Get a Life: Vivienne Westwood’s New Get a Life Palladium Jewelry Collection

The Palladium Alliance International and Vivienne Westwood have
teamed up for the Get a Life palladium jewelry collection designed by Westwood.
Christina Hendricks of Mad Men fame serves as the face of the campaign, which
includes a photo shoot styled by Westwood in London.  

Vivienne Westwood Palladium Alliance international 

Hendricks wearing the palladium chain necklace with heart
pendant and inscription. The heart pendant represents hope, as in “hope
that it
is not too late to affect the future of our environment for the sake of
generations to come,” according to Westwood.

(Photo courtesy of the Palladlium Alliance International and Vivienne Westwood)

Featured in the collection are both couture and everyday
pieces crafted from the naturally white precious metal, palladium, which is a
member of the platinum family of metals.

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Hendricks in the Oak Tree tiara by Vivienne Westwood and the Palladium Alliance International; the piece is part of Westwood’s and the PAI’s new Get a Life palladium jewelry collection.

(Photo courtesy of the Palladlium Alliance International and Vivienne
Westwood)

The bespoke pieces, which include a tiara, include elements
inspired by the need to “act, affect, preserve and allow our environment to
flourish,” according to press materials. Designs from the collection are
inspired by nature (think acorns) and symbols of paganism like the oak tree, which
represent “strength, power and hope for change to make the environment better
for the future,” as well as Gaia or Mother Earth.

The collection will be available in Vivienne Westwood
boutiques in London and L.A. in March 2011. Prices for the retail collection
range from $445 to $900; the couture collection is made to order and prices
are available upon request.

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Oak Leaf brooch from Couture line

 

Vivienne Westwood Palladium Alliance international

Cuff from Couture line

Vivienne Westwood Palladium Alliance international

Do It Yourself earrings from the Couture line

Vivienne Westwood Palladium Alliance international

Chain necklace with heart pendant and inscription from the
Couture line

Vivienne Westwood Palladium Alliance international

Oak Tree tiara from the Couture line

Vivienne Westwood Palladium Alliance international

Acorn earrings

Vivienne Westwood Palladium Alliance international

Orb pendant and earrings

Vivienne Westwood Palladium Alliance international

Orb ring

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