Pamela Love is a New Yorker. I don’t know a whole lot about her, except for the fact the she lives in Brooklyn, where I saw her riding her bike, that girls scream when they see her jewelry, and that everybody really wants me to meet her.
I wanted to make a quick visit to her presentation before meeting a friend for dinner. Everything was so crazy and super trendy that I almost stopped right there, but I decided to brave it and check out Pamela’s creations.
In a tiny room, little tents were put up. Inside each one, the jewelry was presented like in a cabinet of curiosities. Each one seemed to have its own story. In front, some hairy hippi kids I mistook for Devendra Banhart like four times, were playing in an awesomely messy music space. Some of Pamela’s other friends had some stuff up as well, some drawings, jewelry… Actually, it was total peace and love.
So here’s what I learned at Pamela Love’s presentation :
- Creating an atmosphere is an art. I don’t know how much time it took to put everything together and make all the little scenes, but the result of it all was just too cool.
- Olivier Zahm gets out of bed at 8 p.m. This guy is simply fascinating. Oh, and I love his watch.
- A simple presentation can be a party. As long as it makes people happy and brings them together, it’ll give a feeling… And then you’ll always come back to the jewelry.
- Genevieve Jones was a little afraid her top looks too much like a drape, and that gave her a good laugh. This is a Viktor & Rolf top. I remember that collection was weird, in a way. But it totally goes with the atmosphere, am I right?
- This I already knew: You can never have too many people at a party. Sometimes it gets way too hot, but you can never have too many people. Come on Monday 5PM to drink some champagne with me in London.
- If you don’t know what to wear to a party, don’t hesitate to go fishing in a friend’s closet, especially when that friend is Pamela Love.
- If you look super cute, quietly having a drink with friends and then suddenly a Garance comes and tells you to pretend like you’re reading a book on a big chair just because she thinks it a great idea, you have every right to say no. But you also have every right to think the concept is wonderful and, like Sarah, cry out : awesome!
- There is a real science that exists today of the torn-up t-shirt.
- Having a dog that looks like a wet Gremlin can bring out some of your prodigious beauty.
- It’s awesome to surround yourself. Surround yourself with people you love, you admire and share. Pamela isn’t afraid that her friends’ creations will over shadow her own, nor to create some synergies, and to mix everything together. So even if I still don’t really know her, I already really like Pamela.
And with that, I’m off to bed. Big hugs! Bonne journée!
Translation : Tim Sullivan