That was fast! I teased model Bella Hadid’s cover story for Paper Magazine barely over two weeks ago, and the issue went online today! I’m thrilled to have been the exclusive jeweler for this shoot. Behold the gorgeous Bella on the cover, wearing my Cleves and Memento Mori earrings; one-of-a-kind, turquoise-and-ruby skull ring; and Lion and Hunter Maneater ring. She’s wearing my personal pearl choker too!
Everything about this shoot — including Bella’s platinum-blonde hair — was the brainchild of up-and-coming fashion visionary Farren Fucci. Farren first came to my attention on social media, but I was far from the only one impressed by his style. In fact, one of his early admirers was a young lady who goes by the name of Rihanna. Her great taste gave me the confidence to say, “Take all the jewelry!” when Farren told me he was flying up from Atlanta to New York to do his first big shoot ever. Including all the stud earrings, I gave Farren 200 pieces, as well as my right-hand woman Eryn to serve as his jewelry wrangler.
Sometimes you just have faith in a person. Sometimes that faith pays off even more than you dared hope! The photos by Nicolas Moore are hot, hot, hot. I especially love how well my Matilda sword necklace goes with Givenchy boots and plenty of underboob.
Shannon Stokes collaborated with Farren on the creative direction of the shoot. I don’t know who to credit for the nipple jewelry though. That’s the one piece of jewelry that’s not mine! Bella, I’m ready to do a Punk Platinum nipple ornament for you as soon as you give me the word.
I’ll be sharing more photos on the blog soon, along with the list of all the jewelry used. I also want to shout out the beauty looks and clothing designers. Until then, you can read Abby Schreiber’s interview with Bella here. You should also check out my Instagram, as well as Farren’s (@karlie.floss) and Bella‘s for the finished pictures, as well as behind-the-scenes photos, commentary, and video.
You can order a hard copy of the magazine online, but you better do it fast because I’m going to buy a zillion copies for myself.
After all, Eryn and I are decorating our office. Maybe we’ll wallpaper it with beautiful Bella!
Congrats and thank you again to Farren Fucci for making everyone’s dreams come true with this shoot.