Happy Birthday Wouters & Hendrix

September 15, 2014 • Style

the first ever piece of jewelry my then-boyfriend-now-husband got me, was a dainty necklace from WOUTERS & HENDRIX. it had three strands, and from each dangled a differently shaped mother of pearl flower. i think he gave it to me for my 18th birthday, and we went to the boutique in antwerp together to pick it out. i loved it so, so much and wore it for many years. i still keep it in a silver jewelry box filled with items that have precious memories attached to them.

that was over eleven years ago – oh boy – and wouters & hendrix has always remained one of my favorite belgian brands. i love that it is still designed by the same two women who started the label 30 years ago, so when the brand asked me if i wanted to celebrate that 30th birthday with them, of course i said yes. from all of their collections, i got to pick out one item that best represents my style. though i love how special their seasonal collections are, i went straight for the timeless ‘my favorites’ collection, which once also held my 18th birthday present.

as you may have noticed around this blog, i like my jewelry with a heavy dose of emotional bagage. i’m not one to tap into the latest trend and suddenly go chunky or gold when all i’ve ever worn has been simple and silver. the ‘amour’ necklace checks off all my boxes – it’s elegant, it’s typographic, it’s sweet and romantic. wearing it shows people around me where my priorities in life lie, and i love that. rather than outright compliments, the necklace elicits subtle glances and smiles of those who understand, and i love that even more.

to celebrate the special event in their history, wouters & hendrix designed five TIME CAPSULES and commissioned spectacular 3d movies from frederik heyman – all of which you can view on their WEBSITE.

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my name is stephanie duval, and i am a storyteller. this blog is where i share my favorite stories about design, travel, fashion and the nice things in life.

 

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