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Anna Sheffield Celestine Event in Melbourne

Tuesday, November 8th 2016

 

Part two of our Anna Sheffield Celestine events kicked off in Melbourne! From the dreamy industrial event spaces this incredible city offers, the choice of decor hire, exquisite catering by one of the most professional teams we have ever worked with, floristry better described as sculptural art, a chic playlist curated for our event... Melbourne seriously know how to do events.

When you’re passionate the creative vision you're bringing to life, the biggest impact on execution is working alongside a team who are all on the same page. Creatives you mesh with effortlessly, who hold the same vision for what has always been a very dated industry, and who you can completely trust to put their own spin on a brief (which we do so hesitantely and rarely!) and pull together work that is even better than what you envisioned (Wild Daughter's decadent, scuptural blooms and last minute installation addition is case on point!). our Melbourne event came together flawlessly, and we truly experienced a level professionalism with every brand involved that is exceptionally rare to come across. Artists we can honestly not recommend highly enough (credits and links below). 

After what had been a rainy, transient, and very typically Melbourne week of weather, we were blessed with a sun drenched Spring afternoon, with dreamy light spilling through this all white blank canvas space. We sipped Prosecco, indulged in way too many decadent desserts, sat for tarot and crystal readings, and layered our fingers in exquisite jewels from Anna Sheffield’s Celestine collection. An unforgettable night, and a beautiful way to end to our whirlwind week of back to back events. Before heading back to LA an New York City, we stole Anna away for a brief moment to chat to her about all things celestial, what she’s inspired by in bridal jewelry today, and the inspiration behind her stunning new collection

The Anna Sheffield bride is… 

above all, an individual, with a sense of her personal style that is easily expressed in the way she puts things together, from her ceremony -flowers, dress, locale and even her vows- to the sensibilities expressed in her choice of jewelry. 

Celestine is a collection that represents… 

a star-spangled sky and the way so many tiny stars make for a glorious canopy of infinite beauty. In designing the pieces, I also played with the idea of how mixing rings and earrings or making unique ceremonial suites can feel like a personal constellation of sorts.

I was compelled to create this collection because… 

I wanted to release a full collection under one new muse (the stars to our Luna) to accompany and compliment our signature styles, like the Hazeline which we call 'Classic with a Twist' and Bea, our 'Deco Darling'. The Celestine is a design all its own, with an effeminate, elaborate set of silhouettes- decorative in the Belle Epoque sense with so many clusters of diamonds and a nod to stars and the celestial.

A song that evokes the mood I wanted to capture in this collection / or a sample playlist that I listened to while designing this collection… I listened to 'Hallelujah' in Leonard Cohen's original as well as in the Rufus Wainwright & Jeff Buckley recordings a lot. Its one of my favorite love songs, and I adore how it feels transcendent in a different way depending on who is singing it. And true to form, I also listened to my usual mix of modern, classic, punk and pretty... I listen to music ALWAYS. So you could easily find some Talking Heads, alt-J, Blood Orange, Cesaria Evora, David Bowie, Karen O (I love the live recording of her Crush Songs), 90's Hip Hop, New Order and maybe even a dash of Drake in there.

3 favorite pieces from the collection… 

never one for picking a favorite, but since you ask, I do love the new Celestine Tiara and Orbit rings nested. And the Celestine ring in yellow gold with grey, rose-cut diamond center... and the earrings in rose gold with champagne diamonds and copper rutilated quartz- those are almost too beautiful, I am so happy with how they turned out.

Something I took away from my trip to Australia…

is that I have to go back! It was such a lovely place to discover beauty- with all the parks and beautiful architecture. In Sydney, I enjoyed the city mixed with the sea, while in Melbourne, it was the urban setting with so many hidden gems. And of course the people and the ammmmmmaaaaaazzzzing food.

A memorable moment from the Sydney or Melbourne Celestine events… was seeing everything set up so beautifully from the glass vitrines for the jewelry to flower-petalled champagne and decadent catering with chocolates and cheeses. But really, the most wonderful part was seeing so many lovely and friendly and welcoming people delving into the jewelry boxes and trying on rings, admiring the earrings and talking about what they each loved about the collections.

What’s inspiring me about bridal jewelry today is… the uniqueness that our clients express in the pieces they chose to symbolize their love. I'm just a witness to that wonder- but always so honored to be able to have a small part in something so great.

Shop the Celestine collection on the Anna Sheffield website

Styling by: The LANE

Photography: Bek Smith 

Videography: Nathan Kaso

Venue: XO Studios, Brunswick East, Melbourne

Entertainment: Rutherford Entertainment 

Vignette Crystals: Alliz Trading 

Glass & Brass Bevelled Edged Boxes / Retail Table Crystals / Coasters: Haute Co 

Catering / Glassware: Food & Desire 

Prosecco: 6Ft6 Wine

Wine: Hither & Yon 

Flowers: Wild Daughter 

Candles: A Little Light 

Invitations: Bliss & Bone

 

 

Anna Sheffield... A Celestial Celebration in Sydney.

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016

 

Anna Sheffield is a designer forging her own formidable path. A true pioneer in an industry of copy cats. She designs intuitively. Inimitably. Just as admirers of her work even attempt to recreate her magic, we’ve her watched her shift, evolve, and dream up new collections so wildly beyond anything we could conjure, with a gaze set too far on the horizon to even notice. A creative mind we’re forever entranced by, and a presence so charismatically cool we’re left in awe not just of her exquisite jewelry, but her entire brand, ethos and the infectious passion she has for her work, and the brides she creates for.

After a little brainstorm one day in NYC, we were obsessed with the idea of bringing Anna out to Australia knowing just how rare it is to have access to her jewelry here, and that our Aussie brides would love her as much as we do. A little bit of planning later, a dreamy Sydney studio space spilling with celestial jewels, drinks flowing, crystal readings taking place and Niki de Saint DJ’ing… and we had ourselves a magical event to celebrate Anna’s new Celestine collection.  And I guess what we can only describe as a swarm of people through the door flocking to gilded jewelry boxes (at first completely bypassing the flowing champagne and decadent grazing table!) was all the proof we needed!

See the full Celestial collection on the Anna Sheffield website

Styling by: The LANE

Photography: Sophie Thompson

Videography: LVDI

Venue: Bo and Luca Bridal Boutique, Surry Hills

Entertainment: Niki de Saint 

Celestite Crystals: The Living Fossil Gallery

Glass & Brass Bevelled Edged Boxes / Retail Table Crystals / Coasters: Haute Co 

Catering / Glassware: Gallivant

Prosecco: 6Ft6 Wine

Flowers: Fleurette 

Candles: A Little Light 

Invitations: Bliss & Bone

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