We all know about celebrity stylists — those miracle workers who advise stars and assemble stunning and distinctive looks for them. A great stylist can pick out outfits that reflect your personality and make you look better than you ever thought you could.
My new friend Brianna Miller is like one of those stylists, but she specializes in jewelry. She has what many women would consider a dream job. As a jewelry stylist, she is an artist who works not with paint and brushes, but with gorgeous necklaces, earrings, bracelets and pins. Her canvas is every woman ready to play with new ways of wearing her favorite pieces.
Think about how some talented interior designers can rearrange your own furniture and then add just the right fresh pieces in up-to-date styles and colors. Suddenly your same old, same old space looks new. That is kind of like what happens when a good jewelry stylist like Brianna Miller gets to work on your jewelry wardrobe.
While working at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills, Miller discovered –and honed — her gift for styling and selecting the right jewelry for every ensemble. Her creativity and eye for color, textures, and proportions helped her succeed, but she also learned to “read” a woman’s lifestyle and fashion profile.
“For me, styling is all about finding my client’s personal style and drawing it out,” she says. “It’s about elevating her style to make her the best version of yourself.”
She loves hearing women report back to her things like “everyone told me I looked fabulous, but it wasn’t about one specific piece — it was about the entire look!”
The flexibility of mixing jewelry drew Miller to Ippolita, the line of distinctive hand-crafted jewelry launched by Italian designer Ippolita Rostagno. She now works at the company, designing jewelry, merchandising, and of course, styling. A California native, Miller grew up in Malibu and her own personal style combines cool, casual freshness with luxury.
The last time I worked with an experienced jewelry stylist, I had a great time. She showed me a bunch of options for putting different necklaces earrings and bracelets with the same outfits. It was amazing how the jewelry completely transformed the look. She used jewelry that I would never have thought of using with some of the casual looks and then with some of the dressy looks.
We were working with some new pieces in the store, but then she helped me with my own personal look. I already mix jewelry styles frequently, but this stylist helped me learn fresh new combinations. For instance, I sometimes wear my mother’s giant sparkling cross with Ippolita long layered necklaces. I would never have thought of that.
They say a great jewelry stylist can open your eyes to new ways of seeing and wearing things. You don’t have to be a movie star to enjoy the benefits of a celebrity jewelry stylist – come meet Brianna Miller at Tres Mariposas Friday, May 10, to see what she suggests to go best with your own necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings. Your new jewelry pieces will feel like old favorites and your old jewelry will gain a new lease on life!