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Tuesday
Jan192010

Paige Novick

WHO: PAIGE NOVICK
WHAT: JEWELLERY DESIGNER
WHERE: NEW YORK
VISIT: www.paigenovick.com

FFF LOVES… Her extremely beautiful Broken Glass collection (below), her inspiring mantra of “quiet beauty, steadfastness and self-assurance,” and her fabulous food blog The Ingredients.

What are your staples?
Almonds, cashew butter, dried cherries and Greek yogurt, whole grain bread, fruits and vegetables of all kinds.

What are your indulgences?
French fries and Cabernet, quince and manchego cheese and macaroons.

What can’t you live without?
Roasted squash with cinnamon and a hint of maple syrup… I think I am addicted.

What is past its use-by-date?
The Spanish Olive mix in the fridge.

What is your pantry craving?
Exotic spices.

About Paige Novick:
Although Paige Novick officially launched her luxury accessories company in 2008, she is no stranger to the fashion industry. From 1993-2008 Paige was the owner and creative director of “Frou’ by Paige Novick, the contemporary handbag—and later clothing—brand that was carried by specialty and department stores in the US, Japan and Europe.

A proclaimed Francophile, Paige continuously draws inspiration from having lived and studied in Paris for several years. While studying art history at the Sorbonne, she interned at Chanel and worked directly with Karl Lagerfeld. She was immediately stirred by his passion and dedication to his art. This gave paige the impetus to pave a career in fashion upon returning to New York.

Her jewelery reflects her personal style: effortless yet chic. One of the hallmark designs is her use of contrasting elements—masculine and feminine, organic and synthetic, rough and refined. Asymmetrical details, worn finishes, and a luxuriously casual vibe give Paige’s collection a feminine and sexy appeal.

Many of her pieces are discreetly adorned with a silver or gold snail. Paige chose this symbol as her icon because of the mollusk’s quiet beauty and self-assurance. The snail’s understated grace and steadfast determination in the face of uncertainty echoes Paige’s unwavering spirit and consistent approach to design. She has managed to create an aura of accessibility and genuine playfulness under an emotive, elegant, luxury halo.