Tim McClelland typically creates intricate and classic gemstone pieces, but now he’s looking outside the proverbial jewelry box. Inspired by the tenacity of designers who changed the traditional notions of jewelry, McClelland is hoping to start a little ornamentation revolution at his own house, McTeigue & McClelland, where he is designer. McClelland has unveiled the “What the…?!” fine jewelry collection, which he says is his statement on the current state of humanity.
“The great geniuses of jewelry like [Georg] Jensen or [René] Lalique…probably even shocked people,” he says. The collection includes a necklace with a chain made of prehistoric shark’s teeth, magnasite carved to look like antacid tablets and a pendant made of painted rock crystal depicting a businessman facing a Tyrannosaurus rex ($5,500 to $20,000, 800.956.2826).
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive