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Magic Hands

By Ari Seth Cohen.

Creative collaborations have become an intrinsic part of the fabric of Karen Walker and this season sees us revisiting an ongoing relationship with Advanced Style’s Ari Seth Cohen.

Having shot some fabulous ‘advanced’ faces in the past for Karen Walker Eyewear, this time an entirely different style of portraiture was called for to celebrate new additions to the Karen Walker Jewellery line. The brief: hands only. “Hands can be every bit as expressive as faces,” Karen says. “These Magic Hands speak of a life well-lived and they absolutely have their own stories to tell.”

The hands come courtesy of two California-based ladies; pianist, fashion designer, yoga fanatic and former star of the Ballets Russes 93 year-old Phyllis Sues, and infamous party girl, stylist, 1960s Broadway hoofer (including half a decade as a Shark in West Side Story) and great-grandmother, 78 year-old Roberta Haze.

Both women wear their own compilations of new Karen Walker Jewellery pieces alongside classics including arrow rings and filigree bands.