I have a crazy obsession with Southern Belles. From their hair to their ensembles to their manners, they just seem to get it right and in my honest opinion, New York women can learn a thing or two from them.
Genevieve Jones fits the profile, having been born in New York, but raised in Louisiana. She is one of NYC’s most well-known socialites, but she is also an accessories designer with a collection of handbags and jewelry that turn heads no matter where you go. She is influenced heavily by vintage pieces and travel, bringing a diverse array of cultures into her designs which truly make them unique. In India, she caught the jewelry bug and took classes on jewelry making as well as diving into the study of gemstones.
Genevieve’s line is produced in Thailand, adding another international element to her accessories. There is an effortless grace in every collection, given a modern edge which captivates her style so perfectly. Vogue Paris featured Genevieve’s closet and style on their website. Here are some excerpts from her interview (translated from French).
How would you describe your style?
My style is both romantic and classic. I collect a lot of vintage, especially long glamorous dresses from the 30’s and 50’s. I like to create a character each time I get dressed. A kind of double identity that I enjoy recreating in the smallest details.
What are the three pieces you wear all the time?
My Lanvin satin ballet flats, my Genevieve Jones safety pin earrings ($275) and my Thierry Lasry sunglasses.
Your favorite designers?
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Picciolo for Valentino, Marc Jacobs, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig for Marchesa.
*Images courtesy of Vogue Paris.