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December 2014 - Dallas

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NEW YORK, LOVE BY STEVEN HEMPEL. ART DIRECTION MICHELLE AVIÑA. PHOTOGRAPHY SHAYNA FONTANA. HAIR AND MAKEUP CARMEN WILLIAMSON. I first met Pamela Love in 2007, just after the launch of her jewelry collection. She worked out of a closet-sized studio space in New York City's Garment District, which was shared with other aspiring designers. Despite rather humble beginnings, Love's work had already found its way to influential retailer Opening Ceremony and was on the verge of becoming known around the globe. Today, just seven years later, her totemic jewelry is indeed stocked in some of the chicest boutiques around the world. Love traveled to Dallas to visit Forty Five Ten, one of three retailers worldwide to carry Pamela Love Fine, her new collection of precious gemstone-studded gold jewelry, which shares inspiration with her costume pieces (skulls, claws, talons, scorpions, crosses, hearts, astronomy and the American Southwest). from with IN THE BEGINNING … I followed my boyfriend to New York and used school as an excuse. I enrolled in Tisch School of the Arts at NYU because I was interested in writing, art direction and painting. I felt that getting a degree in film would let me explore everything I loved in one medium. FAVORITE FILMS. I love [director] Terry Gilliam; his movies 12 Monkeys and Brazil are at the top of my list. I also love director Alejandro Jodorowsky and The Holy Mountain. I'm really a sci-fi and scary- movie freak. I love the Batman movies and Christopher Nolan. I guess I'm not your typical girl in that way. FOLLOWING THE PATH OF ART. Working with Francesco Clemente was amazing. We were introduced through mutual friends. When we met, I had finished NYU with a minor in painting, so I asked if he needed a painting assistant. He asked if I could start the next day, so I called the store (where I worked) and quit on the spot. I worked as his assistant for five years, and we continue to work together a few times each year on commissions and portraits. A MENTOR. Francesco is the most inspiring person I've ever worked with. The way he works and sees the world has had such an impact on my life. One of his many interests was jewelry, and he was hugely influential in getting me to take my work with jewelry from a hobby to a more serious place. He's become a great friend and father figure to me; I began working with him shortly after my father's passing. He even presided over my wedding [to husband Matt]. SURINAM SOJOURNS. In the last few years, I've traveled to Surinam twice; it's a tiny speck of a country north of Brazil. I was invited by a friend as part of their project involving ethical mining. Because the country's primary industry is gold mining and almost 90 percent of the country is part of the Amazon rainforest, it's important to promote safe mining techniques for both the people there and the environment. The trip was amazing, as most of the land is completely impassable; we spent the entire time hopping from village to village by small plane. It was a crazy adventure and something I wish I could do every month. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE. I really love the work of Art Smith [a leading mid-20th-century modernist jeweler]. He's a hero of mine. His work is traveling on exhibition now and finally receiving the respect and attention it deserves. I also love William Spratling from the Silver Renaissance period. And I love work from Taxco, along with work from the Victorian period as well as jewelry from Africa. I tend to be influenced by work from specific periods and places more so than individual artists. A FINE LINE. We recently launched fine jewelry and have been adding pieces. Fine jewelry gives me the opportunity to create a smaller collection of work and focus on creating jewelry that is truly magical. One of the key differences is that the fine collection allows us to create work using gold and gemstones and eliminate some of the constraints that come with our costume line, which is made on a much larger scale in brass and sterling silver. Both share much of the same inspiration, but there is less focus on hitting certain price points or worries about having enough materials to complete a collection. EVOLVING CREATIVELY. The world has changed a lot. There are a lot of new brands. You are swimming in a sea of brands and bombarded by information all the time. The world is just brands, brands, brands, and it's a very different world than when I began. So I've changed because I have to think about how we set ourselves apart from the multitude of others that exist. In the beginning, it was just me making work. I didn't have a team, and I didn't have others to think about. I was young, and it was the beginning of a boom in the jewelry category [2006]. I just did whatever I wanted, was super weird and creative. Now I have to think more strategically and keep in mind what sets us apart from everyone else. We are a laboratory of creativity. We have to be unique, not derivative, not boring. We have to be spectacular. It's hard work but something I will always love. PAMELA LOVE FINE JEWELRY AT FORTY FIVE TEN; COSTUME JEWELRY THROUGH FIVE AND TEN. Pamela wearing Isabel Marant dress from V.O.D., Dallas, and Pamela Love Fine jewelry. Pamela Love wearing Dolly Python, 1920s vintage dress and Pamela Love Fine jewelry. BY JANE ROZELLE. PHOTOGRAPHY DANA DRIENSKY. DECEMBER | PAGE 42 | 2014 A UNITED EVENING A tented utopia in Shy and Charlotte Anderson's courtyard garden greeted guests for "An Evening Under the Stars" to kick off the 90th Anniversary Celebration of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. Guests chatted al fresco before entering the colorful tented banquet, thanks to Todd Events, for a lavish dinner. As patrons took their seats to partake in the first course of butternut squash soup served in miniature pumpkins, dynamic duo Charlotte Jones Anderson and Troy Aikman welcomed all and thanked the evening's chairs, Gina and Ken Betts, and honorary chairs, Nancy and Richard R. Rogers. Troy gave a shout-out to his football idol, Ed "Too Tall" Jones, then Charlotte spoke about United Way and how she and Troy were thrilled to co-chair the upcoming Unite Forever Gala. Aikman and Anderson, alongside CEO and president of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Jennifer Sampson, invited PepsiCo's VP of communications, Chris Wyse, to the stage for the big announcement — the entertainment reveal for the February 6 gala at AT&T Stadium: Usher and Blake Shelton. The crowd went wild, as if Romo had just scored a winning touchdown. Then it was time for an additional treat: singer Christopher Cross, who took fans down memory lane with his greatest hits, "Ride Like The Wind" and "Sailing." Feeling united: Barbara and Ralph Babb, Charlene and Rod Lake, Kathleen Hutchinson, Deb and Clint McDonnough, John Nolan, Pete and Tanya Foster, and Michael Flores. Caroline Rose Hunt Cecily Gooch Jeremy Lock Ross Perot Margot Perot D'Andra Simmons-Lock Allan McBee Lynn McBee Roger Staubach Ken Altshuler Marianne Staubach Christopher Cross Curt Fitzgerald Jerry Jones Jennifer Sampson Charlotte Jones Anderson Troy Aikman Jane Rimer Abigail Williams Kevin Boscamp Shea Boscamp Gene Jones Travis Heinrichs Haven Heinrichs Nicole Small Paul Tagg Annika Cail Dennis Cail Debra Tagg Lyda Hill Ruth Altshuler

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