Anne Schofield of Anne Schofield Antiques at Woollahra in Sydney, specialises in jewellery both past and present, which has achieved a pinnacle of excellence in the art of design.
Currently on show until Saturday 30th May, 2015, Anne Schofield Antiques is pleased to present an exhibition of fine art jewellery by much-acclaimed French born Viennese based designer and artist Jacqueline Lillie (b.1941).
Internationally recognized for innovative, sculptural work; a combination of interesting design, fine craftsmanship and intricate detailing, Jacqueline Lillie has certainly mastered the art of flexibility, form and function in her exquisite hand-made craft.
Using mixed media, including microscopic glass antique beads from such famed glass centres in Europe as Prague and appropriately Bohemia, Jacqueline Lillie works by hand using a magnifying glass and the very fine copper needle she fashions herself to achieve simply amazing results.
Threaded and knotted individually with an artist’s eye, Lillie encrusts very diverse and interesting shapes made of titanium, silver and gold with her tiny beads. Yet other shapes are formed completely with beads threaded on silk and so superbly detailed you can hardly believe they are real.
The magnificent collection glimmered and glittered in the light of Anne Schofield’s very chic gallery on opening night and those present were animated with sheer delight as they encountered the pieces first hand.
Jewellery for today’s lifestyle requires a timeless look, one that has become classical while always being contemporary.
It needs to have a great dash of Bohemian chic to appeal to those with a business lifestyle, going from the office during the day to a concert or the opera at night as well as a casual party on weekends.
Refinement of style and miniature craftsmanship is at the heart of Jacqueline Lillie’s amazing achievements, as she innovates the world of contemporary jewellery.
She spends 100 – 200 hours hand-making each piece and so production understandably is limited, as they are each unique.
All Jacqueline Lillie’s pieces are captivating, well suited to the urban world and not so much a reflection of the buyer’s status, but proof positive that their new owner has a discerning eye.
My own favourite was the superb long flat black and white beaded necklace on display in the window, with its cleverly handcrafted black and white Corian clasp. Stunning
Made of glass beads threaded onto silk it showcased the patience, brilliance and quiet industry of its talented designer maker.
Anne Schofield says of Jacqueline Lillie’s intricate jewels they ‘…are so very special, that I believe they will become highly sought after antiques of the future’ said Anne.
I couldn’t agree more.
Just imagining them and bringing them to reality seems to me an extraordinary process.
1st Australian Fashion Film Awards (AFFA) 2015, about which Jo Bayley recently reported, took place on Wednesday 20th May 2015 in the Sky Lobby of Westfield at Sydney.
A finalist in the 2014 Telstra Business Awards, Anastasia Fai, the founder of AFFA, has brought her passion and vision for uniting both fashion and film to fruition.
She received great support from both the fashion and film industries as well as corporate sponsors.
Baz Lurhmann, Chanel and Country Road were all big winners helping to inspire the industry into the future.
Anastasia noted the “… AFFA will be celebrating Aussie talent for many years to come” she said and, ‘…by being offered multifaceted aspects of human interaction within this unique cinematic world, we are invited to redefine what fashion means’.
Judges were Graeme Mason – CEO, Screen Australia, Nicole Warne – Celebrity Fashion Blogger of Gary Pepper Girl, Marion Hume – International Fashion Journalist, Prof Ian Bofinger – Executive Dean, Australian Institute of Music and Emma van Haandel – Founder, EVH PR
Marion Hume who couldn’t be at the ceremony observed “As we all live so much of our lives online, sharing favourite fashion content in the form of attention-grabbing moving image is now our normal. A fashion film celebrates and promotes fashion in an attention-grabbing way.”
Chanel the fashion house came out a big winner with the very seductive short film advertisement for the eternal Chanel No 5, billed as the world’s most desirable fragrance, which it commissioned.
Baz Luhrmann who crafted another film for Chanel starring Nicole Kidman ten years ago, has designed this new commercial as a mini-romance, starring world supermodel Gisele Bündchen and actor Michiel Huisman who wins hearts for his role in Game of Thrones. It is meant to be characterized in reality.
It is all about the 21st-century woman, one who knows when to draw the line on her career because her marriage is in trouble and chooses love above all.
“The One That I Want’ was a three time winner, taking home the Best Director award for Baz Lurhmann, with Catherine Martin winning Best Fashion Styling and Lo-Fang Best Sound Design or Music.
Ah Paris, you can’t help but love this city.
Where to eat?
What to see?
Where to shop?
Wanting to discover new places and sights, we decided first on our “to do” list was the Chateau at Versailles.
Having been to France many times it was the one place on top of our list.
Neither my husband nor I had visited this magnificent historical house and gardens, and it is definitely a major must see!
I’m sure our editor Carolyn could explain in great detail the architectural features of this grand place.
(Hi Jo – our post King Louis XIV and the Chateau of the Sun King at Versailles JO …
The Discobolus, or Discus Thrower is a sculpture by the artist Myron c450 BC who revels in revealing the athletic human body as a single dynamic plane. one of the most recognized images from antiquity. Currently on show at the British Museum in the exhibition Defining Beauty, its stylised movement is captured precisely; the body tense and poised at that moment of throwing the discus to victory. The exhibition examines Greek interest in human character as well as sexual and social identity.
During this exhibition you can discover the ‘naked truth’ behind Greek Art through a live 30 minute broadcast sponsored by Julius Baer and popularly presented by historian Dan Snow. You can join in with his journey around the exhibition, getting up close to iconic white marble statues, exquisite works in terracotta and beautiful bronzes and fascinating vases. As the tour progresses, viewers will be able to submit their questions via Twitter and the Periscope app.
The case for visual aesthetic beauty was firmly established during the fifth century before Christ at Athens. The statue of Aphrodite the Goddess of Love was originally commissioned by the citizens of Knidos in southwest Turkey around 360 BC and convey sto us why she was a popular ‘tourist’ attraction in her own day. Restraint in design and style became inextricably interwoven into what we now today recognize as a classical tradition or an acknowledged standard of excellence. Questions for a live Q&A will be able to be submitted via the British Museum’s Twitter page.
Chris Michaels, Head of Digital & Publishing at the British Museum said: “As a museum of the world for the world, we are always looking to experiment with new ways to share our exhibitions with the world, both the huge audiences who do visit us, and the audiences that cannot. Mobile technology and social media offer incredible ways to do that, and Periscope is a brilliant new innovation. The immediacy and intimacy of this way of broadcasting can help bring the wonder of Greek sculpture to a new audience.”
Defining beauty: the body in ancient Greek art will be on show until 5 July 2015 in the Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery (Room 30), British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. The broadcast can be watched live within the Periscope app 6.30pm on Thursday 28 May and a replay version will be available on the app for 24 hours afterwards. The live link will be shared from the BM’s Twitter feed (@britishmuseum #DefiningBeauty), along with a series of exclusive content. A recording will be available to view the next day on the British Museum’s Facebook page and Youtube channel, as well the British Museum’s webpage.
Discover the naked truth behind Greek art via the British Museum and Periscope app broadcast from British Museum Defining Beauty: the body beautiful - 28th May
Anne Schofield of Anne Schofield Antiques Sydney is presenting a range of superb contemporary Jewellery by French born Viennese based designer Jacqueline Lillie
Baz Lurhmann, Chanel and Country Road were all big winners in the 1st Australian Fashion Film Awards 2015, helping to inspire the industry into the future
Conversation starter events by the Lowy Institute in partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria, will help create community connections and expand ideas
National Museum of New Delhi, India and National Gallery Canberra Australia are collaborating to present 101 paintings illustrating the Ramayana, an epic story