Everywhere in the world, women are wearing an ample variety of jewelry. Whether it is about necklaces, bracelets or earrings, jewelry is extremely popular. So why do so many women choose to wear it on daily basis and why do these accessories have such an enormous impact on the way they look and feel? Jewelry has the ability to highlight women’s personality and bring out the best features when wearing the right pieces for the right occasion.
For now, behind the scenes stands beautiful lady Katerina Leroy, who expanded her career in multiple creative directions. Munich-based, Katerina Leroy runs the very popular on Social Media, and has a huge growing audience of nearly 400 thousand fans. Among her cooperation partners are Kempinski, Jumeirah, Waldorf Astoria, Palazzo Rhinoceros by Fendi, as well as numerous clothing and beauty brands of the premium segment. Known for her artistry and perfectionist quality standards, she embodies a pure inspiration of the feminine image and elegance. For the last few years she’s also collaborated with jewelry brand Thomas Jirgens Juwelenschmiede for many times on a gorgeous jewelry collection inspired by summer sunsets - and we’re eyeing up multiple designs for ourselves.
The collection “African Sunset” is part of the brand’s spring/summer offering, and is designed to symbolize seeing the beauty in life regardless of imperfections - something we can definitely get on board with! Designed to enhance confidence, Katerina Leroy explains: "Summer awakening creates the desire for something new! The new jewelry trends are sparkling, feminine and inspired by the sunset of a summer's garden. Having the courage to be yourself and make your look your message."
As Katerina is all about confidence, most of the pieces are bold and bright - although there are some understated must-haves for the minimalists, too. Made-up of earrings and bracelets, this collection is eye-catching and unique; and guaranteed to get plenty of compliments.
„Floating Sunlight” bracelet and “African Sunset” earrings are made from mandarin garnets, which have the most beautiful orange color of the garnet family comes from Mozambique. It is this warm, intense hue, which represents autumn in all its splendor and which refines the fashion of this golden season when it is worn as jewelry. Whether you’re looking for something to wear everyday or for special occasions, this could be the best choice.
Thomas Jirgens, a well-known Jeweler, a gemologist and consultant for diamonds, has been working as a master goldsmith in his Munich store for now 30 years. Thomas’ strong personality, graciousness, passion, determination and outstanding reputation throughout his career make him a great fit for creation of unique outstanding jewelry pieces. He mostly focuses on limited and exclusive concept of high- jewelry from the rarest stones and special design. Thomas Jirgens Juwelenschmiede strives for the greatest possible reliability and quality, not only in jewelry but also in the people who represent our brand.
“A good pair of necklace with a bracelet or earrings for an astonishing combo. I always recommend to not go with all three at the same time, unless you are sporting a boho style, of course. In this case, there is no such thing as too much jewelry. Let your attire and hairstyle guide you through the decisions process. For instance, if you decide to wear your hair down, stay away from dangly earrings, as they can easily get in the way. If you wear your hair up, or you have short hair, stay away from huge earrings.” – Thomas Jirgens
„African Sunset“ collection reflects the aristocratic codes with a touch of irreverence and elegance. Katerina Leroy combines her jewelry with the total look from the well known designer Patrizia Pepe. The name "Pepe" represents the identity of the brand, unconventional and dynamic. A brand that combines the practical aspects of everyday life with glamor, thanks to a combination of elegance, minimalist lines and meticulous attention to detail. Patrizia Pepe’s fashion embodies the ideal woman: urban, cosmopolitan, creative, fan of a style that is simultaneously practical for during the day, glamor in the evening and sexy at night. Katerina’s choice fell on the mohair-blend funnel-neck sweater. The dotted pattern and dropped sleeves look contemporary when paired with a stretch tulle midi skirt fully embroidered with bright sequins. The close fit accentuates the figure for attention-grabbing looks.
Model: Katerina Leroy @katerina_leroy
Photo: Sebastian Schulz @sebastian_schulz_photography
Make-up: Anna Velychko @anna_artist_
Jewellery: Thomas Jirgens @thomasjirgensjuwelenschmiede
Look: Patrizia Pepe @patriziapepe