Yves Spinelli may be the hardest working designer in the biz–world traveling all in the name of trunk shows, perfecting his designs and creating new ones, continually at the top of every editor’s wish list, getting ready for one of the biggest jewelry shows (Couture)–and if that’s not overwhelming, he even got married last year all in the midst of it. The bridal collection just launched, and I love how it incorporates the orginal concpet of the Galaxy rings. Spinelli Kilcollin is a brand and dream child of Yves, and although simple in concept, when you get into the design, the fit, the combinations, it gets much more complex. When you see it, you know it…when you wear it, you don’t take it off. This will be the third year for the brand to be at Couture and if you’ve never experienced trying on a Galaxy Ring or held a conversation with the warm and kind-hearted Yves, I suggest you put Design Atelier booth #4 to your MUST SEE list!
How many times have you attended Vegas jewelry week?
This will be my third.
Biggest tip for Vegas jewelry week you’d give your rookie self on the eve of your first time going to Vegas?
Don’t stay out too late on the first night!! And drink A LOT of water. I still need to remind myself of both of these, by the way.
Name five things you ALWAYS bring to Vegas Jewelry Week.
One big difference from last year to this year?
I’m leaving a few days early this year to take a long-anticipated vacation.
Favorite things about Vegas Jewelry Week.
I like seeing all of my designer friends. Sometimes it feels a little like summer camp.
Biggest pet peeve about Vegas Jewelry Week.
That you don’t go into natural sunlight for about five days.
Weirdest thing to happen to you during Vegas Jewelry Week in the past.
Last year I corralled about 20 people to go to eat at German beer garden off the strip. Since there were so many of us, we opted for a stretch monster Hummer complete with flat screen monitors, neon lights and stripper poles. It cost about $8 per person. It’s always a good idea to leave the strip to see what’s going on in Las Vegas. It’s a very unique city.
WANT MORE? Check out my coverage from last year
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