The first of October marked my return to Los Angeles after almost two years in New York. And on that very first day, I met with Tacori, a family-run company famous for paying precise attention to detail on each handcrafted piece of diamond jewelry that its artisans create. In preparation for the Annual Club Tacori Gala, I was thrilled that they gave me an inside look into their creative process.
Some of the most skilled jewelers from all over the world peer into microscopes in workrooms housed in a building on a nondescript dead-end street in Glendale. Each craftsperson’s varied strategy of jewelry-making provides a distinct individuality to every Tacori piece. Every item is placed before many set of eyes and handled with extreme care to ensure absolute brilliance. Along with this careful attention to quality control, the Tacori family takes great pride in the fact that each piece is made in California, right here on site.
A week after touring the Tacori headquarters, I walked the regal red carpet at Hyde Lounge in West Hollywood. I rubbed elbows with some of Hollywood’s elite, including Christina Hendricks of Mad Men, Scandal’s Bellamy Young, Breaking Bad’s Betsy Brandt, Revenge’s Christa B. Allen, Rizzoli & Isles actor Colin Egglesfield, Pretty Little Liars actress Janel Parrish, Lance Bass with his partner Michael Turchin, and designer Whitney Port.
My boho-inspired hair and dewy makeup left me feeling breezy as I stood tall, bedazzled in some of Tacori’s finest gems, alongside the A-listers. Fellow Ford model and actor Asher Deva also flashed some of Tacori’s latest designs for men including cuff links and a ring. Asher wore Zara Men with shoes by Carlo Pazolini, and my dress was Pins and Needles, all styled by Sarah West.