06 June 2011
Dame Vivienne Westwood + Palladium Alliance International = The "Get A Life" Collection
In the course of a day I come across lots and lots of pretty, sparkly things; once in a blue moon I come across something that leaves me speechless (not an easy feat, mind you).
For several months my latest obsession for the Pagan Heart Necklace from the "Get A Life" collection only grows stronger. This collection is a collaboration between Dame Vivienne Westwood (she was awarded the DBE in 2006) and the Palladium Alliance International. The ever-so-lovely Christina Hendricks is the face of the collection.
Design details of the Get A Life collection are closely guarded, but it will include: rings, bracelets, earrings and pendants. The pieces are inspired by oak trees, hearts and acorns which symbolized strength, luck, power and change in many ancient European civilizations.
To say that I am not normally a fan of heart themed jewelry is an understatement, but the design of the off-kilter heart (isn't that how love makes you feel?), with an inscription from Gaia (Earth Mother) speaks to me. I would expect nothing less from a designer whose ideas stem from anarchy and subversion; a woman who was on the forefront of the punk movement and helped usher in the post-punk period of the New Romantics.
The Couture Collection will be available any day in Vivienne Westwood boutiques. Pieces from the retail collection range from $445 - $900. The Couture Collection is made to order and prices are available upon request.
Oak Leaf Tiara
Oak Leaf Brooch
"Get A Life" Cuff
"Do It Yourself" Earrings
Orb Pendant & Earrings