On a cold and rainy November evening in Toronto, fashionable folk gathered on the third floor of the Gardiner Museum to fete celebrated jeweller John de Jong’s 15 years in the business. H’or deuvres and drinks were provided by Jamie Kennedy at the Gardiner and the atmosphere was glittery.
Display cases were set up around the room containing pieces from John de Jong’s newest collection. Candy coloured multi-strand bracelets and cocktail rings, glimmering chandelier earrings and exquisite pendants sparkled under bright lights while chic guests mingled. Each of the display cases had one empty display, with a question mark sign in place of a jewellery item. A whodunnit game perhaps? But no, once the fashion show began, we realized the missing items were on the models.
The styling was pitch-perfect with the models dressed in David Dixon’s chic dresses and hair and makeup in the style of Audrey Hepburn by Robert Gage and his staff. It was an altogether simple but very glamourous affair and the styling set off John de Jong’s jewellery concoctions perfectly. The girls strutted around the room through the crowd in their glittering jewellery before each piece was returned to its display case.
John de Jong has been designing jewellery since 1995 and his unique yet classic designs have been featured in the pages of the Globe & Mail, Flare, Fashion and Elle, and worn by such luminaries as E on-air personality Tanya Kim, ET Canada host Cheryl Hickey, socialite Ainsley Kerr and photographer Caitlin Cronenberg.
Learn more at www.jdj-jewellery.com
(Photos from the JDJ website)