Ing, I thought of you when I saw the pictures of Ivanka's jewels up close! Grace, when you tweeted about the Kushners getting married, I thought of Ashton & Demi. Gosh, I'm such a lola!
The rest of us wedding watchers, enjoy the deets!
According to people.com, Ivanka "...walked down the aisle in a Vera Wang gown inspired by Grace Kelly, before celebrating with her new husband, her father Donald Trump and more than 500 guests, including Regis Philbin, who was called on to sing at the reception planned by celebrity event designer Preston Bailey." The groom, long-time beau, Jared Kushner, publisher of the New York Observer, was no less dapper in Brioni.
With a jewelry collection to her name, of course Ivanka brought on the bling! People.com mentions this, "At her Sunday wedding to Jared Kushner at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., she wore a platinum-diamond hairpiece to accent the veil (worth $45,000),
...platinum mixed-cut clustered diamond earrings (worth $130,000),
...and an Art Deco link platinum-diamond bracelet (worth $90,000), all in addition to her lace Vera Wang gown."
"Her bridesmaids were suitably encrusted as well, with assorted pieces from the Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry collection to set off their Carolina Herrera gowns."
Despite all that flash and the high profile lifestyle, I've always thought of Ivanka to be a class of her own. Gorgeous, very bright, down-to-earth, and focused. She politely turned down a personal offer from Anna Wintour to work at Vogue, a job "a million girls would kill for" (as the Devil Wears Prada puts it). NY Mag says, she told Good Morning America:
I had, like many people, pulled an all-nighter studying for the final exam that I had the next morning. And I receive a call the next morning directly from Anna Wintour, her assistant connected us, etc. — she called my cell phone, so I was a little bit ... taken off guard would be sort of an understatement. And she very graciously inquired as to what I was planning to do after graduation, and offered me a position at Vogue, which to any girl, even if you’re not particularly interested in fashion — as life would have it I ended up starting a jewelry collection, and she’s been an amazing supporter of me in my future endeavors. But it was a great honor.
It never occurred to me that I would accept the job because of the focus that I’d had — I’d been at Wharton, I’d always wanted to go into real estate, so that was my path, and I was very polite in my refusal, if you will. But when I told my father about this experience, he asked me several times — several times almost to the point where it was a bit disconcerting to me why he was pressuring me to take the job at Vogue ... I was a little bit upset about it.
(Photos from Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry Collection via People.com)