Monday, August 08, 2011

Gretchen Jones for Piperlime

Last season's "Project Runway" winner, Gretchen Jones, got hated on quite a bit, especially when she won over fan favorite Mondo. But try to put your residual crankiness aside and look as her exclusive jewelry collection for Piperlime with fresh eyes!The collection was created to support and bring awareness to Aid to Artisans, which will receive 100% of the net profits. Working with Ipuna Artisan Workshop in Bogota, Colombia, Gretchen developed 14 pieces in her glam boho aesthetic. Prices range from $48 to $120, which is nicely affordable.
I find the collection... fine. It's a touch uninspired and I'm not compelled to buy any of the pieces, though I admit I'm still rarely compelled to spend money on jewelry! Inspired by Egyptian pyramids and the 1973 cult film "Holy Mountain," supposedly the jewelry is etched with various magical symbols, but mostly I see lines and studs.

What do you think of Gretchen's first major debut?