The fanlist of Jules Kim’s jewellery reads like a who’s who of pop. Rihanna, Beyonce and Karen O have all worn Kim’s innovative pieces that are at the sharp edge of fine jewellery.
Her brand Bijules is known for its sexy metal curved bar rings and fierce nail adornments. So much so that Bijules was the natural choice or hardware for Rooney Mara’s Lisbeth Salander in the US adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
And getting your fingers in her work has just become that little bit more easier with the opening of her first Manhattan based store, the blinging named Bijulesterie.
Jules Kim spoke to Twin about her work…
Why did you start making jewellery?
Because I wanted to. Almost nine years ago there was shit out there in terms of jewellery for strong stylish women. I created Bijules to fill an obvious void at the time and forever!
What can people expect to find in your store?
The Bijulesterie houses all of my seasons’ past and the collections of the future. I believe very strongly in building community amongst my art minded contemporaries so I am featuring other artists like my girl, Sylvia Hommert. The flower design is thanks to 11×11. I am creating other collaborations with fellow creatives which will be showcased soon…Bijules will launch it’s own live streaming radio station highlighting interviews and daily playlists as well, stay tuned!!!!!
Do you have a muse?
My muse is not necessarily a particular look, but more a particularity. The Bijules customer is someone who searches and discovers what is most important for them from politics to fashion. Inspiration for the jewellery comes from an innate tendency to bend rules and defy standards. The Bijules muse wears her empowerment on her sleeve, or un this case, on her hand!
What’s the purpose of jewellery for you?
The purpose of jewellery for me is to redefine its standard and accepted form. As an artist I intend to push boundaries and create a fashion standard. I’m confident Bijules has asserted itself as a leader in trend making and a substantial brand, which can last forever.
What’s your most prized possession?
I don’t consider my dog a possession but I consider him one of the truly kind and loving things in my life. He inspires me to smile and be tender even when curve balls are being tossed!
What’s the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?
Stretch and kiss above love on his forehead.
When are you happiest?
Happiness is potentially everywhere and anytime. I push to embrace these happy possibilities as frequently as I can!
What’s up next?
The Bijulesterie is open for business by appointment only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a rendezvous! Projects and travel are on the horizon and I wish for readers to stay in touch for thoughtful jewels (metal and beyond) dropping all the time!
Bijules’ Summer sales event, Select Summer Fridays will run throughout the Summer 3-8pm Le Bain Rooftop, The Standard, New York.