Celebrity stylist Kate Young created some of the most iconic looks we’ve seen on recent memorable red carpets and how jewelry provides the perfect finishing touch to an eye-catching look. At this year’s SAG Awards, she dressed Selena Gomez in a stunning Bvlgari Serpenti choker. At BAFTA, Sienna Miller embodied effortless chic in her tassels of Boucheron diamonds. And who can forget Margot Robbie wearing her Van Cleef & Arpels zip necklace at the 2015 Academy Awards?
Luckily, you don’t need a Hollywood star bank balance to tap into the expertise of this self-proclaimed jewelry nerd. The New York-based stylist utilized her own enviable vintage bauble collection to create Monica’s collection with her Vinaders. The hard-working, entrepreneurial creative pair was introduced by a mutual friend, and when there was no travel or red carpet events for her during lockdown, she had time to dedicate herself to designing a collection together. In , she joined Zooming.
Vinader says he knew from the first video call it was a match made in heaven. “You said, ‘Wait a minute, I’m going to the vault.’ what you loved trend.
“I love fashion, but it’s so ephemeral. Things that look important can look really tired after a year and a half. Jewelry isn’t,” says Elsa Peretti. says Young, who is one of the designers of According to her, one of the best things about awards season for her is seeing the new intern’s face when she unpacks her diamond necklace for the first time. “They can’t believe their eyes. There’s magic in rocks,” she says with a smile.