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Art must take reality by surprise.

Françoise Sagan.

The world of high-end fashion and jewelry can sometimes feel like it's a bit stuck up. But someone is finally shaking things up, adding a delicious dash of humor and style, while still keeping it classy.

Our hero? None other than James Taffin de Givenchy, with his zesty pair of earclips that scream fun and sophisticated, in the same breath.

James, the dashing nephew of the legendary Hubert de Givenchy, chose to escape the big shadow of his family name in the 1980s. In the bustling cityscape of New York, he twirled in the world of modern dance, dabbled in fine arts, sketched in graphic design, and unexpectedly landed a gig at the posh auction house, Christie's. This string of happy accidents finally led him to create his own brand in 1996.

Imagine the perfect cocktail of wild creativity and cool intellect, dynamic style with a rainbow of colors, a bold attitude with a playful wink. James' passion for his craft shines through every piece he creates, each stone carefully cradled in a perfect frame, making it look quirky, special, or ultra-futuristic.

Creativity is experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.

Mary Lou Cook

Taffin's creations are a feast for the eyes and fun to wear; it’s as if a fine art museum and a whimsical boutique had a baby!

Enter the latest showstoppers from Taffin's studio: these sprightly earclips in earthy, warm wood, entwined with smooth, colorful lacquer, have a geometric vibe, which makes them playful, yet effortlessly cool.

Depending on how you squint at them, the earclips might look like bandages, or a fresh twist on a classic design. But let's be honest, no matter what you see, they demand attention.

So whether you're gushing over them or scratching your head in wonder, there's no denying that James Taffin de Givenchy has once again managed to bring his signature touch of joy, intrigue, and whimsy to everyday objects.

Now that's what we call true artistry!

Wonderful paintings by Jacqueline Ostermann.

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