«For a mother, there’s no better time of day than sitting down to read to her children a bedtime story at night. It’s an opportunity for adults to dive back into the world of fairy tales; imaginary realms where magic and enchantment reign.

Combining my passion for diamonds with my love of fashion, I’ve re-written some of the tales that once enchanted me as a child, exploring their themes with a feel for ”couture”. Although inspired by the princesses of the past, these pieces take on an almost futuristic allure when worn by top model Sasha Pivovarova. A global icon with striking features and a fiery temperament, she represents my vision of a modern day heroine perfectly. Captured by the lens of the renowned photographer Katja Rawles, Messika’s High Jewelry takes on a hint of punk rock attitude, resolutely rooted in the spirit of our times. Working with this pair of powerful women, I’ve reinterpreted the stories of these ancient tales with an ultra-modern vision, and an avant-garde style inspired by the latest trends in top fashion.»

Valérie Messika