Before Angelina Jolie became the face of St. John, there was Kelly Gray, the model/daughter of the American luxury brand’s founders.
I’m thrilled that Kelly handed down the modeling throne to Angelina, not because Angie has an impeccable jawline and flawless skin, but because it's given Kelly the time to work on her soon-to-be launched women’s wear collection and men’s jewelry line for Royal Underground, the contemporary men’s wear company she started with Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx. I know, it sounds like an unlikely pair considering St. John is more for ladies who lunch than rugged rock ‘n rollers. It's been reported, that that’s precisely what Gray intended: “It’s fairly different from my St. John life."
Thanks to Kelly and Nikki, come late summer, when their new line lands in stores, our wardrobes will be much more rockin’ and rollin' with pieces ranging from leather jackets, cashmere sweaters, T-shirts, jeans, dresses and skirts. Let the hard-edge splurging begin!