We talked diamonds with the actress in a room *full* of celebrities.
A typical week at Coveteur involves raiding a few insane closets, testing some new beauty products, and chatting with a handful of rising musicians and actors. There’s usually a party or two thrown into the mix, but rarely do the guest lists include luminaries from fashion, literature, Hollywood, and the culinary world. Vanity Fair and John Hardy recently got such a group together, though, and you best believe we were there—noshing on filet and mashed potatoes alongside Jenna Lyons, Martha Stewart, Zadie Smith, and Jasmine Tookes at NYC’s Le Coucou. (Not intimidating at all.) The night’s guest of honor was Julianne Moore, who’s currently fronting John Hardy’s “Made for Legends” campaign along with Adwoa Aboah.
Before *fully* indulging in the free-flowing champagne, we had a rapid-fire Q&A round with Moore. Turns out, you can learn all about someone’s taste in jewelry in just five minutes.
Silver, yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, or platinum?
“Yellow gold and platinum.”
Diamonds, rubies, emeralds, or sapphires?
You can only wear one piece of jewelry—earrings, a bracelet, a ring, or a necklace—for the rest of your life. What are you choosing?
“For the rest of my life?!”
“Ooh. [Long pause.] I think a ring.”
Why a ring?
“My engagement ring has my childrens’ names in it. And it’s platinum and diamonds.”
Tell us about the first nice piece of jewelry you owned?
“When I graduated from the eighth grade, [my parents] gave me a little yellow gold ring with a blue star sapphire in it. It was very important. I remember thinking it was the most beautiful thing. It was the first major piece of jewelry I ever had.”
Do you remember the first nice piece of jewelry you bought yourself?
“I buy a lot of stuff for myself [laughs]. I feel like it was a chain—a really heavy gold chain that I loved.”
There are a lot of brands you could work with. What about John Hardy resonates with you?
“I like craft. I think what’s so interesting about [John Hardy] is that each piece is made by hand and by women. They’ve invested so much in the ecosystem of Bali and the community and the people that work there, and the pieces are handmade and you can feel it. It’s nice to have something that’s connected to another human being.”
In your opinion, what do accessories do to a look?
“I like accessories because I’m not a particularly exotic dresser. I tend to like things without a lot of patterns, and I like solid colors, and I feel like accessories just dress everything up immediately. And they last longer. Fashion is so quick, but you buy yourself a beautiful ring or earrings or bracelet, and you can wear them forever.”
This is a great party. Did you ever go through a party-all-the-time phase?
“No, I always worked a lot. I did a little bit of it, but at the end of the day, I was fairly straitlaced.”
So when you’re not out at events, what’s a night home for you and your family like?
“We’ll either go out to dinner or eat dinner at home and watch a movie. I read a little bit, and then I go to bed. I wake up at 6:30 when I’m not working because my daughter is still in high school. So I get up and make her breakfast.”
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