As many of you may know, I am an aficionado when it comes to fabulous neckwear and accessories. In fact, I’ve coined a few terms that best describe my affection for all things jewelry; the “connoisseur de choker”, or “bangle le beau”, or “accessory la amour”….Rosetta Stone is the BEST, right!!! 😐 Needless to say I have a serious “love affair” with beautiful and unique jewelry; especially statement pieces that capture the eye from across the room. So, when I received an invite to attend a private photo shoot for Stone Savant’s Spring 2012 collection by designer and creator Danielle C. Hinton, I was beyond excited, since not only would I get an exclusive look at her new up and coming collection, but I could also use the opportunity to practice on my French… Oui oui! So, with my “mauvais Français” (bad French) in tow, I headed down to a private studio in Castleberry Hills for a behind-the-scenes preview of this unique collection of semi-precious and handcrafted gemstones.
Upon arrival at the studio, professional hair stylist Nina Akpan, and celebrity makeup artist Mia “Mimi J” Johnson were working their magic as they prepared the models for the photo session which was being captured by photographer James Anthony.
At first glance of the collection I immediately felt a sense of enchantment and captivation and I couldn’t help but gaze in admiration, as these exotic pieces embodied an aura of sophistication that begged to be worn.
With cues at “Rock & Roll” music classics and aptly named Rock Steady, the Spring 2012 collection features a mixture of amethyst, ametrine, and citrine (My Girl), labradorite (Shot Through the Heart), lapis lazuli cubes (September), pink opal nuggets (Dream On), iolite (Dock of the Bay), agate slices (Purple Haze), gold-plated amethyst slices (Is This Love), African opal (Bad to the Bone), amethyst studs (Uptown Girl), and rubies (Red Corvette). And just like Prince’s saucy hit “Little Red Corvette” each piece in the collection audaciously takes you on a thrill ride of which you are a willing and eager passenger.
Designer and creator Danielle C. Hinton captures the essence of Stone Savant’s Bohemian vibe by partnering bold stones and semi-precious gemstones with whimsical chains, shells, and beads resulting in luxurious one-of-a-kind pieces that wear like fine art. With their intricate beadwork, draping designs, 18-carat gold closures and a signature SSJ clasp, these “works of art” embody both class and style.
“Stone Savant is my tangible imagination”, says designer Danielle C. Hinton. “Each piece is a perspective from my travels, exploration and personal style. I feel so fortunate to be able to convey my thoughts and creativity into pieces of jewelry”. Hinton’s collection is the chic embodiment of inspiration conveyed with style.
I had an opportunity to try on a few pieces from the Rock Steady collection, of which required several people to pry from my neck as I did not want to take them off. 😉 One of my faves was this beauty from their Seven Seas collection. Someone catch me…I feel faint… 😀
Thanks to the fabulous Janelle Langford of Urban Suite PR for the invite. I had a wonderful time previewing this gorgeous collection of one-of-kind pieces, and I look forward to seeing what Danielle has in store for Stone Savant Jewelry in the near future.
Check out more photos from the Stone Savant Jewelry photo shoot