MARIE CLAIRE MAY 2016 ISSUE. IN LIVING COLOR BY BOSCAR PROJECT, INCLUDING JEWELRY BY SIMON ALCANTARA

For the May 2016 issue of Marie Claire the artists of the Boscar Project transform models from all over the world into works of art!

Hair, makeup, body art, and photography by Boscar Project's Vicky Steckel and Ward Stegerhoek. Featuring jewelry from CFDA Jewelry members Simon Alcantara, Alexis Bittar, and Robert Lee Morris.

Posted on April 15, 2016 .

TWO NEW STORE OPENINGS IN JAPAN

March was an extraordinary month for Strasburgo Japan.  They opened a beautiful new flagship in the Ginza district of Tokyo and the first Jewels of Strasburgo store in Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi.  The lineup includes five CFDA jewelry designers:  Simon Alcantara, Stephen Dweck, Mark Davis, Kimberly McDonald, Ten Thousand Things, as well as Savanah Stranger, and Shaesby. When you're in Tokyo please stop by!  Strasburgo

Posted on April 3, 2016 .

AUDIO SPARX FEATURES SIMON ALCANTARA'S NUMINOUS VIDEO.

NUMINOUS BY SIMON ALCANTARA + MUSIC BY RYSZARD OSADA

Client: Simon Alcantara, LLC, New York, NY      

Art Film Artistic Video --

Numinous is a "mystical, magical, and artisanal" collection of jewelry from Award-winning designer/ photographer/cinematographer Simon Alcantara, whose artful film makes creative use of color negative cinematography and powerful images to communicate beauty, meaning, and timelessness.

Composer Ryszard Osada's modern Classical Music track, "Waves Of Feelings (1st Movement)," is an intricate and masterly composition for two marimbas. Its minimal and hypnotic sound perfectly complements Mr. Alcantara's evocative film: Waves of Feelings (1st Movement -Delayed Marimbas)

You can learn more about Simon Alcantara's jewelry here: http://simonalcantara.com/jewelry/ 

Distinctive jewelry combining natural elements -- Appealing to the Higher Emotions...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlCDlYhboSo

 

Posted on January 21, 2016 .

NEW COLLECTION, CAMPAIGN AND FILM: NUMINOUS BY SIMON ALCANTARA

Mysterious, magical, and artisanal, the Numinous collection references the NuntiusDream Phase 1&2, and Alpha Pavonis collections that came before it. The collection combines feathers, spinel, rhodolite garnet, pink amethyst, turquoise, and diamonds with yellow, rose, and white gold as well as sterling silver.  

numinous  

adjective nu·mi·nous \ˈnü-mə-nəs, ˈnyü-\

        : having a mysterious, holy, or spiritual quality

           :  supernaturalmysterious

        2
:  filled with a sense of the presence of divinity :  holy

        3
:  appealing to the higher emotions or to the aesthetic sense :  spiritual

Posted on January 1, 2016 and filed under JEWELRY, SIMON ALCANTARA.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

PHOTO BY SIMON ALCANTARA DECEMBER 3, 2015, MIAMI

PHOTO BY SIMON ALCANTARA DECEMBER 3, 2015, MIAMI

It’s unbelievable that the end of 2015 is here.  It was a year of tremendous movement, extreme experiences, and intense sensations. We made it through and I trust we have all grown from it.  I am wishing you a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones and a spectacular 2016.  Let’s make some magic.

 

One Love,

Simon

Posted on December 21, 2015 .

Day 9. Notes from the future. My Japan diary, 11/22/15

Roppongi Midtown. 

Its hard to believe that that my schedule of personal appearances and trunk shows in Japan are over!  As usual it was a whirlwind.  I would like to thank Ms. Hono Uehara, Women's Fashion Director, and Mr Junji Tajima, President, as well as all the staff at Strasburgo Stores in Japan.  You always welcome me and make me feel like family.  Thank you as well to all the customers who come to see me year after year and allow me to live a creative life, you inspire me!

I'll have one day off before heading back to NYC. I'll spend the day visiting friends and doing some Christmas shopping.  Tomorrow for the last entry of My Japan Diary I will share with you some of my favorite spots in Tokyo.  

Until tomorrow,

Simon, xs

All photos by Simon Alcantara

Posted on November 22, 2015 .

Day 8. Notes from the future, my Japan diary. 11/20/15

Happy to be back in Tokyo one of my favorite cities! We're at the Aoyama store for another day of trunk shows and client appointments.  Today was also the day to go over press clippings for December Holiday issues.  I was so happy and grateful to see there were so many! Thank you Strasburgo and thank you Japan for the wonderful support! 

Until tomorrow.

Simon, xs

Please visit the press page for details on the clippings below

Posted on November 21, 2015 .

Day 7, Notes from the future. My Japan Diary, 11/19/15

Photo: By Yuu Iwahashi

Photo: By Yuu Iwahashi

Another day another city. This morning we arrived in Kobe, for our trunk show at the Strasburgo in the Daimaru shopping district.  All the luxury brands are well represented in this area.  I saw several of the customers that attended the Salon de Strasburgo in Osaka. It’s unanimous that a great time was had by all, and they fell in love with the collection.  Today they came to confirm and add to their orders!  It’s a great pleasure and honor to hear how much your customers appreciate your efforts. In Japan they truly understand putting your heart and soul into your work. I’m very grateful for that. 

Cheers Japan! Until tomorrow,

Simon, xs

Gold and diamond talismans by Simon Alcantara

Posted on November 19, 2015 .

Day 6 Notes from the future. My Japan diary. 11/17/15

Kesenia, Wearing spinel and ostrich feather collar

 

This day had every second accounted for. Early morning bullet train journey to the Ritz Carlton Osaka, for the Salon De Strasburgo presentation of my new collections.  Set up in the Crystal room, briefing of the staff and run of show. VIP client appointments and party, after party, and finally dinner at XEX West with the Strasburgo team. All in all, a joyful and exciting day!

Until tomorrow!

Simon, xs

Posted on November 18, 2015 .

Day #5. Notes from the future. My Japan diary. 11/16/15

Hand crafted Temari

Hand crafted Temari

This morning we flew to Fukuoka for the fourth day of trunk shows at Strasburgo stores. The day was filled with the joy of seeing friends, and the laughter and good vibes we always share together.  Oh yeah, and we sold some jewelry too!  I received the most beautiful Temari from my friend Yoko Nakamatsu.  Temari’s are highly cherished gifts as they symbolize friendship and loyalty. They are intricately crafted, and are visually stunning and colorful.  I was very moved by Yoko’s kindness and generosity. She was quite happy that I finally started using diamonds as it turns out it’s her birthstone. All that was missing was Marylin Monroe signing “diamonds are a girl’s best friend” 

Until tomorrow,

Simon, XS

Yoko Nakamatsu and Hono Uehara, Women's Fashion Director

Yoko Nakamatsu and Hono Uehara, Women's Fashion Director

All images by Simon Alcantarara

Posted on November 16, 2015 .

Day #4. Notes from the future. My Japan diary. 11/15/15

My iPhone alarm rings at 6:00am, 6:15am, and finally at 6:30am.  This time I realize it is time to get up!  The usual (what city am I in today?) occurs, oh right I’m back in Tokyo.  Some yoga, and two hours of searching for music for the Numinous film. I shower and dress for my day.  The events in Paris, gratitude for my friends safety, and sadness for the tumultuous state of the world are all part of my morning. Next stop, the Strasburgo Aoyama store for another trunk show.  Appointments arrive back to back, some overlapping occurs, and joy to see customers I have not seen in a year.  Somehow we fit in lunch and a wonderful coffee break at the new Blue Bottle Coffee in Aoyama .  To my surprise and joy they have a gluten free, molasses, ginger and spice cookie.  Score!  Back to the store for the last round of appointments, packing up the jewels, and a delicious Yakitori dinner at Toriyoshi.  Tomorrow morning’s call time? 6:30am! Next stop: Fukuoka.  

Until tomorrow,

Simon, XS

Door detail next to the Strasburgo Aoyama store.

Door detail next to the Strasburgo Aoyama store.

All images by Simon Alcantara

Posted on November 15, 2015 .