Fascinated by its legendary status, we invited Kelly Framel to style and Jamie Beck to photograph a shoot for LoveGold featuring Fred Leighton’s collection of one-of-a-kind, iconic vintage jewellery. Celebrating the signature styles of Marilyn Monroe and Jerry Hall, gold is the star of this glamorous Hollywood feature.
For over forty years, Fred Leighton has been collecting vintage and estate pieces that span the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco periods, from names including Cartier, Tiffany & Co. and Boucheron. The collection not only features exquisite examples of jewellery design, but also offers its wearers the chance to be part of a unique history. Items from Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Onassis and Josephine Baker have all been sold by the jeweller, and it is this mystique that has made Fred Leighton jewellery a fixture on the red carpet for Hollywood’s glamorous crowd.
Photographed by Jamie Beck at the infamous Chateau Marmont hotel, the Los Angeles landmark was the perfect backdrop for Fred Leighton’s A-list jewellery. Beck told us: “The light of LA in a location as iconic as our muses lent the story such character and variety.”
From Natalie Portman to Nicole Kidman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga and Rooney Mara, Fred Leighton is the jeweller of choice for tastemakers from the worlds of fashion, film and music. Speaking to LoveGold about her own Hollywood muses, Jamie Beck told us: “When I think of Marilyn Monroe, I think of curves, glamour, playfulness, and a celebration of femininity. When I think of Jerry Hall, I think of effortlessness. She's the kind of woman who, no matter what she is wearing, be it daring or laid back - her essence and very being stand out.” See how Kelly and Jamie were inspired by Hollywood.