I’ll be honest – I’ve sort of been putting off writing this post. Why? There is just too much to say and, somehow, it seems like the pinnacle of my blogging experience and it is just too early for that. On the other hand, the mental pressure is building up and I can’t hold in my love for Jeanine Payer‘s work much longer. So, here it goes.
When it comes to music, I am basically a lyric person. Ultimately, it is the words that move me and stick with me. Perhaps that is why the work that has made Jeanine Payer famous speaks to me so — it combines words with beautiful, delicate jewelry. Jeanine obviously has a great love of words which enables her to find the music in quotes that are worthy of being worn. Beyond that, though, she is a design genius. She brings subtly and taste to each piece — pure poetry.
I met Jeanine Payer once at the grand opening of Alexis Bittar‘s store in San Francisco. She was so kind to take a few minutes to talk with me and, truly, I was in awe. I recall that she mentioned that she wanted to work bigger and begin to stretch the aesthetic of her line a bit. (I felt so honored to have a discussion with her about her amazing line of jewelry.) Indeed, her fall 2011 line began to introduce some new elements.