You can spot a Solange Azagury-Partridge creation at twenty paces. From her enamel Zodiac pendant and Mathemagical bracelet to her signature bright red Hot Lips ring, Azagury-Partridge's bold, irreverent jewelry looks like no other.
So it's no wonder that her iconoclastic pieces have been worn by the likes of Madonna, Emma Watson, Thandie Newton, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba, Rihanna, Princess Eugenie, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston, Beyoncé and Helena Bonham Carter (to name a few)—and that she's collaborated with everyone from Swarovski Crystal Palace to Project (RED) to H&M.
In addition to helming her eponymous label (which she founded in 1990) and releasing two fragrances (the aptly named Stoned and Cosmic), SA-P was the creative director of Boucheron from 2001 to 2004, and her designs are part of the permanent jewelry collection at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and the Victoria & Albert museum in London.
When asked why she was drawn to fashion as a means of creative expression, Azagury-Partridge replied "It's about jewelry for me, not fashion. Jewelry should hopefully transcend fashion." Well, her pieces certainly do.
The Fashion Informer caught up with the boundary-pushing mother of two just before the new year to get the lowdown on her weekend plans, hidden talents and cinematic doppelganger (Monica Bellucci, anyone?).
What did you do last weekend and what are your plans for this weekend?
I was in Hong Kong for the opening of our new store. Had a cocktail party followed by a late night of dancing. This weekend I'm heading to my country place.
Who would play you in the story of your life and who would direct it?
Monica Bellucci directed by Martin Scorsese.
What is your favorite holiday memory?
Camping in the South of France with my cousins, aunts and uncles in the Seventies.
Do you have any hidden or unusual talents?
I'm a great cook.
What's the most unusual or unlikely place you've ever found inspiration for a collection?
A math book. I hate math and am useless at it but the imagery is beautiful.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
When are you happiest?
With family and friends, wherever it may be.