What can you say about Angelina Jolie? Once the wild child of Hollywood, noted for wearing vials of her husbands blood around her neck and passionately kissing her brother in full view of the waiting press and media, now seemingly the most perfect earth mother who collects children as if they are accessories. She steals husbands from under the noses of their wives with a mere sultry look and has the body of a goddess. Angelina Jolie is an accomplished actress, mother, she works for many charities, she is a philanthropist and more importantly, Angelina proves her detractors wrong time and time again.
Now in an effort to raise money to build a school in Afghanistan for the Education Partnership for Children in Conflict, Angelina has turned her hand to designing jewelry and a limited edition collection can be seen on display this weekend in southern France and Monaco. The 37-year-old actress has collaborated with Beverley Hills Hollywood designer Robert Procop, he who designed the engagment ring that Brad Pitt spent a year working on and cost in the region of $250,000.
Angelina Jolie will showcase her jewellery line, Style of Jolie, at the Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat in the south of France and Monaco’s Hotel de Paris for a month starting July 15. Here the public will be able to see a range of necklaces, earrings and bracelets, all worn by the actress at various movie premieres. The collection will all be available to buy at the Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat and Monaco’s prestigious Hotel de Paris from July 15 to August 15 but the pop-up showcase will give the public unprecedented access to the collection, which is believed to be available to view by private appointment only.
In the collection are thought to be the large tear-drop shaped emerald earrings worn by Angelina to the 81st Academy Awards in 2009. However, if you were thinking of popping along and grabbing a few bargains, think again. The pieces will not come cheap. As the Style of Jolie jewellery line is in collaboration with Beverly Hills jeweller to the stars Robert Procop, you can be sure that there will be some pretty expensive jewels on display and it is to raise as much money for the charity as possible.
Angelina and Brad have been in a relationship since 2005 but only announced their engagement this April when Brad presented her with the ring he designed wih Procop. Together, Angelina and Brad have six children including three biological ones. Angelina has been concentrating more and more on her political activities of late and she and Brad have hinted that they both may take a step away from the cameras to continue their humanitarian work. The couple have given millions of their own money away to various charities and this week Angelina was seen in Bosnia as a guest of the 18th Sarajevo Film Festival.
The Style of Jolie line goes on sale this weekend.