We didn't save Paige Novick for last purposefully, but it is true that she has been featured right here on FFR before. With jewelry this modern, cool, and wearable, is it really any surprise? That being said, we highly recommend checking out her first interview on this site, which features amazing answers to other arbitrary questions we threw her way. We finally had the chance to sit down with the designer herself (in Paris at the swanky Hotel Costes, no less) and we'll just have to tell you that her vibe and style are perfectly at one with her wares – the best word we can come up with is effortless. (And let's not forget that this sentence is a part of Paige's bio: After studying at the Sorbonne, Paris, Paige landed an internship with Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel. It's maybe the most fabulous sentence we have ever heard. Just saying.) We want to say a huge thank you to Paige and all of the other CFDA designers who allowed us to get a peek into their worlds, and another huge thanks to Talya Cousins and Blair Brindley for making it all happen. Until next year!
What's your idea of ultimate luxury?
The gemstone you are currently lusting after is...
If you could have a dinner with any artist, living or dead, who would it be with and why?
Anaïs Nin. Both her writing and poetry resonate for me on a deep level. She was a trailblazer in her openness and honesty and befriended many women whose lives she influenced and inspired by publishing her diaries.
If you could buy any piece of contemporary jewelry from another CFDA member, what would it be?
I would buy Angela Cummings pearl and gold earrings. I grew up with her sculptural designs and they were and still are a major influence on my work.
Where's the last place you visited that inspired your creativity? Give us some details!
Cartagena, Colombia. Everything was alive and bursting with energy from the colors, to the architecture, to the music, and the beautiful energy of the people. In a word: magical!
If you could sit front row at any fashion show, what would it be and why?
Alexander McQueen; Sarah Burton is a genius!
If you could be anything other than a jewelry designer, what would it be?
Be honest – who is your celebrity crush?
Sean Connery “From Russia With Love”
What's your spirit animal? Explain why.
The butterfly because I relate to its sensitivity, playfulness and ability to transform. The butterfly symbolizes life’s continuous unfolding all while maintaining a sense of lightness and wellbeing.
What does it mean to you to be a member of CFDA?
To be a CFDA member to me means that I have the privilege and honor of belonging to a group consisting of the most talented and inspiring individuals in the industry. I am quite fortunate and pinch myself everyday!