For this second edition between the glossy lifestyle « Honoré Magazine » and Like A B, we are pleased to reveal the ‘making of’ this High jewellery photo shoot.
Behind the scene High Jewellery photo shoot
The artistic direction, led Like A B, was inspired by projected shadows and led to the collaboration with the famous paper artist Mathilde Nivet.
Place Vendôme and it’s architecture is a place of wonder and symbol of French excellence. It only seemed natural to explore this emblematic place through paper art, in order to highlight the boldness of the fine jewellery pieces selected for this still life photo shoot.
The arrival of new international companies such as the Japanese Tasaki or the notorious English David Morris, has brought newness to Place Vendôme and it’s architecture. Alongside Maisons like Chopard, Chanel and Harry Winston, there is a dream-like quality in the air of champagne parties and excellence.
The high jewellery still life with projected shadows
A game of shadows, Place Vendôme’s buildings cast shadows on jewels, whilst certain jewels project light and shadow on the buildings. When looked upon up close, a jewel can reveal itself to be like a miniature piece of architecture that Like a b wanted to magnify, raise the viewers’ attention to artistic detail. Beautiful on it’s own, but reveals it’s magnificence against skin, on a moving body, with a person’s personality. Place Vendôme is a jewel on it’s own and certainly knows how to make one.
For this photo shoot, the diamond and sapphire necklace and earrings selected from the Japanese brand Tasaki are named “The Quintessence of Ritz Paris” ; inspired by the holiday tradition that was held Place Vendôme. It is also a bit of a wink for Tasaki who’s shop is located at the Ritz in Paris. They created this special collection to celebrate their coming to France and to one of the most beautiful squares in the world…
This diamond and ruby necklace “Precious Chopard” from the Green Carpet collection is
inspired by the Palme d’or. Rubies are absolutely magical.
This special bracelet (37 k) with diamonds and Colombian emeralds (42,34 carats) by David Morris, was created by Jeremy Morris, the son of the founder, and is inspired by the 1930s design trends.
The iconic “Comet” on the diamond necklace, inspired Coco Chanel’s first collection which she introduced in 1932 and which has sparkled at Chanel ever since then.
Last but not least, the diamond bracelet from the mythical « Cluster » collection by Harry Winston who matchs like no other marquise cut diamonds.
Photographer : Nicolas Mingalon (@nicolasmingalon)
Set design : Mathilde Nivet (@mathildenivet)
Artistic Direction : Bérengère Treussard (@likeab)
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