This made-in-the-USA jewelry line
combines sixties-inspired French
medallions and laidback California cool,
resulting in pieces that feel like treasured
heirlooms and so right now.
Every now and then, a jewelry line emerges that makes our collective pulses quicken. That’s how we felt when we were introduced to French Kande, an edgy-meets-elegant collection that brings instant style to work, weekend or dressy looks.
As the story goes, French Kande creator Kande Hall happened upon some impossibly pretty medallions while shopping in Paris in 2009. She bought a handful of them as souvenirs for friends and family back in the US. But for Hall, these tempting talismans went beyond mere souvenirs, and spoke to her on another level. Upon pairing a medallion with a long strand of pearls, she knew she had discovered something special. And the rest, as they say, is fashion history.
Designed and manufactured entirely in Los Angeles, French Kande jewelry imparts an easy-breezy Southern California vibe. Although classic pearls and smooth beads feature prominently in the collection, these baubles aren’t your grandma’s hand-me-downs. In her designs, Hall manages to meld romantic ‘heirloom’ quality with California cool-girl edge, resulting in designs that are like a modern bohemian rhapsody. For more reasons to like this old-meets-new collection, keep reading…
Remember playing dress-up as a little girl and draping yourself in a dozen strands of pearls? French Kande has brought back the fun of layering. Whatever combo you choose, you literally can’t mess up. If you tend to agonize over accessorizing (hand raised!), don’t worry: French Kande’s medallion mashups work no matter what. And the color combos are a dream. Who knew moody gray and buttery yellow could play together so well?
Go High or Low-Key
Chock-full of fiercely feminine details, French Kande jewelry is made for an evening on the town. But it’s also just the thing to throw on when you want to feel pretty on the daily. With its oh-so-couture feel, French Kande can upgrade weekend uniforms — like distressed jeans, moto jackets and tees — in an instant. Or, for the ultimate power play, spice up your business styles — like crisp white blouses and pin-stripe suits — with one or more statement necklaces. French Kande is jewelry that adapts to and elevates every fashion occasion.
French Kande masterfully merges a wide variety of materials and exotic extras into conversation-starting works of art. Opal, silver, pyrite, quartz and Swarovski are all a part of this collection’s hit parade of necklaces, bracelets and rings. These unexpected combos allow customers to make an endless number of dynamic statements in their wardrobe (thank you, Kande!). We love it when designers think outside the box!
Where to Buy French Kande in North Carolina
Last, but not least, French Kande simply makes us feel beautiful, powerful and alive — what more could you ask for? In the Charlotte and Lake Norman area, you can get your fix of French Kande at CoCo Couture located at Jetton Village Shopping Center, 19818 N Cove Road, Suite B, Cornelius, NC, 28031. Or, place your order at www.thecococouture.com.