Delfina Delettrez

Post by Thandie

Picture_8At the tender age of 19, Delfina Delettrez‘s artistry hit planet jewellery like a meteor. Although she branches from the Fendi fashion dynasty (mother Silvia Fendi reigns supreme as head of accessories) this jewellery starlet personifies individuality. The logo alone is tattoo-worthy (sketched by Lagerfeld himself when Delfina was an infant). The fusion of ancient and modern, refined and rocksteady, papal and carnival – there’s no wonder that this talented 25 year old grew up between Rome and Brazil. Picture_24

I’ll never forget meeting Delfina, 7 years ago in Milan, when the Fendi house invited me to sit front row at their show.

Afterwards I had dinner with Silvia Fendi; a gracious and absolutely lovely woman, and her daughter Delfina; Screen Shot 2013-10-29 at 15.22.09 a softly spoken 19 year old with intense, darting eyes.

They were proud and excited that Delfina was pregnant with her first child – and as chance would have it I had worked with Delfina’s babydaddy – actor Claudio Santamaria (Bernardo Bertolucci’s film ‘Besieged‘), a number of years before.                                              Screen Shot 2013-10-29 at 15.22.55

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During our dinner, Silvia told me that Delfina was a jewelry artist, and was about to launch her first collection. The proud Mama lifted her hand, which was adorned with Delfina’s hot-off-the-worktable jewellery.

The pieces were knockout fabulous, and I had a full-throttle SGHI moment! Imagine my heart rate when Silvia took one of the pieces from her finger and slipped it onto mine.  DelfinaFINAL800+

It’s the ‘3 skulls’ ring I’m wearing in this picture. I was stunned, humbled and felt like the luckiest girl in Milan. Picture 1The ‘3 skulls’ ring is still part of Delfina’s body of work today; 7 years and many stunning collections later.  I wear it with pride, and memory of a very special time with two fashion Goddesses.


See the world of Delfina Delettrez here

Her jewellery is available at Dover Street Market, and Matches in London.

Opening Ceremony in Los Angeles.

Colette in Paris.



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