09/25/12 - 0 Comments
Life Lessons from Isaac Manevitz of Ben-Amun
There’s nothing we love more than a striking conversation—particularly when we’re talking about anything fashion or fashionable. That’s why we’re so excited about our latest project: life lessons straight from the creator’s mouth. The goal is simple—we want to get people talking—not only about the clothes they wear, the food they eat and the books they read (etcetera, etcetera), but also about the creative genius behind each item. But why settle for a simple bio? Trust us, this is so much better.
Instead, we thought it would be fun to give you an exclusive look behind the curtain by asking each of our favorite creative minds to list his or her top 15 Life Lessons. Think of it as an informal get-to-know-you accompanied by some pretty useful tips. Some of the lessons are funny, some poignant and some deep (really, it’s like opening 15 trendy fortune cookies). All of the tips, however, are definitely words to live by and love. But enough about the project—let’s get started. And what better way to begin than with Life Lessons from Isaac Manevitz.
Isaac Manevitz. Hmmm, that name sounds familiar—or, at least, it should, since the jewelry he’s designed for the esteemed house of Ben-Amun has graced the pages of Vogue, W, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair and Marie Claire (and, as any true fashionista will tell you, that’s kind of a big deal). Yep, after more than thirty years in the business, Manevitz’s resume has grown pretty impressive. Honestly, though, would we expect anything less from a designer worn by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Kate Moss, Fergie, Nicki Minaj, Blake Lively and Rihanna?
Trust us when we say that these limelight ladies call for some pretty impressive accessories; and impressive is exactly what Manevitz delivers 100% of the time. “Wearable art” (i.e., “bold, interesting and statement making” jewelry) is how most people describe the elegant bits of lucite, pewter, glass and crystal used by Manevitz to create each piece that is classically Ben-Amun. We, on the other hand, would simply call each accessory divine.
Naturally, we couldn’t wait to hear Manevitz’s 15 Lie Lessons (spoiler alert—we like lesson number 15 the best!). Without further ado, ladies, we give you. . .
Life Lessons from Isaac Manevitz
1. Walls were made for hanging art. An empty wall is a wasted opportunity.
2. Let your wife handle the details.
3. Family recipes are no secret. Share the recipe and you’ll make your friends your family.
4. One man’s trash is a sculptor’s next masterpiece.
5. If you can’t buy it, make it. If you make it and love it, then make it again, but bigger.
6. A trip to Paris is measured by how many visits you make to Ladurée.
7. The perfect backpack is hard to come by. You may only find one in your life, so when you do, don’t let it out of your sight.
8. A good joke is always appropriate.
9. Your own family tree can be your greatest source of inspiration.
10. Never forget your wedding anniversary, and always surprise her with flowers.
11. Frequent trips to the barber shop will keep you looking young, but frequent trips to the cheese shop will keep you looking happy.
12. One of the healthiest feelings is the thrill of discovery, and a day at the flea market will give it to you in spades.
13. Do what you love. It will make all of your days more rewarding and all of the fruits of your labor more pleasant to share.
14. There’s no time like tea time. Treat yourself to a cup every afternoon.
15. Every girl deserves good jewelry.
Photo credit: Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz