Bijules Challenges You To a Duel of Jewels
PARIS--Sixteenth century alchemist Tycho Brahe had street cred before anyone: After losing his nose in a bloody duel, he made himself one out of pure gold. “This is a way of enhancing something you don’t have,” says Jules Kim, designer of Bijules, whose latest collection draws inspiration from Brahe’s gothic, fearless universe; in a deeply theatrical manner, she suggests an alternative choice of body parts to ornate. At her presentation last Friday in Paris’ Palais Royal, she screened a film entitled "Entrer," directed by Griffin/Present Future Films, inspired by surrealism and film noir, in which she starred and demonstrated the uses of her pieces in a parallel, chic universe. The snippet drew admirative yelps from the likes of Diane Pernet. Mixing tongue-in-cheek references to rapper’s gold teeth and to Brahe’s surrogate nose, she revealed gold contact lenses and studded nipple pasties (in that case, to enhance something you do have…hopefully).