To say that Sophie Théallet has had a good 2009 would be an understatement. The French designer, who won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in November, has continued her upward ascent as her frocks are recent faves of Michelle Obama, and her latest collection garnered even more rave reviews. So, it came as no surprise when the Gallic modiste teamed up with Finn Jewelry's Soraya Silchenstedt and Candice Pool to create their first collaboration, which debuted during NYFW at Théallet's fall '10 runway show. Sophie told us that her inspiration was "folklore and old children's stories that little girls grow up with all around the world—the classic story of the peasant girl that becomes a princess," she said. "I wanted to do little charms that were refined, magical, and discreet." The result is exactly that. Gold charm necklaces with cowbells (which actually ring with a rose-cut diamond inside) and daggers (Sophie says they're for "protection"), medallion bracelets with Alhambra shapes, and the stunner that made us literally gasp: a fairytale charm necklace with a fixed pavé diamond star and moon charm with a carved garnet heart. While the prices are also a bit of a fantasy (ie: they're steep!), we know this for sure: Being a princess doesn't come cheap.
Above, top right: Fairytale charm necklace, 18" with fixed pavé diamond star, pavé moon star charm, dagger charm, medallion charm, carved garnet heart charm, and bell charm, $4,375. Above, bottom right: Medallion charm bracelet, thick chain with six medallions, $7,500.
Above, top right: Bell and Dagger necklace, 18" chain with polished cowbell and satin dagger charms, $1,650; Above, bottom right: Medallion necklace, 18" chain with satin finish medallion with an engraved ST, $1,200
The 4-piece 18-karat-gold capsule collection will be sold exclusively at Jeffrey New York starting next week.
Runway images via Style.com; All other images via Ashley Jahncke.