JEWEL SAGA

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Bul­gari’s ex­quis­ite Diva be­daz­zles in Portofino and Paris

Bul­gari un­veiled its in­cred­i­ble Diva col­lec­tion of more than 200 cre­ations in­clud­ing high jewellery master­pieces, watches, bags, and eyewear against the stun­ning back­drop of Ab­bazia La Cer­vara in Portofino, Italy. The crys­talline blue wa­ters per­fectly re­flected the al­lur­ing kalei­do­scope of the rarest coloured gems, in­spired by glamorous screen sirens of the ’50s and ’60s, such as Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly, Ava Gard­ner, and El­iz­a­beth Tay­lor.

Grac­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion with her pres­ence was for­mer first lady of France, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the lux­ury jew­eller’s muse and new face. “Bul­gari is for me the sym­bol of pas­sion, and of this vivid and colour­ful Ro­man gai­ety,” said Bruni-Sarkozy, who was re­cently pho­tographed in the most ex­quis­ite pieces by Terry Richard­son for the brand’s lat­est cam­paign. “In a way, this fine jewellery house is al­ready fa­mil­iar to me. I feel con­nected with its ro­man­tic his­tory and with its Ital­ian soul, which breathes life and joy. I sin­cerely hope to hon­our it.” Mark­ing the vet­eran su­per­model’s first time with a jewellery brand, the haute joail­lerie col­lec­tion and its cam­paign was de­signed as a mod­ern take on Ro­man Dolce Vita he­do­nism, fus­ing con­tem­po­rary el­e­gance with clas­sic her­itage.

The cel­e­bra­tions con­tin­ued with a fab­u­lous soirée at Paris’s Ho­tel Po­tocki, where fash­ion in­sid­ers and celebri­ties the likes of Bradley Cooper, Vir­ginie Le­doyen, and Milla Jovovich were treated to Alexa Chung’s DJ skills. But it was Bruni-Sarkozy who stole the show in a For­ever Glam­our necklace fea­tur­ing a 43-carat sap­phire. “She is an in­de­pen­dent, very cul­ti­vated woman who is an artist in her own right,” said Bul­gari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin.

Milla Jovovich

RENOWNED SINGER DIANA

ROSS SER­E­NADED THE CROWD IN PORTOFINO, AC­COM­PA­NIED BY TAL­ENTED A CAP­PELLA QUIN­TET PEN­TA­TONIX.

Ho­tel Po­tocki in Paris Gabriela Perezutti and Glenda Bai­ley Becca Ca­son Thrash

Ce­sare Cu­nac­cia and Gi­ada Magliano San­tasilia Pace Wu and Francesco Tra­pani

Lv Yuan

Toni Bel­loni (right) and part­ner Vir­ginie Le­doyen

Jean Christophe Babin and Sabina Belli

Liu Wen

Franca Soz­zani Louise Bour­goin

The Diva col­lec­tion in all its breath­tak­ing glory

Bradley Cooper and Natasha Kraal

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