Annelise Michelson is a rare find in the jewelry world. Not only does she approach her line with a good dose of humor and a typically French je ne sais quoi, she also creates some of the most avant-garde (and recognizable) pieces out there.
As a student at Paris’s École de la Chambre Syndicale de Couture Parisienne, Michelson studied fashion design and went on to work at houses such as Hermès and Vanessa Bruno. A few years in, however, when a friend asked her to create a jewelry collection for a Carine Roitfeld–styled Vogue Paris shoot, she discovered a niche in the market for beautifully designed costume jewelry and launched her own label. Michelson approaches her creations as accessories rather than delicate jewels. She takes inspiration from art, sculpture, architecture and the minutiae of nature and everyday objects Think barbed wire and sea algae). The result is a fusion of organic yet brutalist shapes that play with the idea of what jewelry should be but remain innately feminine. “I have pieces that are a mix of two different schools,” Michelson says. “I like this clash. It’s really the idea of moving from one mood to another.”
CÉLINE TRIFOLD BAG I love this bag because it's not an It-bag! It's also light and structured at the same time.
ANNELISE MICHELSON ECLIPSE EARRINGS My eclipse earrings are a must-have!
BAMBOO VASE BY ENZO MARI I've wanted this vase forever! I'm a big fan of Enzo Mari. I love the détournement with the touch of minimal and industrial feeling.
LOUIS VUITTON BOOTS These boots are simply a must-have.
CADMO LAMP BY RASHID KARIM I love this lamp for its organic and minimal form and its beautiful diffusion of light. It will be a great addition to my apartment.