First of all, there is a great little article on Daphne Guinness (page 398). Guinness is not only a fashion darling, but I’m sure she also has a truly spectacular jewelry collection. We get a glimpse of this in the stunning pictures captioned with those beautiful words, “Jewelry – Guinness’s own”. Gorgeous earrings and bracelets from Harry Winston are just some of the serious gems sported by this eccentric icon. I wish the magazine had focused a bit more on the timeless jewels she uses to accessorize her of-the moment fashions - that’s where true style begins!
So, I was a little disappointed the cover went to Kim Kardashian when such an interesting alternative was profiled in the same issue. Seriously Bazaar, not even a cover blurb on the Guinness article? Anyway, I wasn’t completely pessimistic about jewelry in this issue with Kardashian as the covergirl. After all, she has designed two jewelry lines herself, one for Saints and Angels and another under the name Belle Noelle with the help of Pascal Mouawad. For such a shameless self-promoter, I expected to read a bit more about her vision as a designer or her hopes for the jewelry brand.
But then, I got to page 412 and all was forgiven. Kardshian interviews the one and only Dame Elizabeth Taylor! Naturally, the conversation drifts towards the serious rocks in Taylor’s collection. I was completely overwhelmed by this unexpected gem of an article. If you don’t believe me, read it yourself online. It’s a great read and only reinforces my love of Liz Taylor as a jewelry collector. In every interview she seems like she really enjoys her collection and wears the jewels not just because they symbolize a moment or a relationship. She seems to appreciate them for their beauty and discusses what it means to be the custodian for jewlery work of art. with a single page, this issue turned from a nice weekend read to a keepsake I'll be referring to for a long time.