Aurélie Bidermann's Parisian Closet Is Too Chic For Words

The folks over at The Coveteur love playing to our voyeuristic side, and each week, the OG closet invaders will let us peek into the designer-laden digs of their — and our! — favorite tastemakers. Just one warning: The lust-worthy displays may cause an undying impulse to hang your jewels on your kitchen sink’s faucet. Now, let the swooning begin!
Our Paris memories are vivid and not nearly forgotten. The first pit stop on The CoveTour de France was the industry fave jewelry designer and our unofficial tour guide Parisienne. Bidermann welcomed us into her home and spent the day giving us insider tips on where to eat, shop, wine, and dine. Being a friend of past Coveteurs like Garance Doré and Virginie Dhello, we'd heard amazing things and were eager to meet the leading lady herself.
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It was hard not to be inspired by Bidermann’s philosophy and designs. It was even more inspiring to be in her personal space, which was plastered with carefully curated moodboards. Bidermann’s abode was truly a Coveteur’s dream, filled with impromptu bookshelves, Selby prints, preserved tarantulas (yes, you read that correctly) and an endless supply of Bidermann originals. Getting up-close and personal with one of our favorite jewelry lines — and the brains behind the namesake line — was truly a pleasure.
It was fascinating to see the re-emergence of the golden wheat (a symbol of luck and prosperity) amongst Bidermann’s collection, as it was also a prominent reoccurring symbol in Coco Chanel’s apartment at 31 Rue Cambon (which we had previewed just days before). When we dug through her closet, we encountered an enormous amount of leopard print and creepy crawly creatures reminiscent of Stephanie Lacava’s collection…but we clearly weren’t complaining. Instead of running for the Eiffel Tower, we happily overstayed our welcome and spent the afternoon admiring how good her bling looked on our bodies.
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"This is one my favorite dresses ever. I love to wear it with this vintage leather belt." Dress: Balenciaga; Belt: Vintage
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"This photograph is by Todd Selby and I go mad for his work! The lace cuff is from antique lace that's dipped in gold." Jewelry: Aurélie Bidermann
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"I am obsessed with all things leopard print. This dress is so gorgeous, and felt like it needed a home in my closet." Dress: Alaïa; Sandals: Alaïa; Sneakers: Christian Louboutin; Brogues: Miu Miu; Bracelets: Aurélie Bidermann
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Sweaters: Cèline; Boots: Vintage; Belt: Vintage; Sunglasses: Tom Ford
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Jewelry: Aurélie Bidermann
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"The turquoise scarabs are from my Spring 2012 collection. I believe they bring good luck when received as a gift! The book is by Gorsky." Boots: Jimmy Choo; Jewelry: Aurélie Bidermann
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"This necklace was inspired by one of Jeanloup Sieff's muses, a beautiful ballet dancer." Necklace: Aurélie Bidermann

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Flats: Lanvin; Heels: Alaïa; Bracelets: Aurélie Bidermann
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"I love lace!" Dress: Chloé
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"The turquoise enamel bracelet was inspired by the beautiful blue skies in Sante Fe. They are so stunningly peaceful." Bracelet: Aurélie Bidermann
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"This is a portion of my mood board." Ring: Chrome Hearts x The Rolling Stones
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"This coat is one of my absolute favorites."

Coat: Joseph
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"I wear both of these constantly; they are my go-to everyday shoes." Sneakers: Christian Louboutin; Brogues: Miu Miu; Bracelets: Aurélie Bidermann
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"Wheat brings luck and prosperity in France!" Necklace: Aurélie Bidermann
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"This spike cuff — from the Fall 2011 collection — was inspired by my dear friend, Malcom X, the former manager of the Sex Pistols. He passed away two years ago, and this was my tribute! The gold and enamel necklace is from my Spring 2012 collection — it's representative of the white walls in front of the homes in Sante Fe." Jewelry: Aurélie Bidermann

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"These cuffs are a part of my Spring 2012 collection." Jewelry: Aurélie Bidermann
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"This is my 'Do Brazil' classic bracelet. It's become a staple in each of my collections. I select new color variations for each season. Originally I was inspired by the colors of Brazil and my childhood making friendship bracelets — so I made them into a chic bracelet!" Bracelet: Aurélie Bidermann
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Bracelets: Aurélie Bidermann
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"I wear this all the time! I love to wear it with jeans and leopard Miu Miu lace-ups. The picture is by Genevieve Gravure and was taken at Colette; I love the graffiti on it, it's very cool!" Dress: Dries Van Noten
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"These are my lucky charms: Each one of them means or represents something different and they are always present in each collection." Shoes: Limited Edition Church's; Bracelets: Aurélie Bidermann
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"I love this so very much. And it's very warm." Coat: Cèline
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"The blouse is from my very chic mother's closet. My grandmother had a collection of scarabs and butterflies — a cabinet of curiosity! I used to stare at them for hours as a little girl." Shirt: Vintage Yves Saint Laurent
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"I am obsessed with Smythson notebooks in every color. The necklace is from the Fall 2011 collection." Necklace: Aurélie Bidermann
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"I went to a vintage bookshop and immediately fell in love with this cover. The earrings are from my Spring 2012 collection inspired by Santa Fe." Earrings: Aurélie Bidermann
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"I love to wear this skirt with a T-shirt or sweatshirt. My faves are J. Crew and James Perse." Skirt: Lanvin
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