To compliment her successful clothing line, Liebermann’s ALC Spring jewelry line will incorporate an edgy rockstar style with a tough and slightly androgynous feel to it. Prices for the ALC jewelry will start at $95.
According to Style Section L.A., Liebermann’s collection will include a lot of hardware. Things like nails and screws, “elongated and knotted into rings, bracelets and earrings” will be seen, but with a refined sleekness that Liebermann is known for.
Rolling Stone sat down with the mega stylist to catch up with her and talk about the upcoming jewelry line. Here are some snippets of the chat below, and you can read the full interview HERE.
Rolling Stone: You were one of the premier stylists in the entertainment industry. When did you decide to expand into design?
Andrea Liebermann: I always wanted to be a designer. I went to Parsons, and I studied design. Then I fell into styling. I feel like the luckiest girl to have been able to work with so many talented, creative women; but it was a personal choice to change my life, to pursue design. Styling was a lot of commitment and a lot of travel.
RS: You did create one of the most memorable red carpet images in history: J. Lo in that plunging Versace dress at the 2000 Grammy Awards.
AL: Oh, that was very iconic. I spotted that dress and it spoke to me. When we had the actual fitting, she loved it. It was an amazing dress and it was on the right woman at the right time. Jennifer looked Amazonian: amazing, strong, and confident.
Read more of Andrea Liebermann’s Rolling Stone interview after the cut…
RS: Are you attracted to working with powerful women?
AL: The people I’ve worked with are icons. Gwen is an amazing visionary; I haven’t had a hand in her projects for a long time, but I love what she does. I like to think we’ve all influenced each other in some way; sometimes one thing leads to another. I met Shirley Manson through [video director] Sophie Muller, who also worked with Gwen. Then, I ended up styling a Garbage video [for "Tell Me Where It Hurts"], and Shirley became the muse for my first collection in 2009. She represents my ideal woman: strong, smart, ridiculously cool. Mary J. Blige, too.
RS: Why did you decide to expand ALC into jewelry?
AL: I always did jewelry. It was always one of my favorite parts of styling. I’ve approached it from an adornment perspective, a tribal viewpoint. It’s always been an organic process for me to do fashion jewelry. I like to make things that I want to wear – punk inspired studs, for example. We’ve grown up with all these musical inspirations from the 1980s; for me, I’m more evolved now and “grown-up, but I still want my jewelry to reflect my life experience and spirit. I keep it raw and refined. Again, I see it as tribal adornment – a moment happened in life, captured in ritual. Jewelry can hold a lot of symbolic value. I lived in Africa, so I will always carry the tribal spirit with me.
RS: How did music influence your style?
AL: I was also child of the 1980s: Duran Duran, are you kidding me? Culture Club, Tears For Fears. I also loved David Bowie and Bob Marley; all really influential to me. I actually was more into the guys than girls. I was so boyish and I shaved my hairback then – I still love boys’ style.
RS: Which of your designs best captures your aesthetic?
AL: Probably the handcuffs. For one of my styling projects a few years ago, I had to do a lot of research on handcuffs and keys. I like the challenge: take something that feels hard and make it beautiful. That’s what I do with my line. It has an industrial and architectural feel meets Club Nouveau.
Check out some of Andrea’s jewelry below!