Pernille Teisbaek on Her First Jewelry Collection with Orit Elhanati

by Sydney Sadick

Stylist and creative director Pernille Teisbaek is no stranger to good taste. The Scandinavian style influencer has partnered with Danish jeweler Orit Elhanati for a 16-piece line of delicate raw yellow gold baubles (priced from $505 to $5,905), sold exclusively at FORWARD by Elyse Walker. We got the lowdown on her foray into jewelry design straight from Teisbaek. 

How did this collaboration with Orit Elhanati come about?
Orit and I had wanted to work together for a long time, and finally, an amazing opportunity opened after a meeting with FWRD [FORWARD by Elyse Walker].

Have you designed before?
Yes, almost everything other than jewelry, so it’s been such an educational and exciting process. We had such a short deadline to create the collection, but Orit made it possible—she’s extremely efficient and talented. I’ve had a soft spot for gold jewelry since I was a little girl. My father gave me a smiley golden ring that I wore until I grew out of it. It creates a personal touch to your everyday look and becomes a part of you.

Tell us about the collection.
The inspiration was under the surface of the sea, organic and sculptural shapes but with a minimalist and timeless feel. It’s an 18-carat gold collection with a few discrete diamonds and pearls to make it sparkle.

You kicked off the line with a Paris Fashion Week celebration. Details, please!
It was such a great evening in a beautiful Parisian apartment. We had a small presentation with five models who were styled in our collection. We had a good mix of friends and press who came, and enjoyed caviar canapés and bubbles from Caviar Kaspia.

What’s your personal style like? And any style icons?
It’s classic, but with a modern twist. Many amazing women who have a personal style and stick with it inspire me. I’ve always admired Vanessa Traina for her elegant and feminine style.

How did you get started in the fashion industry?
I’ve always loved fashion and got my first sewing machine when I was 10 years old. I worked as a model for many years, which made me want to work behind the camera. I think I have the best job in the world—being able to have such a versatile work. No days are alike. My partner, Hannah Loeffler, and I recently opened an agency where we work with other social media talent, create social media campaigns, and work on some Instagram analysis for other brands.

Now that fashion month is over, what do you have planned?
I have so much work to follow up on and I have a book coming out at the end of the month called Dress Scandinavian about Scandinavian style!

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