Having grown up with a father in the film industry, my love for film started early. I have fond memories of lengthy discussions over movies and watching my father work in his hay day. An era of film that had impacted me most was the French New Wave period. 

When the opportunity came to play a mischievous jewelry thief in a short and silent new wave inspired film, I signed myself up immediately. The film was created in celebration of the jewelry store Broken English, and it was then that I had the pleasure of meeting the  store owner Laura Freedman. Broken English was first established in 2006 at the Brentwood Country Mart in Los Angeles, the feeling of the store evokes an intimate at home experience with some of my favorite hard to find collections. It's no surprise that the store has since then expanded to a much larger flagship location in New York City's Soho neighborhood. 

My sense of jewelry has always been rooted in sentiment. I almost never wear necklaces or bracelets, and I tend to wear more earrings and rings just out of sheer comfort. For the most part, I wear pieces that have been gifted to me during memorable moments of my life or by people I care for deeply. I have lost earrings along the way and because of this I have always worn mismatched pairs. I'd like to think that there are no real rules in day to day jewelry, unless I am dressing up and in which case I would put more effort forth in coordinating. 

With the holidays arriving at lightning speed, I suggest you peruse the Broken English site or pop into one of the store locations for incredible gift options. Surprise a loved one with a pair of  earrings this season.

P.S. Have a look below at the film entitled Parmi Les Vivants. I play a character  named Corinne with the black bob wig.

Inez and Vinoodh Wide Enamel Ring   |   Inez and Vinoodh Thin Enamel Ring   |   Inez and Vinoodh Double Ring   |   Gara Danielle Ring   |   C. Greene Cross Earrings   |   C. Greene Snake Drop Earrings   |   Sara Weinstock Ear Cuff   |   Sethi Couture Small Black Hoops   |   Borgioni Studs   |   Colette Black Garras Ear Cuff   |   Isabel Marant Sequin Top From Curve

Hair: Rebecca Friedman   |   Photo: Gregory Tuomi