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Myriam Soseilos is an inspirational up and coming Cypriot Jewellery Designer… behind the jewellery brand MyriamSOS – also named ‘Designer of the Year 2013’ at Treasure, London’s jewellery show, which took place during the world-renowned Jewellery Week in June 2013. INTERVIEW Tell us about yourself and your accomplishments as a designer My name is Myriam Soseilos and I am a jewellery designer from Cyprus. After studying Logistics and having careers in Journalism and advertising, as well as working as a fashion assistant for an iconic luxury title previously, I discovered my passion for jewellery design and started the MyriamSOS brand. For me, a key accomplishment of mine as a designer was being awarded “Designer of the Year 2013” at Treasure, during Jewellery Week, for my ‘Transformers’ collection. It wasn’t just about receiving the award, but the acknowledgment, encouragement and confidence this award gave me as a designer new to…

Fashion Icon Pierre Balmain was born in St Jean de Maurienne, Savoie, in 1914. Balmain had studied under the greatest couturiers of the time: Molyneux and Lucien Lelong. After the conclusion of World War II, in 1945 Balmain opened his own couture house where his designs quickly attracted the attention of women ready to shake off the more austere looks of the war and embrace the new image of woman Balmain had created. His look was charming, unashamed, opulent and resplendant with finery richly embroidered and beautiful. Considered a “King of French fashion” he outfitted stars including Ava Gardner and Brigitte Bardot. His most famous client was Queen Sirikit of Thailand. New French Style for Starlets and Everywoman Coined by American author Gertrude Stein, a great friend of Pierre Balmain, heralded what she called the “New French Style” in her writings. Balmain’s portrayal of women in his designs created an…