Kate Moss Wants to Wear Diamonds “All the Time, in Every Situation”

Photo credit: Chris Colls
Photo credit: Chris Colls


Kate Moss loves jewelry a lot. Like, a lot a lot. Messika by Kate Moss, the British supermodel’s new collaboration with the French jeweler, unveiled today at Paris Fashion Week, features 70 pieces of high jewelry divided into 11 sets. Encompassing everything from Art Deco baguette-cut diamond bracelets and rings to vibrantly colored diamond-and-malachite necklaces and bohemian head jewelry, the pieces are inspired by Moss’s impressive personal collection of antique jewelry, which she has been building ever since her career took off in the ’90s.

Last fall, Moss starred in Messika’s Lucky Move campaign with model Joan Smalls and actress Sylvia Hoeks; this project grew out of that photo shoot. A labor of love, it required Moss and Valérie Messika, the house’s founder and artistic director, to travel back and forth between Moss’s home in London and Messika’s atelier in Paris to work on

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This emerging Charlotte artist faced her sadness and fears to pursue art full time

Every life has turning points. For Rosa Renteria Jimenez it was her grandfather’s death. He died last October, a few months after she visited him in Mexico.

His passing gave her the courage to put everything she had into becoming a professional artist. A new path also meant confronting depression she suffered over the years. “The realization came…after my grandpa passed,” said Jimenez, 25. “Life is short, and I really wasn’t happy in my job anymore. I didn’t want to be there.”

She pursued art with fervor — quitting her teaching job and renting a studio space at Charlotte Art League in March.

“I got a studio because if I’m going to do this, I’m going to do it completely,” she said. “I don’t want to say I’m going to do it and not put any investment into it. I wanted to do things 100% or not do them at

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