Meeting Pamela Love and Her New Collection!
I recently attended a meet-and-greet even featuring Pamela Love at Goldyn, a contemporary boutique in the Highlands. I was treated to a trunk show highlighting her new fall jewelry collection, “Sueño” which translates to “dream”. This collection incorporated elements from Southwestern and Mexican art, including the symbol of an eagle, a dominant figure among other details throughout her pieces. She explains the importance of these emblems, which “symbolize strength, freedom and supreme vision. It is a powerful symbol for cultures throughout the world as well as American culture.” (Denver post). Below are some pieces from her Sueno collection including the “Aguila Cuff”. One of my personal favorites from the collection.
Pamela Love launched her jewelry line in 2006 and has since become a well-recognized name within the industry. In 2013 she took home the CFDA Swarovski Award for Accessory Design among other prestigious nominations and accomplishments.
Photo via The Coveteur
With all that in mind, I was a bit nervous to meet this woman who is such a key figure in the industry that I strive to become part of. My trusty sidekick, Bethany, whom you all may remember, was invited as well.
As we walked in, Courtney Parker, of Goldyn (a CSU alum!) greeted us warmly, stating, “Pamela is here. You must meet here! I’ll go find her”. Moments later we were shaking hands with Love, who had just gotten a tattoo from artist Patrick “Fish” King, who along with artist Minka Sicklinger were giving Sueño inspired tattoos in-store.
Soon all my nerves had diminished; Love was a friendly and sincere individual. Her passion for the industry was evident as she casually talked with us about school and New York, stating, “that’s where you must go if you want to work in this industry. There is no place like New York – Chicago and LA are similar, but they will never be New York”. She then noticed the feather and turquoise piece on my arm that I’d bought from her new collection. Soon I became her hand model as she styled me for a picture she would send to the designers from Giles & Brother – I was wearing their spike cuff along with her feather cuff. The two pieces seamlessly accentuated each other, becoming part of a story on my arm, therefore proving how versatile and complementary her pieces truly are.
I asked about her business and whether she would open a stand-alone store, to which she said, “that’s the goal, but we must build up our e-shop, then we can open a store”. Along with her main line, she now has Pamela Love Fine Jewelry, which incorporates finer materials.
Though our meeting was short, I’m sure we’ll cross paths again. Love was exceptionally endearing and down to earth; I could’ve talked to her for hours!
Thank you again to Goldyn, and of course Pamela Love for such a great time, hopefully we can do it again soon!
To shop her collections do so here
Edited by Lindsey Haligas
Sorry about the delay on the posting, as I have just recently moved up to CSU again for another exciting year! (Stay tuned!)
Have a great weekend!
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