Note to self: Do not go into Barneys CO-OP after a three-hour lunch with as many glasses of wine, you will undoubtedly make yet another discovery that cannot be passed up.
However, considering I am just as giddy with my discovery today as I was the day of the Pinot Noir lunch, I clearly make good decisions in all mental states (insert pat on back).
This particular discovery was IOSSELLIANI.
IOSSELLIANI was born in Rome in 1997 with the meeting of designers Roberta Paolucci and Paolo Giacomelli. According to the website, the two are “strongly influenced by Italian classic jewelry … [and] combine their love for vivid materials crafted into modern shapes with the enormous heritage of tradition. Traditional icons, classic ornaments and modern symbols are then bravely read and translated into a new perception of details, creating a transversal, contemporary jewelry.”
This description is 100 percent accurate. I was transfixed with the visionary shapes, colors, designs and attention to detail contained in the necklace that caught my eye.
This is the kind of necklace that can transform an entire outfit. The black J. Crew shift dress I wear all the time has now become a perfect frame for this showstopper. And that jeans + white t-shirt combo just got a face-lift.
While I am not in a place where Paolucci and Giacomell will be sending me a Christmas card thanking me for my loyal business, I am more than thrilled just to be acquainted with their creations.
And when there is a sale, as there was at CO-OP when I was co-opted by this beauty, their jewelry does hover in the investment range.