Excessories Spotlight: Shawn Warren
Of all of the accessories I obsess over, I rarely have dreams of diamonds and precious stones. Weird, I know. When Marilyn Monroe sang, "Diamonds, I don't mean rhinestones, are a girl's best friend," she wasn't talking about girls like me. I am less into the classic, subtle tennis bracelet (however many carats it may be), and more into big and bold statement pieces. I never thought I'd be drooling over sapphires, opals, and diamonds. All of that changed upon entering the Shawn Warren showroom. I felt like a kid in a candy store.
Shawn Warren, designer of both the commercial collection Shawn Ames (available at select Saks and Neiman Marcus stores), and the private client label Shawn Warren, has a gift for taking delicate, precious ingredients and creating bold, glamorous, and unexpected designs. Both collections fuse downtown edge with uptown elegance. Though made with the most precious of stones, many pieces are fabulously oversized, notice-me-a-mile-away statement jewels.
Warren's artistic use of unique color combinations, like opals paired with black diamonds and pink sapphires, sets her design aesthetic apart from every other fine jewelry collection out there. While her red-carpet worthy artistry is bold and bright, Warren's pieces still stand the test of time and will be as fabulous and relevant 30 years down the road as they are today. I think it may be time for this Excessories Expert to invest in some "girl's best friend." Push present?!
Shawn Warren is available by private appointment by calling 212-724-5944 and select pieces are now available online. Get ready to dazzle!