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How to Wear a Few Perfect Pieces

When Laure Heriard Dubreuil, the CEO and co-founder of The Webster in Miami, arrived at Paris Fashion Week earlier this month wearing piles of gold jewelry—bracelets, bangles and a series of big rings attached by a thin gold chain—the bloggers swarmed. True, Dubreuil’s very personal mix of metal accessories was a lesson in perfect styling and how to make bold jewelry look supremely modern. “I love the way gold looks against my skin,” she says. “The pieces that I wear usually have a vintage feel. They’re timeless and they make a statement, but I wouldn’t call them ‘classic.’”

Heriard Dubreuil’s keen eye for outstanding pieces has made The Webster one of the world’s most exciting and inspiring places to shop. Here, she tells us what she’s feeling for right now and how she’d wear seven of the extraordinary pieces in our sale.

Q: Have you ever bought jewelry at an auction? If so, what did you buy?

A: My fiancé Aaron [Young] is an artist and recently bought me some Bulgari pieces at auction in Italy that I love. And, of course I went to see the Elizabeth Taylor pieces at the Christie’s auction, but sadly I didn’t score any of the pieces I wanted.

Q: What do you look for in the jewelry that you sell at The Webster?

A: For the store, I only buy pieces that I would personally wear myself. I think Delfina Delettrez makes beautiful things that are Deco—good for Miami!—and humorous at the same time. They are almost like mini sculptures. I’m going to start carrying Gerard Tully’s made-to-order Deyrolle collection, which is very exclusive. And I'm excited about getting Melanie Georgacopoulos’s pieces, too. The way she works with pearls is incredible—she dared to cut them and the result is stunning.

Q: What are some of your favorite pieces of jewelry?

A: Cartier’s Juste un Clou nail bracelet; the feather flamingo earrings by Delfina Delettrez, which she designed for me and The Webster. My newest acquisition is the "Shivor" pendant from Aurelie Bidermann with sapphires. I cannot live without it these days. I'm also into wearing the same rings on all of my fingers, and I rotate between the Balenciaga ones from Nicolas Ghesquière’s last show, and Eddie Borgo's gold bands, which are all attached by a thin chain.

Q: Do you own any vintage jewelry?

A: My engagement ring was designed by my fiancé–the stone is from 1890–and the history in it makes it feel extremely special.

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