The La Vie en Rose collection by Lydia Courteille: the theme of seduction is transformed into high jewelery ♦ ︎
“Scandal sur la Place Vendôme, the collection the plus déshabillée … Mais aussi le mieux accessoirisée … par Lydia Courteille”.
Luckily there is Lydia Courteille to remind everyone that the woman also knows how to seduce. In times plagued by a puritanism that risks bringing women back to the Victorian era and, at the same time, with excesses of the exhibition that transform femininity into a distorted object of desire, the risk is that of forgetting the prerogative of the other half of the sky. And that is the ability, according to one’s desire, to play the eternal game of love. Maybe with the ability to leverage on your appearance.
Et voila, 18K pink gold, morganite, sapphires, yellow sapphires, black diamonds, pink tourmaline, and rubies: these are the elements that transform seduction into 12 rings, three earrings, two bracelets and a necklace. Lydia Courteille’s high jewelry collection is even more seductive because Parisian women have special sex appeal. And if this attraction is combined with glamor and style, the collection, which is called La vie en rose, is better understood.
The models of sex appeal chosen by the designer as a source of inspiration for jewelry belong to different eras. For example, the mythological story of Leda and the seductive swan, which in reality is Jupiter who uses this sly way to love with the girl: a subject that has fascinated many artists, from Leonardo da Vinci to Salvator Dalì. This myth is played by Lydia Courteille with a bracelet whose pink gold swan hovers over the morganite mirror, at the bottom of which Leda appears.
But La Vie en Rose also winks at the myths and seductions of our times, from the use of lingerie to the famous performances at the Moulin Rouge. As always, the collection is combined with a series of particularly evocative images. But it is Lydia Courteille’s jewels that evoke the greatest power of seduction. For women, of course.