Words by Timothy Diao
Like true fashion savants, we're always on the lookout for ways to bring our style forward. From spotting trends and articulating them in a way that best suits our looks to favoring classic pieces and punctuating them with well-loved accessories, our sartorial formula is a treasured part of how we express ourselves.
When one thinks of style and shopping, it's often clothing, shoes, and bags that spark a fancy, but we'd like to turn the spotlight on the importance of accessories and jewelry.
What we often see as the finishing touch, these beautiful sparklers are more than just the final dashes of salt and pepper to your looks. When done right, they can carry your outfit to great heights.
This summer, we're highlighting our favorite fashion jewelry pieces—stacked, layered, and shinier than ever. From Les Néréides'whimsical gold and enamel confections to Charriol's sleek and minimalist bangles, as well as Swarovski's iconic crystal designs, there's no limit to how and how much you wear these opulent stunners.
Florals for spring, as the iconic Miranda Priestly said is nothing new. However, we're elevating the well-celebrated motif by giving it a maximalist twist. Yes, if you might ask, there are still bigger and bolder ways to wear florals.
This season, frame your delicate features with Les Néréides' beautiful confections. Bouquets of rosebuds, miraculous berries, mimosas, and more are the perfect stunners to uplift a breezy beige ensemble. Feel the magic of Southern French gardens blooming at the tip of your fingertips by stacking these distinct enamel blossoms as rings and necklaces.
Minimalist chic is always in style—and Swiss-born luxury label, Charriol just knows how to do it right. From its iconic twisted Celtic bangles to its layered Forever pieces, the label has a deep understanding of restraint and craftsmanship.
And though minimalism connotes barely-there styling, we make a case for new minimalism. Where restraint is seen through luxuriant clean lines and polished surfaces, stacked and piled for an opulent impact. Why just wear one bangle when you can wear five. Volume doesn't always mean over-the-top.
A Brilliant phenomenon
For more than a century, Swarovski has been known and celebrated for its sparkling crystal creations. From beautiful jewelry to eye-catching home decor, the Austrian label has dazzled us with its brilliant designs, and this season we're bringing our love for its glorious pieces to new heights.
Why shine when you can sparkle? Literally. Catch the light and the eyes of whoever you're on a Zoom call with by piling on the crystals. From stunning dangling earrings in stars and moon motif, crafted from dark blue pavé stones to clear white diamantes swaying on layers of rose gold chains, delicately dangling from your décolletage. Celebrate your magpie eye by bringing on more and more shimmer this spring.
Photographer: Frances Ulit
Creative Producer and Stylist: Timothy Diao
Art Director: Kevin Dexter Magno
Production Coordinator: Elaine Contreras
Styling Assistants: Patty Mendoza and Mica Carreon
Makeup: Michelle Literal and Gaile Palma
Hair: Alrea Cruz
Model: Taki of Elite Manila
Production Stylist: Mica Carreon and Claudine Vizconde
Shot on location at Parallax Studios