BaubleBar has teamed up with an impressive list of influencers for its Guest Bartender series—Emma Roberts, Ashley Madekwe, and Coco Rocha, to name a few—but its latest collaborator is especially noteworthy. The affordable jewelry brand has tapped model and designer Alessandra Ambrosio to curate a covet-worthy collection of festival-inspired pieces, complete with metal-heavy bib necklaces and tassel-embellished bracelets, all of which are available online today. We chatted with the Brazilian beauty about the collaboration, her accessory rules, and more, so keep reading for our exclusive interview, then shop the collection.
You’ve designed ready-to-wear and swimwear for Ale by Alessandra. What made you want to do jewelry next?
Jewelry is a big part of my personal style. I love accessorizing all of my outfits, so the opportunity to dive into jewelry felt like a natural fit for me.
How did you connect with BaubleBar?
I have always been a fan of BaubleBar. [The brand’s] offerings are affordable, fashion forward, and there’s something for everyone. When they approached me to work together on this collection, it was a no-brainer.
What’s your favorite piece from the collection and how would you wear it?
I love all pieces in the collection! If I had to choose one, it would be the Festival Tassel Bracelet. It’s a great statement accessory that can be paired with everything. Another favorite is the Pave Moondrop Pendant. It’s delicate, yet grabs your attention. I can’t stop wearing it!
What is the inspiration behind the tassel design carried throughout the collection?
Tassels make me happy. You have to have fun with fashion, and they add a bit of playfulness to any accessory.
In what ways does the collection reflect your own personal style aesthetic?
My personal style is definitely inspired by the world around me, as well as my Brazilian roots. I’m drawn to travel, the outdoors, music, and warmth, and this collection definitely speaks to that. I wanted each piece to have a bohemian and relaxed feel.
You’re a summer festival regular? How do keep your outfits feeling fresh every year?
The key is to make each outfit fresh and BREEZY. I usually opt for something light since it is often so hot at these festivals, and then layer with accessories. Jewelry is great because it won’t weigh you down, but still makes a statement.
What’s the one item you can’t live without during Coachella?
A great hat, like the ones from my ale by Alessandra collection.
Do you have any rules for accessorizing?
Be yourself. For me, the more to layer, the better! I understand that may not be everyone though, so you have to stay true to your personal style. Fortunately, the pieces in this collection can easily be worn together or on their own – there’s something for everyone.
What’s your most prized jewelry possession?
An engraved bracelet that I got from my parents when I was a little girl. I still wear it.
ale by Alessandra x BaubleBar Turquoise Oirpata Bib Necklace ($58)
ale by Alessandra x BaubleBar Turquoise Naiad Bib Necklace ($68)
ale by Alessandra x BaubleBar Alessandra Tassel Bib Necklace ($68)
ale by Alessandra x BaubleBar Festival Tassel Strands Necklace ($42)
ale by Alessandra x BaubleBar Cape Town Bracelet Set ($62)
ale by Alessandra x BaubleBar Festival Tassel Bracelet ($34)
ale by Alessandra x BaubleBar Carnevale Layered Strands Necklace ($48)
ale by Alessandra x BaubleBar Pave Moondrop Pendant Necklace ($38)
ale by Alessandra x BaubleBar Draco Ear Crawlers ($34)
ale by Alessandra x BaubleBar Triangulum Jacket ($32)
Ale by Alessandra x BaubleBar Celestial Body Chain ($32)
ale by Alessandra x BaubleBar Princess Gem Headpiece ($52)
ale by Alessandra x BaubleBar Pave Fishtail Hand Chain ($38)
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