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Jasmin Sparrow Drops Stunning COCO Collection

Jasmin Sparrow, the ethical New Zealand jewellery designer adored by many, has launched an exquisite new collection to brighten up these winter days. 

The Jasmin Sparrow COCO collection is a reimagining of the brand’s signature motifs and familiar styles. “The new offering plays into the contemporary-classic balance that is a hallmark of Sparrow’s aesthetic, with pieces that are bold and modern yet timeless, each imbued with the sentimental quality of a precious heirloom,” says the brand.

The collection features baroque-inspired pearls, subtle, circular pendants and delicately-arched hoops, with all the pieces designed to pair effortlessly with previous season’s pieces.

With their unique one-sided shoulder-grazing pearls, the ‘Coco’ earrings offer a playful, asymmetrical take on a modern trend, while the ‘Mini Sparkle’ and ‘Mini Mermaid’ earrings are fresh reimaginings of Sparrow’s signature styles.

Continuing Jasmin Sparrow’s commitment to sustainability, the COCO collection uses 100% recycled silver, ethically-sourced stones and is crafted entirely by jewellers in New Zealand.

The collection is available at jasminsparrow.com and selected stockists around New Zealand.

Take a peek at the collection below.

Watch the Trailer for Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’ Visual Album

Beyoncé’s latest visual album is nearly here.

On Sunday morning, the 24-time Grammy winner released a trailer for Black Is King, her new visual album releasing on Disney+ on 31 July.

The album is based on The Lion King: The Gift, the soundtrack for the classic Disney movie’s photorealistic remake that debuted last year. Beyoncé curated and executive produced the soundtrack, which featured her daughter Blue Ivy Carter, Jay-Z, Childish Gambino, Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar, Tierra Whack, 070 Shake, Jessie Reyez and other artists.

Black Is King promises to reimagine the lessons from The Lion King for “today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns”, according to a press release.

“You, who were formed by the heat of the galaxy, what a thing to be. Both unique and familiar. To be one and the same. And still unlike any other,” Beyoncé says in mesmerising narration throughout the trailer. “Life is a set of choices. Lead or be led astray. Follow your light or lose it.”

The trailer borrows imagery from The Lion King, and Disney fans will recognise quotes from the movie in several moments. The vibrant cinematography and style mirror Beyoncé’s “Spirit” music video from the movie’s soundtrack. According to the press release, the visual album filmed in New York, Los Angeles, South Africa, West Africa, London and Belgium.

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o makes a brief appearance in the trailer, and the press release says Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams, Naomi Campbell, Kelly Rowland, Beyoncé’s mom Tina Knowles-Lawson and other artists from The Gift will appear in Black Is King.

Directors Emmanuel Adjei, Blitz Bazawule, Pierre Debusschere, Jenn Nkiru, Ibra Ake, Dikayl Rimmasch, Jake Nava and Kwasi Fordjour contributed to the visual album, which was produced by Parkwood Entertainment and Walt Disney Pictures.

Watch the trailer below.

Variety / Reuters