Taking a quick picture with Prerna Sethi, 1/2 of sister duo Sethi Couture
Hanging with the girls of Arunashi
Yael Sonia‘s team are totally talented and fun
cracking jokes with the mother-daughter team of Jane Taylor Jewelry
Ben found me at the Colette Jewelry booth — thanks for slouching down so I don’t look so ridiculously short!
It was rare to get a quick break, but when I did I found a copy of InStore and flipped through!
Loved finally meeting Karma el Khalil and trying on lots of her pieces
Ran into Gemologue, always fun catching up with Liza
I finally got to meet Little H Jewelry–so much talent in one tiny person
had fun at the booth of Celine Daoust — every booth should have a mirror!
Love this candid shot of a loving hug from Loren Nicole — we’ve collaborated on a few Jewels at my Doorstep features, so it is always nice to see each other
Selfies are always necessary during Vegas Jewelry Week — Marina is the cutest
Love when people come up to me and say “I love what you do” that’s the best thing ever
There’s no doubt that every year, anyone who attends Couture has said something along the lines of “I swear I was just in Vegas for the show, now it is happening again!” The months in between seem to fly by, yet the anticipation never waivers. The best part for me is having valuable face-to-face conversations with the designers and jewelry industry people whom I have mostly interacted with through email and Instagram, so it is a great feeling to connect in real life. It is through these interactions that I gain a newfound love for what I do and why I continue to feel inspired and creative. Couture is like an iPhone charger if I were to be a battery that lasts an entire year…by the time Couture is about to start, I am on 2% and by the time I leave I am in the green!
Every designer has their own energy and it is really striking to be able to see that translated into their work. I can often see it and feel it when I’m looking at their jewelry. Some designers are incredibly shy and soft spoken, yet their jewelry is loud and bold. I especially love when this happens because it proves that anyone can create; let your spirit do the designing.
It was awesome seeing so many people this year in Vegas at Couture, I appreciate every chat, every smile, every hug. I wish my time wasn’t so limited because there were a lot of others I wanted to see but didn’t get to. Hopefully next year! And by that, I mean I should probably start planning because it will be here before we know it!
And thanks to Lauren Newman Photography for capturing all these amazing candids — it is so neat to see and keep these memories forever, and in the years past I never had help to capture moments like this, so thank you!!
All photos taken by Lauren Newman Photography.