Birds of a Feather: Loree Rodkin for Kilian
For those of you familiar with Loree Rodkin's jewelry, you know that it screams cool.
One one hand she can be super rock n'roll with people like Cher (her bff), Madonna and Steven Tyler all wearing her pieces and, on the other hand, she can be elegant and refined with Michelle Obama, as a prime example, wearing her jewelry for the presidential inauguration. Needless to say she's versatile and quite a legend so, when I saw her eating dinner at Omar's La Ranita a few years ago, I suggested that we (my husband and I) send her a glass of champagne. The friendship soon developed and the idea to collaborate with Kilian's perfume brand became more and more obvious.
First, there was the shield connection. Loree's jewelry feels very much like elegant armor. Ok let's be honest, you feel like a total badass when you wear it! With Kilian's perfumes, what most people don't know is that his black bottles are actually engraved with a shield motif on the sides. It is a combination of Achilles shield and Hector's shield, representing the protective invisible shield that we create when we spray our perfumes every morning. This invisible shield provides the armor that we need to start and go about our day.
Then there was the luxury. Both known for luxury in each of their respective fields, the authenticity of a collaboration made sense. Hence, the Loree Rodkin for Kilian scented fine jewelry collection came to life. This six-piece capsule collection includes two rings, two long necklaces and two wrap bracelets that, cleverly, can also be worn as chokers. One "set" is cast in sterling silver but fully covered in gray pave diamonds, making it the more luxe of the collection. The other "set," also cast in sterling, is engraved and includes gray diamond accents, for a more discreet look.
All the pieces, however, have a cage-like feature which hold a ceramic insert. The ceramic itself is unscented and porous by nature so, when sprayed with a Kilian perfume and placed inside the cage, the scent emits from the jewelry and can retain the scent for days or weeks, depending on the intensity of the scent itself. When you want to refresh the ceramic, you simply remove it from the jewelry and re-spray it. As an added bonus, each piece of jewelry comes with a Kilian 50ml bottle in the fragrance of the customer's choice!
We celebrated the launch in NYC at Omar's La Ranita (of course!) with an intimate dinner and a special musical performance by the uber talented Rumer Willis. We then took the celebration to LA where Cher (!) hosted a dinner for us at the Sunset Tower Hotel. I hope you enjoy a few pictures from both events.