Have you already heard about Sabine Getty? If you aren't in the front row of major fashion shows or partying on luxurious boats or in Marrakech with A-list friends, probably not, but socialite Sabine Getty is becoming one of the most important new generation jewelry designers.
London-based Sabine Getty’s latest Memphis collection lookbook, with colorful photos of herself, actors and an aunt of the designer wearing her jewels is like diving into Pop band B52’s video clips or a movie set from the 60’s. The bright primary colors, the creative atmosphere of the fun photos and her clean but luxurious designs are absolutely delicious and look a lot like the glam and exuberant party girl lifestyle that Sabine has. In her own words, her aim is to bring the magic of the arts, cinema, and characters from fiction to reality and to create the world around it through the language of jewellery.
Sabine Ghanem is an Egyptian-Lebanese born in Switzerland who studied at the elite Swiss boarding school Beau-Soleil and was kind of a trouble-kid in the eyes of her parents who expected her to get married and settle down, but instead, she chose to study opera and theatre before graduating from the Gemological Institute of America. She lived between Switzerland, Paris, New York, and L.A. and in 2012 moved to London where she started designing her first jewelry line inspired by a 12th Century medieval box she saw in a decorative arts book. She had her pieces produced by a father and two sons in Florence and soon after, they were already being sold in stores such as Bergdorf Goodman NY, Maxfield LA, Browns and Matches in London, Montaigne Market in Paris as well as stores in Monaco, Vienna, and Beirut.
After managing to have one of her idols, Celine Dion, wear her jewelry for a photo shoot, a long list of celebrities and socialites followed, such as Rihanna, Cara Delevingne, Nicole Kidman and top model Alessandra Ambrosio.
In 2011 Sabine met at a New York dinner party Joseph Getty, son of Mark Getty, co-founder of Getty Images, and grandson of oil baron Sir John Paul Getty. He told her right from the start that they would get married! In May 2015 they were married in a Fairy-Tale Catholic ceremony in Rome. She had custom made by French haute couture Schiaparelli a lavish gown and a hooded cape, which she wore instead of the traditional veil, designed by Maison Lesage with a 500,000 sequins golden sun hand-embroidered on the back and matching embroidered shoes made by her friend and designer Charlotte Olympia. It was a three-day celebration starting with a “Liaisons Dangereuses” themed party at Palazzo Taverna and ending with another sumptuous party at Castello Odescalchi, a breath-taking setting on the seaside near Rome. The guest list was as impressive as the parties; Princess Beatrice, Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis, Charlotte Olympia Dellal, Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo, Ginevra Elkann, Julia Restoin Roitfeld Bianca Brandolini d’Adda and so on.
As she once said: “we love a party, we love to dance, we love to dress up. The less-is-more, dirty-hair look is not really my thing.”
The Memphis and Baby Memphis collections are very different from the previous ones, a more modern and fun style with clean lines, and more affordable materials too, having younger people with smaller pockets in mind. Let’s see what comes next. Meanwhile, stalk the Rainbow-Unicorn-Chic-Queen on Instagram, where she has 54,8k followers.
image source: sabinegetty.com, Wallpaper