WL: What is your motto?
AA: Wear these pieces everyday in a random act of glamour. Wear them doing groceries or out with friends.
Crystal is the gateway for my clients. It really is a wardrobe staple! Itâ€™s like having a black dress or a strand of pearls; everyone should have at least two crystal pieces. Crystal brings the confidence to try the other, more colourful pieces.
WL: What are your tips for brides?
AA: Find a piece of jewellery that speaks to you. Find a necklace or a tiara that you love and let that be the departure piece for the rest of the day. For example, a pink floral necklace can influence the florals, centrepieces, colour theme, and really set the mood of the wedding.
I love tiaras for brides as well. I created three for Kleinfeld based on royal tiaras: a Russian Kokoshnik, one based somewhat on Downton Abbey character Lady Maryâ€™s crystal laurel leaves tiara (featured above), andÂ a 19th century floral tiara.
Itâ€™s your one day so you should go big with the jewellery. Wear a tiara and a bracelet during the ceremony and switch to a stunning necklace, like my Sautoires, for the reception.