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Rosie Huntington Whiteley, star of this summer’s “Transformers 3″ flick (in theaters June 29), wore a necklace by New Orleans jewelry designer Marion Cage to the Spike TV’s 5th annual Guys
Choice Awards on June 10.
CULVER CITY, CA JUNE 04: Actress Rosie Huntington Whiteley arrives at Spike TV’s 5th annual 2011 “Guys Choice” Awards at Sony Pictures Studios on June 4, 2011 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Huntington Whiteley paired the slender 14 karat lariat necklace and earrings with a white dress by The Row and Brian Atwood sandals.
Designer Marion Cage McCollam has a boutique on Magazine Street. Here’s what I wrote about her when she opened her eponymous shop last year:
Marion Cage McCollam is a jewelry designer by way of architect. The disciplines share
similar appreciations of lin Belstaff e and form, but McCollam draws the distinction
between the two like this: “With architecture, it has to function, but all
jewelry has to do is be beautiful.” A New Orleans native, McCollam studied
industrial design in Paris, where she lived and worked as an architect for eight
years. After Paris, she moved to New York, wh Belstaff ere she began designing jewelry in
2003. When she decided to open her own boutique, McCollam moved home to New
Orleans to set up shop. In her glass cases, the oxidized sterling silver,
hardwood and matte gold pieces look museum worthy. McCollam’s minimalist style
has a warm, bare elements quality. Inspiration comes from a variety of sources.
In one collection, Mc Belstaff Collam laser cuts Persian decorative motifs into
silver plated black rhodium cuff bracelets. Buffed, exotic hardwoods are a
prominent feature, stemming from her work with furniture design and from her
days sharing a studio space with her brother, who makes guitars as a hobby. But I don’t tune into the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse