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 rsz_60s_0040Welcome back to our series of „JUVELAN meets…“ where we catch up with all our models in the past 5 years. Tonight we are saying hi to SIDONIE SMITH! Sidonie was in 2013, together with the musical stars Annemieke van Dam and Ana Milva Gomes, cover girl for our black & white jewellery collection „Heatwave“. A collection that is still very popular with us due to its classical designs and every woman should have at least one of its pieces in their jewellery box. And… last but not least… Sidonie, Annemieke and Ana had their very own, awesome version of Martha and the Vandellas‘ song Heatwave recorded and our videographer Liesbeth Vandamme made a music video out of it! Don’t miss it below!

Sidonie has a wonderful personality, always smiling and on top of all that, she is a multi talented and creative woman and musical artist. Let’s find out what has happened in Sidonie’s life since our photo shoot together and what favourite JUVELAN piece she is having. Have a wonderful 1st of Advent!

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What have you been up to since our photo shoot together with you?
Oh, wow! Lots and lots! Since our wonderful shoot I’ve had the privilege of appearing in the European tour of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Chiffon), JEKYLL & HYDE (Lucy), SWEENEY TODD (Johanna) and I had the awesome opportunity to reprise one of my favorite roles: Deloris van Cartier in SISTER ACT! In my offstage life, my husband and I founded a fashion line called: YOUR COSPLAY CLOSET and have had the joy of custom creating garments and costumes for customers the world over!

What are your strongest memories from the latest photo shoot we did with you?
One of my favorite impressions of that day is the image of our fantastic videographer, Liesbeth Vandamme balancing atop a huuuge ladder in order to get some of the beautiful music video shots. I also am extremely fond of the photo where Annemieke, Ana Milva and I are all waving to a passing car full of curious onlookers– a completely candid moment captured perfectly by photographer, Conny Wenk! 🙂

Do you have a favourite JUVELAN jewellery piece?
That’s a hard one! I often say that my favorite color is „black sparkly“, so the Ronette Shoulder Dusters are definitely a favorite of mine! They’ve accompanied me to many a premiere :). I also can’t go without mentioning the phenomenal black Swarovski shoulder piece the Juvelan designer, Johan hand crafted– absolutely stunning!

What are you looking forward to the most right now?
I had been looking forward so much to Thanksgiving recently! It’s my very favorite holiday because it reminds of home and togetherness and gratefulness for the many, many blessings we have in our lives. (Oh! And the food is pretty spectacular too!:))

What are you currently up to? / What’s on your life agenda? / Are we able to see you live on stage somewhere?
My husband, Christopher Ryan, and I have recently relocated from Los Angeles to Trier (on the southwest border of Germany, just a short distance from Luxembourg and France). We are settling in, preparing to open our European studio for YOUR COSPLAY CLOSET and rehearsing and performing some great shows! You can catch us live at Theater Trier this season in SWEENEY TODD, JEKYLL & HYDE, RENT, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and the newest show that I have the privilege of adding to my schedule this season is THE BODYGUARD in Cologne as a Walk In for the role Whitney Houston made famous! Looking forward to tackling these legendary songs and the beautiful love story!

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