For those keeping track, you know I have one more of the great trio of Vegas trade shows to show you: the glittering, glamorous, utterly stylish Couture 2017 show.
My Couture 2017 show was a glorious mix of new pieces from designers I already loved, new meetings with designers I’d only had the chance to love from afar, and thrilling new discoveries from designers I’d barely heard of. I could easily have spent several more days walking the aisles of Couture 2017 and not begun to feel bored.
I kept trying to come up with an angle for this post, but I’m excited about so many things I saw at Couture 2017 that I’m just going throw them at you in a gleeful barrage of beauty.
I hope you’re ready, because we’re starting NOW.
I’ve been lucky enough to meet a lot of diamonds in my day, but I do think this handful of Kwiat beauties is the largest concentration of carats I’ve ever had on one hand at one time.
It was a pretty thrilling record to set. Thank you, Kwiat! (Kwiat is also where THIS happened, if you’ve been following along on Instagram.)
This gorgeous watermelon tourmaline butterfly pendant was actually the first jewel I touched at Couture 2017!
It’s by the lovely ladies of Buddha Mama and it’s so vibrant and beautiful that I was honestly a little shocked when it didn’t come to life and start fluttering in my hands.
I’ve admired Karma El Khalil’s designs online before, but Couture 2017 was the first time I met either the talented designer (who is modeling her ear cuff above!) or seen the brand’s work in person.
I was rushed at Karma El Khalil because I had scheduled myself too many appointments and I was afraid of being late to the next 5, but even in the limited amount of time I had, I was seriously impressed. There’s something exceptionally compelling about Karma’s designs; her mastery of interesting angles and negative space really spoke to me.
The piece on the left here was one of my favorites. It’s a long chain made of gold – and when I say long, I mean LONG. It can be worn as a drapey necklace, a scarf, a belt, tied like a tie, slung over one shoulder, tied in the hair…literally in any way you can think of. I want one.
This wonderful thing is a carved flourite bottle pendant from Jacquie Aiche’s love potion jewelry collection.
It looks like it’s full of magic and I love it utterly. The little potion bottles come in a number of stone options in slightly different shapes, but this one was my favorite by a mile.
Two gorgeous bracelets by Loren Nicole! This talented goldsmith and designer makes beautiful new jewelry inspired by the aesthetic of ancient Etruscan jewelry.
Loren also brought this brilliant and super cute little Instagram playground so that bloggers like me who came to visit her booth would have a nice backdrop for our photos. Such a great idea!