How could Alexander Vreeland, grandson of legend Diana Vreeland, jewelry purveyor Slane and Slane, and a string of pearls on a Southern girl all be connected?
Alexander Vreeland has just been named as President and Chief Operating of New York jeweler Slane and Slane.
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“What appealed to me [about Slane & Slane] was that there is a lot of authenticity to the brand designed by two women who know who their customer is,” Vreeland said. “We do not plan to take the brand anywhere but up....The brand is really poised to grow.”
(from WWD here)
The gorgeous co founders of Slane and Slane just happen to be native North Carolinians- (decidedly Southern,that) having grown up in High Point. The two have worked an exquisite collection in pearls-
Not your grandmother's pearls by the way-
"In a nod to our grandmothers, who had exquisite style and were seldom without their pearls, we put pearls in our collections but wanted them to look modern. We thought if we used an oval shape instead of round and experimented with new lengths, we'd find the customer who loves the idea of pearls, but didn't want their look to replicate their grandmother's look.”
(from Southern Accents Miss Gracious Living interview with the two here )
Heath and Landon Slane
The sisters will remain Co Chief Executive Officers and Designers of Slane and Slane. Their designs- best known in gold and silver- have been for the most part made in America and in a modern move- the designers have worked in 100 % recycled sterling silver and 80% recycled 18 karat gold. Impressive, No?
Slane and Slane mesh pearl earrings
Pretty swell with Aminaka Wilmont jersey at net a porter here
These Slane and Slane Pearls?only just A 16 Strand Pearl necklace with Alexandria clasp that can be monogrammed -
& Monograms?, Oh So Southern -that, You must admit!
image from here
& why don't you- pair it with black leather and jeans from net a porter ?
& just a few Southern ladies and their pearls-they can't be wrong?
Kentucky born Mona von Bismarck in her pearls-
Alabama born Tallulah Bankhead- Pearls
North Carolina girl- Ava Gardner, with Sinatra, and pearls.
Now-that can't be wrong.