Armed with an arsenal of attractive accessories, Karen McClintock trekked from Ottawa, Canada to Los Angeles, California on an invitation from the GBK Celebrity Gifting Suite. It was Oscars weekend and the jewelry designer knew she was being presented with an amazing opportunity.
"It's a game-changer," said Karen, who is known for pieces made of semi-precious stones, crystals and vintage silver coins. "Being associated with the Oscars in any way gives you credibility. I'm not just a crafter at the craft show in a gymnasium."
As the event began, she found herself a little starstruck by all of the talented actresses she got to meet. A few even told her they would wear some of her designs to pre-Oscars parties!
Penelope Ann Miller, the beautiful star of The Artist, chose a pair of blue teardrop earrings and a stunning champagne coloured ombre necklace, while Teri Polo of Meet The Fockers fame favored a fabulous pair of earrings, put them on right away and talked about them during several of her interviews!
Plus, Damages star Marcia Gay Harden was very excited about Karen's designs and chose a cream pearl calcedony necklace and earrings to wear to a pre-Oscars party that same night!
Karen has already made a name for herself in Canada, where her jewelry has sold at Holt Renfrew for 11 seasons. Her designs have been worn by Prime Minister Stephen Harper's wife Laureen, and by Julie Jacobson, the wife of David Jacobson, the U.S. ambassador to Canada. (Mrs. Jacobson was even wearing a McClintock necklace with vintage U.S. coins when she greeted President Barack Obama at the G8 conference in 2010!)
Check out the Karen McClintock online catalogue to see what all the stars are talking about!
Source, Photo: KarenMcClintock.com, OttawaCitizen.com