumpsuit I've had for several years. I kept the rest of my accessories minimal, with small gold rings and thin chain bracelet to accentuate the gold details from the necklace, but not to overbear. This necklace is handmade in Latvia, where the talented designer is from, using 24 red sea corals, and a hand-died cotton rope covered in a thin metallic net.
'Coralisse Necklace' $295
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I was feeling all this red from the day before, so I opted for the leather cuff in a rich red color from the Toscannia collection. Also handmade, this piece comes from Italy, and is made with a soft, genuine Italian leather. Bellissimo!
Since the cuff doesn't stand out so loud, I picked this skirt with red accents (and of course my favorite red pumps) to bring out the color of the cuff.
'Dark Red Leather Cuff' $95
Another day, another jumpsuit. Jumpsuits rule the day. If you see my wardrobe I have a stack of jumpsuits lined one after another. They are right up there for me along with LBD's and white shirts, the classics, the go-to's.
I initially picked this Desert Gold necklace, because, well, is reason needed for this beauty? This is from the Yayoi collection on Boyajian Trend Gallery, a brand from Latvia, and each piece is handmade. This particular piece is made with a creamy silk tassel, cotton rope that is covered in a metallic net, and finished with turquoise white spikes. It's such a fun piece, yet has a classicness (is that a word?!) to it.
(I got to meet the model from Taylor Swift music video 'Blank Space' and face of Viktor & Rolf's men's perfume, Spicebomb!)
'Desert Gold Necklace' $255
I was admittedly in a rush this day. I wanted to go for a more classic and comfortable look with dainty accents, so I chose one of my favorites, this gold necklace with the words "Written in the Stars" and an inset diamond. I wore it with this a-line dress, a recent purchase from my favorite Zara, perfect for day-to-night transition too as I had another event in the evening to head to. I added a thin gold waist belt and minimal gold bracelets and dainty rings. (I wish I got more clear images from the day!)
This 18k gold vermeil necklace is from the Missoma collection, designed and made in London. Matching bracelet also available, and this also comes in sterling silver.
'Gold Horizontal Necklace with Inset Diamond' $150
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