Jewelry designer extraordinaire Erica Courtney is coming to Lafayette to spend Easter with her sister Cezanne Nails, owner of Dockside Studio, and Kiki Frayard has snagged her for a two-day trunk show at her River Ranch store.
“She’s in town to celebrate Easter with her family, so we thought it would be great to have her come do a trunk show with some of her new designs,” says Frayard. “She just recently won several international design awards, some really big ones, and her jewelry has really been getting a lot of press: Housewives of Beverly Hills, the Oscars, the Grammys. She is an exception artist, and her new pieces once again reveal the depth of that talent."
Courtney, who has built one of the most recognized and successful fine jewelry brands in the industry, has a loyal following in her hometown of Lafayette, and her customers will gather at kiki Thursday and Friday, April 12 and 13. “We always serve champagne, and for this special event, we’re planning a Friday the 13th surprise,” Frayard says.
But you’ll have to attend the event for details.
Read more about Courtney's stellar career here.
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