CoutureLab

It is an uncharacteristically cold day in London, and the indomitable jewelry designer Loree Rodkin has flown in from Los Angeles to accompany her good friend Cher to the première of her new film Burlesque. Within seconds of breezing into the CoutureLab boutique, Loree has scanned the merchandise and snapped up a handful of pieces for herself and Cher: necklaces and embroidered tops by Walid, scarves by Janavi and a Rick Owens - Jardins du Palais Royal collection fur gilet.

It is clear that Rodkin is a woman who knows exactly what she likes. Petite and svelte

with a mane of luscious dark brown hair, she is wearing a gray and black geometric print catsuit by avant-garde designer Gareth Pugh with a black tunic and jacket by Anne Demeulemeester, and a pair of Jeffrey Campbell combat boots. She exudes a tough but feminine chic.

Rodkin’s ascent to jewelry designing fame happened, by her own admission, overnight and a little by accident. A native Chicagoan, Loree moved to Los Angeles in the late 1960s, and went from working as an interior designer to Rock‘s royalty to establishing her

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