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    THE INSIDER: DELFINA DELETTREZ

    meet the girl behind the coolest jewelry around.

    by liza darwin 2011-06-22T00:00:00-04:00
    Creepy-crawly ants, beetles, and even bloody tears. Let's face it: there's jewelry, and then there's Delfina Delettrez jewelry. With her edgy goth-glam collections (sold at retailers like Opening Ceremony) this Rome-based designer and member of the Fendi clan has proven that sometimes the weirdest, most out-there inspirations actually turn out to be the prettiest pieces of all.

    We asked Delfina about her jewelry, playing muse to herself, and how pearls and skulls can coexist- and still look cool.

    You first became interested in jewelry when....

    After I saw my first piece realized four years ago, I was so excited that I knew that I wanted to keep making jewelry!  My first piece was a skull necklace made of four different colors of silver and bone.

    If you had to describe your latest collection in one sentence, you'd say...
    The new collection is a dance- Stones and pearls move and mesh together, while rings float on the body like gyroscopes.

    You make your jewelry (for yourself, your friends, a particular muse, etc).....
    Exclusively thinking about myself and following my personal taste.

    A jewelry trend you'll never understand is....
    Charm bracelets. I‘ve always hated them!

    The piece of jewelry you'd be saddest if you lost is...
    I would say my 42 carat black diamond eye ring!

    The music you play in your studio is.....
    It depends on the collection I am working on and my mood. If I need to concentrate and relax, I listen to more soft music that opens my brain to new stimuli- it could be Maria Callas, which I love, or Jeff Buckley. Otherwise, I put my vinyl records on and I listen to my collection of rock music.

    See our favorite Delfina Delettrez pieces below, and check out more of the collection here.
    Tags: fashion, accessories
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