August 30, 2015
Worn by Biker Rock Queen Jasmine Cain to the Nashville Industry Music Awards
I rented this amazingly intricate piece on my Unlimited account.. The weight of carved gold roses laying cold on your chest and warming to your skin makes you feel like royalty, so what better place for it to be worn than by The Queen of Biker Rock herself, the Highway Prophet, the Modern Day Gypsy.. Jasmine Cain. She wore it with a lace overlaid champagne gown with gold and Austrian crystal embellishments and mermaid skirt, choosing no other jewelry but a few thin bracelets and a flower in her outstanding head of red and purple hair. It laid beautifully in the deep neckline of her gown... It is VERY large... However it isn't bulky or chunky.. It laid flush against her and lived well... The artful hinges allowed for perfect movement. She was thrilled with the long gold chain and charm that fell down her back, a tiny jewel winking in the stage lights beneath her up do... The necklace is not tawdry or even shiny .. I considered polishing it before Jasmine wore it, because I feared it would appear dull next to her gold glitter sandals and clutch. I'm glad I didn't. As always, De la Renta's unmistakable combination of heavy handed opulence and fragile whimsiness, tough and intricate beauty that was his and his alone surpassed expectations. The muted splendor of this particular piece took her outfit from prom pretty to Milan classy.. As she accept the award, her smile and her excellent costuming transformed her into a creature that could have been plucked from the lush gardens of Henry the VIII.. Eliza Doolittle in Marilyn Monroe's dress wearing jewels borrowed from Anne Boelyn as she accepted the NIMA award for Video of the Year.
Another amazing trait of De la Renta shines through.. The quiet warm gold can totally be paired with a shift or turtleneck as a magnificent statement necklace..
We love you Oscah... May you rest in peace... - Amy & Jasmine