It seems like everything that Kelly Wearstler touches these days is gold. The latest item to benefit from the model-turned-design guru’s Midas touch is a limited-edition vanity box she’s created in partnership with high-end skincare brand La Mer.
She was approached by the luxury brand to create a limited-edition box for the launch of its Genaissance de la Mer serum, an age-transcending serum essence that was inspired by a scientist at the Max Huber Research Labs who discovered crystals forming in a beaker of Miracle Broth. Extraordinarily pure, the Crystal Miracle Broth is slow-crafted in extremely small batches to reach its ultimate potency. This advanced broth infuses skin with the life-generating energies of the sea, helping it visibly renew from within. It is meant to rejuvenate and renew; think the Fountain of Youth in a bottle.
But back to the collaboration. When we say limited, we mean limited: only 25 boxes will be sold in the United States. As designed by Wearstler with her signature aesthetic and drawing inspiration from the serum itself, the boxes are made of mixed materials, including walnut wood for the box itself and a burnished bronze lid with a crystal affixed on top. They retail for $1,200 apiece and are being sold exclusively via the La Mer web site.
This is only the latest of Wearstler’s many projects this year.She not only launched furniture and bedding collections, but is also designing for a new hotel brand with locations in Los Angeles, Austin and San Francisco. She also designed Viviane, the new eatery at the Avalon hotel, and has been tapped to redesign the Westfield Century City as part of its $800 million remodel. According to the property, the designer will “infuse the property’s design and decor with an authentic Southern California vibe celebrating casual luxury and the outdoor lifestyle” in collaboration with Westfield’s own design studio.