Featuring handcrafted, one-of-a-kind jewelry using a combination of precious and semiprecious stones,mixed metals, and rare vintage material, couture jewelry line SHŌNA is now available for purchase at Neiman Marcus trunk shows nationwide; at the new Nicole Kwon boutique, which recently relocated from New York to the fashionable West Village shopping center located in Dallas, Texas; and on a new e-commerce site www.byShona.com.
Launched in 2011, SHŌNA was soon after featured as the sole jeweler associated with Jean Paul Gaultier's haute couture exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art, From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk. Her couture jewelry designs were then chosen to be featured on the catwalk during the 2012 Pin Show at The Fairmount Dallas, soon after at both a private luncheon and cocktail reception at the historic Neiman Marcus in downtown Dallas, and recently and Houston's Neiman Marcus location.
Upcoming Dallas Trunk Shows and Personal Appearance Dates
- November 8 & 9, 2012 at Neiman Marcus Willow Bend, Dallas, Texas
- November 24, 2012 at Neiman Marcus NorthPark Center, Dallas, Texas
New E-Commerce Site
SHŌNA designs are also now available for collectors worldwide to purchase at www.byShona.com.
New Collections: St. Germaine and La Scala
Inspired by days spent wandering the flea markets off the Porte de Clignancourt donning sparkling pink sunglasses and fiery pink locks, St.Germain is a luxurious collection of soft, romantic pieces invoking La Belle Époque of Paris. The mood and sophistication driving St. Germain is simple, chic and urban European elegance for the doll who knows what she wants in life, and is going to have fun getting it. Layers of glimmering vintage seed beads and pristine semi-precious stones decorate choker length necklaces, colorful Chiclets compliment vintage brass chains and well-choreographed pastels form this pristine and moon collection.
After dark on the other side of the Seine lies St. Germaine's passionate and mysterious sister collection, La Scala, inspired by the "Revue de La Scala" poster by Frenchpainter Jules-Alexandre Grun. With the initial sparks of electricity running throughout the city, Parisian aristocrats and workers alike distracted themselves after dark with coupes of champagne in hand and in full disrespect of the social rules, were carried away by happiness and a complete lack of concern for the future. La Scala represents the beauty and fire of this devilish and enticing Parisian nightlife, with deep reds, oranges and violets, pops of gold and blush, alongside vintage Chanel beads and black moonstone.
About Shona C. Gilbert, Founder and Designer
Born in Sonoma Valley, California, Shona C. Gilbert has made her home in a number of locations - New York City, Greenwich, Austin, the Caribbean island of St. Croix- and has now settled in Dallas, Texas. SHŌNA is greatly influenced by her travels and the fantastic diversity of fashion and style that she has observed over her lifetime.
Environmentally and socially responsible, the designer creates hand-made pieces with reclaimed vintage materials, and packages them in recycled cigar boxes. When she is not designing, she is an active philanthropist in the Dallas community, contributing to and volunteering her time to various charities, including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theatre, Dallas Museum of Art, and Family Gateway.
Additional information on the designer and her collections can be found at www.byshona.com .