IM JEWEL

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martina

martina

ivona

ivona

Sisters, Martina Gordon and Ivona Bruun, were born and raised in a quiet Slovakian town – surrounded by family, friends and simple rural beauty. It was a time of dramatic social and political change that inspired the Velvet Revolution and political autonomy for Slovakia and the Czech Republic, a time which ushered in an age of optimism, new possibilities and creative influences as the world rediscovered the legendary splendors of Prague and the region began to experience itself, once again, as a cultural capital connected to the greater world beyond its borders. A new world was unfolding and Martina and Ivona dreamed of exploring and discovering the beauty of fabled cities like Paris, Milan & New York: dreams that would have been impossible just a decade earlier, but which soon became reality for the close-knit the sisters.

Participating in Elite’s Face Of The Year contest, both sisters won exclusive contracts with Elite Models and in the years that followed, they represented many of the world’s greatest designers, including legendary fashion houses like Chanel, Chloe, YSL, Dior, Ferre and Rochas. They worked directly with leading fashion stylists and major fashion publications, acquiring extensive experience and intimate knowledge of the fashion and design industries.

sister love in full bloom

sister love in full bloom

In the mid-nineties, the sisters moved to New York City and continued working with magazines and high-end fashion brands. Martina became the face of Max Factor cosmetics and Pantene hair products and began collaborating as a runway fashion stylist. She later co-founded beckiemartina re-stylists, a successful personal styling firm that serves an impressive roster of celebrities, socialites and working professionals. Martina continues to live in New York City with her husband, Anthony, and 2 sons, Venice and Reef while Ivona made her home in Copenhagen, Denmark, with her husband, Bjorn. In addition to raising their 2 children, Finn and Sienna, she contributes as a freelance fashion stylist to leading Danish magazines. Working together to create I’M Jewel is the fulfillment of a dream that Martina and Ivona shared for years, to bring their love of adventure and passion for beautiful design to the world of fashion jewelry and to give something back to their native land by showcasing the artisanal craftsmanship of Czech jewelers.

martina with our very stylish mother Anna

martina with our very stylish mother Anna

ivona with our beloved father vladislav

ivona with our beloved father vladislav

discovering our style

discovering our style

prague

prague

prague

prague

rock

rock

blades

blades

Prague

Prague

poppy ring sketch by Anna Igriciova

poppy ring sketch by Anna Igriciova

bean pods sketch by Anna Igriciova

bean pods sketch by Anna Igriciova

studio, prague

studio, prague

studio, prague

studio, prague

reef

reef

sienna

sienna

sienna & reef

sienna & reef

ibiza

ibiza

ibiza

ibiza

ibiza

ibiza

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