I Want To Be An Alt

Kellina de Boer
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Paul Kolyer
MANAGING EDITOR

Heather Dunhill
FASHION EDITOR

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Bernie Rothschild

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Happy 45th Birthday Emmanuelle Alt!

Emmanuelle Alt photo courtesy of Fashion Spot. Birthday modification in tribute to Michael Jackson's Bad by Kellina de Boer.

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Vogue Paris June/July 2012: Gisele Bundchen

Vogue Paris June/July 2012 issue cover image © 2012 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved.

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Emmanuelle Alt At Met Ball 2012

Emmanuelle Alt photograph  © 2012 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved.

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mai052012

The Angle On Alt: Hanna Bernhard

Hanna Bernhard Encrusted Snake Necklace at the Barbara Berger exhibit, Musée des Arts Decoratifs

The Angle On Alt: Hanna Bernhard
By Heather Dunhill

It is easy to see the hand of Emmanuelle Alt in the rock 'n' roll styling of this "Haute Couture" editorial for the November 2011 issue of Vogue Paris. From rock culture’s favorite earring, the hoop, to the Sergio Rossi polka dot booties that Debbie Harry would love to love with an emphasis on the chunky Hanna Bernhard resin bracelets.

Hanna Bernhard resin bracelets as seen in the November 2011 issue of Vogue Paris

Here Emmanuelle put the edge on a cardinal red velvet and feather frou with three easy pieces — a cuff on each wrist and one rebellious statement necklace by Hanna Bernhard. You could own the rhinestone encrusted Baroque cross pendant for $2400, right here at Parisian Street Society. And, since red is one of the hottest colors this season — take note of EA’s beauty styling tip for your next night out in crimson — pouty pink lip, touch of gloss.

Hanna Bernhard Baroque cross pendant as seen in the November 2011 issue of Vogue Paris

Speaking of Hanna Bernhard jewelry — a handcrafted one-of-a-kind piece such as the monkey necklace can take as much as a month of work to complete. Of course the handsome jewelry is considered collectible as well as wearable art. The gems have appeared in coffee table books such as Costume Jewelry Figurals by Kathy Flood, are coveted by notable costume jewelry collectors, and have been ogled by thousands at the Barbara Berger show at Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris and at the Iris Apfel exhibit at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Arts.

Hanna Bernhard monkey necklace as seen in the March 2012 issue of Vogue Russia

The husband and wife design team of Nathalie and Fernand Bernhard share the passions of creating jewelry,Nathalie Bernhard primarily of the rhinestone variety, and hunting flea markets around the world for antique treasures and inspiration, especially from the Art Nouveau and Deco periods. Nathalie shares this valuable advice, “Be confident in yourself, like our jewels, you are one-of-a-kind,” a philosophy sure to appeal to Emmanuelle Alt's aesthetic. Stay tuned, next up for the designing duo is their version of a Bakelite line with a French twist. You can see more Hanna Bernhard pieces at CoutureLab.com or read their interview to learn more about these fascinating artists that dabble in jewels.

Hanna Bernhard editorial photographs courtesy of Condé Nast and Nathalie Bernhard. All Rights Reserved.

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avr.252012

Capucine Safyurtlu: Prada Hot Rod

In the April issue of Vogue Paris, Capucine Safyurtlu shares L'émoi du mois (or in English, the excitement of the month): Prada's hot rod heels from the Spring/Summer 2012 collection which are in hot demand, selling as soon as they roll off the limited production line. I love her choices in styling this shot of the highly sought heels from "Women and Cars," the new collection by Miuccia Prada that pays tribute to vintage automobiles such as the 1950s Cadillac. For the shoot, Capucine found miniature replicas of the Cadillac and these sweet little rides act as a backdrop for the transporting shoes. The photograph was taken by Thomas Lagrange and the kiddy Caddies were created by Chocolat Show.

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