Earlier this year we gave away an 18kt white gold pendant with round and princess cut diamonds as the grand prize in our ZYDO woman photo contest. The winning photographer was a hair and makeup artist, Carley Smith, who captured the essence of a timeless treasure in a single photo.
Carley is a hair and makeup artist in San Diego with an eye for fashion. She pulls inspiration from all over the world and strives to elevate her creative approach by keeping an open mind. The resulting style inspires the imagination while maintaining an elegant balance between sophistication and fun. Her work has been featured across multiple runways and several magazines.
We fell in love with Carley’s photo, A Lake House Moment, which was taken at a private location in northern California. One look at the shot and you can tell she has a good eye. One look at her client’s hair and you can tell she has a great touch, too. In fact, it was her passion for hair and makeup that lead her to meet David Delfin Peredia, an up and coming fashion designer who lives in San Diego, California. Inspired by the beauty of the pendant she decided to team up with David to create the perfect look for the luxurious pendant.
David and Carley had been working together as designer and stylist for a fashion show, but they were so excited about the 18kt white gold pendant that they made time to design a new dress and original look to complement the beautiful piece of Italian jewelry. It might have been the 0.54cts of dazzling princess-cut diamonds, accentuated by 0.38cts of sparkling round diamonds that sparked their creative drives, but who’s to say?
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