When it comes to finding the most dynamic and fashionable mother and daughter duo to photograph wearing your jewellery, we didn’t have to look far – Jet & Nina Shenkman of Eponine London were the perfect SB match. Eponine London, founded by Jet Shenkman, is an elegant, colourful and unique couture womenswear brand inspired by the silhouettes of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. We headed to their studio, nestled at the bottom of a beautiful mews, to play dress up with SB jewellery and their stunning dresses.
Which SB piece of jewellery was your favourite from your shoot?
NINA: I loved the Heritage Gold Hoops and the chunky bracelet. Such fab everyday pieces.
JET: I loved the stacking rings, we’re both big stackers.
Which piece would you have chosen from the SB collection for each other and why?
JET: I’d choose Nina the Heritage Oval Pendant and Chain. She loves chunky necklaces.
NINA: I’d choose Mum the Baguette Emerald Drops. They would look so pretty with her blue eyes and she loves wearing colour.
What is your favourite piece of jewellery you own and why?
JET: My charm necklace – each of the charms has been given to me by my husband or by friends over the years. The collection has grown and the necklace has become such a treasure.
NINA: I’d say one of my most precious ones is a silver ring that my big sister gave me and my siblings for Christmas a few years ago. It has the first letter of each of our names carved into the band.
What does jewellery mean to you?
NINA: It’s the ultimate way to personalise an outfit, to really make it yours. But also it’s about the story behind each piece; where you bought it, who gave it to you, why they gave it to you or why you bought it for yourself. Jewellery is full of love, really!
JET: I completely agree. It’s an extension of all you have experienced.
What is your everyday go to piece of jewellery you wear and why?
NINA: I have a collection of rings that I wear every day which I’m very attached to, each one is sentimental in some way.
JET: My engagement ring and my smiley face earrings.
Have you had a piece of jewellery passed down to you from a family member?
NINA: Yes! Mum gave me a Cartier Russian wedding ring that my Dad got for her as a gift soon after they’d met. It’s another of my favourites, I love gold – it’s my favourite – and adore Russian wedding rings, but I mainly love it because it’ll always remind me of them.
Lastly, which Eponine dress is your top choice and why?
NINA: Too many to choose from! So, I’ll cheat a bit and choose my favourite from our AW20 Couture collection: the Cordelia dress. It’s made from Hmong and Transylvanian vintage hand-embroidered fabric and it’s just so happy and colourful.
JET: I’ll do the same: the Hippolyta jumpsuit. Very elegant and versatile to wear