Delfina Delettrez is an Italian based jewelry designer who’s namesake brand is known for its eye popping and lip smacking style. Delettrez was born in Rome and is fourth generation from the family of the house of Fendi. Delettrez studied costume history and worked for Chanel before launching her first jewelry collection in 2007. Her style is described as gothic, romantic, rock, passionate, laid-back, playful and sunny. Delettrez collection includes images of lips, eyes, flowers, skulls, fierce animals, insects, bees and religious crosses. She says the human body is a very strong source for inspiration where she borrows the concept from Leonardo Di Vinci’s classic drawings. Her playful side is inspired by the cartoon works of the animated films by director Tim Burton, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Corpse Bride”. Her collection is an array of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, brooches, and cuff links. She has a small shop in Rome just steps away from Piazza Navona. However her collection is sold worldwide at various retailer and online. www.colette.fr, www.couturelab.com, www.doverstreetmarket.com, opening ceremony.us, www.saksfifthavenue.com. www.stylebop.com, and www.yoox.com are just to name a few.
Celebrities such as Beyonce and Rihanna have been photographed wearing Delfina Delettrez’s designs. My personal favorite piece from the collection is the cartoon eye and pearl piercing earring. It is made from 18 karat gold, pearl and has small diamonds and sapphires making up the eye. There is also a version made from emeralds or rubies. The earring is designed to wear alone with a simple stud in the other ear. for a closer look at her collection visit her official web site: www.delfinadelettrez.com