Hit songwriter Jamie Jo Harris held an exclusive launch event for her rock-inspired jewelry line Belle Coeur at Jackie Abraham Fine & Estate Jewelry on November 18, 2010. Hosted by Harris, collaborator Rosalina Lydster of Jewelry by Rosalina along with Jackie Abraham and wife Johanna, the soiree drew a packed house.
Guests included socialite Claudine Smurfit, celebrity wig designer Ruth Regina, Miami luxury real estate giant Rusty Stein, Bay Harbour Islands Vice-Mayor Ileene Wallace, Femme Coiffure Hair Salon & Spa owner Raphael Reboh and wife Alyssa, former banker-turned-professor and Star Jonesâ€™ ex-husband Al Reynolds, and the designerâ€™s parents, prominent businessman Mel Harris and wife Fran, who sipped specialty Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur champagne cocktails and nibbled on Belle Coeur-branded bite-sized cupcakes provided by 2 Girls and a Cupcake, while perusing the lineâ€™s debut collection and mingling with designer Jamie Jo and her collaborator.
Channeling Jamie Joâ€™s love of music, fashion and philanthropy, Belle Coeur (literally, a â€œbeautiful heartâ€ in French) features a selection of unisex, interlocking pendants, cuffs, rings and earrings marked with the lineâ€™s signature agate-, white, pink and black sapphire-encrusted symbols of wings, hearts and keys, which embody Jamie Joâ€™s free spirit. Notably, a portion of proceeds from the sales of Belle Coeur during the event will be donated to charity. Prices range from $400 to $5,000. For more information on Belle Coeur, please visit www.BelleCoeur.cc.
In addition to launching Belle Coeur nationwide, Jamie Jo is also actively involved in her career as a hit songwriter. A member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Jamie Jo is currently working with nine-time Grammy Award-winning producer Rudy Perez to produce a selection of songs to be presented to his A-list clients including Leona Lewis and Beyonce, among others. Having earned acclaim for her contributions to the music world, such as a chart-topping duet with Barry Gibb of Bee Gees fame, Jamie Jo is recognized for her social affiliations, having walked the runway at charitable fashion shows and been appointed hostess of events and store openings for some of the worldâ€™s most recognized designers. As founder and first president of the Young Society for Love & Hope, Diabetes Research Institute, Jamie Jo is an active and respected philanthropist.
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