Rosefire featured in Fall 2012 issue of Charleston Style & Design Magazine!

December 28, 2012

I was beyond thrilled when Charleston Style & Design Magazine’s fashion editor Anna Stahl approached me and expressed interest in using some of my jewelry designs for their Fall 2012 fashion spread!  I was even more excited when she told me that the theme of the shoot was going to the 1920′s glamour of The Great Gatsby.
     Anna picked half a dozen necklaces from my collection to use for the shoot, but I decided to create some new custom jewelry, and dove into the project!
     I spent 3 days meticulously researching 1920′s fashion and watching period films like Midnight in Paris, and poring over images of flappers and fashion icon’s of the ’20′s such as Clara Bow, Louise Brooks, and Greta Garbo.  Then came 2 days of sketching, and the hunt for the perfect vintage pieces to incorporate into my creations.
     I put in over 100 hours of work in 12 days, but emerged with 5 brand new completed designs!  By the way, for detailed/complicated designs, finishing one necklace in a week is good progress!
     I crossed my fingers and sent up some prayers that at least one of my necklaces would make it into the magazine, out of the hundreds of images from the two day fashion shoot.
     I was very happy when Anna called the day after the shoot to tell me that everyone had loved my designs, and that I didn’t need to worry about whether or not I would see my jewelry in the magazine.  Imagine how ecstatic I was at the release of the Fall issue to see five of my designs featured on four pages of the dazzling fashion spread!
     From Anna, to stylist Andrea Serrano, MUA Elina Mille, hair stylist Charlotte Belk, and photographer Thien La (not to mention the models), every wonderfully talented person who was part of this shoot made it extraordinary!  My thanks to Anna for inviting me to participate in this fabulous project, and to my mother and husband, without whose help and moral support I could not have accomplished this.
     My pieces “Siren,” “Ginevra,” “1922, “Zelda,” and “Marquise” can be seen on pages 135, 136, 137, and 141.  Take a look!

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