GEMOLOGUE is the must-have book for jewellery-lovers. Featuring inspirational and eye-catching photographs, encompassing costume and tribal jewellery as well as fine, the book combines street-style photographs with Liza’s signature styling creations in fashion context.
Liza Urla advises us not to look at clothes when meeting a new person, but instead to look at their jewellery. She describes it as the ultimate means of self-expression, essential to our identification as humans. In fact, jewellery predates clothes. “Jewellery is our armour” Liza says, “and precious stones our amulets”. The purpose of the book is to inspire fashion and jewellery lovers to find their own style by leafing through the pages of captivating street style. In the new GEMOLOGUE book, we journey from continent to continent with Liza, who chronicles the pieces that capture her imagination and her heart. We also get a rare opportunity to access people’s personal jewellery boxes. As Liza says, the best pieces are always in private collections! Her favourites are presented alongside her own jewellery styling practice, in collaboration with various designers from the jungles of Brazil, the beaches of Mexico, or the streets of London, NYC, Paris or Moscow.
“GEMOLOGUE is a fun jewellery bible full of styling tips, Liza Urla mixes jewellery by many contemporary designers in fine and costume with vintage staple pieces. The book is filled with colour, texture, shapes, I really enjoyed its eclecticism. Although the book has clearly been well researched and conceived, I love the fact that clearly Liza does not take jewellery too seriously. Her take on jewellery in GEMOLOGUE is playful, irreverent and joyful.“ Valery Demure