Liz Goldwyn-jewerlry

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I met Liz Goldwyn when I was in Los Angeles, she played a set of twins in Jeremy Scott’s film Starring that was part of You Wear it Well’s screening in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Copenhagen, and on September 7 – 30th, will be a part of the installation at MoMu, Antwerp. After graduating from the School of Visual arts in NYC Liz worked for art director Fabien Baron’s company doing production and design work on fashion campaigns among other things. She also worked with Magnum photographer Gilles Peress on the edit, layout and design of his books, catalogs and special projects including Mass Graves of Bosnia. Liz was hired by Sotheby’s newly created Fashion Department and among other things she introduced younger contemporary artists and designers and photographers such as one of my favorites, William Klein, to the auction market in her curatorial role with the Fashion Dept. After she left the Fashion Department in late 1999, Liz still worked for Sotheby’s conceptualizing and producing several exhibitions in LA: a costume exhibition with Chanel and an installation of video art by Mariko Mori.

Liz sponsored and produced fashion shows for Susan Cianciolo, and other designers while working as a global consultant for Shiseido America. She used to write for French Vogue and in 2002 Liz launched her line of one of a kind jewelry, sold at Barneys New York, LA, and Japan, Colette in Paris…

Red and White Enamel Chain with Limestone Arrowhead photo-Liz Goldwyn Jewelry
photo of Liz Goldwyn wearing Antique Box Chain with Giant Obsidian Arrowhead pendant is by Glynnis McDaris

photo-Black Grey Agate Concha Shell with Druzy Quartz clusters on sterling silver chain by Peter Stanglmayr

Both the Lunar and the Desert Flower Brooch are set in Bubbled Gold
Copper Washer Medallion on Antique Copper Choker and copper nugget bracelet – photos – Liz Goldwyn Jewelry
THe copper collection is made of copper nugget from old california mining copper circa 1900. The concept comes from the story of how mining camp prostitutes were paid for their services for the evening: there would be a double sided scale on the bar. The lady would stand on one side, and the miners, reaching into their pockets for gold nuggets would place them o the other. When the scales were even, the price for the night was confirmed-hence the expression “worth your weight in gold.”

Multi-Strand Necklace with Druzy Quartz Geodes – Antique Brass Ball Multiple Chain with Giant Agate Concha Shell all photos-Liz Goldwyn Jewelry
Liz’s major project for the last eight years has been a documentary film, Pretty Things, on the topic of burlesque queens. Additionally, Liz has amassed an extensive collection of burlesque costumes from l900-1960 as well as textile and related material. Pretty Things premiered on HBO in July 2005 and on CBC in 2006. Liz’s book on burlesque, Pretty THings, will be published by Harper Collins/Regan Books and will be out in the US Oct 24th and internationally Nov 24th – its the first book about the history of burlesque costume and the queens who wore them.

Currently the colletion is sold in Paris at Colette, in L A at Kaviar & Kind, Barneys in NY and Ikram in Chicago. Liz has also created pieces for the upcoming film “Running with Scissors” for Annette Bening, which is based on Augustyn Burroughs memoirs.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.