{ Who Doesn’t } #LoveGold

Growing up in Texas, I dreamed of a more glamorous, glittering life. I dreamed about an apartment in New York City, a job that allowed me to blossom creatively, of traveling the world, wearing beautiful dresses and lots of gold jewelry. I wanted to live in a spectacular reality and now, on really good days, I do. I’m constantly grateful for that, but was made especially aware of how far I’ve come when LoveGold invited me to join them in Los Angeles for the week of the Oscars, to collaborate on a series of marvelous projects. Never have I said yes so wholeheartedly!Gold has always seemed magical to me. As a little girl, I saw it as something very unattainable and adult. As a grownup, I finally get to wear it, and it’s become a sort of talisman to me ~ part of my armor, my visual identity. It has a rhythmic warmth that’s lacking from silver or platinum, a confident, regal aura. I respond to it in a way that I can’t really explain; I have just always loved it.Before the Oscars in LA, suites are set up all over the city, from which stylists may pull jewelry for their clients to wear on the red carpet. Usually these are specific to one designer or house, but LoveGold ~ whose mission is to maintain the longstanding legacy of gold jewelry ~ hosted a beautiful cottage adjacent to the Chateau Marmont, presenting an illustrious array of different designers.Jamie and I visited our first afternoon in town, where she manned the lens while I raided the trove, pulling jewels for a slew of shoots and a few actresses I was styling. This is a lovely way to spend one’s day. I got to see fresh designs from some of my favorite jewelers, and was introduced to a few new friends:
|ABOVE| jewelry by Ray Griffiths |BELOWLana Jewelry baubles|ABOVE| Solange Azagury-Partridge rings |BELOW| My own everyday jewelry ~ rings from Catbird and David Yurman, a cuff by Phillips House, and necklaces by Jennifer Zeuner ~ mixed with an epic House of Waris necklace and a curlicue H Stern ring (worn throughout with a BCBG dress)|ABOVE| rings and bracelet by Platt |BELOW| bags, cases and cuffs from Camilla Dietz Bergeron|ABOVE + BELOW| cuffs and chain by Hilat|ABOVE + BELOW| Neil Lane necklaces|ABOVE| House Of Waris talons |BELOW| Munnu treasures|PHOTOS| by Jamie Beck |STYLED| by Kelly Framel |THANK YOU| to LoveGold for this inspiring experience!

  • http://www.citycoeur.wordpress.com/ City Coeur

    Lovely shoot! Who is that dress by? It’s stunning on you!

  • Margaux Shops For You

    Beautiful post! Where is that dress from? it’s absolutely stunning!

    http://www.mrgxpersonalshopper.webs.com

  • Kay

    amazing collection of gold jewels! they are all so gorgeous and beautiful! :)

    http://kaylistic.wordpress.com

  • Nico

    Wonderful shots and magnificent jewels…love every single one!

    http://lowbudget-lowcost.blogspot.it/2013/02/start-to-wear-spring-colors.html

  • dj

    Can I move into that cottage?

  • http://pinksole.com/ Rachelle

    gorgeous jewels.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

  • http://twitter.com/madforfashion78 Berty Morales

    Stunning and beautiful pieces!

  • monkeyshines

    stunning pieces!

    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  • http://twitter.com/vwlblog Luba Dimitrova

    fabulous pieces ! I have enjoyed browsing !

    XX Luba

    Retro-chic look today on

    http://very-well-living.blogspot.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/alma.falconemolinelli Alma Falcone Molinelli

    looooove your outfit! and the jewelery is spectacular! xo, Alma

    http://www.soulofashopper.com

  • Denisa

    Oo, I like all that jewels. Look so nice and that pics are great/ Have a nice day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

  • Hildi Guiney

    So many awesome pieces. Would love to own them all!

  • Remington Rebeil

    could you link the BCBG dress! beautiful.
    x

  • juliette laura

    These pieces are beyond gorgeous..

    xoxo

    Juliette Laura

    juliettelaura.blogspot.com

  • Jennifer

    I will never get over how stunning you are.

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  • Czech Blondýn
  • mulberry&melrose

    love all of it! and the pictures and vignettes are awesome! -S

    mulberryandmelrose.com

  • SR

    So much beauty! It’s torture! The Munnu pieces…swoon…

  • jordan

    Beautiful jewelry and dress. What is the dk. red polish color you are wearing?

  • http://twitter.com/Chicstreetsande Chic Streets & Eats

    I felt overwhelmed with so much beauty!!!’ A girl’s dream is all in this post…I wish wish I can own some of the pieces!

  • Ashley

    So much glitz and glamour!! Love! http://www.sadeesays.com/shop/

  • http://www.diamenrose.tumblr.com/ Diamenrose

    wOW people like you encourage me to go on believing in my dreams! I wish you all the best and more success you for your future :)

  • http://twitter.com/LocalAndOpulent Lesley O.

    Loving all of this jewellery!!!

    A new post on Milan Fashion Week is up on Local & Opulent.

    http://localandopulent.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/299/

  • CiaoChessa

    It’s amazing to take a step back and recognize your own success, no? I personally have really enjoyed following your journey and evolution on this site. it’s such a breath of fresh air and so inspiring to see creative, talented, self-made women!

    I literally gasped when I saw those gold intricate cuffs. the workmanship is just breathtaking. I’ve always been obsessed with gold as well and agree with your sentiments about it.

  • Théa Unknown

    Amazing jewelry!

    xx
    Théa

  • http://twitter.com/LeQueenofHearts The Queen of Hearts

    Brilliant images, especially the pieces from Neil Lane (an icon) and Munnu.

    The Queen of Hearts

  • B.

    What an amazing experience! I love that a cottage was used instead of the usual suites. So much stunning inspiration here!

    http://blurbs-blog.blogspot.com

  • Megan

    this post has me speechless and im a writer so thats saying something because words are usually my thing. i dont know whats more truly beautiful–that dress, this jewelry or you. your life is to me what gold was to you as a child. unattainable, adult, magical. only in my dreams. i feel lucky enough just to be able to get a glance through your blog. thank so much for sharing xo

    http://myotherclosetiscouture.blogspot.com

  • Courtney

    Gorgeous and soooo glamorous.. http://www.hiddenbaby.com/blogs/baby-blog

  • Anonymous

    the jewelry is gorgeous! love your watch and your dress!

    http://www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

  • http://bellaconscience.blogspot.com/ bellaconsience

    what an esthetic full of post

    http://bellaconscience.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/MarlissaMaiLin Marlissa Mai – Lin

    Stunning! I continue to be inspired by these wonderful images. http://www.etsy.com/shop/MarlissaMaiLin

  • Susie Stenmark

    The Ray Griffiths necklaces and link bracelets are the best pieces there! so cool and modern. http://www.stenmarkjewels.com

  • Isil Arslan

    Adored Hilat pieces. Emphasize harmony of ancient and modern.

  • Marylee

    sounds like a very lovely day indeed… good to read you enjoyed it. Really nice pictures as well!

  • Jinet Ventura

    love the jewelry Kelly! Adorable!

  • Elena G

    Stunning jewels and pics!!!

    Come and take a look at my blog Elen and the City:

    elenellis.blogspot.com

  • http://closetconfections.com ClosetConfections

    Exquisite pictures. Your life is truly golden and inspiring. You must have been like a kid in a candy store. As a child, I also daydreamed of moving to NYC and living glamorously. I’m still working on improving the glamorous part little by little each day, so much thanks for the inspiration.

    Kendra
    http://closetconfections.com

  • Youa

    What a sweet story. I followed your instagram photos and was so excited for you!

    http://love-youa.blogspot.com/

  • Cara Northcutt

    Oh wow that showroom looks like jewelry heaven, so many incredible pieces!

    xx Cara
    http://www.carascliche.com

  • Elizabeth McKnight

    I too adore Gold jewelry! I am so glad that it is in style now, but I loved it before it ever became a fad.

    Nothing makes me happier than a stack of gold bangles on 1 arm, Clinking together!

    http://www.pintrest.com/eamcknight1

  • http://thatsaprettyhat.blogspot.com/ Kathleen Lisson

    Love the Indian-style pieces. Gold is so valued and culturally significant to my husband’s family.

    Kathleen

  • http://www.facebook.com/jacqueline.sullivantaylor Jacqueline Sullivan-Taylor

    Love it!

  • Asia Carter

    So happy to see you out here styling and getting your name recognized. You are so talented and I am always amazed at how much you put into your blog posts. I love the editorial writing style of your posts (I am an avid magazine reader). Your collaborations with Jaime are always lovely her photography is beautiful.

  • Mina

    Where can I find the Indian cuff?

  • http://www.farandwildjewelry.blogspot.com/ abigail lind

    never before have i been so green with envy. what an inspiring, beautiful post! i couldn’t agree more with you on gold’s special power, i mean it only inspired a gold rush after all. all of these pieces are amazing but i’m especially loving the house of waris, munnu, and neil lane stunners.

    abigail
    http://www.farandwildjewelry.blogspot.com

  • Morenike Olaosebikan

    Yum yum yummy yum yum! Lol…love… Anyone who knows me knows that if it “shines, it is mines” so u know, I really enjoyed this post! http://Www.arewa.ca/blog

  • http://twitter.com/KellyAnnNYC Kelly Ann

    I love gold – great photos and inspiration!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  • http://www.facebook.com/pamolderdesigns Pam Older

    Very elegant pieces! I enjoy your blog very much!