Estelle Dévé

Jewelry Designer. New York

“Since establishing her jewelry line in 2008, Estelle Dévé is slowly becoming a rising star receiving accolades from Australia’s most progressive fashion magazines. Dévé’s creations are intriguing and innovative. Her statement pieces are made with a very artisanal approach and her current collection ‘Egyptian Magic’ is an homage to Dévé's fascination with ancient Egyptian mythology.

When it comes to her own wardrobe, the French-born, Australia-based, self-taught jewelry designer knows exactly what suits her; her personal style evokes a mysterious, quiet confidence that comes through in the bold pieces she wears. Taking an element of street culture and mixing them up with more preppy pieces, her style is about reconnecting things from the past and things from the future. Unlike many, she avoids buying just for the sake of the trends and focuses on classic cuts with the exception of the tech fabrics that she particularly likes.

Dévé has what I like to call une intelligence mode, meaning that she understands fashion in a very smart way; she researches a designer's background and inspirations and considers the story behind a collection. Her daily ensemble consists more of simple jeans and T-shirt from Acne, along with her delectable gold rings and a chunky gold necklace to subtly brighten her outfit; her purchases are thought out in a very spirited femininity, almost in the same way as building an art collection. Dévé searches for garments that she could easily wear ten years from now.

And since Phoebe Philo was appointed at Céline, Dévé started to gather key pieces from her collection: classic dresses, blazers and shoes. She cites Raf Simons and former Balenciaga designer, Nicolas Ghesquière, as some of her favorite designers; to her, they are the definition of elegance.” – As told to The Coveteur by Lyna V. Ahanda