2019 de Boulle Magazine

On Niki: de Boulle High Jewelry Collection Asymmetrical Earrings featuring a pear shape diamond and a pear shape emerald accented with fancy cut emeralds, emerald cut diamonds and pavé set diamonds.

quick Q&A with the one and only Niki Taylor — world-renowned supermodel and star of our ad campaigns —

art and not a random accessory. It is the intent behind the piece that gets my attention. You live in Tennessee with your husband and kids — but what is something you look forward to when working in Dallas? Dream team Meet Niki Taylor and Judson Baker, part of the immensely talented group of pros — stylists, artists, directors, assistants — who make beautiful images exclusively for de Boulle NIKI TAYLOR — MODEL The south Florida native began modeling at 13 and immedi- ately captured the heart of America — and then the world — with her girl-next-door charm and beauty. Her first cover, What’s not to like? I only wish I could spend more time here!

from what it’s like being on a de Boulle photo shoot to what jewel- ry really means to her. You just finished a multiday photo shoot for this year’s campaign. What is a memorable piece of jewelry from it? My favorite is actually the whole deBoulle Collection, de- signed by Karen herself. I love the snake bracelet and snake ring that I got to wear. Then there’s her Lariat Toggle Necklace. I personally would wear that piece with a white button-down shirt, jeans and heels. But, all in all, I’m an earring girl: I love the Pavé Diamond Huggie Earrings. They are timeless and you can wear them day-to- night. The photos I love the most were the first shots we did on day one. It was all about the jewelry. Just skin, beautiful hair and makeup. Photographer Judson Baker’s lighting is amazing. Niki, what is it like working with the Boulles on a photo shoot? One of the joys of working in fashion the way I do is meeting the people behind the brands. In this case, Karen and Denis are both so hands-on. It is great to be around them. As own- ers and designers, as they care so much about every aspect of their business — from the marketing to the creative. What is your own take on jewelry? How do you like to wear it? I do not wear a lot of jewelry, but the pieces I do wear always have a special meaning for me. I think jewelry is wearable How about a memorable moment from the shoot?

at 14, was Seventeen magazine. Her second? Vogue , at 15. In 2016, she returned to model- ing, and her covers now number more than 400. Her campaigns have included Cover- Girl, Versace, Escada, Jean Paul Gaultier and many more. She has been a television inter- viewer, launched a fragrance and started a foundation for the advancement of women in business. In an era of questionable notoriety, uncertain values and here-today-gone-to- morrow celebrity, Taylor continues to be rec- ognized worldwide for her grace, charm and on-camera charisma, as well as her ongoing efforts for the welfare of others.


JUDSON BAKER — PHOTOGRAPHER Baker has been taking pictures since he was 14. Straight out of high school, he shot his first album cover, for a Denver rock band. By 24, he had moved to Italy and was spotted by Marco Reati of L’Uomo Vogue , who commissioned a 10-page feature spread for the magazine with the model Josh Hol- loway. Baker went on to shoot editorials for Arena , Details and Marie Clair e magazines as well as campaigns for major fashion brands such as Valentino and MaxMara. With por- traits that include Beyoncé, Usher and Gwen Stefani, Baker has an impressive portfolio of celebrity photography, too. After 15 years in New York, Baker decided to move back home to Texas. Taking after his father, who was a champion bull rider and horse trainer, he now lives with his family in Dripping Springs, with cutting horses of his own.


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