Jewelry Style THE DIVAS WHO DAZZLED IN 2013

Sophisticated, classically trained Parisian couture jeweler, Delphine-Charlotte Parmentier, has chalked up twenty years at the top of her game. Meanwhile, free-spirited young Los Angeleno Zoë Kravitz, better known as a singer and actor, suddenly appeared on the jewelry scene out of left field last year with a sparkling bang. We zero in on this dynamic duo and compare their stellar, but very different, credentials.

DELPHINE CHARLOTTE PARMENTIER

Based in...
Le Marais, Paris.

Creative heritage?
Fascinated as a child by her grandparents’ button and buckles atelier.

Design education:
Studio Berçot, followed by couture apprenticeships with the likes of Jeanne Lanvin, Thierry Mugler and Claude Montana.

Beginnings:
Opened her first Paris boutique in 1997.

Signature style:
This year’s 20th Anniversary ‘Metis’ collection featured her funky graphic, chainmail-esque futurism.

Why Swarovski crystal?
“It adds softness, glamor and femininity to my designs.”

Alternative career?
She had early ambitions to be a dancer, but quickly abandoned them in favor of jewelry and accessory design.

Inspirations?
Cities at nighttime and urban style.

She says:
"I love to mix materials. And I like it when a necklace can be worn as a bracelet, or a brooch turned into a buckle."

Shop the 'Metis' collection online!

ZOË KRAVITZ

Based in…
Los Angeles/New York

Creative heritage?
Dad: rock star Lenny Kravitz. Mum: actor Lisa Bonet.

Design education:
None: trained as an actor, and has already notched up fourteen films.

Beginnings:
Her first nine-piece collection was created for SWAROVSKI CRYSTALLIZED™, launched in March 2013.

Signature style:
Laidback, Native-American tribal charm featuring birthstones turquoise and tanzanite.

Why Swarovski crystal?
“I wanted to contrast native earthiness with a little sparkle.”

Alternative career?
Model, actor, and lead singer of a band called Elevator Fight.

Inspirations?
The mood and the rich colors observed while traveling in India and Morocco.

She says:
“Jewelry should be fun—it’s about adding a little pizzazz to your outfit.”

Find out where to buy the Zoë Kravitz for SWAROVSKI CRYSTALLIZED™ collection here!

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